Message from the Principal

Week of October 11, 2021

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Message from the Principal


Dear Virginia Lake Families,



I hope you are enjoying your long weekend! A friendly reminder that we do not have school on Monday and Tuesday. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back on Wednesday.


We kindly request that moving forward, students do not bring in personal toys outside at recess. Many students have been bringing out toys at recess (pop-its, stuffed animals, squishies, etc.) These items should stay in the student's backpacks and not be brought outside. These items unfortunately are causing some concerns with sharing and some children have misplaced their treasures causing broken hearts. Students are more than welcome to play with the items during indoor recess. If items are sent to school, they need to remain in your child’s backpack.


Students may choose to bring their own personal sports equipment such as a soccer or kick ball, but we are not responsible if it gets lost or broken.


We have eliminated zones during recess. Based on new guidelines from the state, students do not have to remain in cohorts outside. The students were very excited about the announcement on Friday!


We are still taking donations of gently used Halloween costumes in the office. The Halloween Parade will take place on Friday, October 29th at 9:00 a.m. We will share a map of our route outside. Families are welcomed to watch the event. Classroom parties will occur in the afternoon. This year, we can not welcome in visitors. Thank you for your understanding!


Parent Teacher conferences are scheduled for Monday, November 22nd from 11:00-7:00 pm and Tuesday, November 23rd from 7:00-11:00 am. Teachers will send home reminders for parent teacher conferences. This year, we are offering an in-person or virtual option.


Let’s make it a great week!


With Kindest Regards,


Patti Van Winkle, Principal

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PTA Trunk or Treat Event

The PTA will be hosting a Trunk or Treat Event at Virginia Lake on Friday, October 29th from 5:30-6:30. Families are invited to enjoy an evening filled with fun and goodies.


We are looking for volunteers to participate in decorating their cars for the event. If you are interested, please sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E49AEA62EA0F85-halloween


We hope to see everyone at our Trunk or Treat event!

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PTA Dine and Share

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Virginia Lake Highlights

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Concurrent Learning

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to offer concurrent learning to our in-person students if/when they have been directed to quarantine if they are deemed a close contact to a positive individual or to go into isolation due to testing positive for COVID-19. We will ONLY allow students who have medical documentation or have been directed by the school nurse and approved by the building principal to quarantine or isolate. Students that have been directed to quarantine and approved to participate in concurrent learning for a specified period of time will be given a device and a link to the Google Meet to participate in learning. Students on vacation, out of the country, or home ill with any other illness will NOT be allowed to participate in concurrent learning. They will be marked absent per BOE policy 7:070 ATTENDANCE AND TRUANCY.


Important Dates


Monday, October 11th- No School- Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 12th- No School- Teacher Plan

Tuesday, October 18th- Dine and Share at Tacos El Norte

Friday, October 29th- 9:00-9:45- Halloween Parade

1:30-2:25- Halloween Parties in a Bag

5:30-6:30 p.m. PTA Trunk or Treat ( New Event)

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