GCPS Parent/Community Edition
Greensville County Instructional Team and Support Staff
A HUGE SHOUTOUT
We also want to thank those that have donated books...
Bob Wren - The Rotary Club
Marika Patterson - Southside Virginia Community College Library
Newsome Law Firm
The Reading Ride could not be nearly as successful without your help. Thank you to our community for helping us provide these books to students during this time!
Be on the lookout for the Book Bus. Reserve you Books.
CS Opportunities for Parents and Students
Are you ready to let your students shine? The Virginia Department of Education and Code Virginia are hosting a competition open to all Virginia students during CS ED Week! Winners will be announced at the CS Ed Week Launch Event on Dec. 7th and receive a laptop or classroom set of robots made possible by Facebook.
Any student, classroom, or group in grades K-12 are welcome to apply. We encourage students, either on their own or collaboratively, to address the prompts below by submitting drawings, stories, essays, videos, programs, 3D models, papier mâché volcanoes, websites, dance routines, magic tricks, or anything else they can submit digitally!
- K-5 Contest Prompt: Bringing CS Home-How do you use computer science?
- 6-12 Contest Prompt: Planning for your Virtual Future – What would you create using computer science?
Submissions due by 5:00PM on Monday, November 23, 2020.
Family Code Night
CodeVA has partnered with California based nonprofit Family Code Night to bring a quick and easy way for parents and kids to try out computer science.
At Family Code Nights, parents pair up with their children to do their first hour of coding, together. The effect is amazing: big turnouts, great fun, inspiration – plus the personal engagement of happy, motivated parents, a unique and largely untapped force in K-8 computer science education. The community shares this delightful evening experience and is left eager for more, at school and at home.
Family participation is a simple but profound innovation in this event – it changes the trajectory of a child’s computer science learning, and the family’s appreciation and support for that learning. The result is a powerfully mobilized community and new momentum and direction to drive future computer science learning.
Please click the button to fill out the survey to indicate your preference if you have a child(ren) attending Greensville County Public Schools. If you have more than one child, please complete one survey for each.
FREE WEBINAR 3 Keys to Help Your Child Cope, So They Can Stay Calm, Focused, and even Happy During The COVID-19 Pandemic
VA TV Classroom
Virginia public media stations will broadcast “VA TV Classroom” Monday-Friday beginning Monday, September 14 and concluding on Friday, October 23. The on-air schedule is as follows:
· “Learn to Grow,” 11 a.m.-12 p.m. — Instruction for students in grades K-3
· “Continue to Know,” 12-1 p.m. — Instruction for students in grades 4-7
“VA TV Classroom” will air on the following public media stations:
- WHRO — Serving Hampton Roads and Eastern Virginia
- VPM — Serving the Richmond and Charlottesville areas and the Shenandoah Valley
- WETA — Serving Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. region
- Blue Ridge PBS — Serving the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas and Southwestern Virginia
Webinar Series for Parents of EL Learners
Click here to find the date and Zoom link in multiple languages.
EL Webinar Support Series From VDOE
The Virginia Department of Education's English Learner Instruction Program is offering a new series of webinars geared to support families as they prepare for the upcoming school year, specifically supporting learning at home. The links below are for the respective Zoom sessions:
- English: August 26; 5:30 p.m.
- Spanish: August 27; 5:30 p.m.
- Urdu: August 31, 5:30 p.m.
- Arabic: September 1, 5:30 p.m.
- French: September 2, 5:30 p.m.
- Vietnamese: September 3, 5:30 p.m.
*No registration is required; families join live.
Click to visit this website which includes COVID-19 resources for those seeking help and for healthcare professionals and others providing healthcare services (* indicates a resource is for individuals looking for help).
A guide to explaining the social constricts of COVID-19 to students.
Visit this site and learn valuable insight for explaining the Coronavirus to your child. The site is hosted by the National Association of School Psychologist.
Hector Yanez and Teri Brilhart
History and Reading
Tammie Parrott and Stephen Fenlason
Testing and School Counselors
Assistant Superintendent of Instruction