Pocahontas Elementary School

4294 Anderson Highway; Powhatan VA 23139   - directions

Contact Information:

Main School Phone Number - 804.598.5717
School Fax Number - 804.598.6320
Attendance Phone Number - 804.598.6306
Clinic Phone Number - 804.598.7326

Administrative Team:

Principal:  Thomas Sulzer

Assistant Principal: Ella Harris Helms

Additional School Contacts:

Secretary/Registrar: Mindy Wright

Secretary/Bookkeeper: Susan Barden

Guidance Counselor:
Peggy Jenkins

School Resource Officer:  Deputy Kenny Stokes

PTO PresidentTina Albert

Extended Day for Make-Up Time  

Beginning March 24th Pocahontas Elementary School's day will begin at 8:50 a.m. and conclude at 3:57 p.m.  This extra 20 minutes of instructional time was added to the school to make up missed time due to inclement weather.  This new schedule will remain in effect until June 13th.  The school system considered other options for making up this instructional time, but chose not to take away Spring Break, Memorial Day, or to add additional days to the scheduled school year.  We believe this option of extending the school day is the least disruptive for the community and the best instructionally.  Information will be sent home with any changes to bus pick-up or drop off times. Your child's lunch schedules will not be affected.  The new general school day schedule is attached.

Mission Statement:

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.

Vision Statement:

All students will achieve their maximum potential in an engaging, inspiring, and challenging learning environment.

Mr. Sulzer August 2013

Dear Parents and Families,

I would like to begin by saying "thank you" for your flexibility in rearranging your schedules in our efforts to make up for lost instructional time.  Between now and the endo fo the school year, we will be looking for ways to minimize distractions in classrooms.  We appreciate your support as we strive to make up for lost time in instructional time.

A well-deserved congratulations goes out to all of the students who participated in the Electric Youth this past Saturdya.  The student performers danced, say, and joyed their way to the applause fo the audience.  Thank you to Mindy Wright and Regina Saba for directing the students and organizing eight weeks of practice, preparation and a great finale.  We had more than 50 students who performed for their peers and did a great job!  We appreciate the support of families and friends who took the time out to make this event a success!

On April 7th and 14th we will host a SOL Test Prep Night for the parents of 3rd and 4th graders. The objective of this event is to give you strategies and tools you can use to support your children to do well on their reading and math SOLs.  Dinner will be served at 6 p.m and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Younger sibling are welcome to attend as babysitters will be available.  


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Please note the PTO updates the Facebook page.  Specific inquiries or questions should be addressed to the PTO.  

We're 100 Days Smarter and Older!

On Friday, February 21, 2014 students in Mrs. Rubin, Mrs. Daniel, Mrs. Bowles, Mrs. Johnson, and Mrs. McCue’s classes celebrated the 100th day of school with a variety of activities in their classes.  Being a 100 days smarter, students were given plenty of opportunities to show off the skills they learned this year.