VES Bluebird Update

December 2017/January 2018

Dear Families, The VES family wishes you the very best for a happy holiday season and a Happy New Year! Enjoy this special time with your friends and loved ones. We look forward to seeing you again in 2018!

Winter Break Reminders

Friday, December 22nd will be an early dismissal day. The student day will end at 1:30. Parent pick up will begin at 1:15.

We'll see our students back at VES on January 2nd.

Village School's Young Scholars Institute Gifts Have Been Delivered

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of the VES students, families and staff we shared joy with others this holiday season. Last week, VES Peer Partners loaded boxes of food, turkeys, pies, and presents for 43 children and clothing donations into multiple trucks and vehicles. They were bursting at the seams thanks to our wonderful VES and MTSD community. On Saturday, December 16th, Village School staff, their families and the Malhotra family traveled to the Young Scholars Institute in Trenton to deliver the food, gifts and clothes.

Our VES elves, led by our brilliant coordinator and 4th grade teacher, Ms. Hum and her team of VES colleagues, had a memorable morning with YSI Executive Director, Jerri Morrison, her staff and YSI families. Thanks to Mrs. Morrison and YSI Board member, Steve Smotrich, formerly of Montgomery, this partnership celebrates its 22nd year. The looks of wonder on the faces of the children and parents as they walked in to YSI and saw the many gifts, made us feel so proud of the kindness and caring of our VES students. Parents expressed that their children would never forget this holiday and would have memories of it forever. It was such a special day that Channel 6 Action News came to capture the moment, interviewing the students and staff about what this project means to them.

Thank you again for making this project a terrific success!

Click here to see the pictures posted on the VES website’s Twitter feed.

NY Yankee, Dellin Betances Visited VES

Hess Corporation and Baylor College of Medicine partnered in a STEM Educational Outreach program using Hess Toy Trucks as learning tools to enhance science, teaching, and learning. Dellin Betances helped our Math/Science Supervisor, Mrs. Glover and third grade teacher, Mrs. Cresap deliver one of these lessons to Mrs. Cresap's class! We began our day with our live VES News broadcast, where Mr. Betances was a guest. All of our VES students had a chance to greet him. After that, the third graders in Mrs. Cresap's class got to work. They experienced a lesson on force, which challenged students to build a bridge using various supplies that would support a Hess Truck and a loader truck. Mr. Betances gave some helpful hints along the way, then tested the students' engineering projects. He also spoke with the class about how math and science are used in baseball and signed autographs for students. Thank you, third grade parent, Mr. Mayer of Hess Toy Truck for making this visit possible.

Click here to scroll through pictures of Mr. Bentances' visit on our Twitter feed.

Update on our New VES Band Room

The band room construction project is very near completion. We are excited to report that the finishing touches will be completed during the first week of January and furniture and cabinetry will be installed the following week. We expect to be using our new space very soon thereafter.

Click here to scroll through pictures of our new band room on our Twitter feed.

New Years Around the World

Friday, Jan. 19th 2018 at 6:30pm

Village Elementary School

Science and Invention Convention

Saturday, Jan. 20th 2018 at 9am

Montgomery High School

Registration deadline is January 6th! Please click here for more information.

First Marking Period Report Card Access

First marking period report cards will be available online through Parent Resources starting Friday, February 2nd at 3:45. They will be available until March 2nd. During this time, you will be able to view, print, and save.

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