All-Star Announcements

What's Happening at Venable, March 2020

Images from Soul Fest 2020

Student-Led Conferences Coming This Month

For the fifth year in row, we are pleased to host student-led conferences at the end of the month. This is a chance for you to hear your child's perspective about the work and learning that's taken place so far this year. A flyer will be coming home in next week's Thursday folders with a link to an electronic sign-up for a 20-minute time slot for your child's conference. Prek-1st grade conferences will be on Wednesday, March 25 from 3:30pm-6:00pm. 2nd-4th grade conferences will be on Thursday, March 26 during the same time frame. Following your child's conference, you are invited to a milk and cookies celebration in the library.


Student-Led conferences have a different purpose and structure from parent-teacher conferences. Please see the graphic below as well as the flyer in today's Thursday folder comparing the two types of conferences.

Summer Camp Options At Venable

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation will be operating Camp Shenandoah for rising grades 1-4 at Venable this summer. Students may sign up for full-day camp and/or wrap-around camp for students participating in summer school. Summer school invitations will be finalized in April. In order to reserve a spot for your child in camp, it is advised that you go ahead and register for the full day of camp. Financial assistance is available for camps and applications are available at any Parks & Recreation center in the city.


Rising 5th graders should register for Camp Blue Ridge at Carver Recreation Center.


Please see the flyer below for more information and use this link to register your child. Registration is now open!

Staff Showing Kindness Spirit

A Kids' Guide to Coronavirus

Looking for a way to explain to your child accurate information about Coronavirus and what we can do to protect ourselves? NPR published this comic strip that gets the basics across in a kid-friendly, accessible way.


In addition, the division has created a web page to keep parents informed about our planning and procedures.

What's Happening in March

March 2-3
  • Teacher Workdays
March 7
  • Leadership Club field trip to McGuffey
March 12
  • Prospective Parent Tour, 9:15-10:15am
  • Leadership Club to see the Harlem Globetrotters at JPJ
March 13
  • Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary visits 2nd grade
March 16
  • Tornado Drill, 8:30am
  • Art Connections field trips for grades 1-4

March 18-19

  • 3rd Grade Reading SOL test simulation
March 19
  • preK, K VA Festival of the Book author visit, 8:25-9:10am
  • 3rd Grade to St. Anne's for VA Festival of the Book, Vashti Harrison, 9:45am
March 20
  • 1st, 4th Grade Festival of the Book author visit, 11:30am
March 23-24
  • 4th Grade Reading SOL test simulation
March 25
  • No EBL due to Student-Led Conferences
  • PreK-1st Grade Student-Led Conferences
March 26
  • 2nd-4th Grade Student-Led Conferences
March 27
  • School-Wide Morning Meeting, 8:05am

March 30-31

  • 4th Grade Math SOL test simulation
March 31
  • Walker Rising 5th Grade Band Instrument Selection Night, 5-7pm

April 1-2

  • 3rd Grade Math SOL test simulation
April 1
  • 4th Grade All-City Chorus, 9:15am-12pm
  • All-City Chorus Festival, MLK-PAC, 7pm
  • Last day of EBL for the school year
April 2
  • Walker Rising 5th Grade Band Instrument Selection Night, 5-7pm
April 3
  • Early Dismissal, 12pm