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Day of Play for staff, students, and families promotes fun, fitness, and play

Charlottesville City Schools held its first ever division-wide Day of Play for city schools staff, students, and their families on December 5.

To encourage families and friends getting together for fun, fitness, and play, participants could choose from a variety of options including dance classes, arts and crafts, fitness, cooking, skateboarding, yoga and mindfulness, and more.

Thanks to the generous support of the Public Education Fund of Charlottesville-Albemarle (PEFCA), participants who submitted photos and videos of themselves participating in Day of Play activities were eligible for raffle prizes valued at $2500! Those who participated in the PB&J Fund cooking activity were also eligible for a free cooking kit donated by PB&J.

Also, many thanks to the volunteers and staff who donated their time and expertise to create the activities. A special thank you goes to staff members Jessica Brantley, Paula Culver-Dickinson, and Linda Humphries for their roles in planning and executing this fun event for all.

The lucky winners are were drawn randomly and received gift cards of their choice. Here is the complete list of winners:

Gift Card Amount $$$

Location

Recipient

Staff/Student/Family

School

500

Ragged Mountain Running

Shaun Walters

Staff member

Buford

250

Kroger

Catherine Shefski

Staff member

CHS

250

Kroger

Jon Ramsey

Family member

Johnson Elementary

100

Walmart

Yi Zhang

Family member

Walker Upper Elementary

100

Ragged Mountain

Georgia Mitchell

Family member

Venable Elementary

100

Ragged Mountain

Patty Kohstall

Staff member

Venable, J-Via, Greenbrier

100

Harris Teeter

Michele Yeaton

Staff member

Greenbrier Elementary

100

Barnes and Noble

Michelle Schettler

Staff member

Johnson Elementary

50

Walmart

Leah Casarez

Student

Buford Middle

50

Walmart

Jack Helton

Student

Greenbrier Elementary

50

Walmart

Christine Thalwitz

Staff member

Buford Middle

50

Walmart

Naomi Oter Cruz

Student

Burnley-Moran

50

Walmart

Hadi Alizada

Family member

Buford Middle

50

Walmart

Abigail Williams

Family member

Johnson Elementary

50

Walmart

Sakineh Alizada

Student

Walker Upper Elementary

50

Walmart

Rebecca McCloud

Staff member

Greenbrier

50

Walmart

Shrey Panicker

Student

CHS

50

Shennanigans

Mira Kishore

Student

Venable Elementary

50

Ragged Mountain

The Shipp Family

Staff member

Jackson-Via & Walker

50

Kroger

Kelly Farr

Staff member

Clark Elementary

50

Kroger

Sheri Crane

Family member

Johnson Elementary

50

Kroger

Jennifer Xue

Student

Venable Elementary

50

Kroger

Cecelia Pomeh

Family member

CHS

50

Christian’s Pizza

Cordaisia Ruffin

Student

Jackson-Via Elementary

50

Christian’s Pizza

Maria Allen

Family member

Walker Upper Elementary

50

Barnes Noble

Joaquin Elbaum

Student

Walker Upper Elementary

50

Barnes and Noble

Autumn Shedd

Student

Burnley-Moran Elementary

50

Barnes and Noble

Caelen Shearer

Student

Burnley-Moran Elementary

n/a

PB & J Cooking Kit

Asia Abdulu

Family member

Johnson Elementary