VES Bluebird Update

June 2017

It is hard to believe that the 2016-2017 school year is winding down. We are so proud of our teachers and staff for their daily dedication and hard work. They continually work to improve their craft, and for that we are grateful. We would also like to thank Mrs. Huang and Mrs. Friedman and the many parents who have tirelessly worked to plan events that make VES unique. The hours you dedicate to our school community do not go unnoticed!


June 21st, our last day of school, will be an early dismissal day. We look forward to welcoming our students back on the first day of school, September 7th.


Happy Summer!

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VES is a busy place and we're regularly sharing all of the great stuff that's happening on Twitter. Please follow us for all of the special events happening here. follow us at @Monty_VES.

See all that's going on at VES

Please visit the VES website for information about all of our upcoming events. They can be found on the right side of the screen.

Moving on Up Party - For All Fourth Graders

Friday, June 2nd, 6-8pm

Montgomery Lower Middle School

All of the fourth graders from VES are invited to a MOVIN' ON UP PARTY at their new school - LMS! This is a free event where our 4th graders can get more familiar with their new school. Your child must be registered in order to attend. Every child must be walked in by a parent or guardian and checked in at our registration table in order to participate.

Calling All 4th Grade Parent Volunteers

We need more parent volunteers for the Movin On Up party this Friday evening!


Please consider signing up if you haven't already, see link below.

http://signup.com/go/AaUmsOU



We especially need help for the following jobs:

- Art Project

- Scavenger Hunt

- Games

- Chaperone for Franey Class

- Chaperone for Sandler Class

- Volunteers to Direct Traffic/Runners


We want this party to be a great time for your kids, but we REALLY need your help. We have planned a great party, but it won't be a success without your help! The party is only 1 day away and we are still short a lot of volunteers, so please help out!


Thank you in advance!!


The Moving Up Party Planning Committee.

2017-2018 Placement

As the end of the year approaches, plans for classroom placements are being made. Ms. Lacy and Mrs. Maccarone work closely with teachers, supervisors, and guidance counselors to place current 3rd and 4th graders. OHES administrators, Mrs. Scotti and Mrs. Dudley, place current 2nd graders into 3rd grade with our assistance. Ms. Lacy and Mrs. Maccarone place all 4th graders into 5th grade with assistance from Lower Middle School administrators, Mr. Mike Richards and Mrs. Kichura.


All students will be placed in heterogeneous classes with the best possible teacher match, a positive group of classmates, and a few familiar students from previous classes. Any specific academic needs will be taken into consideration first. We cannot honor requests for specific teachers, and requests for specific students can present a challenge. However, we will always consider input regarding special circumstances or information the school does not already have. Pertinent information shared in previous years must be resubmitted. Letters or emails must be in writing and received by June 21st.


Please trust us to make the best placement possible for all children. It is important to us that students have successful academic and developmentally appropriate experiences in school with talented and caring teachers. Final placement information will be available in August.

Spring Band Concert

Monday, June 5th, 7pm

1016 County Road 601

Montgomery, NJ

All fourth grade band students will be performing in their last concert of the year. Come and see how their practice has paid off!

Spring Chorus and Orchestra Concert

Wednesday, June 7th, 7pm

1016 County Road 601

Montgomery, NJ

Come and watch our fourth grader chorus and orchestra perform for the last time this year.

A Note From the Health Office

Patricia Cizin - Phone (609) 466-7606 (ext. 2600) Fax (609) 466-7190


If your child currently has medication in stock in the health office, please plan to stop by anytime on June 20th to pick it up. New Jersey state law prohibits public schools from storing medications in the health office over the summer. This includes Epi-Pens, inhalers, insulin, eye drops, and prescription and non-prescription medications, such as Tylenol, Advil or Benadryl. All medications not picked up by a parent by 1:30 p.m. on June 21, 2017 will be discarded in compliance with state regulations. Students are not allowed to carry any medication home in their backpacks as per Montgomery Township School District policy. Exceptions cannot be made to this policy.


If your student has a Life Threatening Allergy or Asthma please have the appropriate medical forms completed by your child’s physician for the 2017-2018 school year and bring them to the Health Office (along with any medication) before the first day of school. We cannot use this year’s completed forms.


Health Forms for the 2016-2017 school year will be sent to parents electronically. Please log onto your Parent Resources account to ensure the email address on file reflects a current working email address.


The Health Office at VES wishes you and your family a happy and safe summer!

VES Fun Day - June 8th

It is almost time for our VES Fun Day! Mrs. Tanzola, Mr. Bassford and Mr. Belfiore are able to organize such a fun event with the help of many volunteers. Please read the message from the PTA below:




VES Fun Day will be Thursday, June 8. Every year we celebrate the end of the school year with activities all day long at the school to let the kids blow off some steam and have some fun!


Activities range from relay races to yearbook signings to carnival games to fire brigades (with water!) to dancing. The kids are going to have a great time!


You can help by participating in the activities and having some fun yourselves! Look through the stations and times and find a spot you'd like to help out at. The kids will definitely appreciate you showing up!

PTA Spring Festival

Friday, June 16th, 6-8:30pm

Orchard Hill Elementary School

Come to the MES PTA sponsored Spring Fest. Enjoy food, games and fun!

Moving?

If your family is moving out of district, to any other address within district, or if your child will not be returning to Montgomery Schools next year, please notify Mrs. Fischer, in the main office, as soon as you have finalized your plans. She can be reached at (609) 466-7606. If you choose to send an email, please email both Mrs. Fischer. Her email address is tfischer@mtsd.us.

S.O.A.R. Program Information

Click here to learn more about how to register your child for the S.O.A.R. Summer program, which includes academic and recreational classes.

Report Card Access

3rd marking period report cards will be available online starting June 21st at 1:30. They will be available to view, print and save.

To log in:

1. Visit https://parents.mtsd.k12.nj.us

2. Enter your username (your email address), and your password. If you forgot your password, use the "Forgot My Password" link just below the Login button. your password will be sent by email in a few minutes.


If you are unable to log in or do not have an account, please contact Jaime Velez at jvelez@mtsd.us.

Lost and Found Clothing Donation

The PTA has picked up the lost and found items and will be donating them in early summer. If there is something that you are missing, please email Mrs. Irma Gatzen at irma@rgatzen.com by July 1.

General Supply List for Rising Third Graders

Dear Incoming Third Grade Students and Families,

In an effort to make your supply shopping easier, the third grade team has come up with a list of supplies that you can begin to look for. We have chosen these items carefully and feel that they enhance our instructional program. Toward the end of the summer, additional information regarding specific items needed for your classroom will be made available on our website.

  • 24 sharpened pencils (non-mechanical pencils)

  • Colored pencils (keep to no more than 24 colors)

  • 4 rolls of scotch tape in individual plastic dispensers

  • 4 dry erase markers

  • 1 pencil box (box or pouch)

  • 1 highlighter

  • 1 pair of scissors

  • 4 Post-It note pads (not the super-sticky variety)

  • 3 composition notebooks

  • 4 glue sticks

  • Comfortable headphones or earbuds in a Ziploc bag with your name on it for your personal use

As you shop for a backpack, please DO NOT buy one with wheels. Your choice of a backpack must fit easily into your cubby in the classroom.

Remember to be on the lookout in August for a letter from your classroom teacher with some additional supplies as well as a warm welcome to VES.

Enjoy your summer and we will see you in September!

Sincerely,

The Third Grade Team

General Supply List for Rising 4th Graders

Dear Rising 4th Grade Students and Families,

In an effort to make your supply shopping easier, the fourth grade team has come up with a starter list of supplies that you can begin to look for. We have chosen these items carefully and feel that they enhance our instructional program. Toward the end of the summer, additional information regarding specific items for your classroom will be available on our website.

  • Mechanical pencils and/or sharpened pencils – enough to last a while

  • Soft pencil case

  • Scotch tape

  • Post-it Notes with lines (not the “Super Sticky” variety)

  • Comfortable headphones or earbuds in a Ziploc bag with your name on it – for your personal use

  • Dry erase markers (low odor if possible) and an eraser


Reminder: complete your school shopping using your classroom teacher’s supply list, which will be available this summer

Feel free to bring in your own scissors, colored pencils, crayons, etc. Each classroom will have a supply, but many students prefer to have their own.

As you shop for a backpack, please DO NOT buy one with wheels. Your choice of a backpack must fit easily into your cubby in the classroom.

Enjoy your summer and we will see you on September 6th!

Sincerely,

The Fourth Grade Team

General Supply List for Rising 5th Graders

Dear Rising 5th Grade Students and Families,


In an effort to make your supply shopping easier, the 5th grade team has created a general list of materials that all new 5th graders will need to bring in on the first day of school. Also, there are specific lists for each team of teachers. When you get your child’s schedule in August, please visit the page of your teacher team to find out about additional items you will need to purchase for those classes.


*This is a general 5th grade supply list, specific teams may alter material/supply needs slightly.

  • Three - Package of 5 tab dividers

  • Three - 1-½ inch 3 ring binder

  • One - Package of wide paper filler (100 count)

  • One - Package of hole reinforcers

  • Four - Marble Composition Notebooks (100 pages)

  • One - 7 Pocket Accordion Folder

  • One - Package of Crayola colored pencils (8 pack)

  • One - Package of 3 different color highlighters

  • Four pads of Post-Its (3x3 minimum)

  • Two - Packs of standard #2 pencils

  • One - Package of erasers

  • One - Package of colored pens

  • One - Pencil Pouch - Mesh, 3-ring

  • Six - Refill rolls of ¾ tape (dispenser not needed)

  • Two - Boxes of tissues

  • One - Package of index cards

  • One - Safety Goggles in a Zip-loc bag (Be sure that you bring goggles as opposed to safety goggles. Do not bring ski goggles, swimming goggles, or goggles with tinted lenses. Goggles should feel comfortable to wear.)

Cycle/Elective class supplies are not included in the general 5th grade supply list, as they are specific to related arts & support classes that may not appear on all schedules.


Do Not Purchase:

  • Liquid White Out

  • Zipper Binders/Trapper Keepers

  • Rolling backpacks

  • Gel pens

  • Permanent Markers


Thank you,

The Fifth Grade Team

Summer Reading List

Suggested reading lists for 3rd and 4th graders are available on Mrs. Antoniewicz's website. Please click here.


Outgoing 4th graders may also find summer reading selections at the LMS homepage. Choose "Summer Reading Suggestions." This page will be available in June.

SAVE THE DATE - VES open house

Wednesday, Aug. 30th, 8:30am-12pm

Village Elementary School

Come and take a walk through VES and find your next year's classroom before the start of the 2017-2018 school year!

3rd Grade Back to School Night - Save the Date

Wednesday, Sep. 27th, 6:30pm

100 Main Boulevard

Montgomery, NJ

4th Grade Back to School Night - Save the Date

Thursday, Sep. 28th, 6:30pm

100 Main Boulevard

Montgomery, NJ