VAES Panther Press Newsletter
February 19, 2016
You Matter at VAES!
We have so much to be thankful for each day! We have wonderful students who strive to be their best each day excited to learn new things. We are blessed with fantastic teachers and staff who provide an atmosphere conducive to learning and give their all making a difference in our students' lives. We have parents and volunteers who serve above and beyond to make our campus a terrific learning environment filled with fun and unique experiences. We have a PTA organization that provides time, service, programs and funds to enable our students a richer school experience. Thank you for being a part of VAES!
We appreciate all of the effort that went into making last Friday a beautiful evening for our female students as they danced the night away with their daddies. Please visit the PTA Facebook page to tag yourself in some action pics taken that night.
Next week, we will have quarterly tests for our 1st - 4th grade students. Please see the schedule listed below. Please encourage your child to do their very best to show off their learning.
You Matter at VAES!
Quarterly Test Schedule
Monday, February 22nd - 3rd & 4th Grade Math
Tuesday, February 23rd - 3rd & 4th Grade Reading
Wednesday, February 24th - 1st & 2nd Grade Math
Thursday, February 25th - 2nd Grade Reading and 3rd Grade Science
4th Grade Fundraiser
Heart Healthy Month
This week in the gym Coach Ingram and Coach Hernandez made a Heart Course showing the students how the blood and oxygen flow through your heart. The students are learning about the four chambers of the heart (left/right atrium and left/right ventricle) along with the pulmonary artery, multiple valves and the aorta which carries oxygen to your brain and body. The students have enjoyed the course thoroughly while actively modeling this process.
The coaches have a request. Please start collecting Scrabble tiles that you might find in garage sales for an activity planned for next year in the gym. Thank you for your help!
Heart Course Action Shots
VAULT Nominations are Coming Up!
February 15 - 26, 2016 1st and 2nd Grade Nominations
Parent Nomination Forms are located on our website and in the front office.
3rd Grade Book Clubs
Look Who Came to Visit Today!
Van Alstyne Education Foundation
P.O. Box 1620
Van Alstyne, TX 75495
With an endowed scholarship once the requirements are met, the foundation will be able to give a scholarship each year without having to continuously raise the money yearly. Karen and her family will be able to present this scholarship and continue to keep the memory of her children alive for years to come. If you could help with any amount at all, it will be GREATLY appreciated.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah Coleman at 903-816-4321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parenting Seminars Offered This Semester - See Below
Looking for ways to serve our students...
Your VAES PTA is looking to fill officer, committee, and volunteer positions for the 2016-2017 school year. The PTA is a vital organization for our school and our children, and it cannot be a success without volunteers like you. There are many opportunities ranging from positions that require very little time each year to more involved board positions that require time each week. If you are looking for a way to connect with your child’s school, PTA is a great avenue. For more information, please email Jenna Hughes at email@example.com.
This form is now available on our website. If you have already returned a paper copy, you do not need to complete this form. However, if you have not done that and would like to volunteer on campus and attend field trips, please click on this link.
Upcoming Calendar Events
Week of February 22nd - 1st - 4th Grade Quarterly Tests - See Schedule Above
Tuesday, February 23rd - 1st Grade Program and PTA Meeting
Thursday, March 3rd - Open House
Week of March 7th - Spring Break
Tuesday, March 22nd - Kindergarten Music Program
Friday, March 25th - Student Holiday
Tuesday, March 29th - 4th Grade STAAR Writing Test - Closed Campus to Visitors and Volunteers on this day
Saturday, April 2nd - 4th Grade Fundraiser at McDonald's