Chimborazo Elementary School

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    Hello Chimborazo families,

    First, I’d like to continue you to thank you in support of our virtual teaching and learning endeavors. You have been extremely supportive of our teachers, and I am thankful for this. I have seen continual progress across all grade levels, and your contributions are certainly a part of this progress. In grades K-3, we have been able to come significantly closer to completing PALS testing, and I appreciate your patience. Kindergarten will have one other small diagnostic during the middle of October, and grades 3-5 will complete Measures of Academic Progress Assessments which will scale how each student at Chimborazo compares to other students nationally in reading and math. This data is very useful as we work to support students in structuring small group instruction.

    This past month our PTA, led by new officers, conducted our first PTA meeting of the new school year. We discussed how to meet the students and teachers needs during this time, and considered events we can conduct in the coming months. I encourage you to attend and share any ideas with me or our PTA officers in the meantime to ensure we are enriching the academic experience for our students without compromising their safety or the safety of others. In this spirit, the University of Richmond's Women’s soccer team has reached out to me in respect to conducting monthly street soccer events, and although initially these will be asynchronous, our hope is to conduct monthly street soccer events that are structed outside that adhere to CDC guidelines and parameters outlined by our school board. When the end of the month approaches, I am also looking forward to Book Character Day on the 30th of October. Regardless as to whether you celebrate Halloween or not, I believe we can all agree that celebrating literacy and the characters we want our children to emulate is beneficial for our young scholars! Besides, dressing up is fun, and our kids love it!


    Lastly, I’d be remiss not to acknowledge the loss of our beloved Ms. Hendrick. She will and has had such a profound impact on so many of our lives and personifies the care, love, and selflessness that I strive for in my own life. There will be a sense of emptiness without her in the office and in our halls, but she will be commemorated, and a discussion with local artist, Mrs. Dinan, with administration has taken place to ensure there are lasting symbols of her contributions to remember her. Information has been shared on her viewing, which will take place this Sunday. In the meantime, I look forward to a great October as we continually reflect, refine, and show progress on multiple fronts. There are some large disparities between virtual and in person learning, however, that does not mean our high standards and expectations should waver for our students. We will continue to show resilience in the face of these challenges and the pride that being a Chimborazo Jaguar embodies.


    Mr. David T. Peck

    Principal- Chimborazo Elementary

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  • New November Lit Limo Schedule: THe Lit Limo is back!  Click here to see the new schedule. 

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  • New Master Schedule Starting 10/20: Click here to see the revised Master Schedule and here to see a breakdown of grade-level schedules.

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  • the side of the lit limo  The Lit Limo will be in the East End Monday! Every child who visits the Lit Limo will receive a book of their own, be able to participate in a read aloud, and sign up for a Richmond Public Library card.  Click here for schedules, maps and stops.

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

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  • Chimborazo 2020-2021 Virtual Master Schedule. Teachers are excited to #ReopenWithLove on Tuesday, September 8.  Click here to view this year's schedule.

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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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  • Chimborazo Academic Kits - Be sure to check out the 2020-2021 school supplies provided by the district!

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  • #ReopenWithLove Family Checklist. RPS has created a list of helpful resources for families to access the information they need to be ready for our new school year.  Click here to see the family checklist.

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  • Fall 2020 Virtual Reopening Plan.  RPS is excited to #ReopenWithLove.  Click here to stay current on all of the developments and resources.

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  • RPS Direct Update - December 2 (PM), 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Don't forget to tune in at 6 pm tonight on the RPS Facebook page for our Civic Voices Town Hall about retaining, developing, and recruiting male teachers of color. Please note that RPS Live! will return next Wednesday at 7 pm. Switching gears, we're looking for volunteers to help distribute Winter Break meal packs from Tuesday, December 15, through Thursday, December 17. If you can help, please sign up here. Thank you! Finally, in case you missed them, check out these two articles about our 2020 REB Winners and the Richmond Alternative School Turkey Giveaway. Thanks to Kenya Hunter from the RTD for covering these stories!

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  • RPS Direct Update - December 2, 2020

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share that one staff member and five students have tested positive for COVID-19: Huguenot High School – 2 students (not physically present this academic year) J.B. Fisher Elementary School – 1 staff member (last there on 11-20) J.H. Blackwell Elementary School – 1 student (not physically present this academic year) J.L. Francis Elementary School – 2 students (both were at a distribution event on 11-18) Please reach out to your primary care provider if you have any concerns, or contact the Richmond City Health District (RCHD) by calling their COVID-19 hotline: (804) 205-3501. Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. We will continue to work in close collaboration with RCHD to ensure the well-being of the entire RPS community.

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