What’s Happening at Greenbrier

What’s Happening at Greenbrier Elementary School

  • Students celebrating Thanksgiving

    Elementary Highlights: May 2016

    Registration is open for the summer’s Camp ExL through the Charlottesville Schools’ CLASS program. Students at all elementary schools recently enjoyed visits from  the Kennedy Center courtesy of Ash Lawn Opera. Guests came to dance and offer a child’s introduction to the opera. Summer is Books on Bikes season! This team of Charlottesville teachers and librarians makes regular book-and-popsicle runs into several city neighborhoods to build relationships & make sure our students have some good summer reads. They’ll kick off their season with a bike/walk parade on Saturday, June 4, at 10am. The parade starts at Clark and finishes at the downtown branch of the ...

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    Elementary Education at Charlottesville City Schools

    What’s special or unique about elementary school in Charlottesville? Plenty.  Read on to see what makes our schools stand out: City Schoolyard Garden: Through a unique partnership with the local nonprofit City Schoolyard Garden, all our elementary schools have their own gardens! The gardens serve as outdoor classrooms, science labs, reading centers, and more.  Coordinators at each school work with our teachers and the staff at City Schoolyard Garden to develop activities that extend learning through gardening, experiments, science activities, cooking, composting, and more. Fine Arts: Charlottesville City Schools is committed to the fine arts. We recognize that art and music are not “frills,” but an ...

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    Elementary Highlights: March 2016

    Kindergarten registration/open house will be Thursday, April 21 from 3-6pm at your local elementary schools.  Help us get the word out! Registration is open for the summer’s Camp ExL through the Charlottesville Schools’ CLASS program. Elementary Schools honored Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day with events ranging from green eggs & ham at Greenbrier’s lunch to cat-in-the-hat headgear in the hallways, to special guests (including the cat himself at Johnson), and dress-as-your-favorite-character day at Clark. Fourth-graders enjoyed Dr. Kaboom this month at the Paramount Theater. The nationally acclaimed Dr. Kaboom offers one-man science shows that explore a variety of science concepts. How’s your bracket?  Not ...

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    Elementary Highlights February 2016

      The City elementary schools observed “Random Acts of Kindness Week” with a variety of activities.  For instance, Jackson-Via created a compliment wall for students and parents to express their appreciation to teachers. Art Connections, the division-wide student art show, will run 3/14-23 (except weekends) in the CHS Small Gym, with two special family events. The “Saturday Celebration” with hands-on art projects will be Saturday, March 19, from 10am-2pm.  And the open house with musical performances will be Wednesday, March 23, from 4-8pm. Kindergarten students recently celebrated the 100th day of school, marked by activities such as completing 100-piece puzzles or hands-on counting activities. All 3rd graders (and ...

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    Superintendent Message January 2016

    January 12, 2016 Dear families— Welcome back to school!  I hope you had a restful break, and that the second half of your school year is smooth and rewarding. We’re looking ahead to the 2016-17 year, particularly its budget.  Our top priorities for next year’s budget include maintaining competitive salaries to retain our strong staff.  We’ll continue to support our also-strong STEM and arts programs.  Although it is grant-funded, we’re also excited about our plans for an extended learning day to support students who need assistance for improved literacy. We are meeting with the School Board regularly and will host a number of forums for ...

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  • Extended Learning Grant: Update

    Information added 11/20/15: Charlottesville City Schools earned a state grant to extend the school day for students who need extra assistance with literacy. The 2015-16 school year is a planning time. We will pilot the concept during summer school 2016, and we will launch the extended-day program in August 2016. Selected students in grades 1-6 will participate three afternoons a week. The plan for students in grade 1-4 is to have a half-hour after-school recess, followed by brief (20-minute) whole-group instruction and a longer (40-minute) small-group session, ending at 4pm. We are currently working with Walker staff to develop a plan that allows ...

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  • Superintendent Message November 2015

    November 20, 2015 Dear families— For my column this month, I want to invite you to give several types of feedback: We’d like to hear from you about our schedule for the 2016-17 school year. We invite you to customize how you receive weather notifications. And we’re considering the possibility of having a once-a-month, one-hour delay at Charlottesville High School. Read below to learn more about these topics so that we can hear from you. As we head into Thanksgiving and the holiday season, I wish you peace and joy! –Dr. Rosa S. Atkins

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