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Welcome to the website of Kerrydale Elementary -  fully accredited and the Home of the Cardinals!
Upcoming Events
PWCS News
 
Divisionwide Announcements
Our school recognized for helping PWCS save money and the environment.

Money not spent on energy costs can be better invested in the classroom. Read more.
 
Social Media Safety Night: May 28, 7 p.m., Benton Middle School
Learn What Parents and Students Need to Know to Avoid Online Dangers.  Get Details   -   Test Your Knowledge
 
Kerrydale Announcements
Kerrydale's SOL & EOY Testing
The Virginia Standards of Learning Tests (SOLs) Testing are underway. Our students and teachers have been working very hard to prepare for the testing. Testing and make up testing will be held Thursday, May 14th through Wednesday, June 17th. Please click on the school calendar link above to view all of the testing days. 
 
Please help your child be successful by helping them review their notes, practice by using Study Island and other computer links (see SOL Resources and check out the Counselor's Corner, under Departments to the left), helping them get a good night’s sleep, by eating a healthy breakfast, and by making sure they arrive to school on time on their testing dates. Third, fourth and fifth graders may eat breakfast (free) at school on their scheduled SOL testing days. Important: Please do not send any cell phones or electronic devices to school with your child on SOL testing days due to security reasons. Please try to schedule doctor's appointments on non-testing days.  Please remind your child that they are prepared for the tests, not to be nervous, take your time, and that the teachers believe in you.  LET’S SHOW OUR KERRYDALE PRIDE AND EXCELLENCE!!
Memorial Day
PWCS Schools will be CLOSED on Monday, May 25, 2015 due to the Memorial Day Holiday. 
June's PTO Meeting!
June's PTO Meeting will be held on Monday, June 1st at 6:30 pm in the Media Center. We need YOU to help us wrap up this year with a blast.  We need help with our Spring Carnival and scheduling other future events. Not sure how to help? Please come and find out first hand how you can support your child and Kerrydale ES. Check out the school website and newsletter to stay informed of all the events and opportunities coming up.  Please email kerrydalepto@gmail.com for more information or for how you can help! Hope you can join us!
Have fun in the sun at the Kerrydale PTO's Spring Carnival!
 
 Join us for our
 
 
PTO Spring Carnival!
 
Saturday, June 6th 1-4 pm
 
(raindate Saturday, June 14th)
 
 
We'll have food, music and carnival games for all Kerrydale students and their families only. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Food and drinks will be available for sale.  We need your help to make this event a success.  If you are available to help, please contact the PTO at kerrydalepto@gmail.com. Thank you! Hope to see you and your family there!
June's Principal's Tea
You are invited to a Principal's Tea on Tuesday, June 9th from 9:15-10:15am to meet with Mrs. Gudinas and hear about what's happening at Kerrydale. This is also your chance to share any questions and learn more about Kerrydale Elementary. Light refreshments will be served. Please respond to office if you can attend.  We hope you can join us!
Kerrydale, Go Mobile!
Get the MyPWCS app from the iTunes App store (for Apple products) or Android's Play Store, choose the schools (plus the Division) to follow, and you will have easy access to news, calendars, menus, lunch money accounts, contact info, and more.  Enable "push notifications" to get the best alerts your specific device has to offer. Find user's guides and other helpful information on pwcs.edu and in the resources section of the mobile app. You will have access to news and everything that is happening at Kerrydale & PWCS right at your fingertips. Check it out today!
Learn24VA Digital Learning Portal
The Virginia Department of Education had developed Learn24VA. a digital learning portal designed to suppport digital learning across the Commonwealth. Learn24VA is a collection of web-based tools, applications, content, and courses to provide Virginia students, educators and families with 24/7 access to high-quality learning resources.  This portal is accessible at www.learn24va.org. For more information, contact Cheri at cheri.kelleher@virtualva.org.
Last Day of School
The last day of school is Thursday, June 18th. Students will be dismissed, at 12:15pm. Please make the appropriate arrangements to pick up your child on time.  Read a lot! Enjoy your family and friends. Have a great summer!!
Kerrydale's Technology Fundraiser- all year long!
Our Fall Technology Fundraiser with Great American was a success!  If you need a magazine, a personalized gift or something caught your eye in the fall,  but you didn't order it - you still can through June 2014!  Place an order online at www. gaschoolstore.com, click on shop now, and then select a school, using school number # 3862778.  You don't need to enter a student's name - you can skip that section. Orders will be delivered to your home.  Kerrydale Technology Program will receive 40% of your order, that will be used to directly support our technology needs.  Thank you for support!!  
 
Help the Earth & Kerrydale!

Kerrydale collects and receives money for every ink or toner printer cartridge or old cell phone we recycle. The cartridges are recycled and if the phones can still be used, they go to a women's violence charity to help women who need them or they get recycled as well. Please help Kerrydale work towards a cleaner earth while earning money to help our technology program. Cartridges and phones can be sent in with your child anytime or brought up to the computer lab and dropped off in the big box in the mailroom or in the front of the lab. In the past, we have used the money to purchase student software, digital cameras, headphones and other equipment.  Thank you in advance for your support!

Parent Communication Portal Information
We are now processing applications for a parent user name and password  to login into Parent Portal. Parent Portal is PWCS' parent communication system. Once you have received your user name and password, you can access your child's information, grades, and edit emergency information. 
 
To create your account, please click on the red button on the left entitled: Parent Portal New Registration. Next, click on Parent Portal and select create a new account. Enter your information.
 
Once you have registered for a Parent Portal account, you will receive an email within 3-5 business days that includes your username and temporary password. Print and sign the email. Then bring the printed and signed email to the front office with government issued photo ID, any school day during business hours.  Your government is­sued photo ID will be verified and your account will be activated within 2 business days.  Questions? Email Mrs. Wingo Ermold at wingomm@pwcs.edu .

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