Pocahontas Elementary School
Principal: Thomas Sulzer
Assistant Principal: Ella Harris Helms
Additional School Contacts:
Secretary/Registrar: Mindy Wright
School Resource Officer: Deputy Kenny Stokes
PTO President: Tina Albert
The mission of Pocahontas Elementary School is to create a safe and creative learning environment where every child will grow to be responsible citizens and lifelong learners. With collaboration among staff, families, and the community, we will provide differentiated and engaging instruction that will encourage all students to become the problem solvers of the 21st century.
All students will achieve their maximum potential in an engaging, inspiring, and challenging learning environment.
Dear Parents and Families,
We are beginning our efforts with the Powhatan Christmas Mother and Powhatan High School National Honor Society with two endeavors. We began our canned food drive on Monday, November 25. Consider sending any canned food items in with your children by the last day of the drive, December 10. Additionally, the Christmas Mother is asking Pocahontas families to help fill some children’s stockings this year, specifically toothbrushes, toothpaste, matchbox cars, crayons and coloring books. The Christmas Mother is asking for “stocking stuffer” items for children in need.
THE POCAHONTAS PTO:
Please note the PTO updates the Facebook page. Specific inquiries or questions should be addressed to the PTO.
Creatures from the Dark!
On Tuesday, November 5, kindergarten students got the unique opportunity to see some “creatures from the dark” up close. Our kindergarten students have been studying nocturnal animals and learning about their different adaptations. Two owls and a possum visited the kindergarten students that have been taken in for rehabilitation services. In addition to working in the kindergarten classroom as an instructional assistant, Mrs. Susan Shepperson volunteers her time as a wildlife rehabilitator with permits from Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries and US Fish & Wildlife Service. She is permitted to take in native Virginia wildlife for rehabilitation and to keep certain animals for education purposes. Mrs. Shepperson was able to bring her two passions together, working with children and rehabilitating animals, when she brought in an Eastern Screech owl and a Barred Owl to for the kindergarten students. It was a memorable experience for all!