Valley Creek Cougargram
September 15, 2023
A Note from Dr. King and Mrs. Ross
We have successfully made it through another week here at the BEST school around. Thank you for allowing us to spend these days with your children. Thank you to the parents who were able to attend our Coffee with the Principal yesterday. The collaboration was exciting. I am looking forward to the amazing things we will accomplish this year!
I just have a few reminders about our arrival/dismissal procedures:
- Please make sure you pull all the way to the sign before allowing your child to get in or out of the vehicle
- Please have student only exit the passenger side of the vehicle
- If you must assist your child getting in or out of the vehicle, please park and walk your child to the sidewalk
- Please remind your children to use the painted crosswalk at ALL times if/when they walk to and from school. We want to be proactive in ensuring children are safe.
- Lastly, Golf carts are welcome during arrival and dismissal, but please be mindful of the cars when crossing and entering the lanes.
Thank you for assisting us in upholding the highest level of safety possible, here at Valley Creek.
Once again, I appreciate so much all you do and wish you a restful weekend.
Dr. Ebonee King and Mrs. Ross
VOLUNTEER AND VISITOR INFORMATION
A valid state or government issued photo ID must be presented each time you visit, volunteer, or pick up a student. Please be prepared to present your physical ID upon arrival. Copies of ID's and phone images of an ID will not be accepted.
A background check is required each school year for people wanting to volunteer in McKinney ISD. This includes making copies, lunch duty coverage, mystery readers, classroom parties, field trips, and other volunteering that takes place inside and outside our building. We encourage you to complete your volunteer application as soon as possible to avoid any delay in the processing.
ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FILL THIS OUT NOW SO THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO VOLUNTEER!
Monday September 18th - Friday September 22 - College Week - See info below!
Monday September 18th - Friday September 29th - APEX! - Info included in flyers this newsletter!
Monday September 25th - 6:00pm - PTA General Meeting - in Library
Friday September 29th - APEX Obstacle course day! Visitors only RSVP
Volunteer position sign up through PTA below.
Saturday September 30th - Last day to get early pricing for yearbooks! Order now!
PTA APEX OBSTACLE COURSE VOLUNTEERS SIGN UP! PLEASE CLICK IMAGE BELOW!
NEWS FROM THE COUNSELOR
Hello VC Families!
Each month our students will be learning about a new character trait through the Character Strong curriculum. For each grade level there is a newsletter that will tell you a little bit about what your child will be learning about the character trait for that month. Check out the Cougargram for your child’s newsletter.
Valley Creek Elementary
Character Strong Grade Level Newsletters
YEARBOOK ORDERING & PICTURE SUBMISSION DIRECTIONS
STUDENT BREAKFAST/LUNCH ACCOUNTS
Families may fund their child's breakfast/lunch account online, or using the new app, with My School Bucks. More info on their site here: MY SCHOOL BUCKS.
Our cafeteria can only accept cash or checks for in person payments.
MISD meal costs and nutritional information may be found HERE.
FREE AND REDUCED MEALS PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS
Follow this link for information about MISD Meal Programs.
OTHER APPROVED FLYERS NON-MISD EVENTS
AFTERNOON DISMISSAL CHANGES (FOR EXAMPLE: WALKER CHANGED TO CARPOOL ON A RAINY DAY)
The form will open at 8:00AM each morning for dismissal changes and will close at 2:30PM each day. Please let us know before 2:30PM if you need to change the way your child will go home for that day.
- Teachers are actively teaching during the day and will be notified by the front office of changes in dismissals for their students.
- Change requests after this time cannot reliably be met and can cause a delay in your student's dismissal or require you to visit the front office to receive them.
When a student is absent a parent must provide to our campus registrar written documentation for the reason for the student's absence. Per the MISD Student Handbook pg. 33 of 104:
Documentation after an Absence: (All Grade Levels) within three (3) school days of the student’s arrival or return to school, a note signed by the parent that describes the reason for the absence must be delivered to the appropriate campus office for attendance documentation.
Please include in the note:
Student’s Legal Name
Date(s) of Absence
Reason for Absence
Attach Doctor’s Note, if applicable
Please communicate any absence information to our Campus Registrar, Mrs. Dharamraj at: firstname.lastname@example.org