Atkins Elementary 2012-2013 - Slide Shows

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Annual Harvest Dinner

The AES Annual Harvest Dinner was held Saturday, November 3, 2012, in the Atkins Elementary School Cafeteria. Take-out was available and the Auction for Baskets was successful. Thanks to the community for supporting the AES Annual Harvest Dinner!

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McTeacher Night

The AES teachers and staff participated in McTeacher Night at the McDonalds in Marion on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

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Halloween Fun at AES

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Spanish Readings in Kindergarten

Jorge and Gloria Uribe, parents of Felipe Uribe, visited our kindergarten classes. The Uribes shared information about their homeland of Columbia, South America. We enjoyed listening to a story from our new reading series, Amelia's Show and Tell Fiesta Dress, read in English by Jorge, and in Spanish by Gloria. We are looking forward to the Uribes teaching us how to speak some Spanish words and phrases this year in kindergarten.

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9-11 Assembly

AES had a wonderful 9-11 Assembly with Ken Heath and Jerry Breen from Marion Fire Department. They talked about what happened on September 11th and why we remember and honor this date. They also brought a piece of metal from the World Trade Center to share with the children.

Best Day in PE..... Parachute Day!

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Mrs. Cannon, PE teacher, would like to thank everyone who donated to the completed Parachute Project for our students. The parachute was possible through Donors Choose.org project that Mrs, Cannon posted. Donors Choose is an online charity that helps students with materials needed.

AES Spelling Bee Winners

Atkins Elementary held their school spelling bee on February 5th. Twelve 5th grade students participated. First place winner was Tayler Baggett and second place was Braiden Martin. These students will compete in the county spelling bee next.

Radio Disney Dance Party

Only the top 25 schools out of 332 Virginia schools won a dance party. Atkins Elementary and Sugar Grove Combined School won a Radio Disney Dance Party for participating in the "Get Active/Get Fit Challenge". Congratulations students!! AES's party was held February 12, 2013 from 1-2pm.

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Mr. Roberts receiving $500 ExxonMobile Grant check from Mark Prater.

ExxonMobil Grant


Atkins Elementary School has been awarded the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Grant. The ExxonMobil Corporation sponsors an annual $500 grant on behalf of each of its participating retail dealers to promote math and/or science at a local qualifying school. This year Arnold's Exxon in Atkins nominated Atkins Elementary School to receive the $500 grant on its behalf. Pictured presenting the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Grant is Arnold's Exxon owner Mark Prater. Receiving the grant is Atkins Elementary School Principal Gary Roberts. Also, on hand for the presentation were Joanie Prater, owner, Arnold's Exxon, and Bill Hampton, branch manager of Buck Oil Company, which is a subsidiary of Petroleum Marketers Inc., a branded distributor of ExxonMobil petroleum products. - Courtesy of Bill Hampton

Bags of Fun!

AES has another Donors Choose Project called "Bags of Fun"! Bean bags are a fun, easy way for students to be active during class. Please help us in getting a "bag-of-fun" for every student in our school.

Mr. Roberts and Robert Gross receiving the Most Improved Attendance Banner.

Attendance Banner

Robert Gross, who has perfect attendance, and Mr. Roberts accepted the Most Improved Attendance Banner at the School Board Meeting on March 11th.

Hiking Fun While Learning

Students hiked on the Appalachian Trail in a place-based curriculum on Friday, April 12, 2013. The students learned about Civil War history and incorporated fitness skills by using local resources.

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AES Science Fair Winners

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