Veterans Park Elementary

Lexington, Kentucky

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  • Academic Team

    All students in second through fifth grades are invited to register to participate in the VPE Academic Challenge Program. Students attend weekly practices, participate in several “virtual” scrimmages with other schools in the district, and compete in March at the Academic Challenge Regional Competition.  Registration forms for both Upper Primary (2nd and 3rd grade students) and Intermediate (4th and 5th grade students) are being sent home today, October 20.  They are due back by Friday, October 27.  Due to district deadlines, no late registrations will be accepted.  

    Primary Academic Team Registration Form

    Intermediate Academic Team Registration Form

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  • NewsFlash Updates

    Please make sure to subscribe to the NEW Patriot NewsFlash via the pop up on the VPE webpage.  As of December first, the current mailing will cease to exist and to continue to receive important updates and information, you must re-subscribe to newsletter.  

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  • Calling all Families…


    Do you want to be a part of the Veterans Park Elementary PTA Directory 2017 – 2018? Parents must opt into the Directory in order for their child to be included this year.  Please keep in mind that this information is private in that it’s only to be used for VPE purposes. Invitations to birthday parties, helping coordinate class parties or contacting parent volunteers to help with PTA events are just a few of the ways that we hope this phone book will be used. It is not to be used for any home sales or solicitation.  Deadline for entries is October 27th  Electronic Directory will be delivered Mid November. Please complete to be included in the Directory: https://goo.gl/forms/mDo0DYvaBUzHVGjY2

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  • Approved Volunteers


    Planning on going on a field trip with your child?  Helping in the classroom?  You must be on the approved volunteer list to do so!  Please fill out the form at https://apps.fcps.net/volunteer/.  Thanks so much!

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  • Time to send in Box Tops!

    Help earn money for your school by collecting BOX TOPS.  The goal this year is $2,000.

    BoxTops are due this Monday October 23.  Additional Collection Dates:  Feb 22   ~  May 1.  Send them in baggies with your student’s name and teacher’s name, no gluing, taping or trimming necessary. The class who collects the most BoxTops for each collection  will receive a Superhero backpack clip & extra recess. For a full list of products that offer Box Tops please visit www.boxtops4education.com.

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  • Extracurricular Activities-Session 2

    The following clubs will take place every Wednesday from 2:35p.m.-3:45p.m. from November 1 –December 13.   Signups will be posted online on the VPE homepage starting on Wednesday, October 25 at 8:00a.m.  Sign ups will close on Friday, October 27 at 8:00A.M.  Signing up online DOES NOT guarantee your child a spot in the club.  Names will be drawn randomly from the list and those students will be notified by e-mail if they are enrolled in the club.  YOU MAY ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE CLUB DURING THE SECOND SESSION.  IF YOU ENROLL IN MORE THAN ONE, YOUR CHILD'S NAME WILL BE REMOVED FROM ALL LISTS.

    Additionally, if you child is participating in the intermediate play, Beauty and the Beast, they may NOT sign up for a club as they meet on the same day at the same time.

    Sign Language Club:  Sign Language club is open to 20 upper primary (2 & 3 grade) students.  Students will be learning sign language basics such as greetings, numbers, letters, etc.  

    Calligraphy Club: Want to learn the elegant art of calligraphy?  Join this club, open to 20 intermediate (4th & 5th grade) students, to learn how!

    Cheer Club: This club is open to students who’d like to learn the basics of cheerleading.  Open to 20 intermediate (2nd & 3rd grade) students.

    Chinese Club:  Chinese Club is organized to improve not only the language skills of students, but also to encourage their curiosity in understanding Chinese culture through all kinds of activities. We will learn about Chinese history, language, traditions, beliefs, and current lives of people through the activities such as story reading, paper cutting, games, movies, Chinese watercolor painting, calligraphy with ink and brush, origami, a Kung Fu demonstration and folk dances. Chinese club is open to 20 upper primary (2nd & 3rd grade) students.

    Please e-mail Ms. Ault at jessica.ault@fayette.kyschools.us if you have any questions.

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  • October Spirit Project

     

    Our October Spirit Project is 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 to help support families in times of need, serving over 200 families a month:  Baby Wipes, Baby Wash, Baby Lotion, Baby Powder, Thermometers, Diaper Rash Cream, Diapers (Newborn & 3 – 6), Shampoo, Conditioner, Bar Soap/Body Wash, Women’s and Men’s Deodorant, Men’s Shaving Cream, Razors, Lotion, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Toilet Paper, Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap, Tissues, Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, Canned Soup, Canned Tuna, Dry Spaghetti, Tomato Sauces, Complete Pancake Mix, Syrup, Box Macaroni & Cheese, Ready to eat meals, Crackers.  Please drop off donations in the front office or Ms. Brehm’s office.  If you would like a tax donation receipt, please include your first and last name, address, and estimated cost of donation with your items.

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  • Donations Needed

    Accidents happen… and when they do, VPE wants to be prepared! We are seeking donations of boys’ and girls’ sweatpants as well as underwear in a range of sizes 6-8 to stock in our Family Resource area. Underwear must be in new packages, but new or used pants are appreciated. Any items you can contribute may be can be sent to school with your student and dropped off in the office at any time.

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  • Volunteers

    Family engagement is vital to VPE PTA and, because of that, we facilitate volunteering by family members and other friends of education every day that school is in session. Many events and programs also require planning and preparation outside of school hours so you can be involved no matter what your schedule! Please take time to look over this form and learn about some of the programs and committees that are planned for this year at VPE. Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form on the last page – (no commitment; just a way to find out how you can be involved) – and return it to Malinda Breeding at mabree38@gmail.com to get more info on how you can help VPE continue to shine!

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  • Red Ribbon Week

    Each day during Red Ribbon Week, students will dress up to signify their commitment to saying "NO" when it comes to drugs.

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