Spring Into Wellness on April 29

Families are invited to a mental health resource fair organized by Chesterfield County Public Schools. Spring Into Wellness will take place 4:30-7:30 p.m. April 29 at CTC@Hull (13900 Hull Street Road). Registration is required for this free event. In addition to more than 30 wellness vendors, speakers will cover these topics: Motivation and goal setting for tweens and teens; Understanding your child’s nature for happier parenting; and College prep and student wellness. Register at https://bit.ly/48EpdGM.
about 16 hours ago, Chesterfield County Public Schools
World Language Camp

World Language Camp features daily rotations through four languages and cultures: French, Spanish, German and Latin. Students who will be in grades 2-5 in 2024-25 will enjoy memorable and meaningful activities. Camp runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and the cost is $115 for each one-week session. Sign up now using this form. This camp and other Chesterfield County Public Schools camps are part of the summer programs webpage.
  • June 24-27 at Old Hundred Elementary
  • July 8-11 at Beulah Elementary
23 days ago, Chesterfield County Public Schools
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Camps for grades 5-8

Chesterfield County Public Schools offers two summer camps for students who will be in grades 5-8 in 2024-25:

Camp EPIC (Exploring Pathways in Careers) is packed with exciting, hands-on career experiences 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 10-13 (Monday through Thursday) at two sites. The cost is $150. Sign up using this form for one of these sessions:
  • CTC@Courthouse: CyberWatch, Dental Discoveries, Energy Explorers, Farm to Table, Just Desserts, Motor Sport Legends, Next Level Chef, Pet Pals or Robot Wranglers
  • CTC@Hull: Animation Nation, Beauty Stars, Just Desserts, Next Level Chef, Pet Pals, Rescue 911!, Robot Wranglers, Top Model or True Detective
Team SKILLS is a basketball camp where students improve basketball skills, develop teamwork and learn important life lessons 8 a.m.-noon Monday through Thursday in the Midlothian Middle gym. The cost is $75 for each one-week session. Sign up now using this form.
  • June 24-28
  • July 1-3 (Camp is closed July 4.)
  • July 8-11
  • July 15-18
29 days ago, Chesterfield County Public Schools
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A young boy working on the brakes of a car
Summer is for camps!

Summer camps offer a chance to explore new areas, and registration is open now! Chesterfield County Public Schools is offering four different camps in 2024, and they are expected to fill up fast. Get the details and register here for Camp EPIC, Cultural Arts Camp, Team SKILLS and World Language Camp.
about 1 month ago, Chesterfield County Public Schools
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Three students playing a game with red plastic cups
A student drilling into wood while being supervised by a teacher
A group of boys dribbling a basketball ball
A virtual Coffee & Conversation discussion will focus on intellectual disabilities. The Family and Community Engagement Office of Chesterfield County Public Schools will host the free webinar 1-2 p.m. Feb. 28, and a representative of Chesterfield Mental Health will be the featured speaker. Click here to register and to see upcoming Coffee & Conversation topics.
about 2 months ago, Beth Celuck
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Chesterfield Virtual School is open for Chesterfield County students in grades K-8. As Virginia’s first virtual school, the Chesterfield Virtual School provides the opportunity to learn with teachers from across the country and students from all over Chesterfield County. The Chesterfield Virtual School works for students who are self-sufficient and self-driven. School days begin at 7:45 a.m. with morning meetings. Before students are dismissed for the day at 2:15 p.m., teachers cover all core academic subjects. After-school clubs offer additional connections for students. The Chesterfield Virtual School also offers gifted instruction, honors classes, special education and ESL.
2 months ago, Brian Bolanos
Parents can create list of books their student cannot check out

Chesterfield County Public Schools continues to be at the forefront of ensuring that parents and guardians have transparency about school library books.

The district recently added a feature to the online catalog for school libraries that offers another avenue for families to be involved in what their children read. Starting now, parents can create a list of books that their student will not be allowed to check out. (This new feature is in addition to existing opportunities for parents that provide online access to their student’s school library accounts and the ability to opt in to receive an email when their student checks out a book.)

Follow these steps to take advantage of this new method of overseeing what your child can check out from the school library:
  • Look up your public access catalog login ID by going to ParentVUE using a web browser on a computer or mobile device (not using the mobile app). In ParentVUE, go to My Account to find Adult ID#. (Contact your school if you need help accessing your ParentVUE account.) Your public access catalog login ID is your ParentVUE adult ID number with G added to the front. For example, if your ParentVUE adult ID number is 123456, then G123456 is your public access catalog ID.
  • Select your child’s campus on the school system’s library catalog page.
  • Click My Account on the left side of the screen.
  • You will be prompted for a library card number and PIN. Your library card number is your ParentVUE ID number with G added to the front. Your PIN is the last four digits of your ParentVUE ID number.
  • Add books you do not want your student to be able to check out to a prohibited resource list. This document provides details about how to build a prohibited resource list for your student.
2 months ago, Brian Bolanos
Tomorrow is our Gordon SPED Monthly Chat. The Topic is: The Referral Process and Evaluations for 504 Plans and Individualized Education Plans. If you are interested, please join us 9:45-10:15 via google meet meet.google.com/gjh-ssfb-wue
2 months ago, Natalie Bare
Unfortunately Chick-fil-A needs to reschedule our spirit night tonight. We'll share a new date once we have one. Thanks for your understanding. Thank you,PTA
3 months ago, Natalie Bare
Gordon Elementary is sweet on pickleball

Gordon Elementary students swing into the week with lively games of pickleball on Mondays. The nation's fastest growing sport is a fun way to exercise and build community, says PE teacher Anthony Johns.
3 months ago, Brian Bolanos
Chesterfield County Public Schools families with students in grades K-6 are invited to a free performance of “Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World.” The Virginia Opera will present two performances that tell the real-life story of a young girl living in Mexico City and her friendship with famed artist Frida Kahlo, who paints her portrait. Families invited to free “Frida Kahlo” opera

Families can use this form to reserve free seats for
  • 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 performance at Meadowbrook High
  • 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 performance at Elizabeth Davis Middle
Questions? Call 804-639-8632.
3 months ago, Beth Celuck
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ADHD is topic of Feb. 7 Coffee & Conversation

A virtual Coffee & Conversation discussion will focus on ADHD. The CCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement will host the free webinar 1-2 p.m. Feb. 7, and Melissa Ackley of Chesterfield Mental Health Prevention Services will be the featured speaker. Click here to register and to see upcoming Coffee & Conversation topics.
3 months ago, Beth Celuck
Hi Patriot Parents, As you have seen, we are on a 2-hour delay tomorrow (Wednesday, January 17th). Gordon doors will open at 11:10. We have moved our 5th grade SOL rescheduled for tomorrow, to next Thursday, January 25th. We have also cancelled our counselor coffee chat that was rescheduled for tomorrow morning. Instead we will record the presentation and send it out to you all. As a reminder, there is a virtual PTA meeting tomorrow night at 7 p.m. The link is on the Gordon calendar. As a reminder, breakfast will not be served and our lunch and resource schedule will be adjusted. We ask that parents do not attend lunch as times have shifted. Thank you for your continued support, stay safe! Natalie S. Bare, Principal
3 months ago, Natalie Bare
Hi Patriot Parents, As you have seen, we are on a 2-hour delay today, Gordon doors will open at 11:10. Breakfast will not be served and our lunch and resource schedule will be adjusted. We ask that parents do not attend lunch today as times have shifted. In addition, we have moved our 5th grade SOL scheduled for today to tomorrow, Wednesday 1/17. Thank you for your continued support. Natalie S. Bare, Principal
3 months ago, Natalie Bare
Hi Patriot Parents, As you have seen, we are on a 2-hour delay tomorrow morning. Gordon doors will open at 11:10. Breakfast will not be served and our lunch and resource schedule will be adjusted. We ask that parents do not attend lunch again tomorrow as times have shifted. In addition, we have rescheduled our counselor coffee chat to the following Wednesday, January 17th. Thank you for your continued support. Natalie S. Bare, Principal
3 months ago, Natalie Bare
Good Morning Patriot Parents, As you have heard, we will have a 2-hour early release today, students will be dismissed at 1:55. Since our lunch and resource schedule are changing, we are asking that no one visits for eating lunch with their child today. We will also reschedule our lock down drill originally schedule for today. Thank you for your understanding and support. Stay safe! Natalie S. Bare, Principal
3 months ago, Natalie Bare
School connections - Just before the start of winter break, Gordon Elementary students enjoyed a holiday concert presented by Monacan High students.
3 months ago, Brian Bolanos
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Students walking in the school cafeteria
High school students performing on stage
High school students singing on stage
A group of high school students singing in the school auditorium
Marching toward winter break - Superintendent Merv Daugherty’s winter break video may be the best thing you see today. Huge shoutout to Clover Hill High’s Marching Cavaliers and band director Brianna Gatch!
  • Winter break for students and teachers will begin Dec. 22 and continue through Jan. 5.
  • School offices and school system buildings will remain open to the public Dec. 22, Dec. 27-29 and Jan. 2-5.
4 months ago, Brian Bolanos
The Clover Hill High's Marching Cavaliers pose for a photo in front of the school
Special education information for parents
  • Survey due Dec. 15: Parents of school-age children and youth with disabilities who receive special education services are asked to complete the Virginia Department of Education annual parent involvement survey. The survey is open through Dec. 15. Please complete one survey for each of your children who received special education services in the 2022-23 school year. If you have questions, please email Chiquita Seaborne or call 804-225-3898.
  • Updated guide to special education: Available now from the Virginia Department of Education is the Virginia Family's Guide to Special Education. The department developed this new guide to help those involved in special education, whether as families, teachers, school administrators, advocates or students. Meeting the needs of children with disabilities requires an understanding of rights and responsibilities, which include the child’s rights and the school’s responsibilities to meet their needs. This guide includes a description of the special education process and what is required during each step of that process. The guide is currently available in English; translations will soon be available in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, Urdu and Vietnamese.
  • Website: Lots of helpful information is available on the special education for families webpage of the Virginia Department of Education.
4 months ago, Brian Bolanos