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Chesterfield County Public Schools

Friday Update – Nov. 18, 2022

New this week #

Thanksgiving break is Nov. 23-25 #

  • All Chesterfield schools and school offices will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 23-25.
  • Winter break for students at all Chesterfield County schools will be Dec. 19-Jan. 2; the first day back will be Jan. 3.

Tech It Out on Nov. 29 #

Are you ready to Tech It Out? Join Techy Becky, Moseley Elementary instructional designer, and Cat Tompkins, Family and Community Engagement specialist, in virtual conversations about technology and children (birth-11 years). Sign up here for the 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 conversation about finding balance with media and tech use at home:

Middle Ages on Nov. 30 #

Welcome to the Middle Ages, a resource for middle school parents and caregivers. This free webinar series is a guide through the middle school years, which can be exciting and challenging. The 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 session is called “Grade Expectations” and covers navigating specialty centers and preparing for high school. Get details and register for all of the Middle Ages sessions that interest you at

Coffee + Conversation on Nov. 30 #

Parents and caregivers are invited for Coffee + Conversation, free virtual sessions offering helpful information. The 1-2 p.m. Nov. 30 gathering will focus on ADHD. Register for the topics that most interest you at Coffee + Conversation is hosted by #oneCCPS Family and Community Engagement Office and Chesterfield County Prevention Services.

R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence #

We are still celebrating our eight outstanding educators who won R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence!

See our elementary school winners at Old Hundred Elementary, Gates Elementary and Chesterfield Virtual School receive their awards:

Keep watching to see our middle and high school winners at Providence Middle, Bird High, Cosby High, Monacan High and Manchester High.

Career ready + game ready #

Agriculture classes specializing in sports turf and landscaping make sure Thomas Dale High athletic fields are game ready.

Transparent Language and KidSpeak #

Learn and practice a new language with Transparent Language through the Chesterfield County Public Library. Choose from 120 languages, including Spanish, Chinese and American Sign Language. Develop your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Transparent Language also offers KidSpeak, which uses fun characters to teach the basics of a new language through activities and songs. KidSpeak is available for students learning Spanish, Chinese and more. Learn on the go! Download the free Transparent Language mobile app on your phone or tablet. Visit and select Online Learning to get started today. A library card is not required to access Transparent Language. 

Nov. 7 School Board meeting recap #

Here’s a recap of the School Board’s Nov. 7 meeting. For more information about the Chesterfield County School Board, visit

In case you missed it... #

Enjoy cookies with Santa #

Don’t keep Santa waiting! The jolly old elf will be available 4-6 p.m. Dec. 3 at 13900 Hull Street Road for photos and a ho-ho-ho lot more family fun. Admission is $15 per person (children 1 and younger are free). Check out the flyer, then get your tickets at Proceeds will support baking classes at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center.

Winter art contest for grades K-12 #

  • Chesterfield County Public Schools students in grades K-12 are invited to enter a winter art contest sponsored by Sands Anderson and the Chesterfield Education Foundation:

    • Students may submit one winter-themed artwork to their art teacher in any media of their choice, along with a signed permission form.
    • Nov. 21 is the deadline.
    • One elementary winner, one middle school winner and one high school winner will be selected; each will receive a certificate and a gift basket of art supplies. 
    • The artwork of one grand prize winner will be featured on the 2022 Sands Anderson winter greeting card.

It’s easy to recognize teachers and school employees #

At the roots of a strong public school division are an exceptional faculty and staff and a committed base of community supporters. Here are two ways community members can acknowledge the work of teachers and school employees:

  • Game Changers: To recognize the game-changing work of Chesterfield County Public Schools employees, the school system recognizes Game Changers each month. Game Changers are those who step up to meet the needs of students; offer support and access to resources that assist their colleagues; provide an extra layer of support for families outside of the classroom; and who generally make a positive and sometimes life-changing difference in the lives of students, families and their colleagues. To recognize a Team Chesterfield Game Changer, complete this nomination form:
  • Someone You Should Know: Someone You Should Know is a video series designed to share stories about interesting people working in Chesterfield County Public Schools. You can see the videos on the #oneCCPS YouTube channel ( Nominate teachers and staff members by filling out the super-simple form at

Report fraud, waste and abuse using anonymous hotline #

Organizations worldwide lose an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues to fraud, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. In honor of International Fraud Awareness Week (Nov. 13-19), Internal Audit is bringing awareness to its fraud, waste and abuse hotline (804-318-8000). 

Chesterfield County residents and employees are encouraged to report wrongdoing involving fraud, waste and abuse of Chesterfield government and school assets or resources. Examples of violations include:

  • Falsification of records
  • Serious abuse or excessive use of time
  • Theft of funds

The hotline (804-318-8000) can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and callers can remain anonymous as caller ID and call-back features have been disabled to maintain confidentiality. Visit the reporting fraud, waste and abuse website for more information.

Aviation art contest #

The Virginia Department of Aviation invites students ages 6-17 to compete in the 2023 International Aviation Art Contest. Artwork must be postmarked by Jan. 10, 2023.

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