• April 24th:   6th Grade International Tattoo Field Trip

    SOL Testing In-service

  • April 25th:  4th and 5th Grade International Tattoo Field Trip 
  • April 26th:  4th Grade SS Performance-based assessment due and Survivor #3
  • April 26th;  History Bowl (4th Graders and Coach R. Davis) @ WWHS
  • April 27th:  2nd Grade Dance Performance at PPS Health Fair (11:50 am)
  • April 29th:  Career Day and Military Families Appreciation Luncheon (12-1 pm)
  • April 30th:  Muffins for Mom -5:30 pm (will confirm time)
  • April 30th:  3rd Grade VA Symphony Field Trip
  • May 1st:    4th Grade VA Symphony Field Trip
  • May 2nd:    K-2 and 3rd-5th Honor Roll Assemblies; Parent Honor Roll Reception
  • May 3rd:    Survivor #4 and Pep Rally

Spirit Week

April 29 – May 3, 2019

  • Monday 4/29 – Wear your favorite JERSEY.
  • Tuesday 4/30 – Dress as your favorite SUPER HERO or wear your SUPER HERO shirt.
  • Wednesday 5/1 – Rock your 1980’s style.
  • Thursday 5/2 – Wear your SWEATS.
  • Friday 5/3 – PAJAMA Day.


We strongly encourage your child to participate in dressing up during Spirit Week.  Please be mindful that your child’s attire MUST STILL adhere to the Portsmouth Public Schools Dress Code.  If your child is not within the dress code, parents will be notified to bring their child a change of clothes.  



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    Choose drinks with less added sugar. Teach kids how to recognize drinks that are high in added sugars. Encourage them to choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. Kids should drink 2 to 3 cups of low-fat (1%) or fat-free milk a day, depending on age. 

    Offer kids fruits and vegetables during meals and snacks. Try new fruits and veggies together as a family. 

    Help kids discover fun ways to stay busy and active this summer. Limit TV and video game time to no more than 1-2 hours a day. 

    Kids need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. Help your family get moving with games, dancing, and more

mission It is the vision of James Hurst Elementary to recognize the need of the students to have a strong academic foundation as established by our state. We will create an atmosphere that promotes a desire to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially.


  • We believe all students can learn.
  • We believe all students have the right to learn in a safe environment.

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