Superintendent's Memo #080-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

March 27, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) Visual Arts Contest

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC), the annual giving campaign for state employees, has requested that school divisions provide K-12 students with the opportunity to participate in the CVC Visual Arts Contest. The CVC plans to showcase the winning artwork statewide in posters, a video, the CVC website, and a directory. Also, the selected entries will be exhibited across the Commonwealth. The theme for the campaign is “What $2 Can Do.” This theme reflects the work that can be done by charities with a donation of $2 per payday or $48 per year.

The CVC invites each school division to submit entries to the contest. Entries must be postmarked by April 25, 2009. Please mail or deliver the entries to Cheryle C. Gardner, principal specialist of fine arts, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, Virginia Department of Education, 101 North 14th Street, 23rd floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219. A first-, second-, and third-place winner will be selected and each of these students will receive a certificate of recognition and a cash award.

Thank you for your help with this campaign. For more information go to the CVC website at If you have questions, please contact Cheryle C. Gardner, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 225-2881; or Anne Dinterman, state campaign director with the CVC, Department of Human Resource Management, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 225-2159.

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