Support Our Fundraiser This Friday: Wear Jeans & Donate $1

Matt wearing jeans at work

Don’t forget: This Friday, April 19, is our division-wide fundraiser for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. All employees are invited to wear jeans for a cause and donate $1.00 to support the Food Bank.

Every dollar collected will go straight to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, which benefits our whole community, including many of our students and families in need. One dollar pays for four meals, so $10 pays for 40 meals, and $100 pays for 400 meals! Just think, if every single one of us wore jeans this Friday and chipped in a dollar, together we could provide enough funding to the Food Bank to pay for 10,000 meals for people in need in our community! Continue reading

Save the Date: 2019 Equity Conference – June 1

2019 Equity Conference

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 9 to 2 p.m. | Jouett Middle School

The Office of Community Engagement takes great pleasure in inviting you to the 2019 Equity Conference. The conference will be on June 1 at Jouett Middle School from 9 to 2 p.m. This is our most exciting event of the year, as we honor and highlight the work of educators in our division who investigate what it means to embrace diverse student experiences, tailor instruction to reflect cultural landscapes, incorporate families and communities, and evolve as a culturally responsive educational community.

We Notice: Nominate a Colleague by April 10

We Notice

The ACPS County Student Advisory Council has launched their annual We Notice program! This is an opportunity for students, parents, employees, and community members to recognize a teacher or staff member whose work should be celebrated. Recognition can be given to any staff member who works in our schools, such as teachers, office staff, building service team members, teaching assistants, cafeteria workers, school nurses, and bus drivers. Nominate a colleague today!

UPDATE: The nomination deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 10. A reception will be held on Thursday, April 25.

The Charlottesville Waldorf School Presents “Social Inclusion & the New Rites of Passage” on Mar. 7

Kim John Payne

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center

Tomorrow evening, March 7, Kim John Payne, M.Ed., presents Social Inclusion & the New Rites of Passage, a talk on the timely and challenging topics of social inclusion and bullying, at Charlottesville High School’s Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center. Continue reading

Life After High School Transition & Resource Fair – March 16

LAHS Transition Fair

Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | PVCC Main Building

PREP Parent Resource Center’s annual Life After High School Transition & Resource Fair will be held on Saturday, March 16, at Piedmont Virginia Community College for middle and high school students with disabilities, their families, and educators! Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event! Continue reading

Superintendent Will Host Budget Q&A for Employees on March 7

March 7

Attention all ACPS employees: You’re invited! Superintendent Matthew Haas will host a “Budget Q&A” via video webinar on Thursday, March 7, from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. You can join this live broadcast from your computer, mobile phone, or any device with an internet connection.

Dr. Haas will present a brief presentation on the 2019-20 funding request and then respond to your real-time questions. On March 7, beginning at 4:15 p.m., you may click here to join the meeting.

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First Fridays Will Feature ACPS Student Art on March 1!

CitySpace Logo

Friday, March 1, 2019 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | CitySpace

CitySpace Art Gallery will exhibit artwork from middle school candidates for the prestigious Reflections Summer Regional Governor’s School Program this Friday, March 1! The show will open in conjunction with Charlottesville’s First Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come by for light snacks and fabulous student art! (Parking is free for the first hour at Market Street Garage.) Continue reading