What’s Happening at Venable

What’s Happening at Venable Elementary School

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    Parent University coming soon

    Charlottesville City Schools will offer Parent University to city elementary families on November 19 at Jackson-Via Elementary from 5 – 7:30 p.m. “We are always trying to find creative ways to further connect families with resources and updates about our curricular work,” said Charlottesville City Schools Family Engagement Facilitator Velvet Coleman. “Parent University will give families an opportunity to learn more on a variety of topics from math and literacy to social emotional learning to the alarming increase in vaping among youth.” Free and open to all preschool through fourth grade families whose children attend Charlottesville City Schools, the event will include ...

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  • Minds in Motion kids performing at MLK PAC

    4th graders present annual Minds in Motion performance at MLK PAC

    Our fourth graders amazed us this week with their Minds in Motion performances at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center! Through a unique partnership with Richmond Ballet, each year city fourth graders are introduced to creative expression and live performance through movement and dance at their schools. This year, Minds in Motion teaching artists from Richmond Ballet visited each elementary school for two-week residencies which culminated in two live performances of “Journey of the Monarch.” More photos from the performances can be found on our Facebook page. In addition, a video of the performance will be broadcast on Charlottesville’s public acess ...

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  • Venable holds annual Walk-a-Thon

    Our annual Walk-A-Thon was a fun morning of walking, running,  and skipping around the big field to earn money for our PTO. ALL funds go directly toward great projects and events for Venable students. Thanks to all who helped make our Walk-a-Thon a success!

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  • Visit Venable: Tours for prospective parents

    Venable will be offering tours to prospective parents on the dates listed below.  All tours take place at 9:15 a.m. and last approximately 45 minutes. We limit the number of participants on each tour to ensure that everyone can hear and ask questions.  Please call Ms. Lawson in the Venable office to register – 434-245-2418. Upcoming Dates: November 7 December 5 January 9 February 6 March 12 April 23 Parents should plan to arrive in the front office a few minutes early to sign in and receive visitors’ passes.  Please allot time for parking as there are only a few spots available on site and many of the neighborhood ...

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    Bus stop meet and greets connect schools and families

    Whether dropping in to visit schools or hosting Parent University information workshops or swinging by bus stops with breakfast and books, our family engagement team is always looking for ways to connect schools and families. Throughout the year, Family Engagement Coordinators Velvet Coleman and Bianca Johnson can be seen visiting neighborhood bus stops at their morning bus stop meet and greets. The visits have been widely-received by the community since they began in August 2018, and it is not uncommon to see principals, teachers, and administrators stop by to help greet students and their families. “Strong relationships between our families,  our schools, ...

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  • Screenshot of children in the Family Engagement Attendance Matters video

    Attendance Awareness Month reminds us that “attendance matters!”

    September is Attendance Awareness Month. Thank you to our Student and Family Engagement Team for reminding all of us about the importance of  good attendance for the overall academic success of our students.  

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  • parents and child holding hands walking up steps of Venable School.

    Back-to-School Night coming soon

    Please join us for our annual Back to School Night on Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m. During Back to School Night, your child will show you around his or her classroom, demonstrate routines, and give you a peek into some of the work he or she is already doing at school. Other areas to visit include the library, art room (where you can sign up to view your child’s art on Artsonia), iSTEM lab, Spanish room, and music/PE. Kindergarten families will have a different structure: drop off students on the back playground for supervision anytime before 5:50, and then head to ...

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    Latest edition of Dr. Kershner’s newsletter is published!

    To find out what’s happening at Venable School in September, read the latest principal’s newsletter here. This month’s highlights include information about attendance awareness month, gifted education changes, and a gallery showing what we’ve been up to since the first day. Also,  learn more about our 4th grade Super Star Crew! The students received their job assignments this week and will begin training and working in the next two weeks.  

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  • Teacher reading to kindergarten students

    Soho Center RED! Project provides 10 books in 10 days to kindergartners

    Thanks to the Soho Center and its RED! Project (Read Every Day!), all Cville Schools kindergarten students are receiving 10 beautiful hardcover books in 10 days. Each day since the first day of school, teachers have been reading aloud to their students, and then students get to take home the book. Parents are encouraged to read the book again with their children as part of a routine that encourages reading every day. For more on the Soho Center’s efforts to promote children’s literacy, visit www.child2000.org.

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    Back-to-School Nights

    After a great start to the school year, attend a Back-to-School Night to check in with teachers and get a better sense of what’s coming up! Burnley-Moran: Tuesday, September 17, 5:30-7pm (includes picnic) Clark: Tuesday, September 17, 5:30-7pm Greenbrier: Tuesday, September 17, 6-7:30pm Jackson-Via: Tuesday, September 17, 6-7:30pm Johnson: Tuesday, September 17, 6-7:30pm Venable:  Thursday, September 19, 5:30-7:30pm (Welcome Back Potluck to follow) Walker: Tuesday, September 10, 6-8pm Buford: Parent-Teacher Conferences Thursday 9/26 and Tuesday, 10/1, 4-7pm plus Harvest Festival 10/4 at 5:30pm CHS: Monday, September 16, 5-7pm CATEC: Wednesday, September 25, 5-7pm Lugo-McGinness: Back-to-School Potluck, August 20

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