4th Annual “Walk a Mile for Martin” Event – Jan. 15

"Walk a Mile for Martin" EventMonday, January 15, 2018 | 12 to 5 p.m. | Woodbrook Elementary School

Please plan to attend! This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all ACPS employees are invited to attend Woodbrook Elementary School’s 4th annual Walk a Mile for Martin event. Each year on MLK Day, the Woodbrook community gets together to walk at least one mile for a myriad of causes. Continue reading

Free Electronic Field Trip: African American Experiences in WWII – Feb. 22

The National WWII MuseumCelebrate Digital Learning Day and Black History Month with a dynamic and interactive webcast! On February 22, at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m., the National WWII Museum presents Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II. In this interactive cross-country journey, students in grades 6-12 learn how the pursuit for both victory and equality shaped the story of World War II and transformed the U.S. for decades to come.

Classroom participation is free, but advance registration is required. Sign up today »

Special Screening of “Beyond Measure” on Jan. 11

Beyond MeasureThursday, January 11, 2018 | 6:30 to 9 p.m. | Grisham Hall

St. Anne’s-Belfield School invites you to attend a special screening of Beyond Measure, a documentary challenging the assumptions of the current education story and test-driven curriculum, and panel discussion. This FREE event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, at Grisham Hall, located at 2132 Ivy Road on St. Anne’s Greenway Rise Campus. Please RSVP »

Attendees are also encouraged to read the New York Times best-selling book. Contact Nina Bowen with questions.

Teachers: Get Free Admission to the “Terracotta Army” Exhibition

Terracotta ArmyGovernor McAuliffe has announced that K-12 teachers in Virginia can receive free admission to the Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond. Terracotta Army showcases 130 works of art, drawn from the collections of 14 art museums and archaeological institutes across Shaanxi Province in China. Read the VMFA’s press release »

To claim a free ticket, teachers must present their identification card at VMFA’s Visitor Services desk. The exhibition opened November 18, 2017, and will run through March 11, 2018. Continue reading

Share the Warmth: County Coat Drive Opens Nov. 27

County Coat DriveThe 2017-18 Albemarle County Coat Drive will launch on Monday, November 27! Due to your generosity, the county’s last three coat drives were very successful, with almost 1,900 coats donated to our friends and neighbors in need. The most recent 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 March 3, 2018.

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: abplanalp@albemarle.org or 434-872-4501, ext. (7)3244. The school collecting the most coats will receive special recognition from the County!

Place Your Order for CATEC’s 16th Annual Thanksgiving Fundraiser by Noon on Nov. 16

Thanksgiving DinnerCATEC’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 »

Great American Smokeout – November 16, 2017

Albemarle BeWellNovember 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

Virginia Film Festival Features “My Kid Is Not Crazy” on Sunday, Nov. 12

VA Film FestivalNovember 12, 2017 | 11 a.m. | St. Anne’s-Belfield School

This Sunday, November 12, the Virginia Film Festival will feature My Kid Is Not Crazy, a documentary that tracks the journey of six children and their families as they become tangled in the nightmare of a disabling and misunderstood illness: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). Learn more about the film »

Watch the trailer and get tickets ($10) »

“Live and Learn” Information and Resource Fair – Nov. 11

PREPSaturday, November 11, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | PVCC Main Building

You’re invited! The Piedmont Regional Education Program/Parent Resource Center (PREP/PRC) will host its annual “Live and Learn” Information and Resource Fair on Saturday, Nov. 11. This FREE event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Piedmont Virginia Community College, located at 501 College Drive in Charlottesville.

Information sessions include: Continue reading