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.
Back to School Night
September 3, 2015
Grades K-2 5:30 - 6:30 pm | Grades 3-5 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Visit your students' classrooms and see what great things they've been working on so far this 2015-2016 school year! Teachers will provide overviews of what is going on and will be going on in class, too.
**Please note: This time is not for one-on-one conversations with teachers. Please schedule those separately, if needed.**
Why PHSSA students love their school
House Reveal Volunteers Needed
The School ClimateSCC needs five (5) volunteers for Tuesday 9/1 and Wednesday 9/2 for approximately two hours, ~8:30 - 10:30 am each day, to assist with the House reveal by assembling the materials; the materials are ready. The SCC may also need help with the process/activity for the Kindergarten and 1st Grade students. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Ms. Peyton, firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: VOLUNTEER.
It's Time to Dismantle a Piano
We need volunteers to dismantle and dispose of the baby grand piano in the auditorium. Unfortunately, this piano was deemed 'a goner' by the piano tuner. Contact Kati Batten for more information: email@example.com
Graphic Designer Needed for Garden Signs
The Garden Committee is looking for a volunteer to work with the committee co-chairs to develop artwork for garden signs. Experience in Illustrator, Photoshop, and/or Corel is preferred. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Lightbulb Lab (library)
Lightbulb Lab has volunteer opportunities for anytime/as long as you want on Fridays and Mondays. On Fridays, volunteers are needed to oversee the checking in and out of books for the students and reshelving of books. On Mondays, volunteers are needed to reshelve books, straighten book shelves, repair damaged books. No experience is needed. We will be offering training coming up soon.
Contact Mr. LaPradd for more information or to sign up:
Click here for more information about volunteering at PHSSA
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
Back to School Night
Thursday, September 3rd
K-2 5:30 - 6:30 pm
3-5 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Thursday, September 10th @ 5 pm
3 Back to School Night
4 Early Dismissal @ 11 am
7 No School - Labor Day
8 PTA Meeting @ 6 pm
10 PHSSA Garden Party @ 5 pm
11 Grandparents Luncheon
16-17 Amazing Raise
21 Board of Directors Meeting @ 6 pm
**October 2 is AGAIN an early dismissal day as listed on the 2015-2016 academic calendar.**
Fall '15 PHASE program registration is now closed. The program will run from August 31st - October 8th.