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This Week’s School Schedule


Food Fair registration opens at 7 p.m. April 4

Online registration for the wildly popular Food Fair of Chesterfield County Public Schools opens at 7 p.m. April 4. Tickets have been snapped up rapidly in previous years, so families should be ready to reserve their free tickets promptly. Online registration is available here starting at 7 p.m. April 4: The Food Fair gives students and parents the opportunity to taste food being considered for school lunches and breakfasts. Their feedback will help shape next year’s menus. This year’s Food Fair will take place April 13 at Clover Hill High. There will be two tastings: 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. For each tasting, 500 tickets are available. The Food Fair is free, but online registration is required. For more information, go to


School dedication

There will be a dedication ceremony for Carver College and Career Academy 8-9 a.m. April 5. Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton will be the keynote speaker. After the program, there will be a reception in the library. For more information, call 768-6156.

Field trip

Fourth-graders from Curtis Elementary will visit Pamplin Historical Park 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5 to learn about the Civil War. For more information, call 768-6175.

James River field trips

Eighth-grade science students from Providence Middle will be aboard a research boat on the James River as they participate in Chesapeake Bay Foundation field trips. The April 5 trip will run 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call Alice Potts at 674-1355.


Battle of the Books

Three schools will compete to see which one will be the Battle of the Books champion: Jacobs Road Elementary, Reams Road Elementary and Providence Elementary. The battle will begin at 11 a.m. April 7. For more information, call 674-1320.

History Lives

History comes to life at Woolridge Elementary 9:30-10:30 a.m. April 7-8. Third-graders will transform the gym into a living museum, with each third-grader representing a historical figure. The students will be in character and will give short speeches to visitors. For more information, call 739-6330.


Crash simulations

For the senior classes at Clover Hill High and at James River High, the VCU School of Medicine will stage a car crash and demonstrate what happens in a trauma room. A MedFlight helicopter is scheduled to land. The crash simulation will take place 8-10:30 a.m. April 8 at Clover Hill High; email for information. The crash simulation will take place 8-10:30 a.m. April 25 at James River High; email for information.

Celebrating 25 years

Ecoff Elementary will celebrate its 25th anniversary on April 8. Families are invited to an open house 5-5:30 p.m. followed by a carnival 5:30-8 p.m. Food will be available for purchase from Brock’s Barbecue, Carytown Burgers and Fries and Kona Ice. For details, call 768-6185.

Field trip

Woolridge Elementary fourth-grade classes will spend April 8 at Pamplin Historical Park. For more information, call 739-6330.



Matoaca Elementary’s Running Club is getting ready for the Virginia 529 Kids Run sponsored by Sports Backers. The one-mile event starts at 8 a.m. April 9. For details, call 590-3100.


Middle and high school students will demonstrate enthusiastic problem-solving and teamwork during the annual STEAM Expo 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 9 at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull. The event is free and open to the public. STEAM (which stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math) has exploded across Chesterfield County Public Schools, causing the annual STEAM fair to split into two events: the STEAM Expo on April 9 and an event in March for elementary students. New this year is a performing arts visual challenge. This “Stylin’ Face Off” challenges high school teams to create a contemporary Greek god or goddess — including costume, makeup, hair and character analysis — for a commercial. More information is available here:



Spring Run Elementary will recognize two Students of the Year at 3 p.m. April 12 in the school cafeteria. For more information, call 639-6352.

Recorder concert

Spring Run Elementary fourth-graders will perform on recorders at 6 p.m. April 12 in the school cafeteria. For more information, call 639-6352.

Field trip

Woolridge Elementary kindergarten classes will visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 12. For more information, call 739-6330.

Testing is Table Talk’s timely topic for April

Helping your child prepare for tests is April’s topic for Table Talk: Meals With Meaning. Whether you have a third-grader taking SOLs or a high schooler taking the SAT or a student somewhere in between, parents will learn strategies to help children succeed by attending one of these Table Talk sessions: 6-8 p.m. April 12 at Clover Hill High or 6-8 p.m. April 14 at Meadowbrook High. Table Talk is always free and includes dinner and activities for children ages 5-12. Online registration is now open: Registration closes at 8 a.m. April 11, but space is limited so do not wait until the last minute to claim your space at Table Talk. For more information, email or call 748-1781.

Special Education Advisory Committee

The Special Education Advisory Committee seeks to inform and involve parents in special education matters that affect more than 7,000 students with disabilities in Chesterfield County Public Schools. The committee will meet 5-6:30 p.m. April 13 to discuss Medicaid waivers. The committee meets at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. Enter through Door 1 (facing Hull Street Road). Call 639-8918 for details.

Kindergarten registration day

Every Chesterfield County elementary school will register incoming kindergartners 9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 14, so parents should take their children to the elementary school they are zoned to attend. For more information, go to


Jacobs Road Elementary students in grades 3-5 will hear a performance by the Richmond Symphony 9-10 a.m. April 14. For more information, call 674-1320.

Field trip

Curtis Elementary fifth-grade classes will visit Washington, D.C., on April 14. The students will leave the school at 7 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. During their D.C. visit, they will drive by the Capitol, tour the Museum of Natural History and take a walking tour of the monuments. For more information, call 768-6175.

Go Nuts for Reading

Alberta Smith Elementary students and Ecoff Elementary students who read eight books and returned their bookmarks will attend a Richmond Flying Squirrels game free 6-9:30 p.m. April 15. Also, they will parade with Nutzy around the field before the game starts. For more information, email about Alberta Smith Elementary or email about Ecoff Elementary.

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