Spring Music Program
Wed Apr 9 (6 pm)
The fifth grade strings will perform at 6 p.m. followed by the fourth grade’s presentation of Music Matters by Teresa Jennings. It will be a wonderful night of celebrating music!
Mon-Fri Apr 14 - 18
School will be closed
In the News
Red Mill Boosterthon FunRun - Oct. 17-28
This year our school and PTA are working together on one big joint fundraiser…the Red Mill Dolphin Fun Run! It’s a 10-day program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on Tuesday, October 18th and concludes with the Fun Run on Friday, October 28th. Families will be asked to gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps). As part of the fundraiser, students will also experience an amazing character theme, BACKYARD BOX OFFICE! It’s a movie theme all about making a difference by getting into character. During the week of October 17th and 24th, our students will learn from five REAL kid difference-makers during their daily huddle. From inventors, to world-class speakers, to business owners, to world-record holders, these five kids will inspire our students to practice the five “Character Acts” and make a difference in our community. We asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run experience and make it more profitable, easier, and fun. To learn more about the Boosterthon experience, visit www.boosterthon.com. All profit earned from the Dolphin Fun Run will go back to your students in the form of instructional resources, materials, and technology, as well as instructional enrichment opportunities. So please help our school by reaching out to family and friends. Pledging will be open on October 11th, one week prior to the Pep Rally. Just go to www.funrun.com, and you can register your student using our unique school code: 242-754. You can even make videos to share with family and friends which feature your child as the star. Our goal for this fundraiser is $20,000. If each student/family is able to acquire at least four pledges, we should be able to reach our goal. All families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run on October 28th! It’s going to be a blast seeing every student participate. Thank you for your support!
If you want to make a pledge for our school, you can do so on our Principal's Pledge page - https://goo.gl/i94j2W Please consider helping our school reach their goal.
Introduction of New SOL Testing Delivery Software
VBCPS feels it is important for students to be able to practice for SOL's by having access to the SOL Practice Tests from home. Click here for instructions on downloading and installing TestNav8.
Red Mill Receives 'Let's Move!' Active Schools National Award
Let’s Move! Active Schools, part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, announced its 2016 National Award recipients. 544 US schools were recognized for their outstanding efforts in creating an Active School environment. Only 5 schools in the entire state of Virginia received this award, and Red Mill Elementary is the only school in our city to be honored!
The Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award is the nation’s top physical education and physical activity distinction for K-12 schools. The award celebrates a school’s commitment to providing students with at least 60 minutes of physical activity before, during and after school each day.
“I applaud these schools for creating Active School environments that are inspiring students to be more engaged learners and ensuring that physical education and physical activity continue to be an important part of every child's educational experience,” said First Lady Michelle Obama.
Thank you to our wonderful PE teacher, Ashlyn Parker, for making this award possible.
Recycling Efforts Pay Off! - Trex 1st Place Winner!
For many years now, Red Mill students have been actively involved in helping the environment by recycling and upcycling; everything from paper, plastics, ink cartridges, and even cell phones. Due to everyone's efforts in collecting plastic bags, Red Mill placed first in the Trex Recycling Challenge. As the winner of this challenge not only will we receive our fifth Trex bench, but we have kept 5,328 pounds of plastic bags out of our areas land fills. The plastic bags that were collected will be turned into beautiful and environmentally responsible outdoor products.
Keep up those great recycling and upcycling practices. Check the updated lists of items and suggestions for where to drop them off.
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids
Red Mill students are learning the power of the 'The 7 Habits of Happy Kids'. These life principles are introduced in the book by Sean Covey. Click for a copy of these 7Habits.
Connect2Compete - Low-Cost Internet Service
Connect2Compete is a is a low-cost Internet service that is available through Cox Communications for students and families that qualify for the National School Lunch Program, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. For those who qualify, the monthly rate is $9.95. Click for more detailed information or visit www.connect2compete.org/cox .