Welcome Back to the Farm
We can't wait to see you! #WeAreVincentFarm
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.
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!!!!
Back to School Open House
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
BCPS One Privacy Preferences-Needs editing
Annual Student Information Review Form (Formerly the Emergency Contact Form)
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.
UNIVERSAL RESPONSE PROCEDURES: WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW
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.