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.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on Thursday, March 16 - 1:30-6 pm. Students will dismiss 2-Hours Early.

Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration

There will be Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration on March 16 from 8:30am-6pm and on March 17 from 8:30am-4pm.

Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes

Healthy Decisions

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!!

Registration Days Set for Pre-K and Kindergarten Students for 2017-2018

...from the Smyth County School Board Homepage...
Formal registration for Smyth County Schools' pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs for 2017-2018 will be held at each of the county's elementary schools from 8:30am to 6:30pm on Thursday, March 16, 2017, and from 8:30am to 4:00pm on Friday, March 17, 2017. To register for pre-kindergarten or kindergarten, children must be residents of Smyth County and reside in the school's attendance area. If you are unsure of your attendance area, please contact the Smyth County School Board Office at 276-783-3791.

To qualify for pre-kindergarten, the child must be four years old on or before September 30, 2017. A state-certified copy of your child's birth certificate and verification of your family's income is needed when applying for this program.

To qualify for kindergarten, the child must be five years old on or before September 30, 2017. A state-certified copy of your child's birth certificate is required for enrollment. Proof of immunizations and a current physical exam are required by August 1, 2017. Contact the school in your attendance area for more information.

Beauty & the Beast JR

AES Children's Theatre will present Beauty & the Beast JR at the Lincoln Theatre on Saturday, February 11 at 7pm. Admission will be $5.00. Come and support the Atkins Elementary students on February 11!

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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.

School Supply List for 2016-2017

AES's Teacher-of-the-Year

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

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
  • March 3 - "Ugly Duckly" @Lincoln Theatre - Grades Pre-K, 2nd, & 3rd beginning @9:30am
  • March 6-10 - Dr. Seuss Birthday Week Reading Activities
  • March 16 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 1:30-6pm
    Students dismissed 2 Hours Early
  • March 16 - Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration - 8:30am-6pm
  • March 17 - Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration - 8:30am-4pm
  • March 17 - Spring Individual & Classroom pictures beginning @8:30
  • March 25 (Saturday) - PTO Beauty Pageant @1pm
  • March 28 - Pre-K Rocking Reader @12-1pm
  • April 4 - Kindergarten Transition Meeting @6pm
  • April 8 (Saturday) - PTO Spring Yard Sale - 8am-1pm
  • April 10 - AES will host the School Board Meeting @5pm
  • April 19-21 - Book Fair
  • April 20 - Math & Science Fair @ 5pm-6:30pm
    PTO Meeting @6:30pm
  • April 26, 27, & 28 - 4th Grade Williamsburg Trip
  • 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.