Mar 22

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Seven Pines  will be closed for the remainder of the school year.  More information to come …….






 Reading Makes Cents Challenge has been extended.  Entries must be submitted by May 1st.  Parents can go to the site for a copy of the entry form and book list  if they can’t find the one that was given out.  I have already read these to the kiddos (and it counts as one of their books):

K : Spend It!

1st: Ella Earns Her Own Money

2nd: John Deere, That’s Who

3rd: Uncle Jed’s Barbershop

4th: Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington

5th: Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions


The Go Nutz For Reading Program is still underway! Please continue to encourage your kiddos to fill out their bookmarks and hang on to them for when we all return.

A fun activity site to share related to the Squirrels : https://spark.adobe.com/page/MaPJsOCH5gbm4/


Due to the current health crisis and the governor’s “Stay at Home” order, Kindergarten registration for Henrico County Public Schools is not able to occur at this time. We will announce a new registration date as soon as possible. Until then, we invite families of future Kindergartners and other new students to begin filling out the forms, and securing the required documentation that you will need for formally registering your children.

Please go to henricoschools.us/registration for this information, access to online forms, and registration requirements.



Hello everyone,
It is Terri Mothershead, principal, reaching out with some good news! Prior to our school closure the students and staff at Seven Pines were busy working to achieve our Common Sense School Seal. Common Sense Schools are committed to deep implementation of the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Earning the Common Sense School badge is a symbol of our school’s dedication to helping students think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate. Luckily with the help of Mrs. Gross, our wonderful librarian, and our amazing classroom teachers, we were able to finish all the components necessary to continue our status as a Common Sense School prior to school closing with one exception. The last component is to share a useful link with parents on how to balance media and screen time at home! Please click on the link at the bottom of the email portion of this message to access the Family Tip Sheet. We hope this information will prove helpful to our parents during our present circumstances. Regardless of whether we are in school or not we want our penguins to always stay digitally safe online! Have a great day!  https://www.commonsense.org/education/family-tips/k-5-media-balance-and-well-being


Yearbooks will still happen!!! Yearbook orders will still be collected!! Honestly, that’s all we know at this point!! We promise to keep you updated and we promise there will be a yearbook!!

5th grade parents please continue emailing me their baby pictures and well wishes! (jlrobinson3@henrico.k12.va.us)

More details to come…promise!!!



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Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Starts Monday, March 16 – Weekdays at 1:00 PM EDT 


Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET and then remain online to be streamed afterwards.

Internet access for our students, laptop repair: During Henrico Schools’ closure for coronavirus, vans are being stationed at four HCPS high schools to act as mobile technology hubs for students and school division staff. The hubs are designed to support virtual learning in two ways: enable up to 400 students and staff members who don’t have home internet access to get it through distribution of Wi-Fi hot-spot devices; and provide a way for HCPS-issued laptops to be repaired and exchanged. The vans are open weekdays from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. at:


  • Deep Run High School, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Va.
  • Douglas Freeman High School, 8701 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, Va.
  • Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va.
  • Highland Springs High School, 15 S. Oak Ave., Highland Springs, Va.

Draw Every Day with JJK (Jarrett J. Krosoczka)

Starts Monday, March 16  – Weekdays at 2:00 PM EDT 


Learn how to draw with Jarrett J. Krosoczka, creator of Lunch Lady graphic novels, Star Wars: Jedi Academy books, picture books, and more! Videos will be posted on Krosoczka’s YouTube channel each weekday at 2:00pm EDT.

To view the update, click the link below:

We will miss seeing you in the art room during our time of Distance Learning. However, this time at home is a wonderful opportunity to keep creating artwork on your own. Below, you will find a list of sketchbook ideas that can be done at home, as well as links to online resources to help inspire you to keep your creativity flowing over the next few weeks!


Miss O’Connor and Mrs. Thompson

Email: mloconnor@henrico.k12.va.us

Sketchbook Ideas:

  • Draw a sketch/picture everyday–an item in your house, yourself, family members, a pet, something outside; anything!
  • Keep a visual journal of your time away from school. Include images and writings about your activities and feelings. Track the weather, food you ate, chores you did.
  • Create a graphic novel with at least 4 panels. The story should revolve around a major character and use text and pictures.
  • Make a paper weaving using paper or other materials that may be thrown away (but clean!)
  • Experiment with different or like media. For instance, what happens if you draw with yellow crayon and then go over top with blue? Note the results in a journal (or better yet do it in a journal)
  • Create puppets out of paper, socks or other materials. Create and short play based on something you read. Perform it!
  • Keep a stargazing journal. Go outside each night at a set time. Note where certain stars or star groups (big dipper, orion, brightest stars, etc) are located. Draw a star map. Compare the maps after a few days. Same with the moon.
  • Make a board game. Play it!
  • Create an amusement park sculpture out of paper. Cut out shapes to create slides, swings, rides, stores, waterways, and walkways.
  • Create a sculpture using legos. Document and write about what makes the lego construction a sculpture.
  • Write a story about what you think is happening in an image or other work of art.
  • Illustrate an event from a book you are reading.
  • Listen to music while you create!


Online Resources:


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