Nominations will be accepted now until Wednesday, April 7th at 3 pm. The SBDM council is a key part of our school community. Please take the time to review this information and consider serving on this council.
Two parent representatives will be elected to serve a one-year term on the SBDM Council running from July 1, 2021 until June 30, 2022.
Responsibilities of SBDM Council: The council will meet at least once a month to make decisions concerning VPE. The council determines school policy for curriculum, staffing, discipline, scheduling, and other matters pertinent to the school and students. New council members are required by law to have 6 hours of training, and members who have served one year or more on a council should have 3 hours of training.
Election: The election will be held by electronic ballot from Monday, April 12 at 8 am through Friday, April 16 at 5 pm. Nomination forms must be turned in to the office by 3:00 PM on Wednesday, April 7th, or submitted electronically via email to Ms. Dabney at email@example.com. Candidate information will be posted on the school website, sent out on the weekly Patriot News Flash and via Infinite Campus, and will be available for review in the office.
Qualifications: A parent council member shall be a parent, step-parent, or legal guardian of a student enrolled in Veterans Park Elementary School during the council member’s term of office. A parent representative on the council shall not be an employee or a relative of an employee of the school in which that parent serves, nor shall the parent representative be an employee or relative of an employee in the district administrative offices. *Relative shall mean father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, aunt, or uncle.
Read Across America Week
March Spirit Project
Our March Spirit Project will be collecting donations for The Nest-Center for Women, Children and Families. The Crisis Care Department of The Nest is in need of the items below as they help support nearly 300 families a month in their times of need:
Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Men & Women’s Razors, Shaving Cream, Toothpaste/ Toothbrush, Men & Women’s Deodorant, diapers, baby wipes, cleaning supplies and any other related hygiene/basic needs items.
Please drop off donations outside of the counseling office, located in the front foyer.
A Celebration of Black History-Friday, March 12, 2021
Why is this important?
Because learning black history is important and valuable for all students, we will not limit it’s celebration to one month each year. Instead we will celebrate black history year-round as an important part of world history. Please see this flyer for more information about a special event we have planned for all VPE students.
Attention Fifth Grade Parents
Southern Middle School will hold their Spartan Academy for sixth graders on August 3rd. See this flyer for more details.
Also. if you have questions about the upcoming school year, please use the form to submit those and someone will get back to you. https://app.gosoapbox.com/event/985671298/#!/dashboard
This is a link to the SMS slide presentation containing information about sixth grade: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1TxGhSiKPsRccueX2Eu8jqb-2EUfmLyFJ/edit#slide=id.p22
Due to unsafe weather conditions and FCPS being closed this week, kindergarten registration is on hold and will resume next week. Please use the sign-up genius link below for an appointment or to reschedule your appointment from this week. Thank you!
Kindergarten and New Student Registration is HERE… We will be scheduling individual appointments for families to register their students. In order to complete the registration, you must make an appointment and come to Veterans Park in person to sign necessary paperwork.
Go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eaead29a6f94-vpenew to schedule this appointment (Please bring any remaining documents due with you to this appointment). Families can start the process by completing the online registration and finding the required documents below to be able to register. To enroll a new, first-time student, families may begin the process online here. Items to bring with you are:
- Deed and/or Current Lease
- Utility Bill
- Birth Certificate (Official Copy)
- Current Immunization Certificate
- Proof of child’s recent preventative health care exam
- Proof of an eye exam (due by Jan. 1)
- Proof of a dental exam (due by Jan. 1)
- Court documents pertaining to your child, if applicable
Please note that Patriot Place openings for incoming Kindergarteners is now on a lottery system. Therefore, once a family officially registers they can be placed in the lottery system. Families will be notified then sometime in May if they have been randomly selected for a spot after both spring registration windows have closed. Please note families with older siblings will be given priority to keep families together.
Recorded Parent Information Night Zoom Links
In case you were unable to join us for our virtual parent meetings, you may watch the recordings below:
Kindergarten: https://fcps-net.zoom.us/rec/share/7go0shi2OSZmt0tqv8EHgijUm6z-Xb9IiJgYby9hjFb132XifyHi_hnGs0k-ygBx.jDu-gjp93zGV8OND Passcode: +77T2%a+
Health Assurance Form
Please fill out this form before our return to in-person learning. Each family will need to fill out this VPE Family Assurance of Student Health Agreement one per child.
Swahili Chinese https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSevusH6XpLwl_OVCvb_rXCdmAOU6LW-SfYYmkA9BGHqHBw9gQ/viewform Japanese https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2pVVJEx6BM2lObmgzX9u-QNau0LTifQAxJLly0d78P0m-Lg/viewform
FCPS shares updates on meals pickup & P-EBT cards
As a reminder to FCPS families, all meals are free for all students whether in the cafeteria or via pickup if still in remote learning. This federal waiver is in effect for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.
Eligible families also receive help buying groceries through the federally funded Pandemic-EBT cards, which go out to qualified students.
Yearbook Help Needed
Fifth Grade Promotion
Vaccinations are an important part of keeping our students healthy and ready to learn. If you have not had a chance to get your child's immunization record updated at school, please find time as soon as possible to obtain certificates for your student from your healthcare provider. Students not in compliance may be excluded from attendance, especially in the event of widespread illness. If you are unsure if your student's records are up-to-date, please check with our school nurse Deddie VanBussum or the front office staff.
The district offers technical assistance with FCPS email accounts and Chromebooks. The Student Tech Support line, (859) 381-4410, is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Translators are available.