VES Bluebird Update

Fall 2017

Halloween Reminders

As Halloween approaches, we would like to inform you of upcoming activities in which your children are welcomed to participate. On Tuesday, October 31st, we will hold our annual interactive Halloween Harvest Readers’ Theater Assemblies! VES students will be entertained by several teachers , staff members and Ms. Lacy as they use their silliest voices to read Halloween stories. Each class will also contribute to a collaboratively written story and enjoy it during a fun, large group read aloud!

Halloween parties will also take place on October 31st in every classroom. Parties will be planned, facilitated and attended by room parents and their designees only. Designated parent participants are required to check in at sign-in stations at the back entrance upon arrival.

Students are welcome to wear costumes for their class parties. We ask that children carry their costumes to school in a bag. Teachers will arrange for students to change into their costumes just before their class parties begin. Costumes should be quick and easy to change into and be free of props or difficult make-up applications. Your child’s teacher(s) and room parents will provide classroom party details.

Alternative activities will be available for students not participating in Halloween activities. Thank you for your support and cooperation in making Halloween organized, safe, and fun for everyone!

Join Us for the MES PTA Halloween Themed Indoor Movie Night

The fun starts at 5:30 p.m.!

Come dressed in your Halloween best (trophies will be awarded to the best dressed) and enjoy pumpkin decorating, a photo booth, tattoos and much more. There will also be pizza, popcorn, cotton candy and much more to eat! Best costume and decorated pumpkin will receive trophies!

Hotel Transylvania

Movie Starts promptly at 7:00PM

When: Friday, October 27th

Where: OHES Cafeteria

Pre-Register: $25 for a family of 5 (includes 2 pumpkins to decorate (additional pumpkins will be available to purchase), $30 at the door!

link to register: or simply send back the attached registration form via backpack mail.

Don't forget to bring an item to donate to our food pantry. The pantry is currently looking for small bottles of laundry detergent, hearty canned soup, jarred pasta sauce, boxed pasta, mac and cheese


Schools will be closed November 8-10. On November 8, teachers will be participating in professional development. November 9-10 are reserved for the annual NJEA Convention. Please mark your calendars!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 16, 17, 20, and 21 are reserved for Parent/Teacher conferences. Your child's classroom teacher(s) will communicate available times directly with you. Teachers will work to coordinate a mutually convenient time. In order to accommodate conferences, school will dismiss at 1:30 (Parent pick up will begin at 1:15). Lunch will be served each day.

There will also be an early dismissal on Wednesday, November 22nd to begin Fall Recess.


Once again, Village Elementary School students will be participating in Trick or Treat for UNICEF. They will be learning about what UNICEF does to help people in need and will be given UNICEF boxes for their collection. Peer Partners have the important job of collecting and counting all of the money that VES raises.

Young Scholars Institute Fundraiser

The Village School students will be participating in our annual service learning project to support the Young Scholars Institute fundraising project starting in late November. Young Scholars is a community-based support and mentoring program for students in Trenton. You will receive more information in the upcoming weeks.

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