Barack Obama Elementary School

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Principal's Message

  • Principal Moore

    Dear Parents, Students, Faculty and Staff of Barack Obama Elementary,

    As we complete this historically unprecedented virtual school year, we want to take this time to say thank you, to all of you, for your tireless efforts this year.  Because of you, Barack Obama Elementary School has had a successful school year.  

    Even virtually, we were able to grow as professionals, as students, and together we were able to grow as a family.  It has been a memorable year, and at times, has been downright difficult. But, working together, we have been able to show each other the support needed to make it through each day.  When things seemed impossible, you made it happen!  We worked together to make this virtual year unforgettable. 

    Through the year, we shared so many wonderful times and we still will share a few more!  Here are just a few things we want you to remember from this year: 

    • Our Morning Circle/Meetings 
    • Hallofest Day (wearing your costume)
    • Our Angel Tree Activity
    • Black History Program
    • Drive-by Easter Egg Hunt
    • Virtual Game Night
    • Kindergarten Celebration 
    • Awards Day
    • 5th Grade Moving-On

    With the end of the 2020-2021 virtual school year, we want to wish you a wonderful and safe summer.  We CANNOT WAIT to see you back in person in September!


    Mrs. Jennifer K. Moore, Principal

    Ms. Jacqueline Drye, Assistant Principal



  • summer readingThe Richmond Public Library's Summer reading program begins June 12th. Pick up a reading log from any Richmond Public Library branch or download one from the website. Summer Reading Logs will also be passed out on Device Retrieval Day (June 17th). Keep track of your reading and you can win $100 gift cards to TONS of local businesses. More information can be found here:

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  • summer math challengeAre you looking for some extra math help for your student this summer? The Summer Math Challenge is a free six-week program to help your child practice their math skills. You can sign up for free at this website

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  • studentCongratulations to Prince-Albert Hudson, Barack Obama Elementary's Scholastic Standout for the 2020-2021 school year. We are so proud of the hard work that Prince has put forth in his time at BOES, and we  know he will do great things in the future. Great work! 

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  • Mrs. CrawleyA huge congratulations to Mrs. Dana Crawley, third grade teacher, for being named Barack Obama Elementary Teacher of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year. She is an amazing person and educator and we are so proud to have her at BOES. Congratulations, Mrs. Crawley!

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Division Announcements

  • High School Summer School Bus Stops - The 2021 Summer School session for High School students begins Monday, June 28th. Click here to find a bus stop nearest you.

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  • 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.

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  • New Summer Meal Distribution - We are excited to share a variety of free meal pick-up options for our families beginning Monday, June 21st through the summer! Click here to find a site nearest you and to see an interactive map of sites!

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  • Student Device Collection - All RPS technology devices, including Chromebooks, hotspots, tablets, and laptops should be returned to schools with the exception of those attending summer school. Click here to learn more. 

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  • New 2021-22 Bell Schedule - The RPS School Board has approved new daily start/end times for students next year, click here to view the new schedule!

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

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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 - June 22, 2021

    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.

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  • RPS Direct Update - June 21, 2021

    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.

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