Vienna-Finley Voice

October 28, 2016 Issue 11

Let's Plan for the Future!

November 4- Harlem Ambassadors @ Meyer Gym 6:00PM

November 8- No School- Election Day

November 11 @ 9:00AM- Veterans Day Program

November 14-18- National Education Week

December 3- Cheerleading and Basketball Picture Day

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Happy Birthday!

October 25

Debra Holmes

Brooklyn Linne

October 26

Abrry Justice

October 27

Chase Vaughn

October 28

William Murphy

Madyson Palmer

October 31

William Goble

Maddox Penrod

November 2

Evan Davidson

November 4

Memphis Jenkins

Carmen Brown

November Students of the Month!

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Congratulations to our November Students of the Month! Check out our Students of the Month Board by the office!
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Thank you for our beautiful office pumpkin Mrs. Densford!

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Just Say No Contest Winners

So proud of these students. They submitted either a drawing or an essay about living drug free for Red Ribbon Week.
2nd grade: Kathern Hancock & Kacey Conder
3rd grade: Trevin Baldwin & Jace Luttrel
4th grade: Daniel Jones
5th grade: Jackson Taylor & Dawson Richey

Thank you to all the students who participated! I will be sending home their submissions next week.

Thank you to our SCSD2 athletic director, Jamie Lowry, for donating an all seasons/all sports pass for our overall winner. I'm sure Dawson Richey will put that to good use!!

Congratulations to our winners!!

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Pennies for Patients

During the first week of November, we will be doing a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The fundraiser is called "Pennies for Patients". It's amazing how much money we can raise for a good cause just by collecting old change that's around the house or in the car. In the past, we have been able to donate over $1,000. We will have a kick off assembly during lunches on Tuesday 11/1. The class that raises the most money will receive a pizza party. Please visit the following website for more information. I am in the process of setting up our on-line donation page. I will post that information when that is complete.

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If you've lost something, check out our lost and found by the gym. With cooler weather approaching, you may need that long, lost coat or jacket soon!

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Thank you Signature Countertops!

During our Walk-A-Thon, each student received a special pedometer to keep. These were one of the best incentives for staying healthy and the students loved them! Thank you Chris and Beth Garten of Signature Countertops! We appreciated them so much!
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Kinsa Smart thermometer information:

Reminder: If you haven’t joined the VFES group on your Kinsa app, please do so ASAP!

Here is a direct link for help in setting up the Kinsa app and joining the school group:

Here families can find:

  • Training video for parents on how to join your school group & participate in FLUency
  • Link to our program FAQs

If further assistance is needed, please contact Deb Holmes, school nurse, at the following email:

Make sure you join our group when you download the app. Downloading the app is necessary to use the thermometer and it's how we obtained the grant for these. Please download the app and join our group by November 1st.

5th Grade Basketball/Cheerleading Eligibility

Scott County School District 2

Fifth Grade Extra-Curricular Academic Eligibility

The following academic guidelines will apply to all fifth grade students who participate in basketball or cheerleading during the 2016-2017 school year.

  1. Students must maintain passing grades (D or above) in all subjects to be eligible to participate in basketball and/or cheerleading.

  2. Progress reports will be run for participating students on Friday afternoon following lunch. The names of players/cheerleaders who have an “F” in one or more subjects will be reported to the Elementary Athletic Director.

  3. On Saturday:

  • Students WILL be allowed to participate in basketball games.

  • The AD will notify coaches of players/cheerleaders who are ineligible for the upcoming week.

  1. Ineligible players/cheerleaders WILL NOT be allowed to attend practices or participate in games the following week.

  2. Academically ineligible players/cheerleaders WILL NOT be allowed to participate in practices or games until eligibility requirements are met.

NOTE: Ineligibility is served week to week not game to game. For example, a player who receives a failing grade in math on Friday, November 3rd will be allowed to play on Saturday, November 4th, but he/she cannot practice the following week. The player has no failing grades on Friday, November 11th, but there are no games the following day. Since the player’s eligibility is restored, he/she can practice the week of November 14th AND participate in the game(s) scheduled for Saturday, November 19th. In this case, the player would miss no game time.

Cheerleading Practice Schedule

Kindergarten and First grades are practicing on Fridays only 3:15-4:30

Wednesdays and Fridays 3:15-5:00 (all other grades except Mrs. Jennifer Smith's squad)

Mrs. Jennifer Smith's squad will practice from 5:30-6:30 on Thursdays

If there are any cancellations or changes, the coaches with let you know.

All Boys Basketball and Cheerleading teams have been filled. We will not be accepting any additional cheerleaders or basketball players at this time.

K/1st grade games will be played at McClain Hall while the 2nd-5th graders will have games at the middle school. December 3rd will be the only day K/1st will play at the middle school.

REVISED SCHEDULE: Please disregard other schedule

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Click below for the breakfast and lunch menus or visit the nutrislice app.

The Weather is CHANGING...

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Make sure you are dressed for the weather. If it is cold and you are wearing shorts or do not have a coat, you will not go outside to recess.

Important Information

With the cold/flu season rapidly approaching, please keep the following in mind:

-Any medication sent in for a student to take during the school day, including cough drops, requires a consent form to be completed. Sending in a signed parent note is NOT acceptable for the nurse to be able to give medications to your child.

-Prescription medications that must be given during the school day require a consent form that includes the prescribing physician’s signature as well as, the parent/guardian signature.

-Over-the-counter medications (Tylenol, cough drops, etc.) require a consent form that includes the parent/guardian signature.

Both of these consent forms can be found on the Vienna Finley website under the Parent tab. Forms are also available in the school nurses office.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school nurse.

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Girl's Basketball Sign Up will go out in late November.

Vienna-Finley Celebrates Top Fund-Raisers in Walk-A-Thon!

Students at Vienna-Finley recently participated in the annual Walk-A-Thon fundraiser, which raises money to pay for field trips and prizes throughout the school year. Students who raised $75 or more were treated to an ice cream party today. The party was sponsored by Hampton Oaks Health Campus. The students who earn the party were able to enjoy ice cream, many toppings, and music during the party.