Van Buren Elementary
News & Updates - November 7
From the Principal's Office
Dear Families and Friends,
This week marks the last week of our first marking period! Report cards will be posted in School Tool on Friday, November 18th. Please contact our main office if you any difficulty logging into School Tool Parent Portal.
What is happening at Van Buren this week?
- Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8th is a Superintendent Conference Day. There will be no school for students.
- Thursday, November 10th our second graders will honor special Veterans with a concert and breakfast.
- Friday, November 11th: Veterans Day - no school for students and staff
- Students will be bringing home a form for our annual Holiday Gift Drive. If you are in need of children's clothing, toys and/food for the holidays, please return this form by 11/22. A copy is also attached below.
Building the habit of good attendance in elementary school will set your child up for success in middle, junior and senior high school. Every day that a student is tardy or absent results in learning loss and students can fall behind in important skills needed for future school success. For more information about developing good attendance habits, check out the attached flyer from Attendance Works. Our school support team is always available to help too.
🦁 Attention 3rd Grade Parents 🦁
We are happy to announce that all third grade students will travel to the Baker High School Auditorium on Friday, November 18th to see The Lion King Jr. Students will ride district school buses to the high school and return to Van Buren in time for lunch. A school nurse will be on site to meet any medical needs.
It's time to order the yearbook! Please see the flyer attached below for more information.
Our PTA is hard at work organizing the next wave of fun activities. If you would like to opt into their emails, please use the form linked here.
Please contact us if you have any questions (315-638-6121).
❄️ Support the Student Council Coat Drive to Benefit the Rescue Mission ❄️
📸 School Picture Information 📸
Order School Pictures
Although school picture was last week, there is still time to order photos using the QR code or by visiting bjkphotos.com.
School Picture Make-Up/Re-Take Day is Thursday, December 8th.
Important Dates & Upcoming Events
- No school for students; Superintendent Conference Day
- Van Buren Veterans Day Celebration
- 2nd grade concert
- Veteran's Day - No School (staff/students)
- End of the 1st marking period
- 3rd grade to Baker HS for Lion King
- Report Cards available in School Tool
- Early dismissal drill; students will be dismissed 15 minutes early
- No enrichment or after school activities
- 🦃 Thanksgiving Holiday - no school 🦃
Annual Wreath & Poinsettia Sale
The Van Buren PTA Holiday Plant Sale is going on now!
Order your 14" wreath ($20), poinsettias ($10) and Christmas cactus ($6) now through November 9th. All orders will be through MemberHub https://vanburen.memberhub.com/store
Pickup will be at the Van Buren gymnasium on December 2 from 4:00-6:00pm.
They make perfect gifts or decorations for your home so don't delay, order now using the above link of the QR code!
The Van Buren PTA is a volunteer organization that supports students and staff through a wide range of fun activities (book fairs, seasonal events, classroom materials, etc.). PTA is a great way to be involved in your child's school and anyone can join!
The next PTA meeting is November 15 at 6:30 pm. Here is the information to log on to the meeting:
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/nbq-dkpz-ycv
Or dial: +1 929-276-1218 PIN: 671363124
You can access the PTA web page by clinking on the link. To view all of the detailed information, you need to sign up using the code HCXRGY for immediate access.
🎬 Free Digital Family Movies are Back! 🎬
Please use the below Watchlink to view the November 2022 Digital Series:
Nov 11-12 – Movie available all day
DC League of Super Pets – (PG) Watch Trailer
Nov 18-19 – Movie available all day
Rumble (PG) - Watch Trailer
Nov 25-26 – Movie available all day
Top Gun: Maverick (PG-13) - Watch Trailer
The following link provides instructions for logging in and other details about streaming movies: https://swankmp.clickhelp.co/articles/#!virtual-streaming-user-help/learn-more-and-faq to share with your audience.
Opt-In for School Messenger Text Messages
If the District has your cell phone number in the Parent Portal (School Tool), it is easy to opt-in. Just text the word YES to 68453 from your cell phone. You should receive an opt-in confirmation message.
Many teachers post on Twitter and you can also follow Mrs. Cronin @CroninBee. The district website, the Van Buren school page and our Facebook page are other great resources.
Location: 20 Ford Street, Baldwinsville, NY, USA