Vienna-Finley Voice

November 4, 2016 Issue 12

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!

November 1

Kay Haven

November 4

Cheryl Miller

November 5

Anthony Mayo

Madalyn McNeely

November 6

Joel Nunley

Julian Thomas

November 8

Marina Chandler

November 10

Angie Thomas

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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. 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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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:

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.

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.

VFES Robotics Team

Vienna-Finley Robotics team practiced at MASP on Tuesday, November 1. The Robotics team consists of 10 5th grade students from Mrs. Clancy's class.This group of students worked together & built a VEX Robot and will compete in two competitions coming up. Their first competition is Saturday, November 12 at MASP. A special thank you to MASP and Ray Niehaus for their time and support!

Walk-A-Thon Lunch & Fun Party!

Thank you to everyone who helped raise money for the Walk-A-Thon! Several students raised $300 for the Walk-A-Thon and were able to attend Lunch & Fun on Wednesday, November 2. The reward party was at McDonalds with Mrs. Barrett, Mrs. Graves, and Mr. Miles. The lunch was sponsored by at Lake Pointe Village. Thank you to Chris Albertson and Lake Pointe Village for helping us make this fundraiser amazing!
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Girl's Basketball Sign Up will go out in late November.