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 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 to order yours today!!

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May 11

CTES Students Selected for All County Chorus Singing Our School Song


CTES Students Selected for All County Chorus Singing Our School Song.  Thank you to Mr. Jacob Devol for his technical help.  Thank you to Mrs. N for getting these students together virtually and sharing with us.  This is sure to make you smile!

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Mar 16

Henrico Edflix! Virtual Learning – LifeReady On-Demand Learning


Welcome ES students and families!

Henrico County Public Schools is committed to providing engaging review and enrichment experiences for students during a district closing. As a result, The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation has created a Virtual Learning Plan to support all K-5 students with optional opportunities for review and enrichment that support connections to previously taught material. Beginning on May 4th, elementary teachers will engage students in 4th quarter concepts. Our optional learning opportunities extend the “6 C’s” skills and attributes within the Henrico Learner Profile, and concentrate on social emotional learning.

Who: Students in K-5

Why: Optional Virtual Learning experiences will expand students’ ongoing instructional time during a divisional school closing and support parents interested in additional resources.

What: These resources will engage students through the HCPS Virtual Learning Page which contains optional performance tasks and choice board menus for review and enrichment. Optional independent learning activities covering standards from the 4th quarter will be available starting May 4th. Activities and resources will be created in two-week episodes for access on the HCPS Virtual Learning Page. HCPS-approved digital resources to support review and enrichment experiences will be linked through CLEVER and will be available to all students.

K-5 Season 2, Episode 1 April 14 – April 24 (released April 13)

  • Establish virtual learning routines and expectations for at home instruction

  • Inform students and parents on how to interact with performance tasks and choice boards rooted in the attributes and skills within the Henrico Learner Profile

  • Showcase the wide variety of digital resources available to students and parents through targeted support documents and CLEVER (HCPS single sign-on system)

K-5 Season 2, Episode 2 April 27 – May 8 (released April 27)

  • Continue to refine performance tasks and choice boards to reflect rigorous learning opportunities and engaging real-world connections for students

  • Beginning May 4, KG-5 instruction connected to 4th quarter standards and concepts along with review and enrichment of previously taught material

  • Launch of our grade specific “Independent Learning and Practice”

    • Printable standards aligned documents

    • Instructional videos

    • Digital student driven activities

K-5 Season 2, Episode 3…May 11 – May 22 (released May 11)

K-5 Season 2, Episode 4… 3 Week Season Finale…May 25 – June 12 (released May 25)

How: Students will work on the various optional activities at a pace and time that works best for your family. Teachers will connect with students during the extended closing through virtual meetings and other creative learning experiences. While our weekly targets for online class meetings are approximately 60 minutes (K-1) – 90 minutes (2-5) , other learning activities will include student engagement in performance tasks, choice boards, and independent activities, along with teacher feedback with individuals and/or small groups.

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Mar 16

Colonial Trail E. S. Counseling  Resources for Families 

Colonial Trail E. S. Counseling

Resources for Families


March 16, 2020

Dear Cub Families:

We know there is much uncertainty right now, but we believe it is important for all of us to take care of ourselves and our families. While we are away to ensure we are staying physically healthy, we also want to make sure we are taking care of our mental and emotional health. During this time, we understand many different feelings and thoughts can arise. We want to provide resources to help support you and your families while we are navigating this period away from Colonial Trail.  Here are a few links to resources on how to talk to our students about the Coronavirus, how to deal with fear and anxiety, mindfulness strategies, and coping skills.

Managing Fear and Anxiety During Health Pandemic 

Video made for kids about the Coronavirus  and 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


In the event you need access to mental health services, here is the information for Henrico Mental Health Services.

Phone Number: 804-727-8100

East End Location: 

4825 S. Laburnum Avenue

Henrico, VA 23231


Joannie Reece

School Counselor 


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Aug 28

Henrico Schools using “Anonymous Alerts” system to improve communication about safety concerns

What is Anonymous Alerts?

The Anonymous Alerts safety and anti-bullying reporting system helps combat negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome.

The system allows for one-way or two-way anonymous encrypted communication between those submitting reports (students, parents or community members) and school division administration and staff members. System users have the option to remain anonymous or reveal their identity when submitting a report.

How does it work?

To use the new app, students, parents or others simply visit the Henrico County Public Schools website and click on the “Anonymous Alerts” button or the text link to submit a report expressing a concern. Anonymous Alerts apps can be downloaded directly from the Apple, Google Play or Chrome stores.

Users enter Henrico Schools’ Anonymous Alerts activation code – Henrico – and select the school to which the message should go. Informational posters explaining how to use the system will be displayed in HCPS schools and offices.

To send reports from the internet, go to:

To send a report from your phone:

  • Download the free Anonymous Alerts app from the Apple Store, Google Play store or Chrome store.
  • Launch the app and enter the activation code, Henrico.
  • Send important reports to school officials.
  • If desired, add a screenshot, photo or video about the incident.


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