Vienna-Finley Voice

February 22, 2019 Issue 24

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(Check out the upcoming events at Vienna-Finley)

February 18- Archery forms coming home (grades 4-5)

February 21- Math Bowl Competition

February 11-March 8th- Collecting donations for Jump Rope for Heart

February 27- Pajama Day for $1 to support CRADLE of Scott County

March 6- PJ Day for $1 to support Bowl For Kids Sake

March 7- Spring Picture Day

March 7- SHS Disney Presentation

March 8- Jump Rope for Heart

March 12- Club 3:16 until 4:30pm

March 13- Hat Day for $1 to support Riley Hospital

March 18th (Make-up day)

March 19th (Make-up day)

March 20th (Make-up day)

March 21st (Make-up day)

April 4- Science Night @ 5:30-6:30 (tentative times)

April 9- Club 3:16 until 4:30pm

April 9- County Spelling Bee in SMS Great Room @ 7PM

April 18- Class Group Picture Day

May 17 @ 6:00 Grades 3-5 Music Concert

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Happy Birthday!

February 22

Adan Soto

Oliver Soto

Connor Maschino

February 23

Jayla Johnson

Briar McCrady

February 24

Bentley Scott

February 25

Mark Lucas

February 26

Gavin Walton

February 28

Kinley Huntsinger

Pie in the Face!

Thank you for raising over $1,700 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Thank you to Mrs. Vaughn for organizing the event and Mrs. McCoskey, Mrs. Salas, and Mrs. Barrett for getting pied! A great big thank you goes to Weston, Marcus, and Danny for doing such a great job throwing the pies!

Congratulations to our Math Bowl team!

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Our Math Bowl team earned 2nd place in our division at the competition on Thursday, February 21st!

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Bring $1 or more donation to wear a hat on Wednesday, March 13th to support Riley Hospital. This hat day is sponsored by our K-Kids.

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Bring a $1 or more donate to wear PJ's on March 6th. Sponsored by our K-Kids.

Thank you Sophie, Mrs. Helton, and Mrs. Barrett for representing Vienna-Finley!

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Congratulations to the Scottsburg Elementary team! Thank you to Sophie Gricius and Mrs. Tonia Helton for representing Vienna-Finley very well and to Jamie Lowry and Lisa Schultz for organizing such a wonderful event! Thank you to Graceful Images for this wonderful picture!

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K-Kids are Setting the Pace for Giving!

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The K-Kids will be having a Pajama Day on Wednesday, February 27th for $1. All money collected will be donated to help Cradle.

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Also, we will start collecting items for the Riley Hospital Parent Cart. Items needed include: Fleece Blankets chap stick deodorant shaving cream mouthwash (travel size) hairbrushes game books, (ex: word searches) candy bars slippers q-tips razors shampoo/conditioner (travel size) gum/mints

Great job giving back!

Vienna-Finley raised $554 for Felix through the Valentine’s sucker sales! Our PTO sponsored the fundraiser with help from our amazing K–kids!

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Congratulations to our DI Team!!!

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The Vienna-Finley Braves Destination Imagination team, coached by Mrs. Brittany Banister, competed in the Rising Stars competition this morning in Jasper, Indiana. They did a fantastic job!

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Jump Rope for Heart!

Mark your calendar, tell Alexa to remind you, do whatever it takes because our entire school is about to officially kick-off our first ever Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association! Last year, we jumped rope for heart, and you better believe we’re going to continue JUMPING ROPE to help those with special hearts! But this year, we have even more fun activities and ways to learn about heart health and save lives.

For more than 40 years, the American Heart Association has supported schools like ours, and we’re thrilled to work together again this year to have fun, raise money and learn how nutrition and being active can help us live longer, healthier lives.

First things first! We have an easy way for you to raise money online by having your very own fundraising page. Simply follow these steps:

  1. JOIN OUR TEAM Go to (on your phone or computer) and search for our school then click “Sign Up”
  2. DOWNLOAD THE APP for iPhone or Android by searching for Kids Heart Challenge. You can unlock your Heart Heroes, bring them to life, and raise donations on the go!
  3. JUMP START YOUR DONATIONS $10 teaches more than 200 adults how to save a life by recognizing the signs of heart attack or stroke and how to administer CPR or use an AED. YOU can make a difference!

Help us fight heart disease by earning our instant heart heroes Echo and Finn with your first online donation of at least $10. Earn Ruby right away when you raise at least $40 online.

Thank you so much for supporting our school and the American Heart Association. We are so excited to be learning about heart health on our campus. See how your donations impact families like Finn's.

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REVISED Girls Elementary Basketball Schedules

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Our popcorn charity for the month of February is the Scott County Clearinghouse.

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Many of our classes offer a time for students to eat a snack if they choose to bring one from home. We do not supply these, so if your child does not bring one, he/she may not get a snack during that time. Please send in snacks if you would like for your child to have one. If you would like to donate snacks for those who do not have one, please send those to your child's teacher.

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We now have an additional lunch option on Mondays and Fridays for the students of a pizza Lunchable. Yum!

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Our box tops competition will end on Friday, March 8th. The GRADE with the most turned in will get a free recess with popsicles! We'd like to remind everyone to keep sending them in and to be mindful of expiration dates on the box top. Also please put your child’s teacher's name on your baggie or container so we know which class to give credit to on our achievement board.

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New, Updated School Calendar for 2018-2019

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How can you access this newsletter?

Our weekly newsletter is in a friendly format that can open on smart phones, computers, tablets or any internet enabled device easily without the need to download photos. We have them posted to our Pinterest page, our Facebook, and Twitter pages, and our Parents and Students Canvas page every Friday afternoon. Don't miss out, because they are always jam-packed with pictures and upcoming events, as well as important information. You won't miss a thing if you are connected to the Vienna--Finley Voice each week!

Social Media and Newsletters

We love to take pictures and promote the wonderful things happening at Vienna-Finley. If you would NOT like your child's picture used in newsletters or social media, please provide that request in writing to Mrs. Barrett by Wednesday, August 22. We are already beginning to see amazing things in our classrooms and around our school that are post-worthy.
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Volunteers at Vienna-Finley

Volunteers are important to the success of every school in Scott 2, such as helping with classroom activities, chaperoning field trips, or even just having lunch with your child. If you'd like to volunteer or visit our schools, we ask that you help us keep our school safe by submitting the required background check. The DCS portion of the check can take some time, so please make sure you submit all paperwork by September 14, 2018, even if you don't plan to help at the school until next spring. Completing all background check requirements by Sept. 14 will ensure the process can be completed in time to participate in a school activity. Any submission after Sept. 14 may delay the process and delay participation in a school school activity. Thank you for your planning and assistance.

Let's Talk Safety!

All morning car riders should be dropped off on the west side of the building by the doors that lead into the gymnasium. Our doors open at 7:30 A.M. Students should not be dropped off in front of the building. At the end of the day all car riders should be picked up on the west side of the building. Please do not come into the office at the end of the day unless you are signing your student out early for an appointment or if you have made prior arrangements with the office. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep our students safe and making the drop off and dismissal process run smoothly.

Please be sure to contact the school early with any schedule or transportation changes and always have the car tag visible in your windshield. This helps the line rum smoothly and ensures that your child get into the correct vehicle.

Flip Flops

For the safety of our students, especially on the playground, they are not permitted to wear backless shoes or flip flops. Thank you for understanding. This is in an effort to keep them safe, healthy and happy.

Let's Get Connected!

We like to send home communication, newsletters and reminders often via email. Please call the office and have Mrs. Napier add your email address to your Harmony Family Access account if you haven't already. If you do not have an email address and would like help setting one up, we would be more than happy to assist you. Many people have email on their smart phones and that works great for home/school communication too! Just let us know how we can help. We would love to share the great things happening at VFES with you!

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