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Mar 11

The 2019 Henrico Schools Survey is now open!

2019 Henrico Schools Survey

Tell us about your perspectives and experiences, you can help Henrico Schools improve and make important decisions about the future.

Student Survey | Parent/Guardian Survey

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Mar 03

Festival of the Arts

Image result for festival of the arts clipartSAVE THE DATE:  Kaechele’s annual Festival of the Arts will be on Thursday, March 28th from 6:00-8:00 PM. During this event students will showcase their love of the arts ( art work, music, dancing and spoken word). You will not want to miss this school wide event. More information will be sent home via orange folders.  

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Mar 03

Author Visit

Image result for james riley booksNew York Times bestselling author James Riley is coming to Kaechele Elementary School on Wednesday, March 13th to speak to our 3rd through 5th grade students.  He will talk about his epic new series, The Revenge of Magic, coming out on March 5th, and his Story Thieves series. He will also work with our students about the craft of writing.We are offering the opportunity to purchase an autographed book for your child through bbgb, our local children’s bookshop. All orders must be placed online at   When ordering online use coupon code kes15.  We are receiving a 15% discount on the books.  Please place your order by Monday, March 4th.  You may call bbgb with any questions at 804.353.5675.

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Feb 24

Career Day

Career Day Clipart #1Please mark on your calendar KES Career Festival, Sponsored by Karen Shaia, School Counselor
Calling all available workers to share their vast expertise from the World of Work!
DATE: Friday, 4/19  TIME: 8:00-10:45 AM
PLACE: KES Student Classrooms or Presentations in the Gym, or Work Vehicles in the Bus Loop  

This year presenters will speak with students for 15 minutes during rotations and share materials and equipment they use on their jobs. Your role would be to help students understand the importance education plays in determining your career choice. Please consider being part of our Kaechele Career Day Festival.   If interested, then please sign up using this link Career Day 2019;  If you have any questions, then email Mrs. Shaia at

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Feb 17

Preschool Reverse Mainstreaming Classes

Free Preschool Clipart #1Kaechele Elementary School will begin accepting applications for the 2019-20 Preschool Reverse Mainstreaming classes. This half day morning class (7:40- 10:40 AM) consists of a mix of children with and without disabilities attending a high-quality, literacy- rich preschool program together. If interested, please plan to attend an informational session on Thursday, March 14 at 6:00 PM in our school’s library. Applications will be handed out during this meeting. Please refer to the brochure for further information:

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Feb 17

Family Fun and Fitness

Image result for family fun and fitness clipartFamily Fun and Fitness Night is Thursday, February 21st from 6:30 – 7:30. We hope you all can make it out for a fun filled night of fitness. We will all meet in the gym at 6:30 for a brief PTA meeting and then break off into 5 groups that will travel around the school to different fitness activities that include; Jumping Rope, Yard Games, Taekwondo, Student Tabatas and the Short Pump Middle Dance Team. This will also be our final event for Healthy Schools Healthy Virginia. Hope to see everyone there!

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Feb 11

Community Foundation needs your help to identify region’s outstanding teachers

Henrico, Va. Jan. 17, 2019 – Who is the special teacher in your life? The REB Awards for Teaching Excellence provide a tangible, public way to recognize outstanding teachers in Henrico County Public Schools – and give them the means to continue growing. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support teaching excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive professional development grants of $4,000 to $12,000, given to teachers who have distinguished themselves by their inspiring classroom performance.

Through a nomination process, approximately 15 outstanding teachers are selected each year to receive cash grants to support professional development activities.

Nominations are invited from parents, students, educators and the community at large. Award recipients have earned graduate degrees, climbed mountains, traced their ancestors and met peers from around the world – all to reignite their own passion for learning and to pass it on to their students.

Nominations must be made online. A letter in support of the nomination must be written by another individual and submitted online with the nomination.

Who:The Community Foundation invites nominations from students, parents, colleagues, school staff and administrators (except for the school principal), and the community at large.

When: Nominations and letters of support must be submitted by Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.

How: Nominations must be submitted through the Community Foundation’s website. For detailed instructions, eligibility criteria and a link to the nomination portal, please visit

*A link to the Community Foundation’s nomination portal can be found at, under Hot Topics. For questions regarding nominations, please contact Tracie Weston, director of professional learning and leadership, at 804-652-3769.

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Feb 03

Random Acts of Kindness

Image result for random acts of kindnessDuring the month of February, KES will celebrate “Random Acts of Kindness,” and we are encouraging all children to think about special ways they can practice kindness towards others. Each week we will have a community service project to help make the world a better place! Information was sent home with all students this week. Below is a summary of the events:

February 4-8 Food Drive for Henrico County Blue Bus Department of Family and Community Engagement:
Please bring in one or more food items to help those students and families in Henrico County who are in need of food. Items include: cereal boxes, cereal bars, fruit cups, applesauce, oatmeal, grits, fruit rolls, peanut butter, jams/jellies, mac-n-cheese, rice, noodles, beans, instant mashed potatoes, all veggie/fruit canned items, canned meats such as tuna, ham, or chicken, chili, corn beef hash, all soups – canned or in cartons, bottle water, juices, boxed drinks.

February 11-15 Coat Drive for Caring Clothes Closet RVA:
This campaign is sponsored by our KES community service club. Please send in gently used children’s coats to help support those in need for warm winter items.

February 11-15 Children’s Hospital Foundations’ Change for Children Campaign: This campaign is sponsored by our KES SCA. 100% of the collection stay here in Richmond to support patients that are receiving services from Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Bring in any spare change for classroom change jars.

January 22-February 21 Healthy Schools, Healthy Virginia
Thank you for considering a donation that will be shared with the American Heart Association and KES. Half of the donations will be used to purchase a set of Polar OH1 optical heart rate sensors. The other half of the donation will go to the American Heart Association. Go to and click on Find My School. Locate your school, click Become a Fundraiser and the Join a Team.

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Feb 03

National School Counseling Week

Image result for national school counseling weekFebruary 4- 8, 2019 is National School Counseling Week. Thank you Mrs. Shaia for ALL you do to support students, families and teachers! Everyday Mrs. Shaia comes to school with a smile on her face ready to face any challenge. YOU are a day to day example for putting “Student First!” She is available to “counsel” students/families, she teaches and is in classrooms each day, she supports students in small groups, and coordinates our school’s Watch DOG program. KES LOVES our school counselor!!

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Jan 27

International Night

Last Thursday’s International Festival was a huge success! Thank you to those who hosted a booth and for all you attended this event.  This year an extra added feature were fifth graders who demonstrated how to play board games from around our globe. A special thank you to our PTA coordinators, Raminta Sandu and Parnita Singh for planning this event

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