March 29, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM District Safety Advisory Council
March 30, 2018
April 2, 2018
April 3, 2018
April 4, 2018
April 5, 2018
April 6, 2018
April 10, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Kindergarten Registration
Tech-free Spring Break: Many technology functions in FCPS will be unavailable to staff and students from March 31 through April 8 during maintenance and upgrades. The list includes email, calendar, and Outlook contacts, SharePoint, OneDrive, Google Drive, Google Classroom, Canvas, curriculum programs (Wonders, EnVision, Collections), Infinite Campus, VPN connections, and internet access from inside the district. Please plan ahead accordingly.
The Joseph Beth Luau Book Fair is Coming!
Readers are wanted and adventure awaits in books galore at this season’s Book Fair!! The Joseph Beth Reading Celebration Book Fair is coming to VPE! Parents and grandparents are encouraged to come and shop with their child(ren). Check with your teacher for the schedule or come before or after school or on Celebrate the Arts Night. We accept cash, check or credit card.
Say Aloha to Great Books!
April 19 – 27, 2018, 7:15 am – 3:00 pm
Celebrate the Arts Night: Thursday, April 26, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Teacher Wish Lists – Don’t forget to support the classroom library as well!
SCHOOL-BASED DECISION MAKING COUNCIL (SBDM)
Nominations will be accepted now until March 28th.
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, 2018 until June 30, 2019.
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 ballot on Thursday, April 26th in the morning from 7:15 AM to 8:15 AM and in the afternoon and evening (Arts Night) from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Nomination forms must be turned in to the office by 3:00 PM on March 28th. Candidate information will be posted on the school website, printed in the Patriot’s Review newsletter, sent out on the weekly Patriot News Flash, 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.
Nominees must submit a short biography and a brief reason why they should be elected to this council position. This information will be printed and distributed prior to the election.
Return this form and bio to Veterans Park Elementary no later than 3/28/2018 to appear on the ballot.
COSI is coming! We need you!
Mark your calendars and request some time off work! COSI is Coming Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18!
Come help VPE present the most awesome, hands-on learning experience of the year (Trust us…it is THE BEST volunteer opportunity of the whole year)! COSI on Wheels will be featuring THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN MACHINE and we need your help. Each session requires 20 volunteers to run smoothly. What will you do when you volunteer? You will have fun with small groups of students at one of the hands-on stations set up in the gym. Don’t worry….everything you need is provided. Just come ready to have a great time and see how much fun learning can be up close and personal. This is a great opportunity for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relatives to help VPE and get to see the students in action.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Emily Tillett at (859) 421-6053 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign ups can be found online here (http://signup.com/go/CuHjCsA) or in the office. Be sure to check the description to see when your student’s class will be attending the Hands On Session.
Here is the schedule for the day's events.
March Spirit Project
For the entire month of March, our school will be collecting items for dogs, cats and other furry critters at the Lexington Humane Society. A bin will be located outside of Ms. Brehm/Ms. Campbell’s office in the front hallway, from March 1-30, to collect all donated items. Examples of these items include dog biscuits/treats, large dog toys, nylon dog leashes, towels, litter boxes, cat toys, etc.
Cathy Crum Bell and Any McVey $1000 Scholarships
The Cathy Crum Bell Scholarship, sponsored by the VPE PTA, is offered each year to a senior who currently attends a Fayette County high school and was promoted from the 5th grade at VPE. Seniors that graduated from VPE in 2009-10 are eligible to apply. The application will be posted here soon. New for the 2017-2018 school year we are honored to announce the start of the Amy McVey Scholarship named in honor of our past principal and her many years of service to the students of VPE. All applications are due March 25, 2018. Contact VPE Guidance Counselor Ms. Brehm (859-381-3161) or PTA Scholarship chair Jen Castle (email@example.com) for more information.
Extra Extra read all about it...Well now you can on our new Veterans Park APP that is available for download on ITunes or Google Play. The APP is free (search Veterans Park) and to sign up as a parent you will 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 as well as much more. Please make sure to click for push notifications when you sign up to help us in providing information to families such as school closing/delays, VPE events and other parent focused information.