Vinton Elementary Pawprint

Vol 9, Issue 2: Notes from Mrs. Young, October 2021

Save the Dates

Oct 4 Open House Session A 4:00-5:30PM (Please attend session assigned by your teacher)

Oct 5 Open House Session B 4:00-5:30PM

Oct 8 Picture Retakes (tentative; see below)

Oct 11-12 Fall Break- No school

Oct 18 Teacher Inservice Day; students do not come to school

Oct 22 VHS Homecoming (NOON DISMISSAL)

Oct 25-29 Red Ribbon Week "BOO to Drugs"

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BOO to Drugs!

The last week of October we are celebrating Red Ribbon Week as we say Boo to Drugs! We need YOUR help! Please send as much individually wrapped candy as you can! No bag is too big or too small! Here is our plan for the week (Please wear only school appropriate clothing; no short shorts, no tank tops, etc.:


Monday Oct 25th- It's All About You, BOO! (Your favorite outfit or color)

Tuesday Oct 26th- Give Drugs the BOOt! (Your boots and/or western wear)

Wednesday Oct 27th- Be BOOjee & Drug Free! (Your fancy stuff: tiaras, suits, ties, dresses, sparkles)

Thursday Oct 28th- Say BOO with a BOOk (Your favorite book character costume)

Friday Oct 29th- At VES, We Say BOO to Drugs! (Halloween or Fall Tshirt)-All students will receive their BOO BAG of candy on this date. PLEASE SEND CANDY!

Picture Retakes

We are having some issues with a yearbook photo vendor. Some pictures have been delivered, some have not. It's a hot mess! Please stay tuned as we may have to reschedule the retake date again if original pictures aren't received before October 8th.

Open House October 4th & 5th

If you are unsure which session your child is assigned, please email your child's homeroom teacher. Masks are required. We look forward to seeing our families!

Hurricane Ida Relief

The generosity of the Vinton community runs deep. You donated over $2000 to our SELA friends!

Vinton Community Corner

The next "Lunch on the Lawn" will be October 15th with The Bread Bus at City Hall.

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Breakfast Ends at 7:30

Car rider and walker parents, we need your help! We want every student to be able to eat breakfast so please have your student arrive early enough to be in the cafeteria by 7:30. This will give them time to eat and begin instruction on time. We appreciate your help!

Mask Mandate

Reminder: No one, at no time, will be permitted into the building without a mask.


We work diligently at VES to prevent the spread of Covid-19 at school. Thank you for complying with all of our policies and procedures to keep everyone safe. No one is allowed into the foyer without a mask! Please do not send your student to school if your child is not well. Please also contact the office. It is very important that we are notified if your child has tested positive or been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive.