Read Across America Week
In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd, the following activities will take place during Read Across America Week:
- Monday, March 2: Grinchiest Green Day: Wear Green
- Tuesday, March 3: Put on your Hat and Read with the Cat-Hat Day
- Wednesday, March 4:.Wacky Wednesday! Let’s get silly! Wear your clothes backwards, inside out, or mismatched.
- Thursday, March 5: Join us for a SCHOOLWIDE LITERACY NIGHT: 5:30-7:00. Parents and students are invited to participate in reading and activities.
- Friday, March 6: I am NOT Going to Get up Today-PJ DAY-wear pajamas and bring a pillow or stuffed animal because we will be doing a lot of Dropping Everything and Reading (DEAR). If you would like to be a guest reader in your child’s classroom, contact the teacher to set up a time.
Additional Dr. Seuss Activities:
Book Exchange: Bring in your old books from home and exchange them for new ones. Parent volunteers will be in the front foyer from March 4-6 between 7:15-8:00 to collect books. Then students will choose “new” ones during their next library class the following week. For every two books that a student brings in, they get to take one home. The leftovers will be donated to the International Book Project!
Estimation Game: Students may stop by the library and place a guess in the One Fish, Two Fish. Red Fish, Blue Fish estimation game. Students may vote ONCE for how many goldfish they think are in the bowl. Closest guess is the winner and they receive a gift certificate to the April book fair!
Seuss Trivia: Each morning during Read Across America Week, a Dr. Seuss quote will be read over the morning announcements. The first classroom to call with the correct book title will win a copy of the brand new Dr. Seuss book Horse Museum!
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ault at Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Day in the Life of ...
Families are invited to take an e-visit to their child’s school during Virtual Parent Involvement Week. VPE is posting “A Day in the Life of…” videos for each grade level for your enjoyment. These e-visits give you a glimpse into your child's world at VPE!
Cathy Crum Bell and Amy McVey Scholarship
The Cathy Crum Bell Scholarship and Amy McVey Scholarship, sponsored by the VPE PTA, are offered each year to two seniors who attend an FCPS high school and were promoted from the fifth grade at VPE. Seniors who finished VPE in 2011-12 are eligible to apply. Download the scholarship application or pick up a form on the PTA table in the front hall. For questions, call Mrs. Campbell in the guidance office at (859) 381-3161 or email PTA scholarship chair Kelly Ives. The application deadline is March 20.
February Spirit Project
During February, our school is collecting items for dogs, cats, and other furry critters at the Lexington Humane Society. A bin is outside of the counseling office in the front hallway to gather all donated items. Examples include dog biscuits/treats, large dog toys, nylon dog leashes, towels, litter boxes, bedding, cat toys, etc. Thank you for your partnership in caring for the furry critters of Lexington during this cold winter season!
New in the car line?
With weather getting colder, we have had an increase in students in the car line. Please review procedures to ensure we are safe each and every day at VPE! Thank you to all the families who are following procedures and keeping kids safe.
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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