Save the Dates
February 11 Spelling Bee (grades 3-4), 9:30am
February 13 Valentine Celebrations
February 17 PTO Meeting, 5:30pm in the library.
February 20 Coffee and Conversation, 8am in room 306.
February 23 4th grade to Paramount
February 27 College Spirit Day
March 6 Fourth Annual Vocabulary Parade, 8:30am
A Note About Snow Make-Up Days
Our snow day on Tuesday of this week will be made up on the Friday before Spring Break. April 3 is now a school day. Snow days 3-5 will not be made up. The division will cover those days with banked hours. Please see the division calendar for more information: http://www.ccs.k12.va.us/about/docs/2014-15calendar-final.pdf
Exciting Literary Event for 3rd & 4th Graders
Annually, Charlottesville City Schools have partnered with the Virginia Foundation of Humanities to provide students special presentations and activities in conjunction with the Virginia Festival of the Book. Kate DiCamillo, the National Ambassador to Young Peoples Literature, will be a special guest during the 2015 festival. On March 20, 3rd and 4th grade students will participate in a discussion focused on “Stories Connect Us" by Kate DiCamillo. The discussion will take place at St. Anne’s-Belfield’s Convention Center.
Night at the Museum for 4th Graders
All CCS fourth graders have been invited to participate in an overnight field trip to the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond. The date of the trip is March 27. More information will be sent to parents soon. Venable staff will accompany students on the trip.
Student Leadership Club Takes on School Duties
This month, our 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade members of the Leadership Club began providing specific acts of leadership for the school. We have students helping to greet our car riders in the morning, students helping to set up the gym and art rooms in the morning, students helping with the morning announcements, and students helping to pass out the afternoon communication folders to teachers. We are thankful for the service the students are providing to our school and look forward to finding ways to grow these opportunities in the future.
Student Achievements Celebrated
February marked several opportunities for students to demonstrate their abilities/achievements. Congratulations to the following students:
All-State Chorus Festival Participants:
Violet, Robert, Kaylijah, Sopher
Minds In Motion Team XL Participants:
Violet, Lada, Nathan, Amalynne, Greta, Dylan, Kaylijah
Spelling Bee participants: (*runner up ** winner)
Jay, Lea, Myleisha, Maggie, Asher, Noah
**Delia, Emma, *Greta, Henry, Max, Sylvie
Congratulations to Nurse Green!
Nurse Green is embarking on a new chapter in her career and has accepted a position with Hospice that will offer her greater flexibility and new opportunities to grow professionally. We wish her well as she takes on this new endeavor and will miss her in the Venable office. Nurse Green's last day with us with be February 27. We will begin the process of looking for a new nurse very soon and will work to make sure there is continuity of care for students until a permanent replacement is found.
PreK Visit Carver Center for a Lesson by AlexZan
Think before you Act is one of AlexZan's key messages that he has brought to Venable students in the past and that he shared with our preK students on Monday, Feb. 16 at Carver Recreation Center. See the feature on NBC 29.
Soul Fest on Feb. 27
Soul Fest has become one of the favorite Venable activities of the year. Join us as we hear selections from our 3rd grade chorus students, learn about famous African Americans from our first graders, and enjoy performances from 2nd grade and several UVA performance groups. We will also have a pot-luck dinner in the cafeteria. The school will be providing fried chicken and lemonade. We look forward to the yummy sides and desserts that families bring to share! Pot-luck begins at 5:30pm.