Veterans Park Elementary

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  • Yearbook Orders

    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

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  • Free Meals

    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.

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  • Patriot Pride Parade

    We hope you didn't miss it, but in case you did, here is a link to watch our Patriot Parade Parade.  We loved seeing all our students and we hope you all stay safe and healthy!  

    Thank you to our wonderful VPE parent, Ms. Jump, for the video!

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  • 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,

     

    Molly Dabney

    Principal

    Veterans Park Elementary

    molly.dabney@fayette.kyschools.us

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  • Bus Bites

    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

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  • 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 kellyerin_arc@yahoo.com.  Best of luck and stay well!

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  • SBDM Nomination Forms

    Please fill out this NOMINATION FORM if you are interested on serving on the VPE SBDM Council.  Forms are due to the VPE office by April 8th at 3:-00p.m.

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  • COVID-19 Mental Health Resources


    Please see this flyer for more information on community resources to help with mental health concerning the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • Logging into Google Help

    Please see this document if you need help getting your child logged into their Google account.

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  • COVID-19 response

    Follow the latest on the district's COVID-19 site.

     

     

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  • Free Internet...

     

    CHARTER TO OFFER FREE ACCESS TO SPECTRUM BROADBAND & WI-FI FOR 60-DAYS FOR NEW K-12 AND COLLEGE STUDENT HOUSEHOLDS AND MORE

    Stamford, CT. – March 13, 2020In the coming weeks, many Americans will be affected either directly or indirectly by COVID-19 and Charter is focused on serving and supporting our 29 million customers. Americans rely on high speed broadband in nearly every aspect of their lives and Charter is committed to ensuring our customers maintain reliable access to the online resources and information they want and need. To ease the strain in this challenging time, beginning Monday, March 16, Charter commits to the following for 60 days:

      • Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
      • 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
      • Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use
      • Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.

     

    As the country works collaboratively to contain this pandemic, broadband internet access will be increasingly essential to ensuring that people across the country are able to learn and work remotely, that businesses can continue to serve customers, and that Americans stay connected and engaged with family and friends. 

    Charter’s advanced communications network will ensure our more than 29 million customers – including government offices, first responders, health care facilities, and businesses – across 41 states maintain the connectivity they rely on. The network is built to sustain maximum capacity during peak usage which is typically in the evenings, so a surge during the day would be well within the network’s capabilities to manage. Charter will continue to closely monitor this dynamic situation, and is well-prepared to continue delivering reliable connectivity. Charter has extensive business and workforce continuity plans in place that will be adjusted as needed to best serve all our customers and employees.

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  • VPE app

    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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