Virtual Learning Academy Newsletter

March 8, 2021

We had a great time celebrating Read Across America Week! Thank you to our K-5 families who joined us on Tuesday for a fun-filled night of Readers Theater, art activities, and story time. Thank you to our amazing elementary teachers for planning and hosting such an exciting evening.

This week's newsletter features pictures from our Read Across America Week activities, Student Success Story, Teacher Spotlight, Joseph Beth Book Fair, and information on our K-5 Materials pick-up dates.

Read Across America Week Activities

K-5 Material Pick-Up

Monday, March 8th, 3-6pm

1126 Russell Cave Road

Lexington, KY

Kindergarten - 5th grade families can stop by the FCPS VLA building on March 8th, 9th, or 10th to pick-up printed materials for the remainder of the school year. We will have VLA t-shirts and masks available for any student that would like one. Please come to the doors under the red awning to pick-up materials.

Joseph Beth Online Book Fair March 1-14

Virtual Learning Academy is hosting a book fair with Joseph Beth. For the book fair, you will be able to shop the Joseph Beth website and buy any item, not just children’s books! You may choose to do curbside pick-up, shop in store, or pay to have it shipped directly to you. All you need is this coupon code to enter at checkout: SVLABF21 or over the phone. It will say, *A Discount of $0.00 has been applied to your order* If you’re not sure where to start, they have a section on their website for suggestions for your age group.

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Student Success Story: Helen Rose, 7th Grade

Helen is one of the most dedicated students I’ve ever had the pleasure of teaching! Her work is always submitted on time, she always follows the instructions, and she contacts me regularly to make sure that she is on track with the curriculum. She is consistent in attending our weekly zoom meeting, and her comments and questions never fail to be thoughtful and productive. I can tell that she is truly motivated to succeed! Great work, Helen!

- Mrs. Adams

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Bassler, 5th Grade

We are so very blessed to have Mr. Bassler! He is kind, understanding, and happily available for his students. The way he speaks to his class sometimes brings tears to my eyes and so much joy to my soul. Trying to connect personally with these kids is so very difficult, but he has obviously mastered the task! Not only is he able to deliver the material at their individual levels, but he does it with a kindness that should be recognized.

He has high expectations for these babies and it will serve them well in their future. I am so appreciative of the partnership that we have found in Mr. Bassler and VLA is so very blessed to have him. No matter what the future holds, Fayette County Public Schools NEED Mr. Bassler and so many more just like him!

- 5th grade parent

Girl Scouts KY Robot Building Party

Bring a friend, make new ones, and build a ROBOT with Girl Scouts! Tuesday, March 9th 4:30 -5:30pm

Jamie Burch, Interim Program Director

April Clement, Administrative Dean

Steve Jenkins, Counselor/HS Administrative Dean

Camie Pettyjohn, Administrative Assistant