Veterans Park School News

From the desk of Ellen Tuckner, Principal

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On behalf of the entire Veterans Park School staff, I wish everyone a safe and joyful Thanksgiving shared with loved ones. We are thankful that we get to spend our days with these incredible children that you have entrusted to our care.

VP GIves Thanks

It was so wonderful to see all of the joy in the building today for this very special event! Thank you to all of the family members who joined us to help work on the various projects that were made to bring happiness to many people in our greater community.
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Thank you, PTA!

What an amazing experience our community shared with the performance of Alice in Wonderland last week! The students' talents were on display in spades (sorry Queen of HEARTS)! I can honestly say that I've never seen a performance of this caliber from a group of elementary students. Kudos to all students and parents who gave of their time and energy to bring such an outstanding performance to all of us.

Veterans Day Assembly at Veterans Park School

This year, we reached out to the community to have family members who are veterans join us for our annual Veterans Day assembly. What a treat to have them here with us so we were able to honor and thank them for their service and sacrifice in person. Our 5th grade student council members recited a special poem, and the whole school sang our school song, which addresses the reason our very school is named after veteran heroes.

We were thrilled that many of our visitors stayed after the assembly to spend time together talking and getting to know one another's stories. We were honored that you joined us.

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Announcing VP's First Annual Science Fair December 19th- 3:00-3:45

We are excited to share that for the first time, our 5th grade students will be participating in a science fair!

This year, the fifth graders learned about the Scientific Method, which is a process that scientists use to test their ideas. To put their knowledge to the test, they worked together in groups to plan out and complete their own experiments based on topics they were curious about. Students were guided through the process by Mrs. Shaban and Mrs. Rivera, carefully constructing a testable question that had an organized procedure, relevant qualitative and quantitative data, and variables. Fifth graders will be sharing the outcome of their experiments with their parents and the fourth graders at the very first VP Science Fair on December 19 from 3:00-3:45. They look forward to showing off their new knowledge as experienced scientists-please join us for this special event!

VP Logo Update Contest

Calling all artists of the Veterans Park community!

We are looking to you for a new eagle logo to represent our school. Eagles symbolize many different qualities: wisdom, strength, courage, honesty and freedom. Our school needs a logo that embodies these qualities. All are welcome to submit your personal drawing of an eagle.

Parents, students and staff of Veterans Park are encouraged to stretch their creative wings and contribute their personal vision of the logo. Logo entries should be:

  • drawn in black ink
  • use special 4x4 paper that will be available in the office
  • submitted to the office no later than December 22nd

The chosen design will be revealed in January 2018 as our new school logo! All submitted designs will be posted on a lobby bulletin board to represent the many different creative ideas of our special community.

We are very grateful to Mara Freeman who will be assisting with refining the drawing for reproduction on our school spirit wear and letterhead. Our logo contest is a wonderful opportunity to try a new artistic endeavor!

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Anderson.

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November 28- December 1, 2017

The book fair will be located in the gym. It will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00-4:00 and on Friday from 9:00=12:00. It will be open in the evening on Wednesday, November 29 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

****Please note that walk-in pick up will be held in the auditorium on the above dates.