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Upcoming School Division Events (September 8, 2014 through September 19, 2014)

education news (free clip art)

education news (free clip art)

• Monday, September 8, 2014 – Culpeper County School Board Finance Committee Meeting County Admin Office, 302 N. Main Street, 5:45p.m.

• Monday, September 8, 2014 – Culpeper County School Board Regular Board Meeting (Closed Session 6:45 p.m.) County Admin Office, 302 N. Main Street, 7:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, September 9, 2014 – Culpeper County School Board Administration Committee Meeting School Board Office, 450 Radio Lane, 1:00 p.m. (CANCELLED)

• Tuesday, September 9, 2014 – Farmington Elementary School, Back to School Night, Kindergarten, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – Culpeper County School Board Capital Planning Committee Meeting School Board Office, 450 Radio Lane, 8:30 a.m.

• Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – A.G. Richardson Elementary School, Back to School Night, K-2nd grade, 6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.

• Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – Eastern View High School, PTO Meeting, Main Conference Room – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

• Thursday, September 11, 2014 – Farmington Elementary School, Back to School Night, 1st grade, 5:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m.

• Thursday, September 11, 2014 – A.G. Richardson Elementary School, Back to School Night, 3rd-5th grade, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

• Thursday, September 11, 2014 – VSBA Legislative Advocacy Conference Doubletree by Hilton, Charlottesville, 8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

• Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – Farmington Elementary School, Back to School Night, 2nd-3rd grade, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

• Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – Board of Supervisors/School Board Joint Meeting, Culpeper County High School, 14240 Achievement Drive, 6:00 p.m.

• Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – Farmington Elementary School, Back to School Night, 4th-5th grade, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – Emerald Hill Elementary School, Back to School Night, K-2nd grade, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

• Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Emerald Hill Elementary School, Back to School Night, 3rd-5th grade, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

• Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Pearl Sample Elementary School, Back to School Night, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

• Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Eastern View High School, Regional College Fair, Eastern View High School Gym, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Kids Have a Blast at Local Turkey Shoot Competitions

Doug Grover, 16, and Caleb Keaton, 17, of Amissville VA, Marshal O’Bannon, 17, of Jeffersonton, Jared Arnold, 12, and T.J. Sooksanguan,13, of Culpeper VA made their parents proud this autumn at the Jeffersonton Community Center in Jeffersonton, by winning prizes of different rounds of the Jefferson (VA) Ruritan Club’s Friday Nights Turkey Shoot.

Forty percent of the competitors at the November 1st competition were youths under the age of 18. The youths competed with adults, and they won a variety of first, second and third prizes during the good natured competitions.

Five food rounds are held at every event, with first, second, and third prizes awarded for each round. Food prizes awarded throughout the event typically include: turkey, bacon, pork loin, shrimp, chicken, roasts, hams, and steaks.

Door prizes awarded October 25th event included: a $25 Gift Card provided by Tippy’s Tacos of Warrenton, a $5 Gift Card provided by Moo Thru of Remington, a free breakfast at the next Jefferson Ruritan Club Breakfast Buffet, and $25 cash from the Jefferson Ruritan Club.

Door prizes awarded November 1st included:  a $50 Gift card provided by White Horse Car Wash of Warrenton VA, an Ugly Stik Fishing Rod provided by Clark Brother’s Gun Shop of Warrenton, a free breakfast at the next Jefferson Ruritan Club Breakfast Buffet, $25 cash from the Jefferson Ruritan Club, and a Camoflauge set consisting of a thermos and hand made duct tape wallet provided by 2 Market 2 Market Your Dot Com of Jeffersonton. Included inside the duct tape wallet was a “Buy One Get One” coupon provided by Mountain Run Bowling Center of Culpeper.

Two “Jackpot” cash rounds are held at every event, with the winner taking 60% of the ticket sales for the round.

As always, the concession stand volunteers kept the participants, volunteer staff, and drop-in diners well fed.

Raffle tickets are still being sold for the 2013 Turkey Shoot Raffle prize, which is a collection of three items: a Flextone Buck Commander Rut Hunter Deer Call and a pair of Nikon Aculon A30 10 x 25 binoculars provided by the Jefferson Ruritan Club, and a Blackhawk Specops Stock Gen ii recoil suppression system provided by Warrenton Arms and Outdoors of Warrenton. Raffle tickets are $2 each, and can be purchased at any of the Turkey Shoots, or by contacting the Ruritan Club at jeffersonruritans@gmail.com. The winner of the raffle will be drawn December 20 during that evening’s Turkey Shoot event.

The Turkey Shoots, held at the Jeffersonton Community Center in Jeffersonton VA, are scheduled to be held every Friday night through December 20th, weather permitting. Target sales begin at 7pm, and the events end at 10pm. A “rain-date make-up” night of January 3, 2014 has been scheduled to accommodate the rained-out date of October 11th.

About the Turkey Shoots:

The Jefferson Ruritan Club has held Turkey Shoots as one of their primary fund-raising events since 1986. Club members volunteer their time to staff the family-friendly Turkey Shoots. Profits from the Turkey Shoots support local charities and the Jeffersonton Community Center.

The Turkey Shoots target sales begin at 7pm, and run until the last prize is awarded. Steel shot is used, and provided by the club. Targets for food rounds cost $3 for one target, $6 for two targets, $8 for three targets, Jackpot (money) round targets cost $5 per target. Some nights run later than others, but the events are usually over by 10pm.  The concession stand closes at 9:30pm.

Will there be a Homework WiFi Cafe in Jeffersonton? Maybe…. Maybe not….

Jeffersonton Village Sign

Jeffersonton Village Sign

This is a brief overview of a possible Homework WiFi Cafe in Jeffersonton VA. To express an interest in the Homework WiFi Cafe, please email jeffersontonva@comcast.net.

The publisher of this website, Linda Bradshaw, is spearheading the campaign to bring this service to Jeffersonton. If you are able to assist with the planning, implementation, or donations, please contact her at jeffersontonva@comcast.net.

The purpose of the WiFi Café is to provide high-speed Internet Access to local high school students that are unable to get high-speed access at their homes. The primary intent of the Café would be for these high school students to perform assigned homework and college research/application, college scholarship research/applications. There is a possibility that college students that live locally but commute to a local community college such as Germanna, or LFCC would also be able to benefit from this WiFi Café.

WiFi image (free clip art)

WiFi image (free clip art)

The area served would be Jeffersonton, Rixeyville, Amissville VA. The intended location for the Café is the Jeffersonton Community Center, 5073 Jeffersonton Rd, Jeffersonton VA 22724.

So far, much of the leg work in determining feasibility is completed. High speed Internet access can be installed at the Jeffersonton Community Center. The Community Center has agreed to allow the Café to be housed there. Arrangements for refurbished laptops to be donated to the Café have been made. Culpeper School Transportation has agreed that students will be allowed to get off of the school bus(es) at the Community Center (with parents permission.)

Funding sources may include sponsorship/donations from area businesses/colleges, and registration fees collected from the students. Also there is at least one philanthropic group that MAY donate some money if I can come up with a good business plan to present to them with the application (work in progress.)

Answers to FAQs

The Café’ would NOT be available to students that do not have valid homework/research reasons to be there. The Café at this time is not planned to be open to students under the class rank of 11th grade. (This may be modified in the future.) This is NOT a social program, and socializing is NOT the intent.

There are many things still needing to be worked out, many questions yet to answer, but here is a brief review of what the “target plan” would look like. Please be aware that this is a work “in progress” and these details are subject to change.

This will not be a “drop-in” situation where kids can just show up. They will need to be registered, with legal permission and authorization signed by their parents. There will be a Code of Conduct and a Code of Ethics, and a Waiver of Liability signed by both the student and the parents, and violations will not be tolerated.

Registered students would come to the Café after school, either via school bus or their own transportation. The Café’ would NOT be responsible for students getting home after closing hours. (Closing hours are still to be determined.) Proposed hours would be Monday – Thursday 3:30 – 6pm. (These hours are NOT SET IN STONE.) Students getting home will be the responsibility of the parent(s.)

Students may bring their own laptops if they have them. Plans are being made to have some laptops there on site for students to use only while on site, so students can simply bring USB thumb drives with them for file storage. The “on site” laptops will be locked up when not being used, and students will have to “check out” the laptops when they arrive at the Café. These laptops will be set up with educational-use software and restrictions on them that prevent misuse and abuse of the privileges of using them at the Café. There are tables, chairs, and electrical outlets at the Community Center for the students to set-up and work.

There is a kitchen, and rest-rooms on site, and part of the proposal includes having an adult on the premises to control the check-in and check-out of the laptops, act as proctor for the students, and to oversee a snack bar. Snacks may be available for a price. (Details to be worked out.)

The Café would NOT be a tutoring service. The Café would NOT be FREE, however rates have not been determined. The point of this Café is to provide easy access to students that need high-speed Internet access, it is NOT based on serving a specific economic group. (Although need-based grants may be something in the whole of it after it gets more momentum and more financial backing from the local community.) Having said that, the Café is not planned to be run for-profit, and the fees charged (if any) will only be enough to cover the operating costs of the program, expansion costs of the program, and will be run by volunteers as much as humanly possible. We may have to hire employees to run the snack bar, and oversee the Café during the open hours, but there will NOT be a highly paid “President” or “CEO” – the point is to help our students, not to line our pockets!

Former Culpeper school employees arrested on charges of assaulting a special needs child

According to a Culpeper County Sheriff’s Department press release published on the Culpeper Today website, two former Culpeper school employees were arrested on April 22 for an incident that occurred on February 20, 2013.

They were both charged with assault and battery, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The incident involved a 5 year old autistic child, who was injured during an altercation over a toy. You can read the entire press release by going to the Culpeper Today’s story by clicking on the highlighted link in this sentence.

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