Wishing all our Cub Families a great Summer filled with fun, relaxation and enjoyment!


Wishing all our Cub Dad's a Very Happy Father's Day !


Dear CTES Family,

Happy End of the School Year – a transitional school year in many ways!

With the ending of this school year, my tenure as the CTES PTA President also comes to an end. I am honored by the trust you have placed in me and going above and beyond in achieving (and surpassing) its goals in support of our CTES students and teachers. Thank you!!

Serving as president has humbled me and taught me what it truly means to be a part of a community – a community that is especially close to my heart! I am passing the baton onto the capable hands of Katii Sapp-Lessick, who will be taking over as the next CTES PTA President. I wish Katii the very best and look forward to working with her and the rest of the CTES PTA team in the days to come!

From the Fall Festival to Heritage Night, to the initiation of the ‘I Love the CTES Auction’ and several other events, I am proud of the growth and accomplishments that our PTA has achieved in this short time. We have aided in the purchase of educational materials and provided for innovation labs developing STEAM resources. We have helped celebrate birthdays, holidays, and staff appreciation days.

I also want to thank my fellow board members and chairpersons and all the volunteers for their exceptional commitment and contributions throughout the year.

PTA Board Members:

  • Principal - Kevin Schatz
  • Teacher Liaison – Linda Livingston
  • Secretary – Ballari Kanjilal
  • Treasurer - Matthew Lessick
  • VP Membership – Tianna Bethea
  • VP Volunteers - Smita Badhrayan
  • VP Ways and Means – Alex Riffee
  • VP Student & Family Programs – Katii Sapp-Lessick
  • VP Communications – Shannon Lucas
  • County Council – Srujana Samineni


PTA Chair Positions:

  • Yearbook - Mei Johnson
  • Reflections Chair – Deepa Karthik
  • Hospitality & Spirit Wear – Katii Sapp-Lessick
  • Amazon, Grocery Rewards, Box Tops & School Kits – Ashwini Pai
  • Teacher Appreciation Week Chair – Kristen Dilorenzo
  • Coke Rewards/Marquee - Justin Simpkins


Thank you all for allowing me this amazing opportunity to give back to our community and be a voice for our students.

I hope you all have a fantastic summer filled with sun, fun, relaxation and laughter!!

CTES is truly a great place to be....Go Cubs!


Rose Sandra Bose

PTA President – Colonial Trail Elementary School


P.S: If you have not already, I encourage each and every one of you to volunteer some time to chair an event, program, or become a room parent next year. Our school relies heavily on the efforts of the PTA which cannot be successful without dedicated members. We will be bringing on many new positions next year. If you would like to get involved in your child's school community, please email ctespresident@gmail.com. We welcome you!

Colonial Trail Elementary



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Supply kits will be delivered to the student's classroom prior to the start of school.

Each kit purchased helps the PTA support our teachers and the classroom for all the students.

Thank you for supporting the PTA!

Spirit Nights will be back in September


Congratulations 5th Grade Graduates!

We have enjoyed watching you blossom and grow over your years at CTES. We wish you all the best on your educational journey. Have an awesome summer, and good luck in Middle School!

Thank you Volunteers!

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to our volunteer social Thursday! And thank you to the many more volunteers who couldn’t make it. CTES wouldn’t be the amazing place it is without all your hard work!! We hope you all enjoy your summer, and we can’t wait to work with you again in the fall!

We would like to wish a very happy retirement to Ms. Claire Cunningham!!


We also have several teachers who are moving on to other opportunities next year. We would like to wish them well in their future endeavors. Ms. Maryanne Padrone, Ms. Sara Cummings, Ms. Theresa Bryant, Ms. Lisa Buchanan, Ms. Kelly Shaffer, Ms. Meghan Lantz, and Ms. Kelly Henley.


You have all left your mark on Colonial Trail Elementary, and you will be missed!! 


   The PTA Needs your Help

Board Positions:

VP Family Programs: Responsible for overseeing after school / evening programs to enhance the experience at school.


VP Membership: Responsible for recruiting and building informed PTA membership.


VP Volunteers: Responsible for developing and maintaining volunteer programs for the PTA.


Chair Positions:

Fall Festival Chair: Responsible for coordinating and organizing the fall festival program.


Auction Chair: Responsible for coordinating and organizing the 'I Love the CTES Auction'.


Reflections Chair: Responsible for coordinating and organizing the Reflections program.


5th Grade Celebration Chair: Responsible for coordinating and organizing the 5th grade celebration.


Descriptions of volunteer roles can be found on the PTA website here.



Check out these fun summer and fall art workshops from our CTES PTA sponsor Children's Art Classes.




Summer Art Camps


If your child is interested in art classes for the summer here are three strong recommendations from Mrs. Smith:

VCU Arts Summer Day Camp

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Summer Youth Camps

The Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center Youth Classes


(Click the photo and buttons below for more info about each class)






Social Emotional Wellness Vending Machines 



The Social Emotional Wellness Vending Machines, which were a grant funded by Henrico Education Foundation, have brought in such positive energy and joy in the CTES building.

The Purpose:

The purpose of Cub Coins and The Kind Cub Hub is to reinforce kindness and spark joy. Earning a coin is extremely special for our Cubs. Cub Coins are given to students, by students, who are shown displaying acts of kindness and sparking joy in those around them. Students may ask for a coin from any staff member. The student should explain how their peer showed kindness or sparked joy, and then the staff member will determine if the situation is appropriate for a Cub Coin. There is also a machine just for staff in the staff lounge. And members of the staff can gift each other coins when they think it is appropriate.


In order to continue to spark joy we need your help and support. 

If you would like to donate any items towards the Social Emotional Wellness Vending Machines and spark joy amongst our Cubs, please click on the Amazon link here Amazon Wishlist 


Please note that the items are required only from this wish list as any items are chosen based on size and weight (in order to work properly in the machine). 



Join the PTA!

We greatly appreciate the support from our Cub families that have made donations to the PTA and/ or have become a PTA member. If you have not and would like to donate/ join, it’s never too late!

Please visit our website at ctespta.org. We recommend a one-time $50 donation per student to our Cub Club. Our Cub Club is a direct donation where 100% of the proceeds go directly to support our students and school.


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More Ways to Support CTES!!



Click Below to learn about how you can earn extra money for CTES!!

Corporate Matching

Box Tops 

Amazon / Grocery Rewards

Coke Rewards


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Volunteer Application Form Click below


This application is required if you plan to chaperone a field trip and volunteer for any classroom, PTA, or school activities. Parents must fill out a new form every school year.  We recommend that you complete this application now and send it in with your student on the first day of school so your background check is done and approved prior to any event.  Thank you for volunteering!


We are Grateful to our Business Sponsors!    




Thank you Tutoring Club for being a Platinum Level Sponsor to the Colonial Trail PTA!



Thank you Children's Art Classes for being a Platinum Level Sponsor of the Colonial Trail PTA!



Thank you Midas of Richmond for being a Platinum Level Sponsor of the Colonial Trail PTA!



Thank you Mommy Moo Moo Board Books for being a Platinum Level Sponsor of the Colonial Trail PTA!



Thank you Nathan's Roof Repairs for being a Platinum Level Sponsor to the Colonial Trail PTA!


Thank you Short Pump Orthodontics for being a Gold Level Sponsor to the Colonial Trail PTA!



Thank you Master Cho's Taekwondo for being a Gold Level Sponsor to the Colonial Trail PTA!



Thank you James River Orthodontics for being a Gold Level Sponsor to the Colonial Trail Elementary School PTA!


Thank you Mathnasium for being a Gold Level Sponsor to the Colonial Trail PTA!


Thank you Richmond Strikers for being a Bronze Level Sponsor to the Colonial Trail PTA!


Thank you RVA Children's Dentistry for being a Bronze Level Sponsor to the Colonial Trail PTA!


Thank you Dynamic Kick for being a Bronze Level Sponsor to the Colonial Trail PTA!


Thank you Lehja Indian restaurant for being a Bronze Level Sponsor to the Colonial Trail PTA!


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