As of yesterday afternoon, ACPS employees have donated $1,200 in support of Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, a local nonprofit that exists to provide food assistance to families and individuals in need in Charlottesville and surrounding communities. We will continue collecting donations through tomorrow, Friday, May 19. We hope you will show your ACPS spirit and donate $1 or more to our 2023 fundraiser! Continue reading
Category Archives: Community Engagement
Join Us: Friday Is ACPS Spirit & Jeans Day!
This Friday, May 12, you’re invited to show your ACPS spirit by wearing jeans to work and donating $1 or more to our 2023 employee fundraiser!
All monies raised through Friday, May 19, will benefit Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, a local nonprofit that exists to provide food assistance to families and individuals in need in Charlottesville and surrounding communities. Watch our video to learn more about our 2023 beneficiary: Continue reading
Spotlight on Equity Education, Issue 7
Welcome to the seventh issue of Spotlight on Equity Education! In this article, we’re highlighting Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and our ACPS Diversity Resource Teachers at Lakeside Middle School. We’ll also talk about next steps and considerations for teachers pursuing a micro-credential or certification in Culturally Responsive Teaching. Continue reading
Employee Fundraiser: You Can Now Donate Through May 19!
ACPS has extended the donation deadline for our 2023 Employee Fundraiser to Friday, May 19! As was shared in the April 28 Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in and a May 5 Compass post, the beneficiary of this year’s employee fundraiser is Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry.
Check out this video on the many ways that Loaves & Fishes serves our Albemarle community:
How to Donate
You can donate using a debit or credit card, or with PayPal, by clicking on the link below: (After you enter your gift amount, please also provide the name of your school or department.)
2023 ACPS Employee Fundraiser: Loaves & Fishes Selected as Beneficiary; Donate by May 12
In case you missed it in last week’s Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in, the beneficiary of the 2023 ACPS Employee Fundraiser is Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry! Our fundraiser is open now and will run through Friday, May 12. We invite you to show your ACPS spirit and donate $1 or more to our fundraiser! Continue reading
Please Join Us: Middle School Master Plan Community Information Session on April 26
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 | 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Zoom
ACPS is excited to announce that we have partnered with VMDO Architects, a local architectural firm specializing in K-12 education, to conduct a new Middle School Master Plan. This project includes a comprehensive study of our middle schools with the goal of developing a master plan to address, improve and resolve our capacity challenges and our renovation needs. Throughout the project, which is now underway and will continue through the end of the calendar year, there will be multiple opportunities for staff to engage with and inform our work.
Your first opportunity is coming up on Wednesday, April 26, when the Office of Community Engagement will host a virtual Middle School Master Plan Community Information Session. We hope you can join us from 6 to 7:30 p.m.: Continue reading
2023 ACPS Employee Fundraiser: Vote by April 20!
We have had incredible participation so far in our 2023 ACPS Employee Fundraiser! Thank you for all of your nominations! Please take a moment to review the list of nominated organizations and complete our Fundraiser Voting Form by 5 p.m. this Thursday, April 20. Continue reading
2023 ACPS Employee Fundraiser Reminder
Attention all ACPS employees! As we begin the fourth quarter of the 2022-23 school year, it is essential that we reflect on the four core values of ACPS: equity, excellence, family and community, and wellness. Affirming and empowering our community is one of the goals we have as a school division, and we are proud to work alongside many of the community organizations that serve our students, families and staff here in Albemarle County. With that in mind, we are bringing back our ACPS Employee Fundraiser this spring! This fundraiser seeks to raise funds from our employees to support a local nonprofit that is important to our ACPS family and aligns with our core values. This year, we hope to include some of our student-run projects as well, like empowerHER and Cville Sock Love.
How It Works
This fundraiser is simple:
- By by 1 p.m. on Friday, April 14, employees can use our ACPS Employee Fundraiser 2023 Nomination Form to suggest a local nonprofit organization that aligns with our four core values. Continue reading
Spotlight on Equity Education, Issue 6
Welcome to the sixth issue of Spotlight on Equity Education! In this article, we’re highlighting Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and ACPS diversity resource teachers in special education. We’ll also talk about next steps and considerations for teachers pursuing a micro-credential or certification in Culturally Responsive Teaching. Continue reading
Reminder: Join the #OurHearts Movement & Win a New Pair of Shoes!
Need a new pair of athletic shoes? February is American Heart Month, and to help promote heart health and spread awareness, the offices of Safety & Wellness and Community Engagement have teamed up with Ragged Mountain Running Shop to give away a pair of shoes (up to $150) to a lucky ACPS employee! Continue reading