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Spring Music Program

Wed Apr 9 (6 pm)

The fifth grade strings will perform at 6 p.m. followed by the fourth grade’s presentation of Music Matters by Teresa Jennings. It will be a wonderful night of celebrating music!

Spring Break

Mon-Fri Apr 14 - 18

School will be closed


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College Park ES: LEED Platinum Certified

The US Green Building Council has announced that College Park Elementary School earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification. This official recognition makes College Park the first platinum level K-12 school in the state of Virginia. College Park’s certification also means Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) has had both the first LEED platinum level K-12 school in the state as well as the state’s first LEED certified public elementary school, which was Hermitage Elementary school in 2005.

The LEED for Schools Green Building Rating System, created by the US Green Building Council, promotes whole building sustainability while addressing the unique requirements of school buildings and their populations. Buildings can earn one of four levels of certification for their sustainability measures: certified, silver, gold or platinum, which is the highest possible certification to earn.

“We are extraordinarily proud to be home to the first LEED platinum school in Virginia,” said Tony Arnold, director of Facilities Planning and Construction for VBCPS. “Unquestionably, we are creating sustainable buildings, but, for our students, staff and community, we are also building a culture of being better stewards of our environment.”

College Park, which opened in 2012, is built around an integrated wetland rain garden that serves as a teaching area with platform and walkway decks. The school's site is a zero runoff site, which means it treats all of its own storm water. Water is collected from 80 percent of the school's roof area into three 25,000 gallon cisterns. This water is used for flushing toilets and contributes to the geothermal HVAC system. What run-off comes from roofs is poured into the rain garden, which is used as a teaching opportunity of the water cycle.

In addition, hallways, the gymnasium, cafeteria and all public spaces are heated by in-floor radiant heat from hot water solar collectors. Hot water for the kitchen and the rest of the building also comes from the same solar collectors.

College Park is the division’s eighth LEED certified building and the second VBCPS building to earn platinum honors. The division’s Pupil Transportation Services Maintenance Facility was also a LEED platinum certified building. In fact, in the past eight years, VBCPS has increased its square footage by five percent, but seen a decrease in energy costs of 20 percent.

CPES Physical Education Program 2014-2015

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!  The P.E. staff have planned a school year filled with fun activities and exciting learning experiences for your child!  Through the course of my studies and previous experiences, I will challenge your child both physically and mentally.  They will be introduced to a variety of games, activities, and skills that will progress throughout the school year.  Examples include: basketball, throwing and catching, kickball, running club, floor hockey, soccer, Fitness testing, and dance.  Moreover, students will also learn about sportsmanship, teamwork, and responsibility. 

Additionally, We have many extracurricular events planned.  They include the Operation Smile Final Mile in March.  This is where students run one mile every Monday and complete 24 miles of a marathon.  Then during the Shamrock Marathon in March, students finish the last mile with thousands of other students at the Oceanfront.  It was a “ton-of-fun” last year, and we had about 20 students participate.  This year, we would like to have over 50 students participate in this awesome event.  Our Jump Rope for Heart event will be in November this year, and CPES raised over $700 for this great cause last year.  The goal for this year is to raise over $1,000.00 and to teach students the importance of physical activity so they have a strong and healthy heart.  Furthermore, we will have a Family Fitness Night and Field Day at the end of the year.  Please check the CPES homepage for P.E. News and updates.

Safety is a main priority when students come to Physical Education class.  In order to reach this goal, please discuss the following guidelines with your child:

  • Proper shoes should be worn during gym class.  Preferably tennis shoes or similar rubber bottom sole shoes.  Open toed shoes, sandals, dress shoes, boots, flip flops, and slip-on’s (shoes without a back) are not allowed as they may endanger your child.  If your child does wear the above mentioned shoes to school, please have your child bring a pair of old tennis shoes to gym class and they will be allowed to change into them before the start of class. 
  • Students should be appropriately dressed for physical activity.
  • Please inform the physical education teacher and school nurse if your child has special circumstances, such as asthma that may affect their participation in physical activity.
  • Students may be excused from physical activity if a written note is received by a member of the physical education staff.  The note should include the number of days the student is to be excused from physical activity.  If longer than 3 days, a doctor’s note is required.

Thank you for your support of the Physical Education Program and welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!  If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mr. Brian Shelton at 757.648.2280 ext. 53751 or email him at [email protected]

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