Atkins Elementary School

Gary Roberts, Principal
5903 Lee Highway
Atkins, VA 24311
(276) 783-3366

Our Mission is: We Will Learn.

Book Fair

The AES Spring Book Fair will be open until 4pm this Wednesday & Friday (Apr 23 & 25) and until Math/Science Night is over Thursday night (Apr 24). It will reopen on Monday (Apr. 28). Come check out the Book Fair!!

AES March of Dimes Team

Please support Team Atkins Elementary for the March of Dimes "March to Help Babies" reach their goal. Thank you.

Cat-in-the-Hat and Thing I & Thing II Assembly

AES students participated in an assembly on Tuesday, March 4, in honor of Dr. Suess's Birthday. The Cat-in-the-Hat and Thing I & Thing II made appearances. The Cat-in-the-Hat read Green Ham and Eggs to the audience. The students enjoyed the assembly.

Fuel Up To Play 60!

Marion, Virginia - January 13, 2014 - Atkins Elementary is taking the lead for student health by participating in a nationwide wellness initiative, by receiving grants Monday night at the School Board Meeting. Community-focused and fun, "Fuel Up to Play 60" is activating schools and communities to support school wellness initiatives, good nutrition and physical activity, which help educate students and curb obesity. In partnership with the National Dairy Council (NDC) and the National Football League (NFL), Sugar Grove and Atkins and its students are recruiting friends, parents, teachers and business and community leaders to join them in pledging to adopt healthier behaviors, such as choosing foods encouraged by the United States Department of Agriculture, which has also joined the initiative, and committing to 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

AES's Teacher-of-the-Year

Congratulations to AES's Teacher-of-the-Year for 2012-2013 - Mrs. Sheri Gregory!

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.

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. However, Food City has changed the program. They do not want us "collecting" receipts this year. 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.

Atkins Elementary 2013-14 Supply Lists

Slideshows of Events at AES in 2012-2013

Upcoming Events
  • March 10 - March of Dimes Assembly - 8:15am
  • March 11 - Tornado Drill - 9:45am
  • March 13 - 5th grade Tdap vaccinations - 9:00am
  • March 14 - Pre-K & K Registration - 8:30am-4:00pm
  • Writing SOL Testing (Date Changed)
    March 28 - Multiple Choice
    March 26 - Short Paper
  • March 20 (Thursday) - PTO Meeting @6pm - 4th Graders will perform
  • March 21 - Spring Pictures (Individual & Group)
  • Writing SOL Testing (Date Changed)
    March 28 - Multiple Choice
    April 1 - Short Paper
  • March 31 - Pre-K Screenings for upcoming students for 2014-2015
  • April 5 - PTO Spring a Yard Sale - 8:00am-1:00pm
  • April 14 - Third Nine Weeks Grades go Home
  • April 17 - Spring Break - 2 Hr Early Dismissal
  • April 18 & 21 - Spring Break
  • April 30 - May 2 - 4th Grade Williamsburg Trip
  • May 6 - Kindergarten Transition Meeting - 6:00pm
  • May 15 (Thursday) - PTO Meeting @6pm - 1st & 2nd Graders will perform
  • June 4 - D.A.R.E. Graduation @ 1:00
  • June 5 - Field Day
  • April 16 - "On-The-Go" Family Resource Bus - 3:30-5:30. Wednesday ( Day Change)
  • 3rd Thursday - each month - "On-the-Go" Family Resource Bus Schedule - 3:30-5:30pm

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.