What’s Happening at Clark

What’s Happening at Clark Elementary School

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    Parent University coming soon

    Mark your calendars now for Parent University! All PK-Grade 4 families are welcome to attend either night for parent workshops, information booths, and a chance to connect with other families.  Jackson-Via will host the first night on March 5 from 5:30-7:30, or join us at Greenbrier on March 14 from 5:30-7:30. Check back here (or check your child’s backpack) for additional details.  Or  contact our family engagement facilitator Velvet Coleman, 245-2593 or familyengagement@charlottesvilleschools.org.

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    Elementary School Highlights

    The start of 2019 has been a busy one for our creative and innovative elementary students in Charlottesville City! Keep reading for some of our recent elementary activities. And looking ahead, mark your calendars now for Parent University! All PK-Grade 4 families are welcome to attend either night for parent workshops, information booths, and a chance to connect with other families.  Jackson-Via will host the first night on 3/5 from 5:30-7:30, or join us at Greenbrier on 3/14 from 5:30-7:30. Math and STEM nights are a big hit with families as they come to school to design, build, play math games together. ...

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  • Clark classroom upgrades big hit with students

    “It’s like a home away from home,” said one fourth grader, referring to her new classroom space at Clark Elementary. Fourth grade classroom renovations at Clark Elementary School were completed this fall as part of a division-wide plan to modernize facilities.  The project, completed by VMDO Architects, included upgrades to classroom furniture, lighting, and flooring, along with new cubbies,  library nooks, and shelving. “We are so grateful to the City of Charlottesville for supporting these efforts to upgrade our schools,” said assistant superintendent Kim Powell. “As we turn our attention to the next phase of design at Jackson-Via Elementary, we are confident ...

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    Apply now for preschool

    It’s time to apply for preschool! Charlottesville City Schools offers free classes for qualifying three- and four-year-olds. https://youtu.be/LDWiy7USKzs Applications are due to your local elementary school by March 1. Learn more and get the application here! Questions? Call 434-245-2813.  

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    First-graders learn computer coding during “Hour of Code”

    When our Clark Bees visited the library this week for specials, not only did they choose a book to check out, but they learned how to create some basic computer coding using their Chromebooks. “We are all computer programmers today,” said librarian Mary Craig as she explained the lesson to her first grade students.  “We are not playing the games today. We are learning how to make them!” See photo gallery here. In conjunction with Virginia Computer Science Education Week, teachers across the Charlottesville City Schools division have been participating in “Hour of Code,” a national effort to emphasize computer science in ...

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    Clark, Walker students “kid-test” UVA Engineers’ designs

    Kindergarteners and fourth graders from Clark Elementary visited the engineering design lab in UVA’s Rice Hall to put UVA’s first-year engineering students’ designs to the test. UVA Professor Reid Bailey tasked his students with designing educational games and devices that would teach children about science, technology, engineering, and math.  The designs ranged from a marble railway counting game to a JENGA-like game to learn fractions. One of the crowd favorites was a cornhole-like game based on the popular game “Minecraft” where participants earned cannonballs (black hacky sacks) to knock down castles by answering math questions.  See photo gallery here. Meanwhile other UVA ...

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    News and Highlights December 2018

    A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins and the Charlottesville School Board    Dear community members— Thanks to so many of you who have shared your voice and time with us during our conversations about equity at Charlottesville City Schools. At our second forum this past week, we reflected back some of the action items that have arisen so far from parents, staff, students, and community members. Participants voted on their top-priority action items. In addition, we invited participants to add any ideas that were missing from our summaries. We are still listening. We need to hear from as many voices as possible. You ...

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  • November is Family Engagement Month

    November is National Family Engagement month, and we want you to know how much we value our partnership with families. See why student-family-school partnerships are so important to a child’s success in this video interview with Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins and PreK-2nd grade Family Engagement Facilitator Velvet Coleman. For more tips and resources, visit our Family Engagement web page here.

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    Highlights and News November 2018

    A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins Dear families – As we look ahead to our second Community Forum on Equity on November 27 at 7:30 p.m. at CHS, I wanted to give you a few updates. Thanks to all of you who came to our first forum in October. With more than 400 community members, employees, and students present, along with many following along on Facebook, we were able to hear valuable feedback on issues of equity and achievement in our schools. We also gathered hundreds of responses from our online surveys and have made that data available to you at www.charlottesvilleschools.org/NYT. ...

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    CCS librarians November newsletter now available

    The November 2018 edition of the CCS elementary librarians newsletter is now available. “It’s Elementary, My Dear” provides up-to-date information about all the great things happening in our six school libraries. This month, read about the division-wide as well as world-wide Read for the Record event. Read it here!

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