Good Evening Randolph Families!
- First, we’d like to offer our congratulations to Ayden Brown, 4th grade student, for winning first place in the 2019 “Love My Goochland Pet” Essay Contest. He wrote an essay entitled “What Might Be Done in Goochland to Make Life for You and Your Pets Even Better.” He’ll be honored at an upcoming ceremony where I hear he’s already decided he wants to turn some of his winnings right back over to those that help our Goochland animals. Well done Ayden!
- I missed one other congratulations in last week’s message. While on spring break two Destination Imaginations teams participated in the state competition. One of the teams, named The Mints, took first place in the instant challenge and fourth place overall. Well done to both teams! And thank you coaches Laurel Stratiou, Katherine Shelton, Janell Kauffman, and Laura Patrick!
- 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students received Family Life Permission Forms last week. Please be sure to send those to Randolph indicating yes or no. Those sessions will be held during Encore on Thursday.
- Please make sure you marked your calendar for Friday, April 26th. That’s our PTA Family Night which includes an auction, book fair, bouncy houses, games, face painting, and food trucks! We have several slots still needing assistance. The Football Toss, Ping Pong Game and Pop A Shot games need someone staffing them to remain open. There are also lots of faceprinting spots open. We’ll take the help of older siblings – please!
- Andy Armstrong, Assistant Superintendent of Business Operations, sent out a Climate Survey Link to all of our Goochland Schools Families. This is a great way to praise what’s going well and give feedback on what we can improve. Please take the time to share your thoughts. I’m always proud that Randolph is one of the most responsive groups, so thanks in advance!
- Lots of you have started ordering yearbooks. Here’s the link for you again. If you purchase it online you get four free customizable pages to capture your child specific Randolph memories. Orders and online customization is due by Wednesday, May 1st, 2019.
- Through a partnership with the Goochland Sheriff’s Office and the Rural Substance Abuse Awareness Coalition, Goochland Schools is hosting a a Hidden in Plain Sight event at Goochland High School on 5/8/19 at 6:00 p.m. Learn about the signs of teen drug and alcohol use and find out how to talk to your kids about the dangers. This is an event that is specifically designed for parents or guardians. No children please. Dinner will be provided and we will be giving out door prizes! Here is a flyer about the event.
- And lastly, a reminder that Coach Preston Gordon is inviting boys ages 8-15 to sign up for summer Basketball Camp. Here is a flyer once again.
Let’s take a look at the calendar:
- On Tuesday both the 4th grade and Kindergarten teams go on field trips related to their Journey Projects. 2nd grade has the learn to swim program. So make sure to pack swim stuff and a change of clothing for afterwards.
- On Wednesday 2nd grade has swim again. It’s not the usual Thursday, so make sure to get things dry for the next day!
- On Thursday 2nd grade will enjoy Young Scientists, a PTA and parent sponsored hands-on opportunity. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will have Family Life during Encore. This state curriculum is taught by Ms. Hanna and Nurse Molly. Then on Thursday evening is the big night at the baseball diamond. Hopefully, those of you that wanted to go got tickets to the game! The reading parade starts on the field at 5:45. Game starts at 6:35pm. There are fireworks! I’m not sure how crowded it will be so I will make an RES sign and settle some place in the general admissions seats.
- On Friday we have the 5th Grade Pouring Hope coffee shop from 8-8:30. Stop on through for some brew! That morning several students will participate in the Science Fair and Invention Convention. And then we do have an early dismissal day. Please note that it is at 1pm, not 1:10pm. So that means that car rider doors open at 1pm (not 1:10pm) and all buses will be 2 hours and 10 minutes earlier than usual. And it may be safer to say get there 2 hours and 20 minutes early in case we get ahead of schedule due to emptier buses.
- Please note there is no school for students on Monday, April 22nd.