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Byrd Elementary School: Home of the Eagles

Byrd Elementary Schooll

Home of the Eagles

Scene from BES

Reading Olympics Team Winner for 2014 = Reading 101!

That is right! The Reading Olympics banner is back at Byrd!

Reading 101

The entire Byrd team

Vena, Reading 101 captain, & Breana C., most valuable reader

Ryan, Roaring Readers captain, & Ridgeway, most valuable reader

Ariana (pictured) & Ana F. (not pictured) read all the titles on the Reading Olympics book list

Every participant in the GCPS Reading Olympics tournament

Spring Farmers’ Market


Spring Farmers’ Market Flyer

Title I 4-Year Old Pre-K Program for the 2014-2015 school year

Byrd Elementary School will begin its screening of four-year-old students for the 2014-15 Title 1, 4-Year Old Pre-K Program.  The Preschool Program serves children who will be four years of age by September 30, 2014, who present as being “at-risk” for school success and whose needs would be best met by early entry into the public schools. Children served must be in the Byrd district.

The Pre-K Screening will take place on Thursday, April 10 at Byrd Elementary from 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.No appointment is necessary.  Please bring with you:  the child to be screened, his/her original birth certificate, SSN, school entrance form showing up-to-date immunizations & 2 proof of residencies. 

Kindergarten Registration for the 2014-15 School Year

On Thursday, April 10, 2014, kindergarten registration will take place at Byrd for the 2014-15 school year.
It will be from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For registering your child, please bring the following documents:
your child’s certified birth certificate,
your child’s social security number,
a completed School Entrance Health Form,
proof of residency (driver’s license, electric bill, phone bill, etc.) and
documentation of immunizations.

There is more information on Dr. Geyer’s blog.

We look forward to seeing you during registration on April 10th!

Rescheduled HIP/HOP Program

Who: YOU! Highly Involved Parents
What: HIP/HOP night
When: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Check-in at 5:45 pm
Sessions begin: 6:00 pm
Where: Byrd Elementary School

Join us and show that you are a “HIP” parent. The HIP/HOP sessions are to help you help your child with school. 

Session choices (choose only one):
1.Responsibility:  Growing Great Citizens
2.Improving Memory:  “I Have to Remember All That?”
3.Social Skills: Fun Activities for Building A Child’s Social Skills
4.Educational Technology:  The App Generation-Accessing Quality Content on your Smart Device
5.Reading:  Supporting Your K-2 Reader
6.Music Matters:  Using Music to Learn
7.Essex Bank: How to Start Saving for College, NOW!

*If you signed up for the previous March 18th session(s), you may still attend your requested session(s).
*If you have not signed up for assesio and with to attend, PLEASE COME. You many choose a session at the door.

Come to support the following programs on April 1st:
The Scholastic Book Fair will be from 4-6
HIP/HOP will be from 6-6:30
Science Fair for 4th & 5th grades will begin at 6:30

HIP/HOP Sessions Offered:

#1.  Responsibility---Growing Great Citizens:  This session will help you help students become responsible learners at home and at school.

#2.  Improving Memory----“I Have To Remember All That? : This session will focus on techniques to help students, and you, remember information over time.  Strategies will be demonstrated to help parents promote their children’s active study skills applying these memory techniques.

#3.  Social Skills---Fun Activities for Building Social Skills: Parents will participate in activities and learn tips to improve their children’s social skills.  Topics include conversational skills, maintaining friendships, identification of emotions, and conflict management.

#4.  Educational Technology ---The App Generation: This session will teach parents how to access quality content on their smart device.  We will talk about using the app store and/or google play for educational content for your child(ren).  We will also look at programs to monitor the time and usage your child has access to apps on Android or iOS devices.

#5.  Reading--Supporting Your K-2 Reader: Parents will learn reading strategies for beginning readers, as well as resources available to use at home.  We will also focus on ways to get your child to continue to read over the summer.

#6.  Music:  Music Matters:  This session will explore how music can motivate, help build memory, stimulate the brain and build awareness to creativity.

#7.  Essex Bank:  How to Start Saving for College NOW!  Tuition for college goes up every year.  We expect all Byrd students to attend and graduate from college.  A local bank representative will talk to parents about how to start saving in elementary school.  Your child will be graduating from high school and ready to start college before you know it, BE PREPARED!!!!

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About BES

Byrd Elementary is accredited by the Virginia Department of Education and AdvancED. It has been recognized as a Title I Distinguished School. We educate students in grades K-5 in western Goochland County, Virginia.

We're located at:
2704 Hadensville-Fife Road
Goochland, Virginia 23063
(804) 556-5380 | Fax (804) 457-9303

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Mr. James Hopkins

Administrative Assistant:
Mrs. Vicki Ruffner

Ms. Amy Trowbridge

Media Specialist:
Mrs. Adrian Stevens

School Nurse:
Ms. Marti Van Epps



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