Vinton Elementary Pawprint

Vol 9, Issue 10: Notes from Mrs. Young, May 2022

Save the Dates

April 27-May 4 LEAP 2022

May 6 VES Field Trip grades 2-5

May 6 Last day to complete Class Dojo parent survey

May 8 Mother's Day

May 9-13 VES Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

May 10 5th grade field trip

May 10 Tech Talk Zoom 7PM, look for a special code issued during the virtual meeting to register for prizes at school

May 11 All library books due; no more checkouts

May 11 VES graduating alumni walkthrough 9:00

May 12 Bess the Book Bus Visit Prek-1st

May 12 4th grade field trip

May 13 Honor Choir field trip

May 18-24 Summer Fun Days for students (see below)

May 19 PREK Splash Day 11:00

May 19 Please turn in self addressed stamped envelopes for report cards by this date

May 20 1st grade awards 9:00; KN awards 1:00

May 23 2nd grade awards 9:00; 3rd grade awards 1:00

May 24 4th grade awards 9:00; 5th grade awards 1:00

May 25 Half Day Dismissal for students 11:30AM

CLASS DOJO Parent Survey Click HERE

As we continue to refine our processes, we would like your feedback. Please complete by May 6th.

Texting, gramming, Roblox, Minecraft, TikTok, YouTube. Technology is changing fast, and many of us are struggling to stay one step ahead of our kids and learn everything we can about being online. (Not an easy task when most of them know more about it than we do!)

Join us for a virtual Family Tech Talk presentation with an Internet safety expert from Trend Micro, who will share the latest trends, give advice on how to help your child use the Internet responsibly, and answer parent questions in a Q&A session. The Zoom event will be on Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00 PM.

We’ll discuss what our children are doing online—and how to teach them to be smart, safe, and respectful digital citizens. We’ll also cover privacy and security issues, how to encourage responsible Internet use, and even more.

In addition to learning some helpful tips, you could win a Trend Micro Internet security product! Five copies of Trend Micro Maximum Security will be raffled off to families attending the event and a unique code will be issued during the presentation for your child to be entered for prizes at VES!

Click the button below to join!

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Self Addressed Stamped Envelopes

Please send a self addressed stamped envelope to school for us to mail your child's end of year report card and other necessary information to you this summer. Please send by May 19th. This is so very helpful! Thank you!
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Field Trip Grades 2-5

Don't forget our field trip May 6th, grades 2-5. Please wear your field trip grade level shirt and bring a lunch from home if you didn't sign up for one from the cafeteria on your permission slip.

Looking Ahead to Dress Code 2022-2023

Since Hurricane Laura, I have been extremely laxed in our dress code compliance to allow our community time to focus on more important things and not fret over dress code. I've allowed our teachers to have this same mindset. However, now that we are nearly 2 years post Laura, it is time for us to get back to being fully compliant with the CPSB Dress Code and Student Code of Conduct. I'm notifying all parents early and throughout the summer so that you have extra time to purchase what is needed. You will receive several reminders throughout the summer. Uniform compliance checks will begin the first day of school and the code of conduct will be followed when a dress code infraction occurs. We want to do everything we can to prevent dress code violations. If you have a financial need, please email Mrs. Haley and she will do her very best to assist your student. Here are the dress code expectations to follow:

Dress Code Expectations. **ONLY 2022-23 VES Spirit Shirts may be worn any day of the week with uniform bottoms** On club days and Fridays club shirts/grade level shirts may be worn. NO outside vendor shirts/jackets may be worn.

Polo style shirts (no emblems) – navy, white, hunter green, or red. Shirts must be tucked in.

Undershirts - navy, white, hunter green, or red

Pants – khaki or navy, no cargo pants. If pants/shorts/skirts have loops, a belt must be worn.

Shorts/Skirts/Jumpers (no more than 3 inches above the knee) – Khaki or navy; no cargo shorts

Socks - navy, white, hunter green, khaki, or black

Belt – black or brown (no bling)

Jackets/sweaters/sweatshirts (solid colors only and no emblems) - navy, white, hunter green, khaki, black or gray

Yearbook Time!

$25 ORDER TODAY! Both the order form and link to pay can be found below: