VAMS Panther Pause Newsletter

April 24, 2015


Monday, April 27 - We will have school this day. This day was originally scheduled as a bad weather day.

Tuesday, April 28 - Theater Arts Field Trip & 6th Grade Band to Sandy Lake

Wednesday, April 29 - Mandatory Parent Cheer Tryout Meeting @ 6:00pm in the VAMS cafeteria

Thursday, April 30 - 6th Grade Field Trip & Progress Reports

Friday, May 1 - School Dance - 5th/6th: 5:30-7:00 and 7th/8th: 7:30-9:30

May 4-8 - Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 5 - 8th Grade Algebra STAAR Test

Friday, May 8 - Girls Night Out 6:30-9:00 (more information below)

Friday, May 15 - VAMS 7th & 8th grade Cheer Tryouts @ 4:00pm

Thank You

We had a smooth testing week and we want to thank all of the parents, volunteers, staff members, and students for making this a successful week. We appreciate your understanding and support when our campus was closed for testing. We are back to business as normal and look forward to seeing all of our great parents and volunteers!
VAMS Girls Night Out 5/8/15

Click here for more information about GNO

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Register for the Little BIG Town 5K at or at VA Physical Therapy & Fitness at the above address.

CPR lesson in Careers Class

Toby Young, a Van Alstyne Firefighter, took the time to give a CPR lesson to Coach Penn's Careers Class. The students learned about the importance of this lifesaving technique and had the opportunity to practice. We appreciate Mr. Young for taking the time to spend with our students.
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Van Alstyne ISD Child Nutrition News

The Van Alstyne ISD Child Nutrition staff has made the decision, after speaking with Blue Bell Ice Cream representatives, to immediately suspend all sales of Blue Bell products sold at all of our campuses. Although the ice cream we sell does not come from the Broken Arrow Oklahoma facility in question for contamination, we have decided to pull the products for now as a precautionary action due to the size of the recall. We appreciate our partnership with Blue Bell and their concern for the health of our students. The recall, at this time, is indefinite. If you have any questions, please contact Child Nutrition director, Denise Richardson at 903-482-8850.

Please click HERE for more information about the recall of Blue Bell Ice Cream.

2014-2015 Yearbooks on sale now!

Yearbooks are $42 until the end of May.

You can send a check, in an envelope marked YEARBOOK AND your child's name to the office made payable to VAMS or you can ORDER ONLINE, starting next week.

Online orders: Code 9482915

Dress Code Reminders

  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be no more than 2 ½” above the knee.
  • Anything form-fitting, such as: spandex shorts, bicycle shorts, tights, leggings, yoga pants, and leotards may only be worn under shorts or skirts that meet the school dress code.
  • All outer garments must have sleeves (cap sleeves are permitted). “Spaghetti straps” or “tank tops” are not allowed. No see-through garments are allowed unless the undergarment beneath meets the school dress code. Shoulders must be covered.
  • Garments that are torn, cut inappropriately, or have holes are not permitted.
Van Alstyne Elementary Pre-K & Kinder. Roundup Info.

Click here for Pre-K & Kindergarten signup information