Chimborazo Elementary School

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    Hello Chimborazo families,

    My name is Mr. Peck, and I am currently serving my fifth year as principal at Chimborazo Elementary after serving as assistant principal for 3 years at Mary Williams Elementary in Prince William County. During my tenure as administrator, both schools have provided me with an opportunity to see leadership from multiple lenses and have enabled me to serve students and stakeholders of varying needs. Having worked in schools and school districts that are embedded in economically and culturally diverse communities, I have a greater understanding of the complexities and nuances that can help a school thrive or can inhibit progress. During my time as an administrator, my beliefs and knowledge base has evolved to understand that as an instructional leader, I must be competent and be an individual that others strive to emulate. I must be innovative and ensure that teachers are equipped with the pedagogy and research based strategies to meet the needs of 21st century learners. Given we are now teaching and learning virtually, these skills are even more prevalent than ever before. I am courageous and not afraid to take reasonable risks for the betterment of the students and staff I serve. I value communication and the importance of community involvement. I ensure I listen to the needs of the faculty and staff because teachers are the conduit through which many students are reached. As an effective administrator, I maintain a clear understanding of the people that work for me; develop their strengths, and work to solidify their weaknesses. I am able to make swift decisions when necessary and base them not only on research but on what is best for the holistic needs of our school and stakeholders. I am mindful of the impact I have in preparing students for a world that relies heavily on technology and in equipping students with the tools to be able to implement technology in their lives. Although leadership is vague and often situational, Peter Drucker once wrote that leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, and the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. I am mindful of these attributes in my own leadership journey.

    Prior to becoming an assistant principal, I taught for six years in Chesterfield County Schools, and spent six years in the United States Navy working on one of the world's most sophisticated radar systems. I was honorably discharged from the military in 2004 and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corp Achievement medal. Additionally, I was named my command's Junior Sailor of the Year. I am blessed and thankful to be able to transfer my industrious work ethic and desire to Chimborazo where my breadth of influence directly impacts the students and teachers I work for.

    I have always worked arduously on my goals and ambitions. I am intrinsically motivated and enjoy challenges. I value the ability to influence belief systems and learn from those that do not have the same belief system I embody. In my professional and academic endeavors, I will continue to increase my breadth of knowledge and take advantage of opportunities to expand my leadership skills for the betterment of all of our students, staff, and families at Chimborazo. Author and Naval Academy graduate, Dennis Waitley once wrote, “The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.”  I will continually set the bar high for myself and our students and will work to meet the goals I have set for myself and for our children. We are four houses but one family and collectively we can aspire to amazing thing!

    Respectfully,

    David T. Peck

     

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Announcements

  • Picture Day: Picture day is Thursday, May 6th from 2 to 6pm in the school gym. Please click this link to select a slot if you are interested in school pictures for your child.

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  • New Lit Limo Schedule! Daylight savings time has given us more light in the evenings to hand out books.  Click here for the new schedule.  Come on out and get books! a schedule of stops for the lit limo

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  • Kindergarten Website is Live! Click here to check it out!

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  • Welcome Ms. Gross! We have a new Assistant Principal here at Chimborazo. Click here to learn more about her.

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  • We are constantly sharing the wonderful "happenings" and events at Chimborazo!

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District Announcements

  • RPS Virtual Elementary Teacher Recruitment Fair - Please join us Saturday, May 15th at 9:00am for our Virtual Elementary Teacher Recruitment Fair! During this time you will get the inside scoop on: - Recruitment Needs - Benefits - Licensure - School Culture AND SO MUCH MORE right from the RPS Staff! Register HERE!

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  • RPS Staff Reopening Conversations - We are excited to host a series of Staff Conversations to allow RPS staff to hear about fall reopening details and ask questions! These conversations are optional, you can also learn more about our reopening plans here

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  • #ReopenWithLove2.0 - RPS is excited to offer students the choice of in-person or virtual learning for the upcoming fall school year. Students choosing virtual instruction must complete the Virtual Enrollment Form (Formulario de intención de instrucción virtual) by June 1, 2021. Students choosing in-person do not need to do anything. Click here to learn more about reopening plans and your options.

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  • RPS 2021 Summer Programs - RPS is offering a variety of free summer programs for RPS students in Preschool through 12th grade. Click here to learn more and register.

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  • Vaccine Opportunity for RPS Families & Staff - On Wednesdays, you can walk up to George Wythe High School (4314 Crutchfield Street) from 11am-4pm and get the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. All walk-up events at George Wythe will offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is authorized for individuals age 18 and older. Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • Student & Family Community Conversations - We, as many of our families, are eager to open our doors to our students and staff this Fall! In preparation, check out the virtual, in-person, and community events we will be hosting throughout the Spring and Summer to ensure our communities are prepared, informed, and excited to #ReopenWithLove2.0!

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  • RPS Reopening Dashboard - Click here to download the latest update of the RPS Reopening Dashboard.

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  • Wellness Opportunities for RPS Staff - Don’t miss "Mindful Mondays" and "Be Well Wednesdays" with our partners at SCAN and BareSOUL! Check your RPS email account for previously sent registration links.

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  • #ReopenWithLove - For the latest information and resources for families, visit the #ReopenWithLove section of our website. It includes the most current information about meal distribution and other critical information.

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  • Family Support Helpline - Questions about reopening? Call the RPS Family Support Helpline at (804) 780-6195 and learn more about other resources available to families.

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  • Support RPS - There are many ways to support RPS and #ServeWithLove! Please consider volunteering, donating, or partnering with us, and for new and existing partners, don't forget to add your organization to our new searchable partnership database!

     
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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - May 14, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! Tonight's updates: RPS in the News! – Many thanks to Ronald Carrington of the Richmond Free Press for shining a spotlight on our amazing teacher of the year, Ashley Bland, and for featuring the work of our Engagement Office! More Facilities Updates – Not only are we making health and safety upgrades throughout our schools, but we're also working to ensure that our students return to beautiful spaces that are conducive to learning. Check out this gorgeous mural at Blackwell Preschool created by local artist and frequent RPS collaborator Hamilton Glass.

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  • RPS Direct Update - May 13 (PM), 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Eid Mubarak to all who celebrate Eid al-Fitr! Wishing you much happiness and prosperity! Tonight's updates: RPS Live! Recap – A huge thank you to Alana Gonzalez, Mary Gresham, Irvin Jackson, and Shawn Mooreer from our Operations Office for enthusiastically explaining all the health and safety investments we're making in our buildings for next year! If you missed the discussion, you can watch it here. Vision Screenings – Conexus for Children’s Vision is providing free vision screenings for kindergarten, 2nd, 5th, 7th, and 10th grade students tomorrow, May 14, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, at Huguenot High School. If you have an RPS student who is not in one of these grades, please contact your school nurse for more information.Dear #RPSStrong Family, Eid Mubarak to all who celebrate Eid al-Fitr! Wishing you much happiness and prosperity! Tonight's updates: RPS Live! Recap – A huge thank you to Alana Gonzalez, Mary Gresham, Irvin Jackson, and Shawn Mooreer from our Operations Office for enthusiastically explaining all the health and safety investments we're making in our buildings for next year! If you missed the discussion, you can watch it here. Vision Screenings – Conexus for Children’s Vision is providing free vision screenings for kindergarten, 2nd, 5th, 7th, and 10th grade students tomorrow, May 14, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, at Huguenot High School. If you have an RPS student who is not in one of these grades, please contact your school nurse for more information.

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