SKIPWITH NEWS – Week of 1/23/2023

  1. Thank you to those families who came out to the Parent Curriculum Fair last week. We received positive feedback about the event.
  2. Make-Up Picture Day will be held on Thursday, January 26th.
  3. The last day of quarter 2 will be on January 26th. January 27th will be a half day for students. Lunch will be provided. Dismissal will take place at 11:05AM. Therefore, parents, please remind your daycare providers to arrive 3 hours earlier than their usual pick up time. If your child will not be going to daycare after school on Friday, January 27th, and will therefore be using a different form of transportation at dismissal time, please be sure to send in a hand-written letter with your signature indicating the transportation change.
  1. Skipwith will hold In-Person Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, February 9th, 2023 from 2:45 PM-6:00 PM. A form will be sent home with your child on Monday, January 23rd. On the form, please select your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice, by writing a 1, 2, and 3 next to the available time slots. Teachers will contact families to notify them of their conference time. Interpreters will be available.
  2. Attention 5th grade parents and guardians. This is a reminder that the Course Request window for your current 5th graders opened via the Parent Portal on Monday, January 16th. The window will close at 10PM on Friday (Jan 27).

In my email you will find important, additional information regarding the Early Learning Preschool Application Process, the PTA Sponsored School Dance, Make-Up Picture Day, and an HCPS resource for families called Bridge Builders Academy.

The Early Learning Preschool (ELP) application Flyers:

Recruitment Flyer 2023

Recruitment Flyer  2023- Spanish

PTA Sponsored School Dance: To be held on Friday, March 3rd at 6PM. If you would like to help plan this memorable evening, please contact Rebecca Friedlander at

Make-Up Picture Day: We will be sharing a digital flier with information for how parents can order pictures online.

Students who will need to be photographed include:

  • Anyone who was absent on the original picture day.
  • Anyone who is new since the original picture day.
  • Anyone who will need a retake.  Those needing a retake will need to bring their picture package back and return to the photographer.  There is no charge or need to repurchase a package if they are getting a retake.

Winter 2023 Bridge Builders Academy Workshops: 

The sessions offer families information about services offered by HCPS and some sessions have translators that provide information to families that speak other languages.

(Attend virtual workshops using links available at

  • “FEV Tutor,” Jan. 24 at noon (virtual, in Arabic and in English with Spanish translation)
  • “FEV Tutor,” Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. (virtual, in English)
  • “Pre-K,” Feb. 6 at noon (virtual, in Arabic and in English with Spanish translation)
  • “Pre-K,” Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. (virtual, in English)
  • “Accessing Henrico Libraries,” Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. (Oak Avenue Complex, 15 S. Oak Ave., Highland Springs, Va.)
  • “Resume-writing for Beginners,” March 14 at 6 p.m. (Oak Avenue Complex, 15 S. Oak Ave., Highland Springs, Va.)
  • “ExEd Expo,” March 21 at 5:30 p.m. (Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave., Henrico, Va.)