Vienna-Finley Voice

February 1, 2020

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Two Picture Days Coming Soon

On February 3rd, Interstate Studios will be at Vienna-Finley to take candids and yearbook pictures for our clubs.

On February 10th, they will return to VFES to take our spring pictures. Order forms will be sent home soon.

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Warrior Youth Football Academy

What: Scottsburg Warrior Youth Football Academy is a developmental off-season opportunity for anybody in grades K-8 interested in playing football in the fall of 2020. The purpose of the Warrior Football Academy is to facilitate the overall improvement of Scottsburg Warrior Football with specific focus on blocking, tackling, catching, throwing, ball carrying, and speed enhancement.

Who: Grades K-8

Where: McClain Hall

When: 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16 (5-6:30PM)

Cost: FREE!!!

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Badges and Lanyards

Vienna-Finley students received name badges and VFES lanyards on January 8, 2020. They use the badges throughout the school day to get a meal in the cafeteria, to check out books in the library, and to be awarded HERO points in the classrooms/hallways.

Students are wearing the school-issued lanyards and badges at school, but are not taking them home at this time.

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Valentine Grams

PTO is sponsoring our Valentine Grams, which will be sold during lunch on February 6th.

The cost is $1.

They can also be purchased during lunch on February 14th.

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HERO Points Redemption

The next opportunity for students to redeem the HERO points that they've earned this school year will be Friday, February 7th. The HERO cart will come to each classroom during reading intervention time on that date.

Check out this flyer to see the list of available options.

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Weekly Charity Opportunities

Here is the schedule for our upcoming PTO fundraiser opportunities:

February 7th - popcorn

February 14th - Fun Food Friday

February 21st - popcorn

February 28th - popcorn

Our popcorn money goes to the Clearinghouse in February.

Club 316

Club 316 is open to every student who is enrolled at Vienna-Finley Elementary School. Club 316 meets from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, so the next meeting will be on February 11th.

It is not too late to sign up for this extracurricular opportunity. Please contact the VFES office at 812-752-8925 if your child is interested in participating.

Also, if you signed a permission slip for your child to attend Club 316, but do not want him/her to attend the activities on February 11th, please call our office by midday on Tuesday, February 11th so we know what the after school plan should be for your child.

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Casey's Rewards

Casey's started a new rewards program called Cash for Classrooms. If you download the Casey's app and choose Vienna-Finley Elementary, we can be eligible for a $5,000 prize to be used in our classrooms.

See this flyer for additional information.

The deadline to enter is February 14, 2020.

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Upcoming PTO Meetings, Events, and Box Tops

Our next PTO meeting is Thursday, February 20th at 3:30 p.m. in Mrs. Banister's room.

Mark your calendars for the Walk-a-thon, which will be held on Friday, April 17th. More information will be available as the date gets closer.

Please join the VFES PTO Facebook page to receive the latest updates about meetings and events!

Even though the format has changed from cutting out box tops to scanning receipts for digital box tops, Vienna-Finley would still like you to participate in the box top fundraiser throughout the school year. If you have any questions about box tops, please contact the VFES office or Tammy Wolf, PTO president.

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Reminder About Toys at School

Please remember that students should not bring toys to school unless they have earned a coupon from the HERO cart.

We appreciate your cooperation with this expectation.

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Little League Wrestling

If your child is between the ages of 4 years old and 5th grade, he/she is eligible to participate in the Little League Wrestling program at Lide White Memorial Boys and Girls Club in Madison.

The deadline to apply is February 14th.

The cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members.

The season is February 24th through April 24th.

Please note, applications should be returned to the address on the application, not to VFES.

The application and additional information can be found at this link.

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Southern Indiana United Soccer

If your child is interested in participating in the spring 2020 season of Southern Indiana United Soccer, please check out this link.

Registration is open through March 2nd. The season is April 6th through June 6th.

There are teams for boys and girls 4U through 19U, which includes children who were born between 2000 and 2016.

All skill levels are welcome.

Disney on Ice

If you are interested in purchasing tickets to the Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment show at KFC Yum! Center on April 9-12, please check out this link for additional information.

The deadline to order is at noon on Friday, April 3rd.

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Scott 2 Calendar Changes for the 2019-2020 School Year

Our next Scott 2 PD event is Wednesday, April 22nd. School will begin at 10:00 a.m. on that day in order for teachers to participate in professional development.

Please see the attached letter for our updated school calendar. It includes a two-hour delay on September 11th, November 20th, and April 22nd as well as a two-hour early dismissal on October 9th, January 29th, and May 20th.
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School Messenger Text Messages

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.

You can participate in this service just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.

You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

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Check Out Eventlink!

We have an Eventlink subscription that assists us with getting information to its users. It is used district-wide, so it is especially beneficial to families with students in multiple buildings.

Please consider creating an account by visiting

The Vienna-Finley and Scott 2 events are posted on the Vienna-Finley Eventlink calendar.

The VFES boys' basketball games and practice times are posted on the boys' elementary basketball Eventlink calendar.

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Reminder About Fast Food

Please remember that students cannot have fast food at breakfast or lunch. We have noticed a handful of students bringing fast food to breakfast recently. If your child eats fast food for breakfast, please have him/her finish their meal before coming in the building.

We appreciate your cooperation.

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Links That Provide Opportunities for Home/School Communication

Canvas (information about students' academic activities/assignments) -

Eventlink (stay updated with sports, clubs, and activities) -

Facebook - @ViennaFinley

HERO website (used to provide feedback on behaviors/choices) -

Instagram - @ViennaFinley

Twitter - @ViennaFinley

Reminder about the Start/End Times for our School Day

The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. at Vienna-Finley Elementary. If your child is a car rider, please make sure to drop him/her off in time to be in class by 8:00 a.m. each morning.

Our school day ends at 3:00 p.m.

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Car Rider Tags

If your child is a car rider and you don't already have the hanging tag for your rearview mirror, please stop by the office this week or let us know how many to send home with your child. Our new dismissal process flows much smoother when you have the car tag ready/displayed for the faculty members who are helping with dismissal. We genuinely appreciate your cooperation.

General Dismissal Information

Before and after school, parents should drop off and pick up students via the doors on the west side of the building. The only times that parents should drop off or pick up students via the front doors are during school hours (due to appointments, illness, or other circumstances that would cause students to miss part of the school day).
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The YMCA After School Program

The YMCA is offering an after school program to VFES this year. Parents must complete a registration form at the YMCA in order to get their child(ren) signed up for the program. The cost is $10 per week. The program is currently full; however, parents can still register their child to be put on the waiting list.

Volunteer Opportunities at VFES

Throughout the school year, there will be opportunities for adults to volunteer at VFES. In order to be eligible to help with events, chaperone field trips, and volunteer throughout the school, the first step is to complete and submit a Volunteer Registration Form, which is located in the office.

After that form is submitted, you will receive two emails from KidTraksSupport, one with the log-in ID and one with a link. You must thoroughly complete this process or you will not be eligible to volunteer in any capacity.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the office at 812-752-8925.

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