Eagles' News Brief:

9/19/21

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Title I Provides Additional Funding for Our School

As many of you know, Vandora Springs is a Title I School. That means our school receives extra funding to support student needs. For the past few years, we have used Title I funding to pay for additional teachers and staff, classroom books and technology, science night activities, take home books for students, and more. This year is no different! We continue to use our Title I Funds to reduce class sizes and provide resources to support student learning at home and at school!


The amount of Title I Funding we receive each year is based off of the percent of students in our building who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Therefore, we urge ALL families who MAY qualify for free or reduced lunch prices to please apply. (Spanish)


Like last year, families that qualify for free or reduced lunch prices may also qualify for Pandemic Electronic Benefits. More information about P-EBT Benefits will be posted here.

4th & 5th Grade AIG Nomination Window

Hi Vandora Springs Families!


Do you have a 4th or 5th grade child that is going above and beyond in their schoolwork? Do you see 4's on their papers and report cards. If so, you can nominate your child for our AIG program (gifted program in math and reading). Students will take a test for 4-5 days for about 45 minutes each day to complete the testing portion.


I would highly recommend asking your child's current teacher as well as last year's teacher for their thoughts on nominating your child. Classroom teachers also have an opportunity to nominate children that they observe exhibiting highly gifted traits!

If you have a question about our AIG program, please email Cammie Viverette.

cviverette@wcpss.net


Thank you! Cammie Viverette cviverette@wcpss.net

Positivity Project Character Strength of the Week: Teamwork

Teamwork is the ability and willingness to place overall group success as a higher priority than individual achievement. Citizenship is a willingness to work towards the common good as opposed to one’s own self-interest. Those who demonstrate strengths in teamwork and

citizenship often work to help all group members find success. These individuals are willing to commit time and resources in order to further group goals and help toward the greater good.

Family Resources: PreK-2 | 3-5 | 6-8 | 9-12 NOTE: The password is: P2

Immunization Records & Health Forms:

State law requires every child entering public schools in North Carolina for the first time to receive a health assessment. The assessment must occur within 12 months prior to entering school. Your medical provider should provide a completed N.C. Health Assessment Form to the school on or before the child's first day of attendance. N.C. Health Assessment Forms are also available at Wake County schools, area doctors' offices or at the Wake County Health Department.


As a reminder, we MUST receive these documents within the first 30 days of school. Please let us know if you have questions or need support.

Click join our AMAZING PTA!

Volunteering is helpful, but it is not required. Contact Bonnie Fagley- mbfagley@gmail.com.

Looking for Flexible Ways to Support our School? Our PTA Needs You!

Fully Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

(not necessarily school hours):

-Facebook Admin (content to be provided as necessary)

-Family night point person (approx 4 events per year)

-Yearbook assistant


Some Virtual & Some In-Person Volunteer Opportunities (may require some limited time during school hours):

-Treasurer assistant (approx 2 hours/month)

-Hospitality helper


-Media Center Support Consistent person / team who can dedicate a few hours each week to shelving books, assisting with check-outs, etc... Contact Ms. Matthews mmatthews@wcpss.net


Interested? Contact Bonnie Fagley- mbfagley@gmail.com.

Interested in Volunteering? Please register for clearance by October 29!

Reactivation for Continuing Volunteers for 2021-2022

  • Reactivating volunteers may go to any WCPSS work site and register through wcpss.net by selecting the Community tab, and then selecting Volunteer.
  • Individuals previously approved to volunteer must reactivate by 4 p.m. on October 29, 2021.
  • Current volunteers, who provided a valid email address, will receive an email 15 days and 30 days prior to the expiration of their volunteer status reminding them to reactivate.


New Volunteers for 2021-2022

  • All new volunteer applicants must register and have an approved criminal record check prior to engaging in volunteer work.
  • New volunteer applicants may go to any WCPSS work site and register through wcpss.net by selecting the Community tab, and then selecting Volunteer.
  • Applicants will be notified by email once their application has been approved.
  • Applicants who are not approved will receive notice from Employee Relations.

A Few Reminders:

  • PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ARRIVE BY 8:25, so your child can make it to class on time Ready to Learn!



  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Masks are required inside the building. It is imperative that masks are worn properly... covering the mouth, nose, and chin. This protects everyone, and it helps reduce the number of students who may need to quarantine.

  • BE SURE WE HAVE YOUR MOST UP-TO-DATE CONTACT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES (PHONE & EMAIL). To opt-in to receive text messages, simply text YES to 67587. To update your School Messenger preferences visit: https://www.wcpss.net/schoolmessenger
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