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Nov 15

Veteran’s Day Program

Thank you to all who could join us this morning for our Veteran’s Day program. Second graders did an amazing job performing! We were also excited to have Veterans join us and share with us how they served our country. Thank you Veterans!

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Nov 09

Canned Food Drive

We are currently collecting canned goods for the Henrico County Christmas Mother. We will be accepting items until November 20th. Thank you for your kind donation!

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Nov 03

Gator Rally!

We had so much to celebrate during our first gator rally of the year! We raised over $11,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, celebrated our wonderful parent volunteers, amazing teachers and awesome students! A great time was had by all!

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Nov 02

VIDEO: Today’s Classroom

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HCPS TV stopped by Mrs Swartz art room for a lesson on creating depth in pictures by adding highlights and shadows. Click here to watch the video.

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Oct 29

November Dates to Know

Friday November 2-SCA Meeting-10AM, Gator Rally-1PM

Sunday November 4-Daylight Savings Time ends, fall back one hour!

Monday November 5-End of 1st Nine Weeks

Tuesday November 6-No School for Students, Parent Conferences 8:30-11:15

Wednesday November 7- PTA Spirit Night at Chipotle- 4:30-8:30

Thursday November 8-Parent Conferences-3-6:15

Monday November 12-Last PTA After School Enrichment

Tuesday November 13-PTA Meeting @ 7PM-2nd Grade performs

Thursday November 15-Veteren’s Day Program 9AM-Please wear red, white and blue!

Saturday November 17-PTA sponsored Gayton Gobbler Run

Tuesday November 20-Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast, Report Cards go home

Wednesday November 21-23-Thanksgiving Holidays, schools closed

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Oct 19

Pennies for Patients

We are currently participating in the Pennies for Patients campaign which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Please send donations with your child in their collection box or donate online. Thank you for your support!

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Oct 09

Walk to School Day!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Walk to School Day!

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Oct 09

Gayton’s 30th Anniversary and Family Picnic

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Thursday for our family picnic and celebration of Gayton’s 30th Birthday! A great time was had by all!


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Oct 01

Know an amazing principal? Nominate him or her for a 2018-19 REB leadership award

Henrico, Va. Oct. 1, 2018 – The REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership provide a tangible, public way to recognize an outstanding principal at a Henrico County school. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive an unrestricted $7,500 cash grant, and $7,500 to be used for school initiatives. Eligible are principals from public schools in Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and the city of Richmond. Nominees should have served in their current positions for at least three years.

To find out more and download a nomination form, go to Educational-Leadership.

Who: The Community Foundation invites nominations from students, parents, colleagues, school personnel and administrators and the community at large. Nominations should take the form of a completed nomination form, downloaded from the foundation’s website, a one- to two-page typeset letter describing the nominee’s distinguished educational leadership. It can be accompanied by up to three one-page letters of support. Principals may not nominate themselves.

When: Nominations must be mailed or hand-delivered, and must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 8. Emailed or faxed nominations are not accepted.

Where: Please mail nominations to:

REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership

The Community Foundation

Attn: Stacey Keeley, Donor Engagement Officer

Boulders View Drive, Suite 110

Richmond, Va. 23225

For questions regarding nominations, please contact Tracie Weston, director of HCPS’ Department of Professional Learning and Leadership, at 804-652-3840. More information is also available at

Award recipients will be announced in March 2019.

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Sep 25

October Dates to Know

Monday October 1st-PTA Reflections projects due. Theme “Heroes Around Me”

Thursday October 4th- Gifted Informational Meeting-9:30AM, RESCHEDULED FAMILY PICNIC 5-7PM

Monday October 8th-Student Holiday

Wednesday October 10th-National Walk to School Day

Monday October 15th-PTA Enrichment Begins

Tuesday October 16th-Picture Day! PTA Meeting at 7PM-Reflections program

Friday October 26th-Football Game and Trunk or Treat night at Godwin High School

Wednesday October 31st-SCA Sponsored Book Character Day

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