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
Staff Shout Outs
Family Game Night
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.
No School- January 30th
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day- January 9th
2 Hour Delay Reminder
Reminder that we also do not serve breakfast on 2 Hr Delay days.
- 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.
- 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.
- Vowles PTO will partially fund the Science/Discovery Museum Night in February and pay the rental fee for the event.
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.
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
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:
Other forms linked on the Transportation website:
- Permission to Leave Along
- In City Busing Reduction
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.
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.