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Principal’s Message

Hello October! 

October is one of the busiest but most exciting months at Chambelayne. 


T-Shirt- Families can order Chamberlayne T-shirts during the first 2 weeks of October. T Shirt sale is October 2nd-13th. You can order online by clicking HERE. You can also order by filling out the order form that was sent home with students.

Walk to School day- October 4th is an national effort to get families to walk to school instead of the usual way. PTA will be handing out breakfast treats to all students. Families are asked to park in the Chamberlayne Farms Shopping Center and walk across the street to school.

Half Day- October 9th Dismissal begins at 11:05AM

Say Cheese!  Fall Picture Day is Tuesday October 10th.

Panda Express Spirit Night-  October 17th at Panda Express 9100 Staples Mill Rd, Henrico, VA 23228

All Pro Dads- On the 3rd Friday of each month, dads, father figures and their students get to spend time together eating breakfast and discussing different topics with each other. We begin after announcements (7:50AM) and always end at 8:30AM. Dads then walk their students to class. Our first All Pro Dads Breakfast is Friday, October 20th.

Fall Festival- This annual event is our largest school wide event of the year. Friday, October 27th 5:30PM-7:30PM. Families and community members look forward to this each year. This is an evening of fun for the whole family.

Be sure to check your child’s Friday Folder each weekend and expect a weekly call from me on Sunday evenings.

Check back here often for updates and information. You don’t want to miss a thing!

Renovation Information

Update as of 8/18/2017: Construction is not scheduled to begin before November. Therefore students in Grades 4, 5, Wyatt’s Pre K and Swann’s Pre K will begin the school year in their classrooms. Art and Music will also begin in classrooms. Once we have a firm start date for construction, those classrooms will move to trailers. 
Phase 1: 2017-2018 School Year (Tentative)
Buildings B and D.  (Pre K, 4th Grade , 5th Grade, Art and Music)
Phase 2: Spring 2018 through Summer 2018 (Tentative)
Current Main Office and New Office Location (within addition)
New Main Office will be located at end of current B Building near the parking lot with an addition)
Current main office will become the Library/Media Center.
The Cafeteria will also be renovated during this phase.
Phase 3: 2018-2019 School Year (Tentative)
Buildings A and C. (Kg, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade)
We now have a Facebook page that will provide you with informational updates and pictures of the wonderful things that happened this past school year and that is to come.
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Dwight VanRossum
Chamberlayne Elementary School

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