Feed Hungry Kids at Crozet Schools

This is one of those uncomfortable things many don’t like to either acknowledge or talk about.

Kids shouldn’t be hungry.

A good discussion on the RealCrozetVA Facebook page led to this:

Looking at data from each school, we have about 400 kids who are likely to be hungry at school. This is a we thing, not a Crozet, or Brownsville, or Henley, or Western thing.

“Disadvantaged” students are those who receive free and reduced price meals under the federal program.

There are nearly 3,000 kids enrolled at Crozet schools; of those, these are the number of “disadvantaged” at each school:

– 95 kids at Crozet Elementary
– 109 kids at Brownsville Elementary
– 100 kids at Henley Middle
– 100 kids at WAHS

That’s 400 kids!

Think about that. And then consider donating funds or food to the schools.

Or the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank while you’re in the giving mood.

Update: great comment from Henley’s PATSO VPContinue reading “Feed Hungry Kids at Crozet Schools”

“Best Western” Team competes in Wordplay Trivia Challenge

From Clover Carroll –

For the first time, WAHS has entered a team in WORDPLAY, an annual trivia contest to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle. Our WAHS Happening? Team–consisting of teachers Lani Hoza, Jill Williams, and Dan Bledsoe–will ably represent the WAHS community at the Paramount on April 22. But we need YOUR support!

We have reached 60% of our goal to raise the team fee of $500, but we still have 40% to go. Please make a donation–no amount is too small–through our fundraising page at http://literacyforall.donorpages.com/Wordplay2015/WAHSHappening. Thanks in advance for your support, and may the best team (ours) win!

How Many Times The Bridge Downtown Has been Hit?

After the mini-excitement on Monday morning,

Good discussion on the RealCrozetVA facebook page.

I asked Carter Johnson with Albemarle County Police how many times the bridge had been hit in the past 5 years and the County Police crime analyst quickly provided the answer:

2010 – 1
2011 – 1
2012 – 0
2013 – 3
2014 – 2
2015 – 0

Total: 7

For context, Phil James delivers:

Then — just imagine how many times it has been struck over the passed 98 years that it has been in place; during the years of thousands of trucks moving apples and peaches, and, later, tractor-trailers with supplies attempting a shortcut to the Morton/ConAgra frozen food plant.

Relatively speaking, things actually are pretty quiet these days.

7 Vacancies on the Crozet Community Advisory Council

Wow. Via A-Mail:

Currently, the Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) has seven vacancies. The group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Learn more about the CCAC / Review past meeting agendas and minutes.

Business community and citizens-at-large are eligible to apply to serve on the Community Advisory Committees through the online application. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Kilroy, Community Engagement Specialist with Albemarle County, by phone (434-296-5841) or by email ([email protected]).


Being a part of the  CCAC would be a great way to have a voice in Crozet.  Interested?



Give Input on Western’s New Principal

It’s been only two years since WAHS searched for a new high school principal. Now it’s time to do it again.

And this is the time when I implore all denizens of Western Albemarle to express feedback and get involved – even you elementary school parents; this is the high school to which many of you will be sending your kids.

Even if you don’t have kids in the Western schools, the school quality matters – for the quality of education and our property values.

School quality matters for a lot of reasons, not least because school quality directly impacts property values – and school quality is one of the very few things in which home buyers do not compromise.

via email:

Good Evening Western Albemarle Feeder Pattern Families:

Western’s current principal John Werner will be leaving at the end of this school year. As such, we are beginning the search for your next principal. The principal search is a rigorous process which has transformed and developed over the course of the past few years. The process allows us to look at each candidate through a number of different lenses to help make an informed decision about who will be Dr. Werner’s successor. The search process will begin this week with the posting of the vacancy announcement for Principal at Western Albemarle High School.  

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Albemarle Supervisors Threatening CCAC?

I will share my thoughts when not mobile but thought this was worthy of pushing out immediately. I will clean up the post here as well with formatting and such.

** Update – see the update at the bottom of the post from Albemarle County’s Lee Catlin **

Just received by email:

Subject: [CCA] URGENT: Supervisor meeting tonight threatens CCAC purpose and autonomy 

Tonight at 6:00 PM the Board of Supervisors may completely undermine the effectiveness of Crozet Community Advisory Council. Your immediate input is important. 

Continue reading “Albemarle Supervisors Threatening CCAC?”

The RealCrozetVA Facebook – 28 Feb to 6 March

The past few days on the RealCrozetVA Facebook … I (try to remember to) post these summaries here every few weeks. While there’s a thriving community at the RealCrozetVA facebook page, not everyone likes FB; that shouldn’t cause those of you here to miss out.

  • Today – Here’s a thought – instead of getting tonight’s movie at Redbox or Netflix or On Demand … spend a few minutes and get it at a local Crozet business – Maupin’s in downtown Crozet.

Maupin's Video store

  • Today – I would gladly pay an extra two cents per $100 of my house’s assessed value if they would just pave our roads this spring.And the tax would need to be sunset after three years.
  • Yesterday – The Western Albemarle High School Scholastic Bowl Team needs donations to help fund trips to compete in national tournaments in Chicago and Washington D.C.!
  • Fog the day a few days after snow:
  • Looking back towards Old Trail4 March – the County is looking to raise property taxes.
  • 4 March – a reminder that I’m trying to organize group bicycle rides, starting in a few weeks.
  • 3 March – over 500 events have been added to the Crozet Calendar!
  • 2 March – Miller School has a pretty cool bicycle program
  • 28 February – I’m neither Crozet Pizza nor Crozet Pourhouse, but I’ll help if called.

All the facebook summaries I’ve posted here on the blog.