Calendar of Events
10/1/16 7am-Noon BMS Yard Sale and Car Wash
10/3/16 6pm PTSA Meeting in Library
10/8/16 10am-2pm School Fest at Hermitage High School
10/10/16 Schwan's Fundraiser Begins!
10/10/16 No School - Columbus Day
10/28/16 6pm-8pm Movie Night
11/3/16 Reflection Entries Due
11/4/16 3:30-5:00pm 6th Grade Dance
11/8/16 No School - Election Day
11/10/16 6pm Math/English Night in the Gym
11/15/16 4-7pm Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/18/16 Krispy Kreme Fundraiser Begins!
11/23/16-11/25/16 Thanksgiving Break
11/24/16 Schwan's Fundraiser Ends!
12/5/16 6pm PTSA Meeting in Library
12/5/16 Krispy Kreme Fundraiser - Money Due!
12/12/16 Krispy Kreme Vouchers Distributed
12/15/16 Concessions for Sale
12/19/16-12/30/16 Winter Break
1/9/17 PTSA Meeting in Library
1/11/17 Jumpology Spirit Night
1/16/17 No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
2/1/17 Citizenship Essay Entries Due
2/3/17 3:30-5pm 7th Grade Dance
3/6/17 6pm PTSA Meeting in Library
2/7/17 4-7pm Parent/Teacher Conferences
2/16/17 6pm Game Night
2/20/17 No School - President's Day
2/24/17 Power Plates Entries Due
2/24/17 Comedy Sportz Spirit Night
2/27/17 Yankee Candle Fundraiser Begins!
3/6/17 6pm PTSA Meeting in Library
3/7/17 Dave and Busters Spirit Night
3/10/17 Yankee Candle Fundraiser - Money Due!
4/3/17 6pm PTSA Meeting in Library
4/10/17-4/14/17 Spring Break
4/22/17 Noon-3pm Spring Carnival & SOL Kickoff
5/1/17 6pm PTSA Meeting in Library
5/1/17-5/5/17 Teacher Appreciation Week
5/18/17 Bogeys Spirit Night
5/29/17 No School - Memorial Day
6/2/17 7-9pm 8th Grade Dance
6/5/17 6pm PTSA Meeting in Library
6/16/17 Last Day of School
2016-2017 Reflections Contest is.. "What is Your Story?"
The Reflections Program provides students with the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Reflections can also serve as an outlet for students to creatively explore what they are learning in the classroom. It helps parents encourage the creativity, self-discovery, and lifelong learning of their children. Supporting the PTSA Reflection Program is one way you can increase student achievement, foster student talents, and promote the arts.
Students are encouraged to submit original works of art in one or more of the following categories:
- Dance Choreography - Photography
- Literature - Film Production
- Musical Composition - Visual Arts
Entries are judged on artistic skill and interpretation of the theme. Rules regarding the 2016-2017 Reflections contest can be found at: http://www.vapta.org. For more details, please email [email protected].
Get a head start on your Reflections submissions as these are due to your PTSA by November 3, 2016.
Citizenship Essay Project
2016-2017 Theme: "We the People...Why Vote?"
Virginia PTA is proud to sponsor the 2017 Citizenship Essay Project, with the theme “We the people…why vote?” This essay project allows students to express their views and opinions on character or citizenship. Virginia PTA is committed to promoting a sense of citizenship and responsibility in the lives of our children—tomorrow’s leaders.
Who Can Enter?
All Virginia students in grades K – 12 presently enrolled in schools with active PTA/PTSA units in Good Standing. The Special Writer Division is non-graded and limited to students whose physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges meet ADA guidelines. Qualifying students entering this division create their own essay but may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult.
* Students in grades 6 – 8 must write a minimum of 500 words, typed and double-spaced with Times New Roman 12 Font and 1”
* Special Writers may submit entries typed or handwritten.
* In all categories, adherence to the theme, originality, clarity, thought, and skill in standard written English will be judged.
* The theme must be used as the essay title and cannot be changed or altered in any way.
Winners in each age group are notified in April and will be featured in Virginia PTA’s official publications:
- 1st Place – $250
- 2nd Place – $125
- 3rd Place – $50
Submit your completed application and essay to the PTSA by January 25, 2017 as these need to be sent to the Richmond District PTA by February 1, 2017. Good luck to all of our cubs!
Through the Health & Safety Committee, VA PTA brings an exciting opportunity designed to encourage students to practice healthy eating habits by sponsoring the VA PTA Power Plates recipe competition.
Students from Pre-K through Grade 12 may compete in any of the following 5 categories by submitting their own original healthy recipe.
There are five meal categories:
More details will come in October with the application and detailed instructions. The entries will be due to the VA PTA by February 24, 2017.