We The People

Henley Middle School’s We The People team recently placed first at the state competition and is planning their trip to nationals. We The People is a Civics competition where students present speeches responding to a Constitutional question and then must answer follow up questions from a panel of expert judges. The team is having a fundraiser on March 12th at Chipotle on Pantops from 5pm to 9pm. Mention the Henley fundraiser when you order and the team will receive a portion of the proceeds. On April 15th, the team will take over Crozet Creamery from 6pm to 8pm when they will be scooping delicious ice cream. A portion of the proceeds and 100% of the tips will support the students on the team. Direct donations are also accepted via checks made out to Henley Middle School - with We The People in the memo line.

Book Baskets

Here's an opportunity to recycle books your family has outgrown! Book Baskets will recycle your new or lightly used children’s books by giving them to children in our community who have few of their own. Please bring books you no longer need to the basket at your school, at any time all year. We appreciate your help. Thank you!

Book Baskets is a 501 c-3 non-profit. For more information , e-mail bookbaskets1995@gmail.com, or go online to Bookbaskets.org.

Kids Night Out is Back at Meriwether!!!

Camp 4 Real is excited to announce its first Camp4Real Kids Night Out at Meriwether Lewis on Friday, March 1st from 6:15 to 9:00! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we are bringing back Mr. Massie for the event! The Massie/Williams team is getting back together for a Real Fun evening of C4R favorites and we will even refuel our kids with some Real Food! Kids from any school can attend what is sure to be a Real Active and Real Awesome night! Click here to register and join the fun!

Camp Sign Up Time

Camp Carysbrook  is an Overnight Camp for girls located in Southwest Virginia near Roanoke.   

"Camp Carysbrook encourages campers to believe and trust in themselves and discover their unique abilities."

Travis Schnell will be hosting a Come and Learn event on February 2 from 2-4pm!

This is an opportunity to meet with the Director Erika Schlichter and also meet some campers! 

Come learn more about this awesome summer opportunity for your daughter!

There 1 week to 7 week options!   www.campcarysbrook.com  

RSVP to tlanetrue@me.com

Save the Date - For the Annual Camp Expo

On Sunday, February 10, CharlottesvilleFamily will once again be hosting its free, annual Fun Fair & Camp Expo, where parents and families will have a chance to meet camp exhibitors from all over the East Coast. This event is a great opportunity for parents to learn about the many after school and summer camp activities in the area that will keep kids engaged outside of school hours. What better way to encourage learning and growing than with extracurriculars that combine fun, relationship and character development, and hands-on learning. Stop by CharlottesvilleFamily’s Fun Fair & Camp Expo on Sunday, February 10, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlottesville.

Arts in Western Education

Arts in Western Education (AWE) is a non-profit organization supporting arts education in the public schools of the Western Albemarle feeder pattern.  On November 8th AWE is partnering with Mezeh in the Shops at Stonefield for a fundraiser.  Mezeh will be donating 40% of each sale toward supporting art programs in the Western feeder pattern.  Mention “AWE” as you check out to indicate you are participating in the AWE Fundraiser.

Please see the advertisement below, and learn more about AWE on Facebook: “Arts in Western Education” and on the website at www.artsinwesterneducation.org.


Seeking Summer Clothes Donations for SHE

Submitted by Amelia Walton

SHE currently has 12 children at the residential facility right now and we are struggling to find summer clothes for them.  They are of all ages and sexes (4mo- 17yo) so if you or someone you know would be willing to donate any gently used children’s clothing, we would be delighted to take it!  The busiest time for kids at the shelter is during the summer so we’re hopeful to get some items for those who had to leave their situation with just the clothes on their back.  Thank you so much for your time and consideration and please feel free to forward this along to anyone you may know who can help!

Items can be dropped off at our Outreach Offices during regular business hours:

Shelter for Help in Emergency
Community Outreach Offices
1415 Sachem Place, Suite 1
Cville, VA 22901


Camp4Real Early Bird Deadline on May 4th

Submitted by Scott Williams

The Camp4Real early bird deadline is quickly approaching! Be sure to register by this Friday, May 4th as regular registration rates apply and prices go up!  Just a reminder we are offering extended, full and half day options to make it convenient for every family!  We will also refrain from serving any nuts this summer to make the C4R experience a safer one for all campers!  Check here for dates as we have two co-rec and one girls-only camp opportunity at MLS this summer and we’ll also be at our neighboring schools as well!  Let’s get REAL!