Save the Dates
May 13-14. 3rd grade Math SOL
May 15. Student of the Week Assembly (grades 3-4)
May 20-21. 4th grade Math SOL
May 21. PreK Pot Luck Picnic, 5:30pm
May 27. 3rd Grade to Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, 9:45am-1:45pm
May 28. 4th Grade Minds in Motion Performance, MLK-PAC, 7pm
May 29. Minds in Motion Performance, MLK-PAC (3rd grade attends), 10am
June 1. 1st grade to El Puerto, 11:45am
Students Support Nepal Relief
In just 5 days, Venable students brought in over $1100 in coins to help support relief efforts in Nepal! Our coin drive was jump-started by some enterprising All-Stars who held a lemonade stand and donated all the proceeds to our coin drive. Thank you to all students for participating in our efforts and to our second graders for counting all our coins and keeping our running total. Funds will be donated to the Red Cross Nepal Relief efforts.
Venable Library News
There's been a lot going on inside and outside the library with Ms. Schrank and our super readers. Check out the latest library news.
New Lighting in Auditorium!
Just in time for our spring concert, we have had new lights installed in the auditorium. Thank you to division administration for coordinating the installation so that we can better see our students performing on stage in the evenings!
Schoolyard Gardens News
Venable has been featured in the recent City Schoolyard Gardens blog. Check out all that's happening in our garden this spring! Thank you to our garden coordinator, Jennifer Esser, for all her efforts getting our students learning in the garden and tasting fresh harvests each month (last month was asparagus).
Congratulations to our 4th Grade Chorus on a job well done singing the National Anthem at the UVA-Richmond baseball game on Tuesday, May 12.
Unfinished Jigsaw is Finished!
Congratulations to the following Venable All-Stars whose work is featured in the new Unfinished Jigsaw, the CCS publication of student writing and artwork:
Looking Ahead to 2015-2016
It's hard to believe, but after SOL testing this month, we will be working on the transition to next school year. We use a thoughtful, deliberate process to place students into classes each year. This process includes input from specialists as well as homeroom teachers about academic and social needs of the students. It is a big puzzle and parents are a part of the puzzle. In order to help us make the best placement decisions for your child, please put in writing to Mrs. Kershner your answers to the following questions about each of your children (each child on a separate sheet of paper or separate email, please):
You may choose to send your responses through email or on paper through June 5.