Vienna-Finley Voice

January 11, 2020

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Bingo Night at VFES

The annual Bingo Night at Vienna-Finley is Thursday, January 23rd from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Pizza will be served.

The book fair will be open from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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Upcoming PTO Meetings, Events, and Box Tops

Our winter book fair is January 20-24, 2020. It has a jungle theme this time. Our dress-up days are as follows:

Monday: Macaw Monday (Each grade level will wear a specific color: K=red, 1st=orange, 2nd=yellow, 3rd=green, 4th=blue, and 5th=purple)

Tuesday: Roaring through the Decades (decades day)

Wednesday: Dreaming of a Safari (PJ day)

Thursday: Reading is a Wild Adventure (safari day)

Friday: It's a Jungle at VFES! (school spirit day)

Mark your calendars for the Walk-a-thon, which will be held on Friday, April 17th. More information will be available as the date gets closer.

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.

Downloading Calm in a World of Chaos

The Scott County Community Foundation and Scott County United Way are sponsoring a free workshop entitled "Downloading Calm in a World of Chaos" on Thursday, January 30th from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center.

Participants will learn strategies to help support social emotional regulation. These easy-to-use strategies can be implemented anywhere, helping you get through life's many twists and turns. These new skills are great for the professional setting or at home with your family.

Everyone is welcome; however, people who are interested in participating must register by calling (812) 752-2057 or emailing

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 January 14th.

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 January 14th, please call our office by midday on Tuesday, January 14th so we know what the after school plan should be for your child.

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Southern Indiana United Soccer

If your child is interested in participating in the spring 2020 season of Southern Indiana United Soccer, please check out this link.

Registration is open through March 2nd. The season is April 6th through June 6th.

There are teams for boys and girls 4U through 19U, which includes children who were born between 2000 and 2016.

All skill levels are welcome.

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Weekly Charity Opportunities

Here is the schedule for our upcoming PTO fundraiser opportunities:

January 17th - popcorn

January 24th - popcorn

January 31st - Fun Food Friday

Our popcorn money goes to Scott County 4-H in January.

February 7 - popcorn

February 14th - Fun Food Friday

February 21st - popcorn

February 28th - popcorn

Our popcorn money goes to the Clearinghouse in February.

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Reminder About Toys at School

Please remember that students should not bring toys to school unless they have earned a coupon from the HERO cart.

We appreciate your cooperation with this expectation.

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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, February 7th. 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.

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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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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.

Disney on Ice

If you are interested in purchasing tickets to the Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment show at KFC Yum! Center on April 9-12, please check out this link for additional information.

The deadline to order is at noon on Friday, April 3rd.

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Scott 2 Calendar Changes for the 2019-2020 School Year

Our next Scott 2 PD event is Wednesday, January 29th. School will dismiss at 1:00 p.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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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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