What’s Happening at Venable

What’s Happening at Venable Elementary School

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    Parent University coming soon

    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 March 5 from 5:30-7:30, or join us at Greenbrier on March 14 from 5:30-7:30. Check back here (or check your child’s backpack) for additional details.  Or  contact our family engagement facilitator Velvet Coleman, 245-2593 or familyengagement@charlottesvilleschools.org.

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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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    Apply now for preschool

    It’s time to apply for preschool! Charlottesville City Schools offers free classes for qualifying three- and four-year-olds. https://youtu.be/LDWiy7USKzs Applications are due to your local elementary school by March 1. Learn more and get the application here! Questions? Call 434-245-2813.  

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

    To find out what’s happening at Venable School in January, read the latest principal’s newsletter here. This month’s highlights include iSTEM/Math Night on January 15. Ready to put your engineering thinking caps on? Join us for a variety of problem-solving activities and good family fun. Learn about the kinds of inquiries students are making in the lab and different games you can play at home to reinforce foundational math concepts. With a new math curriculum this year, we hope you’ll come out to learn about the ways students are engaging with mathematical studies. We are structuring the evening a little differently ...

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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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  • 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: January 10 February 7 March 7 April 11 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 streets do ...

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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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  • 4th graders sing National Anthem at UVA game

    Our 4th grade chorus proudly sang the National Anthem at the UVA Women’s basketball game recently in front of students from schools across Charlottesville and Albemarle. Way to go, 4th graders! Pictured right, a live video of the students on the jumbotron in the John Paul Jones Arena as they sing before the game begins.

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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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