What’s Happening at Walker

What’s Happening at Walker Upper Elementary School

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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! As Yom Kippur approaches, we note that we accidentally scheduled some back-to-school nights on 9/18. We apologize & will develop better systems to prevent a recurrence. If you can’t attend but want to meet with your teacher or get school updates, please contact your school. Burnley-Moran:  Tuesday, September 18, 5:30-7pm Clark: Tuesday, September 18, 5:30-7pm Greenbrier: Tuesday, September 18, 6-7:30pm Jackson-Via: Tuesday, September 18, 6-7:30pm Johnson: Tuesday, September 18, 6-7:30pm Venable:  Thursday, September 20, 5:30-7:30pm (Welcome Back Pot Luck to follow) Walker: Tuesday, September 11, 6-8pm CHS: Monday, ...

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    Charlottesville Schools Ranked #6 in Virginia

    The 2019 Niche.com K-12 rankings are out, and Charlottesville City Schools earned an A+ , placing #6 overall among Virginia school districts and landing in the top 3% in the nation. Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents. Additional recognition for CCS from a variety of Niche categories include: #2 of 133 – Most Diverse School Divisions #3 of 132 – Best Places to Teach in Virginia #6 of 132 – Districts with the Best Teachers in Virginia.  A+ ranking in College Prep and Diversity categories and A in Academics and Teachers. We’re proud of the good ...

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    Help Nights for Back-to-School Forms

    Having trouble creating your PowerSchool account? Need to add a child to the account? Want a hand finishing up your back-to-school forms? Working on your free/reduced lunch application? Call or stop by during our Help Nights on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 4-5.  All Charlottesville families are welcome to attend either event. iSe habla español! On Tuesday, 9/4, from 5-7pm, we’ll be at Clark School (1000 Belmont Avenue). On Wednesday, 9/5, from 5-7pm, we’ll be at CHS (1400 Melbourne Rd). Just need a student ID or a password reset? For student IDs, you can call your school. For password resets or other questions, call either 245-2943 ...

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    Walker Community Newsletter now available online

    The first edition of the new Walker Community Newsletter is now available online. Access the current newsletter along with an archive of past editions using the “Quick Links” on the Walker Upper Elementary School home page, or click below: Read about upcoming events, reminders, and notes from Dr. Hastings!

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  • Summer Reading at Charlottesville City Schools

    Reading never takes a vacation!  Make this important and fun activity a part of your summer.  Below is information about our summer reading programs. Also, you and your family might enjoy meeting up with Books on Bikes, a group of Charlottesville City Schools teachers, librarians, staff, and even trained doggie pals as they make summertime deliveries of books and freezy-pops. Summer Reading Recommendations and Information: Preschool Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 2018 Middle School Reading Recommendations-grades 7 and 8 CHS-For a variety of excellent choices for grades 9-12, visit the Young Adult Library Services Association  (YALSA) book lists: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2018-best-fiction-young-adults http://booklists.yalsa.net/  

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  • School Supplies Lists 2018-19

    School starts August 22.  Now is a great time to get your school supplies! Below are this year’s CCS school supplies lists.  Copies of these lists are available at area stores. If you have any questions, please call your school. And if you need assistance getting school supplies for this year, contact your school counselor. People who registered for this year’s Back-to-School Bash can pick up their supplies at their school open house on Monday, August 20.  For more information about the Back to School Bash, including a link to register, visit www.cvillebacktoschoolbash.com/. School Supply Lists for the 2018-19 School Year: Burnley-Moran Clark Elementary Greenbrier Elementary Jackson-Via Johnson Elementary Venable Elementary Walker ...

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    Surveys

     If your student receives Special Education services while at school, please share your feedback with us. Link to survey: Special Education Family Survey 2018 Thank you for partnering with us by providing your valuable feedback.

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    2018 Walker and Buford Spring Highlights and News

    Walker student Hazel Conklin won the stockpile division at the regional soap box derby in Culpeper! She was assisted in this STEM project by Troy Brown, Elias Garcia, and Oliver Jackson (not pictured). Congrats also to their advisor, iSTEM teacher Chris Chamberlin. Hazel has qualified to compete in the Local Masters Race this June, also in Culpeper. Students Hallie Goode and Allie Floyd have been awarded the Red Cross Youth Heroes Award for our region for their kindness and persistence in helping and befriending Walker’s functional skills students.  Way to model kindness and inclusivity, girls! This spring, Ms. Washburg and Ms. Woods’ 6th grade classes collaborated to host ...

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    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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  • Walker Announces Adam Hastings as New Principal

    Charlottesville City Schools is pleased to announce that Dr. Adam Hastings will be the next principal of Walker School. Dr. Hastings comes from Piedmont Virginia Community College, where he has been the Dean of Business, Mathematics, and Technology. He has an extensive background at Charlottesville City Schools: he has served on the School Board, he was director of CATEC, and he was assistant principal at CHS. Working in other area school divisions, he began his career teaching English and has experiences at the elementary, middle, and high school-level. A Letter from Dr. Hastings April 13, 2018 Dear Walker Families and Community Members: What a pleasure ...

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