What’s Happening at Jackson-Via

What’s Happening at Jackson-Via Elementary School

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    “Read With Us” program encourages storytime at home

    If you haven’t discovered our nightly “Read with Us” videos yet, please be sure to check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jacksonviaelementary!  Each evening at 7:30 p.m., our staff takes turns reading different books to our students. Inspired by a Texas principal who reads bedtime stories to her students on the internet, our Jackson-Via staff wanted to create a similar school-wide effort to get students and families excited about reading. Principal Justin Malone kicked off the “Read with Us” series by reading the book, “All Are Welcome” by Alexandra Penfold, a heartwarming picture book that celebrates diversity. Families can access the videos through ...

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    Kindergarten Registration Information

    If you have a child that will be 5-years-old by September 30, it is time to register for kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year.  Not sure which elementary school your child will attend?  Find out here. To Register Complete the online forms (click on links, below) Visit the open house on 4/18 with proof of residency and other documents (see list here). We’re excited to meet our new kindergarten students and their families! More Information: More kindergarten information Find answers to other questions (including non-resident applications) on our registration page. Información acerca de kindergarten en español Para leer esta página en español, indica “Translate” (traducir) en la parte por encima de ...

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    Elementary School Highlights from March 2019

    VIDEO EARNS TOP HONORS FROM FUTURE-READY SCHOOLS FILM FESTIVAL Congratulations to iSTEM teacher Teresa Amasia and Burnley-Moran Elementary, winners in the “school” category of the Future Ready Schools Film Festival. This humorous video illustrates how our schools are empowering (and preparing) future-ready students! See what happens when a teacher finds himself inexplicably in the future. Or does he? See the video here. THERAPY DOGS VISITS SUPPORT LEARNING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Certified therapy dogs Chuleta, Marley, and Luna are a few furry friends who  make regular visits to Jackson-Via and Johnson Elementary Schools to offer social-emotional support to students while at school. “The dogs have ...

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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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    New sensory pathway helps students get the wiggles out

    For Jackson-Via students that need a break, or just need to get the wiggles out, they can now visit our brand new indoor sensory pathway! Kindergarten teacher Meaghan Thim proposed the idea to the school Beautification Committee after seeing how a school in Mississippi created something similar for its special needs students. Creating the pathway was a collaborative effort between staff and parents who donated time, money, and expertise. We are especially thankful to Mr. and Mrs. Hartline for working so hard to get the path ready for when students returned after winter break. The committee hopes to create another pathway ...

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  • Follow us on Social Media

    Stay connected with Jackson-Via Elementary by following school happenings on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook.com/JacksonViaElem Twitter.com/jvjackrabbit

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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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