Aloha, Randolph families! Welcome to 2019! We hope that you had a wonderful Winter Break.
Be sure to have your children wear tropical/beachy clothing when we return to school on Monday, January 7. We’re going to chase away those winter blues with a very special luau-themed event that afternoon! Please be sure to check backpacks that afternoon to see our Goochland Reads book and the chapter reading schedule.
This week 2nd grade will kick things off with the Young Scientists group on Monday. That afternoon all three elementary schools will have a 2:30 assembly to reveal the Goochland Reads book. Bus drivers, custodians, cafeteria workers, and central office staff will all get a copy as well. Please read the book with your child each evening, and if you visit the school be sure to engage in some literary conversations! On Tuesday night there is a School Board meeting at 7pm. On Wednesday we will cheer on Jackson, Ty and Jayce at the county Spelling Bee at 6:30 pm at the GHS auditorium.
Looking into next week – reports cards will come home on Monday, January 14th. I have been asked to share that on Wednesday, January 16th at 6pm Tammy Burns, a Family Support Specialist at the Parent Education Advocacy Training Center (PEATC), will be hosting a workshop for parents of students with disabilities. It will be held in the Goochland High School Learning Commons. Topics will include options for parents of students with disabilities who are approaching the “age of majority” as well as information related to setting up special needs trusts, guardianship, power of attorney, and much more! Please see this flyer for more details and RSVP through this link if you plan to attend! Lastly, please mark your calendar for our next PTA meeting, Thursday, January 17th. 3rd Grade will present their Journey Back to the Ancient World, the sequel to last year’s movie, where students return to the ancient civilizations of China, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Mali to learn about their relationships to the modern world. After the presentation, we are also going to get the blood pumping with a little wellness activity. So we’d love families from all grade levels join us in their work out gear to burn off some holiday cookie calories.