VES Bluebird Update
Carnival Spirit Days - May 5th and 6th
PTA Spring Festival
Friday, June 17th, 5:30-8:30pm
244 Orchard Road
Movin' On Up Party - for all fourth graders
Friday, June 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm
Lower Middle School, Montgomery, NJ
Noteworthy Dates at VES
May 14 (1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.): Music From the Heart's "Wizard of Oz," MHS
May 18: 2nd Graders Come to 3rd Grade and Tour VES
May 18 (7:00 p.m.): Incoming 3rd Grade Parent Orientation Night
May 20 (6:30-8:30 p.m.): 4th Grade Art Show and Book Fair Family Event
May 25: 4th Graders Take NJASK Science
May 30-31: Schools Closed
June 2 (6:30-8:30 p.m.): Third Grade Art Show and Concert (6:30: lunch 1 - 7:30: lunch 2)
June 3: Teacher for a Day Raffle
June 6: Guest Jazz Band Assembly
June 6 (7:00 p.m.): Spring Band Concert @ Montgomery High School
June 8 (7:00 p.m.): Spring Chorus and Orchestra Concert @ Montgomery High School
June 9: Fun Day (Rain Date: June 14)
June 15: Teacher for a Day
June 16 (7:00 p.m.): 3rd Grade Parent Band Presentation
June 20: End of Year Parties
June 21: Last Day of School - Clap-Off and Sing Along
Scholastic Book Fair is Coming to VES!
Come Friday, May 20th (between 6:30 and 8:30) for Art, Fun, Games and Family Shopping!
VES Thanks the MTEF!
Lost and Found Clothing Donation
A Note From The Health Office
Patricia Cizin - Phone (609) 466-7606 (ext. 2600) Fax (609) 466-7190
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.
If your child currently has medication in stock in the health office, plan to stop by anytime on June 21st 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, 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, 2016 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.
I wish you a healthy and relaxing summer.
Patricia Cizin, Rn, CSN, MSN
2016-2017 Placement Process
Parents of current 3rd or 4th graders are welcome to share any vital information with me that the school does not have. This information must be in writing and may not include requests for specific teachers or students. Please note that pertinent information shared with me in previous years must be resubmitted. Letters or emails must be received by June 17th.
Report Card Access
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggested Summer Reading
Outgoing 4th graders may also find summer reading selections at the LMS homepage. Choose "Summer Reading Suggestions." This page will be available in June.
General 2016-2017 Supply List for Rising 3rd 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 (standard plastic rectangular one)
- 1 highlighter
- 4 Post-it note pads
- 4 composition notebooks
- 4 glue sticks
- Comfortable headphones or earbuds in a Ziplock bag with your name on it for 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!
The Third Grade Team
General 2016-2017 Supply List for Rising 4th Graders
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 Ziplock 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 in August
Feel free to bring your own scissors, colored pencils, crayons, etc. Each classroom will have a supply, but many students prefer to have their own.
Enjoy your summer and we will see you on September 6th.
The Fourth Grade Team
General 2016-2017 Supply List for Rising 5th Graders
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 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. Please visit this link for the 5th grade supply list website and more information.
The Fifth Grade TEam
Online Tools to Prevent Summer Regression
Raz-Kids is a reading program that will differentiate reading instruction for your child by providing access to hundreds of animated leveled books. Students can listen to books for modeled fluency, read books with pronunciation and vocabulary support and record their own reading. They are able to complete interactive quizzes at the end of the book to check for understanding. Your child should have received his or her login and password already. If not, please check with your child's teacher.
Odyssey is another web-based resource available to help students review content and practice skills in Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts. Student logins have already been provided, and Village School students have been using it both at school and at home. Differentiated learning paths are pre-programmed and available for each student to use this summer.
Raz-Kids and Odyssey can be accessed from our school website, along with several other recommended web-based educational programs.