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  Events for Educators
 
December-February 4, 2019
18TH ANNUAL GOLDEN APPLE AWARD NOMINATIONS
Better Living Building Supply & Better Living Furniture.
Nominate your favorite teacher at a public or private school in Albemarle County or the City of Charlottesville. One winner will be selected from each school. Deadline February 4. Schools in Albemarle County and City of Charlottesville.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5820. 
 
  Open Houses
 
January 21, Monday
OAKLAND SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Oakland School.
Come learn about Oakland's Year-Round School and Summer Camp. There will be a short information session, Q&A time, followed by a tour of the grounds. Oakland School, Troy.  10am.  Email: admissions@oaklandschool.net. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-9059. 
 
January 22, Tuesday
FIELD SCHOOL ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE
Field School.
An open house for parents and prospective students. Tour the school, ask questions and meet faculty, students and parents. 9-11am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4353. 
 
January 22, Tuesday
MOLLY MICHIE PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Molly Michie Preschool.
Come visit Charlottesville's premier cooperative preschool. Meet some current families to learn all that Molly Michie has to offer. Snacks and kid-friendly activities are sure to keep the little ones engaged. 1901 Thomson Road.  9am-11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: mmp.registrar@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-7406. 
 
January 22, Tuesday
TANDEM FRIENDS SCHOOL ADMISSIONS INFO SESSION
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 Mary Lyman Bias. Tandem Friends School.  Directions: Main Building- Blue Room.  9-10:30am.  $Free.  Contact: Mary Lyman Bias.  Email: mlymanbias@tandemfs.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-1303. 
 
January 22, Tuesday
UNITED CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE
United Christian Academy.
Tour UCA and learn about all that the academy offers from preschool to the 12th grade. United Christian Academy.  Directions: Stanardsville.  9:30-11:30am & 4:30-6:30pm.  $0.  Contact: UCA.  Email: principal@ucacrusaders.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-985-2947. 
 
January 24, Thursday
COVENANT SCHOOL COFFEE WITH HEAD OF LOWER SCHOOL
The Covenant School.
Prospective students' parents are invited to have coffee with the Head of Lower School and tour campus. The Covenant School, Birdwood Campus.  Directions: 1000 Birdwood Rd, Charlottesville, VA .  8:30-9:50am.  Email: admissions@covenantschool.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-220-7330. 
 
January 25, Friday
COVENANT SCHOOL COFFEE WITH HEAD OF UPPER SCHOOL
The Covenant School.
Prospective parents have coffee and hear a presentation from the Head of Upper School. Covenant School, Hickory Campus.  Directions: 175 Hickory St, Charlottesville, VA.  8:30-9:50am.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-220-7330. 
 
January 25, Friday
MOUNTAINTOP MONTESSORI OPEN HOUSE
Mountaintop Montessori.
Come see what the school is all about at this open house event. Mountaintop Montessori.  9-11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@mountaintopmontessori.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-8886. 
 
February 4, Monday
FREE UNION COUNTRY SCHOOL ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE
Free Union Country School.
Talk with teachers and current students about the curriculum of this independent elementary school serving preschool through fifth grade. If this day is not convenient, feel free to suggest another. All ages welcome. Free Union Country School.  Directions: 4220 Free Union Road, Free Union.  9-11am.  Email: mariclaire@freeunioncountryschool.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-978-1700. 
 
February 5, Tuesday
CATEC OPEN HOUSE
Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center.
If you have ever been curious about CATEC or thought of taking a class here, this is your chance to learn more. Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center.  Directions: 1000 East Rio Rd.  5-7pm.  Contact: Craig Smith.  Email: csmith@k12albemarle.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-4461. 
 
February 12, Tuesday
NORTH BRANCH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
North Branch School.
Come to an open house for this activities-based learning school for preschool through Grade 8 with small class sizes and outdoor time every day. Inclement weather day is February 15. North Branch School, Afton.  9:30-11:30am & 5:30-7:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8450. 
 
February 12, Tuesday
PEABODY SCHOOL WINTER 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-1pm.  $Free.  Email: diane.krehmeyer@peabodyschool.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-6901. 
 
February 18, Monday
RENAISSANCE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Renaissance School.
Renaissance School, a college preparatory high school for high-ability students in the arts, sciences, and humanities, invites parents and interested students to tour the school, speak with current students and faculty, as well as attend classes. Renaissance School.  Directions: 418 East Jefferson Street.  9am-4pm.  Contact: Richelle Claiborne.  Email: rclaiborne@renaissanceschool.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-1952. 
 
  School Fundraisers & Fairs
 
January 26, Saturday
THE DEANES BLUEGRASS GOSPEL CONCERT WITH WAYNE GENTRY & STEVE MINTER
United Christian Academy.
Enjoy a night of Bluegrass and Gospel music. Concession available, and all proceeds will benefit UCA Class of 2020 and go towards their Senior Missions Trip. Donations accepted. United Christian Academy Gymnasium.  6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Lisa Deane.  Email: Lisadeane13@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-985-1277. 
 
  School Meetings
 
Second Wednesdays
BUFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO MEETING
6pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
First Thursdays
CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS
Charlottesville School District.
Stay informed and hear about Charlottesville City Schools. Feel free to attend and speak at these events. A public comment period takes place at the beginning and end of each meeting. Charlottesville High School Media Center.  5pm.  Email: schoolboard@charlottesvilleschools.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-245-2400. 
 
November 6, Tuesday
PARENT BOOK CLUB
Redhill Elementary Parent-Teacher Association.
Red Hill Elementary School's first Parent Book Club meeting is on the horizon. Nancy McCullen and the PTO will host an open discussion about the first two chapters of Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children. The library will offer a limited amount of book copies. Redhill Elementary Library, North Garden.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-5332. 
 
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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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