Chamberlayne Elementary School

Chamberlayne Elementary School in Henrico County, VA
Grades PreK - 5
Home of the Bobcats

Operating as usual


Who’s ready for school?!?! 📚🥳

Tomorrow (Monday, August 21) is the first day of school! School opens at 7:20 AM and the bell rings for class to start at 7:40 AM.

We know you might have a picture perfect “back to school” outfit ready. If not, consider wearing the color of the day to help our PreK and K students learn colors!
Monday, Aug 21 green
Tuesday, Aug 22 blue
Wednesday, Aug 23 red
Thursday, Aug 24 yellow
Friday, Aug 25 black
Monday, Aug 28 orange
Tuesday, Aug 29 purple
Wednesday, Aug 30 brown
Thursday, Aug 31 color explosion (wear as many colors as you can!)

We can’t wait to see you, students!!!


Is this YOUR classroom this school year? Come find out at Open House this afternoon (Thursday, August 17) between 3:00-5:00!


Join us for Open House on Thursday, August 17! Come by between 3:00-5:00 pm to meet your teacher, see your classroom, and drop off your school supplies. We look forward to seeing you!

Photos from Chamberlayne Elementary School's post 08/01/2023

We are excited to showcase more of our staff updates. Some are new to Chamberlayne and others are in new roles. Either way, Chamberlayne is ready for an exciting new year!

Photos from Chamberlayne Elementary School's post 07/20/2023

Welcoming some of our new faces to Chamberlayne this year. Be sure to stop by and say hello. More new faces coming soon...


HCPS is hiring school security officers!

Two job events are being held in the coming weeks to fill security roles at schools across Henrico. Come by Highland Springs High School on July 13 or J.R. Tucker High School on July 20 to learn more about the positions. Interested candidates can also complete a survey for more information and find the job listings on our careers page.

To check out more upcoming hiring events, go to

Photos from Chamberlayne Elementary School. Henrico, VA's post 06/09/2023

That’s a wrap on the 2022-2023 school year! Scholars, it’s been a great one! Remember to read and rest over the summer! We’ll see you real soon!

Parents-tag you’re it!

Photos from Chamberlayne Elementary School. Henrico, VA's post 06/09/2023

Wednesday we celebrated our scholars achievements in grades 2-5 including a promotion ceremony for our 5th graders. We had such an amazing time celebrating these momentous occasions! Please share in the comments photos of our wonderful scholars. We even had a Chamberlayne celebrity appearance! It’s been such a great year! We are so incredibly proud of our boys and girls. We can’t wait till next year!

Photos from Chamberlayne Elementary School. Henrico, VA's post 06/06/2023

Another great day at Chamberlayne! Today our scholars had fun with field day and learning more at Career day! Thank you to Mrs. Lonnes, Mrs. Morris and Mr. Gooslby for an action packed day!

Photos from Chamberlayne Elementary School. Henrico, VA's post 06/05/2023

We celebrated students who’ve achieved Awesome Attendance for the year and students with Improved Attendance during the fourth nine weeks with a frozen treat and walk around our track while listening to some music. Thank you to all of our parents, grandparents and family members who helped make sure our scholars were at school each and every day!


Our kindergartners put on a show this morning! They shared what they’ve learned through song! They are ready for 1st grade!

Photos from Chamberlayne Elementary School. Henrico, VA's post 06/05/2023

Friday we celebrated our accomplishments at our last First Friday assembly. We are so incredibly proud of our scholars this year! They went ALL IN and are ready for the next grade. Way to go Bobcats!

Photos from Chamberlayne Elementary School. Henrico, VA's post 06/01/2023

Tonight our scholars who participated in the Flying Squirrels reading challenge were able to participate in a parade on the field and a night of baseball! We’re so proud of our scholars each and everyday! Special shout out to Mrs. Johnakin and Mrs. Washington for making this a possibility!

Photos from Chamberlayne Elementary School. Henrico, VA's post 04/26/2023

Today 12th grade seniors from Hermitage HS and Henrico HS who were once students at Chamberlayne came back to take a stroll down memory lane. Our current bobcats were so excited to cheer them on! Way to go Seniors! Best of luck!

Photos from Chamberlayne Elementary School. Henrico, VA's post 04/14/2023

At our First Friday assembly our 5th graders reminded our scholars how to be safe, respectful, and responsible in the classroom as we work hard in our last nine weeks!

We also recognized 131 students who read 8 books for our reading challenge and earned a free Flying Squirrels ticket to a May game! Way to go bobcats!


Congratulations to our Christie Award winner Ms. Jennifer Tresnan! Ms. Tresnan is tirelessly committed to our students, families and school community. She always has a smile on her face and is willing to help all! Her exceptional knowledge and caring attitude to help students is outstanding! Congratulations!!


Congratulations to our very own Mrs. Laura Summers, 3rd grade teacher! Mrs. Summers recently received her Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. This is the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment.

Becoming certified by the national nonprofit group is a rigorous process. Teachers must submit detailed portfolios to be reviewed by their peers. The portfolios include videos of the candidates teaching, documented professional accomplishments, reflective essays and examples of student work. Teachers must also pass an exam relevant to his or her subject and level of instruction.

Mrs. Summers will be recognized in a pinning ceremony later this month, along with teachers from the city of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Powhatan.

Help us in congratulating Mrs. Summers! Way to go bobcat!

Photos from Chamberlayne Elementary School. Henrico, VA's post 02/10/2023

Our scholars are 100 days brighter! We also celebrated 17 scholars who’ve been in school for ALL 100 days of school!

Photos from Chamberlayne Elementary School. Henrico, VA's post 02/09/2023

We’ve challenged every student to read at least 8 books from now until March 24th. If each student reads 8 books they’ll receive a free ticket to a Flying Squirrels game on May 31st! Today Nutzy stopped to cheer them on! Keep reading scholars!

Photos from Chamberlayne Elementary School. Henrico, VA's post 02/08/2023

We celebrated our 2nd-5th grade scholars and their accomplishments during the second nine weeks. We are so proud of scholars who received the BUG award, all A honor roll, A/B honor roll and the 2 students selected from each classroom who earned the distinguished PAW award. We’ve had a wonderful first half of our school year and we look forward to continued success as we move into the third nine weeks.


We are so proud of 4th grader Laila for representing us well in the HCPS Spelling Bee. Laila made it to round 5! Way to go, Laila! 💚

Photos from Chamberlayne Elementary School. Henrico, VA's post 01/04/2023

Today our 5th graders got a glimpse of some elective options that they can choose from next year when they move to middle school. Thank you Brookland Middle School for sharing your talents!


Happy Holidays from our family to yours!
We look forward to seeing everyone in January.
Don’t forget to read and rest! 💚

Henrico County Public Schools administrative and school buildings will be closed to the public from Dec. 19 - Dec. 30 for Winter Break. Schools and offices will reopen Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.

We look forward to seeing you in 2023! Have a wonderful holiday season.


HCPS schools and offices are closed Wednesday-Friday.
Enjoy the break from school and time with loved ones.


Tonight’s the night! Our Fall Festival is tonight from 5-7. Trunk or treat is 5-530 and then join us for games, music, dancing, and fun! We’ll have food trucks on campus, inflatable bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, popcorn, and cotton candy. Cash only! We can’t wait to see you tonight!


We are so excited to announce that Mrs. Annie Snider is our 2022-2023 Chamberlayne Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Snider is a patient, dynamic, forward thinking, student centered teacher and we are so grateful for her! Please help us in congratulating Mrs. Snider!


Here are 3 great ways to stay in touch with our PTA! We’d love for you to sign up and join our PTA!

One of our goals this year is understanding that we need to meet the needs of our community. That also includes how we communicate.

We have 3 forms of social media communication where you can stay up to date on all things related to the PTA. Turn on your notifications or bookmark our sites to stay connected.

1. Our PTA website
2. Our page
3. Our Instagram page

Please choose which option works best for you.

We can't wait to see all the TAGS and shares as the school year gets more active


We hope you can join us for the fun! Chamberlayne’s Fall Festival is Friday, October 21st from 5-7; Trunk or Treat is 5-5:30.

The Chamberlayne Elementary PTA is excited to Welcome you to October.

We hope you have been able to adjust to this new school year.
October is the month that we as a PTA get rolling with activities and events.

So make sure you STAY CONNECTED so you have the opportunity to joy us as we strive to support your Bobcats and our CES community


Reminder to come out for CES PTA first Spirit Event at Sweet Frogs
End your summer with us and grab your favorite sweet frog treat🍦🍨


Back to School Night is Thursday, September 15th! We can’t wait to see our scholars and families back on campus. The fun begins at 5:00 in the cafeteria.


Being at school matters! We want to see our scholars every day. Parents and families we need your help with this! Morning drop off is between 7:20-7:40 a.m.; our instructional day begins at 7:40 a.m. Afternoon dismissal begins at 2:05 p.m. Every minute, every hour and every day count!

Photos from Chamberlayne Elementary School. Henrico, VA's post 09/01/2022

Our scholars had a great first week back! We worked to be safe, respectful and responsible. We challenged our scholars to embody our motto every day—I am a scholar, I am a leader, I am a game changer and I am above average. They are ALL IN!


With much excitement, we are ready for a spectacular, safe and successful school year! 💚


Join us on Thursday, August 25th from 3:00-5:00. Meet your new teacher, see your classroom, and bring your supplies. We are also excited to host “Reading on the Lawn”. We encourage families to bring a blanket and sit out on the campus to read as a family. Books will be available for giveaway, an HCPS Library representative will be available to provide information for library services, and Chrissie from PUP READers will be available to greet families and “bark” about reading.

Timeline photos 08/15/2022

Our school is a “Community Eligible Provision” school and our students will continue to receive free meals. Chamberlayne families do NOT need to complete an application.

Free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year

The pandemic-related universal free meals program funded by the USDA is not being extended to the 2022-23 school year. However, HCPS families are encouraged to apply for free and reduced-price meals for 2022-23, starting Aug. 1. It is not necessary for students at some schools to apply.

Visit our webpage, for more information on how to apply.

Timeline photos 07/19/2022

The first day of school is officially six weeks from today! School begins Monday, Aug. 29 (one week before Labor Day, which is Sept. 5).

Need to enroll your student in Henrico County Public Schools? Visit our webpage, for more information.

See you on Aug. 29!


Message from Mr. VanRossum:

To the students, staff, families and community of Chamberlayne Elementary, today I say farewell…

The highlight of my 17 year career in education thus far has been leading this incredible school community of hardworking and dedicated staff, outstanding students and supportive families. I’m forever grateful to have spent 9 years at Chamberlayne and the last 6 years as principal. It is humbling to look back over the years and reflect on the many special moments we have shared, the challenges we have overcome, our countless successes, the traditions and practices that make our school the special place it is today and the bright future that is to come.
As I embark on the next phase of my career at the district level, I look forward to joining the Human Resources team and serving the HCPS community at large.

With much 💚,
Mr. VanRossum


We love seeing our scholars wearing school gear in far away places. This rising 4th grader wore his school shirt while on vacation in the Bahamas. 💚

Inbox pictures and we will share all summer long.

Photos from Chamberlayne Elementary School. Henrico, VA's post 06/17/2022

Join us in wishing our amazing and hard working staff a much needed summer break starting today. 💚

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Videos (show all)

The 5th grade class of 2022 taking their final walk down the walkway to the cheers of the entire school! 💚
A school year for the history books has come to an end. 💚Be well, little ones!
1st and 3rd graders reminded us to let our lights shine as part of our Black History Month performance.
We work hard so we can party hard.
Another successful year completed for our students and staff! Be well, little ones. See you in September!
The entire school gathered together to send the 5th graders off! If you look closely, you’ll see a few of them shedding ...
Egg drop experiment done by 5th graders.
“Dripping in success” We do not own the rights to the music.
Hip hip hooray, it’s the 100th day! Our Kindergarten students marched around campus letting us know today is the 100th d...
Glow party fun! Days before break we took time to reward students for selling items during PTA Fall Fundraiser and those...
The first day of school!




8200 St. Charles Road
Henrico, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 7am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 7am - 3:30pm
Thursday 7am - 3:30pm
Friday 7am - 3:30pm
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