Viper Monthly -December Edition



Dear Viper Families,

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! The next few weeks are busy as we head towards Winter Break. Your child will have their middle of year NWEA assessment as well as their reading benchmark assessment. These results will be mailed home with report cards after the 1st of the new year.

Thank you for taking time to complete our Title I Survey this fall. We are using your feedback to create a stronger bridge between home and school. Several families indicated that they wished to know more about what their students were learning on a daily basis. While the list below is not all of the Indiana standards our teachers are teaching, it highlights the priority standards for each grade in math and reading. If you have questions on how you can support your child at home with these skills, please reach out and we will point you toward some resources.

Community Support has been outstanding during the holiday season so far. We are truly lucky to partner with several organizations and churches. Thank you to the following:

Hill's Pet Nutrition

Sandi Rowe & Family

First Friends

Primex Plastics

Berry Plastics

Shop with a Cop

Dr. Reihman's Office

Bob McFarland & Family

Vaile Elementary School's Winter Program will be Thursday, December 2nd (6:00p.m.) at Civic Hall. Students should arrive between 5:30p.m. and 5:45p.m. The performance will start promptly at 6:00p.m. All students and adults will be required to wear masks inside Civic Hall. We truly appreciate your support with this. Students and Staff are excited to be able to have a live performance this year.

Lexia/Dreambox: Please don't forget your student has the opportunity to practice at home, every day with Lexia and Dreambox. You may access both through the Clever portal by CLICKING HERE. If your student needs their username and password, please contact their teacher.

Dates to Remember:

-11/29- Middle of the Year NWEA Testing Begins

-12/2- Winter Program @Civic Hall @6:00p.m.

-12/2- Picture Retake Day

-12/10- Vaile Spelling Bee

-12/13-12/17-Spirit Week

-12/20-1/4- No School for Students

-1/3-1/4- Teacher Work Days

-1/4- ELearning Day

-1/5- Students Return to School

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Tierney Stevenson


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Upcoming Skills by Grade Level

Throughout the month of December, your student will work on a variety of skills.
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The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.
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We use class dojo as our main communication tool. Please be sure to sign-up if you haven't yet. Your child's teacher will have the code needed to connect. The app is free!

The Leader in Me

For the month of December we will focus on Habit 5: Seek Frist to Understand then to be Understood.

The first part of Habit 5 teaches us to Seek First to Understand. How a person looks is often misleading. We need to know more about people to understand them. Understanding others takes time and knowledge of their unique character, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

The second part of Habit 5 is “…Then to Be Understood.” Part of being understood involves giving feedback to others. “I” messages, rather than “You” messages, focus on your feelings without accusing or putting others down. “I was hurt when I didn’t get asked to play,” rather than “You always leave me out” is an example of an “I” Message.

Read the statements below and practice responding using an "I" message.

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qué hay de comer

December Birthdays

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RCS Calendar

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