Vienna-Finley Voice

January 11, 2019 Issue 18

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(Check out the upcoming events at Vienna-Finley)

January 14- Shannon Anderson author visit

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

January 17- Yearbook Groups and Candids

January 21-25- Book Fair

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!

January 12

Ian Gricius

January 13

Tracen Roush

Mary Wimsatt

January 14

Corianne Paris

January 15

Charles Linne

January 16

Emily Taylor

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Thank you to Big Brothers and Big Sisters! Our PTO raised money during the month of December for BBBS of Scott County and our Student Council officers presented the check today.

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We are in need of a coach for our 2nd grade basketball team. If you know of anyone who is great with kids, responsible, patient, and has a love of helping develop young basketball players, please contact Kathy Napier at VFES. (812-752-8925)

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To: Parents/ Guardians of Vienna- Finley Elementary School

From: Tiffany Barrett

Re: Principal Advisory Panel

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I wanted to take this opportunity to share some exciting news with you that we anticipate will make VFES an even stronger school family. We have created a Principal Advisory Panel that consists of a group of individuals, that not only represent the school in various capacities, but also parent involvement.


The purpose of the panel is to bring parents and school employees together to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s perspectives and share ideas for improving student experiences and performance and creating a strong school culture. There will be a suggestion box located by the sign in sheet by the office for your input and these will be reviewed during each meeting.


Our Principal Advisory Panel, will meet monthly. We will focus on approaching school-wide topics and suggestions from a holistic approach, ensuring the engagement of parents, teachers and additional school personnel. We will share best practices in addressing these items, and we will continue to look for ways to improve the overall school culture at VFES. What this panel will NOT do is discuss individual situations, again our focus is only on school-wide topics to improve our school.


The Principal Advisory Panel for the 2018-19 school year consists of the following members:

  • Principal: Tiffany Barrett

  • Teacher: Lindsey Cazares

  • Teacher: Liz Wimp

  • Support Staff: Tonia Helton

  • Support Staff: Kathy Napier

  • Counselor: Breanna Vaughn

  • Parent: Jeanie Allgood

  • Parent: Beth Garten


Thank you in advance for your active support of this newly formed panel and your continued support of VFES!


Warmly,

Mrs. Barrett and the Principal Advisory Panel

Basketball Schedules

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Snacks

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Many of our classes offer a time for students to eat a snack if they choose to bring one from home. We do not supply these, so if your child does not bring one, he/she may not get a snack during that time. Please send in snacks if you would like for your child to have one. If you would like to donate snacks for those who do not have one, please send those to your child's teacher.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters is our popcorn charity for the month of December!

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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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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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