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Jul 23

Summer Office Hours

Summer Office Hours –  Monday -Thursday  8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Student Registration by appointment only.  Please call (804) 795-7010 or e-mail elcoleman to set up registration for your child

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Jun 01

Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading Kickoff
For the perfect way to start your summer, check out a video about the HCPS Summer Reading Kick-offListen and laugh as 15 of Virginia’s own authors, illustrators and community partners help YOU kick off a summer full of reading and fun. Visit the Summer Reading 2020 Kick-off Landing Page for elementary, middle and high school readers. All activities are optional, engaging and designed to encourage learners to read widely all summer long.

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Mar 12

COVID-19: An important announcement

Concern about COVID-19 (coronavirus) has created a rapidly evolving environment where changes are being made quickly in the interest of public health.

Starting Monday, March 16, Henrico County Public Schools will be closed for students for two full weeks of school (through Friday, March 27). We will continue to assess the situation, and decide later if we need to extend this period of closure.

We realize this creates many questions about how students will continue their learning. We have a thorough plan in place, and detailed information about student learning will be communicated in a separate message.

Our teachers and staff will use Monday, March 16, to continue their preparations. “Virtual learning” experiences (digital and non-digital) will be available to students of all grade levels starting on Tuesday, March 17.

During this unprecedented experience, we will continue to do everything possible to ensure the health and safety of our community. The HCPS Facilities and Pupil Transportation departments will conduct additional cleaning of school buildings and buses, and continue to assess the best cleaning practices.

Additionally, for many of our students, the meals provided at our schools are a crucial part of their daily nutrition. Additional plans are being made to address this vital need across the Henrico Community.

Please know that this is not a decision that we make lightly. We realize that any change to educational schedules is disruptive and inconvenient. However, our priority must always be the health and safety of our students, staff members and community.

Again, more details about student learning will be forthcoming in separate communications. Visit the “COVID-19” page on our website for full information from HCPS.

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Feb 28

Living Wax Museum/Recorder Concert

The date for the fifth grade Living Wax Museum has been moved to March 12.  This will be combined with the fourth grade Recorder Concert.  The event begins at 6:00.

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Jan 10

Happy New Year from the Varina Area Library Children’s Department!

January is here and your library has wonderful activities planned just for your students! Below you will find a list of our upcoming programming dates and times. We are pleased to invite you to these upcoming events at the Varina Area Library in January:

  •      Saturday, January 11 @ 2:00 PM –  Block Party (All ages)
  •      Wednesday, January 15 @ 4:00 PM – Elementary Explorers: Electricity (Grade K-5)
  •      Thursday, January 16 @ 6:30 PM –  Paws to R.E.A.D. (Grade K-5)
  •      Saturday, January 18 @ 3:00 PM –  Paws to R.E.A.D. (Grade K-5)
  •      Wednesday, January 22 @ 6:30 PM –  Varina Library Family Band (All ages)
  •      Friday, January 24 @ 3:00 PM –  Video Game Play (Grade K-5)
  •      Thursday, January 30 @ 2:00 PM –  Master Builders’ Meeting (Grade K-5)

We also will offer the following storytimes between December 30th – February 8th:

  • Tuesdays:

o   Sensory Storytime @ 10:30 AM (1-5 years old, all abilities)

o   Pajama Storytime @ 6:30 PM (All ages)

  • Wednesdays:

o   Mother Goose Storytime @ 9:30 (6-24 Months)

o   Preschool Storytime @ 10:30 (3-5 years old)

  • Thursdays:

o   Lapsit Lambs @ 9:45* (Infants/Pre-walkers) *time change from 9:30

o   Toddler Storytime @ 10:30 (24-36 months)

  • Saturdays:

o   Mother Goose Storytime @ 9:30 (6-24 Months)

o   Sensory Storytime @ 10:30 AM (1-5 years old, all abilities)

Henrico County Libraries will be closed on January 20 in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


For more information about our programs and storytimes, please visit or call us at (804) 501-1980 ext. 4. We look forward to seeing you at the library!

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Dec 11

December Family Safety Matters

Check out December Family Safety Matters! December Family 2019 Safety Matters


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Nov 22

November Safety Matters

November Family 2019 Safety Matters

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Nov 22

HOWS project

This past Monday November 18, Varina built dog houses.

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Nov 21

Video: Hawks build dog houses

Click to watch!

Varina Elementary School Hawks teamed up with community partners to help furry friends stay warm this winter! Based on a template from the HOWS Project, using materials donated by local business partners with the lumber being cut to scale by Varina HS CTE students, this was truly a community effort to keep local dogs warm this winter.

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Nov 04

Digital Citizenship

We are good digital citizens and learning to be safe online. Go to Common Sense Media to see lessons we are doing in the classrooms and more information about Internet safety to use at home.


Your input about school safety is important!  Please complete the safety survey by December 31, 2019.


Parent School Safety Survey –

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