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.

    Respectfully,

    Mr. David T. Peck

    Principal- Chimborazo Elementary

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Announcements

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

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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - February 26, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! Today was especially joyous for me, as I had the privilege of presiding over our first-ever Mid-Year Graduation for students from the 2020, 2019, and 2018 classes who have returned to earn their diplomas. These 25 young people have redefined what it means to persevere and we are immensely proud of them! The ceremony today is a result of more than a year's worth of work to find students who left RPS, re-engage them through new programs like Con Ganas (With Determination), and support them through every last obstacle. Please join me in thanking the RPS teachers, counselors, administrators, and support staff – along with the students' families! – for making today possible.

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  • RPS Direct Update - February 25, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, I'm thrilled to share that we have a new Chief Operating Officer joining RPS on March 1! Alana Gonzalez has spent her entire career helping government agencies work more efficiently and more equitably. She's coming to us from New York, where she served as Executive Director of Community Reconstruction and Infrastructure for the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery. In this role, she led over 300 recovery and resiliency projects for NY communities affected by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Hurricane Lee. Ms. Gonzalez also held various roles, including Chief of Staff to the General Manager, at the New York City Housing Authority, which provides affordable housing to more than 400,000 low- to moderate-income New Yorkers.

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