September 19, 2012
Rolfe Middle Principal Uses R.E.B. Grant to Open Community Learning Centers
Rolfe Middle School Principal Andy Armstrong and his staff have taken to the streets as they introduce Community Learning Centers in six apartment-community common areas in order to better serve Rolfe students and their families.
The Rolfe staff has gone door to door to let parents know about the resources they have at their disposal as well as the ones that Rolfe will be offering them this school year.
The Centers will include information about HCPSlink, SchoolSpace, extracurricular activities, and will also host on-site tutoring staffed by Rolfe teachers in the evenings several times a month. The staff at Rolfe has also reached out to community agencies and individuals to help them to provide information to families about medical care, nutrition, and other agencies available to support students.
Armstrong is using a 2011 R.E.B. Grant to start up the Community Learning Center program.
“It’s an investment for me as someone who has worked as a teacher and administrator in this community to give back to parents because we know how much interest they have in their child’s success,” Armstrong said. “We want to ensure that time and place don’t prevent parents from getting involved. We want to bring resources and information to their community.”
The Rolfe staff will distribute more information about the Community Learning Centers at the following locations on the following dates:
Millers Glenn: Sept.20th, 4 p.m.
Audobon Village: Sept.25th, 4 p.m.
Oakland Village/Woodlands: Sept. 27th, 4 p.m.
Henrico Arms: Oct. 4th, 4 p.m.
Tutoring will be provided at the following locations on the following days (times to be announced):
Henrico Arms/Williamsburg Village: 1st Monday of the month
Oakland Village/Woodlands: 2nd Monday of the month
Millers Glenn: 3rd Monday of the month
Audobon Village: 4th Monday of the month
Please send all questions and correspondences to:
Dr. Patrick Kinlaw
Henrico County Public Schools