Bingo Night is coming soon! Be on the lookout for pre-paid pizza orders and for opportunities to sign up to be famous for your calling, prize-giving, baking, or organizing skills.
Elementary tailgate at CHS football game
Parent-teacher conference day. No school for students.
Election Day. Teacher Workday. No school for students. School office closed.
Picture Make-Up Day
International Education Week
Venable Thanksgiving Luncheon
1st and 2nd Grades to Paramount, 11:45am
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
School-wide Morning Meeting, 8:05am
PTO-IRC presentation, 5:00pm
Bingo Night, 5:30pm
Thanksgiving Break. School is closed.
Make sure your child has some library books to read!
Harvest of the Month snack
School-wide Morning Meeting, 8am
First tour for prospective parents, 9:15am
Winter Concert (grades 3-4 chorus)
Book Fair Week
K to Paramount
Want More Dates?
Access the Venable Parent Calendar at the Charlottesvilleschools.org website with the most up-to-date information about what's going on.
Thank you to the Junior League of Charlottesville and the Student Virginia Education Association for providing volunteer support during Trick or Read or Math. Thanks also to PTO for providing the meal and the door prizes. It was a well-attended, very fun night and we couldn't have done it without our community partners.
BUS STOP TIME CHANGES have been made to the
Venable Turquoise Route and will begin Friday 11/4/16.
These changes have been made in an effort to help the route run more smoothly and on time. Additional changes may be necessary and you will be notified if this occurs. Reminder – please have students waiting at the stop five minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time listed below. Thank you.
7:11 am STOP RUGBY AV @ KENSINGTON AV
7:12 am STOP RUGBY AV @ GREENWAY RD
7:13 am STOP SHERWOOD RD@RUGBY AVE
7:14 am STOP OXFORD RD @ HARROW RD
7:15 am STOP OXFORD RD @ OXFORD PL
7:16 am STOP OXFORD RD @ WELLFORD ST
7:17 am STOP WELLFORD ST @ BRUCE AVE
7:18 am STOP WELLFORD ST @ GREENLEAF LN
7:19 am STOP OAKLEAF LN @ ROSE HILL DR
7:19 am STOP ROSE HILL DR @ DEL MAR DR
7:20 am STOP ROSE HILL DR @ GREENLEAF LN
7:21 am STOP ROSE HILL DR @ RUTLEDGE AVE
7:23 am STOP WESTWOOD RD @ ROSE HILL DR
7:25 am STOP WESTWOOD RD @ GREENWAY RD
7:26 am STOP GREENWAY RD @ AMHERST ST
7:27 am STOP AMHERST ST @ AUGUSTA ST
7:28 am STOP MADISON AVE @ KELSEY CT
7:30 am STOP 1621/1623 MADISON AV
7:32 am STOP ROSE HILL DR @ CHARLTON AVE
7:37 am DEST VENABLE REAR DRIVE
Parent-Teacher Conferences & Report Cards
Every fall we aim to have a conference with 100% of our students' parents. This is a chance to get some of the questions answered that you may have had lingering after Back to School Night, particularly with regard to what your child is learning and how he or she is progressing. Teachers also want to hear from you, the expert on your child, so that we can partner together for the best possible year of learning and fun. Report cards will be sent home on November 10 in the Thursday folder, after conferences are held. If your conference takes place after Nov. 10, you will receive your child's report card at the conference.
New exterior Door Signage
You may have noticed new signs with a letter and number near our main exterior doors. This is an enhancement to our emergency response protocols and the signage scheme has been vetted with emergency services departments. They are being installed on all CCS school buildings.
Read for the Record
Last Thursday, October 27, 308 Venable students participated in Read for the Record, a national campaign started over a decade ago by Jumpstart, to bring attention to the importance of early childhood literacy. This year's campaign book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach, is now a part of every teacher's classroom library, thanks to a generous donation. This year was a particularly exciting year, as the author got her start as a writer in Brenda Payne's kindergarten classroom!
2nd Grade Makers
This month our second graders got to spend some time tinkering in our new maker space (a.k.a. the art room when it's not being used as an art room). Students were shown different projects they can make with dried gourds and that can be used to benefit the school in some way. They will select a design and make it their own. Half of the second graders in each classroom are completing their projects first; then the other half will do the same project. Thank you to Ms. Schrank and Ms. Combs for making Maker come alive in 2nd grade!
3rd Grade Sleuths
Each week Ms. Cartwright visits each third grade class for problem solving and creative thinking activities in math. This month students were asked to find clues and solve problems around the room in order to break open a series of locks on our school's Breakout Box. The students had to work together and use powers of perception as well as computation to determine the combinations on four different locks and discover the mystery inside the box. It was great fun! For more information, see breakoutedu.com.
4th Grade Boat Builders
Our 4th graders worked in the iSTEM lab to make boats that had to be sea-worthy. Using self-selected materials, each team of 4th graders made a boat that had to float for a period of time and harness a force (current, wind) to move on the water. We tested the boats on the Rivanna River at Darden Towe last week, and they all passed the test! We also participated in some activities designed to illuminate concepts of force and motion. Thank you to Venable parent Eric Bricker for organizing our trip and fun activities such as tug-of-war, gravity drops, and rock pulling contests. See photos in the slideshow to the left.
Trick or Read or Math Estimation Winners
Kindergarten (18 estimates)
Congratulations to the following students who are our lap winners for this year's Walk-A-Thon. Unfortunately, we did not have enough students return pledge forms for either incentive. Perhaps Ms. Kershner will be duct taped next year!