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Jun 10

Beat the Summer Slide!


Explore lots of different kinds of books and try some of the awesome activities
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Also, here is the link for the Henrico County Public Library Summer Reading Challenge.

Students can sign up for the challenge and earn the chance to win prizes, and also help Holladay earn a trophy!

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May 23

Henrico 21

Holladay 4th graders proudly displayed their project at the county’s Henrico 21 Exhibition this week!

Holladay Elementary – 4th graders

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May 21

Moving Up Day! 6/12

Moving Up Day and School Family Engagement Committee (SFEC) Meeting #4

June 12, 2019
7:50 am
Holladay Cafeteria
Refreshments will be served

7:50 – 8:05 Family Engagement Meeting (Cafeteria)
8:05 – 8:30 Transition Event for grades K – 4

Family members of Holladay students and community representatives are invited to join us for our fourth School Family Engagement Committee Meeting. We will discuss school announcements, program updates, and family engagement. After the meeting, parents will join their children for Transition Day to preview the grade level for the next school year.

Los miembros de la familia de los estudiantes de Holladay y los representantes de la comunidad están invitados a unirse a nosotros para nuestra cuarta reunión del Comité Escolar de Participación Familiar. Discutiremos los anuncios de la escuela, las actualizaciones del programa y el compromiso familiar. Después de la reunión, los padres se unirán a sus hijos para el Día de transición para obtener una vista previa del nivel de grado para el próximo año escolar.


Transporte, alojamiento y cuidado de niños disponibles a pedido contactando Nidia Chjon at 261-5040


(on bright yellow/green form that was sent home)

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May 20

Beat the “Summer Slide”

Summer slide isn’t a piece of playground equipment – it’s the tendency for students to lose some of the progress they’ve made during the academic year. But there are ways to keep your students’ skills sharp and have fun all summer long.

For details, resources and lots more ways to foster reading this summer, go to HCPS’ summer reading page.

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May 17

PTA Spirit Night- Jason’s Deli

May 21, 2019

PTA Spirit Night at Jason’s Deli 5-8

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Apr 26

Holladay Chicks!

We will soon have chicks hatching in the library!

The estimated day for hatching is Tuesday, April 30.  By that date, the eggs will have been staying warm in the incubator for 21 days!  Check out our chickcam link to see the hatching live!

Click Here for Live Video of Chicks

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Apr 23

Family Learning Series – Spring 2019

Click Here for Family Learning Series-Spring 2019 PDF


Presented by The Family & Educator Resource Center/Department of Family & Community Engagement

Family Learning Series SPRING 2019 SESSIONS

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Gayton Public Library (Meeting Room) 10600 Gayton Road, Henrico, VA 23238
Choosing Quality Child Care
Patricia Koon, Outreach and Recruitment Supervisor – Child Savers
Choosing child care for your child is a very important and sometimes difficult decision. As a parent, you want to ensure
that your child is safe and happy in a child-care environment that is fun, educational and nurturing. This workshop will
discuss the different types of child care and help parents identify what quality care looks like for infants, toddlers,
preschoolers, school agers and children with special needs. It will also assist parents in ways to find child care that fits
their needs, and suggest community resources.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 • 12:00 -1:30 p.m.

North Park Public Library (Meeting Room) 8508 Franconia Road, Henrico, VA 23227
Parent-Child Relationships- Actions that Matter!
Vivian Stith-Williams, Parent Resource Social Worker, Family and Community Engagement, HCPS
This workshop helps parents understand five areas of parent-child relationships. Building these five keys in our relationships with our kids is one of the most important things we can do as parents. You will: 1) learn why parent-child relationships are key to your child’s success; 2) learn five keys to strong relationships with your children; 3) share ideas with others
and 4) have a chance to commit to doing one thing to strengthen your relationship with your child.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Sandston Public Library (Meeting Room) 23 E. Williamsburg Road, Sandston, VA 23150
“And The Survey Says”
Steve Hixson, BSW, MBA, Prevention Services Coordinator, and Pat Hill, Ph.D., Prevention Manager,
Henrico County Mental Health Services
This workshop will share results on youth drug use from a recent Henrico County youth survey. Learn what the survey
shows about parental communication and parental influence as key drug use prevention strategies, and explore resources
for parents.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 • 12:00 -1:30 p.m.

Eastern Henrico Recreation Center (Classroom) 1440 N. Laburnum Ave., Henrico, VA 23223
“And The Survey Says”
Steve Hixson, BSW, MBA –Prevention Services Coordinator & Pat Hill, Ph.D. Prevention Manager,
Henrico County Mental Health Services
This workshop will share specific results on drug use
by youth as indicated by a recent Henrico County
youth survey. Findings from the survey regarding parental communication and parental influence as key
drug use prevention strategies will be highlighted,
along with various resources for parents.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

New Bridge Learning Center (Training Room – Door 7) – 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, VA 23223
Parent’s Voice in the Special Education Process
Henry J. Millward, Jr., Director, Office of Specialized Education Facilities and Family Engagement –
Virginia Department of Education
Parents of children identified as having a disability play a crucial role in the education of their children. Federal and
state law require that parents and school personnel work together to provide children with appropriate educational
services. This session will provide information and resources about the special education process and how parents can
maximize their voices, and be active participants in improving outcomes for their children. Definitions, procedures and
an overview of the Individualized Education Plan will be included in this session.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

North Park Library – (Meeting Room) 8508 Franconia Road, Henrico, VA 23227
Transition and Student IEPs
Rebecca Woods and Kathryn Costly, Transition Coordinators, HCPS
Learn about a multitude of programs offered within Henrico County Public Schools, and find out about programs and
agencies that can assist with postsecondary planning for students with special needs.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Tuckahoe Public Library – 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, VA 23229
Depression and Teenagers
Kurt Stiefvater, LPC, Adolescent Services Clinician-Henrico Area Mental Health & Dev. Services
Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can cause a lot of ups and downs for teens.
But for some teens, the lows are more than just temporary feelings – they’re a symptom of depression. The key areas
of discussion will include: recognizing depression signs and symptoms; possible causes; what parents can do to help;
evidenced-based treatment and when to go for professional help.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Fairfield Public Library 1001 N. Laburnum Avenue, Henrico, VA 23223
Medicaid Waivers
Deanna L. Parker, MPA -Sr. DD Policy Analyst, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
The session will provide an overview of the four Medicaid waivers in the commonwealth which pertain to individuals
with developmental disabilities. The session will include waiver program redesign resulting in creation of the Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC+) waiver and the three amended DD community waivers. The session will
also cover the regulatory authority and description of each waiver, program application and eligibility requirements,
screening process, and waiver services and support options.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Brookland Middle School Library 9200 Lydell Drive, Richmond, VA 23228
Preparing for Life Beyond High School
Erica Daniels, School Counseling Director, (CFA10-12) Henrico High School, HCPS
If you are unsure how to prepare your child for life beyond high school, this session will give you a short guide to
the college preparation/admissions process, and to career exploration. We will touch on topics related to admission
requirements, interests and skills inventories and options for students with disabilities.

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Apr 23

Pre-K Recruitment

Participating children must be four years old by Sept. 30, 2019 (NO EXCEPTIONS). Children are not admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, and are not guaranteed acceptance into the program.

How do I apply?

  1. Submit a pre-application online at
  2. An HCPS family advocate will contact you to schedule an appointment to complete the application process.

Click Here for Pre-K Recruitment flyer

Recruitment Guidelines

Parent or guardian must provide the following original documents to apply (no copies will be accepted):

  • Completed recruitment packet (a recruitment packet can be picked up from one of the elementary schools listed on the Foundational Learning and Family Engagement page under “Preschool,” or from New Bridge Learning Center).
  • Certified birth certificate.
  • Proof of income for all family members (e.g., W-2, tax form, two most recent paycheck stubs per individual, TANF verification,
    letter from employer indicating period of employment and salary, child support, social security benefits, unemployment).
  • Proof of residency and identification:
    • Three forms are required:
      1. House contract, mortgage or lease agreement (if you do not have a lease or mortgage
        in your name, please call for additional requirements).
      2. Utility bill dated within the past 30 days, AND
      3. Photo I.D. (military I.D., driver’s license, DMV I.D. or other photo I.D.).
  • Health insurance cards.
  • Current immunization records.
  • Completed physical exam form (dated within the past year). Page one must be completed.
    and signed by parent or guardian.
  • Completed dental exam form (dated within the past six months).
  • Court-ordered custody papers, if applicable.
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP), if applicable.


Click Here for Pre-K Recruitment flyer

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Apr 01

April 11 is the day to register your child for kindergarten


Entering kindergarten is a big step for children and their families. It all starts Thursday, April 11 when Henrico County Public Schools will join with 14 other central Virginia school divisions to register new students for the 2019-20 school year. To enroll a child in Henrico County Public Schools, the child must reside in Henrico County with a parent or court-appointed legal custodian and be 5 years old by Sept. 30.

 More information is available at the Henrico County Public Schools website at

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Mar 11

VIDEO: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Students, with the help of the Virginia State Police, celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with special activities.

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