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Ivy Publications proudly sponsors: Virginia Wine Expo Main Street Station, Richmond February 27–March 4

The Albemarle High School Jazz Band ‘Swing Into Spring’ Benefit Concert The Jefferson Theater March 11

Virginia Festival of the Book

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live™


Various Venues March 21–25

The Paramount Theater March 25

The Shops at Stonefield March 31

Peace Program Inspires Students

Albemarle Teens Team Up to Create New Technology St. Anne’s-Belfield School hosted its third annual SPARK! hackathon, which brings together Albemarle teens to create new technology in just 10 hours. During the event, 70 students broke into teams to create technology such as databases and apps with the common goal of changing the world through technology. One group, for instance, created a database that helps victims of cyber-bullying. At the end of the 10 hours, each group presented their creation to faculty, parents and community members.


March 2018

Students at the Jefferson School recently finished a semester-long program that focused on peace education and mentoring. This NewGen Peacebuilders Program provided over 20 students with scholarships to participate in the opportunity. Five projects centered on homelessness, one focused on English as a second language, another involved refugees in our community, while another included untold stories of the African-American community, among others. The program is designed to give students the skills they need to become leaders in their community, and will expand to other cities in Virginia.

Local Students Use Art to Help Hurricane Victims Charlottesville High School students in Jennifer Mildonian’s art class have taken on a special project to help children suffering from the aftermath of last year’s Hurricane Maria. In the class, students are using the 34 photos they’ve received of Puerto Rican children who have lost most of their belongings due to the hurricane to create portraits to send back to them. These portraits will serve as part of a larger memory project that includes a collection of photographs of children suffering from natural disasters around the world. Mildonian wanted her students to partake in this project not only to showcase their artistic ability but also to spread kindness and love. The portraits will be shown in March during the school’s Art Connection show, and then they will distribute the portraits to the children of Puerto Rico.

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CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM March 2018  

Volume 19 Issue 3

CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM March 2018  

Volume 19 Issue 3


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