Picking Up Student Belongings at Pearson’s Corner Elementary:   Thank you for your patience and support during this “Learn From Home” time.  While none of us expected the school year to end this way, we have finalized plans for you to pick up your students’ belongings and drop off school resources.  Soon, our staff will be returning to the building to pack up your child’s belongings, including contents of their desk, spring pictures, yearbooks, artwork and other miscellaneous items left on 3/13/20.   Considering the most current recommendations from Governor Northam and the Virginia Department of Health, we have developed a drive through plan, limitingRead More →

“Return of School Resources: We hope you are staying healthy and faring well during this school closure. Thank you for working with your Panther to help them submit the required assessments electronically. As a reminder, elementary assessments are due by May 29, 2020. For families who need to turn in hard copies of assessments from Phase II of Learn from Home, we will have a return bin on May 15, 22 and 29 from 8:00am – 4:00pm. The return bin is located on the right of the “Welcome Center” outside of the office. Hard copies of assessments only need to be returned if you wereRead More →

Kindergarten Registration Hanover County Public Schools is now accepting Kindergarten registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.  Children must be five years old on or before September 30 to be eligible. Parents and guardians may locate the school their child will attend at http://bit.ly/AttendanceZone. Parents and guardians of eligible kindergarten students may register their child as follows: 1. Complete the pre-registration form at https://register.hcps.page.  Individuals without internet access or a device may skip this step. 2. Access, complete, and return an Enrollment Form. Print the form online: https://enrollment.hcps.page Pick-up a form at any of our fifteen elementary schools’ exterior Kindergarten Welcome Centers. Pick-up a form onRead More →

Due to severe weather forecasted for tomorrow, all medication and paper resources pick-up times have been postponed.  The rescheduled times for pick up will be Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 8a-1p and Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 2p – 6p.  More detailed, updated information for Phase II Learn From Home opportunities and medication pick up may be found at https://bit.ly/PCESMedsPhase2 .Read More →

Dear Panther Families: I hope this message finds you healthy and safe.  This past week, we hope that you have been able to create family memories together!   Sadly, I don’t believe that any of us would have predicted our new normal when we left school on March 13th.  We know that your children’s academics is only one of your challenges and may be overshadowed by more pressing needs.  I understand.  Please let me reassure you that WHATEVER you are doing at home to keep learning alive is ENOUGH! Our teachers are prepared for meeting your child’s needs and will provide weekly guidance on accessing these materialsRead More →

REMINDER! We’re providing meals to ALL students Monday-Friday from 11am-1pm at 5 locations (Battlefield Park Elementary School, Beaverdam Elementary School, John M. Gandy Elementary School, Mechanicsville Elementary School, and South Anna Elementary School). Meals are available to all children 18 years of age or younger, first-served basis while supplies last. Children must be present to receive meals. Questions – call Food Services at (804) 365-4566.Read More →

Dear Panther Family: We hope that all of our Panthers are remaining positive, healthy and engaged in learning!  But, we sure do miss them around our campus!  I know that our teachers are remaining engaged with your child through email, phone calls and other digital communication platforms.  Please also add our school Facebook page (@PCPanthers) to your list of links to stay abreast of the learning happening from home, our daily PCES Motto and updates as they become available. While we are saddened by the news that school will be physically closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year, we will continue to supportRead More →

Dear Families, In just over 24 hours, we have seen sweeping and historic changes across the state, most notably, Governor Northam’s decision to close all schools in Virginia for the remainder of the school year.  I understand that this time of extraordinary change and uncertainty may cause you to feel a variety of emotions.  As a husband, father of two school-aged children, son, educator, and neighbor, I have naturally experienced these feelings too. Since yesterday’s announcement, we have received several emails and other correspondence from families with various questions and comments.  Many of these are regarding student instruction and the academic expectations for the remainderRead More →

Dear HCPS Families, Faculty, and Staff: This afternoon, Governor Northam announced his decision to close all public schools in Virginia for the remainder of the school year due to the ongoing COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) public health crisis.  As a result, Hanover County Public Schools will remain closed through the end of this academic school year. We understand that this news is concerning, but we also recognize that these extraordinary measures are necessary to protect everyone’s health and safety.  As we move forward, we will continue to do everything possible to help address the concerns and questions that you have about your child’s ongoing education during this unprecedentedRead More →

Hello Parents of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students, This is a reminder that the deadline to sign up for Orff Ensemble is Wednesday, 10/2/19 by the end of the school day.  If interested, use the first link below to register your child. Please remember also to turn in a signed Orff contract to Ms. Smith by 10/2. https://forms.gle/nYB1g9xe9SxhNAP37 The Orff contract can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mxZz_EsHsuP80zFo_1hv_0yiGHCgHeYq/view?usp=sharing Regular practices (2:15-3:30) will take place on 10/7, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, in the music room. Our required dress rehearsal will take place on 12/9 from 2:15-4:00 in the cafeteria. Feel free to copy/paste this (rather long) linkRead More →