VFE Falcon Family Newsletter
Dear Falcon Families,
Can you believe it? We just completed the first month of school! Thank you for partnering with us as we re-established our community and routines. We are off to a great start! We will be leveraging our relationships and routines to dig deeper academically this month. By the end of the first week of October, all students will have completed their benchmark assessments in reading and math. We will use this information to create plans to ensure each student has the support they need to succeed. You will hear more about your student's results in the coming weeks.
You will also notice that October is full of fun events. From the kick-off events for Art Docents and Watch DOGS to the Walkathon there will be numerous opportunities for you to be part of our campus community. We encourage each of you to take part in the events as you are able. If you haven't yet, please complete your volunteer application today!
Make it a great day to be a Falcon!
Wade Jerdee, Assistant Principal & Adam Uhler, Principal
Picture Day 10/7
Pictures can also be ordered online through the Dorian Website.
Walk A Thon
The Walk A Thon will be held Friday, October 21st.
Books and Beyond
October’s Monthly Highlight: Down Syndrome Awareness Month
The CDC states that each year, about 6,000 babies born in the United States have Down syndrome. This means that Down syndrome occurs in about 1 in every 700 babies.
5 Ways to show love and respect to someone with Down Syndrome:
1. Do not assume they do not understand you.
2. Always speak directly to the person, not the person with them.
3. Be kind with your words and body language.
4. Be inclusive.5. Know that every person with Down syndrome is unique, with their individual personality, strengths and support needs.
School Supplies Fee
THANK YOU to the parents who have already made their school supply donations.! It is extremely important that we collect the school supply fee from every student if possible. These funds help us supply school supplie that the students will need throughout the school year.
We have collected about of the school supply donations. If you haven't yet made your donation for school supplies, please send your $25 Fee in the following ways:
- Make an online payment
Directions for paying online:
Log on to SBLSD at www.sumnersd.org (not Family Access)
Hover over SCHOOLS on the top banner
Click on grades K-12
Scroll down to elementary schools and click on your school
Click on the dollar bill icon “Online Payments”
Click on the link “Direct payment Link Here”
Log in with your username and password (same as Family Access).
Click on your student that you would like to make a payment for
Click on “Shop”
Click on “Items at Student School”
Click on item you would like to pay
“School Supplies” “Grade Level” “Donation”
- Call the office to make your donation over the phone
- Send it with your student to school (ask them to drop it off in the office or give it to their teacher).
Car Pick Up Dismissal Reminders
Thank you for all of your help and cooperation during dismissal time! We are working toward our goal of being finished with dismissal by 3:25 and keeping the traffic flowing. We are almost there! Here are a few ways that you can help us reach our goal:
We would like to remind you about implementing a staggered release based on dismissal tag numbers. The staggered release should allow fewer cars to arrive on campus at the same time and keep traffic flowing. When the right cars are here at the right time, we can load 16 cars every minute. We are requesting that families maintain the following schedule.
Car tags 0-90 arrive on campus between 2:50-3:10
Car tags 91-181 get in line at 3:15
Car tags 182+ and any one-off requests get in line at 3:20 PM
To make the dismissal process more efficient, all students with a dismissal tag will get a corresponding tag for their backpacks.
Keeping students safe is our highest priority! Please have your dismissal tag hanging on your rear view mirror or your ID ready during dismissal so that we can ensure the safety of our students.
We appreciate your perseverance and patience!
We have resources to help families in need. Would a weekend food bag, clothing, or meal support during the holidays for your student be helpful? Please send an email to the school counselor at email@example.com to assist you with getting support.
Family Technology Agreement Forms
Reminder: Please have your student turn in their Technology agreement forms!
The Sumner-Bonney Lake School District (SBLSD) provides Chromebooks for all students to use at school and at home for educational purposes. Classroom teachers will review classroom and school rules for technology use appropriate to each grade level. It is required that every student has this form signed by a parent and on file. The forms were handed out Friday 9/16. Please return them as soon as possible.
Job Fair Oct. 6th
Come join the Sumner-Bonney Lake family! We are currently hiring classified staff for the 2022-23 school year, including:
- School Paraprofessionals
- Child Nutrition: Kitchen Assistants, Substitutes
- Transportation: Bus Drivers, Substitute Drivers
- Maintenance: Electricians, Custodians, Custodian Substitutes, HVAC Technician
We will be hosting a Classified Hiring Fair from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 at Lakeridge Middle School, 5909 Myers Rd E in Bonney Lake. Come hear about the different jobs and their benefits.
This will be a chance to meet with principals and directors, and even interview onsite. If you are interested in interviewing for one of our open positions, submit your résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the position you are interested in by Monday, Oct. 3. Please reach out if you have any questions to email@example.com.
To view more open positions, visit sumnersd.org/jobs or click here.
We look forward to seeing you on Oct. 6!
Vision and Hearing Screening 11/2
Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
This year's theme for Hispanic Heritage Month is "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation." You can read more information here: The National Council Hispanic Employment Program Managers.
We’d love to share how your building or department is recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month on our social media, newsletters and website. Tell us how you’re celebrating by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check our website for updates.
10/03-Late Start: School Starts at 10am
10/10-Late Start: School Starts at 10am
10/14- No SCHOOL -Staff Training Day
10/17-Late Start: School Starts at 10am
10/24-Late Start: School Starts at 10am
For other key dates, check your mailbox soon for the 2021-22 school year calendar.
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