Vienna-Finley Voice

March 1, 2019 Issue 25

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(Check out the upcoming events at Vienna-Finley)

March 5- 1:15 Spelling Bee

March 6- PJ Day for $1 to support Bowl For Kids Sake

March 7- Spring Picture Day

March 7- SHS Disney Presentation

March 8- Jump Rope for Heart/Kids Heart Challenge

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

March 13- Hat Day for $1 to support Riley Hospital

March 18th (Make-up day)

March 19th (Make-up day)

March 20th (Make-up day)

March 21st (Make-up day)

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

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

April 9- County Spelling Bee in SMS Great Room @ 7PM

April 18- Class Group Picture Day

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

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Happy Birthday!

March 1

Lucas Wimp

Sara Salas

March 2

Evelynn Warren

Pamela Morris

March 3

Paris Robbins

March 7

Gertrude Gregory

Jazmeen Holder

Lisa Elliott

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Bring a $1 or more donate to wear PJ's on March 6th. Sponsored by our K-Kids.

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Bring $1 or more donation to wear a hat on Wednesday, March 13th to support Riley Hospital. This hat day is sponsored by our K-Kids.

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We are collecting items for the Riley Hospital Parent Cart. Items needed include: Fleece Blankets chap stick deodorant shaving cream mouthwash (travel size) hairbrushes game books, (ex: word searches) candy bars slippers q-tips razors shampoo/conditioner (travel size) gum/mints

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Jump Rope for Heart! /Kids Heart Challenge!

Mark your calendar, tell Alexa to remind you, do whatever it takes because our entire school is about to officially kick-off our first ever Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association! Last year, we jumped rope for heart, and you better believe we’re going to continue JUMPING ROPE to help those with special hearts! But this year, we have even more fun activities, including basketball drills, and ways to learn about heart health and save lives.

For more than 40 years, the American Heart Association has supported schools like ours, and we’re thrilled to work together again this year to have fun, raise money and learn how nutrition and being active can help us live longer, healthier lives.

First things first! We have an easy way for you to raise money online by having your very own fundraising page. Simply follow these steps:

  1. JOIN OUR TEAM Go to (on your phone or computer) and search for our school then click “Sign Up”
  2. DOWNLOAD THE APP for iPhone or Android by searching for Kids Heart Challenge. You can unlock your Heart Heroes, bring them to life, and raise donations on the go!
  3. JUMP START YOUR DONATIONS $10 teaches more than 200 adults how to save a life by recognizing the signs of heart attack or stroke and how to administer CPR or use an AED. YOU can make a difference!

Help us fight heart disease by earning our instant heart heroes Echo and Finn with your first online donation of at least $10. Earn Ruby right away when you raise at least $40 online.

Thank you so much for supporting our school and the American Heart Association. We are so excited to be learning about heart health on our campus. See how your donations impact families like Finn's.

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Bus safety - students play an important role

Bus drivers are responsible for the safe operation of the school bus while also watching and responding to possible dangers on, and alongside, roadways. Bus-related injuries or deaths are most commonly caused by distracted adults approaching or passing a school bus. Although a bus driver cannot control the drivers of nearby vehicles, bus drivers are trained to pay close attention to nearby drivers and to drive defensively.

Students play an important role in safe operation of a school bus. Following bus rules (remain seated, low voices, keep hands to oneself, be respectful of others, avoid acting in ways which may distract the driver, etc) and always following the directions of a bus driver are necessary to ensure the bus is as safe as possible. Although the rules on a school bus are similar to the rules of a classroom or school cafeteria, when it comes to safety, the stakes are much higher on a school bus! Disruptive behavior on a school bus leads to bigger safety concerns than in any other setting.

Students who fail to follow bus rules will be referred to their school's administrator and will likely have consequences assigned. Consequences may include suspension of bus riding privileges. If bus riding privileges are suspended, the student's guardian will be responsible for transporting the student to and from school and the student's privileges will be reinstated only after attending school the specified number of days suspended from the bus. In other words, a day absent from school will not be counted as a day "served" for a bus suspension.

Students play an important role in the safe operation of each school bus but keeping students and the community safe is also a responsibility shared by all of us.

Any questions about school bus routes, bus rules, or the safe operation of each school bus can be directed to the administrator at your student's school or the district's Transportation Office, (812) 752-8921.

REVISED Girls Elementary Basketball Schedules

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Our popcorn charity for the month of March is the Scott County YMCA.

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Our box tops competition will end on Friday, March 8th. The GRADE with the most turned in will get a free recess with popsicles! We'd like to remind everyone to keep sending them in and to be mindful of expiration dates on the box top. Also please put your child’s teacher's name on your baggie or container so we know which class to give credit to on our achievement board.

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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!

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