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Conway Announcement         The Week Ahead

Welcome to Conway Elementary

Current and prospective parents:
Click here to view the welcome video from our Principal, JR Raybold and Assistant Principal, Nicole Ochs. Please allow a few moments for the download to begin. 
 The Inclement Weather Make-up Plan for Stafford County Public Schools is here.
Kindergarten Registration begins on April 14, 2015.  For more information, please click here.

Our spring book fair is coming, March 30 - April 3!  To make this a huge success, parent volunteers are needed.  Please sign up here for the times you are able to help out.

Online Shopping for the Book Fair can be done here.
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS (BOB) information can be found here.

Conway's Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Laura Dunneback.  Please read about Mrs. Dunneback here.

Conway's Service Employee of the Year is Ms. Linda Howard.  Please read about Ms. Howard here.

For information on the rezoning of Conway Elementary for 2015-2016 school year, please click here.

Monthly Fun Learning Challenges!
Challenge 1 can be found here.
Challenge 2 can be found here.
Challenge 3 can be found here.
These can be turned in anytime during the school year not just the month of the challenge.

Order your 2014-2015 Conway Elementary Yearbook online!  Instructions are provided here.   Flyer for cash/check payment coming home mid-February.  Link for online payment is here.  School code is 7938915.
For the CES recycling video challenge information, please click on the links below:
Media Release Form
Video Submission Form
Conway Recycling Project Information

View Principal Raybold's blog here.

Pick up and Visitor Changes for 2014-2015 school year:   to view the pick up and visitor changes for the 2014-2015 school year Click here.

If your 4th or 5th grader is interested in signing up for Girl Smarts, please fill out and return the permission slip listed here.  

Learn about NSWC Cougar Credit Union here.

Online School Payments: Parents/guardians can now pay for fieldtrips, school fees, products, and services online using this link.  


Children's Book Drive:
Conway is conducting an on-going children's book drive. We are collecting used books for families in need of good books in their homes. Boxes for collection have been placed around the school and in the front foyer. Please help support our families with your donation of used books.

Conway Cougar Clothing:

ImageIf you have old Conway Cougar logo clothes at home that no longer fit your children, please consider dropping them off at school so we can outfit other students with Cougar gear.  A red collection box is located in the lobby.

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Office Hours: 8 AM - 4:30 PM,

Monday - March 23
SPEC Day 4
24 club - 8:00 am

4:00 pm - F.L. Planning Meeting
Tuesday - March 24
SPEC Day 5
7:50 am - Learning Meeting

4:00 pm 2nd/3rd grade Book Club

Wednesday - March 25
SPEC Day 6
Chorus 8:00 am

Thursday - March 26
SPEC Day 1
ORFF 8:00 am

Friday - March 27

SPEC Day 2
Tennis 4/5 7:45 am
Yearbook Club 7:45 am
Book Fair Begins
6:00 pm Movie Night

      The abbreviation “SPEC” followed by a number in the calendar display (above) refers to which day of the specials rotation each day of the school week is. If you’re not sure which day your children’s specials are on, click here.

District Announcements
6th Annual Agents of Change Day ~ March 28th

Come out to the 6th Annual Agents of Change Day!  Saturday, March 28th at Colonial Forge High School, 550 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Agents of Change Day is a FREE,  family-fun event that will showcase how students are being Agents of Change at their schools by using 21st Century Skills to Make a Difference and Give Back.   The day will include a Health & Fitness Circuit, Mascot Mania, Zumba, prizes, fun-runs, snacks and games for all ages.  The  BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, National Capital Area Council | Aquia District will be bringing the STEM van.  Learn and Serve students from each high school will also conduct their Annual Celebration of Service-Learning at AOC Day with many hands-on service-learning projects.  Many community businesses and organizations will be there to Give Back too!  Safe Driving Education Exhibits will also be available and sponsored by GEICO. Everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or a student-friendly book for any grade level to donate.  See you on the 28th!  For more information, please click here.
Efficiency Study Report

The Efficiency Study of Stafford County Public Schools will be presented this evening at a Stafford County School Board work session.  The entire report may be seen here. Evergreen Solutions, LLC, conducted the study with the objective of assisting Stafford County Public schools in continuing to succeed and improve in its primary mission--the education of all students.  The presentation to the School Board can viewed using the link below.
Inclement Weather Make-Up Plan for Stafford County Public Schools Announced

The Stafford School Board approved using the waiver method to make up days missed due to inclement weather at last night’s school board meeting.  The following are key points:
  1. The last day of school will be June 12 and will be an early release day for all students.
  2. Scheduled early release days on April 3, May 22, and June 10 are removed. These days will be full instructional days for all levels.
  3. June 11 will remain an early release day for middle and high school students.  June 11 becomes a full instructional day for elementary students
  4. Teacher work days remain June 15 and 16.

2015-2016 In-County Student Transfer Window is Now Open

The in-county student transfer window for the 2015-16 school year is now open.  The transfer window will close on August 1, 2015.  Stafford County Public Schools will accept transfers for the 2015-16 school year within this timeframe.  To find information about how to apply for a student transfer, click here.
4th Annual FredTech STEM 16 Summit

The 4th Annual FredTech STEM 16 Summit will be held on April 25, 2015 at the University of Mary Washington from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.  The Summit highlights the achievements and offerings of the region’s students, educators, and businesses in the STEM arena.

Students will be able to visit exhibits highlighting student and educator STEM efforts from over 40 local secondary schools, the University of Mary Washington, Germanna Community College and NSWCDD Dahlgren.  SeaPerch Competitions will also be held at the UMW pool during the same time as the Summit.  The Summit is open to the public and admission is free of charge for students, parents, or non-profit organizations. For additional details, click here.

Stafford County Head Start/Virginia Preschool Initiative Program is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015

March is recruitment month for Stafford County Head Start/Virginia Preschool Initiative Program and the Early Head Start Program. These programs are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year.  The Head Start program serves children from low-income families who turn 3 or 4 before Sept. 30.  Call (540) 368-2559 for more information.  The Early Head Start program serves low-income families of infants and toddlers and pregnant women.  Call (540) 373-2072 for more information.

The Governor's Nutrition and Physical Activity Scorecard recognizes and rewards schools for encouraging healthy habits. The Web-based Scorecard application allows schools to compete locally and on a statewide level to see which school is healthiest.

 Our Vision: 

Conway is a CAREing and safe place where all children will become leaders of their lives.


Our Mission: 

        At Conway we C.A.R.E. by being committed and accountable to one another through showing respect and effort in all we do.





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