Atkins Elementary School

Gary Roberts, Principal
5903 Lee Highway
Atkins, VA 24311
(276) 783-3366
FAX: (276) 783-0901
Our Mission is: We Will Learn.

AES Book Fair

The AES Book Fair will be held on Tuesday - Friday, October 18 - October 21. You may also go online to view and purchase the books. The Book Fair will be available during the Parent-Teacher Conference Night, October 20. Come, browse the books, and BUY!

Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes

Guess what? It's time to sign up & VOTE again each day for the Discovery Education's Together Counts Healthy Playground Makeover. Click on the link & register/sign-up with an email (once), then VOTE each day for AES. Anyone can enter on behalf of Atkins Elementary. Enter once a day, every day until March 24, 2017. The more entries your school has, the greater chance it has to win!

Information you need is:
Atkins Elementary School
5903 Lee Highway
Atkins, VA 24311

Sign up and VOTE for AES to win a Healthy Playground Makeover!!

Grandparents' Week

Grandparent(s)are invited to have breakfast or lunch with your grandchild during Grandparents' Week, October 17-21. Please note the date and time for students in each grade to eat breakfast or lunch with their guests:

Grade Level- Grandparents Day - Breakfast Time - Lunch Time
PreK - Tues., October 18 - 8:40 or 12:30
Kindergarten - Mon., October 17 - 7:30 to 8:15 or 11:15
First Grade - Thurs., October 20 - 7:30 to 8:15 or 11:20
Second Grade - Wed., October 19 - 7:30 to 8:15 or 12:00
Third Grade - Fri., October 21 - 7:30 to 8:15 or 11:45
Fourth Grade - Tues., October 18 - 7:30 to 8:15 or 12:15
Fifth Grade - Wed., October 19 - 7:30 to 8:15 or 12:30

Upon arriving for lunch or breakfast, please stop in the office to register as a guest and receive your visitorís badge. If you have more than one grandchild at Atkins Elementary School, we will arrange for all your grandchildren to eat with you while you are here. Or, if you prefer, you can register to eat breakfast or lunch with each grandchild on their designated day. To remember this great event, you can have your picture made with your grandchild. You can order 4x6 pictures for $2 each. Thank you, Grandparents! Come share a meal with your grandchild!

AES Indoor Yard Sale

The Atkins Elementary PTO is sponsoring an indoor yardsale in their gym. It will be on October 8th from 8:00-1:00. If anyone is interested in renting a table you can rent 1 for $10.00 and each additional table for $5.00. Please call the school at 783-3366 for any additional information or to reserve your table.

School Supply List for 2016-2017

AES's Teacher-of-the-Year

Congratulations to AES's Teacher-of-the-Year for - Mrs. Amy Rapoza!

General Mills Box Tops for Education & AES

Atkins Elementary collects Box Tops for Education to raise money for our school! Remember, they are worth 10 cents each! At the end of each month we have a random drawing for a winner FROM EACH CLASSROOM! COLLECT YOUR BOXTOPS!

Now, more than ever, schools need extra financial help to provide our kids with a quality education. The Box Tops for Education program helps us earn necessary funds for our school!

Last year we received an amazing check for $1,397.50! That amount was collected TEN CENTS AT A TIME! YOUR BOX TOPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Donít let ONE Box Tops be thrown away! Watch for them on these products!

Food City School Bucks

Atkins Elementary School is participating in the "Food City School Bucks" program. The Food City School Bucks Program runs from August to May 2016. When you purchase items at Food City - ask the cashier to credit the amount to Atkins Elementary School. Each year you have to sign up for that school year's program, so please sign up to credit Atkins Elementary with your purchases. Thank You.

Check Your Child's Lunch Account Status Online–New Online Program My School Bucks

In order to better serve our parents and community, Smyth County Schools Food Service Program has invested in a web-based cafeteria application called My School Bucks. This application enables parents/guardians to view their child's lunch account status, including account balance, meals eaten, and a la carte/extra items purchased. Parents will also be able to make online payments.

There is no charge to view a student account status; however, the company does charge $2.50 to process each online payment.

To create an account, click the My School Bucks link above. You will need your child's six-digit cafeteria ID number to complete the account setup. Registration is free. New students will receive their cafeteria ID number at the time of registration or on the first day of school.

Photos of Some Events at AES in 2015-2016

Slideshows & Photos of Events at AES in 2014-2015

Some Photos of Events at AES in 2013-2014

Slideshows of Events at AES in 2012-2013

Upcoming Events
  • October 1 - PTO Sponsored Beauty Pageant - Beginning @2pm
  • October 5 - Special Games @Chilhowie High School
    Rain date October 6
  • October 8 - PTO Yard Sale - 8am-1pm
  • October 12 - 4th Grade - Ag Day - Beginning at Chilhowie
  • October 17-21 - Grandparents' Week
  • October 18 - Student Flu Vaccination - 1:30-3pm
  • October 18 - 9-Week Reports Go Home
  • October 18-21 - Book Fair
  • October 20 - Parent-Teacher Conferences - 1:30-6:30pm
    2 Hour-Early Dismissal
  • October 25 - Fall Picture Retakes & Yearbook Pictures beginning @8:30am
  • October 27 - Literacy Family Night - 6-7pm
  • November 8 - Election Day
    NO School
  • November 14 - Veterans' Day Assembly @10am
  • November 14-16 - 4th Grade Swimming Lessons @11am
  • 3rd Thursday - each month - "On-the-Go" Family Resource Bus Schedule - 3:30-5:00pm

Useful Links

Computer Lab Signup

School Improvement Plan

School Wide Title Plan

Title 1 Parental Involvement Plan

SOL Practice


Definition of a Bully
A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself."

  1. We will not bully others.
  2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
  3. We will try to include students who are left out.
  4. If we know that somebody is being bullied we will tell an adult.