Byrd Weekly Update

Week of 3/13/23

School is CLOSED on Monday March 20th.

Attention parents of third, fourth and fifth grade students: please be aware that family life opt out forms came home in an envelope with your student this week. Contact Nurse Britton for questions.

Boys on the Move will practice after school on both Tuesday and Thursday.

Spring picture day is on March 22nd.

Kindergarten Registration

Beginning on Monday, March 13th, families may start the online registration process for kindergarten. Completion of the registration process includes a mandatory in-person screening at your rising kindergartener's school on Thursday, April 13th, 9AM-7PM. For more information, click here.

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Students of the month

Congratulations to our March student of the month winners! Way to SOAR, Eagles!

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Byrd Bazaar

Mark your calendars for Tuesday March 28th from 5:30-7:00 for the Byrd Bazaar! Classes, students and families have worked hard to create amazing items to sell. All proceeds benefit the Goochland Animal Shelter and The Connie Brice Scholarship. We hope to see you there!

We are still accepting vendors! If you're interested, please contact Mrs. Donovan:

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Go Nuts For Reading

Students should submit completed Go Nuts for Reading bookmarks by Friday, March 24th, for a free ticket to the Flying Squirrels baseball game on Wednesday, May 31st (the Flying Squirrels only had Wednesday dates for school events). The ticket students earn is only good for that night. It will be a special game night, with students from all over the Metro Richmond area. Students will be able to participate in an on field parade prior to the game. Additional family tickets will go on sale closer to the event as a fundraiser for our school. If you have any questions please contact our School Librarian, Mrs. Parrish (



There are several yearbook ordering options:

Send yearbook envelopes to BES office with payment (cash or check made out to Byrd)
Log on to OSP Code: 10310623

Spanish Club

Is your student interested in joining our after-school Spanish club? Mrs. Smith (Cullinan) will be leading a club after school on Wednesdays through the months of March and April! Students will be coming home with a flyer with more information on how to sign up. Questions? Contact Mrs. Smith:

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Clinic Reminders

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GCPS Fine Arts Festival

Join us for the GCPS Fine Arts Festival!

Date: Friday, March 24, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Place: GHS (Gymnasium, Auditorium, Cafeteria)

Showcasing: GCPS Visual Arts (K-12th grade students) & GCPS Performing Arts (4th-12th grade students)

Performances: “A Pathway Through the Arts” Concert - 5:00 PM GHS Auditorium

Featuring 4th - 12 grade students countywide

Looking Ahead

  • Monday March 20th: School closed
  • Wednesday March 22nd: Spring picture day
  • Friday March 24th: GCPS Fine Arts Festival 5-8 @ GHS
  • Tuesday March 28th: Byrd Spring Bazaar 5-7
  • Monday April 3rd through Monday April 10th: Spring break, school closed


  • Please email for transportation changes. All transportation changes need to be in by 12:00 PM.

  • If you need to pick up your student in the office, please do so before 2pm. Pickup after 2pm should be done through the car rider line.

  • Any shared food items brought in for class parties must have an ingredient label.

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Byrd Elementary School

Principal: James Hopkins

Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Arrival: 7:45am - 8:00am

Instructional Hours: 8:00am - 2:15pm

Dismissal: 2:15pm (car riders) - 2:30pm (buses)