• Monday, May 21st, 2018

Our Virginia Studies SOL will now be this Friday, May 25th.


• Monday, March 26th, 2018

Our Testing Schedule:

Friday, May 11th – Reading SOL Part 1
Monday, May 14th – Reading SOL Part 2

Thursday, May 17th – Math SOL Part 1
Friday, May 18th – Math SOL Part 2

Thursday, May 24th – Virginia Studies SOL


• Monday, March 12th, 2018

Here are a few updates for the week:

-Book Report is due April 12th! Please sign the sheet coming home today to let me know you are aware of this project.

-Reading HW-the students will have a chapter to read in our class novel each night. There are questions to answer that go along with each chapter. The chapters are not long and the students can work ahead if they would like. The packet will be checked on Friday. We are also reading the story in the class together.

-Mystery Readers: If you would like to come in and read to the class, please let me know. The kids love to see their family come in!

-March 16th (Friday)-wear GREEN!

Have a great week, Kelly

• Thursday, March 01st, 2018

Save money on Papa Johns Pizza and earn money for Colonial Trail Elementary at the same time! This fundraiser starts on Tuesday, March 6th and ends on Tuesday, March 20th.


There are 2 coupon cards to choose from: a $10 card which has a variety of coupons including free pizza, desserts, or sides OR a $15 card which has 16 buy one get one free large pizza codes. The card pays for itself after the first use! They make great gifts for family and friends, too! The best part is CTES will receive up to 70% of the proceeds!

To top it off, the class with the most pizza cards sold will receive a FREE PIZZA PARTY!!! This fundraiser is online only- so please click here . This fundraiser only lasts two weeks so order some cards today!!! Thanks for supporting CTES!!

• Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Monday-Fox in Socks Day  (wear crazy socks)

Tuesday-I Can Read w/ My Eyes Shut Day
(wear a shirt you can read)

Wednesday-Green Eggs & Clothes Day  (wear green)

Thursday-If I Ran the Zoo  (wear animal print)

Friday-Seussical Character (dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character)  Kindergarten Parade;

• Sunday, February 25th, 2018

• Sunday, February 25th, 2018

The projects turned out amazing and each student worked so hard!

• Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

I hope you can join us tomorrow night at 6pm for our Social Studies showcase. The students have worked so hard on their projects from the beginning research to the transformation of the bottle to the person. If you have a few minutes to stop by, please do so!

• Monday, January 08th, 2018

Dear Parents,

Happy Monday-I can’t believe it finally stopped raining! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Here are a few updates for the week:

-Report cards are coming home today: please only send back the signed envelope, the report card is yours to keep.

-Field Trip Permission form: on February 21st, we are going to St. John’s Church to see where Patrick Henry gave his famous speech. Please return the form and payment as soon as possible.

-Valentine’s Day: the students are very excited about exchanging Valentines on Wednesday. We have made a list of all class names. This is optional****….if your child chooses to participate, please send one for each student in the class so no one is left out. Thank you for your help with this!

Upcoming Important Dates:


2/12: Report Cards go home

2/19: Previous student holiday-now a regular school day

2/20: Math Benchmark Part 1

2/21: Math Benchmark Part 2

2/21: Social Studies Showcase-6pm-7pm


• Tuesday, January 02nd, 2018

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful break. It was so nice to see all the smiling faces this morning! Thank you to all the families that were able to start reading for the Book Celebration. After today, everyone should have a book from either the school library or the public library. Here is the link to submit completed entries once the books have been read. Please remember to have the student do this independently. They can use any notes they took during the reading to help them. Thank you for your support in this amazing project!