VAES Panther Press Newsletter
February 5, 2016
You Matter at VAES!
Clifford Came to Book Fair Preview Day
We enjoyed celebrating the 100th Day of School this week with our younger students. They participated in several activities to gain a deeper understanding of exactly what 100 means and how to represent the number. The students were so excited to share their learning.
Our PTA is hosting the Scholastic Book Fair next week in the library. Your child will have the opportunity to visit the book fair during the week. The Book Fair will be opened after hours on Tuesday until 7:00 and also on Friday evening from 6:00 - 7:30. Parents may also attend the book fair during the Brown Bag Lunch with the Principal on Wednesday from 11:45 - 12:45. Please bring your lunch as we discuss the results of the parent survey and shop for new books. Last year, the Book Fair not only provided an opportunity for children to get new books to read but through the proceeds allowed us to get furniture items and additional books for the library. Thank you for your support.
The Father-Daughter Dance is next Friday, February 12th from 7:00 - 9:00. Please make plans to attend. If you are able, I know there are still available spots to volunteer to make this night a magical time for our little girls and their daddies. Contact Dorothy Loftice or the school office if you would like to help.
Please continue to read with your child each night to help them continue the progress they are making to build reading fluency and comprehension. Your support is essential in your child's academic achievement. Check out the image below to see how the number of minutes of reading each night boosts vocabulary and achievement for your child. We thank you for working with us to help your child succeed.
You Matter at VAES!
Parent Survey - Please complete by Monday
Kindergarten Students Celebrating the 100th Day of Learning
1st Graders Dressed as 100 Years Old
VAULT Nominations are Coming Up!
February 1-12, 2016 3rd and 4th Grade Nominations
Parent Nomination Forms are located on our website and in the front office.
4th Grade Literacy Circles
Van Alstyne Education Foundation
P.O. Box 1620
Van Alstyne, TX 75495
With an endowed scholarship once the requirements are met, the foundation will be able to give a scholarship each year without having to continuously raise the money yearly. Karen and her family will be able to present this scholarship and continue to keep the memory of her children alive for years to come. If you could help with any amount at all, it will be GREATLY appreciated.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah Coleman at 903-816-4321 or email@example.com.
Student Brag Board
This student created a shirt with 100 onomatopoeia words on her own at home.
These students are learning facts about this holiday.
This outstanding student got to call home for a brag session.
Parenting Seminars Offered This Semester - See Below
Looking for ways to serve our students...
Your VAES PTA is looking to fill officer, committee, and volunteer positions for the 2016-2017 school year. The PTA is a vital organization for our school and our children, and it cannot be a success without volunteers like you. There are many opportunities ranging from positions that require very little time each year to more involved board positions that require time each week. If you are looking for a way to connect with your child’s school, PTA is a great avenue. For more information, please email Jenna Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This form is now available on our website. If you have already returned a paper copy, you do not need to complete this form. However, if you have not done that and would like to volunteer on campus and attend field trips, please click on this link.
Upcoming Calendar Events
Week of February 8th - PTA Book Fair in the Library - Extended Hours on 2/9 and 2/12
Wednesday, February 10th - Brown Bag Lunch with Principals 11:45 - 12:45
Friday, February 12th - Valentine's Parties and Father/Daughter Dance
Thursday, February 18th - 4th Grade Writing Quarterly Test
Week of February 22nd - 1st - 4th Grade Quarterly Tests
Tuesday, February 23rd - 1st Grade Program and PTA Meeting
Thursday, March 3rd - Open House