VAES Panther Press Newsletter
May 13, 2016
You Matter at VAES!
Thank you to our parents, volunteers and PTA who made last week a special week for our teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. We had many treats and special surprises which made this an even more terrific week with our students. Thank you on behalf of our staff for making us feel special.
I would like to invite you to join me in the library on Tuesday, May 17th from 11:45 - 12:45 for a Brown Bag Lunch with our Superintendent. Dr. Spies will discuss the future plans of a second elementary school as our enrollment numbers are increasing. This will be great time to get informed and to ask your questions. Bring your lunch and a friend!
As the end of the year is approaching, it is even more important to keep your normal routines going for your children at home to help them continue to be successful at school. Please keep reading with them each night, getting to bed as close to regular bedtime as possible, eating a healthy breakfast and being on time to school. We appreciate your support in the education of your child.
Spend time with your family holding them close during this 3 day weekend. Monday is a school holiday as we did not use the day as a bad weather day this year.
You Matter at VAES!
Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Spies - This Tuesday
Happenings Around the Campus
VAHS Jazz Band Visits Our Campus
4th Grade Special Concert
Kids Eat Free Summer Program
Summer Opportunity for our 4th Graders
Informal Awards Ceremonies on Wednesday, June 1st
The schedule will be as follows:
Kinder - approximately 9:30 after our HS Graduation Walk
1st - approximately 9:45 following our Kinder awards
2nd - 10:40
3rd - 1:30
4th - 12:35
Quarterly Test Schedule for Next Week
Wednesday, May 18th - 1st Grade Math, 2nd Grade Reading and 4th Grade Science
Important Cafeteria Information
Van Alstyne ISD Child Nutrition wants to give parents a friendly reminder that starting on April 29, 2016, students will not be allowed to charge meals for the remainder of the school year. This is to ensure Child Nutrition has all account balances in the positive. If you have any questions please call Elementary Cafeteria Manager Stephanie Lewis. We appreciate your understanding and patience with this situation. (903)482-8830
Please ensure your child's immunizations are up to date!
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
Monday, May 16 - Student Holiday (Unused Bad Weather Day)
Friday, May 20 - Buddy Day for our Students with HS Helpers
Monday, May 23 - Student Holiday (Unused Bad Weather Day)
Friday, May 27 - Kindergarten Rodeo
Monday, May 30th - Student Holiday (Memorial Day)
Wednesday, June 1st - Informal Awards Ceremonies during each grade level specials time for perfect attendance, A honor roll, and UIL awards
Thursday, June 2nd - Last Day of School - Early Release at 1:05