September 8, 2017 Issue 5
September 8- Walk-A-Thon Packets and Progress Reports come home!
September 13- K-Kids meeting
September 25-29- College GO Week!
October 20- Walk-A-Thon and Fall Festival (Rain Date for Walk-A-Thon only: October 27)
November 10- Veterans' Day program
Happy Birthday to YOU!
PBIS Braves Bucks
We have a great new way to keep in touch at VFES! EventLink!
Fun at Vienna-Filey
Hat Day at Vienna-Finley
Grandparent's Day at Vienna-Finley
September Students of the Month
Our students of the month for September were chosen for being Patient and Kind. This is one of our PBIS initiatives and these students exhibit it by smiling, working well with others, using the appropriate voice level, and being polite and kind to others around them.
Our first Box Tops contest of the year goes along with the school baseball theme. "Let's all PITCH in Box Tops!" The contest will run until Friday, October 6. The class with the most box Tops will win a pizza party.
Tentative Vienna-Finley Calendar
Updated School Calendar 2017-2018
The YMCA is cancelled during early dismissal days. More information will be coming from the YMCA.
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Welcome to Vienna-Finley!
Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures
Dear Vienna-Finley Families,
The start of the year is hectic. One helpful reminder is that breakfast is served from 7:30-8:00 AM. Students need to arrive with enough time before 8:00 AM to finish eating, so they are not late to class.
Drop-off/pick-up lines can be time consuming. To help quicken the lines, we've found a few suggestions that really help the process move more smoothly. We are asking for your help us with this as we set up a successful new year.
Drop-Off: Students can be dropped off from 7:30-8:00 AM. Please pull all the way forward to the first available designated areas. We don't want children walking in the grass, because it's sometimes slippery and we can't supervise them as closely. Once you pull into the drop-off/pick-up numbered area, we would like the students to exit the car independantly. We will have staff there to assist them. There are red and green lines on the sidewalk. We ask the students to walk on the green lines, as they in a safer area and away from traffic. As you pull around the building, please have your student(s) have their backpack/lunch box and belongings ready, unbuckle (please help them learn how to do this independantly, if they can't already), and give goodbye hugs/kisses prior to pulling into your numbered drop-off area. This will help speed the line tremendously for everyone.
Pick-Up: During the pick-up process, everything operates basically the same only in reverse. Please remain in the three lanes once they are available as that helps get traffic off of the highway. Please pull all the way forward to the end of the three lane lines. Once Mrs. Barrett signals you forward from there, you will go into a single lane again. Pull all the way forward to the marked pick-up areas. Again, please encourage students to get into the car independantly so that you can move forward. If you need to assist in buckling your student, please pull forward around the corner so that other students can be placed in their cars.
Thank you so much for assisting with making these smooth transitions.
Students of the Month!
Breakfast of Champions
Our amazing cafeteria staff prepares a delicious breakfast for our students every morning. Breakfast is available from 7:30-8:00 each morning. If your child plans to eat, please try to have him/her at school before 7:55, so they have ample time to eat without being late to class.
Make The Most of Your Messages
Please set up your voicemail if you haven't already. It can be overlooked, but makes it difficult for us to reach you. When staff needs to contact you about your child, often they are unable to leave a message if your voicemail isn't set up. In the case of an emergency, we may need to get in touch with you.
We've all heard it..."Stranger Danger," but can the safety and security of our school be at risk if we don't make sure that we all help? We realize that the safety of our students is our top priority. All visitors need to go through the office, no matter the time of day. If you notice someone picking a child up, please direct them to the office and do not invite them into our school through alternate doors. The safety of our students is important and we appreciate your help.
We take many pictures at Vienna-Finley. We use those pictures to celebrate all of the amazing experiences your child is having at school. We will promote these activities on the school website, on the schools' Facebook page, in the Giveaway, Good News Chronicle and the Vienna- Finley Voice Newsletter. If you do NOT want your child's photos included in these promotions, you must provide your request in writing to Mrs. Barrett as soon as possible.
Let's Get Connected!
We like to send home communication, newsletters and reminders often via email. Please call the office and have Mrs. Graves 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!
You can also connect through our new Parent Canvas group. Simply visit https://scsd2.instructure.com/courses/2791. This is a great resource for parents that includes calendars, newsletters, safety information and policies.
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