Our yearbook is complete and we are currently accepting online orders! Orders are due by April 26th. Yearbooks will be shipped to the school and available at the end of May.https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Veterans-Park-2020
On Monday, April 6, 2020 five days of breakfast and lunch will be available for pick-up at the following school sites between 11 and 12:30 p.m. Any child 18 years of age and younger can go to any of the sites and pick up 10 meals:
- Arlington Elementary
- Booker T. Washington Elementary
- Breckinridge Elementary
- Bryan Station High
- Cardinal Valley Elementary
- Clays Mill Elementary
- Deep Springs Elementary
- Glendover Elementary
- James Lane Allen Elementary
- Julius Marks Elementary
- Lansdowne Elementary
- Leestown Middle
- Mary Todd Elementary
- Millcreek Elementary
- Northern Elementary
- Southern Elementary
- Squires Elementary
- Tates Creek High
- William Wells Brown Elementary
- Winburn Middle
We are working with community partners to provide supplemental meals to families in need and expand our capacity. Those efforts are ongoing and details will forthcoming. Since new offerings are being developed constantly, anyone seeking information about these resources should call the United Way of the Bluegrass 211 Contact Center for the most up-to-date information.
Our Family Resource and Youth Service Centers are also available to help with basic necessities. We are especially grateful to the Jenna and Matthew Mitchell Foundation at Blue Grass Community Foundation and The Calipari Foundation for making it possible to support hundreds of families during this unprecedented emergency.
If the school your children attend does not have a FRYSC, please call the center closest to you. Please don’t hesitate to call our district at 859-381-4100 with questions, concerns or suggestions. You can also find resources at our www.fcps.net/COVID19 website.
A Letter From Ms. Dabney
April 3, 2020
Dear Veterans Park Families,
We hope that you all have been enjoying your “staycation” spring break with your families this past week. I know that the Dabney Household has started our fourth puzzle and read multiple books along with household chores, much to their dismay. I will say that Wags is wondering when she gets to go back to school as she is missing the action of 800 kids each day and our family of 4 just isn’t as exciting. To keep all the kids up to date on “What's Wags Doing”, I have created an Instagram “principal_and_pup” for you all to follow her daily activities. https://www.instagram.com/principal_and_pup/
All families should have received a phone call and email from the district letting you know that we will be continuing our NTI (Non-Traditional Instruction) until May 1st. Starting Monday we will begin day one of NTI and your child’s teacher(s) will be communicating with families and students throughout these days. Please know that we want to support your students while having them continue to grow. Structure is key during these unsettling times and having a school routine each day at home will be essential.
If you did not check out a Chromebook for your student and you determined that you need one starting April 6th, please contact your child’s teacher and we will work with you to get one to you. Also, if you are having a login issue we ask that you contact your student’s teacher for assistance. Fayette County also is offering a technology help line to support students and families while at home and they can be reached at 859.381.4410 and are available Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm. Please note they will not be available during Spring Break.
With school being taught virtually this next month we are having to cancel many scheduled events. Please see the weekly “Flash” for updates to events. This is also requiring us to push back SBDM Parent Elections and Kindergarten registration. We have posted the nomination forms on the VPE website and we will continue to collect nominations until we are back in school and are able to have an election. All candidates will be announced via the VPE Flash/Website and biographies will be posted. SBDM Elections will be at a date and time TBD.
Kindergarten and new student registration has also been pushed back and will not be able to happen starting Monday. However, families are able to complete the online application process at https://www.fcps.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=4962 and once we are able to get back into the building we will contact you to get the remaining paperwork.
All the VPE staff is looking forward to waving and seeing our families during our “Patriot Parade” this coming Sunday afternoon starting at 2:00. Please see the map and routes posted on the VPE website that we will be traveling. Thank you in advance for social distancing while getting to wave as we pass by.
Each Friday, we will continue to update the Flash and send it out with as many updates as we have available to you. Please look for my letter to be attached weekly and always if you have questions or concerns please email me.
May everyone stay healthy,
Veterans Park Elementary
Please note the changes to the Bus Sited program: FCPS suspends food drop-offs at bus stops; walk-up meals still available until spring break
Cathy Crum Bell and Amy McVey Scholarship
The Veterans Park PTA is extending the application deadline for the Cathy Crum Bell/Amy McVey Scholarship program until the end of the day this Friday, March 27th. Any applicants who were unable to turn in documents at the school last week are welcome to place them in the mailbox at 4145 Clearwater Way, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Best of luck and stay well!
- Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely.
- For eligible low-income households without school-aged children, Charter continues to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, a low-cost broadband program delivering speeds of 30 Mbps
- Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Well, now you can with the free Veterans Park app available for download on ITunes or Google Play. To sign up as a parent, you need the passcode 3813161 (our school phone number). The VPE app will also help in providing calendar information, specials rotation day, PTA updates, classroom/club information and much more. Please make sure to click for push notifications to help us in providing information to families such as school closing/delays, VPE events, and other family-focused information.
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