Let's celebrate Red Ribbon Week!
Encourage your child to participate each day! Our classes will also be having a poster contest as well!
October 22nd- Wear Red Instead
-Have your child wear red to school
October 23rd- Give Drugs the Boot
-Have your child wear their favorite boots to school. Please keep in mind what specials they have that day and send them with an appropriate change of shoes if need be.
October 24th- Too Bright for Drugs
- Have your child wear neon or bright colored clothes to school. Please make sure clothes adhere to dress code as well.
October 25th- Team Up Against Drugs
-Have your child wear their favorite sports team jerseys or clothing.
October 26th- Life is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free
-Have your child wear their favorite destination (Beach, National Park, Disneyland, etc.) shirt or way of destination (Plane, trains, boat, etc.) shirt.
Thanksgiving Day Lunch
Join us on November 8 for a Thanksgiving Lunch! Click HERE to see the adjusted schedule. Expect long lines, but lots of fun! Thanks for your patience! Adult Lunch is $4.50 and exact change is appreciated. Please RSVP by filling out and sending in the brown paper that came home with your child so the cafeteria can plan for the day.
Please help Veterans Park in making technology decisions for our school . You will find a link to a 5 minute survey. The information will be used by our school and the District in choosing how technology will be used in our classrooms and what we will need to purchase. Thank you for your support of Veterans Park!
Book Character Day - October 31st
In celebration of reading, VPE will have Book Character Day on Wednesday, October 31. Students may come to school dressed as their favorite book character. Guidelines for book character day are as follows:
- Students should bring a copy of the book their character is from to school that day.
- Characters/costumes must be from elementary age appropriate books.
- Costumes may not involve blood or other horror type elements.
- Color in the hair, face paint, and hats may be worn; however, masks will not be allowed.
- Costumes may not be revealing in nature … may not be see through material, low cut, or tight fitting. Tights and leotards are acceptable if covered with tutu, skirt, or shorts.
- Costume must allow students to take care of personal needs, sit in desks, and participate in school and classroom activities throughout the day. Rule of thumb … if there is a question about appropriateness, it is probably best not to wear it.
Parents are invited to come watch the students as they parade around the bus loop 10:00 a.m
October Spirit Project
Our October 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 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.
The Book Fair is Coming! Save the Date!
The Veterans Park Elementary Enchanted Forest Book Fair is coming to VPE next month! Let your Imagination Grow!
November 8 – 16, 2018, 7:15 am – 3:00 pm
Family Dinner Night: Thursday, November 15, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
We accept cash, check or credit card. Online orders can be made at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/veteranspark or with our Book Fairs App.
Readers are wanted and adventure awaits in books galore at this season’s Book Fair!! The Scholastic Enchanted Forest 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 Family Dinner Night.
Teacher Wish Lists – Let your imagination grow through books! Buy a book for your classroom library!
All for Books –Support a good cause by donating change to All For Books! This year is Dragons vs. Unicorns! Who will win?!?
Unicorn Food Contest-Guess how much unicorn food (Fruit Loops) are in the jar located on the circulation desk in the library. The closest person to the correct answer wins a free book from the fair!!
Staff Appreciation Fall Favorites Lunch
Wednesday, October 24
Join us as we treat our staff to some fall favorites. Have a favorite soup or chili recipe, some yummy pumpkin treats your family loves? Sign up to bring an item using the Sign Up link. We have almost 100 staff to feed so lots of food is needed.
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.