Family Engagement Facilitator Velvet Coleman (left) talks with a mother at Johnson

Family Engagement

A variety of supports for encouraging success

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Charlottesville City Schools believes when families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful and the entire community benefits.

We help build connections for students in preschool through second grade in all CCS elementary schools. We provide small group, large group, and individual workshops for families.  These workshops focus on topics such as academic readiness, homework strategies, reading strategies, behavioral concerns, and how to make the most of parent/teacher conferences.

We also meet families where they are — at evening events held at our schools or even as they wait for the bus! Our “Bus Stop Meet and Greets” provide an opportunity for parents and guardians to ask questions, and we provide free books for our students.

A Message to Families from Ms. Velvet Coleman, Family Engagement Facilitator


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Coleman, Velvet cropped smallerVelvet Coleman
Early Connections Pre-K-2 Student and Family Engagement Facilitator
Phone: 434.245.2593