Oct 18

PLEASE Search for Library Books to Return – Fees are Coming

Time is running out to return books!

Starting next Friday, October 23rd, all overdue books will be marked as lost and fees (paperbacks – $5.00, hardcovers – $16.00) will be assessed. This is the final notice that you will receive to return your child’s CTES Library book(s) from the 2019-2020 school year. Please return all books by Friday, October 23rd to the bin at the main entrance to CTES or at the packet/book pickup/dropoff on Wednesday, October 21st. You may also drop them off at the yellow-lidded book return bin at any other HCPS school.

There are 76 CTES students who have not returned their library books from last school year. There are 199 books still checked out, just from last year. Unfortunately, if these books are not returned, other students will not be able to enjoy them. We want to ensure that all students have fair and equitable access to all library books, but we are unable to do that when hundreds of books are lost from our collection. Please be a part of the solution by bringing your books back.

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Oct 18

International Baccalaureate

CUBS – Are you CURIOUS about the IB Middle Years Program at Moody Middle School?

Join the MMS Raiders virtually this Tuesday, October 20th, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. for their annual IB Open House.

The IB Information Session video is your first step and provides helpful details about IB and the application process.  Watch it anytime, anywhere by clicking here.

Next, explore IB at your leisure between 5:30 and 7:30 Tuesday evening by starting at this Open House link.  Use the tabs at the top of the site to navigate, and check out all of the subject areas and sessions* or just the ones you’re most interested in! Throughout your visit, be sure to talk with teachers and students and join a town hall Q & A.

*subject session and town hall links go live the night of the event

The MMS team can’t wait to showcase IB with you!

Email Mrs. Reece (jpreece@henrico.k12.va.us) with any questions you have!

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Oct 18

Packet Pick Up & Library Book Distribution Wed. Oct. 2

We have adjusted the times for the next distribution day of instructional material.  Distribution will be 2:00 pm-6:00 pm

To help avoid long lines we are suggesting times based on your last name. If that time doesn’t work for you, it is ok to come at other times during the window.

      • 2:00-3:00: A-F
      • 3:00-4:00: G-L
      • 4:00-5:00: M-R
      • 5:00-6:00: S-Z

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Oct 11

Fall Festival

Fall Festival

  • Who: All CTES families, dressed in their favorite costumes! (car decorating optional too)
  • What: A drive-thru style parade with fun games, treats, and surprises along the way! At the end, there will be an optional photo op with Scout and a fun Fall sign!
  • Where: Around the Colonial Trail building
  • When: Thursday 10/29 from 4:00 to 6:00 (it is recommended for families with last names A-L come 4:00 to 5:00 and last names M-Z come from 5:00 to 6:00)
  • Why: To come together safely as a community! (We miss our Cubs!)
  • How: To maintain safety and to keep everyone safe, we ask that you remain in your cars for the entire drive-thru. Staff will be maintaining social distancing and wearing PPE when closer than 6 feet. If you get out of your car to take a picture, we ask that you please social distance, take the picture, then return to your car.

* We ask that you bring a canned food (or 2) to donate to a local food bank

Any questions please contact Heather Kirschner at ctespresident@gmail.com.

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Sep 27

How to Check Out Library Books Online

Mrs. LeClair and Mrs. Hitch LOVE for our Cubs to have plenty of books to read!   Check out this cool video Mrs. LeClair made to show you how to check out books from home! 

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Aug 30

Helpful Resources for Online Learning

Henrico County Public SchoolsHere are some resources provided by HCPS which will be helpful as we begin online instruction:

HCPS Student Virtual Learning Support – In support of Mission Forward – Online for the First Nine, Henrico has a virtual version of many traditional school day experiences.

HCPS Online Support for Families– Once you are on the page, click the 6 circles at the bottom (Device Support, Clever Support, Schoology Support, etc.). These take you to slideshow or video that gives you valuable information about each one.

HCPS Digital Learning Resources for Elementary Families–  This document provides an overview of the digital learning resources with which all Henrico elementary students (grades PreK-5) and their families will interact.



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Aug 30


By joining the PTA, you help us meet our school’s needs that are outside the scope of their budget. It’s also a great way to stay informed about what’s happening at school, and connect in meaningful ways with other parents.

There are no requirements of your membership but, when you go a step further and volunteer to help with events—or join our board— you set a fine example for our students to follow, and greatly encourage our teachers and staff. A one year membership is only $10 for 2 adults.  Our goal is 1 PTA membership per student.   Click here to join.

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Aug 15

Grade Level Schedules

We have created schedules that are mindful of students’ developmental needs, and strike a balance of whole group, independent, and small group learning. Each virtual learning day includes breaks in the day in the form of independent practice, brain breaks, recess, and lunch in order to reduce screen time.  We have worked to ensure consistency in predominantly virtual schedules across our grade-levels.  As we approach the first day of school, there may be some minor adjustments to the schedules below.  You will also notice that there are multiple schedules for the 4th and 5th grades.  This is because those teams will be departmentalizing this year; which means that your child will have more than one teacher.



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Aug 10

School Supply List for First Nine Online

Click Here for K – 5 Supply Lists  

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Jul 09

Yearbooks are Here!

2019-2020 Yearbooks

Did you get your CTES 2019-2020 yearbook?

If not we still have some available for sale!

Please email Mei Johnson at

ctesyearbook@gmail.com to order yours today!!

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