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 Elementary office hours for the summer are Monday - Thursday, (June 20th - August 18th) from 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM.
SCA Receives Spirit Award
Red Mill Elementary's SCA was honored by they United Way of South Hampton Roads on the last day of school. The United Way honored our SCA for their fund raising efforts throughout the year with a special Spirit Award. What an awesome honor!
Red Mill Receives Grant for FUEL UP TO PLAY 60
On June 16, 2016, Roseann Liberatore, RDN, Manager of School Health and Wellness for Southeast Dairy, presented Red Mill Elementary School a check for $4000.00 to support their Fuel Up to Play 60 initiatives. Fuel Up to Play 60 is a free school wellness program in more than 70,000 schools nationwide. The Funds will be used to help Red Mill Elementary implement the program, which helps build student awareness of and access to nutrient-rich foods and increase physical activity opportunities for students.
Red Mill Elementary, was 1 of 4 schools in Virginia, approved for funding and the only school who received the full $4000.00! That is a big accomplishment. A huge thank you goes out to PE teacher, Ashlyn Parker and cafeteria manager, Diane Swan for their collaborative efforts.
Students Donation for the American Cancer Society - 'Relay Field Day for Life'
Red Mill Elementary students participated in one final fund raiser for this year. The SCA combined the school's Field Day event with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life into "Relay Field Day for Life!" Students purchased paper feet for a $1 a foot, to decorate their Field Day class banners. So many feet were purchase by some classes that the class leader board wrapped down the hall and across the gym door. The class with the most feet purchased in the entire school won a Pizza Party from Relay for Life. Each grade level winning class got to participate in a huge class water balloon fight with their teachers and school administrators. In just one week's time a total of $6855.75 was raised by the students. The SCA presented a donation check to the Relay for Life representatives at the Field Day Opening Ceremonies on Tuesday, June 14th.
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 .