Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. As a follow-up to the recent and successful National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event and to aid responsible disposal of unwanted or expired medicines, Sentara Martha Jefferson has placed a drug drop-off box in its outpatient pharmacy, available to the community Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more about safely managing your prescriptions and see a list of drug drop-off box locations »
Results of the October 28 Drug Take Back event held at Martha Jefferson: Continue reading
Nominations are open for the 2017-18 Golden Apple Awards, an annual program designed to honor outstanding teachers in public and private schools in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City. Colleagues, students, and community members may submit nominations through February 1, 2018! Open the nomination form »
After a one-year hiatus, the 4th County Coat Drive will launch on Monday, November 27! Due to your generosity, Coat Drives 1-3 were very successful, with almost 1,900 coats donated to our friends and neighbors in need. The last drive yielded 760 coats, and we’re aiming to exceed that number this year! Collection bins will be placed at multiple locations, and the drive will accept donations through February.
Schools: Your participation is more than welcome! If your school would like to join the effort, please designate a “Coat Captain” to help gather donated coats, and then contact Blake Abplanalp in the Albemarle County Office of Facilities & Environmental Services for collection details: email@example.com or 434-872-4501, ext. (7)3244. The school collecting the most coats will receive special recognition from the County!
Albemarle County Public Schools is beginning to develop the 2018-19 Superintendent’s Funding Request. As we embark on this budget development process, your input is of great importance to us. The 2018-19 Budget Survey is designed to help the school division understand how well we have communicated the annual budget process to our community and to determine the degree to which our community members support various research-based proposals for improving our services. The information that we collect will be analyzed and applied to the budget development process, and we will share the results! Take the survey »
Please complete this survey by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.
ACPS Educators: Each year the Speak Up Survey provides our district with rich data that helps us make important decisions for students. Through this survey, we learn how students use technology, what technologies are important to teachers, how our use of technology aligns with the needs of our families, and more. View a copy of the letter emailed to ACPS parents and educators on Nov. 16 »
In the past, we have received thousands of responses across the district, and this year, we’re aiming for 100% participation. Taking the survey is easy: Continue reading
CATEC’s Culinary students want to take the stress out of your Thanksgiving. Order your favorite Thanksgiving dish and support CATEC’s Culinary Arts program. View the menu »
Hurry, time is running out! All orders must be placed by noon on Thursday, November 16. (That’s tomorrow!) Supplies are limited and no late orders will be accepted. Place your order »
“There is no right way—or place—to write. Similarly, there is no single right way to teach writing; effective writing instruction depends on the unique needs of each learner. In theory, this is a relatively easy idea to get behind. But in a traditional classroom setting, turning this idea into practice can be a challenge.” Keep reading in EdSurge »
What Superintendent Moran has to say: Continue reading
November 16, 2017 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Carver Recreation Center
When trying to quit smoking, support can make all the difference. The Great American Smokeout will be held this Thursday, November 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carver Recreation Center, located at the Jefferson School City Center in Charlottesville.
Drop in for this FREE event! Continue reading
Geography Awareness Week is November 12-18 this year. What a great opportunity to talk with students of all ages about the impact that geography has on their lives, civilization, flora and fauna development—even music! Geography is an interdisciplinary learning path across content areas. Check out these resources »