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Official Bee with blue splashStudent Directory Cover Artwork Contest!!

Calling all Stinger artists! We are seeking original student artwork for the cover of the SPES PTA Student Directory. All artwork must be based on this year’s theme of “Bee-lieve in Yourself: reaching higher”. Specifications for the artwork are in the flyer here: 2016-17 Student Directory Art Contest. Please contact Becky at and put “Student Directory Artwork” in the subject line if you have any questions.

girls-on-the-runGirls on the Run of Greater Richmond
Fall 2016 Program at SPES for
3rd 4th and 5th grade girls
Meeting Dates: Mondays and Thursdays 2:45-4:15


What is it? We are NOT a running program. We are SO MUCH MORE!
Girls on the Run is a curriculum-based, after-school character development program designed for 3rd – 5th grade girls of ALL fitness and ability levels. The 10-week curriculum attempts to help each girl find and stay true to her REAL self.
Groups of 10 to 15 girls meet twice a week with their trained, volunteer coaches to discuss important life lessons while playing fun running games. Girls on the Run emphasizes independent thinking, making healthy choices, healthy group dynamics and problem solving. The curriculum stresses peer support and doing your best. The program finishes with the girls running or walking in a 5K. This season’s celebratory 5K will be the Toys for Tots 5K in December.

Program Dates: Meetings start Monday, September 19th to December 11th

Registration: Online from our Website Now!

Contact SPES Teacher and Site Liaison, Brenda Moore

Space is limited to 15 girls! Registration is first come, first served and a wait list will be used to determine placement once 15 girls are registered

Cost: $185 / participant

Program includes: GOTR program t-shirt, water bottle, healthy snack at every practice, 10 weeks of program materials and lessons delivered by at least 2 certified GOTR coaches, 5k race entry, end of season 5k completion medal and a season of confidence enhancing lessons and activities your child won’t forget!

*Scholarships will be available based on need and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. A scholarship application link is available on our website and supporting documents must be emailed for applications to be given consideration. Please apply for scholarships prior to trying to register.

5K Date: Sunday, December 11th, Toys for Tots 5k in Innsbrook –Friends and Family encouraged to join!

Printable Flyer: Girls On the Run 2016 Flyer

Girls on the Run of Greater Richmond


ReflectionsReflections Program! 

National PTA’s Reflections program encourages students in pre-K through grade 12 to explore and be involved in the arts.

Membership in the Virginia PTA provides the opportunity to participate in the National PTA Reflections program which encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Since it was founded in 1969 by Mary Lou Anderson, millions of students have benefited from this program.

Reflections Awards Program Students in Pre-K through grade 12 create theme-based artwork in dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts.

Please see details for the 2016-17 school year program here:

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