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March is National Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month! You can celebrate by making one healthy change to your child’s diet. Adding more fruits and vegetables to a child’s diet is a good way to do this, since they contain vitamins, minerals and fiber - all necessary for a growing body.
It can sometimes be a challenge to get kids to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, so if you are interested in obtaining more information about increasing the amount and variety of fruits and vegetables that your child eats, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) website has many tips to help.
During the month of March, handouts will be available in the cafeteria (near the bulletin board) and in the main office at VES.
You're Invited to Family Math Night
Families, come play and problem solve together! Please click here for more information.
Author Suzy Kline Will Be Visiting Third Graders
Dad's Night Out
Friday, March 10th, 6:30-8:30pm
Author Ralph Fletcher is Coming to VES
VES Celebrates African-American History Month
Village School is celebrating African-American History Month with an exhibit created by curator, storyteller and retired educator, Mrs. Elizabeth Carter Lacy - Ms. Lacy's mother. The exhibit tells the rich and inspiring history of New Lincoln School which was a segregated school in Trenton from 1924-1946. Visitors will learn about New Lincoln School's strong community, student achievements and prominent graduates including federal judge Leon Higginbotham, former New York Mayor, David Dinkins and trumpeter, Bill Lacy - Ms. Lacy's father. Former Princeton Mayor Jim Floyd is also a New Lincoln School graduate. Special thanks to the PTA for its support! Mrs. Lacy will also meet with small groups of fourth graders to share more information about her experiences as a student at New Lincoln School and the importance of collecting and sharing history.
Teacher, Mrs. Grande, her colleagues and students have also coordinated a series of African-American biographical presentations that air on the VES news throughout the month!
District Choir Concert
Wednesday, March 22nd, 6:30pm
Montgomery High School
Read Across America is March 2nd
Student Item Reminder
Fifth Grade Orientation
Third Grade Met Meteorologist, John Marshall
Ever wonder what it would take to forecast the weather? Thanks to a PTA Grant written by Village Elementary School’s technology teacher Jim Dolan, our 3rd graders learned just that! Tuesday, January 24, Meteorologist John Marshall, from Channel 2 News, New York visited Village Elementary School with his mobile weather studio.
In a full STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) immersion our students had the opportunity to become a weather forecaster for the day. With a mobile forecasting station 3rd graders learned about the instruments used to predict the weather and the science behind our 5-Day Forecast. Through an interactive presentation, students experienced different types weather, the water cycle, and the reason for seasons.
Our favorite part? The mobile weather studio. Here, student volunteers met Green Screen Technology. Students took turns reporting the weather, catching snowflakes, and even “escaping” a tornado!
We cannot thank our PTA enough for funding this phenomenal experience, and look forward to Meteorologist John Marshall’s visits in the coming years.