Vowles Elementary

Home of the Vikings- Jan. 6, 2023

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Calendar of Events

Jan. 2023~ School Board Appreciation Month

Jan. 16th-27th~ NWEA Winter Benchmark Testing for all students
Jan. 16th~ Peacemaking Ceremony- Mt. Pleasant HS Auditorium 6:00 pm

Jan. 17th- Family Game Night at Vowles- 6:00-7:00

Jan. 30th- No School~ Teacher Professional Development

Feb. 15th- Kindergarten Kick Off @ Vowles 6:00-7:30 (Early Bird-District Kick Off)

Feb. 17th & 20th- No School

Feb. 23rd- Family Science Night at the Discovery Museum 5:30-7:00 pm

Mar. 1st- Report Cards go home with students

Mar. 2nd-3rd~ Parent-Teacher Conferences

Mar. 16th- Kindergarten Kick Off @ Vowles 6:00-7:30

*MPPS School Calendar for 2022-2023

Staff Shout Outs

Let us know how our staff is doing and help us to recognize them by completing our Staff Shout Out. You can recognize an amazing teacher by filling out a few questions in the link below. We will present them with a Shout Out Certificate that tells what they were recognized for and by who.

Staff Shout Out

Family Game Night

Mark your calendars for Family Game Night. Games, light dinner and drinks will be provided.

Come with your family and feel free to bring a game with you or you can play our games for a night of fun! Game night encourages quality time spent with family, turn taking skills,

following directions and academic learning while reading, counting and following multi-step directions.

When: Tues, January 17th

Where: Vowles Cafeteria

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free! Made possible with Title 1 funding

Please return RSVP that came home on "yellow" paper if you are planning to attend.

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PTO Corner

Below is some information from our December PTO meeting at Vowles!

Upcoming Events:

  • Cocoa with the Counselors Mon. Dec. 12, @ 6:00
  • Family Game Night funded by Title 1~ Tues. Jan. 17th, 6:00-7:00 p.m
  • Science Night/Discovery Museum funded by Title 1 & PTO~ Thurs. Feb. 23rd, 5:30-7:00
  • Reading Night funded by Title 1~ Tues. Mar. 14th, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Spring Book Fair and Book Nic~ March 2023
  • Field Day~ typically in the last week of school

Volunteer Opportunities: Since we are in a rebuilding year from COVID and getting back into having events and functions there will be opportunities for volunteering. Examples may include: Field trips, Field Day, Book Fair, and Family Engagement Events.

Get your Volunteer Application in early by filling out the form here.

Principal's Report:

  • Vowles is participating in Toys for Tots. Toys may be brought in until Thurs. Dec. 15th.
  • Vowles participated in Coins for a Cause to raise money for Homeless Awareness Month. We have not received information on how much was raised yet. Stay tuned.
  • Holiday Spirit Days for students are Dec. 12th-20th. A schedule of things that can be worn is located in the newsletter.

New Business:

  • Vowles PTO will partially fund the Science/Discovery Museum Night in February and pay the rental fee for the event.

Winter Clothing

Here is a list of helpful hints for parents as we get ready for winter season~

1) Label Everything~ child's clothes (utilize the inside tags of sweatshirts, jackets, shoes, and snowpants).

2) Send an extra pair of clothes to stay in your child's locker. Put in a ziplock and label with your child's name.

*Please let us know if your child does not have any necessary winter items and we can work on getting them for you.

Clothing Needs

If your child is in need of assistance with clothing or winter clothes, you can reach out to the Clothing, Inc. organization. You can fill out this link to make an appointment with them.


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Popcorn Fridays

Classrooms/Grade levels will be selling Popcorn on "most" Fridays when we are in session on those days. Cost is $.50 per bag.
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Morning Arrival and After School Pick Up

Arrival and Pick Up~

As a reminder for your safety and the safety of your child, please use our Crosswalk when you are dropping off or picking up your child. Our circle drive is a "fluid" drive. Cars are coming and leaving. It is difficult to see a student walking in between cars. It is also NOT a good practice that we want students thinking they should walk between cars.

We appreciate your attention to this!

Safety Emergency Drills

During the course of the school year, our buildings are obligated to practice at least 5 Fire Drills, 2 Tornado Drills and 3 Lockdown drills. At times, we do have our YSU Liason or other officers from the Police Department assist in our drills. We cover with our students the locations of where to go for each drill, what to do during specific drills, and how to properly evacuate when it is needed. You can also find this information in your child's Handbook at the front of the student agenda.

I also encourage you to check out our district website where we have information that pertains to our district school safety. Click here to get to the website.


To Request for Transportation, use the form linked here:

Request for Transportation

Other forms linked on the Transportation website:

  • Permission to Leave Along
  • In City Busing Reduction

Vowles Viking Shirts

We still have some Youth Medium, Large, and Extra Large child shirts available. The cost is $7. If you would like one, please send in $7 in a baggie and write Vowles Shirt and Size. We will be sure to send one home.

Covid Protocols

Please see the Covid Protocols in the picture below. If your child is positive, please call our district office at 989-775-2300 to let them know. Our district can help with a return date and mask update. Central Office will notify us. If there is work that could be picked up, we will have the classroom teacher touch base with you.
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If you have not set up an account online to pay for your child's lunch, you do still have the option to send money in. Please put it in your child's agenda pocket in an envelope or sandwich baggie and mark your child's Name, Grade, and Amount. The classroom teachers will bring it to the Office.

A child will always be served a lunch whether they forgot their lunch, didn't sign up that day for lunch or have not set up their online account yet.

If you have not yet filled out a Free and Reduce Form, please call our office for a hard copy to be sent home. Or, fill out a Free and Reduced form online by clicking here.

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MPPS District Website

Check out the MPPS District website for information, news, events and all the links helpful for staff & families. From there, you can get to our Vowles Website and find staff information, events and the live feed from our Vowles Elementary FB page.

Vowles Elementary

Office Hours during the school year- 8:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.