Author Archives: Devers

Welcome, Mr. Miller!

Elephant’s Fork Elementary proudly welcomes Mr. Shaka Miller as our new Dean of Students!   Shaka Miller has been named Dean of Students at Elephant’s Fork Elementary School.  He has been a business education teacher at King’s Fork High School since … Continue reading

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Early Drop Off Changes for the 2017-2018 School Year

Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, the complimentary Early Drop-off program will no longer be offered in SPS elementary schools. We realize that many of you have relied on this service; therefore, we will continue the complimentary program this school … Continue reading

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2017-2018 Supply List

Below is a link to access our School Supply List for the 2017-18 school year. This list will also be sent to some local stores. Thanks!!   2017-2018UpdatedSupplyList

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Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year, Brian Van der Linden!  

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Summer Reading

Students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade were sent home with a package of books to read over the summer.  A letter explaining the program was attached, along with a summer reading log and assignments. A copy of the assignments … Continue reading

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Summer Office Hours

All Suffolk Public Schools and offices will be open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. –  5:30 p.m.  from June 19 through August 17, 2016.

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Report Cards

Report cards were sent home with students on the last day of school.  Report cards will not be mailed.  If your student was absent on the last day, you may pick up the report card from the office Monday- Thursday, 7:30-5:30.

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A Summer Learning Series

NEW VIDEO POSTED EVERY WED! Spark, an original video series created by Suffolk Public Schools, is intended to ignite curiosity and keep students learning this summer. Subscribe to the Suffolk Public Schools You Tube Channel or follow Suffolk VA Public Schools on Facebook for weekly Spark videos this summer. … Continue reading

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SOL Spirit Week

EFES Staff and Students, The Standards of Learning tests are quickly approaching!  We are confident that our 3rd-5th students will display what they know on these tests! We all have come together and have been working hard all year to … Continue reading

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SOL Testing Begins May 15th

3rd – 5th grade students will begin taking their Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests on May 15th.  Please see below for the letter that was sent home with students along with the testing calendar.   Spring 2017 SOL Parent … Continue reading

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3NW Benchmark Schedule

This week begins the Third Nine Week Benchmark Testing.  Please click below to view the benchmark schedule for EFES.  Makeup testing will be done throughout the testing window.  Please talk with your students about the importance of getting a good … Continue reading

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Spring Book Fair

Happy Camper Book Fair: S’more Fun with Books!   Spring Book Fair March 27- April 4   Can’t make it to the book fair? Shop the book fair online now at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/elephantsforkelemschool

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Changes in the Grading Period

Parents/Guardians may view the current report card in Home Access Center (HAC) which is accessible from the Suffolk Public Schools’ and building websites. All guardians have access to academic performance in HAC with an account that was created by the … Continue reading

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Stay Informed about Weather and Changing Events!

The time to prepare is now! Help us keep you informed of regular news and changing events by following our social media channels. Sites are updated regularly, especially when events are rapidly changing. Stay tuned!

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Take 5 Steps to Be Ready, Should Snow Fall This Week

With snow predicted this week, please take these steps now to be prepared. 1) Update your students about where to go when they get off the bus, should schools close early. 2) Remember, when schools are opening under a 1- … Continue reading

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1st Nine Weeks Awards Assemblies

1st 9 weeks honors and awards assemblies will be held on Monday, December 12, 2016. Times: 2nd and 3rd Grades-10:15 First Grade -11:05 4th and 5th Grades – 1:45 All assemblies will be held in the gym.

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Holiday Family Fun Night

Elephant’s Fork Elementary is hosting a Holiday Family Fun Night.  Please click the link below to view the invitation!   holiday-family-night

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BINGO for Books!

Families are invited to join us at our November PTA meeting to BINGO for Books.  Families will play BINGO with Math, Science and Social Studies content.  The winners will be able to win books to add to their home library. … Continue reading

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Grandparents Week

Please join us for lunch the week of October 11-14 as we celebrate Grandparents.  Grandparents or other special people in our students’ lives are invited to come eat lunch with their students.  Cafeteria lunches will be available for a charge … Continue reading

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Camera Entry System

Please read the attached letter from Mrs. Avery regarding our new Camera Entry System that will go into effect on Monday, October 3, 2016. camera-entry-system

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