Employee Fundraiser: You Can Now Donate Through May 19!

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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

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry logo

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 Reminder

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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:

  1. 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

Final Chance to Register for a Culturally Responsive Teaching Spring Book Study!

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, by ZarettaHammond

Do you plan to pursue certification or a micro-credential in Culturally Responsive Teaching next year? The Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain book study is a prerequisite for submitting your intent to pursue. This book study (revised in 2022) prepares candidates through professional learning aligned with the division’s Culturally Responsive Teaching Framework and opportunities for reflection and personal growth. Continue reading

Join the #OurHearts Movement!

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February is American Heart Month! To help promote heart health and spread awareness during the month of February, 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!

To enter, simply post a picture of you or your family doing heart-healthy activities on social media: Use #OurHearts and #EngageACPS in your posts, and tag @TheHeartTruth_NHLBI on Instagram; @TheHeartTruth and @EngageACPS on Twitter; and @HeartTruth on Facebook. If you don’t use social media, you can submit a photo via email to BeWell@k12albemarle.org. We will select the winner by random draw on March 1, 2023! Continue reading

Celebrate Black History Month With Us!

February is Black History Month

Black History began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Carter G. Woodson, the founder of this historical month, was one of the first scholars to study the history of people of African descent in the United States. President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

As we serve ACPS students throughout the month of February and beyond, let us celebrate Black History and the contributions of countless individuals who have contributed to our shared American history. Continue reading