Atkins Elementary School

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

Our Mission is: We Will Learn.

Fall Indoor Yard Sale

The Atkins PTO's Fall Indoor Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, October 4, from 8:00am-1:00pm in the Atkins Elementary Gym. Come out and help support AES!

AES Grandparents' Week

Grandparents were invited to AES to celebrate Grandparents' Week, September 8-12 and have breakfast or lunch with their grandchild. Over 100 grandparents visited, ate with, and had pictures made with their grandchildren. AES feels grandparents are very special to us! Thank you for visiting your grandchild or grandchildren.

AES Takes - ALS Challenge

A group from AES took the ALS Challenge and deserve a big thumbs up. Anyone who would like to donate to this wonderful cause can give to Ms. Leaman in the office. If you write a check make it out to Atkins Elementary. After all the money is collected we are going to write a school check to the ASL Foundation.

AES's Teacher-of-the-Year

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

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.

Some Photos of Events at AES in 2013-2014

Slideshows of Events at AES in 2012-2013

Upcoming Events
  • August 13 - Meet the Teacher Night from 5-7pm
  • August 20 - First Day of School 2014-15 at 8:20am
  • August 29 - Spirit & Pride Fundraiser Starts
  • September 1 - Labor Day (No School)
  • September 8-12 - Grandparents' Week
  • September 17-23 - Constitution Week
  • September 18 - PTO Meeting @6pm - 3rd & 5th Grades Program
  • September 23 - Mid-Term Grades Go Home
  • September 24 - "World Milk Day"
  • October 4 - PTO Yard Sale from 8am-1pm
  • October 10 - Fall Pictures @8:30am
  • October 23 - Literacy Night from 5-7pm
  • October 27 -October 31 - Book Fair
  • November 1 - Harvest Dinner
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  • September 18 - 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.