Family and Community Engagement
The School Board recognizes that good school-community relations are essential to securing public input and public support for educational programs. The School Board sets goals and standards for school‑community relations and regularly evaluates its relationship with the public. The School Board also regularly evaluates its programs for maintaining open channels of communication and good relations with parents, community organizations, other governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, businesses and industries and the community at large.
Through its school‑community relations program, the Board encourages the community to:
take an active interest in the schools and participate in school activities,
place a high priority on education and make funds available for an educational system that supports learning for all children, and
establish partnerships with the schools to enhance learning opportunities.
The Fredericksburg SPCA is excited to launch a robust Humane Education Program which offers youth programs to our community with opportunities for children and young adults to learn about animals and harness their compassionate nature. Each program will have sessions for kids ages 6 – 9, 10 – 13, and 14 – 17. During this time, we are offering hybrid virtual and in-person version of the Junior Volunteer Program and virtual Animal Advocates Club.
Compassionate Care Camp sign-ups will begin Spring 2021.
Nature Nerds is a series of weekly programs for kids as enrichment to their virtual learning themed around discovering the wonders nature has to offer. Offered Mondays & Tuesdays from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. $20/child for each program or $90 for five. Parents drop off participating children. Physical distancing will be utilized throughout activities and materials will not be shared whenever possible (sanitized regularly if impossible). Children need to bring their own backpack, notebook, pencils, and a (labeled) reusable water bottle to be used during the programs and come dressed ready for outdoor exploration. Location: Alum Spring Park. Limited to 10 children per session. Pre-Registration is required. Register by phone (540-372-1086) or online (www.parks.fxbg.com).
The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is pleased to announce the return of their lecture series, Evening with an Expert. This year’s series will give voice and life to the buildings and sites of Fredericksburg. Each lecture will take place at a different location related to the history of our town.
Evening with an Expert tickets are $10 for FAM members and $12 for non-members. Pre-registration is required, and spots are limited. Please visit (https://fredericksburg-area-museum.square.site/) to buy your ticket or contact Theresa Cramer at 540.371.3037 ext. 138. Not a member of FAM? Now is the perfect chance to join. Please visit https://famva.org/membership/ to join.
As we work with local officials to keep our community safe, attendees are required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.