A newsletter for the families of CFES students
2828 Pleasant Acres Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
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Principal: Robyn Backer , @Robyn Backer
Asst. Principal: Patti Porter, @sunsetzzz15
Message From Ms. Backer, Our Principal & Mrs. Porter, Our Assistant Principal
The final summer days are upon us! Typically we do not send out two newsletters in one month, however, we wanted to ensure that everyone had the most up to date information.
Class lists were mailed out yesterday and should arrive late this week. We thank you for your cooperation and support as we work hard to make these educational decisions to place your child where he/she will flourish.
Thank you to all of our families that came out for our Summer Reading Challenge. We enjoyed visiting with our some returning families and meeting some new colts. Since this event was well received, we will be expanding upon this next summer!
We are only, TWO, days away from our annual Popsicles in the park. This year, we will be visiting several parks on one night and ending at CFES. Please see the flyer below for locations and times.We hope that you can join us!
Lastly, every year we welcome several new families to Christopher Farms. To help with the transition, learn about our amazing PTA, and fabulous traditions at The Farm, we will be holding a New Family night on Tuesday, August 27th from 6:00 - 7:00 in the Cafe. Parents will stay in the library as they will be introduced to the CFES administration - Ms. Backer and Ms. Porter, our fabulous school counselor - Mrs. Yoshida, and our outstanding PTA. Any students that come that night will spend the hour with our wonderful P.E teacher, Mrs. Roberston, learning some favorite PE games and getting a tour of the building. Below you will find a short powerpoint with some basic information to help get you familiar with CFES.
Summer is not over quite yet, so continue to soak up the sun, fun, and family time.
-Ms. Backer and Ms. Porter
Important Upcoming Dates
August 22nd - 1:00 - 4:10 - Popsicles in the Park - Come join in on the fun!
August 23rd - Welcome Back Teachers!
August 27th - Welcome Back all Staff! - New to CFES family night - 6:00 in Cafe.
August 29th- Open House K-5th, 5:00- 7:00 -
Pre-K 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Kindergarten and 1st Grade – 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
2nd Grade and 4th Grade – 5:40 pm – 6:10 pm
3rd and 5th Grade – 6:20 pm – 6:50 pm
Please join us on Thursday, August 29, 2019 to meet your teachers and have a brief overview of the 2019-2020 school year.
Kindergarten and Grade 1: 5:00 – 5:30
Grade 1: Room 5 ONLY 5:40 - 6:10
Grade 2: 5:40 – 6:10
Grade 2: Room 16 ONLY 6:20 - 6:50
Grade 3: 6:20 – 6:50
Grade 4: 5:40 – 6:10
Grade 5: 6:20 – 6:50
In addition, please allow time to visit our many informational tables in the cafe. We will have the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, Bus Stop Information, Tech Help and more..
Come have a sweet treat with Ms. Backer, Ms. Porter and other CFES staff on August 22nd!
Welcome our new staff to CFES!
Mrs. Christine Dalton - .2 Reading Specialist
I am Christine Dalton, a native New Yorker who has been living my best life in Virginia Beach for over 21 years. I am married to the most patient man on earth, Philip, and the mother of three, kind, young adults; Christopher, Meghan, and Jamison. This year marks my 24th year as an educator. As a classroom teacher I have served children in grades 1-6 in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Virginia. As an instructional specialist and school-based reading specialist, I have collaboratively worked with administrators, parents, teachers, and instructional specialists across our great division. With each experience, I am both a learner and a teacher. The important work we do requires many hands and hearts. I am both honored and humbled to lend mine to the Christopher Farms Family.
Mrs. Mackenzie Robinson - English as a Second Language teacher (ESL)
I’m Mackenzie Robinson, and beginning my 4th year of teaching ESL and my 14th year overall. I have two kids of my own, Ryan is 7 and beginning second grade at Princess Anne ES and Emily is almost 5. I stay busy with my kids, going to the gym, singing with my church’s band and teaching beginner piano lessons in my home. I’m very excited to be joining CFES this year and getting to know the staff and students!
Mrs. Adrian Greer - 2nd Grade Spanish Immersion
Ms. Armada - 5th Grade Spanish Immersion
My name is Ana Armada. I was born and raised in Cádiz, Southern Spain. I moved to the United States of America when I was 18 due to my father’s military deployment tour. Falling in love with America and its education system drove me to pursuit my passion of becoming a teacher at Old Dominion University. I enjoy reading, music and crafts. Because I have a big curiosity for Science, I also enjoy watching documentaries. I love hiking: I have hiked most mountains in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. But my long-life passions are teaching and children. I feel blessed to be able to give it my all as a teacher at Christopher Farms Elementary.
Mrs. Cindy Matney - 1st Grade Teacher
Mrs. Heather Armstrong - Kindergarten Assistant
Mrs. ShaCori Conyers - SPED assistant
Hello my name is ShaCori Conyers I have been working with Virginia Beach City Public Schools for about 8 years. I started out as a job coach then I became a special ed assistant 5 years ago. As a job coach I worked at Laskin Road Annex then once I became a special ed assistant I worked at Corporate Landing Elementary for one year and I have been at Seatack Elementary AAD for the past 4 years. I am looking forward to becoming part of your team and learning new things.
Mr. Manuel Hernandez - Strings Teacher
Mrs. Laura Perez - P.E Assistant
Laura Perez is originally from Colombia where she studied at the University of Quindio and earned a bachelor's degree in Financial Administration. She has been working in the school system over 2 years as a substitute, growing valuable teaching experience. Her passions are working out at the gym, half marathon running, camping, hiking and being active outdoors. She is recently remarried and has an 11-year-old son.
WAYS TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH CFES HAPPENINGS:
- Check our website weekly: https://christopherfarmses.vbschools.com/
- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cfescolts
- Download the VBSCHOOLS app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
- Make sure the school has your updated phone number and email address in order to receive Alert Now communications
- Follow your child's progress on Parent Portal: https://www.vbschools.com/parents/parent_portal