George Mason Elementary School


George Mason’s Lead Teacher, Natalie Battle randomly selected a student to ask about what Community of Caring’s 5 Core Values, and the student quickly responded with all 5 Core Values.  No doubt George Mason is hard at work teaching their students the Core Values.
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Woodville Elementary School

Stopped by Woodville Lead Teacher and Positive Behavior Specialist wearing amazing Community of Caring polos! Also amazing students received Coc certificates,pizza and other rewards.

Martin Luther Jr. Middle School Recognition

At MLK,  lead teacher Michael  incorporated a COC recognition in the middle of the graduation ceremony, building it into the graduation in front of parents and everybody handing out five awards recognizing students  who best  exemplified the five core values. Great job Michael!


Fairfield Court Elementary School Year End Program

“Celebrate the Red, White & Blue and Citizenship too!”  The program took place today, Wed. June 14 at Fairfield.  Students were recognized for displaying one or more of the 5 Core Values of Caring, Respect, Trust, Responsibility and Family.

Community of Caring Day at Fairfield Court

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It was a very successful RVA Community of Caring program this morning at Fairfield Court elementary school. There were so many parents in attendance, they had to add tables and chairs to accommodate them. In addition, the parents for in the spirit, and dress their children in red, white and blue, which was all part of their theme. It was an AWESOME event for ALL!

Woodville Elementary School

The Woodville Cheer Bears helped stuff bags for preschoolers visiting from MLK Preschool. The bags were filled with treats, Communities in Schools information, Kindergarten tips, and a Community of Caring necklace and bracelet. During the tour, the preschoolers were told about Community of Caring and the 5 core values. At the end of the tour the student who was able to state the core values received a Community of Caring back pack!


These are the Citizens of the Month for February! These students were able to show KINDNESS throughout the entire month and was rewarded with a pizza party! We had full participation, and were lucky to have a student representative from EVERY classroom!

George Mason Elementary

Our Student Ambassadors and Academy of Leader who were greeters at our career day yesterday. They also wearing the lovely lanyards that Ms. Faison gave them.

We had our third Big Buddy/Little Buddy meeting last month. The students are really developing meaningful relationships with their Littles. It is a joy to watch.
Testimonial: I had a Little Buddy come up to me last week and tell me, “My Big Buddy is the best Big Buddy in the whole world”.

Our fifth grader teacher has done it again! Please see picture below of the bulletin board for this month.

We wanted to share these pictures from our K-2 Cadre this morning (a literacy program sponsored by CIS to increase parent involvement and engage families in grades K,1st, & 2nd). A one-pager was provided to all families who attended about our core value of the month that included 2-3 family activities.

Woodville Elementary

Community of Caring Door Contest

One winner per grade level was selected and they will chose whether they want a pizza or ice cream party. The winning teachers also received a $25 Starbucks gift card!

COC Citizens of the Month

Here are the Community of Caring citizens of the Month for October, November and December. Each month I hold a breakfast for the students who successfully exemplified the character trait for the Month. We have juice, muffins, and the students receive a certificate. They also get to choose a special prize out of my Treasure Bin! At the breakfast we also discuss how we showed the monthly character trait in our classrooms!

Community of Caring Board for the Month!

Community of Caring Board for the Month!

Bellevue Events

Red Ribbon Week activities

Taken during one of our   Red Ribbon Week activities…”Hooked on Books, Not Drugs”, highlighting the importance of Responsibility.

Two RPS teacher receive their national “Promising Practice” Award

Anne Harris, Lead Teacher at Bellevue Elem., and Judith McCollum Stallings, Lead Teacher at Chimborazo attended the Character.Org conference in Washington, D.C. in October 2016 to receive their national “Promising Practice” Award.

Third meeting with our Bigs & Littles – George Mason ES

Last Friday (January 13th), we had our third meeting with our Bigs & Littles. The Bigs and Littles worked on academics the first part of the meeting, and later, engaged in play to build social skills.

December 2016 Service Project – George Mason ES

Our students made holiday cards for the patients at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Joining Together for a New Start

Big Buddy/Little Buddy program

Big Buddy/Little Buddy program last Friday, December 9th.
The Bigs and Littles made Christmas cards.

We kicked off our Big Buddy/Little Buddy program today – YAY!! Big Buddies had their orientation at the beginning of this month and today, Bigs and Littles met for the first time–EXCITING 🙂 We wanted to share this photo of our matches.

Big Buddy/Little Buddy program

Big Buddy/Little Buddy program

A classroom door decorated by one of our fifth grade teachers (George Mason ES)!
We are creating a CoC one day at a time



Fairfield Court ES

Think Pink Day, October 21, 2016

Over 300 students and staff members participated in the FCES “Think Pink” Day. The purpose of the event is to raise staff, student and family awareness about breast cancer and advocate for finding a cure.