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  • Presidents Day

    Schools and FCPS offices are closed Monday. Enjoy the long weekend!

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  • Take Your Family to School Week-VIRTUALLY!
    Join us LIVE on air February 21st as we explore the exciting world of special classes at VPE.  See the schedule below to see which class your child will be in that day.  On Thursday, February 21st simply click on the link to watch your child’s class in ONE of their special area classes.

    Can’t watch live?  The links will remain on the VPE website for you to watch at your convenience anytime!

    Bring your Family to School Day

    2018 Schedule

    Ms. Ault-Library:

    Rawls-8:00-8:25

    Martin-8:50-9:15

    Heller-10:30-10:55

    Burlew-11:20-11:45

     

    Ms. Bishop-Music:

    Hartz-8:50-9:15

    Lindeman-10:30-10:55

    Waters-11:20-11:45

    Carter-12:35-1:00

    Thayer-1:25-1:50

     

    Ms. Brehm/Ms. Campbell- Guidance:

     Miller-8:25-8:50

    Workman-9:15-9:40

    Robeson-10:55-11:20

     

    Ms. Li-Chinese:

    Nudd-8:00-8:25

    Rowe-8:50-9:25

    Belcher-10:30-10:55

    McClenney-11:20-11:45

    Altwies-12:35-1:00

    Knight-1:25-1:50

     

    Ms. Masterson-Art:

    Hauke-8:00-8:50

    Nally-8:50-9:40

    Davis-10:30-11:20

    Jones-11:20-12:10

    Pugel-12:35-1:25

     

    Mr. McAtee-P.E.:

    Johnson-11:20-11:45

    Zepeda-1:00-1:25

    Pearman-1:25-1:50

    Cornett-1:50-2:15

     

    Ms. Sproles-STEM:

    Grossi-8:00-8:50

    Geldhof-8:50-9:40

    Dixon-10:30-11:20

    Lanter-11:20-12:10

    Mullannix-12:35-1:25

     

    Mr. McWhorter-Orchestra:

    Ms. Nudd -8:25-8:50

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  • Weather Make Up Days

    As of February 12, 2018, students in the Fayette County Public Schools have missed four days and six hours of school due to winter weather. Although the instructional calendar already identifies possible weather make-up days, we wanted to send an update to help you make plans for your family.

    School will definitely be in session on Friday, March 16, 2018, which was originally scheduled to be a day off for students. As of this point, we also plan to be in session on Tuesday, May 29, Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday May 31, 2018. Please adjust your calendars at home to reflect these changes, knowing that there is still a lot of winter left to go.

    If we do not miss any more days due to winter weather, May 31, 2018 would be the last day of school. High school graduations would be scheduled on May 31 and June 1. Please note that high school graduation dates and times will not be set until mid-spring after the threat of bad weather has passed and all make-up days have been announced.

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  • 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, February 26: Foxiest Socks Day
    • Tuesday, February 27: Put on your Hat and Read with the Cat-Hat Day
    • Wednesday, February 28:.Wacky Wednesday! Let’s get silly!  Wear your clothes backwards, inside out, or mismatched.
    • Thursday, March 1: Join us for a SCHOOLWIDE LITERACY NIGHT: 5:30-7:00. Parents and students are invited to participate in reading and activities. 
    • Friday, March 2: 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:

    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!

    Dr. Seuss Potato Character Contest:  Decorate a potato Seuss Style!  Potatoes will be displayed in the library and students will vote on which one they like the most.  The winner will be announced on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Friday, March 2! Please send in all entries by Wednesday, February 28!  Please do NOT pierce the skin of the potato.  You are welcome to glue, paint, etc., we just don’t want stinky, sprouting potatoes in the library. J  See examples on the back of this paper! Winner will receive a $25 gift card to Joseph Beth Bookstore!

    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 will win a prize! 

    If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ault at Jessica.ault@fayette.kyschools.us.

    You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.
    ~Dr. Seuss

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  • Breakfast with your Leading Lady

    Save the date for VPE's Annual Leading Lady Event! This year we have a special breakfast planned for Saturday, February 24th from 8:30—10 am. Please join us as we create spe-cial memories with the ladies!

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  • February Spirit Project

    Schools all around Fayette County will be collecting food and competing to win the Kids CAN Hunger Food Drive sponsored by God’s Pantry!  For the entire month of February, large bins will be located outside of each classroom for students to collect and bring in canned food items such as meats, fruits, vegetables and soups as well as pasta, cereal, baby food, etc.  There will be additional weekly competitions throughout the school so bring in your food items and let’s join together to help CAN hunger!

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  • 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 (amc_castle@yahoo.com) for more information.

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  • Car/Bus Loop Reminders

    Just a friendly reminder that no cars are allowed in the bus loop during drop off in the mornings.  Most buses arrive at school around 7:20a.m. so please plan accordingly.  Also, please do not drop off students on Clearwater Way as this is a very busy street and not safe for students to cross.  Always use crosswalks in the parking lots as well.  Thanks for helping keep our students safe!  

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  • VPE APP

    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.

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