Van Brunt Elementary

February 2017

Dear Van Brunt Families,

It's hard to believe February is here! We are so proud of all that our students have accomplished first semester. At this time, most students have completed winter MAP and AIMS assessments. Students have been setting goals and tracking their progress. Teachers will use these assessments to adjust groups and instruction. There is so much learning going on and we are looking forward to more great things to come!

As we begin second semester, we look forward to continued positive collaboration with students and families. We appreciate students getting to school on-time, working with a growth mindset and making good choices. Thank you for continuing to check your son/daughter’s Thursday folder and making sure your child is ready for the day! February can be a tough month so it’s important to encourage your child to work toward his/her goals each day. If you ever have questions about what is happening in your child’s classroom, please don’t hesitate to call or email.

We hope you are able to attend some of the upcoming events at Van Brunt!


Lisa Sawyer

Van Brunt Principal

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4K Informational Meeting

We would like to welcome our parents of incoming 4K students to attend an informational meeting. This meeting will highlight what your child can expect in our fabulous 4K program and some changes for the 2017-2018 school year. You will have a chance to ask questions prior to registration on February 27th.

Meeting Date: Wednesday, February 22

Time: 6:00

Location: Van Brunt Professional Development Room

Congratulations to our January POPS winners!!

Congratulations to our January POPS winners for demonstrating the trait of TRUSTWORTHINESS. We appreciate that we can count on our students to do what they say they are going to do and make good choices every day. This is just another example of what makes Van Brunt a great place to learn and grow!
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Literacy Corner

Spring Conferences

Spring conferences will look a bit different this year. Teachers will be scheduling conferences with ALL students. We feel this is an important time to communicate the progress your son/daughter has made so far, and the great things yet to come! Conferences will be held on March 9th and 14th, however, your child's teacher may schedule outside of this time.

Important Dates:

Friday, February 3: PTO Movie Night 5:30

Tuesday, February 7: PTO Meeting 6:30 in Community Room

Friday, February 10: Van Brunt Talent Show 1:00 in the Gym

Friday, February 17: Early Release 12:53 (Teacher Professional Development)

Monday, February 20: No School (Teacher Professional Development)

Wednesday, February 22: 4K Informational Meeting 6:00 Van Brunt Professional Development Room

Thursday, February 23: Reading Night 4:30-6:30 at Van Brunt

Monday, February 27: No School for EC/ 4K or Kindergarten

Monday, February 27: 4K/5K Registration