What’s Happening at Venable

What’s Happening at Venable Elementary School

  • Rising fourth graders visit Walker School 2019

    Walker school counselors to visit current fourth graders in coming weeks

    The Walker Upper Elementary School school counselors are busy planning their annual visits to all city elementary schools to provide information and guidance to rising fifth graders. For a full calendar of related-events, see important dates below. “We want to make the transition to a new school as seamless as possible for our current city fourth graders,” said Walker School Counselor John Kronstain. “By visiting these students in the coming weeks, we hope to make connections and put them at ease by providing useful information and answering questions they may have.” After visiting each of the six elementary schools, Walker Upper Elementary ...

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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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  • Energy and Water Management Winter Quarter poster

    City and Schools promote energy and water conservation-Winter Quarter Update

    Charlottesville City Schools and the City’s Energy and Water Management Team are working together to reduce the energy and water footprint of all City schools. On April 11th, 2019 the School Board approved an Energy and Water Performance resolution, showing a commitment to achieving and maintaining high performing school facilities.  Continuing on past efforts, the City’s maintenance and development teams are specifying high efficiency building equipment, such as high-efficiency chillers and LED lighting, and are enhancing operational control through advanced building automation systems. Charlottesville Schools and the City’s Energy and Water Management Team continue to investigate ways to accelerate the installation ...

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

    To find out what’s happening at Venable School in January, read the latest principal’s newsletter here. Read about aluminum foil sculptures, iSTEM/Math Night, and more! Also, see an upcoming calendar of important dates and check out the letter from our school counselor, Ms. Redden.    

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    Surveys

    Preschool Parents and Guardians: You are invited to take a short survey about how you found an early childhood program for your child. The survey will take about 10 minutes.   Our program is working with the University of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Education, and Virginia Early Childhood Foundation on the Preschool Development Grant Birth to Five (PDG B5) initiative. We are working to make it easier for Virginia families to find great care and education programs for their young children. We want to hear from your family! On a computer, tablet, or phone, go to: http://family.pdg-va.info and complete the survey by December 15. The survey ...

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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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    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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