VES Bluebird Update
Happy Spring, VES Families!
The Book Fair Is Here and Our Family Night, Too!
Please plan to attend the Book Fair Family Night Wednesday, April 3rd from 6-8. It's an open house, so come and browse with your child.
Arbor Day at VES - Calling all Third and Fourth Graders!
If you are a current fourth grader, who planted your River Birch tree last year, take a picture and email it to Mr. Dolan at email@example.com. We would love to share it on the VES news so everyone can see how your tree is growing.
To facilitate for conferences, VES will be on an early dismissal schedule. Parent pickup will begin at 1:15, followed by bus dismissal.
Participate in the Parent Education Series: UnSelfie Book Study
Parent Education Series: UnSelfie Book Study with VES Counselors, Lauren Fornal and Jolene Schantz
Village Elementary School Counselors invite 3rd and 4th grade parents to participate a book study opportunity to discuss chapters from the book Unselfie by Michelle Borba, Ed.D. Our discussions will be designed to help parents discuss how to apply the strategies in UnSelfie to enhance our ability to raise empathetic, courageous, caring children with skills to thrive in a 21st century, digitally driven world.
Who: 3rd and 4th grade parents
What: VES Book Club: Unselfie by Michelle Borba, Ed.D
Where: School Counseling Suite, Village Elementary School
When: April 11, May 3, June 7 (9:45-10:45). Attendance at all three sessions is recommended.
Prior to our first session on Thursday, April 11, please be sure to purchase your own copy of Unselfie from your local bookstore or online vendor and read Part 1 (Chapters 1-4).
Montgomery Township Schools' Spring Break Dates Will Be April 19th through April 26th
Nurse's Note . . . Illnesses and Injuries
Thank you for helping us to curb illnesses at school. The Montgomery Township Health Department suggests that you do the following to fight the spread of the flu and other illnesses:
- Cover your cough with a tissue, or cough into your elbow
- Wash your hands frequently with soap
- Stay home when you’re sick. Do not send your child to school if s/he is sick!
VES nurses need a doctor's note indicating the need for crutches, if they are to be used in school (note may indicate continual or partial use). This can be added onto any activity restriction note, written by the doctor. Likewise, if a brace or splint is to be used in school, this should also be indicated by the doctor.
Parents are encouraged to replenish their child's supply of hand wipes to be used before lunch.
Safety and Maintaining our School
When Using Village School Bathrooms, students should:
Respect the privacy of others
Use a small amount of toilet paper
Flush the toilet
Always wash your hands (Use soap and water)
Use one paper towel
Place all trash in the garbage can
Keep feet on the floor at all times
Report problems to an adult immediately
VES Students Will be Participating in NJSLA (New Jersey Student Learning Assessment) Testing May 6-13th
Do You Have Old Ear Buds at Home?
Each student needs a set of 3.5 mm earbuds or headphones. If you have an old iPhone set, or something similar, and your child does not have headphones in school, please send them in. See picture below for reference. They should be sent in a zipper bag with your child's name written on it.
District Visual Arts Show
Wednesday, May 1st, 7pm
Montgomery High School, Skillman, NJ, USA
Third Grade Parent Orientation for Second Grade Parents
Thursday, May 2nd, 6:30pm
100 Main Boulevard
Fifth Grade Parent Orientation for Fourth Grade Parents
Thursday, May 16th, 6:30pm
Montgomery Lower Middle School
Moving Up Party at LMS
Friday, May 31st, 6:30-8:30pm
Montgomery Lower Middle School
A Thank You from Young Scholars Institute
I write to wish you a Happy New Year and to thank you for supporting our Holiday Gifts and Food giveaway in December. The Holiday Gifts and Food Giveaway was tremendously successful. Others learned about your effort and donated clothing after the event. The families appreciated the gift of food and presents, which made their holidays much brighter.
I am still touched by the sentiment. We are thankful for your kindness. Have a wonderful 2019.
Jerri L. Morrison
Souper Bowl Thank You
On behalf of the Hillsborough Community Assistance Network and the families that we serve, we would like to thank you for the generous donation of food. The items which you donated will be used to support the programs which are administred through the Hillsborough Community Assistance Network.
Assistant Director of Social Services