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School briefs - Rolfe Middle School

February was a huge month for John Rolfe Middle School with numerous student events.

In the middle of February, students had an assembly for the John Rolfe PTA Spring fundraiser. We had a fundraiser exactly like this back in December. Students gathered in the auditorium to listen to our guest speaker. The fundraiser is to sell various magazines about jewelry, cooking, games and even dessert. You name it, we probably have it! There are different things you get when you sell a certain number of magazines, but the cool thing is one magazine counts as two!

In honor of Youth Art Month, the art department is celebrating Andy Warhol, an American artist that was a leading figure in the visual art movement. The department is also holding a canned food drive for the Richmond Food Bank. You have to come to school and put the cans in your classroom’s food box. The class with the most cans will have a breakfast party on March 22, on behalf of the art department. All donations are due by March 29.

Congratulations to John Rolfe’s "Teacher of the Year" nominee, Ms. Denise Beeman! She is a sixth-grade social studies teacher and department chair. Mr. Kawaune Rawlings, a health and P.E. teacher and head basketball coach, is our "First Year Teacher of the Year." John Rolfe’s Christie Award nominee goes to Ms. Tess Short, our school counseling director. This nomination was for staff who worked with our students with disabilities.
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10th annual Filipino Festival coming in August


The 10th Annual Filipino Festival will be held Aug. 7-8 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 8200 Woodman Rd., beginning with opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. Friday and continuing with live entertainment, food and exhibits until 10 p.m. On Saturday the festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a full schedule of performances featuring traditional Filipino dance, music and song.

Filipino cuisine, including BBQ, pansit, lumpia, adobo, halo-halo, lechon, empanada and leche flan, will be available for purchase. The festival will also feature a children's area, church tours, exhibits, and health screenings. > Read more.

CMoR reopens at new Short Pump site

The Children’s Museum of Richmond last week opened its new Short Pump location at Short Pump Town Center, to the delight of children who attended a sneak preview of the location July 10. The new facility, located under the forthcoming LL Bean store (formerly the food court) is 8,500 square feet in size – much larger than CMoR’s former Short Pump location at West Broad Village, which opened in 2010. The new space includes The CarMax Foundation Service Station, the Silver Diner, a grocery store, a performance stage and an art studio, as well as a giant Light Bright Wall. > Read more.
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The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Henrico Police are both presenting community events tomorrow, Aug. 1. The Feria Community Resource Fair at Richmond International Raceway brings together community service providers, embassies/consulates from Latin American countries, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and corporations that impact the Latino community. The Division of Police’s Community Day will feature demonstrations and displays from police, fire, animal protection and sheriff’s office, as well as family activities, food, entertainment and more. Other events this weekend include wine, chess and theatre! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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