VAES Panther Press Newsletter
October 9, 2015
You Matter at VAES!
Please Meet Our New Receptionist - Danna Jackson
What a wonderful Fall Festival we had last weekend! Thank you so much for all of your volunteer hours to make this event a success. We appreciate each one of you.
You should have received your child's progress report yesterday in the Thursday folders. Please sign and return it to school on Monday if you have not already done so.
Next week, our 2nd - 4th graders will take their quarterly tests. Please see below for the schedule of these tests.
Thank you for your attention to the dress code item I discussed here last week. I noticed less issues this week. I need your help with another item that has come to my attention.
We receive many calls each day to alter the normal end of day pick-up routine for various students. As a parent, you are calling for your one child, and it seems to be no big deal to rearrange the plans for your one child. I totally agree! However, when we receive these calls at 2:45 and the number of children affected goes up to 20, 30 or even 50 a day, it becomes more difficult to manage.
We want to ensure all of our students get home safely. Therefore, it is very important if you have to make an adjustment to your child's dismissal routine to call the office before 2:00. This allows the office staff plenty of time to get the information to the appropriate teacher before dismissal routines have begun. Please do not come to the office to pick your child up a few minutes early unless you have a doctor's appointment as this also disrupts the normal flow of dismissal. Thank you for your assistance.
Remember to keep reading with your children every night and discuss their learning at the dinner table. These two activities build your children's vocabulary, cements their learning and raises the level of success they will achieve at school.
I sincerely appreciate your help and your support. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns of any kind.
You Matter at VAES!
Elizabeth Smith, Principal
1st Quarter Testing Schedule
Wednesday, October 14th - 2nd Grade Math, 3rd Grade Reading, 4th Grade Math
Thursday, October 15th - 3rd Grade Science, 4th Grade Reading
Friday, October 16th - 4th Grade Science
Fire Prevention Checklist
Look how close we are getting to having 10 in a row! The students in that row will win the mystery prize!
Please click the link below to complete the Google Form showing us how you can share your expertise with our students this year.
Calling All Geniuses! Yes, that means you!
The Golden Tray Awards
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.
Please click the link below to see how your child can get involved in the PIP Basketball Program.
Upcoming Calendar Events
Week of October 13th - Quarterly Tests
Monday, October 19th - PTA Boosterthon Kickoff Assembly
Wednesday, October 21st - Picture Day
Monday, October 26th - Friday, October 30th - Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday, October 27th - PTA Meeting and 2nd Grade Music Program
Wednesday, October 28th - PTA Boosterthon Fun Run