Vienna-Finley Voice

December 14, 2018 Issue 16

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I'm Back...

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Finley, the Vienna-Finley Elf, has made his infamous return to VFES this year! Each day, Finley plays in our school and even leaves us some gifts along the way sometimes. We love Finley!

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(Check out the upcoming events at Vienna-Finley)

December 21- PTO $1 Ugly Sweater day

January 10- PTO meeting @ 6:30pm

January 15- Club 3:16 until 4:30pm

January 17- Yearbook Groups and Candids

January 21-25- Book Fair

January 24- Bingo Night @ 5:30-7:00 (tentative times)

February 12- Club 3:16 until 4:30pm

March 7- Spring Picture Day

March 12- Club 3:16 until 4:30pm

April 4- Science Night @ 5:30-6:30 (tentative times)

April 9- Club 3:16 until 4:30pm

April 18- Class Group Picture Day

May 17 @ 6:00 Grades 3-5 Music Concert

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Happy Birthday!

December 15

Christian Vaughn

Annette Righthouse

December 16

Julianna Baker

Braxton Cole

Miles Barnett

December 17

Aiden Campbell

December 18

Jayden Reardon

Josh Reardon

Brody Amos

Skyler Amos

Sydney Amos

December 19

Hobie Spicer

Magdalene Broadus

Lanan East

December 20

Ethan Herald

Our K-Kids Rang the Bell for the Salvation Army!

We had a great time at Santa's Workshop!

Thank you to our amazing PTO for our Santa's Shop!

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Snacks

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Many of our classes offer a time for students to eat a snack if they choose to bring one from home. We do not supply these, so if your child does not bring one, he/she may not get a snack during that time. Please send in snacks if you would like for your child to have one. If you would like to donate snacks for those who do not have one, please send those to your child's teacher.

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Students get creative when you give them a chance to collaborate! During our 2-hour delay on Wednesday, several students challenged themselves to build the tallest tower they could and this is the finished product!

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Big Brothers Big Sisters is our popcorn charity for the month of December!

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We now have an additional lunch option on Mondays and Fridays for the students of a pizza Lunchable. Yum!

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New, Updated School Calendar for 2018-2019

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How can you access this newsletter?

Our weekly newsletter is in a friendly format that can open on smart phones, computers, tablets or any internet enabled device easily without the need to download photos. We have them posted to our Pinterest page, our Facebook, and Twitter pages, and our Parents and Students Canvas page every Friday afternoon. Don't miss out, because they are always jam-packed with pictures and upcoming events, as well as important information. You won't miss a thing if you are connected to the Vienna--Finley Voice each week!

Social Media and Newsletters

We love to take pictures and promote the wonderful things happening at Vienna-Finley. If you would NOT like your child's picture used in newsletters or social media, please provide that request in writing to Mrs. Barrett by Wednesday, August 22. We are already beginning to see amazing things in our classrooms and around our school that are post-worthy.
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Volunteers at Vienna-Finley

Volunteers are important to the success of every school in Scott 2, such as helping with classroom activities, chaperoning field trips, or even just having lunch with your child. If you'd like to volunteer or visit our schools, we ask that you help us keep our school safe by submitting the required background check. The DCS portion of the check can take some time, so please make sure you submit all paperwork by September 14, 2018, even if you don't plan to help at the school until next spring. Completing all background check requirements by Sept. 14 will ensure the process can be completed in time to participate in a school activity. Any submission after Sept. 14 may delay the process and delay participation in a school school activity. Thank you for your planning and assistance.


Let's Talk Safety!

All morning car riders should be dropped off on the west side of the building by the doors that lead into the gymnasium. Our doors open at 7:30 A.M. Students should not be dropped off in front of the building. At the end of the day all car riders should be picked up on the west side of the building. Please do not come into the office at the end of the day unless you are signing your student out early for an appointment or if you have made prior arrangements with the office. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep our students safe and making the drop off and dismissal process run smoothly.


Please be sure to contact the school early with any schedule or transportation changes and always have the car tag visible in your windshield. This helps the line rum smoothly and ensures that your child get into the correct vehicle.

Flip Flops

For the safety of our students, especially on the playground, they are not permitted to wear backless shoes or flip flops. Thank you for understanding. This is in an effort to keep them safe, healthy and happy.

Let's Get Connected!

We like to send home communication, newsletters and reminders often via email. Please call the office and have Mrs. Napier add your email address to your Harmony Family Access account if you haven't already. If you do not have an email address and would like help setting one up, we would be more than happy to assist you. Many people have email on their smart phones and that works great for home/school communication too! Just let us know how we can help. We would love to share the great things happening at VFES with you!


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You can also connect through our new Parent Canvas group. Simply visit https://scsd2.instructure.com/courses/2791. This is a great resource for parents that includes calendars, newsletters, safety information and policies.

SCSD2 Leads the Way!

All students at Vienna-Finley will have access to iPads and Mac Books. Parents accepted the terms of the SCSD2 Elementary Technology Agreement during registration. This document includes details about expectations with technology and device responsibilities. It can be found on our website.

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