Bring on Spring! April News
3rd Annual Vocabulary Parade Photos
Fourth Quarter Begins Now
It's hard to believe, but the last quarter of the school year is upon us. Third quarter report cards will be sent home on Thursday, April 17. Recommendations for summer school have already been sent home and forms are due back by April 18 in order to guarantee a spot for your child. If you have questions about your child's performance, please contact your child's teacher for a conference.
PTO Meeting, Minds In Motion Preview April 15
Please join us in the library at 5:30pm for our monthly PTO meeting. Childcare and pizza provided in the North Cafeteria. Fourth grade will perform in the auditorium at 6:30, previewing the May Minds in Motion performance.
Picture Day is Friday, April 18
Individual and class pictures will be taken on Friday, April 18. Picture orders are coming home this week.
4th Quarter Coffee and Conversation Canceled
Due to school division meetings, the April 18 Coffee and Conversation will have to be canceled. If you have topics or questions you'd like to run by Mrs. Kershner, please set up a time to talk.
Kindergarten Registration This Month
Thursday, April 24 from 3:30-6pm
Please spread the word that we will be open from 3:30-6pm for all families who have children who will be attending Venable next year and need to register for the first time. While this is advertised as Kindergarten registration, we will also be accepting registration documents for students in other grades. K classrooms will be open for students to visit while parents complete paperwork. Required documentation and sample forms are available on the CCS website: http://www.ccs.k12.va.us/schools/registration.html
Session 3 Clubs End on Thursday, April 24.
Some of our Venable Girl Scouts beautified our parking lot with a message for the Venable Staff. Thank you, Girls Scouts! We feel loved!
More 4th Grade Videos on Nature Conservancy
All three of the videos produced by the Endangered Species elective have now been uploaded to the Nature Conservancy website. Feel free to Tweet them, pass them along to friends and family!
Congratulations to Karen Minor
Mrs. Minor was named Venable's 2014 Golden Apple Award winner on March 7. She will be officially recognized at a ceremony in May. Congratulations, Mrs. Minor!
Welcome to Three New Staff Members!
In March, we welcomed three new people to the Venable family:
Reminders about Student Drop-Off and Pick Up
Student Artwork at City Hall
Congratulations to those students who have artwork displayed at City Hall until April 23! The work is around the 2nd and 3rd floor landing on the Market Street side of the building, along the 3rd floor hallway and the third floor landing on the downtown mall side of the building.
As Spring Springs...
As the weather turns warmer, please remember that temperatures vary within the building and students should have a layer that will keep them comfortable in the air-conditioning. Please avoid spaghetti straps and short shorts or skirts. Flip flops are not recommended, as students have recess daily, and they tend to prevent students from running or they break in the process of active play.
Thank you, PTO, for an Awesome Spring Fair!
Once again, we lucked out with a beautiful evening and a well-executed, fun-filled spring fair. Thank you to Nancy Hopkins and all the volunteers who made the Spring Fair a huge success.