Linwood Holton Elementary School

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Principal's Message

  • Principals Photo Dear Lion’s Den Parents, Students, and Community Members,

    Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our school community, including our amazing students, our loving staff, our supporting families  and partners, and our exciting programs!

    As your principal, I am honored to lead our school community to help provide an exciting and rigorous educational experience for our students. Our team is committed to ensuring that our students receive the best possible support to learn and grow. 

    This year’s theme is “Holton has D.R.E.A.M.S.” - Determined, Resilient, Encouraged, & Authentically Motivated Students and Staff! My vision is to provide students with an educational experience that inspires and motivates them to be lifelong learners and caring contributors to the world around them. Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment that meets the individual needs of each student, both academically and socially.

    As you may know, Linwood Holton Elementary is special for a number of reason, but one of the reasons is YOU. Be sure and find ways to engage yourself in school life – your child will notice and respond. There are numerous opportunities for parental involvement. Together, we can make a positive difference. A strong partnership between home and school fosters greater success for our children. Families, teachers, support staff, community members, and administration all play a part in helping our students develop academically, socially, and emotionally. May we all be present for the joy of learning, the satisfaction of a job well done, and the comfort that comes from belonging to a community. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by phone (804-228-5310) or email (nhurt@rvaschools.net or jjeffers3@rvaschools.net).  Your concerns are our concerns, and we are always here to partner together to find a solution. All staff members can be reached by email as well, and you should expect to receive a response to your email or phone call within 48 hours.  

    Nikea Hurt, Ed. D.

    Proud Principal

    Linwood Holton Elementary School

Announcements

  • Technology Collection

    Technology Collection

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  • What will happen to Holton's Garden?

    Our long term garden supervisor, Susanna Raffenot, will be leaving Holton this year- as her youngest is moving up from 5th grade. Many don't know that Susanna has been the one solely responsible for securing funding for our gardens every year- which has been no small feat. Because this position is now vacant, the PTA and Garden Committee met and decided to scale back our garden expenses.  Mrs. Kate (a.k.a "The Holton Plant Lady") will be working reduced hours in the 21-22 school year and focusing only on the beds by the Hudson House.  Even after COVID, we have enough to get by next year, but know that this is only a short term solution.

    Right now, our main priority is to help our sweet little gardens stay afloat- AND to ensure that Mrs. Kate can continue the work she's so passionate about doing with our students. 

    We have not had many fundraisers this year, as we know it's been anything but normal. Having said that, we feel that the Holton Gardens have deeply enriched the lives of our students- and that of the the community- so we are asking if you would consider making a contribution as the end of the year approaches.  This will help us get back on our feet in the Fall (yes, we're still planning to host a Harvest Festival this November!) and buy us a little more time to find someone who can follow in Susanna's footsteps. 

    Donation suggestions

    Click here to donate

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  • 2020-2021 Yearbooks

    The yearbook is under construction and we need pictures to commemorate our virtual year.  We are accepting 3 sets of pictures:

    1-Headshots

    2-Miscellaneous 

    3-Family

    Create a TreeRing account and start uploading pictures.

    TreeRing site here

    Choose: choose "sign up"

    Passcode: 1015336607664805

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  • Community Chronicles - click here for the latest issue of the Community Chronicles!

     

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Division Announcements

  • Free Extended Day Programming - RPS, in partnership with the City of Richmond, will be providing FREE extended day programming for the 2021-22 school year! This programming will be available for all Preschool-5th grade students and includes academic support and enrichment. Please complete this survey for each student interested by August 11th.

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  • RPS SummerFest - You are invited to RPS SummerFest! Join us for food, fun, and fellowship as we prepare to Reopen With Love 2.0! Click here to learn more. We can't wait to see you at #RPSSummerFest!

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  • Reopen With Love 2.0 FAQ - We have gathered the most asked questions from our Regional Community Conversations and have the answers available for you in one place. Click here to check it out!

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  • 2021-22 Required School Immunizations - As of July 1, Virginia has mandated new vaccinations (unrelated to COVID-19) for any child attending school or daycare in the state. These are in addition to current vaccination requirements. Click here for more information or visit www.rchd.com.

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  • K-12 Summer School Bus Stops - Click here to view the bus stops for the 2021 Summer School session for Elementary, Middle, and High School students.

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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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  • 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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  • Vaccine Opportunity for RPS Families & Staff - On Wednesdays, you can walk up to George Wythe High School (4314 Crutchfield Street) from 3pm - 6pm and get the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. All walk-up events at George Wythe will offer either the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, so anyone 12+ can attend. Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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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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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - July 22, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Summer Fest– Our first Summer Fest event is this Saturday, July 24! We can’t wait to see our students, families, and staff at MLK Jr. Middle School from 11 am - 3 pm. Please see the flyers below for all the details. Free Extended Day Program for Next Year – In partnership with the City of Richmond, RPS will be providing FREE extended day programming – including enrichment and academic support – to any preschool-5th grade families who wish to participate next year. Snacks and transportation will be included. If you're interested, please complete this survey by August 11.

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  • RPS Direct Update - July 21, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Mask Guidance – Despite today's announcement from the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Education allowing for more leniency with mask-wearing in middle and high schools, at RPS, we will be maintaining our 100% mask-wearing policy for all students, staff, and visitors. We feel this is the safest course of action, particularly with the surging delta variant.

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