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
Helping Hands Annual Fall Flower Sale
Are you ready to bring a little color to your yard? If so, the Red Mill Helping Hands Club can help! They are holding their Fall Flower Sale from September 28th - October 7th. You can place orders for pansies, chrysanthemums, and fall annuals. The flowers will be ready for pick up on October 19th from 4:30 - 6:00 PM. Click here for the price lists and order form.
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 .