Spanish Immersion Experience in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala – Info Sessions on Nov. 21 & 29

Guatemala TripInterested in improving your Spanish-speaking skills? ACPS teachers and administrators are invited to partake in an authentic language and cultural experience, June 18 – July 9, 2017.*

Groups of teachers and students from Albemarle County Public Schools have been attending this program for over 12 years! Check out this video »
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Free Ornamental Gardening Workshop – Register by Oct. 8

Piedmont Master GardenersFall is a great time to work on enhancing your garden for next spring! The Garden Basics – Fall Ornamental Gardening workshop offers guidance on how to make the most of the fall season and plan for your spring garden. The Piedmont Master Gardeners, in partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program, is offering this FREE workshop on October 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. Please register by October 8. Get more information »

Interested in Playing in a Concert Band?

Concert BandIf you enjoy making music with others, consider joining the Concert Band for Albemarle County Public Schools and Local Government employees! All ability levels are welcome, with or without performance experience. Join us on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 at Burley Middle School.

Interested? Want more information? Please contact Jean Flaherty at

Fitbit Program: Limited Time Offer!

FitbitAlbemarle County has teamed up with Anthem (our new insurance provider) to offer a new wellness tool! Now through September 15, benefits-eligible employees may purchase one of six Fitbit devices at a substantially reduced price. Orders must be placed by September 15, so reserve your Fitbit today!

Find out more about this great opportunity, including features of the various Fitbit models, payment via payroll deduction, and program FAQs, on the BeWell Albemarle website.

Foster Parent Training Series: September 10 & 24, October 8

Fall 2016 Foster Parent Training SessionsInterested in becoming a foster parent and/or adoptive parent? DePaul Community Resources’ next training series, including six sessions over the course of three Saturdays, starts September 10Get the details »

On the fence? Consider attending the informational meeting on August 29, 6 to 7 p.m. Many of your questions will be answered, and you’ll hear about real experiences from a current foster parent.

For more information or to register, please call Kareena DaRosa, Foster Care Specialist, at (434) 977-9847.

Women’s Four Miler Training Program: Registration Now Open

W4MTP 2015Women of all ages are invited to participate in the 23rd Annual Charlottesville Track Club Women’s Four Miler Training Program. Join us for 11 consecutive Saturdays of group training and talks by experts on a variety of women’s health topics. You may attend any or all sessions. Walkers and runners of any level are welcome, no experience necessary! Get registered »

When? Saturdays: June 18 – August 27, 2016 | 7 a.m. | UVA Track, Lannigan Field

Spring 2016 Learning Catalog Available Online

Learn Practice ImproveThe Spring 2016 Learning Catalog is now available online! Check out this spring’s schedule of classes, including topics like giving and getting feedback, managing competing demands, facilitation skills, flexible spaces, Microsoft Office skills, and so much more! Classes fill up quickly, and many of them are never advertised via email, so don’t delay—register today!

Have a question about a class or an idea for a future class topic? Contact Elizabeth-Latta Brother, Learning & Development Coordinator, at or 434-296-5827 ext. 3447. Continue reading

Free Emergency Preparedness Training – September 10

Emergency PreparednessThe Charlottesville-UVA/Albemarle County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) invites you to attend a FREE emergency preparedness training on September 10, 6 to 9 p.m. This Level 1 training will focus on developing the foundational skills necessary for emergency response and will address regional hazards, personal preparedness, and elements of fire safety and medical operations. Email or call (434) 971-1263 to register.

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Register Now for Fall 2015 Learning Catalog Classes!

Adult LearningThe Fall 2015 Learning Catalog is now available online! Check out this fall’s schedule of classes, including leading change, time management, emergency preparedness, stress management, program evaluation, document design, and so much more! Classes fill up quickly, so don’t delay—register today!

Have a question about a class or an idea for a future class topic? Contact Elizabeth-Latta Brother, Learning & Development Coordinator, at or 434-296-5827 ext. 3447.