Clays Mill Elementary PTO

Clays Mill Elementary PTO

Clays Mill School PTO page is a place for parents to find out about fundraisers, school events, general information and more!

The Clays Mill PTO's goal is to foster a welcoming volunteer environment including all who wish to be involved.

Operating as usual


💕❤️❤️❤️Happy Valentines Day!❤️❤️❤️💕

💕What a great day to send CANDY GRAMS to teachers and friends! 💕

Thanks to all of our PTO volunteers for helping and sponsoring this!

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Title I is looking for patent involvement if anyone is willing to serve on the committee please contact Mrs. McLaughlin.

Photos from HCPS - Food Services by Sodexo's post 17/01/2023

Congratulations to our cafeteria staff!

Photos from Commonwealth Senior Living at South Boston's post 31/12/2022
Photos from Halifax County Public Schools_ Virginia's post 14/12/2022


Don’t forget to join Clays Mill for a fun Bingo night tomorrow! Pizza provided!


Join us at our next PTO board meeting! We would love to see new faces and ideas!! Thursday October 27 at 4:30!


If anyone would like to join our PTO please let us know!! We have a meeting coming up soon and would love to have you!


The Open House for Halifax County Middle School and Halifax County High School will be Tuesday, August 23, 2022 from 12:30 PM-6:30 PM. The Open House for all Elementary Schools will be Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM.


Please click on the link to view the 2022-2023 school calendar. The first day of school for students is August 29, 2022.

Find-M’ Friends brings scent kits to Citrus County 13/02/2022

Clays Mill — We still have “Out of Harm’s Way” Scent Kits from Find-M Friends, Inc. if you would like to purchase some for $6 each!

Here’s an excellent article with more details about the importance of having a kit.

Find-M’ Friends brings scent kits to Citrus County Since September 2013, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office has utilized bloodhounds to help locate missing persons. What has since become a significant public safety project involving many organizations within both


To the Halifax County Community,

I am Valdivia Hall, and I have been appointed as Interim Superintendent for Halifax County Public Schools. I am a native of Halifax County and a graduate of Halifax County Public Schools. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Norfolk State University and a Master’s Degree in Supervision from Longwood University. I have over 40 years of educational experience with Halifax County Public Schools. During my tenure with Halifax County Public Schools, I was employed as an elementary teacher, supervisor, director, executive director, and assistant superintendent.

I thank the school board for providing me with the opportunity to serve as Interim Superintendent. I also wish our former superintendent, Dr. Mark Lineburg best wishes on his retirement.

Under my leadership, we will continue to provide meaningful educational programs and opportunities for our students and continue to support the following goals established by our school board.

-Develop career and/or college ready citizens.

-Continue to emphasize student learning and maintain full accreditation for all schools.

-Modernize high school and elementary school facilities.

-Improve compensation for ALL employees in the school division.

-Provide equitable education opportunities for all students based on policy and data.

-Strengthen and facilitate engagement between schools and families. “Children First for a Brighter Future”

There will be challenges as we deliver face-to-face instruction such as the Covid -19 Pandemic, inclement weather, and emergency situations such as power outages; however, we do have plans in place to continue educational experiences during these events. The Virginia Department of Education has approved 10 Unscheduled Remote Learning Days to all Virginia School Divisions to use for emergency events.

Our goal is to provide the best instruction that we can while keeping our students and staff safe. Therefore, our principals, teachers, and instructional staff have been planning for meaningful instruction to be delivered should an emergency event trigger circumstances to use a Remote Learning Day. Building level principals will communicate with parents the school's instructional plans for remote learning. Our nutrition team will provide modified meal service during this time. We will make every effort as feasible to provide a continuity of services to students on Remote Learning Days.

I thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to a successful school year with great student outcomes.

Valdivia Hall


Due to the weather conditions, Halifax County Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, January 21, 2022. All twelve-month employees are to follow Code 0, do not report to work.


Students will not have school tomorrow, Thursday, January 20, 2022 due to road conditions. We will have a teacher workday tomorrow. All staff should report to work no earlier than 10:00 AM and after checking in with your principal or supervisor.

First semester has been extended until January 21, 2022. Weather permitting, students will now attend school on Friday, January 21, 2022. Monday, January 24, 2022 will remain a professional development day for teachers. The beginning of the second semester will be Tuesday, January 25, 2022.


Dear Families and Staff,

Students will not have school tomorrow, January 19, 2022, due to adverse road conditions. We will have a workday tomorrow. Staff that can make it in are welcome to come to the school after 11:00 and after checking in with your principal. Those that cannot make it in will receive direction from your building principal or supervisor regarding expectations during the workday.

Friday may be a student learning day instead of a teacher workday.

Most sincerely,

Mark Y. Lineburg


Due to road conditions, Halifax County Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 5, 2022. All twelve-month employees are to report to work by 9:00 AM.


On Monday, November 8, 2021, the Halifax County School Board voted to change Thursday, December 9, 2021 to a teacher workday. Therefore, students do not attend school.

As a reminder, students who are taking courses through Virtual Virginia must follow the Virtual Virginia calendar.

Timeline photos 11/08/2021

(Virtual) Family Literacy Night- Early Childhood Session: Join Tamilah Richardson, Early Childhood Coordinator at VDOE to explore ways families can support early literacy, focusing on communication, language development activities and engaging children with books. We will also talk about the importance of exposing all children to diversity in literature. (6-7 p.m.)


Halifax County Public Schools is so excited for the start of our 2021-2022 school year. Open House is a great time for students and their families to visit schools and meet teachers and principals. Mark your calendar to join us for Open House!

Virtual Open House:

If you have signed your child up for virtual learning this year, please note the dates for the Virtual Open Houses.

- Elementary Virtual Open House with Virtual Virginia will be on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM. An email will be sent to you from Virtual Virginia to log in.

-Secondary Virtual Open House will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021 from 1:30 PM-3:30 PM. Teachers will send the Zoom link for the secondary virtual open house.

Face to Face Open House:

-Secondary Open House will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 12:30 PM- 6:30 PM at Halifax County Middle School and Halifax County High School.

-Elementary Open House will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 12:30 PM- 6:30p PM at all county elementary schools

Photos from Clays Mill Elementary PTO's post 03/08/2021

School Supply List for 2021-2022


There will be a meal pick up today, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Meals may be picked up from Cluster Springs Elementary, Sinai Elementary, South Boston Elementary, HCMS, and HCHS.

Thank you.


Thank you for all you do Ann Thomas!

We want to thank our amazing school counselors for their dedication and commitment to our students, parents, staff, and community! National School Counseling Week 2021, "School Counselors: All In for All Students," will be celebrated from February 1-5, 2021, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. We applaud you!


Due to impending weather conditions, the meal pickup scheduled for Friday, January 8, 2021, has been cancelled.


With festive holiday masks on, Clays Mill Elementary faculty and staff is wishing students and their families a very Merry Christmas. 🎁🎄


Winter break begins on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

Five days of meals will be delivered on Monday, December 21, 2020, and Tuesday, December 22, 2020 bus routes. Meals may also be picked up on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Normal meal deliveries and pickup will resume on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Virtual sessions resume on Monday, January 4, 2021.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday and stay healthy and safe.


A Homework Hotline has been set-up to assist students and parents with notifying their child's teacher that help is needed. When you call the hotline, a phone operator will document information from you to share with the teacher. Teachers will call you back within twenty-four hours.

Please call 570-HELP (4357) Monday through Thursday between the hours of 4:00 PM-8:00 PM for assistance.


School Meals at No Charge for All Children

Effective immediately, Halifax County Public Schools will serve meals at no charge to children 18 and under. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved waivers for local school divisions and other federal meal program sponsors to implement the Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to children in the community free of charge through December 31, 2020. The waivers support access to nutritious meals while minimizing exposure to COVID-19.
Meals are available to all children including those learning in-person or virtually and regardless of race, color, national origin, s*x, age or disability.

For information regarding meal distribution by bus visit

Meals will be provided by pick up, on a first come, first served basis at the following times and locations:

Cluster Springs Elementary
Scottsburg Elementary
Halifax County Middle School
Tuesday 4:30 pm-5:30 pm (Tuesday & Wednesday meals) Thursday 4:30 pm-5:30 pm (Thursday, Friday and Monday meals) Friday 11:30 am-1:00 pm (Saturday & Sunday meals)

Please click on the link below for At Home Cooking Instructions.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, s*x, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



This is Mark Lineburg, Superintendent of Halifax County Public Schools. I am reaching out this evening to encourage you to register for and attend a virtual town hall on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM. During this meeting, I will share more information about the current plan to reopen schools, address family and community concerns, and answer your questions as best I can at this time. You have the option to participate by viewing the live stream on the HCPS page, but you may also attend via Zoom by computer or phone, if internet access is an issue. To register for the Zoom meeting and to send 1-2 questions in advance, please click on the link below.

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions for attending by computer or by phone. Questions sent in advance and those posted during the town hall will be answered live as time permits. All questions with answers, along with the video recording of the town hall, will be posted on our website and social media following the event.

We value your input and want to understand your concerns about the upcoming school year. I hope you will mark your calendars and join us on July 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM.


Meals will be distributed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday this week. Pick up will be available at Cluster Springs Elementary, Scottsburg Elementary, Sydnor Jennings Elementary, and Halifax County Middle School from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

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