Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts (PHSSA) is a kindergarten through fifth grade (K-5) school based on meaningful parent, educator, and community involvement. The school provides the children of our diverse community with an academically rigorous science- and arts-based curriculum that emphasizes environmental awareness and social responsibility.
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Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts is beginning its sixth year of operation. We are Virginia’s first charter elementary school. We currently serve approximately 300 Richmond students from kindergarten through 5th grade. Our mission is to cultivate students’ maximum growth and develop stewardship through a premier environmental and arts education.
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The PHSSA Board of Directors is looking for board committee members. Click here for more information.
Act ACORNingly Needs Your Help!
Act ACORNingly, our drama troupe is in need of the following items:
Why PHSSA students love their school
PHASE Winter Session
We need volunteers for Little SEEDs (dance) and Park Explorers. Volunteers are responsible for ser-up of the space in cooperation with the teacher, clean-up, and checking students in and out. Please email Kristin Kirchen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
PHSSA is looking for a parent volunteer to partner with a teacher to layout, design, and coordinate our 2015-2016 yearbook. Please contact Mrs. McGrath if you are interested - email@example.com
We need a (or some) kind soul to organize and clean the book closet. The closet also needs another shelf. Please contact Ms. Whisler if you can help - firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for some folks with artistic ability to help paint the murals in the hallways. Should be comfortable painting mural designs on walls freehand from sketches. Contact Jamie Weinstein if you are interested: email@example.com.
What’s happening at PHSSA
2015 - 2016 PHSSA Events Calendar
Click here to download the 2015-2016 calendar.
Office hours are 7:45 am - 4:00 pm
Thanksgiving Break November 25-27
Holiday and Kid Pan Alley Concerts December 2, 3, 4
3 No School | Teacher Work Day
10 PTA Meeting @ 6:00 pm
12 Prospective Family Open House @ 6:00 pm
19 International Festival 6:00 - 8:00 pm
23 Board of Directors Meeting @ 6:00 pm
25-27 Thanksgiving Break | No School
2 Holiday Concert @ 6:00 pm (K-2)
3 Holiday Concert @ 6:00 pm (3-5)
4 Kid Pan Alley Concert @ 6:00 pm
7-11 Spirit Week
11 Early Dismissal @ 11:00 am
10-11 Yes, Virginia the Musical @ 7:00 pm
12 Yes, Virginia the Musical @ 2:00 pm
14-18 Winter Intersession
21 - January 4 Winter Break
Monday 1/4/16 is a Teacher Work Day; there will be NO SCHOOL.
The winter session of PHASE will run January 11- March 4. Offerings will be much more limited due to limited indoor space. We currently have three classes to offer: Yoga, Mondays from 2:45 - 3:45 (K-2)
Little SEEDS, Tuesdays from 2:45 - 3:45 (3-5 girls)
Park Explorers, Wednesdays from 2:45 - 4:15 (3-5)
Registration will take place the week after Thanksgiving. We need volunteers to staff these classes in order to offer them. Please contact Kristin Kirchen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What's cooking at PHSSA
Updated November menu - reflects moving scheduled
meals forward by one day for remainder of the month.