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Welcome Back Letter

posted Aug 22, 2017, 5:08 AM by Wendy Lively   [ updated Aug 22, 2017, 5:09 AM ]

Greetings Chalkley Students and Families,

I hope that everyone has had a fun and exciting summer vacation!

It is with great excitement that we welcome everyone back for another amazing school year at Chalkley Elementary! As the new principal of J.A. Chalkley, I am ready and committed to ensuring the success of each and every student. Our teachers are working hard to prepare for all the upcoming learning that will take place within and beyond our school walls. To assist our students with their transition back to school, I’ve included some important information and reminders for the first week of school.

School hours are from 8:25am - 2:55pm. During the first two weeks of school we will begin dismissing parent pick up students and students who ride the daycare van at 2:45pm from the cafeteria. Beginning the third week of school they will be dismissed at 2:55pm. Additional information is forthcoming regarding parent pick up procedures.

It is highly encouraged that students ride county transportation to and from school. However, If you are a parent/guardian of a car riding student, please adhere to the signage that is posted on the car loop in the front of the building. This will ensure the safety of our students as they exit the vehicles and that the process operates smoothly.

Open House Picnic will be held on Thursday August 31st from 2:00pm - 6:00pm. Teacher assignments for the upcoming school year will be shared during Open House. It is an opportunity for you and your child/children to meet and greet the teacher and drop off school supplies as well as enjoy a meal.

During Open House, you will receive a packet of information that contains important documents. Please return all necessary documents with your student(s) on the first day of school, September 5th.

We will have two separate Back to School Nights. Grades K-2 will be September 14th and Grades 3-5 will be September 28th. The times for both are 6:00pm - 8:00pm. We encourage all of our families to attend to learn about grade level expectations.

One of our goals for this upcoming school year is to increase our outreach to families. I believe that it takes a village to raise a child and our families are a very crucial part of that village. One of the first steps to accomplishing this is to continue growing our Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Our PTA meets every third Tuesday of the month. Enclosed in your child’s back to school packet is a membership envelope to join our Chalkley PTA. Please consider becoming a member so that we can work collectively to support the needs of our students. Additionally, I am inviting all of parents to join me for our new “Chalkley Chat”. This will be an opportunity for our families to share ideas, hear about what is happening in our school, and be a voice for our students. Please be on the lookout for additional information in the near future.

We look forward to a successful school year supporting the growth of all of our learners. If you have any questions, ideas, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at (804) 674-1300. Additionally, please follow our story on Twitter at @NBoonePrincipal. We will be updating this page often with school news, student and teacher successes, and all the great things that are happening at Chalkley. We cannot wait to see everyone!

Yours in Education,

Nicole T. Boone




Welcome our new Principal

posted Jul 11, 2017, 12:42 PM by Elizabeth Celuck   [ updated Jul 17, 2017, 6:00 PM by Wendy Lively ]

The Chalkley family welcomes our new Principal, Nicole Boone. 


I am extremely excited to be serving J.A. Chalkley Elementary School as your new principal. During the past few weeks, I’ve spent time getting to know the community and staff. It is clear that we are a school dedicated to fostering positive relationships, pursuing excellence in all areas, and growing students who will be outstanding citizens.

My personal journey into education began as a young girl growing up in Bronx, New York, where I began to develop my passion for helping others. Hampton University was the next stop on that journey where I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. I earned my Masters in Teaching from Trinity University located in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. While living in D.C. I had the honor of teaching great students in grades K-6 as a special education teacher. Eventually my path led me to Chesterfield, Virginia where I continued to teach special education and ultimately earned a Post Masters Certification in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University.

In addition to being a classroom teacher, I’ve served as a program coordinator for a special education program and most recently assistant principal in Chesterfield County. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of my career and look forward to sharing this new chapter with the Chalkley community.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my beautiful children, ages 3 and 9, as well as my supportive husband. We like to enjoy the simple things in life such as going to the park, bike riding, reading, and board games. My hobbies include reading, working out...some might say I’m a bit of a gym fanatic, and relaxing with family and friends.

I believe that it takes a village to raise a child and I thank you for allowing me a to be a part of the Chalkley village. Please know that my door is always open and I encourage you to reach out to me to share your ideas, thoughts, or concerns. We are in this together to support our students in every aspect of their development.

Yours in Education,

Nicole Boone



One School.One Dream.One Team

Kindergarten Readiness Night

posted Mar 20, 2017, 6:41 PM by Wendy Lively   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 6:42 PM ]

Please come join us for an informational night about your child’s upcoming year in kindergarten. We can’t wait to meet you!

Chalkley Reading Night!

posted Mar 9, 2017, 4:17 PM by Wendy Lively   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 4:18 PM ]

Please join us on March 28th from 6:00-7:30 for our annual book fair and reading night!

Thank a Teacher!

posted Feb 1, 2017, 1:39 PM by Wendy Lively   [ updated Feb 1, 2017, 1:40 PM ]

Nominate an outstanding teacher for an R.E.B. award of up to $12,000!  

Please use the following link for more information - http://mychesterfieldschools.com/blog/reb-award-nominations-due-by-feb-27/

Math Science Innovation Center Programs

posted Sep 13, 2016, 4:50 PM by Wendy Lively   [ updated Sep 13, 2016, 4:50 PM ]

 In October the MSiC will be offering Little Innovators which is a k-3 adult/child program. This year's program will be held at MSiC as well as Spring Run Elementary school (new this year).  In November they will offer the Discoverers program which is a for students in grades 4-5.  Most classes will be held at MSiC but we do offer a couple at Manchester Middle School.

Please see the flyers below for additional information.

Integrated Pest Management Program

posted Sep 12, 2016, 6:27 PM by Wendy Lively   [ updated Sep 12, 2016, 6:27 PM ]

Please see the attached files for information regarding Chesterfield County Public School's Pest Management Program.

Watch D.O.G.S Kickoff Event

posted Sep 9, 2016, 9:17 AM by Wendy Lively   [ updated Sep 9, 2016, 9:17 AM ]

ATTENTION: ALL ‘DADS’ & Male Role Models of Chalkley Students! 

Thursday, September 15
Chalkley Cafeteria
Watch D.O.G.s Kick-Off Event! 

FREE Pizza, Drinks and Fun

Medication Reminder

posted Jun 6, 2016, 7:05 AM by Wendy Lively   [ updated Jun 6, 2016, 7:06 AM ]

As school closes for the year, medications provided to the school clinic for a student must be picked up by the student’s parent. All medications must be available for your student’s use as needed through the last day of school, which is June 17. From June 17 through June 23, all student medications including over-the-counter medications must be picked up at the school between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.

To pick up your student’s medications, come to the school office and ask a staff member for assistance. Please be patient to assure all medications belonging to your student are returned to you. After 4 p.m. June 23, all leftover medications will be packed and turned over to the Chesterfield County Police for proper disposal. Once medications are packed for police collection, they cannot be retrieved so it is important you pick up your medications on time. There can be no late pickups permitted, and no medications can be stored at the school over the summer.

All medications must be picked up even if your student will attend summer school. Parents of summer school students will have to provide medication for your student to the summer school coordinator at the beginning of the summer session. Additionally, student medication must be provided to the clinic at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year.

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