Vienna-Finley Voice

November 16, 2019

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Scott 2 Calendar Changes for the 2019-2020 School Year

Our next Scott 2 PD event is Wednesday, November 20th. School will begin at 10:00 a.m. on that day in order for teachers to participate in professional development.

Please see the attached letter for our updated school calendar. It includes a two-hour delay on September 11th, November 20th, and April 22nd as well as a two-hour early dismissal on October 9th, January 29th, and May 20th.
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Canned Food Drive

The Vienna-Finley Student Council will run their Canned Food Drive all of next week. The last day to donate items will be Friday, November 22nd. Items that can be donated include pasta, canned vegetables, soups, peanut butter, etc.

The class with the most donated items will earn a movie and popcorn party.

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1st and 2nd Grade Music Program

The 1st and 2nd grade music program is on Thursday, December 12th at 6:00 p.m. at Vienna-Finley Elementary.

The students have been working hard to prepare for their program.

We hope to see many of you at their upcoming performance!

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School Messenger Text Messages

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.

You can participate in this service just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.

You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

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Check Out Eventlink!

We have an Eventlink subscription that assists us with getting information to its users. It is used district-wide, so it is especially beneficial to families with students in multiple buildings.

Please consider creating an account by visiting

The Vienna-Finley and Scott 2 events are posted on the Vienna-Finley Eventlink calendar.

The VFES boys' basketball games and practice times are posted on the boys' elementary basketball Eventlink calendar.

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Warrior Nation Wrestling Club

The Warrior Nation Wrestling Club is open to all Scott County boys and girls in grades K-5.

The cost is $70.

The season begins with the first practice on November 5th and ends on January 12th.

All practices are from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the wrestling complex behind Scottsburg High School.

Contact Patrick Mendez (812-801-3455 or for more information.

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Reminder About Fast Food

Please remember that students cannot have fast food at breakfast or lunch. We have noticed a handful of students bringing fast food to breakfast recently. If your child eats fast food for breakfast, please have him/her finish their meal before coming in the building.

We appreciate your cooperation.

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Upcoming PTO Meetings, Events, and Box Tops

The next PTO meeting will be November 22nd at 3:30 p.m. in Mrs. Banister's classroom. All VFES parents and teachers are invited and encouraged to attend.

Even though the format has changed from cutting out box tops to scanning receipts for digital box tops, Vienna-Finley would still like you to participate in the box top fundraiser throughout the school year. If you have any questions about box tops, please contact the VFES office or Tammy Wolf, PTO president.

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Weekly Charity Opportunities

Here is the schedule for our upcoming PTO fundraiser opportunities:

November 22nd - Fun Food Friday

Students can buy a baggie of mixed candy for $1.

The charity for November is Bree's Blessings. Jenny Brown from Bree's Blessings came to talk to the students during lunches on Friday, November 15th.

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October Charity of the Month

During the month of October, Vienna-Finley students had the opportunity to buy popcorn on two Friday afternoons. Today we donated the money that we raised from the sale of the popcorn to the Scott County Humane Society.
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HERO Points Redemption

The next opportunity for students to redeem the HERO points that they've earned this school year will be Friday, December 6th. The HERO cart will come to each classroom during reading intervention time on that date.

Check out this flyer to see the list of available options.

Club 316

Club 316 is open to every student who is enrolled at Vienna-Finley Elementary School. Club 316 meets from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, so the next meeting will be on December 10th.

It is not too late to sign up for this extracurricular opportunity. Please contact the VFES office at 812-752-8925 if your child is interested in participating.

Also, if you signed a permission slip for your child to attend Club 316, but do not want him/her to attend the activities on December 10th, please call our office by midday on Tuesday, December 10th so we know what the after school plan should be for your child.

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Ivy Tech Kids College

Ivy Tech Kids College is for students in grades K-5. It will be held on January 2nd and 3rd

9:00am – 4:00pm at the Sellersburg Ivy Tech Community College Campus.

There are 10 different courses – 4 courses that your students will visit each day. For more information or to sign-up, click on the link below!

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Links That Provide Opportunities for Home/School Communication

Canvas (information about students' academic activities/assignments) -

Eventlink (stay updated with sports, clubs, and activities) -

Facebook - @ViennaFinley

HERO website (used to provide feedback on behaviors/choices) -

Instagram - @ViennaFinley

Twitter - @ViennaFinley

Reminder about the Start/End Times for our School Day

The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. at Vienna-Finley Elementary. If your child is a car rider, please make sure to drop him/her off in time to be in class by 8:00 a.m. each morning.

Our school day ends at 3:00 p.m.

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Car Rider Tags

If your child is a car rider and you don't already have the hanging tag for your rearview mirror, please stop by the office this week or let us know how many to send home with your child. Our new dismissal process flows much smoother when you have the car tag ready/displayed for the faculty members who are helping with dismissal. We genuinely appreciate your cooperation.

General Dismissal Information

Before and after school, parents should drop off and pick up students via the doors on the west side of the building. The only times that parents should drop off or pick up students via the front doors are during school hours (due to appointments, illness, or other circumstances that would cause students to miss part of the school day).
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The YMCA After School Program

The YMCA is offering an after school program to VFES this year. Parents must complete a registration form at the YMCA in order to get their child(ren) signed up for the program. The cost is $10 per week. The program is currently full; however, parents can still register their child to be put on the waiting list.

Volunteer Opportunities at VFES

Throughout the school year, there will be opportunities for adults to volunteer at VFES. In order to be eligible to help with events, chaperone field trips, and volunteer throughout the school, the first step is to complete and submit a Volunteer Registration Form, which is located in the office.

After that form is submitted, you will receive two emails from KidTraksSupport, one with the log-in ID and one with a link. You must thoroughly complete this process or you will not be eligible to volunteer in any capacity.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the office at 812-752-8925.

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