May 05

SOL Spirit Week

EFES Staff and Students,

The Standards of Learning tests are quickly approaching!  We are confident that our 3rd-5th students will display what they know on these tests! We all have come together and have been working hard all year to support and prepare our students for academic success!  As a way to encourage and inspire our 3-5 grade students before they take these tests, we will have an EFES SOL Spirit Week.  Please join us in showing support to our upper grade teachers and students by participating in the Spirit Days listed.

Monday, May 8th – Rock/Defeat the SOLs Day­:      

Dress up like a Rock Star or Superhero

Tuesday, May 9th- Neon Colors Day- Highlight your KEYWORDS.

Wear Bright or neon colors

Wednesday, May 10th- Wacky Wednesday- Knock our Socks Off with your SOL scores!

Wear crazy socks

Thursday, May 11th- Thinking Cap Thursday-

Wear your favorite or crazy hat

Friday, May 12th –Team Up Against the Test-

Wear your favorite team jersey or stand together as a team wearing our school colors: Blue and Yellow


May 05

SOL Testing Begins May 15th

3rd – 5th grade students will begin taking their Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests on May 15th.  Please see below for the letter that was sent home with students along with the testing calendar.


Spring 2017 SOL Parent Testing Letter-5-2-17

Mar 20

3NW Benchmark Schedule

This week begins the Third Nine Week Benchmark Testing.  Please click below to view the benchmark schedule for EFES.  Makeup testing will be done throughout the testing window.  Please talk with your students about the importance of getting a good night’s sleep and being prepared for testing.  For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.


3NW Benchmark Testing (Website)

Mar 07

Spring Book Fair

Happy Camper Book Fair: S’more Fun with Books!


Spring Book Fair March 27- April 4


Can’t make it to the book fair? Shop the book fair online now at

Jan 29

Changes in the Grading Period

Parents/Guardians may view the current report card in Home Access Center (HAC) which is accessible from the Suffolk Public Schools’ and building websites. All guardians have access to academic performance in HAC with an account that was created by the division. Parents that do not know their HAC credentials must contact the school their child attends for support in gaining access to the account. Additionally, all students have been provided with an account to access their academic performance in HAC. Students will use their SPS computer credentials to access their HAC account.

Jan 05

Stay Informed about Weather and Changing Events!

The time to prepare is now! Help us keep you informed of regular news and changing events by following our social media channels. Sites are updated regularly, especially when events are rapidly changing. Stay tuned!

Jan 05

Take 5 Steps to Be Ready, Should Snow Fall This Week

With snow predicted this week, please take these steps now to be prepared.

1) Update your students about where to go when they get off the bus, should schools close early.

2) Remember, when schools are opening under a 1- or 2-hour delay, bus pickups begin 1 or 2 hours later than normal. Before-school care opens under the same delay, and no breakfast is served on days with delayed openings.

3) Be reminded the YMCA after-school program remains open until 6 p.m. when school dismisses early. No YMCA childcare is offered at schools, when schools are closed; however enrolled children may be brought to the main Suffolk YMCA on Godwin Boulevard for childcare on those days at no additional cost.

4) Make sure we know how you’d prefer to receive updates. The best and easiest way to identify your preferences is to log into

You will need the correct email address you have associated with your staff or student information.

5) For more information, visit

Dec 02

1st Nine Weeks Awards Assemblies

1st 9 weeks honors and awards assemblies will be held on Monday, December 12, 2016.


2nd and 3rd Grades-10:15

First Grade -11:05

4th and 5th Grades – 1:45

All assemblies will be held in the gym.

Dec 02

Holiday Family Fun Night

Elephant’s Fork Elementary is hosting a Holiday Family Fun Night.  Please click the link below to view the invitation!



Nov 14

BINGO for Books!

Families are invited to join us at our November PTA meeting to BINGO for Books.  Families will play BINGO with Math, Science and Social Studies content.  The winners will be able to win books to add to their home library.

PTA is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.  Pizza and drinks will be sold before the meeting.

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