The kids (and staff) had a blast dressing up last week! My best day was wacky tacky day. Although many may argue that was my worst looking day. I think my favorite day was when students dress to be a century old. We had a lot of walkers and canes helping them around the building. What a blast! We enjoyed hosting all the readers too. Thank you Mrs. Vaughan!
Monday is a Day 2 for Encore. Those sending pie donations for the Reading Olympics pie day celebration on Wednesday, here’s the link reminding you of which one you are sending. The older kids Garden Club meets Wednesday after school. 3rd Grade heads to the Black History Museum on Thursday. And then a big reminder that next week, Monday, March 16th is a student holiday! No school on Monday, March 16th.
Some other announcements:
- Randolph graduate JT Mason has selected our school as his Eagle Rank project. He will be organizing and leading the charge on creating some 3rd grade outdoor learning spaces. He needs our help to raise the funds. Please consider donating using this link. Once all the fund are raised he will get started building four picnic tables and leveling out and mulching two large areas near the 3rd grade classrooms. The money will filter through our PTA.
- Congratulations to 1st grade student Rosemary Willis from winning a Dominion Energy art contest that had a theme about Diversity. Her prize was a $1000 donation to her favorite charity. She chose the Randolph Art Program! Thank you Rosemary!
- Flyers about the Flying Squirrels Baseball game may have come home before the actual bookmarks. Also some teachers choose to keep those bookmarks at school to get everything check off. They will be in touch with you if that is the case. If you do get it at home make sure to check of when you read eight books, fill out all the information on the back of the bookmark, and send it in to your teacher.
- This month is Arts Education and Music in Our Schools Month! Make sure you have March 20th on your calendar as all schools will be showcasing our students’ fine arts talent at the high school. Here is a flyer about it!
- I’ll start with an event that is farther out, but that needs some attention now. On Friday, April 24th we will have our annual PTA spring fundraiser & family fun event. It’s got a new name this year – Family Night & Camp Expo 2020. Here is a link with more information. We will be selling spots to various camps from the area so that parents can get more info, see demonstrations, and sign children up for summer camp. We will also be selling spots for local vendors to come in and set up tables and sell their wares. Also any student in the Goochland area who makes/sells things can do so for FREE, but they still need to sign up so we know how many vendors we have and can place them. We will have popular items from the past like the Balloon Buyout, Raffle for Lottery Tickets, Face Painting and we will have multiple Food Truck vendors for food options. Instead of class basket silent auction each class will be painting/decorating a chair that will be part of a silent auction. The book fair will also be in full swing. The now part of this message is to put it on your calendar and to share the link with camps and vendors that can attend the event!
Have a great week!
Dan Gardner, RES Principal