Goochland Elementary School

Goochland Elementary is accredited by the Virginia Department of Education and AdvancED.
We educate students in grades preK-5 in central Goochland County, Virginia.
GES is home to the Lions!


October Dates to “FALL” for

Important October Dates 

10/5 Work Out Wednesday

10/6 Child Check 3:00pm-6:00 pm

10/7 Child Check 9:00 am-2:00 am/First Grade goes to the Zoo

10/12 Work Out Wednesday

10/14 Second Grade goes to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

10/17 Student Holiday

10/19 Unite Against Bullying-Wear Orange/Work Out Wednesday

10/20 The Great Shake Out/ The 7 Habits Family Night 6- 7 pm.

10/21 Second Grade Goes Swimming

10/22 Trunk-or-Treat

10/24 Special Education Advisory Committee at 6:00 at the School Board Office/Report Cards go Home

10/25 Mix it up at Lunch

10/26 Work Out Wednesday/Covey Clubs Meet at 2:00

10/28 Second Grade Goes Swimming

10/31 Fifth Grade goes to Maggie Walker

Sneak Peek into November:

11/3 GES Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7

11/5 Lion Pride 5K

11/4 Make Up Picture Day


Goochland Community Cares App

The Goochland community now has its very own Community Care App, which provides quick and easy access to a variety of information regarding mental health services, parent support, crisis services, and other resources available nearby.  You can download this app for free on both Apple and Android devices. Please see this flyer for further information and share with others you think may benefit from this resource.



Back To School Night!

We can’t wait to see everyone tomorrow,  September 15th, for Back to School Night. Please plan to join us!

5:30 – 6:30 – Kona Ice Truck

6:30 – PTA Meeting

Following the PTA Meeting, parents will have the opportunity to visit classrooms. There will be two 15 minute visits with a 5 minute break in between.





For Your Convenience

To make it more convenient for parents, Mrs. Harris is offering after hours and weekend options for background checks during the month of September by appointment only.  
Parents should contact her via email ( to schedule a time.  Background checks scheduled after these dates will have to be scheduled during the normal work day.
9/19 :  5-7 pm
9/21:   5-7 pm
9/24:   9 am- 1 pm
9/26:   5-7
9/29:   5-7

September Newsletter

We have had the best start to the school year ever! Each time I walk into a classroom, I see excited students with smiling faces. It is such a joy to be a part of GES.

September Dates to Remember


5 – School Closed for Labor Day

7 – Work Out Wednesday

14 – Work Out Wednesday

15 – Back to School Night (Time TBD)

21 – Work Out Wednesday

28 – Work Out Wednesday

29 – School Picture Day

Every Wednesday we will be sharpening the saw by participating in extra physical activity. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately to participate. The grown ups will be prepared to sharpen the saw as well. Here’s to Healthy Habits!

Please remember to email AND AND your child’s teacher with any transportation changes before 2:00 p.m.

The information on this newsletter will also be sent as an email through School Messenger tomorrow. If you do not receive it, please check PowerSchool to update your email address or contact Diane Rigsby.


Follow us on Twitter @GES_lions

Quote of the Month: “Failure is just a stepping-stone to success.” –Michael Jordan

Tina McCay


Readers are Leaders

Don’t forget to take a moment to log the titles of the books your child has been reading this summer by August 31st

You can do this at

Before you login, click on the appropriate tab that fits your child’s reading style: Read to Me, Readers, Teens, Adults. This can be located at the bottom of the image of Froggy.

Remember that students who met their summer reading goal are automatically signed up for the Field Day of the Past recognition for the “Read to Win” program.

If you would like to sign up for the Blue Ribbon Reader program, then you can print the form below and return it to your homeroom teacher. All Blue Ribbon Reader Forms are due by September 12th.

Students who complete the Read for the Win program or the Blue Ribbon Reader program will earn a goody bag with a free ticket to Field Day of the Past.

2016- Be a Winner –Join us at the Fair (2)


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And We’re Off!!

First Day Fun…


Mark Your Calendars!!

22 – First Day of School
25 – MAP testing Begins
31 – Work Out Wednesday
 5 – School Closed for Labor Day
 7 – Work Out Wednesday
14 – Work Out Wednesday
15 – Back to School Night
21 – Work Out Wednesday
28 – Work Out Wednesday
29 – School Picture Day