VES Bluebird

Fall 2016 Update

Halloween Reminders

As Halloween approaches, we would like to inform you of upcoming activities in which your children are welcomed to participate. On Monday, 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 main entrance or rear 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!

Schools Closed - Professional Development and NJEA Convention

Schools will be closed November 9-11. On November 9, teachers will be participating in professional development. November 10-11 are reserved for the annual NJEA Convention. Please mark your calendars!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 17, 18, 21,22 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 23rd 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

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.

Journey to Oz

All VES students will have the opportunity to travel to Montgomery High School to participate in an Experiential Theater production of "Journey to Oz." Each class will be scheduled for a show on November 14, 15 or 16. You will be receiving a permission slip shortly.

The Farmers' Market is Coming to VES!

On November 3rd, Village Elementary School will be hosting a Farmers' Market! Chartwells will be giving away fresh produce - from numerous local farmers - to any student buying a complete lunch that day. The students will receive a token and a brown bag to go shopping for 2 fresh items.They'll be offering kale, squash, several varieties of apples, broccoli, pears and green peppers. Students will be given information about where the produce was grown.

Any student not buying a lunch that day can guess the amount of candy corn in the jar for a future free lunch.