Vienna-Finley Voice

October 12, 2018 Issue 9

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Happy Fall Break! We will return to school bright and early on Monday, October 22.

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(Check out the upcoming events at Vienna-Finley)

October 15-19- Red Ribbon Week-

Monday- Red Day

Tuesday- Super Hero Day

Wednesday- Orange Day

Thursday- Backwards Day

Friday- Team Up Day (VFES, SHS or your favorite sports team)

October 22- Extension of last day to turn in money to be eligible for Walk-A-Thon prizes.

October 24- Girl Scouts Meeting

October 26- VFES Walk-A-Thon!

October 26- VFES Fall Festival @ 6pm-8pm

November 2- Walk-A-Thon Rain Make-Up Date

November 9- Veteran’s Day Program

November 10- Festival of the Arts (Girl Scouts)

November 13- Club 3:16 until 4:30pm

November 14- Girl Scouts Meeting

November 15- Fall Picture Retake Day

November 15- Spell Bowl Competition at Salem

November 20- PTO $1 PJ day

November 28- Girl Scouts Meeting

December 11- Club 3:16 until 4:30pm

December 12- Girl Scouts Meeting

December 13- Santa’s Workshop Family Night @ 6:00-7:30 (tentative times)

December 21- PTO $1 Ugly Sweater day

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

January 17- Yearbook Groups and Candids

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!

October 13

Delilah Combs

October 14

Kaylynn Overfield

October 15

Rylan Gardner

October 17

Sophie Gricius

Taeson Stutsman

October 18

Peyton Conlen

Sarah Broady

October 19

Mika Campbell

October 20

Linsey Cazares

October 23

Noah Ault

Donuts for Dads Was a HUGE Hit!

Our Goal Party was a BLAST! Thank you Hanover College for the Science Obstacle Course!

Thank you to the Scottsburg New Tech Students Who Helped to Paint and Clean Our School During Community Day!

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We have extended the deadline for Walk-A-Thon prizes to Monday, October 22! Please send in your money and donations before then! This is our biggest fundraiser and we need YOUR help!

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IMPORTANT: Parents please label donated desserts with your child’s teacher and name so they will get credit for it to be eligible for the prize.

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Our Popcorn Fridays will support the Humane Society during the month of October!

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Kudos to our Amazing First Grade Team!

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Thank you Mrs. Lamaster for being a community helper and volunteering at Vienna-Finley! We appreciate you!

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One of our School Resource Officers, Mr. JR Ward, talked to us about how and when to call 911 for emergencies. Thank you officer Ward.

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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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Our first box tops competition is currently under way. The class with the most turned in by Friday, October 26 will have an ice cream party.

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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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