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Wed Apr 9 (6 pm)

The fifth grade strings will perform at 6 p.m. followed by the fourth grade’s presentation of Music Matters by Teresa Jennings. It will be a wonderful night of celebrating music!

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Virginia Beach City Public Schools will add 15 minutes to the school day Feb. 12 – May 4 to make up the remaining four instructional days lost due to snow this month. The time will be added at the end of the day at elementary and high schools. Middle schools will start five minutes early and end 10 minutes late as part of the adjusted makeup schedule. Families will receive additional communication from each middle school prior to Feb. 12 with specific details.
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Kindergarten Families – The school division announced our snow make-up plan that includes adding time to the school day from February 12 through May 4.
As a result, morning kindergarten classes will being at 8:10 a.m. and end at 11:27 a.m. Afternoon kindergarten classes will begin at 11:37 a.m. and end at 2:55 p.m. Bus transportation will be adjusted accordingly.

Monday, January 29: School is open! Make-up Snow Day!

  • Author's Nook (Cottage 8) 2:45-4:05 p.m.
  • PTA Art Class (Grades 3-5) 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 30:

  • Yearbook Club Picture Day! (Café) starting at 8:30 a.m.
  • PTA Art Class (K-2) 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • SCA Meeting (All) 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. (Café)

Wednesday, January 31:

  • Math SOL Tutoring 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Art Club
  • TIDES Reading Logs due today!
  • JBD SPIRIT NIGHT! Y-NOT Pizza- dine in, carry-out or delivery

Thursday, February 1:

  • Application Deadline 4:00 p.m. for all Old Donation School Programs
  • NEHS Meeting in Room 33- until 4:00 p.m.
  • Reading SOL Tutoring 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Book Swap (K-2)

Friday, February 2:

  • Book Swap (Grades 3-5)

Flu season is here. This year’s flu is getting a lot of media attention.
Please keep your children home if they having any flu like symptoms.
SYMPTOMS include; high fever, stomach ache, vomiting, headache, tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches, and gastrointestinal issues. The flu is SPREAD usually person to person through coughing or sneezing, but can be spread by touching surfaces that are infected.

    • Get vaccinated
    • Avoid close contact with sick people
    • Stay home when you are sick: please keep your child home when the flu is suspected to prevent the spread within the classroom. If your student has a fever greater than 100 degrees and vomiting and or diarrhea keep them home. They can return to school 24 hours after the last vomit and or diarrhea episode and fever free with no fever reducing medication.
    • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing using the crook of your arm instead of your hands.
    • Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands!
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
    • Practice other good health habits: sleep, be active, manage stress, drink fluids, eat well.
  • Our custodial staff is doing a terrific job keeping the classrooms and bathrooms clean.

Let’s work together to keep students, family and staff healthy.
Michele Self R.N


Because of the changes in the VBPCS schedule to make up our snow days, there will be some changes to the After-school PTA , Art, Tennis and Spanish classes.

After-school Spanish:  All classes will be extended 15 minutes and dismiss at 4:15pm.  Please pick up your child at 4:15.  This will be effective the entirety of the after-school class schedule.

After-school tennis:  All classes will maintain a 4pm dismissal and pick up time BUT  the tennis clinics will be extended by one week.  So the final tennis classes will occur on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, April 16th, 17th & 18th.

After-school art: The final day of the Monday grades 3-5 art class will have a dismissal at 4:15.  This is the only art class that is affected by the upcoming school schedule change. 

Please email if there are any further questions or concerns. 

Thank you for your participation in our activities!

Melissa McCormack
PTA President



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