PTA Reflections Contest: “The World Would Be a Better Place If…”

Reflections is an art contest sponsored by the National PTA. Students can submit entries that illustration the theme “The World Would Be a Better Place If…” in one of the following art forms:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film/Video Production
  • Literature
  • Musical Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Art

Artwork is due by October 1 and must follow the rules designated by the Virginia PTA (available here or check for information posted outside the art room). An entry form must be included with each submission.

I hope that you encourage your kids to participate in this great program. I can’t wait to see what they make!

Leigh Ann Pruitt
PTA Reflections Chair

Welcome to the 2014-15 School Year!

Welcome back for another GREAT year at Randolph Elementary School! Our PTA has many exciting plans underway for the year. Our goal is to be a RESOURCE for our families and staff by providing enrichment and support to our students. I am amazed by the things that get accomplished, the support we have at our school and the drive of our INCREDIBLE families and staff.

Your child will be bringing home a PTA Welcome Packet filled with helpful information to start the school year. The packet includes:

Also new this year, we have an online store where you can pay your PTA membership dues, make donations and purchase spirit wear.

We look forward to an AMAZING year at Randolph! If you have any questions or suggestions throughout the year, please feel free to contact myself or our other board members (our emails are listed on the back of the PTA calendar and are on the sidebar of our website homepage).

Take care,
Christina Griffith – PTA President

5th Grade Graduation News

Please click the link below for our fact sheet and permission form for the 5th grade graduation ceremony and pool party. It contains a great deal of important information, so please take a moment to review it.

The highlights:

  • When and where:  June 4th at 9:00 a.m. in the RES cafeteria.
  • The pool party follows at the Goochland Family YMCA from 10:30 to 2:30. Lunch is provided and volunteers are needed to help out.
  • A professional photographer will be at the ceremony. You can order prints using the attached form.
  • There is a suggested contribution of $5 per student to help offset the cost of the occasion.
  • The deadline for returning the permission form is Friday, May 23rd. 


Graduation ceremony and pool party form:  5th Grade Grad Form

Are you ready for Field Day fun?




The annual battle is on, Friday, April 25th:  Green vs. Gold for the RES Trophy!


The grade levels will go two classes at a time, rotating among four games inside, snack or lunch, then continuing to four games outside.


This will only require two volunteers per class, helping the class through either the inside game time or the outside games. We will also need two volunteers to serve as runners for two grade levels.


The GREAT thing about this plan is that you can sign up to volunteer for your child’s class so that you don’t miss any of the excitement!


Please sign up to help with Field Day using the link below:


Thanks again for all of your support! Please feel free to contact Leigh Paulin ( Kerri Nagle ( with any questions.


Caroline Juran, RES PTA


Year-round schooling? Curious? GCPS would like your opinion.

Good afternoon parents of GCPS elementary students.

GCPS invites you to participate in a brief survey designed to gather your opinions regarding the feasibility of a year-round school pilot in one of our elementary schools. Please follow this link to give us your feedback.

Thank you for participating. Your input is critical to our study.

Amie Potter
Year-Round School Feasibility Coordinator
Goochland County Public Schools

5th Grade Graduation Meeting

gradcapsIt’s hard to believe that graduation will be here before we know it!  The new date for the ceremony is Wednesday, June 4th.

The 5th grade teachers have met, and the bones of the plan are in place.  We’d like your help in putting it all together.  If you’re able to help organize and execute this event, you’re invited to attend a planning meeting on Tuesday, April 22nd at 3:15 at RES.  If you’d to help but cannot attend the meeting, please email Liza Dameron at

We would like to create a photographic journey of our children’s time at RES. The slide show will be shown prior to the start of the graduation ceremony.

We need your help to create this slideshow. We’re looking for pictures from kindergarten through 5th grade: candid shots of your child participating in RES activities, having fun with Roadrunner friends, or interacting with RES teachers and staff. (No yearbook photos, please.)

Please send digital photos in jpg format (no larger than 1MB per photo) to Kendall Hoffler at  All photos must be submitted by Friday, May 16. Thank you for helping us create this unforgettable walk down memory lane!