Volunteer Opportunity With the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is looking for volunteers! Each month, as part of their Commodity Supplemental Food Program (also called “Senior Food Boxes”), the Food Bank packs almost 3,000 boxes of wholesome food for delivery to low-income seniors who are at risk of and vulnerable to malnutrition.

Due to the large-scale nature of this project, the Food Bank needs 12-15 volunteers per shift, and they encourage groups. Continue reading

2019 MAPP2Health Report

Thomas Jefferson Health District

The MAPP Core Group (Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Thomas Jefferson Health District, UVA Department of Public Health Sciences, and UVA Health) presents the 2019 MAPP2Health Report. The report builds on the work of the 2016 MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) process and focuses on health equity across the district-wide priorities identified in earlier MAPP reports to promote healthy eating and active living, address mental health and substance use, reduce health disparities and improve access to care, and foster a healthy and connected community for all ages.

Past MAPP reports may be viewed on the Virginia Department of Health’s Thomas Jefferson Health District site.

Connecting Communities 5K – Nov. 16

Connecting Communities 5K

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. | Sutherland Middle School

Connect with your community and colleagues at the first ever Connecting Communities 5K on Saturday, November 16, at 8:30 a.m. at Sutherland Middle School. Powered by the Public Education Foundation of Charlottesville-Albemarle, walkers and runners will enjoy a great morning winding through the Forest Lakes neighborhood!

Registration is FREE for all City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County school and government employees. Continue reading

Making Connections Will Be Held Nov. 1; Call for Proposals Open Until Oct. 11

Making Connections 2019

Making Connections: Building Relationships, Relevance & Rigor for ALL

Our annual Making Connections professional learning event will be held Friday, November 1. Given the wide range of innovative practices and effective strategies developed by educators here in Albemarle County, our programming this year will be a combination of workshops facilitated by visiting educators and by ACPS teachers and administrators. Continue reading

Reminder: JMU Master’s of Education in Literacy Education – Interest Meeting Tonight!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 5 p.m. | Stone-Robinson Elementary School Library

ACPS is excited to announce the creation of a cohort program through James Madison University (JMU) for those teachers interested in pursuing a Master’s of Education in Literacy Education. To learn more about the program, please join us in the library at Stone-Robinson Elementary School for a Q&A with JMU faculty on September 25 at 5 p.m. View the Course Schedule »

Interested? Continue reading

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Will Host Multiple Special Waste Collection Days This Fall

Rivanna Authorities

Mark your calendar! Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will host the following special waste collection days this fall at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC), located at 4576 Dick Woods Road in Charlottesville: Residential Household Hazardous Waste Days on September 27 and 28; Bulky Waste Amnesty Days on October 5, 12 and 19; and an Electronic Waste Collection Day on October 26. Continue reading

Tuition Change for Children of Nonresident Albemarle County & ACPS Employees

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You may know that the children of Albemarle County Public Schools and Albemarle County Local Government employees who live outside of the county are eligible to attend Albemarle County public schools on a tuition basis. Did you know, though, that the School Board reduced the annual tuition from half of the local cost to $1,000 per pupil? Policy JEC, School Admission, reflects this change and states that the Superintendent will set the tuition each academic year.

Questions? Please contact Anne Breeden at 434-296-5877.

Student Password Change—Thank You!

Passwords

The Department of Technology appreciates your support and patience yesterday with the required student password change. This change in practice for our students and staff is important and necessary for digital security. Also, practicing and understanding the importance of password security helps build our students’ digital citizenship skills—skills that will serve them for a lifetime.

We also appreciate the feedback we have received and would like to share a few lessons learned: Continue reading

Transportation Will Host 2nd Annual Cancer Walk on Oct. 5

3K Cancer Walk 2019

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Albemarle High School Track

The ACPS Department of Transportation Services will host their 2nd annual 3K Cancer Walk on Saturday, October 5, at the Albemarle High School track. Registration will open at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11. All proceeds will benefit the UVA Cancer Center. Register as a walker ($5) or register as a vendor ($25 or a donation from your booth). Check out the event flyer for details!