Linwood Holton Community Chronicles

LHES: Volume 3, Issue 4 (March 29 - April 2nd, 2021)

This month we celebrate...

National Women's History Month

"Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in when the President proclaimed the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.”

Irish American Heritage Month

"Irish-American Heritage Month is celebrated by proclamation of the President and Congress in the United States to honor the achievements and contributions of Irish immigrants and their descendants living in the United States. It was first celebrated in 1991.

March is "Music in our Schools" Month

Mr. Clark and the students have worked very hard to create a virtual MIOSM presentation. The presentation below contains videos from students in multiple grade levels showcasing their musical gifts. Enjoy!


It's Picture Day: March 29th & 30th from 2:00pm-7:00pm

We are taking school pictures for our Yearbook! There are two days allotted to ensure that we can fit everyone in. Pictures will be taken in five minute windows. Each student will need their own slot. Social distancing and mask will be in effect. Please sign up using the link below.

*Once you sign up, please review the picture day procedures below*


Opportunities & Announcement

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Can you Guess our Mystery Reader?

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Holton's Masked Reader

Click here to watch the videos and then complete the google form with your favorite reader and your guesses as to who the readers are!


Holton Staff Corner would like to introduce: Terrnisha James

Spectacular School Counselor

* What are some fun facts about you?

1) I was going to school to be a nurse before I switched my major to psychology.

2) I am an Army wife!

3) I love reality T.V.

4) I enjoy watching TED talks.

5) I love dogs!

* What is one new hobby or skill that you have picked up during the pandemic?

Yoga and meditation

*Helping one another during the pandemic: What is something that you have added to your life during the pandemic (that may help others get through) that you can share a tip or advice about?

I have been more intentional with how I spend my time and I have added meditation as part of my daily routine. My daily meditations have helped me to reduce my stress and anxiety.

*A message from you to our Students:

Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

* A message from you to our Parents:

Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.

* A message from you to our Community:

We do it better when we do it together!

* A message from you to our Staff:

The power in our team is each individual member.

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Mrs. James' Counseling Corner

Weekly Updates

Classroom Lessons: In the coming weeks students will be learning strategies for solving problems. This week students will be focusing on inviting others to join in, taking responsibility, and solving playground problems. Please practice these skills with your student at home to assist them in becoming more socially aware and to assist them in building their confidence in using their new skills.

Small Groups: There are two upcoming small groups for growth mindset and social awareness. Please contact Mrs. James if your student is interested in participating!

Individual Counseling Sessions: Individual counseling sessions are offered throughout the week. If your student is in need of or is interested in having an individual counseling session please contact me at

Please be sure to check out the School Counseling Google classroom for fun and mindful activities! We have also added some new books to our mindfulness library!


Attention All 3rd - 5th Grade Parents

2017 SEEK Program Video
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Reading Nook with Mrs. Pong

Finding a Good Fit Book for Your Child

An important part of becoming an engaged reader is the ability to find a book that is a ‘good fit.’ Finding a ‘good fit’ book is much like finding the right pair of shoes.

Using the IPICK acronym below, consider the questions:

  • Think of the PURPOSE of the shoes (Are these the shoes I like/need)?

  • Do the shoes serve an appropriate INTEREST (i.e. soccer shoes for soccer)?

  • Do the shoes fit and are they comfortable (COMPREHENSION & KNOW)?

Not all books are a ‘good fit.’ And like shoes, readers can grow into a book.

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Staff Shout-outs!

Hey Holton Caregivers!

Below you will find a button that allows you to share with us the great things that you are observing n and out of the classroom. Each Friday, our staff members are entered into a prize drawing based on community and staff nominations. Keep them encouraged by sharing your experiences with us.
LHES Staff Shout Out Button

We have some amazing staff members doing some amazing things. If you too know of anything outstanding they should be recognized for, please use this form. We will share your shout out in the Community Chronicle!


Bizarre, Special, and Unique Holidays For March 2021

  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • National Craft Month
  • National Irish American Heritage Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Women's History Month
  • Red Cross Month
  • Social Workers Month


27th: Passover begins at sundown

28th: Palm Sunday

29th: National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

30th: Take a Walk in the Park Day

31st: National Crayon Day


Richmond Public Schools Updates and Announcements

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Resources & Crisis Support

Crisis Support – Please reach out if you need help.

  • If you or someone you know lives in the Greater RVA Area and may be worried about food insecurity, check this out.
  • Richmond residents can get assistance from RBHA by calling 804-819-4000. Richmond City Health Department Website and Hotline: and 804-205-3501

#ReopenWithLove Links

Local, State, and National Public Health Links