COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 34
February 8, 2008
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Department of Education and the Phonological Awareness Literacy
Screening (PALS) office at the
The symposium is open to a team of six participants from each division to include the PALS division representative, elementary school principals, and elementary school reading resource teachers. The PALS division representative should coordinate assembling the team to represent the division at the symposium. This includes ensuring that no more than six participants from each division register for the symposium. The PALS division representative should encourage the division's team to attend on the same day.
The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. with registration beginning at 8 a.m. Attachment A contains an overview of the event.
Registration - The PALS office will manage registration. The deadline for registration is March 14, 2008. Participants may register for the April 1 or 2, 2008, symposium by faxing the registration form, Attachment B, to the PALS office at (434) 982-2793. A confirmation notice will be faxed to each participant.
Lodging costs for participants traveling more than 75 miles will be funded
by the Department of Education. The
cutoff date for room reservations is March 1, 2008. A block of rooms has been reserved for April
1 and 2, 2008, at three hotels. Please reference Department of Education,
For reservations at Doubletree Hotel Charlottesville call (434) 973-2121. Overflow lodging has been arranged at:
Parking Parking costs must be paid by the symposium participants or their school divisions.
Directions Hotel directions may be found as follows:
Authorized Expenses - Mileage costs for participants traveling more than 75 miles will be reimbursed by the Department of Education at current state rates. Materials, a continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks will be provided. Participants are asked to be present for all meal functions.
For registration questions, participants may contact Julie Plumb, PALS office manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 243-8682. For program questions, please contact Ginna Glover, elementary specialist for reading and English at Ginna.Glover@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 786-1997.
b. Symposium Registration Form (PDF)