VAMS Panther Pause Newsletter
January 15, 2016
- Monday, January 18 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day/ Staff Development - no school for students
- Friday, January 22 - STAR card iPod in advisory
- Thursday, January 28 - Progress Reports
NO school on Monday, January 18th
Spelling Bee Champion
Teacher of the Month
Ja'Lasia Anderson - 5th Grade
Cade Milroy - 6th Grade
Parker Ritchie - 7th Grade
Kayla Bellamy - 8th Grade
Way to go! You make us proud!
Outdoor Classroom Vegetable Garden Coming Soon!
Some of our students are working on securing donations to build 5 raised vegetable gardens as an extension of our Outdoor Classroom. When completed the vegetable gardens will be 4’ x 8’ in size and grow a variety of vegetables. Students will learn valuable life skills and become immersed in hands on science and math concepts. To date, LOWES in Sherman and McKinney have graciously agreed to donate the materials needed to construct one vegetable garden each. A huge thank you to LOWES for helping us make our project a reality!
Parent Survey Coming next week.
Gifted and Talented Referrals
Referrals are now being accepted for the Van Alstyne Unique Learners and Thinkers (VAULT) program. VAULT is designed to provide academic challenge for children who have been identified as gifted and talented through a process of academic testing. Children, who possess the ability to function above their current grade level, or demonstrate outstanding academic performance, should be carefully considered.
Parent and teacher evaluations constitute two of the six assessment parameters used to determine placement in VAULT. Therefore, I strongly encourage that you consult with your child's classroom teacher prior to requesting a referral to be tested.
Parent Inventory forms are available in the office at the middle school office. The deadline for parental referrals is February 5th. If you have any questions regarding VAULT, please contact the undersigned at the school.
Ryan Coleman, Principal
Rachel Sevarino, VAULT Coordinator
*Van Alstyne ISD VAULT referrals receive the testing component of the GT assessment every two years. Though, teacher and parent inventories can be updated yearly. If the referral was tested last year, only teacher and parent inventories will be updated on the student profile sheet this year.
School Board Appreciation Month
Scholarship in honor of Reagan and Grant Small
Van Alstyne Education Foundation
PO 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much,
Girls Basketball - Thursday, January 21 @ 4:30 vs. Lone Oak @ home (7B, 8B, 7A, 8A)
Boys Basketball - Thursday, January 21 @ 4:30 @ Lone Oak (7B, 8B, 7A, 8A)
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