VFE Falcon Family Newsletter
Dear Falcon Families,
We hope that you are reading this after a wonderful Thanksgiving break that was full of time to reconnect with family and friends. The Blue Crew is incredibly thankful for your support. December is off to a successful, albeit snowy start. Thank you for being flexible and supportive as we walked through unanticipated cancellations and schedule changes. As we experience the wonder of the first snowfall and enter a season of expectation--a season that celebrates light, peace, and joy--we hope that you and your children enjoy this time.
While we don’t want to ignore the real challenges we face every day, we do want to bring balance to our hearts and minds both at school and at home by purposefully seeking ways to show each other that we love and care for one another each day. As you will note in the Purposefull Family section, this month's focus is on building our empathy muscles--building our ability to understand and connect to the feelings of another. And while digital devices allow a semblance of connection, they don't help adults or children truly connect, communicate, and understand each other deeply.
During the time of year when it is easy to get caught up in doing and giving of things, we encourage you to pause, put the devices down, be fully present with each other, and connect. Maybe build a snowman, put a puzzle together, play Legos, have a tea party, tell stories, play catch, take a walk--whatever it is, make time to be fully present with your child and enjoy each other.
Make it a great day to be a Falcon!
Wade Jerdee, Assistant Principal & Adam Uhler, Principal
5th Grade Concert Update
We were able to find a day to reschedule our 5th Grade Concert.
It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00 pm, and still at Bonney Lake High School Performing Arts Center. Hall Doors open at 6:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Falcon Top 10 Assembly Rescheduled for 12/8
- Kindergarten and 1st grade will be 9 am
- 2nd and 3rd Grade 9:45a,
- 4th and 5th Grade 1:15 pm
If your student has been nominated for an award, we invite you to join us at our assembly. You will be invited by your student's teacher if they are nominated. As always, please sign in and out through the office and wear a visitor's sticker.
Winter Break 12/17-1/2
Have a great Holiday Break!
4th Grade Hygiene and Sock Drive
- New socks (any size)
- toilet paper
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- bar soap and body wash
- Shampoo and conditioner
- bandages and hand sanitizer
- feminine hygiene products
- hair ties and nail clippers
Please send NEW and full-sized items with your student or drop them off at the office. the last day to collect donations is December 14th.
Holiday Sing-Along 12/16
On Friday, December 16th, Victor Falls will be having a Holiday sing-along. You are invited to join us from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the MPR to sing and experience holiday songs from many cultures around the world.
We look forward to seeing you here and building community through music.
As a reminder, all visitors will need to sign in and out plus wear a visitor's sticker.
Lost and Found
All Lost and Found items will be donated on Dec 16th after school.
Upcoming PTO Events
Staff Appreciation Donations
Aloha All! I hope everyone is staying WARM and HEALTHY!
This month we are treating our Victor Falls Staff to a Hot Chocolate Bar. If your time & budget allow, please join me in warming them up & keeping their spirits up for this final stretch to Winter Break! Your support is always appreciated & warmly received.
Wishing you all a beautiful & safe holiday season!
PTO Fundraiser Panda Express 12/28
Ways to order:
Order online at Pandaexpress.com OR use the APP for the Bonney Lake Location. Please use the code 340519 in the fundraiser code box.
Bring the paper into the restaurant or show if from your phone.
Thank you for supporting the PTO.
PTO General Meeting 1/11
We have resources to help families in need. Would a weekend food bag, clothing, or meal support during the holidays for your student be helpful? Please send an email to the school counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org to assist you with getting support.
Ready For Kindergarten Fall 22
Monday, December 5 at Emerald Hills Elementary: 6:30-8:00pm with Orientation for all families new to Ready! 6:00-6:30pm
Wednesday, December 7 at Sumner Early Learning Center: 6:30-8:00pm with Orientation for all families new to Ready! 6:00-6:30pm
Please check our website for updates.
12/6 5th Grade Concert 7pm, BLHS Perfroming Arts Center
12/8 Falcon Top Ten Assemblies 9 am (K-1), 9:45 (2-3), 1:15 (4-5)
12/9 Holiday Movie & Fun night 6-9:30 pm
12/16 Holiday Sing-Along
12/17-1/3 Winter Break
12/28 PTO Fundraiser-Panda Express
1/11 General PTO Meeting
For other key dates, check your mailbox soon for the 2021-22 school year calendar.
Victor Falls Elementary
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