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Great Kindness Challenge

As part of an ongoing effort to promote unity, kindness and bullying prevention, Old Donation School will hold a Great Kindness Challenge Jan. 23-27! Each day's theme includes wearing something to show your support for this venture:
MON. - Wear your Rising Tides spiritwear. TUE. - Tie, bowtie, or scarf. WED. - Grab a heart from anywhere around the building and accept its challenge. THU. - Sports jersey. FRI. - Jeans & white shirt.

More information

New Parent Newsletter Available

The latest edition of our parent newsletter, The Inspired Principal, is now available. In this edition: Need-to-know info on our upcoming move across town, including first performances in our new auditorium and transportation details; elementary club participation procedures; guidance updates; and more. To view the newsletter, click the link below.

The Inspired Principal, Jan. 2017

January is Reading Month!

Join us as we celebrate reading this month! Our calendar is filled with events such as a book swap, "Dress as a Character" day, an author visit and a poetry slam. Simply click here for more info on these activities!

Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Looking for that perfect gift for your student? Buy a yearbook! We have two yearbooks available, one for our elementary students and one for our middle-school students. Be sure to select the correct link below to order your yearbook online today!

Elementary yearbook purchase (use code 7842817)
Middle-school yearbook purchase

2016-17 Testing Schedule

Please see the link below for a complete list of testing dates at Old Donation School.

2016-17 Master Testing Schedule

TestNav8 for Non-VBCPS Devices

The Virginia Department of Education is updating its testing software from TestNav7 to TestNav8. All schools will provide training to students on how to use TestNav8 in preparation for SOL tests; in addition, students have the option of installing TestNav8 on their own devices so that they may access practice items when they are not in school. These practice items will only be available through TestNav8. Details for installing the software on personal devices can be found at the link below. Please note: School staff are not available to assist you or your child in the installation of this software. Please carefully follow the instructions in order to install this software.

TestNav8 installation instructions

2016-17 Bus information

Bus information is now available! Click the link below to access a WebQuery form for accessing your child's morning and afternoon bus information and schedule. Note: Be sure to leave the "Program" field blank.

Links to activity buses (middle-school students only) and home-school sports buses (middle-school only) are also listed below.

WebQuery bus info
Activity bus routes
Home-school sports buses

School Supply Lists

Supply lists for all grade levels and students in our specialized programs can be found by visiting the "Quick Links" section near the bottom right corner of our home page or by clicking here.

Subscribe To Our Blog

We've launched a new blog for our school! This new feature will highlight the amazing and creative work of our students, as well as the innovative ways in which teaching and learning takes place here.

Check out our blog

BYOD Guidelines

Our students have been given a reminder about guidelines for using electronic devices in school. Parents, we ask that you follow up this converstation with your child to ensure that everyone understands these guidelines. The links below can help you and your student more fully understand the policies.

Clarification of our policy
VBCPS BYOD guidelines

Program Overviews

Want to learn more about gifted education in Virginia Beach? Use the links below for information about all of our programs and services.

Gifted Education at Elementary Level
Gifted Education at Middle School Level

Transportation Guidelines

Please review our procedures for dropping off and picking up children at our Seaboard Rd. location.

Secondary Curriculum Guides

The information in these guides is designed to assist students in grades 6 through 12 and their parents with the selection of courses in the middle and high school levels. Students and parents are encouraged to study these publications and talk with guidance counselors and teachers as part of the course selection process.

Click here for more information

Free Microsoft Software for Students

All Virginia Beach students are eligible to receive Microsoft's Office 365 software suite for free.

Click here for more information

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Sixth-grade teacher Ms. Kaminski named Brickell Academy Teacher of the Year
Middle-school students enjoy annual Mix It Up Lunch activities
Elementary chorus, orchestra perform for classmates
Students Skype with builders to discuss locally sourced natural resources used in construction of Old Donation School
Fourth-graders construct rover prototypes for planetary exploration

Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

Spring Music Program

Wed Apr 9 (6 pm)

The fifth grade strings will perform at 6 p.m. followed by the fourth grade’s presentation of Music Matters by Teresa Jennings. It will be a wonderful night of celebrating music!

Spring Break

Mon-Fri Apr 14 - 18

School will be closed

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In the News

Great Kindness Challenge

As part of an ongoing effort to promote unity, kindness and bullying prevention, Old Donation School will hold a Great Kindness Challenge Jan. 23-27! Each day's theme includes wearing something to show your support for this venture:
MON. - Wear your Rising Tides spiritwear. TUE. - Tie, bowtie, or scarf. WED. - Grab a heart from anywhere around the building and accept its challenge. THU. - Sports jersey. FRI. - Jeans & white shirt.

More information

New Parent Newsletter Available

The latest edition of our parent newsletter, The Inspired Principal, is now available. In this edition: Need-to-know info on our upcoming move across town, including first performances in our new auditorium and transportation details; elementary club participation procedures; guidance updates; and more. To view the newsletter, click the link below.

The Inspired Principal, Jan. 2017

January is Reading Month!

Join us as we celebrate reading this month! Our calendar is filled with events such as a book swap, "Dress as a Character" day, an author visit and a poetry slam. Simply click here for more info on these activities!

Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Looking for that perfect gift for your student? Buy a yearbook! We have two yearbooks available, one for our elementary students and one for our middle-school students. Be sure to select the correct link below to order your yearbook online today!

Elementary yearbook purchase (use code 7842817)
Middle-school yearbook purchase

2016-17 Testing Schedule

Please see the link below for a complete list of testing dates at Old Donation School.

2016-17 Master Testing Schedule

TestNav8 for Non-VBCPS Devices

The Virginia Department of Education is updating its testing software from TestNav7 to TestNav8. All schools will provide training to students on how to use TestNav8 in preparation for SOL tests; in addition, students have the option of installing TestNav8 on their own devices so that they may access practice items when they are not in school. These practice items will only be available through TestNav8. Details for installing the software on personal devices can be found at the link below. Please note: School staff are not available to assist you or your child in the installation of this software. Please carefully follow the instructions in order to install this software.

TestNav8 installation instructions

2016-17 Bus information

Bus information is now available! Click the link below to access a WebQuery form for accessing your child's morning and afternoon bus information and schedule. Note: Be sure to leave the "Program" field blank.

Links to activity buses (middle-school students only) and home-school sports buses (middle-school only) are also listed below.

WebQuery bus info
Activity bus routes
Home-school sports buses

School Supply Lists

Supply lists for all grade levels and students in our specialized programs can be found by visiting the "Quick Links" section near the bottom right corner of our home page or by clicking here.

Subscribe To Our Blog

We've launched a new blog for our school! This new feature will highlight the amazing and creative work of our students, as well as the innovative ways in which teaching and learning takes place here.

Check out our blog

BYOD Guidelines

Our students have been given a reminder about guidelines for using electronic devices in school. Parents, we ask that you follow up this converstation with your child to ensure that everyone understands these guidelines. The links below can help you and your student more fully understand the policies.

Clarification of our policy
VBCPS BYOD guidelines

Program Overviews

Want to learn more about gifted education in Virginia Beach? Use the links below for information about all of our programs and services.

Gifted Education at Elementary Level
Gifted Education at Middle School Level

Transportation Guidelines

Please review our procedures for dropping off and picking up children at our Seaboard Rd. location.

Secondary Curriculum Guides

The information in these guides is designed to assist students in grades 6 through 12 and their parents with the selection of courses in the middle and high school levels. Students and parents are encouraged to study these publications and talk with guidance counselors and teachers as part of the course selection process.

Click here for more information

Free Microsoft Software for Students

All Virginia Beach students are eligible to receive Microsoft's Office 365 software suite for free.

Click here for more information

For More News >>

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2509 Seaboard Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Phone:
Fax:
757.648.3240
757.473.5106
Office:
Student:
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8:25 a.m. - 3:29 p.m.

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