VAMS Panther Press Newsletter

November 15, 2019

Calendar

  • Friday, November 15 - VAMS Theatre Arts Show at 6:30 PM in the VAMS Cafeteria. $5 suggested donation. Doors open at 6:00 PM
  • Monday, November 18 - VAISD School Board Meeting at 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 19 - Fundraiser Delivery Day - We will distribute fundraiser items to students. Parents are welcome to come and pick up items starting at 2:30.
  • Wednesday, November 20 - Theatre arts will perform their One Act Play at 2:40. Students who would like to attend the play can pay $2.00. Students need to pay their 8th period teacher. We will be on an alternative schedule this day. See the alternative schedule below.
  • Thursday, November 21 - VAMS Student Night Out 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - NERD PROM (VAMS Students Only, More information below) - All proceeds from this event will benefit Christmas Angels
  • Friday, November 22 - Star Card Break the Dress Code (Only for Students with a Star Card)
  • Friday, November 22 - End of Christmas Angel Coin Drive - Campus goal is $4,000
  • November 25 - 29 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday, December 3 - VAMS Student Winter Night Movie Night 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (more information below)
  • Thursday, December 5 - Progress Reports Go Home
  • Thursday, December 5 - VAMS Theatre Arts Show at 6:30 PM in the VAMS Cafeteria. $5 suggested donation. Doors open at 6:00 PM
  • Friday, December 6 - Star Card Treat After School
  • Friday, December 6 - VAMS Theatre Arts Show at 6:30 PM in the VAMS Cafeteria. $5 suggested donation. Doors open at 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 7 - Outdoor Adventures Archery Tournament in Lewisville - Good Luck Panthers!

Threatre Arts Performances

Our theatre arts students have some special public performance dates for their play The Long Way Home by Charles Way, produced by special arrangement with plays for young audiences. Performance dates will be Friday, November 15, Thursday, December 5, and Friday, December 6. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the play begins at 6:30 PM in the VAMS Cafeteria. $5.00 suggested donation.


*On Wednesday, November 20, theatre arts will perform their One Act Play at 2:40. Students who would like to attend the play can pay $2.00. Students need to pay their 8th period teacher. We will be on an alternative schedule this day. See the alternative schedule below.

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Student Night Out

We hope our students plan on attending Student Night Out on November 21! All proceeds from this event will benefit Christmas Angels.
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Panther sports

Girls Basketball - Monday, November 18 @ 4:30 at Home vs. S&S - 7B, 8B, 7A, 8A

Boys Basketball - Monday, November 25 @ 4:30 at Home vs. Howe - 7B, 8B, 7A, 8A

Go Panthers!

BOYS Basketball T-Shirt Orders

If you would like to order a 7th grade basketball or 8th grade BOYS basketball shirt, then click the button below to access an order form. Rosters will be on the back of the shirt. This is a fundraiser to help pay for away game meals for students who are not able to pay. The deadline to order is Monday, November 18.
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Community Service Hour Log

Promoting community service is a goal of VAMS! In order to promote and foster serving our community and others, students can earn a community service award at the end of the year awards assemblies to recognize students who give their time, talents, and hearts.


Find opportunities throughout the school year for your child to work on their community service hours. Make sure your child is documenting their community service time on their hour log.


VAMS Community Service Hour Logs are due on Friday, May 1st.


Click on the link below "VAMS Community Service FAQ Flyer" for more information.

VAMS Community Service Hour Log

Click this button to access the VAMS Community Service Hour Log.

VAMS Community Service FAQ Flyer

Click this button on access the VAMS Community Service FAQ Flyer.

Communication throughout the year

It is important for us to provide avenues for parents to stay informed. Here are the communication tools we use at VAMS to ensure you know what is happening throughout the school year.


Middle School Website: Click HERE to access the VAMS webpage.


Social Media: Want to see what goes on at VAMS during the week? Want to see pictures of students doing awesome things? Want to see what learning looks like on our campus? Be sure to like us on Facebook, Van Alstyne Middle School, and follow us on Twitter at @vamiddleschool


Digital Newsletter: We email parents a digital campus newsletter every Friday. If you are not currently signed up to receive our weekly newsletter, click HERE.


Grade-level Remind Accounts: Please sign up for the appropriate Remind accounts below to help keep you informed. We also recommend having your child sign up as well. Teachers use Remind to communicate important dates and information.

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District Medication Policy

Click this button to access the district medicaiton policy.

Medication Parent Consent Form

Click this button to access the medication parent consent form.

Cafeteria Menus

Volunteer Approval Form

All volunteers, including parents, have to fill out a Volunteer Approval Form to have a background check before volunteering (ex: attend field trips, volunteer on campus, help with testing, etc.). This form must be filled out EVERY school year. The entire process, from submitting the form to receiving approval, can take as long as two weeks. This process must be completed before being approved to volunteer. If you have students at multiple schools, only one application is required.


Click the button below to access the Volunteer Approval Form. We appreciate our volunteers!

Volunteer Approval Form

Click this button to access the VAISD Volunteer Approval form.

Parent Portal – View Student Grades

This is the link to view your child's grades and attendance. Passwords were sent home with progress reports. If you need any help with this process, you may send an email request to twhitaker@vanalstyneisd.org or call the school office.