VFE Falcon Family Newsletter

Mid October 2022

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COVID Vaccine Mandate Expires October 31, 2022

As you may be aware, Governor Inslee has announced that the “... [COVID] vaccination requirements for health care and education workers will end …” October 31, 2022. Beginning November 1, COVID vaccination, exemption, or accommodation will no longer be required for applicants, volunteers, and employees.

“The statewide Face Covering Order issued by the state Department of Health will remain in place for health care settings," which includes school health rooms.

We still follow the K-12 requirements for managing Covid symptoms and isolation requirements in schools and we will continue to provide face coverings for staff, students, and visitors who choose to wear them. COVID tests will also be available, while supplies last, at each site for those who wish to test.

As we continue to navigate the impacts of COVID and other health concerns, we greatly appreciate your ongoing work to put our promise in action, making sure every student is known, valued, and supported.

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Walk A Thon

Our annual Walk A Thon is coming up! Forms and information went home on 9/30. Please check your student's backpack. Students will collect donations from family and friends between October 1st and October 21st. Students will need to turn in their donation sheet by October 21st.

The Walk A Thon will be held Friday, October 21st.

The PTO looking for four volunteers per classroom, as well as snack donations to help make this years Walk-a-Thon a success. Times for volunteer will be from 12:45PM to 3:00PM. If you would like to send in snacks (goldfish or fruit snacks), please either send them in with your student, or drop them off at the front office by 10/20.

The PTO is asking for volunteer help for the Walk A Thon. If you are interested in helping, please sign up here.

Below is the current amount of money raised. We are hoping to hit our goal of $15,000! We have 9 days left!

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The Great Shakeout Drill 10/20

The Great Washington ShakeOut is a statewide opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes: "Drop, Cover and Hold On." The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries.
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Bonney Lake High School Parade 10/21 @4pm

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General PTO Meeting

Our next PTO Meeting will be held Tues 10/25 in the Victor Falls Library. All are welcome to join!

Staff Appreciation 10/28

Our PTO is asking for donations for our Staff Appreciation Day coming up on 10/28. If you would like to sign up to provide an item, please use the sign up genius. Link.

Community Big Give 2022

Big Give began in 2010 as an act of generosity from Open Life to the families of Liberty Ridge Elementary School with 150 Thanksgiving meals. The Bonney Lake Food Bank saw the potential of bringing all of the Thanksgiving food provision events together as one, so in 2011 the Big Give took on a community-wide focus. In 2012, the Food Bank was no longer able to provide meals during the Thanksgiving Season and invited Open Life to take the lead in coordinating the distribution of Thanksgiving meals to the community. Soon, the Big Give became a region-wide event with new partnerships that included Walmart, dozens of sponsors, as well as the support of the counseling departments in the local School Districts. If you would like to learn more about the Community Big Give, please look at their website.

This year, the Big Give will be on November 19th. If you would like to get involved, please sign up here.

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Family Assistance

We have resources to help families in need. Would a weekend food bag, clothing, or meal support during the holidays for your student be helpful? Please send an email to the school counselor at courtney_arbaugh@sumnersd.org to assist you with getting support.

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Vision and Hearing Screening 11/2

Vision and Hearing will take place on November 2nd. If your student wears glasses, please remember to send them with their glasses to ensure accurate results. This is state mandated testing for K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade. If you have plans for your student on November 1st and they will not be at school, please let the office staff know.

Conferences November 16-18

Conferencing with families is an opportunity to build connections and partnerships that will help us ensure the learning of each student. We look forward to connecting with you about your student!

This year conferences will be held in person at our campus on November 16th, 17th and 18th. Report cards will be available at the conferences.

More information on scheduling conferences will be next week.

Key Dates

Please check our website for updates.

10/14- No SCHOOL -Staff Training Day

10/17-Late Start: School Starts at 10am

10/20- Great Shakeout Drill

10/21- VFE Walk A Thon

10/24-Late Start: School Starts at 10am

10/25 PTO General Meeting- VFE Library

10/31 Black and Orange Day

11/2-Vision and Hearing Screening

For other key dates, check your mailbox soon for the 2021-22 school year calendar.
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