Welcome Back to the Farm

We can't wait to see you! #WeAreVincentFarm

Welcome Back

We are very excited for the 2019-2020 school year. This summer we had the privilege of being named the best public elementary school by Baltimore's Child. We are proud of the work our teachers, students, and families are doing to make VFES the best it can be. As we head toward a new year, our enrollment continues to grow. We are expecting over 800 students this year. As a result, we have some friendly faces changing places and we are welcoming some new members to the VFES family.

Changing Places:

Mrs. Macdonell 1st grade

Mrs. Strumsky 2nd grade

Mr. Ruppenkamp 5th grade

Welcome to the Family

Mrs. Walker Kindergarten

Mrs. Warble Kindergarten

Mrs. Collins 1st grade

Ms. Boss 2nd grade

Mrs. Parks 2nd grade

Ms. Stephens 2nd grade

Ms. Layfield 3rd grade

Mrs. Hollifield 3rd grade

Ms. Goins 3rd grade

Ms. Symalla 5th grade

Mrs. Santamaria Intermediate Functional Academic Learning Support

Kudos to Ms. Kelly and her Staff!!!!

As usual, Ms. Kelly and her staff continue to make our building look amazing. Our classrooms are all being cleaned, waxed, and prepared for teachers and students. The building looks just as good as it did when it opened. If you see Ms. Kelly or her staff, please let them know what an amazing job they are doing!

Teacher Assignments

Teacher assignments will be shared on BCPS One on August 19th. Please understand that assignments may change up until August 29th. In addition to sharing teacher assignments on BCPS One, we will also have them available at our Back to School Open House.

Back to School Open House

We will be doing an open house again this year. With the open house, you can come and go as your schedule allows. There will be information tables set up to help you with questions. The open house will be August 29th from 5:30PM-8:00PM.

Supply Lists

Student supply lists are available in the school Office from 8-3:30 each day. Lists have also been sent to Walmart and Target. Supply lists were also emailed to all families.

BCPS One Maintenance-Needs editing

Between Saturday, August 8, 2019 and Sunday, August 18, 2019, BCPS One will undergo annual maintenance and will be intermittently unavailable. On Monday, August 19, 2019, BCPS One will be available again to parents, students and staff with 2019-2020 school year information including class assignments. Please be aware that class assignments may change. We will do our best to have all classroom assignments accurate as of August 30, 2019.

BCPS One Privacy Preferences-Needs editing

Families are now able to update SY 2019-2020 Privacy Preferences for their students. In BCPS One, navigate to the Student Information tile on the Parent landing page. Once you are there, click on the Privacy Preferences icon. An additional option has been added for parents to acknowledge they have reviewed the information but don’t want to request additional privacy options for their student. Please complete this by September 30th.

Annual Student Information Review Form (Formerly the Emergency Contact Form)

The Annual Student Information Review forms will be distributed to parents by schools. On the form, parents can identify additional contacts who may receive View Only access to select student information in BCPS One. View only access to BCPS One allows a user to view student information such as attendance and report cards, as well as access the Learning Management System. Granting BCPS One view only access does not authorize the person to make any decisions regarding the student’s educational program or participate in school.

First Day of School for Students-September 3rd

School opens for students in grades 1-5 on Tuesday, September 3rd. Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten students will follow the gradual entry schedule. The gradual entry letter will be mailed on August 21st. All Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten students will have their first full day on September 5th. Our school times are 9:10 first bell and 9:25 late bell. It is very important that students are on time and in their classrooms ready to learn. Please try and have students here prior to 9:25 in order to give them time to get to their classrooms. With BCPS removing the extra 5 minutes to the school day that was added last year, our new end time will be 3:55. As we continue to provide a safe environment for our school, please be mindful that the speed limit in the school driveway and parking area is 5mph. In the morning, when dropping off students, the front of the building is kiss and go. Cars need to pull forward and parents need to stay in their vehicles. Starting at 9:10, there will be staff there to receive students. If there is a need to get out of the vehicle, we ask that you park in the lot and then walk with your child. If a student arrives after 9:25, a parent must bring them to the front office to sign them in for the day. For early dismissals, please make sure that a note is sent to the school. This will help make the pick up process more efficient and safe.


Attached is a link to the resource sheet for families. The resource sheet is designed to make families aware of our universal response procedures. If you have any questions about the resource sheet, please contact the school.


BCPS Food and Nutrition Guidelines

Food and Nutrition Guidelines

Policy and Rule 5470-Creating a Healthy School Environment

Policy and rule 5470 create guidelines for a healthy and wellness based environment at school. As part of the policy and rule, there are specific guidelines for the amount of calories students should consume while at school. In accordance with the guidelines listed in the rule and policy, we are going to discontinue the practice of having cupcakes or other treats that are not aligned with the policy. Any treats sent in to the school will be sent home at the end of the school day. If you would like to access additional information about BCPS' commitment to wellness, you can follow this link to the Office of Food and Nutrition Services. Additionally, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office.