COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 33

February 11, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC)

 

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC), the annual giving campaign for state employees, has requested that school divisions provide sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade classes with the opportunity to participate in the CVC Visual Arts Contest. The 2005 contest is sponsored by EarthShare, Americas Charities, Independent Charities of America, Neighbor to Nation, Community Health Charities of Virginia and Global Impact. The CVC plans to showcase the winning artwork statewide in posters, a video, the CVC website, and a directory. Also, the top ten selected entries will be exhibited across the commonwealth. The theme for the campaign is Lend A Helping Hand.

 

Students participation in this contest supports achievement of the History and Social Science and the Visual Arts Standards of Learning. These posters could be created within the instructional day to reflect history and social science standards: USI.1, USII.1, CE.3 and visual arts standards: 6.2, 7.5, or 8.2.

 

The CVC would like to invite each school division to submit entries to the contest. The deadline for submission is March 7, 2005. Please mail, postmarked on or before the submission deadline, or deliver the entries to the

Department of Education, Attention: Cheryle C. Gardner, principal specialist of fine arts, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, 101 North 14th Street, 23rd floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219. A first-, second-, and a third-place entry will be selected and each of these students will receive a certificate of recognition, a trophy, and a U.S. Treasury Savings Bond.

 

Thank you for your help with this campaign. For more information go to the CVC website at http://www.cvc.vipnet.org. If you have questions, please contact Cheryle C. Gardner (Cherry.Gardner@doe.virginia.gov), principal specialist of fine arts, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at (804) 225-2881, or Janet Brooking (janet.brooking@dhrm.virginia.gov), State Campaign Director, with the CVC, Department of Human Resource Management, at (804) 225-2159.

 

JLD/CCG