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Greensville Schools to host Child Find

Greensville County Public Schools will sponsor Child Find on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 10 am until 5 pm at Greensville Elementary School.

Child Find is registration for Head Start or Virginia Preschool Initiative.

Head Start is a federal preschool program which provides comprehensive services and learning experiences to prepare children for Kindergarten and move families toward self-sufficiency. The program also operates in compliance with IDEA to include children with special needs. All Head Start services are free to children and families.

The Virginia Preschool Initiative, established in 1995, distributes state funds to schools and community based organizations to provide quality preschool program for at-risk four-year-olds. The program offers full day Pre-kindergarten, parent involvement, child health and social services, and transportation to families with four-year-olds at risk of school failure.

Parents of all children who are or will be four years old on or before September 30th and are residents of Emporia or Greensville County are encouraged to attend. There will be NO TESTING. Children do NOT need to attend!

To apply, you must bring your child’s OFFICIAL birth certificate (NOT a hospital certificate), immunization record, PROOF of residency (for example: a current water/electric bill with YOUR name and address) and, because of NEW state guidelines, verification of household income (for example: paystub, W-2, Medicaid card, TANF, SNAP, WIC, SSI).

 

BINGO! for Books

The Title I committee would like to thank our students, parents, and teachers that attended our Bingo for Books Family Night event held at Greensville Ruritan Club on October 27, 2016.  Students enjoyed Bingo, pizza, and lots of family fun.  We had a full house with 110 students in attendance. Books were also given away as Bingo prizes.   Every student who attended received a book on their level to take home. Educational games were given away as door prizes throughout the event.  There are other events planned for our students this year.  Our next event, “Brownies and Buddies” will be held on December 8, 2016 at 6:00 at Greensville Elementary School.

Greensville Elementary School Celebrates Accelerated Readers

Greensville Elementary students participated in the AR program again this year. The Accelerated Reader program is a computerized program that tests reading comprehension. Students select books on their reading level, read independently, and take an independent comprehension test on the computer. Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level.  Students were recognized each marking period based on the points they earned. We encourage our students to continue reading this summer and join the Meherrin Regional Library's summer reading program. We also encourage families to join us as we partner with Nehemiah Community Outreach to launch their Literacy Campaign on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. at Veteran's Memorial Park.

    

Highest AR points in Kindergarten - Joshua Smith; Highest AR points in 1st Grade - Ayden Taylor

    

Highest AR points in 2nd grade - Royalty Plum; Highest AR Points in 3rd grade and earned over 200 points - Alejandro Zaragoza

25 point Club

50 point club

75 point club

    

Highest AR Points in 4th grade - Donovan Smith; Highest AR Points in GES - Davis Robinson

100 point club

Ice Cream Party

 

And the Golden Apple Award Goes to Leasa Roach

Gloria Robinson, President of the PTO at Greensville Elementary School, presented the Golden Apple Award to Leasa Roach. Mrs. Roach was chosen based on nominations received from parents at GES. Mrs. Roach was rewarded for her dedication to her students and her initiative to revamp the Accelerated Reader Program at GES. She was presented with a $100 gift card, flowers, and a winner's sash.

Greensville Elementary Presents Wizard of Reading

Students at Greensville Elementary School and Belfield Elementary school were treated to a show honoring Dr. Seuss.  Mr. Dean Alan, an artist, author, and magician, presented the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss to the students. The presenter shared well-known Dr. Seuss stories through magic, read aloud, and student participation.

Greensville Elementary School Celebrates 100 Days

Some students in Mrs. Wood and Mrs. Ramirez's Kindergarten classes came to school "100 Years Old" in celebration of 100 Days of School.

GES Students Earn Field Trip

Greensville Elementary third and fourth grade students who made straight A's for the 2nd nine weeks were treated to a day at Swader's and CiCi's Pizza for lunch.

2nd 9 Weeks All A’s

4th grade

Arlie Archer and Aidan Dickens

Inez Smith

3rd grade

Kashayla Crawley, Dishon Drumgoole, Jackson Link, and Noah Magness

Ryan Dickens, Allie Jarratt, Ja’Miracle Lewis, and Blake Vincent

Nikolas Gillam and Jonathan Mise

Tatiana Jones

Maliek Murrell

Malik Franklin and Marlos Stith

Da’Niyah Hicks

 Lucy Watson and Kasey Scott

Zoie Williams

Accellerated Readers at Greensville Elementary

Students at Greensville Elementary School began the Accelerated Reader Challenge today. Students were recognized for points they earned 1st Semester and will receive prizes each marking period based on the total number of AR points they earn.  Students will continue to be recognized this week for earning points ranging from 10, 15, 25, 50, and 100.  Continue to encourage your child to read each night. Way to go GES readers!!

Students who earned between 25-49 Accelerated Reader points.

Back row (left to right): Dennis Brickell, Donavon Smith, Inez Smith, Darrius Dunn, Patrick Brown, Hayden Lackey.  Front row (left to right): Royalty Plum, Morgan Bryant,Cameron Pulliam, Janell Franklin, Eddie Franklin.

    

Pictured above (left picture): Dakota Lee - 65.2 points, (right picture): Davis Robinson - 165.5 points

GES Participates in Principal Challenge

The Book-It Program, sponsored by Pizza Hut, continued their tradition of challenging principals across the United States to become shining examples for literacy by choosing one day to read their heart out all day long, from first bell to the last. The principals at GES accepted that challenge and spent the day reading. Students found Mrs. Coker waiting for them in the hallway in her pajamas to share some of her favorite books.  Mrs. Hand greeted students as the character from the Magic School Bus series, "Ms. Frizzle". The students soared through the solar system with Ms. Frizzle to learn about the planets. The challenge was a great way to promote literacy in our school.

    

    

Greensville Elementary School rewards 4th graders

4th graders who received all A's on their report card for the 1st nine weeks of school received a special treat.  Students went bowling and then had lunch at Kanpai Japanese Restaurant. 

Fall Literacy Carnival at GES

Greensville Elementary School hosted a Fall Literacy Carnival Night on Monday, November 2nd.  Students enjoyed carnival themed booths which encouraged them to use math and literacy skills. Students presented their punch cards to receive a free book after visiting various booths. Door prizes were also awarded randomly throughout the evening. The event was filled with excitement and learning.

    

    

    

Read Across America Comes to GES

    

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, Greensville Elementary School participated in Jumpstart’s national Read for the Record campaign. This is one day when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy and support early childhood education. On this day, adults across the country will come together to read Not Norman: a Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett  to millions of youngsters.

   

Third Graders Visit Local Farm

The Third Grade class went to Harrell's farm on October 16th for Farm Day.  Students traveled to different stations to learn about the following topics:  water quality, bees, field to farm, wildlife/fishery, farm equipment, soil, plants, forestry, and a presentation by Georgia Pacific.  Students also enjoyed a hayride while they were there.

    

    

Elementary Students Win Bikes!

Anthony Parks, a Central Cafeteria employee for GCPS, donated two bikes along with starter kits as motivators for 3rd and 4th grade students during their SOL review and testing. For each SOL test a student passed, his/her name was entered into a drawing. 

The winners were:  Ryan Owen - 3rd grade (Pictured with Anthony Parks)

Dakeea Thomas - 4th grade​ (Pictured with Assistant Principal, Mrs. Hand, Principal, Mrs. Coker, and Mr. Parks)

Boar's Head Donation Brings Cheer

The Pre-K and Early Childhood Special Education teachers at Greensville Elementary School, along with school administrators,  were overjoyed to receive the news that Boar's Head Provisions agreed to contribute a very generous monetary donation to refurbish their students' playground.  Their playground was built in 2002 with funds donated by a local foundation.  In recent years, after being well used by the county's youngest students, some of the playground equipment has begun literally faliing apart.  Boar's Head, which has been a longtime supporter of students in our local public school system, jumped at the opportunity to help once more.  The school hopes to have the new equipment in place for the coming school year."

Pictured left to right are:  Melissa Bolton, AP Supervisor for Boar's Head, Austine Ellis, Asst. Principal, Nicole Coker, Principal, Mike Kneeland, Boar's Head Plant Manager, Diane Rideout, Paula Ligon, Meg Lumpkin and Whitney Bloom, Pre-K teachers at Greensville Elementary School.

Storyteller’s Night at GES

Storyteller’s Night was hosted at Greensville Elementary School on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Storytellers read their book and worked with students to create activities based on the stories theme. 4th grade students presented a play based on the book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama. Students in first grade classes heard The Dot, by Peter Reynolds and then constructed life size outlines using paint dots. Students and their families also enjoyed hot dogs, chips, and drinks. Each student participating received a copy of the book read to them along with books won through raffles. Storyteller’s night was a wonderful, interactive time for staff, parents, and students to express their love of reading and add new books to their personal libraries.

Students and parents create artwork inspired by the story, The Dot by Peter Reynolds.

4th graders present a play based on the book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama.

1st row L-R: Chandler Newsome, Jaden Mitchell, Illiana Miles (1st gr), Emily Lynch, Jada Coles-Lewis, Joseph Zaragoza; 2nd row L-R: QuaDarius Nicholson, Charles Fields, Mackenzie Burnette, Cody Flint, Nyjiar Waller, Janayla Ashley, Chelsea Barnes

Mrs. Geronimo, as Little Red Riding Hood, presented her story in Spanish.
 

Sciencetellers Visit Greensville Elementary

   

    

The first grade classes at Greensville Elementary enjoyed a visit from the Sciencetellers. Sciencetellers combines storytelling and exciting experiments. Scienceteller Josh kept the first graders in great suspense with his dynamic storytelling, enthusiasm and excitement. Not only were students able to apply skills they’ve learned in science, but they were also able to incorporate skills they’ve learned in reading and writing such as visualizing and bold beginnings. Some students were able to participate in experiments involving dry ice, as well as demonstrations that reiterated what they’ve learned about solids, liquids, and gases. A good time was had by all as we watched science come to life! We can’t wait to have Sciencetellers back again!

    

GES Students Win a Day at TopHand

TopHand hosted a “Fun Day” for the classes at GES who won the Dr. Seuss door contest.  The following classes won for their grade level:  Mrs. Rideout, Mrs. B. Barnes, Mrs. Tripp, Mrs. R. Anderson, Ms. Propst, and Mrs. Simmons.  Students enjoyed participating in many activities which encouraged reading and exercising.  Some of the activities included were: quiet Olympics, dancing, dizzy bat spin, motivational speaker, and sharing a Dr. Seuss book.

Kindergarten Orientation

On Thursday, May 7, 2015, Greensville Elementary School will have a kindergarten orientation from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  This orientation is open to parents and guardians of all children eligible to attend kindergarten at GES for the 2015-2016 school year.

The purpose of this orientation is to inform parents about what is needed for kindergarten registration.  Information will also be provided that will help incoming kindergarteners transition to the school setting and have a more successful kindergarten year.  Parents will also learn what today’s expectations are for kindergarten.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Kindergarten registration will be held at Greensville Elementary School on Friday, May 15, 2015 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm in the auditorium foyer.

Third Graders Take Field Trip

The third grade students at Greensville Elementary School recently traveled to Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, North Carolina.  The students were able to participate in a hands on educational workshop where they touched a goose, swan, and duck.  In a different area of the park, students were engaged in feeding flamingos and parakeets.  Teachers, parents and students enjoyed a picnic lunch as well.  Students were able to see birds from around the world throughout the rest of the park.  It was an educational and fun experience for everyone.

GES Celebrates Dr. Seuss Day!

Students at GES celebrated Dr. Seuss's Birthday by participating in a variety of activities. Younger students were paired with older students to partner read Dr. Seuss books and create Dr. Seuss inspired crafts and snacks. Students were encouraged to wear their favorite Dr. Seuss T-shirts. Students and staff at GES had a fun, learning day honoring and remembering Dr. Seuss. ​
 
    
 
    

Make It, Take It Night

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Greensville Elementary School hosted a “Make It, Take It Night” for students.  During the evening, students visited various classrooms to make and take a variety of activities which would reinforce learning of reading and math skills at home. Students and parents also worked in the computer labs to learn how technology is used at school and which resources are available for students to use at home. Approximately 60 students attended the event along with their family, 148 in all. Participants also enjoyed pizza and snacks. Before leaving, each student who attended received a new book to add to their home library. “Make It, Take It" Night was hosted in an effort to increase parent involvement in our schools and provide students and their families with additional learning resources for home.

    
 
    
 
    

Canned Food Drive at GES

Students at Greensville Elementary School held their annual canned food drive.  The food drive is in conjunction with the Emporia Jaycees.  Through the students efforts, five large trashcans were filled with items that were donated to several families in our community. 
(Standing Left to Right) Aaron Dakota Lee, Brinkley Hobbs, Cadence Elliott, Sara Grace Lynch, (Kneeling left to right)Chase Gillam, Jayden Watson (kneeling)

Georgia Pacific Makes Donation

Greensville Elementary School received a generous donation from Georgia-Pacific to aide in providing resources for students to ensure success in the classroom and in their future.  Georgia-Pacific's statement: "Georgia-Pacific sees education as the key that unlocks every person’s potential. Our support of Greensville-Emporia School system helps in this effort. As a community, we need to work together to provide students and workers with the skills needed to succeed and move forward in today’s workplace."

Letters to Santa!

Mrs. Harvey’s First Grade Class

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Bryce.  I am 7 years old.  I live in Skippers, VA.  This year I have been good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is a drum set and games for my Xbox.  If your elves are not too busy I would also like a four wheeler for kids.  I will leave some milk, cookies and cake for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

Bryce

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Quadareyon.  I am 6 years old.  I live in Emporia.  This year I have been good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is Spongebob Krab Attack because I like Spongebob.  If your elves are not too busy I would also like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Flying Hero.  I will leave some cookies for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

Quadareyon

 

Dear Santa,

I hope you come by when it is Christmas.  I love you very much.  I would like a computer for myself and a Barbie House for my baby sister.  Also, please bring my brother some wrestling toys and teddy bears for my baby sister.  Thank you very much!

Sincerely,

Anaiya

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Seleya and I am six years old.  I am a smart little girl.  I love my family.  I am trying to be on my best behavior.  Santa, would you bring me a Barbie Doll, a hair salon, and an American Girl Doll?  Hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,

Seleya

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Blair.  I am 6 years old.  I live in Emporia, VA.  This year I have been very good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is an American Girl Doll because I want to play with her.  If your elves are not too busy I would also like some iPod cases.  I will leave some milk and cookies for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

Blair

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Samantha.  I am 6 years old.  I live in Emporia, VA.  This year I have been very good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is a Frozen Castle, an Elsa Doll, and Anna Doll because I love Frozen.  If your elves are not too busy I would also like a doll baby, a game, and a book.  I will leave some cookies for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

Samantha

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Tashawn.  I have been a very good boy this year.  For Christmas, I would like to have a Power Ranger Mega Force Toy, Lego blocks, WWE Wrestling men and rings, and also a play Power Ranger Sword.  I will leave you some milk and cookies.  Please don’t forget my big sister Tashay.  Thank you and love you!

Sincerely,

Tashawn

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Se’yona.  I am 6 years old.  I live in Emporia.  This year I have been very good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is a doll.  You are the best, Santa!  If your elves are not too busy I would also like a tablet.  I will leave some milk and cookies for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

Se’yona

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Clayarta.  I am 6 years old.  I live in VA.  This year I have been good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is a Ninja Turtle Battle Master because it’s awesome.  If your elves are not too busy I would also like a tablet.  I will leave some chocolate chip cookies and milk for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

Clayarta

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Hayden Claire and I am 7 years old.  I live in Emporia with my Mom and Dad.  I have tried to be a very good girl.  This year, I want the Monster High Catacombs and the Freaky Fusion Dolls that go with it the most.  If your elves have some extra time, I would love to have a TMNT blimp and the new My Little Pony Dolls.  Please tell Louie, my elf, that I really want my usual Lalaloopsy doll.  Your cookies will be waiting for you.  (Something for the reindeer, too.)

Sincerely,

Hayden

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Eli.  I am 6 years old.  I live in Emporia, VA.  This year I have been good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is a Santa doll, Legos, and a Hulk doll because I like them very much.  If your elves are not too busy I would also lkie clothes, a Nabi with a blue cover and letters.  I will leave some cookies and milk for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

P.S.  I hope I’m not on the bad list.

From your friend,

Eli

 

Dear Santa,

My name is QuaDarion.  I am 7 years old.  I live in Emporia, VA.  This year I have been very good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is basketball court games for my Wii, some new clothes, shoes, and coat because I’ve worked very hard in Mrs. Harvey’s class.  If your elves are not too busy I would also like some toys for my baby brother QuaTavion who’s 8 months so he will leave mine alone.  I will leave some egg nog cookies and a home cooked meal for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

QuaDarion

 

Dear Santa,

Can you bring me a Password Journal?

Love,

Tatyanna

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Christian.  I am 7 years old.  I do try very, very hard to be a good boy.  I want MOST for Christmas a machine that turns broken crayons into new ones.  It is called the Crayola Melt ‘N Mold Crayon Maker Factory.  I will leave some cookies and milk for you on Christmas Eve!  I love you and thank you for anything you bring me.

Sincerely,

Christian

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Mykah.  I am 6 years old.  I live in Skippers.  This year I have been very good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is a lot of Wackyvision toys.  If your elves are not too busy I would also like a puppy.  I will leave some cookies and milk for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

Mykah

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Tyler.  I am 6 years old.  I live in Emporia, VA.  This year I have been very good.  What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is Mario 3D World because I like playing Mario on the Wii.  If your elves are not too busy I would also like a Scooby Doo Meets Batman movie.  I will leave some cookies and milk for you on Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas!

From your friend,

Tyler

National Reader’s Week – November 10-14, 2014

BOOK IT! sponsored by Pizza Hut encouraged principals to read from bell to bell one day during National Reader’s Week.  Principal, Mrs. Nicole Coker, and Assistant Principal, Mrs. Tammy Hand of Greensville Elementary School accepted the invitation.  On Monday, November 10, 2014, Mrs. Coker read all day to students in her pajamas.  On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Mrs. Hand read to students from on top of EVFD Ladder Truck.

BETA Students Read at GES

 

 

 

On Wednesday, November 12, 2014 BETA students from Greensville County High School came to read with 4th graders at Greensville Elementary School.  BETA students volunteered their time to offer an opportunity for students to read.  Encouraging students to read and developing opportunities to read will create “super” readers at GES. The BETA students will be visiting GES throughout the year to promote reading.

 

 

Forth Graders Study Weather

Recently, the students in the fourth grade at GES studied about weather.  Students learned about different clouds and storms, some of the instruments used for measuring and predicting the weather, and about meteorologist.  As a way to demonstrate their knowledge, students created projects on the various topics.  The projects came in many forms, from posters and models, to creating slide presentations and videos on the computers.  Pictured are some of the students and teachers in the fourth grade, as well as a small sampling of the projects.

GES Celebrates Constitution Day

Students in the Kindergarten classes at Greensville Elementary School participated in their annual Constitution Day Parade on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.  After learning about our Constitution and its importance, students made patriotic hats as a home project, then brought them to school and paraded through the halls of GES to demonstrate their patriotism.

Pride Chapter Donates School Supplies

Greensville Elementary School receives more community support through donations from Pride of Emporia Chapter 34 PHA OES.  Pictured are Assistant Principal Mrs. Tammy Hand and Pride Chapter Member Ms. Victoria Clark.

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