What’s Happening at Venable

What’s Happening at Venable Elementary School

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    End of Year Surveys: Special Education and City Schoolyard Garden

    As we approach the end of the year, we have two brief and anonymous surveys we hope you will complete if they apply to your family. The first survey is about our Special Education program. If your student receives services while at school, please share your feedback with us. Link to survey: Special Education Family Survey 2018 The second survey is about your child’s experiences with City Schoolyard Garden, the nonprofit that works with us to use school gardens as educational classrooms. Please complete this survey before June 10, and while you are at it, you can sign up for a raffle ...

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  • Burnley-Moran color run participants.

    2018 Spring Elementary Highlights and News

      Our preschool students were treated to a fun and free day that included carnival rides, games, and a pizza picnic lunch thanks to the generosity of the Charlottesville Dogwood Festival and other sponsors. Find more (adorable) photos here. Elementary schools — including Walker School — have wrapped up their season of iSTEM family nights, which invite families to an evening of hands-on experiments and building activities. At Clark, 3rd-graders even created their own flyer about the event as part of their unit on “functional texts.” A movement is underway to honor a beloved Johnson student with an accessible community playground! To learn more ...

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    Venable K Camp Registration Now Open

    Do you have a future Venable School kindergartner? Join us for a two-hour kindergarten orientation this summer. While children participate in classroom activities, tour the school and take a bus ride, parents are invited to stay for an orientation and Q&A with Mrs. Kershner. Register here  

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  • Peer mentors at Walker Upper Elementary.

    Walker School welcomes future fifth graders

    Walker School was excited to host more than 400 fourth grade students for tours and planned activities to help them learn about their future school. More than 60 current fifth grade peer mentors were on hand to answer questions, facilitate team building exercises, and most importantly, put these future Walker Wolverines at ease about their upcoming transition.  That evening, students were invited back with their families for an Open House, starting with a pizza dinner at 5:30pm in the cafeteria, presentations from 6:00-6:45 p.m. in the auditorium, and a scavenger hunt from 6:45-7:30 p.m. The Charlottesville City Schools division has six elementary ...

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    CLASS Camp ExL Registration Opens March 12

    The CLASS program of Charlottesville City Schools in partnership with Charlottesville Parks and Recreation offers Camp ExL 2018 to provide affordable, safe, enriching, and fun activities for our students in the summer.  It is going to be summer full of fun as we follow the antics of our favorite storybook characters. Enjoy swimming, crafts, music, cooking, games, field trips, and more! Who: Students in pre-K*—3 rd grade during the 2017-2018 school year (*pre-K students must have birth date prior to Oct. 1, 2013) When: June 18th—July 27nd (closed July 4th) Where: Burnley-Moran, Jackson-Via, and Venable Elementary Schools Hours:  9am-4pm are the standard hours; extended hours can ...

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  • Woodwind section of the Walker Elementary 5th grade band perform.

    Fabulous Fine Arts @ Cville Schools

    Here are just a few highlights of what has been happening lately in the Fine Arts program at Charlottesville City Schools. The annual CHS Symphony/Chorus/Fine Arts Celebration featured all of the Charlottesville High School fine arts in one evening.  The performance combined the talents of the CHS Symphony, CHS Choir, CHS Jazz Band, CHS Visual Arts, and CHS Theatre. CHS Choir teacher Will Cooke noted that eight CHS Choir alumni were also singing among the choir. CHS orchestra teacher Laura Thomas credits the strong foundational programs in the elementary and middle schools for enabling the successes at the high school. “The Symphony Orchestra ...

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  • Tours for Potential Venable Students

    Venable will be offering tours to parents on the dates listed below.  All tours take place at 9:15 a.m. and last approximately 30-45 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: January 19 February 23 March 16 April 13 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 typically few spots available on site and many of the neighborhood streets do not permit ...

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  • Ms. Velvet Coleman and friends have lunch at Jackson-Via.

    Family engagement facilitator making connections

    Family engagement facilitator Ms. Velvet Coleman provides support to families of students grades pre-K – 2nd who attend our six elementary schools. Recently featured in Charlottesville Tomorrow, Ms. Coleman can be seen throughout the city in schools, homes, community centers, and even bus stops connecting with students and their families. At the January school board meeting, she shared an impressive overview of her efforts during her first six months on the job. “I’m so thrilled that we have you.” said school board vice-chair Sherry Kraft, commending Coleman for her work to build connections between school and home. For more information about family engagement services ...

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    Elementary Highlights Winter 2018

    December was a time for holiday performances and seasonal fun at Charlottesville City Schools. Here is a festive look back on some of the best moments. We loved seeing so many moms, dads, grandparents, uncles, and family friends participating in elementary family engagement events like Muffins for Moms, and Doughnuts for Dads. Student and family engagement facilitator Velvet Coleman was featured in The Daily Progress for her efforts to help all our students be more successful in school. Elementary students across the division visited the Paramount Theater twice so far this year to view live performances of My Father’s Dragon and Guess How Much I ...

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  • Follow us on Social Media!

    Stay connected with Venable Elementary by following school happenings on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook.com/VenableElementary Twitter.com/VenableAllStars

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