Mom Prom 2018

Updated 2017-2018 Calender

Open this news article for a printable PDF of January 2018 to June 2018 calendar, revised because of make-up time.

Click on headline first to get to the calendar.  Click here to open. 

Feb 5 Parent Workshop

A free community seminar — Strategies for Student Success: Dealing with Anxiety, Sensitivities, and Social Struggles – is being presented by the division’s Gifted Advisory Board on Monday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. at King’s Fork Middle School.

The seminar will feature tips for students and parents on dealing with perfectionism and fear of failure, understanding the impact of heightened sensory sensitivities, and overcoming and coping with social struggles.

Workshop presenters will be Dr. Nicole Kreiser, Child & Adolescent Psychologist of Eastern Virginia Medical School and Ms. Monica Williams, School Social Worker of Suffolk Public Schools.

Community resources will also be available.

Please contact Dr. Maria Lawson-Davenport at or 757-925-6750 for additional information.

Emergency School Closings, Delays and Early Dismissals

Emergency School Closings, Delays and Early Dismissals

Families Need to Plan Ahead
If an early closing of school becomes necessary, students need to know what to do and where to go when they get off the school bus. There may be times that school dismissal will be delayed beyond regular school hours due to extreme weather conditions or for other reasons.
When a decision is made to alter the schedule of Suffolk Public Schools because of weather conditions or other emergencies, detailed information will be provided in the following places:

  • FASTEST WAY to GET UPDATES:  Use the SPS Facebook Page …
  • Television stations … WVEC-13, WAVY-10, WTKR-3 … and their websites
  • School Messenger … Automated phone calls with a recorded message will begin calling the homes of students and staff. The numbers called are based on the contact information stored in the division’s database.
  • SPS Website …
  • SPS Facebook …
  • A recorded message will be available after hours at 925-6750

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!

Take Steps to Be Ready for the Winter Storm Watch
With winter storms predicted, 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- or 2-hour delay, bus pickups begin 1 or 2 hours later than normal. With incredibly cold temperatures, please prepare students by dressing them in layers with hats and gloves.
3) Early dismissals, delays and school closings can affect before- and after-school care programs. Check with your provider now to learn about their winter weather plans. Note: No breakfast is served on days with delayed openings.
4) Make sure we know how you’d prefer to receive updates. Click the link below to confirm your phone numbers and emails are up to date.  School Messenger

For more information on closings and delays, click here.

“Superintendent’s 2-Minute Drill”


May and June Calendars

May and June Calendars

Egyptian Book Fair! A “cool” place to find a “hot” book!

Booker T. Washington Elem.’s fall Book Fair will be held in the Media Center from Friday, December 9th, to Friday, December 16th.

Hours are 9:00-4:00, with extended hours from 6:00 p.m.-7 p.m. on the 15th.

Volunteers are still needed, so if you can help, please contact our Media Specialist, Angela Reid, at 934-6226 or

Farm Day 2016

Thanks Suffolk Education Foundation and Birdsong Peanuts for funding the 2nd grade field trip known as Farm Day! Many organizations including the City of Suffolk and the Peanut Soil & Water Conservation District also provided learning stations. Thanks to all of our partners for making Farm Day fun!
Follow the link/s below to see how our SPS 2nd graders enjoyed their experience at  “Farm Day”.
Link to Division Farm Day Facebook Post:
Link to YouTube Farm Day Video:

Grandparents Week October 10-14

Have lunch with your grandchild!

Each student may invite a grandparent or relative to have lunch with him/her in the school cafeteria.

A typical adult meal is approximately $3.00.

Grandparents should report to the front lobby to sign in and receive a visitor’s pass.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Please click the links below for the lunch menu and lunch schedule.



2016 Canned Food Drive for the Salvation Army

Everyone at Booker T. Washington can donate a canned food item to make a difference!

October 10th – December 10th

Turn cans into homeroom teachers daily.

*Be sure to show your BTW  spirit and be a part of helping others*

 One class per group (ES-2 and 3-5) that donates the most cans will receive a popcorn party.