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  Events for Educators
 
September 28, Wednesday
HOME EDUCATORS' DAY AT MONTICELLO
Monticello.
Students can explore a variety of Jeffersonian topics at indoor and outdoor hands-on activity stations, take a special guided tour of Monticello, roll hoops and play games on the West Lawn, hike our trails, and more. Monticello.  10am-4pm.  $15 adults, $6 students 5 and up, Free for children 4 and under.  Email: info@monticello.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9880. 
 
October 13, Thursday
19TH ANNUAL EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM
Little Keswick Foundation for Special Education.
Dr. Michael Gurian, a pioneer in bringing neurobiology and brain research into homes, schools and public policy, will be the guest speaker at this year's event. Parents, educators, caregivers and anyone with an interest in education and special education is urged to attend. Piedmont VA Community College, Dickinson Building.  7-9pm.  $Free.  Email: Info@LKFSE.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 989-6866. 
 
  Open Houses
 
October 4, Tuesday
FIELD SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Field School.
Prospective students are welcome at this parent open house. Parents can tour the school, ask questions and look in on a class. 9-11am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 923-3435. 
 
October 10, Monday
OAKLAND SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Oakland School.
The event will begin with the Head of School giving an overview of the program followed by student- and adult-guided tours of the campus and classrooms. Refreshments served. RSVP by email. Oakland School, Keswick.  10am.  Email: abby@oaklandschool.net. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-9059. 
 
October 17, Monday
FREE UNION COUNTRY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Free Union Country School.
9-11am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 978-1700. 
 
October 19, Wednesday
PEABODY SCHOOL FALL OPEN HOUSE
Peabody School.
Prospective parents can observe classes, speak with current students and teachers, and take a guided tour of the school. Peabody School.  9am-2pm.  $Free.  Email: diane.krehmeyer@peabodyschool.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-6901. 
 
October 21, Friday
VILLAGE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Village School.
4:30-6:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-4404. 
 
October 26, Wednesday
TANDEM FRIENDS SCHOOL COME SEE US IN ACTION ADMISSIONS EVENT
Tandem Friends School.
Interested parents can take a tour, visit classes in session and participate in a faculty/student panel discussion to learn more about the school. RSVP to Emily Morrison. Tandem Friends School.  9-10:30am.  $Free.  Contact: Emily Morrison.  Email: emorrison@tandemfs.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 951-9314. 
 
  School Fundraisers & Fairs
 
October 21, Friday
JACKSON-VIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL'S ROCKTOBERFEST
Jackson-Via Elementary PTO.
Jackson­-Via Elementary School's annual Rocktoberfesta fall festival features games, food, a cake walk, face painting, prizes, raffles, and a silent auction. Funds raised from Rocktoberfest have been used to support quality activities for Jackson-Via, such as literacy nights, community performances, multicultural events, as well as teacher appreciation and additional school supplies. Jackson-Via Elementary School.  5pm.  $Free; tickets for food and raffle 4 for $1.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jennifer Senator.  Email: jlsenator@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 718-650-0763. 
 
October 23, Sunday
MOUNTAINTOP MONTESSORI FALL FESTIVAL
Mountaintop Montessori.
Join us for the annual Mountaintop Montessori Fall Festival. Seasonal activities, games and crafts. Enjoy mountain views and healthy grilled items served by the Mountaintop PA. 440 Pinnacle Place, Charlottesville.  1-5pm.  $Free admission, tickets for food and activities available.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Austin Robey.  Email: ARobey@mountaintopmontessori.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-8886. 
 
  School Meetings
 
October 6, Thursday
CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Charlottesville School District.
Come listen to the discussions, debates and decisions of the city school board. Charlottesville High School.  Directions: Booker T. Reaves Media Center.  5pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-2400. 
 
Second Wednesdays
BUFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO MEETING
6pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
monthly, see schedule for details
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Albemarle County School District.
Provides advice concerning unmet needs in the education of children with disabilities and assists in the formulation and development of long-range plans for these children. Any parent may attend committee meetings. Albemarle County Office Building.  Directions: Room 320, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville.  7-9pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: albemarleseac@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 974-6442. 
 
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