Virtual Learning Academy Newsletter
February 22, 2021
I hope everyone had a great weekend! In this week's newsletter we get to see how some of our elementary students celebrated Valentine's Day with their classes, hear from a student in our teacher spotlight, meet our newest staff member and learn about some of the fun things planned for the beginning of March!
Thank you for submitting FlipGrid videos for us to share why our families love VLA! Please see a link to the video below.
Have a wonderful week!
Student Spotlight: Valentine Fun!
Teacher Spotlight (Mr. McGuire, Art)
Student compliments are the best! Thank you for sharing Tristan!
I would like to nominate my really amazing art teacher and STLP advisor, Mr. Jim McGuire, for the teacher spotlight. He teaches my 7th grade VLA art class. He always sacrifices tons of time for his students and has been my favorite art teacher ever and he has made me a better artist overall. Because of his encouragement I have tried new creative art techniques. Also, in our STLP club, which is run by him, I have learned to do things that I didn't know I could accomplish because of him. I think he deserves some recognition for his hard work.
Meet Ms. Amanda Kilgore (Paraeducator)
Ms. Kilgore will be working with 2nd and 3rd grade teachers and students. We are so happy to have her join the VLA Family!
March 1 - March 5 Kindness Week
Let's sprinkle kindness wherever we go and celebrate by dressing up!
- Monday: Dream of Kindness Day (Wear your PJs)
- Tuesday: Kindness Makes Your Heart Grow (Wear pink or red)
- Wednesday Nothing Beats Kindness or Team Kindness Day (Wear your favorite team shirt)
- Thursday: Crazy for Kindness Day (Wear your craziest hair)
- Friday: School Spirit Day (Wear your VLA or homeschool shirt)