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Aug 06

School Supply List

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Check out the school supply lists for the 2020-2021 school year. This list includes grades kindergarten through 5th grades and is separated by virtual materials and in-person materials.

School Supply List 2020 – 2021 

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Jul 17

Summer Learning

Are you looking for activities or learning experiences this summer? Check out season 3 of HCPS Edflix. There are learning activities for all students in kindergarten through fifth grade in reading, math, science, and social studies.

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Jul 03

Summer Cleaning

We hope you are continuing to stay safe and healthy as you enjoy your summer. As you clean out old clothes, shoes, sheets, towels, or pillows, consider donating them to the bin at Springfield Park. Our bin was closed for the spring, but it is open and accepting donations again. The school receives funds for each pound of donated items. Please remember we can accept materials made of fabric that are in closed plastic bags. We cannot accept furniture and items should not be left outside of the bin. Thank you for your continued support of the Park!

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Jun 15

Summer Hours – By Appointment Only

We are eager to support you with student registrations and other preparations for the upcoming school year, no matter what the school year ultimately looks like (those plans are still being made on a county level). For now, we want you to know that our school will have “in person” Office Hours, by appointment only, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, July 20.  For the purpose of ensuring the health and safety of all, we ask that you make an appointment to register a child for school (or to bring documents to complete a registration that was started online). Unfortunately, we will be unable to accept visits without an appointment.

    • If you are a family who is new to the country, please contact the ESL Welcome Center (804-527-4604 or tmdalmond@henrico.k12.va.us) to schedule your registration appointment.  They will assist you with the process using a translator to help complete the required documents.
    • As a reminder, HCPS employees as well as visitors to schools are expected to wear a mask or facial covering when entering the building. When you visit to register your child, it is important that you bring and wear a mask or facial covering.
    • As an additional safety and health measure, we ask that only the person with whom the appointment is with come to the school, please visit without your child(ren), if possible. We will have additional opportunities for you and your child to see the school in late August and September.​​​​​​​

For additional registration information, please visit https://henricoschools.us/registration/ 

For further questions, you may contact the principal, Tracy Spain, at tspain@henrico.k12.va.us.

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Jun 15

Papa John’s Dollars for Dough

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  We are excited to announce that we the won 3rd  place prize of $3,500 in the 2019-2020 Papa John’s “Dough for Dollars”  contest to enhance learning at “The Park.”  The “Dollar for Dough” 2020-2021 competition began June 1. When you are too tired from a day of fun in the sun and do not feel like making dinner, order from Papa John’s.  You know how easy it is.  Go to www.papajohns.com and use the code SPES.  “The Park” always receives a percentage of the total price of the order.  To win the $10,000, we need points for orders as well as total dollar amount.  In years past we have had the most money but fell short in order points. Each order with a minimum of $12.00, is one point towards the $10,000.  If possible, if you can break up large orders into several smaller orders, we will get the most bang for your buck.  You can order on line for store pick-up and you will not have to pay a delivery charge. Remember, it does not matter where you are in Virginia, the code will work.  Tell your family and friends.  Wishing you and yours a wonderful, fun and pizza filled summer!

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Jun 01

Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading Kickoff
For the perfect way to start your summer, check out a video about the HCPS Summer Reading Kick-offListen and laugh as 15 of Virginia’s own authors, illustrators and community partners help YOU kick off a summer full of reading and fun. Visit the Summer Reading 2020 Kick-off Landing Page for elementary, middle and high school readers. All activities are optional, engaging and designed to encourage learners to read widely all summer long.

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May 23

Last Day of School Celebration (Updated June 2nd)

What:  Last Day of School Celebration & Parade for All Students

When:  Friday, June 12th

Time:  PK-2 Students will start at 10:00 a.m.

           3-5 Students will start at 11:00 a.m.

 

This drive-thru student celebration & parade is designed to traditionally “send-off” everyone into the summer!  In order to ensure the health and safety of all stakeholders, this celebration must strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines and all students/families should remain in their vehicle at all times as they circle the bus loop.

 

Details regarding the Celebration & Parade:

  • Each vehicle should enter the parade line on Fort McHenry from the Nuckols Road entrance and proceed left into the bus loop.  Vehicles will make one loop and exit the bus loop onto Fort McHenry and turn right onto Timber Pass to exit the neighborhood.
  • Each vehicle will make one pass through the bus loop.  Please keep the traffic flow moving.  No stopping and no gathering will be allowed.  The parking lot will be closed.
  • All students/families must arrive in a vehicle and remain in their vehicle (no walkers, bike riders, etc.)
  • We encourage families to decorate their cars, if they choose, and have students hold signs/posters.  Our staff will be doing the same!

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May 23

Student Material Pick-Up (Updated June 2nd)

Just a quick reminder to our Springfield Park Families!  Video found at:  https://youtu.be/7srRjw4jVLE

 

What:  Student Material Drive-Thru Event

When:  Thursday, June 4th and Friday, June 5th

Time:  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon both days

 

This Drive-Thru event for ALL students/families to pick up the following items:

  • Student Materials/Supplies from their desk & cubby
  • Student Artwork
  • Class Pictures (if the family purchased one)
  • Field Day T-Shirts (if the family purchased one and has not already picked it up)
  • 5th Grade Presidential Certificates & Pins
  • 5th Grade Journey Pictures (Thanks to the PTA)

During this drive-thru event, students are encouraged to return:

  • library books (please place in a bag, so you can drop them into the tub when it is brought to your car)
  • classroom literature books and/or textbooks (please place in a bag, & write teacher’s name on the bag, so you can drop them into the tub when it is brought to your car)
  • 5th grade Safety belts (please place in a bag, so you can drop them into the tub when it is brought to your car)

 

Please read the detailed instructions below regarding picking up your child’s belongings.

  • Student material pick-up will be held on Thursday, June 4th and Friday, June 5th between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 noon each day. **These are the ONLY two dates/times for pick-up this school year.  We do not have the capability to store these bags over the summer.​​​​

 

DRIVE-THRU LOCATIONS:

  • Pre-K, Kindergarten or 1st Grade, please drive through the main car loop at the front of the school.
  • 2nd or 5th Grade, please drive through the bus loop and stop at the first door near the Gym (signage will be visible)
  • 3rd Grade, please drive through the bus loop and stop at the courtyard (signage will be visible)
  • 4th grade, please drive through the bus loop and stop at the end of the bus loop, just past the courtyard (signage will be visible)

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Pull into the bus loop area designated above.  There will be signage to direct traffic.  During the pick-up process, we ask that ALL occupants remain in the vehicle at all times and that only the driver’s side window is open to communicate with our staff.
  • For safety purposes, all our staff will have face coverings on.  We ask that occupants of the vehicle, especially the driver who will be speaking with our staff, also have face coverings on when speaking with our staff.
  • A staff member will approach the driver’s side, ask for the student’s name and their teacher’s name.  They will also ask you to unlock/open the trunk of your vehicle.  **For the safety of our staff, all items will be placed in the trunk of your vehicle NOT the back seat.
  • Another staff member will bring a tub to the driver’s side of the car, you may deposit library books and/or classroom books into this container. (Please have the items in a bag.)
  • Another staff member will retrieve your child’s items and place them in the trunk of your vehicle.
  • You may then pull into the inside of the loop (left side of loop) to circle the loop and exit.
  • Throughout this process, all staff members will minimize contact and exercise safe practices.

 

**These are the ONLY two dates/times for pick-up this school year.  We do not have the capability to store these bags over the summer.

 

***If you ordered a Class Picture and/or have not yet received your PTA Field Day Shirt, these will also be included in the Pick-Up Bag.***

 

Yearbooks will not be delivered before the end of the school year and therefore we will communicate another distribution date later in the summer.

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Apr 30

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

 

Join us for the Spring 2020 Virtual Scholastic Book Fair from May 4-17, 2020!

Head to our website https://www.scholastic.com/bf/springfieldprkschl to check out the books, educational supplies and more (The link will not work until May 4).  Your order will be delivered right to your door & shipping is free with a $25 purchase.  A portion of each order will help support our library.

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Apr 21

Chrome Book Distribution

Good Afternoon Springfield Park families,

 

This message is for families who filled out a survey earlier this month and told us their family needs an HCPS-issued Chromebook computer for online learning. HCPS will begin distributing Chromebooks this week. Chromebooks are being distributed on a one-per-family basis, not one-per-student; one will be provided for each family needing a laptop computer to facilitate learning during the closure. Please read these instructions carefully for details about borrowing and caring for the Chromebooks:

 

Chromebook pick-up:

Go to Hungary Creek Middle School, 4909 Francistown Road, Glen Allen, VA  23060 to pick up a Chromebook on Thursday April 23, 2020 and Friday, April 24, 2020.

 

Important:

  • If your student’s last name begins with the letters A-L, please go to the pickup location between 9 a.m and noon.
  • If your student’s last name begins with the letters M-Z, please go to the pickup location between 1-4 p.m.

 

Questions and answers:

Who is eligible to receive a Chromebook? 

  • Any Henrico elementary student who is registered at an HCPS elementary school and does not have a laptop or Chromebook at home. Families indicated their need for a Chromebook in a survey we sent earlier this month.

 

What can I expect when I pick up the Chromebook for my student?

  • Pull into the bus loop to get in line. There will be an individual directing traffic. During the pick-up process, remain in your vehicle at all times.
  • A staff member will approach your vehicle and ask for your child’s name and school, and your name. You will need to show valid identification.
  • You will be asked if you have internet service in your home, and if you do not, you will be offered a Wi-Fi hot-spot device, if available (supplies are limited).
  • Proceed to receive a Chromebook and charger. You’ll receive information about the Chromebook and the conditions of borrowing one. If you agree, the laptop will be placed in your vehicle’s back seat or trunk.
  • Throughout this process, all staff members will minimize contact and exercise safe practices.

 

What is needed for a Chromebook to work?

  • Internet service is required for the Chromebook to function and connect to digital resources that will be provided to students by their teachers.
  • Each student’s HCPS Google account must be used to log into the Chromebook.
  • There is no educational software or content saved or stored on the Chromebooks.

 

Where should I go if the Chromebook is broken or does not work?

  • Remember, to function well, all Chromebooks and chargers must be cared for appropriately.
  • If Chromebooks develop problems, they can be brought to a mobile technology hub to be turned in for repair. Hours of operations are Monday through Friday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Mobile hub locations are:

 

    • Deep Run High School (4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Va.)
    • Douglas Freeman High School (8701 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, Va.)
    • Hermitage High School (8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va.)
    • Highland Springs High School (15 S. Oak Ave., Highland Springs, Va.)

 

What if I don’t have internet service in my home for the Chromebook?

  • HCPS will loan you a Wi-Fi hot-spot device while supplies last. Additionally, Comcast is offering free and low-cost internet at this time for qualifying families. To see if you qualify for their promotion, visit Comcast’s “Internet Essentials” website. The website for the promotion is internetessentials.com/covid19.  If you want to apply for Internet Essentials over the phone please call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376).  Comcast’s call center hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.

 

Is the Chromebook set up to safely avoid access to inappropriate web content?

  • Yes. Every Chromebook is filtered by HCPS’ web filtering system to provide as secure an environment for students as possible. Students should use technology responsibly at all times.

 

When do I need to return the Chromebook and charger my family has received? 

  • A date will be announced later for the return of each Chromebook. Until then, each Chromebook and charger must be properly cared for.

 

Where can I find HCPS’ online learning materials for elementary students?

 

Thank you for reading,

Tracy Spain, Principal

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