“Learn like a Champion!
PrACTice like a Champion!
To BE a Champion”

— Principal Cheri Guempel

Project Info

In 2019, we are returning to Quioccasin Middle School!

As part of Lift Up RVA 2018, we sanded and stained athletic field benches, repainted an activity court, landscaped all of the exterior immediately surrounding the school building, painted classrooms, and more. All in just two days!

Where

9400 Quioccasin Road, 23238

When

Monday and Tuesday, June 24-25, 2019; 9a-12p & 1p-4p (help for half-a-day or the entire day)

Who

Anyone 8+ years old

You might not be aware that QMS at 9400 Quioccasin Road is a part of our mission focus at WEAG through Henrico County Inter-Faith School partnership. For several years, we have occasionally provided school supplies, holiday meals and winter clothing to in-need children and families through their Guidance Department.  Of the 1,100 students at the school, a little over 400 require assistance – many of these are immigrant children that live in our church neighborhood.  The school staff have been so excited over the past few years, as with our help they are able to offer clothes from our thrift store, meals from Feeding the 5,000 and needed supplies to youth that are lacking.  With this specific project we will be building on this foundation and increasing the size of their supply offerings and setting up a designated food pantry as well as working on some building and campus projects for a staff that is stretched with too much to do and not enough hours in the day or dollars in the budget!

We have a lot to do and it’s spread out from one end of the Quioccasin Middle School campus to the other!  In case you don’t know – here’s a look at what we will be tackling in a little over a week – rain or shine.

Here’s what we will be doing:

  • Painting twelve or more classrooms
  • Straightening up the food and school supply pantries
  • Weeding flower beds, trimming some bushes and throwing away the trash and dead plants
  • Doing lots of interior cleaning and prep work for the painting projects

We’ll be working from 9am to approximately 4pm – meet in the front of the school by the picnic tables.

Work as long as you want and are able.

We’ll have a lunch break each day at noon.  Bring your own lunch and a water bottle or you can drive to a local fast food spot for a noon break.

We won’t have the run of the school since Summer School is being held at this campus.  Bring a photo ID so that we can sign in at the office.

It will be rain or shine, so don’t worry about the weather forecast!

Here’s what everyone needs to bring if you work outside:

  • Gardening gloves and small hand tools for weeding if you have them
  • Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or getting paint on
  • Your filled water bottle – we’ll have extra but it will be hot so be prepared
  • Sunscreen, bug spray and a hat if you work outside

We also need a few specialized tools for projects.  Can you let me know if you have these items and can bring them with you?

  • String line trimmer
  • Shovel – rounded and flat blade
  • A push broom for outside
  • A couple of small brooms and dustpans
  • Hedge clippers (battery only & charged – no outside electricity in the area)
  • Loppers and pruners for trimming a large butterfly bush/hedge

For our painting projects both inside and outside:

We have all of the scrapers, brushes, tape, rollers, tarps, and paint trays as well as wall paint and trim paint, spackle, concrete repair, etc. Everything our painters need will be there and we are only working with latex products for an easy clean up.  Bring your favorite brush if you want to, but we have brushes and rollers that are left and right handed and come with a free tutorial 🙂

We could use a couple of extra 8 foot or shorter ladders  – I have a few but it would speed up the process if we had more.  Do you have one you can bring?

We need a couple of razor type scrapers to remove tape from walls and glass.  Please bring yours if you have one.

Susan Chewning will be there to check everyone in and get us started.  We’re looking forward to seeing you and having a great time of service together in our area of RVA.

I’m looking forward to working with you on Monday and/or Tuesday, June 24 and 25th.

See you soon,

Cindy Johnson  (cj)  Questions? Email cj@weag.org

Some of What We Will Be Doing

  • Painting Classrooms
  • Weeding and mulching front beds
  • Installing picnic tables
  • Painting lines on sports courts
  • Organize and restock the food pantry
  • …and more!

Tools Needed

  • Wheelbarrows
  • Shovels and buckets to transport dirt
  • Gardening gloves
  • Paint brushes, rollers, pans and extension poles
  • Wash buckets and brushes for bleachers cleaner
  • Rags for cleaning classrooms
  • Small garden hand tools
  • Sanding blocks for wooden benches and tables
  • Battery-powered sanders for rougher work

100% Griffin

 “Learn like a Champion!
PrACTice like a Champion!
To BE a Champion”

— Pincipal Cheri Guempel

Quioccasin Middle School

From Lift Up RVA 2018