Vienna-Finley Voice

September 14, 2019

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PTO Fundraiser Opportunity

The Kona Ice truck will be at VFES during second recess on Friday, September 20th.


Price options are as follows:

Kiddie Kona is $2.

Klassic Kona is $3.

King Kona is $4.

Color-changing cup is $5. (Refills are available for $3.)

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Scott 2 Calendar Changes for the 2019-2020 School Year

Our next Scott 2 PD event is Wednesday, October 9th. 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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"Chews" Scott 2 Event

Scott 2 is offering another dinner opportunity during this Friday's home football game.


On Friday, September 20th, Scott 2 administration will be serving grilled hamburgers/ cheeseburgers, a bag of chips, and a bottle of water for $2 per meal during the home football game at Scott Memorial Health Warrior Field located at Scottsburg Middle School.


Scott 2 will begin serving food at 5:00 p.m.

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College Go! Week

VFES will recognize College Go! week from September 23-27.

Mrs. Vaughn will be sharing college-related information with students throughout the week. We will also have announcements re: a scavenger hunt. LearnMore magazines will be available for teachers to use in the classrooms during the week as well.

On Friday, September 27th, all students are encouraged to wear clothing with college logos.


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Donations for the Upcoming VFES Fall Festival

In order to prepare for our upcoming fall festival, we are asking for the following donations:

October 7-11: individually wrapped candy

October 21-25: 2-liter drinks

October 28-November 1: cakes, pies, and desserts


The class with the most donations overall will win a pizza party from the PTO.

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Additional Information about Field Trip Shirts

We have received several questions about the field trip shirt order form that students recently received. PTO is buying a shirt for every VFES student and teacher. Parents only need to send money if they want their child to have an additional shirt or if parents/family members want to purchase a shirt.

Teachers will keep the shirts at VFES so students will have them as needed throughout the school year. Teachers will also label the shirts so students can wear the same shirt for each event. Students will then bring the shirts home on the last day of this school year.

PTO volunteers will wash the shirts with free and clear detergent at school.

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Upcoming PTO Meetings, Events, and Box Tops

The next PTO meeting will be October 3rd at 6:00 p.m. in Mrs. Banister's classroom. All VFES parents and teachers are invited and encouraged to attend.


Please mark your calendars for these upcoming PTO events:

The fall festival will be November 1st.


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.

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Weekly Charity Opportunities

The Kona Ice truck will be at VFES during the afternoon of September 20th. Please refer to the top section of this week's newsletter for additional information about pricing options.

On Friday, September 27th, students who donate $1 can wear a hat during school.

We plan to resume popcorn sales on Friday, October 4th.

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Links That Provide Opportunities for Home/School Communication

Canvas (information about students' academic activities/assignments) - http://bit.ly/CanvasParentGuideSCSD2

Eventlink (stay updated with sports, clubs, and activities) - https://signup.eventlink.com/

Facebook - @ViennaFinley

HERO website (used to provide feedback on behaviors/choices) - https://access.heropowered.com/parent/login

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.

Club 316

Club 316 is open to every student who is enrolled at Vienna-Finley Elementary School. The club held its first meeting of the 2019-2020 school year after school on Tuesday, September 10th. Club 316 will meet from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

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.

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