VAES Panther Press Newsletter
May 20, 2016
You Matter at VAES!
Office Assistant of the Day
We have enjoyed a great week of learning with our students. We had students who pretended to be students during the pioneer era, and we had students experiencing a real Texas rodeo for the first time. We have had exciting activities happening all over campus.
Our students loved participating in Buddy Day with their friends from the High School. We want to take this opportunity to say how grateful we are to the PALS and Ready, Set, Teach programs at the High School as they benefit our elementary students by showing them positive role models. Thank you to all of our parents who donated items for the day of fun.
Thank you to the parents who were able to attend the Brown Bag Lunch this week. Dr. Spies discussed the decision-making process for the need of a second elementary school as our enrollment grows along with the reasons for considering specific grade level configurations. On Monday, June 20th, there will be another opportunity for parents to hear this information from Dr. Spies and to share their opinions as well. Come join us at the High School in the multipurpose room at 7:00 p.m. for a public forum on this topic immediately before the normally scheduled School Board meeting.
Please make plans to attend our informal awards ceremonies on June 1st during your child's specials time. Please see the specific information listed below in the newsletter.
Thank you for continuing to support your children in their education even to the last day by reading with them each night, getting to bed as close to normal bedtime as possible and eating a healthy breakfast. Keeping the usual routines going for your child can help them be more successful during the day.
As a reminder, we have another school holiday on Monday as we did not use the day as a bad weather day this year. Enjoy your time together as a family during this extended time.
You Matter at VAES!
Scenes from Buddy Day
Thank you to Coach Ingram and Coach Hernandez for Making this Day Possible!
We love our HS helpers!
Kids Eat Free Summer Program
Please click the link to see all of the opportunities for your child to participate in these camps this summer. Registration forms can be turned in to our office.
4th Graders Travel to the Rodeo
Summer Opportunity for our 4th Graders
VAULT Students Travel Back in Time
Informal Awards Ceremonies on Wednesday, June 1st
The schedule will be as follows:
Kinder - approximately 9:30 after our HS Graduation Walk
1st - approximately 9:45 following our Kinder awards
2nd - 10:40
3rd - 1:30
4th - 12:35
1st Grade Watermelon Explosion
Important Cafeteria Information
Van Alstyne ISD Child Nutrition wants to give parents a friendly reminder that starting on April 29, 2016, students will not be allowed to charge meals for the remainder of the school year. This is to ensure Child Nutrition has all account balances in the positive. If you have any questions please call Elementary Cafeteria Manager Stephanie Lewis. We appreciate your understanding and patience with this situation. (903)482-8830
Please ensure your child's immunizations are up to date!
This form is now available on our website. If you have already returned a paper copy, you do not need to complete this form. However, if you have not done that and would like to volunteer on campus and attend field trips, please click on this link.
Upcoming Calendar Events
Monday, May 23 - Student Holiday (Unused Bad Weather Day)
Friday, May 27 - Kindergarten Rodeo
Monday, May 30th - Student Holiday (Memorial Day)
Wednesday, June 1st - Informal Awards Ceremonies during each grade level specials time for perfect attendance, A honor roll, and UIL awards
Thursday, June 2nd - Last Day of School - Early Release at 1:05