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

  • The RPS Fine Arts Festival is Live! Click here to see examples of all of the amazing arts and music Chimborazo students have created.

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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

  • Spring 2021 In-Person Testing Intent Form - Standards of Learning (SOL) Assessments are approaching and we want families to understand their options when it comes to testing. To review options and let us know of your intentions for the Spring SOL assessments, please visit www.rvaschools.net/sol and complete the survey by April 17, 2021.

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  • Calendar Reminders – Monday, April 5th, is the start of Spring Break, which goes through Friday, April 9th. All schools will be closed during this time. Classes will resume on Monday, April 12th.

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  • The 2021 Virtual Fine Arts Festival is Live! - Come celebrate the artistic expression of our students! Each year, RPS hosts a Fine Arts Festival to culminate Arts in Our Schools Month. This year is slightly different because it is being held virtually! Check out our student's work and join the conversation of the impact of art in our lives!

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

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  • RPS Staff First Dose COVID-19 Vaccination - Please complete this form if you are seeking an appointment for your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. We will contact you as soon as we have information about the next vaccination event.
     
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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 - April 2, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Spring Break! I hope you're able to take some time for yourself this week – to rest, reflect, and recharge. I'm going to practice what I'm preaching so there won't be any RPS Direct next week. Look for the next one when we return on Monday, April 12. Thanks for your understanding! RPS Senior in the News – Check out this amazing story about Harold Aquino, senior at George Wythe High School. Harold will graduate at the top of his class with a 5.0 GPA (!) and multiple Associate Degrees. He's been accepted to his dream school, VCU, among many others. If Harold decides to attend VCU, he'll enter as a...senior! Harold, we are so proud of you! Continental Societies Donation – Many thanks to Continental Societies, Inc., Richmond, Virginia Chapter, for their donation of 5,000 children’s masks for our fall reopening.

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  • RPS Direct Update - April 1 (PM), 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Lots to cover tonight! RPS Live! Recap – I want to express my profound gratitude to the amazing panelists who joined RPS Live! yesterday in celebration of National Women’s History Month. And even though the month has come to a close, we honor and celebrate all of the extraordinary women in our lives every single day. Thank you for all that you do and all that you are! Cheryl Burke, School Board Chair Anne Holton, Former Virginia Secretary of Education Latonya Waller, Principal, Boushall Middle School Meaghan Rymer, History/Social Studies Teacher, River City Middle School Tiffany Sneed, History/Social Studies Teacher, Miles Jones Elementary School Chasity Rodriguez, RPS Hub Coordinator No Kid Hungry Grant – We're thrilled to receive a $150,000 grant from No Kid Hungry Virginia to extend our grocery delivery program to 150 of our most vulnerable families.

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