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Mar 27

KES Virtual Spirit Week!

Nothing can hold back the spirit of the Kaechele Coyotes! Let’s share our enthusiasm with one another though a virtual spirit week. Detailed instructions will be on the Coyote Courier for March 29th. Use this link to add to the fun:

Here is the schedule we will be following during the week of March 30th:

Monday, 3/30: USA Day – Wear red, white and blue to show your American patriotism!
Tuesday, 3/31: Showcase a Habitude – Demonstrate your imagination, curiosity, self-awareness, perseverance, courage, passion or adaptability.
Wednesday, 4/1: Family Game Day – What have you been playing?
Thursday, 4/2: Build a Fort – Let’s see what you can construct!
Friday, 4/3: KES Day – Showcase your best coyote spirit!

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Mar 24

Making Connections

During this unprecedented time, all of us here at Kaechele are doing our best to stay in touch with our students. In addition to the Zoom meetings, Flipgrids, emails, and updates that can be found on teacher blogs, below you can find some connections to use at home. We want to thank you for your patience and understanding while we await further instruction from the county as to what may come next. Mrs. Patterson will continue to update everyone the best she can with the weekly Coyote Courier. Hang in there everyone and stay well!

HCPS Virtual Learning

Educational Websites

Exercise with Mr. Runk

Connect to Art

STEM at Home

Common Sense Media Ideas

Henrico Public Library

Ebooks from Mims

Links that help children cope with and understand COVID-19:

Managing Fear and Anxiety During Health Pandemic 

Video made for kids about the Coronavirus

How to talk to your young children about the virus

25 Mindfulness Activities for Kids and Teens

Calming Anxiety – Coping Skills for Kids

Deep Breathing Exercises for Kids



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Mar 12

COVID-19: An important announcement

Updated: March 23, 2020


To the entire Henrico community,


Moments ago, Gov. Ralph Northam announced that all public schools in Virginia would be closed for the remainder of the current school year in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19. Like you, I am stunned and saddened to be seeing those words become a reality. However, Henrico County Public Schools fully supports all that is necessary to ensure the long-term health and safety of our community. 


A decision of this magnitude creates an entire universe of new questions that we will begin to answer for you. We will be updating any previously communicated information and guidance, and we promise to stay in touch as all of the information that’s important to you becomes more clear. For now, we felt it was important to pass along today’s major announcement as soon as we found out. 

Updates will continue to be posted to our COVID-19 page:


Thank you for reading, and please know that the Henrico County Public Schools team will be here with you every step of the way. We will continue to get through this together.  





Amy E. Cashwell, Ed.D.



Again, more details about student learning will be forthcoming in separate communications. Visit the “COVID-19” page on our website for full information from HCPS.

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Mar 01

Spreading Kindness

We are so proud of our open-hearted and generous students! 1810 books were collected during the month of February. These will be donated to another HCPS elementary school for students to take home books for summer reading. It is a blessing to be able to spread the love of reading and offer the gift of some many literary adventures to others. On Friday, March 13th, Mr. Buffkin and Mrs. Patterson will share a special school wide read aloud and the entire school will celebrate our success with a Book Character Dress Up day. Way to go Coyotes!

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Feb 24

Student Led Conferences

Our first annual Student Led Conference night on Feb 13th was a great success.  All coyotes were so proud to share their learning with their families. Please give us information on how to make future events like this more relevant, authentic and important for our students’ academic growth.  Thank you for answering the following questions on this survey.  

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Jan 21

VIDEO: Henrico Learning Today

HCPS TV stopped by Mrs Givens’ 2nd Grade class for a lesson on how to better understand text deeply.

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Apr 22

We are a Common Sense School!

WAY TO GO, KES Community! Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recognized our school as a Common Sense School. Kaechele Elementary has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying. The recognition acknowledges our schools commitment creating a culture of digital citizenship. To learn more about the criteria Kaechele Elementary met to become recognized as a Common Sense School, visit

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