What’s Happening at Walker

What’s Happening at Walker Upper Elementary School

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    First Day of School at Walker: Your Guide

    We’re eager to see you on Tuesday at 9am! Watch this video to see how to get started. Need help? Call 245-2412 or fill out his form! Using Your Own Device? The steps are similar, but start by logging in here with your user name (bsmith11) and password. Don’t have them? Call 245-2412 or fill out his form! Then go to your calendar (on the left-hand menu — see the red circle in the screenshot, below) and then click on the link to your morning meeting! Your  calendar will have all your class times and links for the day and week. You can also find that ...

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  • Canvas — Pairing Codes and More

    Charlottesville City Schools uses Canvas, a widely used online “learning management system,” an interactive classroom web site. This page has links and information to help you  get started.     How Students can Generate a Pairing Code   Creating a Parent Account Instructions for parent sign-up with Canvas and how to generate Student Pairing Codes Instrucciones para el registro de padres con Canvas y cómo generar códigos de emparejamiento de estudiantes (consulte la página 3) Reporting a Problem with Your Canvas Account (lost password, etc.) Click “Help,” then “Report a Problem,” and then fill out/submit form More detailed instructions (PDF)

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    Back-to-School Supplies Lists for 2020-21

    School starts September 8.  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. For assistance with school supplies, any fees, or other needs, please contact your school principal or counselor. School Supply Lists for the 2020-21 School Year: Grades Kindergarten through 4th Grades 5th through 12th Registration for free supplies from the Back-to-School Bash partnership is now closed. If you registered, you’ll receive information about how to pick up your supplies.

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    May 2020 News & Highlights

      A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins  Dear staff, family, and community: It’s official — Charlottesville High School’s “Victory Lap” was triumphant! The drive-through graduation event featured several CHS-related selfie stations (including a mural painted by CHS teacher Nathan Alexander) and a Black Knights spirit station. And it concluded with the graduates walking across the stage with their name read aloud as families watched from the car and nearby teachers and staff cheered. Cars were decorated. Balloons were filled. Cowbells were rung. And, yes, tears were shed. You can find lovely pictures on our social media channels. You can also see it for yourself when our graduation ...

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  • April 2020 News and Highlights

    A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins Dear staff, family, and community: When I first thought about a column for this month’s “News and Highlights,” I thought that it would be all news and no highlights. During this pandemic, we are focused on finding solutions and passing the information along to you. So, yes, there is a lot of news in this email. However, I also realized that even in this challenging time, we have a lot of highlights, too! Can we give a virtual round of applause to the custodial staff who kept our students and staff safe prior to the closure? ...

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    Walker School library offers online resources

    The Walker School Library has an assortment of online resources including ebooks, audiobooks, and more. School librarian Emily Arico recently announced the addition of 30 new ebooks to the collection including some student requests such as “Refugee,” “Ghost,” “Hunger Games Trilogy,” and “New Kid.” Ebooks can be checked out for seven days using the Walker Upper Elementary School Online Media Center. Also, if students would like to request a book that is not currently in the library, they can make their requests using the Googe Form provided in the media center. Additionally, weekly lessons called Explorations are posted in the online media center.  ...

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    Walker Buford United PTO meeting Wednesday

    The Walker Buford United PTO will meet on Wednesday, March 11 at 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Tonsler Park Recreation Center. All families of Walker Upper Elementary School and Buford Middle School are invited to attend. On the Agenda: Family Life parent information session with SARA representative Cell phone use guidelines discussion WBU PTO Non-Profit Bylaws discussion Buford Community Day(s) request and discussion Black History Celebration at Buford report Teacher Appreciation update Treasurer’s Report Fundraising To keep up with the latest PTO efforts, please join our Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/walkerbufordunited/, and visit our web site, http://www.walkerbufordunited.org.

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    Fall 2020: New school year, new commitment to save energy and water!

    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. In 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 of high performance equipment throughout ...

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  • 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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    Walker Club Spotlight: After-school cooking club is recipe for learning valuable life skills

    The Walker Upper Elementary Cooking Club is an after-school activitiy option for fifth and sixth grade students who want to learn about basic food preparation and cooking skills. Led by advisor Becky Calvert, the group meets once a week in the school kitchen for an hour and prepares a variety of recipes such as egg rolls, tomato soup, mini-quiches, mac & cheese, homemade granola, fruit and yogurt parfaits, kale chips, crepes, open face roasted veggie sandwiches, mango salsa,  cranberry orange muffins and vegetable jambalaya. “The kids love cooking and are more likely to try something new if they made it,” said Calvert. “They ...

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