VAES Panther Press Newsletter

December 18, 2015

You Matter at VAES!

Here is our latest group of "Pawsitive" Panthers! Congrats to these students!

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Principal's Pulse

We want to thank you for a fantastic first semester at VAES. Thank you for your love, your support and your help in educating your children. We also want to thank you for the thoughtful notes, sweet treats and goodies this week in case we missed you personally.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful holiday celebration with your loved ones as you cherish the time spent together making memories!

We will see you on Tuesday, January 5th for the beginning of the second semester.

You Matter at VAES!

Elizabeth Smith and Kristi Odom

Spirit Stick Honoring Children

We want to thank the PTA for providing all of our students and staff a beautiful Spirit

Stick in honor of Reagan and Grant Small. This will serve as a reminder to all of us of the friendship we share with them and their family. The children received the sticks this week at school to wear on their backpacks. Thank you to the PTA for honoring the children in this sweet way.

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VAES Receives the 2015 Educational Alliance Grant

Mrs. Odom, our Assistant Principal, accepted a check on behalf of VAES from the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Program in the amount of $500 to be used to encourage our students to pursue studies and careers in fields involving math and science. Thank you to Mr. Milton Brown from Douglass Distributing who presented the check to our campus.
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Kindergarten VAULT Nominations Due

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Today's Activities...

Our students spent the morning reading with partners, completing Christmas math, creating and testing marshmallow catapults, working on the computer and tasting some hot chocolate.
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Then, this afternoon...

Our students thoroughly enjoyed eating in their rooms and spending time together in their Christmas parties!

Making Memories...

Thank you to all of the parents who brought treats, set up rooms and conducted the activities for our kiddos. They really appreciate all you do for them.
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UIL Winners

Here is the final list of UIL winners. We placed 2nd overall in the competition, and we are proud of our young panthers! Congratulations to these children for their hard work!
Volunteer Background Check Form

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

Tuesday, January 5th - First Day of 2nd Semester

Thursday, January 7th - Donuts with Dads

Monday, January 18th - Student Holiday

Tuesday, January 26th - Curriculum Night for Parents and Students

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PTA Information - Click the link below for this week's PTA news.

You Matter to VAES...pass it on!

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