Quote: “Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give.”-United Nations Declaration
A Letter to our Young Cougar Scholars
Dear Young Cougar Scholar,
I am writing this letter to you as your Principal or soon to be Principal. I want you to know that I consider myself as a Curator of your dreams and am working to provide a school environment that supports your development as an innovator and scholar. So I want you to know that at Cary Elementary we care about who you are and who you are becoming.
Young Cougar Scholar I want you to hold fast to your dreams. Please understand that big thinkers hear the word NO a lot. But also understand the world will only get better with your innovation, with your big idea. I encourage you to test your big ideas while you are in school. Know that as you matriculate through Cary ES, I will ask you every day, “What question did you ask?” Asking questions is one of the best ways to move closer to your big idea and your dreams.
Young Scholar I want you to know there will be tough times. Big thinkers often have to endure cheers and jeers. However, know that you have the right stuff to persevere and be successful. With disciple and focus you can and will bring your dreams to fruition.
Lastly, Young Cougar Scholar, I want you to think about your own thinking. These are two habits that will help you to fine tune your big idea or dream. One, keep a notepad near your bed. This is a great idea because ideas may come to you before you go to sleep and sometimes when you wake-up. Try it and let me know what you think. Idea number two, keep a journal. Writing in a journal serves as a great way to capture thoughts. Try this… After class or after a fun activity, write down your thoughts about what you just experienced. Oftentimes, there are great ideas or problems that need to be solved that will lead to your big innovation.
Cougar scholar-The world is waiting on you. Be the big thinker you are destined to be. Be the best Young Cougar Scholar. Live up to your full potential.
Have a great summer!!
Dean SingletonCongratulations to John B. Cary's ASHLEY BLANDRPS TEACHER OF THE YEAR!Why We Love John B Cary
RPS Lit Limo Schedule
The Lit Limo is a neighborhood book-mobile that gives free books to RPS students!
(Summer Dates will be released the week of 6/6/2021)
Important End of the Year Information
June 17 - June 24 will be reserved for end of year collection events. Students should turn in all the following RPS issued items: Chromebooks, laptops, hotspots (if applicable), tablets (if applicable), all device chargers, library books, and instruments (kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 5th only). Students and staff participating in summer school may keep their Chromebooks and hotspots throughout the duration of summer school. A collection event will be scheduled during the summer to collect their devices. Contact the school with any questions. See the flyer below for additional details.
RPS Summer Learning Olympics
In Person Summer School for RPS Students
Kindergarten - Fifth Grade Dates: Monday, July 12 - Friday, August 13, 2021
Monday - Thursdays are In Person
Friday is ALL VIRTUAL
Summer Virtual Tutoring
Free virtual tutoring will continue throughout the summer. See the attached flyer for more details.
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Follow our Eco-Campus by clicking on the website picture below! There you will find out everything you want to know about our Eco-Campus! Also, Great Activities for Teachers and Students!
Click here to access the ENCORE Website. You will find each ENCORE Teachers website, asynchronous lessons and our weekly schedule!
June Cougar Call
Armstong and Richmond Community Graduation Changes - Please be aware that the Armstrong High School graduation ceremony has been moved up 1 hour tomorrow (June 22) to 8:00am and the Richmond Community graduation has been moved to Wednesday (June 23) at 1:00pm. Click here for more information.
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.
Student of the Week
"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras
Correction* Another fabulous graduation is in the books – congratulations to the Armstrong HS Class of 2021! Many thanks to Principal Bell and his team for running a beautiful ceremony this morning (before the rain :). We'll be closing things out tomorrow with George Wythe, Franklin Military Academy*, Richmond Community, and Thomas Jefferson. See you there! Tonight's Updates: Lit Limo – Can you believe the Lit Limo connected with over 12,000 RPS students this year? Take note of the schedule below the shout-outs so we can keep everyone reading this summer! VUU Youth Entrepreneurship Summit – RPS 11th and 12th graders, Virginia Union University is holding an entrepreneurship summit on June 24-25 just for you! Check out the flyer below and sign up here.
Dear #RPSStrong Family, My apologies for coming to you later than usual tonight – we just wrapped up John Marshall's graduation ceremony at The Diamond! That was our third one of the day: this morning was Huguenot HS and this afternoon was Open HS. All three were all absolutely fantastic (see below for some pix of our valedictorians). Big shout out to Principal Gilstrap, Principal Carleton, Principal Murray, and our Chief Schools Officer, Harry Hughes, for planning and executing beautiful ceremonies! And, of course, congratulations to our amazing, pandemic-defying graduates.