Home of the Vikings- April 21, 2023
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Calendar of Events
Apr. 24th- Vowles Discovery Museum Night 5:30-7:00
Apr. 27th- GRASP summer workbook orders due (see info below)
May 1-19th- Classroom Requests can be picked up in the Office
May 8-12th- Teacher Appreciation Week
May 9th- Kindergarten Fieldtrip to Anderson Girls Farm
May 17- DK Fieldtrip to Discovery Museum
May 19th- Classroom Requests due
May 26th- 1st Grade Fieldtrip to Potter's Park
May 29th- No School~ Memorial Day
June 1st- Field Day
June 2nd- Kindergarten Park Day
June 5th- Field Day Make-up
June 7th- Last Day of School (report cards go home) ~ Dismissal at 11:47
Staff Shout Outs
Science Night has been rescheduled to Apr. 24, 2023 5:30-7:00 @ Discovery Museum
Family Writing Night
Weds. May 17th from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Focus will be on Informational Writing- learn how to write a How To story using at least 3 steps: first, next, last with content details and with reminders to use concepts of print (spaces, end marks/punctuation)
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Our Spring Parent Teacher Attendance was 98%. That is GREAT involvement!
Many upcoming field trips for all grades
Teacher Appreciation Week- May 8th-12th
Student NWEA Testing- Week of May 15th.
Vowles received their new Electronic Sign on behalf of school bond.
Vowles will host summer PEAK program for 6 weeks from June 19-Aug. 4th
Vowles will host a summer tutoring program for 6 weeks from June 19th- Aug. 4th.
Summer Learning- all students will receive a grade level workbook that they can complete to keep up skills. Workbooks will be able to be turned in and students can receive a medal for completion. The workbook is called Think Stretch. Each workbook also comes with a Parent Guide.
Vowles will be hosting a summer program called Vikings on a Voyage. A schedule/calendar will be shared with families on where the program will visit throughout the summer. Teachers will read a book and incorporate an activity with the story and students will also be able to take a book home and have a snack while at Vikings on a Voyage.
Other PTO Business:
- Teacher Appreciation Week planning was completed. If you are interested in helping with Teacher Appreciation Week, please contact Chrissy Ansorge at email@example.com. or see the image below on how you can help donate to make this a great week for our staff!
GRASP INFO FOR MP Families 2023
2023 GRASP Information Dear Parents: Mt. Pleasant Public Schools are pleased to connect you with the GRASP program! GRASP is a correspondence program for grades K-8 which helps students maintain reading and math skills over the summer. Students receive a packet of materials with a bo...
GRASP and Think Stretch Summer Workbooks and Summer Learning Opportunities
At Vowles, we have a couple options for extending your child's learning during the summer.
Think Stretch: This is a FREE workbook that every child at Vowles will receive with the support of Title 1 funding. It will be grade level specific and be given to your child in the last week of school before going on summer break. It has reading, math, and writing components to it. A medal will be awarded in the fall to those students that participate and complete most of their book. Books can be handed in at our Vowles or Fancher Open houses in August.
GRASP: Families can request a GRASP form to receive math and/or reading practice books to maintain skills over the summer. Or, download the form by using the link above. Feel free to email your child's teacher for the form or email or call Mrs. Nelson at 775-2280, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Money & order forms are due April 27th.
No Food or Outside Drink Reminder
We focused on 3 main things to make a successful bus ride:
1. Students must be stayed fully seated while on the bus.
2. Students must use quiet/low voices so the driver can focus on the roads, hear emergency sirens or use his/her walkie to talk to other students while the bus is moving.
3. Students must keep their hands and feet to themselves while on the bus.
We are hoping that families that particularly have students that ride frequently can review these expectations with their child at home.
Morning Arrival and After School Pick Up
Arrival and Pick Up~
As a reminder for your safety and the safety of your child, please use our Crosswalk when you are dropping off or picking up your child. Our circle drive is a "fluid" drive. Cars are coming and leaving. It is difficult to see a student walking in between cars. It is also NOT a good practice that we want students thinking they should walk between cars.
We appreciate your attention to this!
*When it is raining outside or too cold to be out, students will enter the building upon arrival to school.
Safety Emergency Drills
I also encourage you to check out our district website where we have information that pertains to our district school safety. Click here to get to the website.
To Request for Transportation, use the form linked here:
Other forms linked on the Transportation website:
- Permission to Leave Along
- In City Busing Reduction
A child will always be served a lunch whether they forgot their lunch, didn't sign up that day for lunch or have not set up their online account yet.
If you have not yet filled out a Free and Reduce Form, please call our office for a hard copy to be sent home. Or, fill out a Free and Reduced form online by clicking here.