Message from the Principal

Week of October 18, 2021

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Message from the Principal


Dear Virginia Lake Families,



Halloween is quickly approaching! We will have a Fall Spirit Week the week of October 25th. The themes are below and reminders will be shared with families daily. We look forward to celebrating the season of fall with our students.


We will have a Halloween Parade with all of our students the morning of Friday, October 29th. Families are welcome to come and watch the parade. Please stand alongside the parade route highlighted in red. We do ask that spectators leave the sidewalks clear for our student parade. Our staff will also be dressed in a surprise theme to celebrate Halloween. Classroom parties will be in the afternoon. Students will be celebrating with activities that are planned by our PTA room parents with a " Party in a Bag".


Our bus evacuation drill was canceled on Friday due to a bus driver shortage. We will share the new date when it becomes available.


This upcoming Friday, we will have our first PBIS celebration, a Glow Stick party! Every month our staff analyzes our student referral data to make decisions about areas to target regarding expected behaviors. We also celebrate our student’s success if 90% of our students are without a major referral. I am proud to share that in September 96% of the students at Virginia Lake were major free. Way to go Dolphins!


Let’s make it a great week!


With Kindest Regards,


Patti Van Winkle, Principal

Halloween Parade Route

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PTA Trunk or Treat Event

The PTA will be hosting a Trunk or Treat Event at Virginia Lake on Friday, October 29th from 5:30-6:30. Families are invited to enjoy an evening filled with fun and goodies.


We are looking for volunteers to participate in decorating their cars for the event. If you are interested, please sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E49AEA62EA0F85-halloween


We hope to see everyone at our Trunk or Treat event!

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PTA Dine and Share

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Virginia Lake Highlights

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Concurrent Learning

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to offer concurrent learning to our in-person students if/when they have been directed to quarantine if they are deemed a close contact to a positive individual or to go into isolation due to testing positive for COVID-19. We will ONLY allow students who have medical documentation or have been directed by the school nurse and approved by the building principal to quarantine or isolate. Students that have been directed to quarantine and approved to participate in concurrent learning for a specified period of time will be given a device and a link to the Google Meet to participate in learning. Students on vacation, out of the country, or home ill with any other illness will NOT be allowed to participate in concurrent learning. They will be marked absent per BOE policy 7:070 ATTENDANCE AND TRUANCY.


Important Dates


Tuesday, October 18th- Dine and Share at Tacos El Norte

Friday, October 29th- 9:00-9:45- Halloween Parade

1:30-2:25- Halloween Parties in a Bag

5:30-6:30 p.m. PTA Trunk or Treat ( New Event)

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