Victor Primary School
Here we are, in the middle of winter, nearly half way through a school year that is one of the most unique we will likely ever experience. Thank you for your trust and support as we move through this dynamic time in the best way possible. Everyone....parents, family members, children, and staff members....are doing all they can to create the learning conditions required for the circumstances we are faced with.
Please contact me at 585.924.3252, Ext. 3400 if you would like to engage in a conversation about having your child return to the hybrid model. If there is any possibility at all that this change would work for your family, we are prepared to help make this change happen. Having children within the halls and walls of our school is the positive energy that feels so right!
Best wishes for a wonderful month that includes extra Valentines Day hugs and more family time. We are happy to be in partnership with you.
Danielle M. Dehm, Ed.D
Interim Primary School Principal
VPS 100% Remote Learning Plan
Preparation doesn’t assure victory, it assures confidence. ~ Amit Kalantri
This message is to create confidence in the parent community that, in the event that a circumstance due to the pandemic results in a decision for the district or the Primary School to move to 100% remote learning for all children, we have a plan which strives to keep learning in the forefront. Even though the current political narrative is to keep schools open, we have a plan which provides both face-to-face connection and flexibility to meet the needs and accommodations of all types of learners.
The following tenets were kept in the forefront as the foundation for the 100% remote plan was crafted:
- Limited change for students and staff was important,
- Face to face, synchronous learning would be prioritized over videos,
- Doing less and doing it well would be key,
- There would be trust that everyone would be doing the best they can given the situation we are faced with at the time.
Please see the sample below of the student schedule from both the BLUE and GOLD cohort perspective. This plan would require one week for us to attend to details when children would engage in virtual learning and the currently produced virtual learning sets while we engage in our behind-the-scene focus. In addition, students currently engaged in remote learning would also fold into this plan. I am confident that, in partnership with all involved….parents, teachers, and children…...we will each do our best to execute this plan in the event we even need it at all.
USDA Free Food Provision
In accordance with provisions made by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to the pandemic, the Victor Central School District will be providing free food to families beginning Monday, February 1. This benefit is available to everyone, regardless of free and reduced lunch eligibility! On the days your children are here (except for Wednesdays), they will arrive home with pre-bagged items for breakfast and lunch. It is important to note that this plan will replace evening meal distributions from the Senior High concession stand.
Remote learners can benefit from this provision by having food for 5 days delivered directly to your home on Wednesdays. Please OPT IN for this opportunity by clicking on the appropriate button below then completing the necessary form.
For hybrid learners whose parent prefers to OPT OUT of this program, please click on the appropriate button below and complete the necessary form.
Valentine's Day Celebration Reminder
All children (those in the hybrid and virtual models) are invited to bring in valentines and should create valentines for all class members regardless of whether they are in the blue, gold, or virtual group. We respectfully request that you avoid valentine cards that include candy or food.
BLUE Cohort: Send valentines to school by February 2 for a February 10 celebration.
GOLD Cohort: Send valentines to school by January 29 for a February 12 celebration.
VIRTUAL Cohort: Drop valentines off to school by February 3 and stop by the main window anytime after 12pm on February 12 to pick up your notes from others.
“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.” ~ Zig Ziglar
Victor Primary School Presents...
Please bring a food item to support the Victor/Farmington Food Cupboard!
We are collecting non-perishable food until February 5th.
Thank you in advance for helping those in need!
Each student at Victor Primary is invited to dress in his/her favorite team colors/outfit to celebrate on the following days:
BLUE Cohort: February 2
GOLD Cohort: February 5
From the Health Office...
Finley Cooper, Josephine Betters, Gianna Cologgi, Ella DeRoller, Addison Johnson, Curtis Cayo, Anna Bertrand, Arda Ekener-Le, Mirra Sherman, Maci Sherman, Isla Greeley and Mason Ceravolo.
Grayson Potter, Connor McDougal, Brenna Ray, Riley Sherwood, Ethan Coe, Melody Shields, Miranda Rohena-Bosch, Greyson Sabbour, Isabella Hile, Frank Smith, Madison Lennon and Alice Ferencz.
From the AIS Math Department
Counting backwards is an important skill to help students build their number sense. It helps them understand the relationship of numbers by being able to recall the order the numbers go forward and backward. This also helps them begin to develop an understanding of subtraction. You can practice this at home in a number of ways. Try counting backwards in the car, waiting in the grocery line, or just for fun at home. You can also roll two dice, make a two digit number, then count backward to zero from that number. If you don’t have dice, use a deck of cards, or the ages of people in your family to make it extra fun!
Fractions are also a big part of 3rd grade curriculum. Using language at home like “whole, half, equal parts” will help students develop an understanding of a fraction being an equal part of whole. Following a recipe is also a great way to practice using fractions at home.
Student Drop Off
Students may be dropped off at the south lot of the building (by the basketball courts) between 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. at the double-doors near the corner of the building closest to the main road. An aide will be there to greet your child.
If you are dropping off your child to school after 9:15 a.m., your child is considered late. Please walk your child into the front of building and fill out a tardy slip on the table in the vestibule and hand it to the receptionist. Your child will receive a hall pass to give to the classroom teacher so that the teacher knows he/she has checked in at the Main Office. Please do not just drop off your child and leave.
Dismissal at the Primary School begins at 3:05 p.m. following the afternoon announcements. Requests for changes in dismissal must be done prior to 11:00 a.m. on the requested day.
If you are picking up your child from school after 2:40 pm, go directly to the South parking lot.
As always, be prepared with a picture ID when picking up your child from school.
Thank you for your cooperation in making our dismissal process run smoothly!
Books for Babes
Useful Information and Links
Primary Office: 924-3252, ext. 3600
Primary Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Primary Office Fax: 742-7031
Interim Principal: Danny Dehm, ext. 3404
Assistant Principal: Leah Kedley, ext. 3405
Principal's Secretary: Robin Kinsella, ext. 3404
Building Secretary: Carolyn Strahs, ext. 3405
Nurse: Lori Pownall, ext. 3412
Attendance: Lisa Barton, ext. 3412
Health Office Fax Number: 742-7068
Julie Braniecki, ext. 3176
Tania Zazulak-Angelini, ext. 3180
Emily Hopkins-Ives, ext. 3182
School Counselor: Kara Kupinski, ext. 3184
Facebook - /VictorPrimary
Twitter - @VictorPrimary
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PTSA Website: https://victorptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/
PIE Website: http://victorpie.org/
VOICE Website: https://sites.google.com/view/victorvoice/home
Victor Primary School
At Victor Primary School we are not only concerned with your child's academic growth, but also with his or her development as a total human being. This includes emotional and social well-being, a sense of responsibility, appropriate behavior, and physical aptitude. To accomplish this, we work together as a team to foster a "positively primary" environment for all.