Come one, come all—rain or shine! CATEC invites community members to attend their Back-to-School Community Bash on Saturday, September 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also, there is still space available for additional sponsors, vendors, and community organizations: Call 434-973-4461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Come one, come all! CATEC’s Culinary Arts students invite you and your family to enjoy a spaghetti dinner on Thursday, September 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Dine in or order your meal to go! Please RSVP by calling 434-973-4461. Open the event flyer »
International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began on September 15, 2009, when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book, The Dot, a story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities. Each year on International Dot Day (on or around September 15), the inspiration continues as people of all ages rediscover the power and potential of creativity in all they do.
#GlobalMakerDay is an opportunity to Learn, Share and Play. Educators: Connect virtually and watch makers discuss various projects, learning spaces, creations, coding, 3D designs, art lessons, and more in a live Google Hangout (in YouTube Live). Each half hour will yield another session with a connected challenge. Your class will have the opportunity to solve problems, be creative, and PLAY. Learn more »
Thursday, August 31, is Educator Appreciation Day at Belk! For one day only, Belk at Fashion Square Mall in Charlottesville is offering storewide savings to Albemarle County teachers, administrators, and school employees who present a valid school ID. Get your coupon »
Global Read Aloud 2017 kicks off October 2, 2017! Since its launch in 2010, more than 2,000,000 kids from more than 60 countries have participated in this free event!
What is the Global Read Aloud (GRA)? The premise is simple: Educators choose one of the selected books to read aloud to their students between October 2 and November 10, and during that time, they connect with one or more classrooms around the globe. Continue reading
The Paramount Theater invites you to attend their annual Teacher Reception on August 16, from 4:30 to 6:30 in the evening. Mingle with fellow educators, preview the 2017-18 arts education season, and learn about using The Paramount as a classroom resource. All ACPS employees welcome! Please RSVP. Open the invitation as a PDF »
Great news for back-to-school shoppers: Virginia’s sales tax holiday returns August 4-6! School supplies that cost $20 or less per item are eligible for the exemption, as are clothing and footwear that cost less than $100 per item. View a detailed list of items that qualify for the exemption (see Appendix B, pp. 18-22) »
The Office of Community Engagement and its Diversity Resource Teachers are excited to announce the 2nd annual Culturally Responsive Teaching Conference on June 3. We are reshaping our attack on the Achievement Gap with our homegrown Culturally Responsive Teaching Certification Model. Register for this free event by May 31 »