2017-2018 Golden Apple Nominations

Is there an outstanding teacher you would like to recognize and nominate for this award? Submission deadline is February 1. One winner will be selected from each school, and is eligible to receive a $1,000 Golden Apple Grant. Grants awarded to eight candidates: 3 elementary, 2 middle, and 2 high school candidates, and 1 from the schools that are members of the VAIS. The grant award is used for classroom materials or to support the recipient’s continued professional development. Golden Apple Award recipients will be announced in May. View this link for more info!

Children's Choir Benefit Holiday Concert

Submitted by Brian Dean Sousa, B.M., M.M., Founder and Artistic Director

The Children's Choir of Central Virginia will be holding a benefit concert for the UVA Children's Hospital on Saturday, December 16th at 2pm. The concert will be held at Crozet Methodist Church and all proceeds go directly to this good cause. General admission is $10 and children under the age of 2 are free. To order tickets please click here. Tickets will also be available at the door.  Please join us and help spread the word. Thank you for your time and consideration. We hope to see you there! 

December 2-3 Speaker Series on Kids and Body Image

Submitted by Jennifer Underwood

Dynamic Speaker Dr. John C. Acquaviva, comes to the Church of the Incarnation for two talks the weekend of Dec. 2-3 -- "Raising Kids With a Healthy Body Image" and "Sport & Virtue." Dr. Acquaviva, professor of Sport Sciences at Wingate University in North Carolina, will talk to parents about his new book, Raising Kids With a Healthy Body Image, at 6:30 p.m. in the Church's Parish Activities Center (the stone chapel in the middle of the parking lot) on Sat., Dec. 2. He will follow this up with a discussion on Sun., Dec. 3, at 6:15 p.m. about "Sport & Virtue." All are welcome! For more information or directions, contact the Church of the Incarnation, 434-973-4381, or www.incarnationparish.org . Please click here for more details and to RSVP.

Toy Lift for the Holidays!

Submitted by Meg Franco

Check out the Amazon wish list below and the items are shipped directly to the Toy Lift, a wonderful local charity for children in our community during the Holidays.  If you use the AMAZON BUTTON on our PTO main page, it is a win-win for MLS and the Toy Lift.  Here is a link to the Toy Lift page: http://toylift.org/wordpress/ . The link to the Amazon Wish List is under the Toy Lift tab. Thank you! 

Girls' Geek Day on November 11th

Submitted by Steve Gissendanner

Broadus Wood will be hosting the next Girls’ Geek Day on Saturday, November 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  This event is free, but registration is required at the following link: https://ggdnov1117.eventbrite.com.  If families have any questions, please visit the website http://www.tech-girls.org/girls-geek-day.html

Mr. G will be doing an origami session at this event!

Children's Choir of Central Virginia Registration

Submitted by Brian Dean Sousa, Founder and Artistic Director

The Children's Choir of Central Virginia is searching for children who love to sing. We serve children in grades 1 - 8, ages 6 - 14 at locations in Crozet and Charlottesville. Early bird registration for the Spring 2018 semester is now open. Pay no registration fee if you enroll and pay the first month's tuition before Saturday, November 18th. To enroll please follow the steps listed on our website by clicking here. Please share this information with anyone you feel might be interested. 

League of Women Voters of Charlottesville Area Events

Submitted by Sarah Kelsey

The League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area is hosting several forums for candidates running for a variety of local offices.  A forum attended by candidates running for the Samuel Miller District seat on the Albemarle County School Board will be held Thursday October 19th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Central Branch of the Jefferson Madison Regional Library.  The Samuel Miller district includes Meriwether Lewis Elementary School. For more information, please visit : http://lwv.avenue.org/upcoming.html.

MLES Early Bird PE Days!

Submitted by Scott Williams, MLES PE Teacher

MLSPE would like to announce our second Early Bird PE Week this year, October 9-13! Come join Mr. Massie, Mr. Williams and Ms. Addo for some early morning physical activity!  The gym doors will open at 7:30 promptly each morning every day this week.  Please do not drop off students before 7:30 as there will not be an adult to supervise or let them in the building! ALSO, PLEASE LET YOUR CHILD OUT OF THE CAR ON THE SIDEWALK!!!!  We want to ensure all students' safety. The students will enter through the gym entrance, place their backpacks in the hallway, and start having fun!

Thank you!

Scott Williams


Submitted by Steve Gissendanner

September 23 - She Started It ESTEAM Summit
October 14 at Crozet
November 11 at Broadus Wood Host: Katie Breaud
December 2 at MWL Host: Steve Gissendanner
January 6 at Greer Host: Ruth Kavanaugh
February 10 at STAB  Host: Kim Wilkens
March 10 at Stone Robinson Host: Karen Heathcock
April - TomTom/Ladies in the Lab We will add more info about these in a flyer or something at our Feb/March GGD
May 5 - at V. L. Murray Host:  Laura Richardson

Registration will begin about a month prior to each event. You will also find general info & registration link to share about Girls’ Geek Day @ tech-girls.org/girls-geek-day<http://tech-girls.org/girls-geek-day>.

Sample Schedule:
9am-9:10 - Register & session sign-up
9:15-10:00 - 1st session
10:05-10:50 - 2nd session
10:55-11:40 - 3rd session
11:45-noon – Closing in gym/cafeteria