What’s Happening at Walker

What’s Happening at Walker Upper Elementary School

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    Walker Buford United sponsors community forum

    The Walker-Buford United PTO hosted a community forum on September 11 in the Walker School auditorium for Charlottesville City Schools families. Watch recorded Facebook livestream here: Part 1 Part 2 The forum was an opportunity to engage in dialogue about planning and implementation of recent adopted changes across the district.  A panel of school representatives included school principals Dr. Adam Hastings (Walker), Dr. Jesse Taylor (Buford), and Dr. Eric Irizarry (CHS).  Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions about division-wide changes such as unleveling and differentiation, as well as other topics such as the gifted education program and how to become more involved with ...

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    New PTO merger unites Walker and Buford

    We are excited to announce a new and combined parent teacher organization that includes Walker Upper Elementary School and Buford Middle School. Walker Buford United will support both schools today and lay the groundwork for a strong PTO during and after our future school reconfiguration. For more, please read the following announcement that was published in the first Walker Buford United PTO newsletter: Dear Parents and Community of Walker and Buford: With August 21 right around the corner, we are getting excited for the return of our amazing students! We have been hard at work this summer preparing for a successful fall in both ...

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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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  • School Supplies Lists 2019-20

    School starts August 21.  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, plan to attend the Back to School Bash at the Sprint Pavilion on August 17 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. For more information about the Back to School Bash, including a link to register, visit www.cvillebacktoschoolbash.com/. For assistance with other school supplies, any fees, or other needs, please contact your school principal or counselor. School ...

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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 and 6 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/2019-best-fiction-young-adults http://booklists.yalsa.net/ JMRL summer reading challenge (for all ages)  

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  • Surveys

    Each year, the Virginia Department of Education offers a parent survey about Special Education services. If your child has participated in these programs, please take a moment to offer your feedback. English Parent Survey on Special Education Encuesta de padres en español sobre educación especial Thank you for your input!

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    Walker Stage Left Theatre presents spring play

    Walker Stage Left Theatre students presented their final play of the year, Pirates! Theodore Thud and the Quest for Weird Beard, on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Walker School auditorium. Beginning in fifth grade, students at Walker and Buford can perform with the after-school club Stage Left Theater, which offers two free, family-friendly performances each year to packed crowds.  Recent plays include The Trial of Goldilocks, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, and more. Under the direction of Rod and Kristina Durrer, the Walker Upper Elementary School and Buford Middle School programs were combined in 2014 to bring the fine ...

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  • Register for the Fall CLASS Program

    The CLASS after-school program will open registration for the 2019-20 school year at 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. on the following dates: May 1 at Burnley-Moran May 2 at Clark May 7 at Greenbrier May 8 at Jackson-Via May 9 at Johnson May 10 at Venable Click here for rates and registration forms.  

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    More elective options for Walker students in 2019-20

    After gathering feedback from student interest surveys, parent requests, and focus group input from previous years, Walker School is expanding its master schedule for 2019-20 to accommodate two elective choices for students in the 2019-20 school year. While the current schedule limits students to one elective, this change allows them to choose two elective options; one of the electives must be a fine arts course option which includes band, orchestra, general music, or art. The second elective choice can be an additional fine arts course, Spanish, or a proposed Pre-Engineering class (level I for 5th graders and level II for 6th ...

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    Walker students form new student government

    A new student government which includes two representatives from each homeroom and an elected executive council is underway at Walker School. “We’re so proud of them,” said Instructional Coach Erika Pierce. “After delivering campaign speeches, they have hit the ground running with so many ideas to make Walker School a great place to be.” The executive council is meeting weekly to brainstorm ideas, which include school-wide celebrations, improved recycling efforts, and talent shows.

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