VES VANTAGE-Monthly Newsletter
Marvelous March Perfect Attendance Students receive an "Eggs"-tra Recess!
At Left: The 5th and 6th grade students with perfect attendance.
Shoutout to the 5th grade! They had 19 of 26 students with perfect attendance this month! That's over 70% of their class, and that's AWESOME!
On the Calendar for April:
4/1 & 4/2 - Seiling Music Festival
4/2 - 5th and 6th State Academic Competition
4/7 - 6th Grade Birthday Celebration at Vici Nursing Home
4/8 - Activity Friday - NO SCHOOL
4/12 - 3rd - 6th State Assessments Begin
4/15 - Activity Friday - NO SCHOOL
4/21 - Pre-Kindergarten Field Trip - Everett's
4/22 - Activity Friday - NO SCHOOL
4/26 - Fourth Grade Outdoor Classroom - Taloga
4/28 - Sixth Grade Field Trip - OKC
Second Grade Field Trip - Alabaster Caverns
4/29 - Activity Friday - NO SCHOOL
*The Monthly Assembly for April has been moved to May 2nd. It will be hosted by the 6th Grade.
STATEBOUND for SoftSeven Math Competition!
The 5th & 6th Academic Team competed at State on April 2nd!
Ready to go against Tupelo!
Lots of smiles as we get ready to start!
After being beaten out by Welch, these kids didn't let it get them down. They were caught being silly at a garden area on OU's campus.
Fifth grade students got up close and personal with a snake at the Medieval Fair at OU.
Thank you, parents, for jproviding snacks and lunch in the parking lot! Yum!
Sixth grader, Kendra R., even rode a camel at the Medieval Fair!
3rd-6th State Testing Schedule by Date
Attendance is so important during testing because students tend to perform better when they are in the environment they are used to working in on a daily basis. If a child is absent and must make a test up, many times that child will be removed from his or her classroom to take the assessement individually. Please make every effort to see that students are present for their tests.4/12 - 3rd Reading, 4th Reading, 5th Science, 6th Reading (online). 4th Math in the afternoon.
4/13 - 3rd Reading, 4th Reading, 5th Math, 6th Math (online). 4th Math in the afternoon.
4/19 - 3rd Math, 5th Social Studies
4/20 - 3rd Math, 5th Reading
Mrs. Nelson is Challenging Students to READ!
The Principal's Reading Challenge: Ticket to Stick-It!
The CHALLENGE: VES Students in grades K through 6 are challenged to read at least 750 books as a school. At the end of the 2 weeks, if the goal is met, each student in 1st through 6th grade will receive a ticket for every 1 AR point he or she has earned. Kindergarten students will receive a ticket for every .5 AR point he or she has earned. Students will use the tickets they earn through reading to get duct tape to "Stick-It" to Mrs. Nelson and tape her to the wall! Each ticket will be worth 1 foot of duct tape, so a student earning 4 AR points, earns 4 tickets to turn in for 4 feet of tape!
Why: Mrs. Nelson loves to read and knows it's a vital skill for students to have, so she wants to excite students about reading! (She also likes to have fun, too!)
The Payoff: If students meet their goal and read 750 books, Mrs. Nelson will find herself in a "STICKY SITUATION" on Monday, May 2nd!