Unity Day!

Our Echo Lake dolphins participated in Unity Day today! We are talking this month about how to be UPSTANDERS by standing up to bullying! Here are some of our amazing kindergartners showing their orange for Unity Day! 🙂

~Mrs. Yonce

Welcome Back!

Hi Echo Lake Dolphins! Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year! I am so grateful to be back with you and look forward to another great year!

This year we will be recognizing students for showing our monthly super hero character traits and learning about them in class lessons and morning meetings. I will have a group of 5th grade leaders help to introduce each character trait on the announcements! I also look forward to working with our newly elected Dolphin Buddy 5th grade leaders! They are going to do great things for our students and staff this year!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Open House!

~Mrs. Yonce 🙂

Super Testers!

Echo Lake Families,

What an exciting spring we have here at the Lake! This  month in lessons, I will be talking about determination! We will be talking about how it’s okay to make mistakes, not giving up, and using determination in team work!

We have Career Day coming up June 12th.  If you would like to volunteer to share your talent and enthusiasm for your career, please return the pink form that came home last week by Friday or give me a call! Volunteers will present six 15-20 minute sessions on their career. I will contact chosen volunteers. Thank you to all that have already jumped in to help out!

Lastly, testing season is upon us! I am working with students to remind them of some important testing tips that will help them to do their best. We had 5th grade “super testers” teaching testing tips on the announcements. Ask your child what they’ve learned! We are so proud of all of their hard work this year! 

~Mrs. Yonce

Thank You!

Thank you to all of the students, parents, and staff who made me feel so appreciated and loved during National School Counseling Week! 🙂


~Mrs. Yonce 🙂

Kindness Week!

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Henrico County will be recognizing Kindness Week January 23-27! Echo Lake students will be participating in the Great Kindness Challenge! Students who complete the challenge and turn it in to me by Friday, will get a small prize. 🙂

Kindness Challenge

~Mrs. Yonce


5th grade Team Work!

This month, my lessons are all focused on using a positive attitude! 5th grade has shown this through excellent teamwork! See what they worked together to build and ask them what their team had to do in order to complete this task! I enjoyed getting to see them being kind, open minded, determined, helpful, and inclusive in their groups! Way to go 5th grade! 🙂


Mix It Up Day!

Check out how we mixed it up for Mix It Up Day!

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5th grade parents and students interested in the IB Middle Years Program, please see the attached flyer for Open House at Moody Middle School on October 20th.

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Flyers will also be going home next week with 5th grade students.

~Mrs. Yonce 🙂

Meet Echo Lake’s New Counselor!

I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be Echo Lake Elementary School’s new School Counselor!  I look forward to getting to know the staff, students, and families.

~Mrs. Yonce 🙂


Summer in RVA

What To Do With The Family!

Events Calendar with all things fun to do in the summer with kids  click here for events

Deals and Discounts in RVA for summer  click here for deals

Family Fun activities (attractions, gardens, museums, history, etc.) click here for ideas

Cool Places for Kids click here for ideas


HCPS Summer Academy (instruction)   SummerAcademy

  • 2016 Summer Academy  *ask your school counselor for more information*
  • Summer Academy Newspaper
  • No Friday Classes

    Zone Sites: Colonial Trail, Echo Lake, Longdale, Maybeury, Ward

    Learning Express, Reaching Higher, and Exceptional Education
    July 11 – August 11 (Monday – Thursday) 8:00am – 12:30pm

    The Elementary ESL Program will be held at Johnson Elementary School
    July 11 – August 11 (Monday – Thursday) 8:00am – 12:30pm

    The Elementary Enrichment Program will be held at Johnson Elementary School
    Session 1: July 11 – July 21 (Monday – Thursday) 8:00am – 12:30pm
    Session 2: July 25 – August 4 (Monday – Thursday) 8:00am – 12:30pm


    Henrico Library Summer Reading Club and Program Guide FREE!   HCPL_header


  • The HCPS Family & Educator Resource Center maintains a list for parents of private tutoring services. The list is comprised of current HCPS employees (e.g., instructional personnel, teaching assistants, substitute teachers), recent HCPS retirees, local students who are actively pursuing degrees in the field of education (and related fields), and recent graduates of such programs. Parents, please contact RenĂ©e Soniat, Facilitator  804-328-8117 Email: presource@henrico.k12.va.us for the list.





  • Find out where Kids Eat Free!!
  • Kids BOWL free all summer
  • RVA Summer Festivals
  • Fun summer events in RVA
  • Farmers Markets
  • Children’s Museum of Richmond – locations in Chesterfield, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Short Pump. Open 9:30-5:30 7 days a week (central open until 7).
  • Community Activities Booklet   Henrico County Public Schools provides information about extracurricular and after-school activities available to students in Henrico County. Announcements and advertisements are provided by non-profit organizations outside the school system and are to further community awareness for the convenience of students and their families. Activities described therein are not endorsed, recommended, or approved by Henrico County Public Schools. Henrico County Public Schools assumes no liability or responsibility for any content errors or omissions and/or the use or misuse of information included in this publication. For more information, please call 804-652-3726

Henrico Parks and Playgrounds FREE!   


Henrico Parks and Rec: http://henrico.us/rec/summer-camps/   henricorecLogo-Web


*beginning Monday, April 18 (Fee-based) & April 25 (Free camps).

By mail:

  • Camp registration form – click here and mail completed form and payment (check or money order), if applicable, to:Program Registration
    Henrico Recreation and Parks
    PO Box 90775
    Henrico, VA 23273-0775


  • Registration Questions? Call 501-7275
  • Financial Assistance  Information: 501-5102 or email registration@henrico.us
  • Inclusion services available 501-7489


Henrico PAL (Police Athletic League)

  • The Eighth Annual Henrico PAL Summer Camp is designed to provide Henrico County’s youth with a safe environment, while participating in a wide variety of educational, athletic, and recreational activities. Participants will engage in a soccer and basketball clinic, baseball and softball clinic, weekly roller-skating, bowling, flag football, educational museum tours, Washington Mystics Basketball Game, Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball Game and much more. The Henrico Summer Camp will also conduct field trips every Thursday to: King’s Dominion, Hadad’s Lake, Cobblestone, Pocahontas State Park, Lake Anna Park, Yorktown Beach, Nauticus/Battleship Wisconsin and Water Country USA. The Henrico PAL Summer Camp encourages its participants to broaden their horizons, and focuses on developing positive relationships between police officers and youths while engaging in enriching experiences. 2016 Summer Camp Announcement.docx


Other RVA summer camps lists

~Mrs. Yonce