What’s Happening at Walker

What’s Happening at Walker Upper Elementary School

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    Back-to-School Supply 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. And if you need assistance getting school supplies for this year, please register for a Back to School Bash supply kit being provided free to area students.  You must register your child using this Back to School Bash link to reserve a kit.  For assistance with other school supplies, any fees, or other needs, please contact your school principal or counselor. School Supply Lists for the ...

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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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    City and Schools promote energy and water conservation-Summer 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. 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 ...

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    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 EDGE 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 in the EDGE program 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 ...

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    ‘Tis the season for Bees

    Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the 2019 Walker Spelling Bee and Geography Bee. We are proud of your efforts! 2019 Walker Geography Bee All students at Walker participated in the preliminary 7 rounds and from there, nine students advanced to the final competition consisting of 9 rounds. The finalists were fifth graders Hayes Connaughton, Cameron Steele, George Aten, and Caja Edwards. Sixth grade finalists were Felix Facteau, Tayah Shanks, Will Maurer, Sam Palmer and Jack Wielar. Congratulations to our top finishers: 1st Place–Will Maurer, 2nd place–Jack Wielar, and 3rd place–Tayah Shanks. 2019 Walker Spelling Bee 10 students competed in 10 rounds in the final competition for ...

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    Draft Calendar for 2020-21

    UPDATE: The Charlottesville School Board voted to approve this draft in January 2020. The Albemarle County School Board will vote on the calendar (with a possible slight change) later in January. The Charlottesville-Albemarle School Calendar Committee has created a draft calendar for the 2020-21 school year.  The proposed calendar is nearly identical to this year’s. Please take a minute to review the draft and share your thoughts with us. Draft 2020-21 calendar (pdf) Link to Google form to provide feedback A joint committee from Charlottesville Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools will review the feedback and then present a recommendation to the School Boards in ...

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