Atkins Elementary 2014-2015 - Slide Shows & Photos

2nd Grade Field Trip

Atkins Elementary School students on second grade field trip

AES Pet Show

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Hungry Mother Park State Park Grant

Gift of a New Playground


Promote active, healthy lifestyles in school and at home, by entering the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes, brought to you by the Together Counts initiative.

Great Minds Think Alike!

Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant

In January AES received a grant for $3,850 to participate in the national "Fuel Up to Play 60 Program". This program provides youth with tools and resources to help them make positive changes in eating healthier and getting at least 60 minutes each day of physical activity. A check for $3,850 was presented at the January School Board Meeting to Gary Roberts, principal; Ashley Cannon, physical education teacher for AES & SGE; and Aidan Melvin, a fifth-grade student at AES by Jill Henderson, assistant director of School Health and Wellness for the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, and Bobby Combs, president of the American Dairy Association of Virginia and a member of the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association. The National Dairy Council and National Football League in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture sponsor the program. Hopefully, these changes the students learn from the "Fuel Up to Play 60" Program will continue as lifelong habits.

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz was performed by the Atkins Children's Theater for the public on Friday & Saturday, December 5 & 6. They shared their performance with the school students on Monday, December 8. It was a wonderful play and everyone enjoyed it!

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Harvest Dinner - November 15


The AES Harvest Dinner was held Saturday, November 15th from 4:00-7:00pm at the Atkins Tank Restaurant. Menu consisted of turkey w/gravy and dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry salad, roll, pumpkin pie, and a drink. Cost was $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for 12 and under. Carry out was available for $8.00 each. We would like to thank the Atkins Tank and their staff for so graciously preparing and serving this meal. All proceeds went to the Atkins Elementary PTO. Thank you for supporting the PTO.

Third Grade Science

The third graders have been studying animal habitats and adaptations in Science class. These students made animal habitats as a project. Congratulations on your projects!

Fall Indoor Yard Sale

Thanks to everyone who helped with and/or participated with the Atkins PTO's Fall Indoor Yard Sale that was held on Saturday, October 4, in the Atkins Elementary Gym. Thank you for your support for AES!

Special Games Day

AES students and faculty had a great time participating in the Special Games Day at Chilhowie High on October 1, with other Smyth County students. They had fun with sporting events, games, and face painting, as well as other activities.

FM 94's Teacher-of-the-Month

Atkin's second grade teacher, Mrs. Beth Pratt, was surprised by a visit from radio station, FM 94, on October 2. She was chosen as FM 94's First Teacher-of-the-Month. Mrs. Pratt received a plaque and a gift basket containing a variety of gifts. Congratulations, Mrs. Pratt!

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.