Victor Primary School
May 2021 Newsletter
A note from the Principal...
We are in a wonderful part of the school year, and it is extra special right now as we welcome back a majority of the VPS students to a daily schedule. The children are so happy! It was sweet to see a child throw her hands up in the air and exclaim "I have not seen you for so long!" upon noticing a long-lost friend when she walked into the building on Monday! Another child looked at me with a big smile and shared "Wow...I've never seen this many people here before!" Seeing a pair of children hand-in-hand skipping from the dining room back to the classroom made my heart sing! There are many magical moments like this each day. What a gift to see it all play out in such a positive way for the children.
A great big 'thank you' to all the parents and guardians who simultaneously stepped up into the unique parent/teacher role as well as supporting the vast effort on our part to create a quality school experience despite the challenges. Your partnership in this quest has been appreciated and noticed.
Best wishes for however your family enjoys celebrating the arrival of spring!
Danielle M. Dehm, Ed.D
... so we can ensure your child gets the meal you intend each day!
Required Transportation Form For All Families
Free Author Visit!
The author Jerry Pallotta of "Who Would Win" fame will be on zoom for our community at 4:30PM on Thurs May 13th. Register with Mrs. Linse for the FREE link.
Take a funny selfie staging a book as your face and share it with our community. Thanks to Mrs. Burke!
Thank you to School Counselor Kara Kupinski for gathering these resources in response to the data received from the March 2021 parent survey
Science is All Around Us
As many gardens are starting to grow, let’s take a closer look at seeds!!! Try doing a seed study at home! The next time you are at the grocery store (or take a look in your refrigerator), pick up some fruits or vegetables that you think or know have seeds! Here’s a great list to help you get started:
Grapes (with seeds)
Peach or nectarine
Orange or other citrus
& so many more!
With help from an adult, slice each one open and talk about what you notice. What does it look like inside? How are the seeds protected? Then, use a toothpick or pry out the seeds, carefully, with your fingers. Once you’ve separated the seeds from the rest of the fruit, have a chance to look at the seeds up close!! If you have a magnifying glass, this is a great time to take it out to get a better look. Think about and discuss the following questions:
How many seeds are there?
Which fruit held the most seeds?
What do the seeds look and feel like?
After you’ve had time to explore and look at the seeds of different foods, make sure to eat the food or find a way to put it into a special recipe! Enjoy exploring the seeds of foods to see where the plant life cycle begins!!!
From the Health Office
New York State Math Test
Want to Know What's Happening at VPS?
Click on Peachjar flyers for:
- Upcoming Building or District Wide Events.
- Building or District Wide fundraisers.
- Information from one or more of our parent groups
(PIE, PTSA, and VOICE).
- Information from our many booster clubs.
Books for Babes
Please email email@example.com to request a Book for a Babe. Include their name, the child's name if known, and their address!
Victor Primary School
At Victor Primary School we are not only concerned with your child's academic growth, but also with his or her development as a total human being. This includes emotional and social well-being, a sense of responsibility, appropriate behavior, and physical aptitude. To accomplish this, we work together as a team to foster a "positively primary" environment for all.
Primary Office: 924-3252, ext. 3600
Primary Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Primary Office Fax: 742-7031
Interim Principal: Danny Dehm, ext. 3404
Assistant Principal: Amanda Moon, ext. 3405
Principal's Secretary: Robin Kinsella, ext. 3404
Nurse: Lori Pownall, ext. 3412
Attendance: Lisa Barton, ext. 3412
Health Office Fax Number: 742-7068
Julie Braniecki, ext. 3176
Tania Zazulak-Angelini, ext. 3180
Emily Hopkins-Ives, ext. 3182
School Counselor: Kara Kupinski, ext. 3184
Facebook - /VictorPrimary
Twitter - @VictorPrimary
Instagram - @VictorPrimary
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PTSA Website: https://victorptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/
PIE Website: http://victorpie.org/
VOICE Website: https://sites.google.com/view/victorvoice/home