February 28, 2020
Read Across America
Here are the dress-up days for that week:
Monday - I Am Not Going to Get Up Today - wear appropriate pajamas or comfy clothes
Tuesday - Fox in Socks - wear silly or mismatched socks
Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday - wear your clothes backwards, inside out, or mismatched
Thursday - Green Eggs and Ham - wear green
Friday - The Cat in the Hat - wear a hat, dress like your favorite Dr. Seuss character, or wear Dr. Seuss attire
We will have various community members coming to read with students throughout the day on Friday, March 6th.
Packets were sent home with students today.
The parent emails also went out today. Please check your spam folder if you didn't receive the email in your inbox.
Money is due by Friday, April 10th.
Please mark your calendars to remind you that students will be taking IREAD-3 during the week of March 16-20. Attendance that week is extremely important.
Please mark your calendars to remind you that the ILEARN window is April 20th through May 15th. We plan to do the majority of our testing between April 27th and May 8th.
Attendance during these weeks is extremely important.
Weekly Charity Opportunities
Here is the schedule for our upcoming PTO fundraiser opportunities:
March 6th - popcorn
March 13th - popcorn
March 20th - Fun Food Friday
Our popcorn money goes to Kiwanis in March.
HERO Points Redemption
Two Opportunities for Elementary Students to Learn Soccer
If your child is interested in playing soccer with the Scott 2 elementary program, there will be an Elementary Soccer Parent Meeting on Tuesday, March 10th in the SHS Commons at 5:30 p.m. Registration will be open from March 9th through 19th. Registration forms will be sent to VFES and need to be returned to Kathy Napier in the front office. Please contact Brandon Jerrell (email@example.com) if you have questions.
If your child is interested in participating in the spring 2020 season of Southern Indiana United Soccer, please check out this link.
Registration is open through March 2nd. The season is April 6th through June 6th.
There are teams for boys and girls 4U through 19U, which includes children who were born between 2000 and 2016.
All skill levels are welcome.
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.
Also, if you signed a permission slip for your child to attend Club 316, but do not want him/her to attend the activities on March10th, please call our office by midday on Tuesday, March 10th so we know what the after school plan should be for your child.
Arbor Day Contest
Teachers will share additional details about this opportunity during the coming weeks.
More information will be coming soon, but keep these dates in mind if you have a child that will be coming to Kindergarten in the fall.
Upcoming PTO Meetings, Events, and Box Tops
Mark your calendars for the Walk-a-thon, which will be held on Friday, April 17th. More information is available in the Walk-a-thon article in this newsletter.
The spring book fair will be held from April 13th-17th. Students will visit the book fair during their regular library time throughout the week. The book fair will also be open during first recess on April 17th.
Please join the VFES PTO Facebook page to receive the latest updates about meetings and events!
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.
Badges and Lanyards
Students are wearing the school-issued lanyards and badges at school, but are not taking them home at this time.
Reminder About Toys at School
We appreciate your cooperation with this expectation.
Disney on Ice
The deadline to order is at noon on Friday, April 3rd.
Scott 2 Calendar Changes for the 2019-2020 School Year
Our next Scott 2 PD event is Wednesday, April 22nd. School will begin at 10:00 a.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.
School Messenger Text Messages
Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.
You can participate in this service just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.
You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.
Check Out Eventlink!
We have an Eventlink subscription that assists us with getting information to its users. It is used district-wide, so it is especially beneficial to families with students in multiple buildings.
Please consider creating an account by visiting https://signup.eventlink.com/
The Vienna-Finley and Scott 2 events are posted on the Vienna-Finley Eventlink calendar.
The VFES boys' basketball games and practice times are posted on the boys' elementary basketball Eventlink calendar.
Reminder About Fast Food
We appreciate your cooperation.
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
Our school day ends at 3:00 p.m.
Car Rider Tags
General Dismissal Information
The YMCA After School Program
Volunteer Opportunities at VFES
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.