The following parts in the school play, The Jungle Book, should NOT sign up for a club as the rehearsals are at the same time as clubs meet: Baloo, Coconut Tree/Shanti, Colonel Hathi, Elephant, Elephant (Baby Elephant), Kaa (Head Coil), Kaa Coil 1,2,3,4,5, Monkey, Monkey (Grumpy Monkey), Monkey (King/Queen Louie), Monkey (Old Monkey), Monkey (Sassy Monkey), Monkey (Silly Monkey), Mowgli, Shere Khan
The following clubs will take place every Wednesday from 2:35 p.m.-3:45 p.m. from October 24-December 5. Signups will be posted online on the VPE home page starting on Wednesday, October 17. Sign ups will close on Friday, October 19 at 8:00am. 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 email 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.
Cheer Club-The Veterans Park cheer club is centered around learning and expanding cheer knowledge. They will learn to work as a team and bond with peers in the process. The participants will learn motions, jumps, and a cheer/dance to be performed at Tates Creek High School. This club is open to 20 upper primary (grades 2&3) students. Click HERE to register for cheer club.
Art Club- This club is open to 12 upper primary (grades 2 & 3) students. For kids who love to draw, color, paint and create. Join us for some relaxing, creative fun! Click HERE to register for Art Club.
Novel Writing Club-November is NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. If you feel that there is a budding author inside, join us for the next couple of months to plan, prepare, and write a rough draft of a novel. We will spend our first two sessions working on planning and ideas. We will set a word goal and spend every day in November adding to our story and encouraging each other via the NaNoWriMo website. On our final session we will share about our challenges and successes with one another. This club will be open to 12 intermediate (grades 4-5) students. Click HERE to Register for Novel Writing Club.
Technology Club (STLP)-Technology club or Student Technology Leadership Program is open to 10 intermediate students (fourth & fifth grades). This year, we will work with 3D printing technology to create products that will enhance the school and home. Work will be showcased at the STEM fair in March. Click HERE to sign up for technology club.
Please e-mail Ms. Ault at email@example.com if you have any questions.
MOD Pizza Teacher Pizza Making Family Focus Night Activity
Wednesday, October 17
Join your friends from 5 - 7 and come out to MOD Pizza in Tates Creek Centre and enjoy VPE staff and teachers making the pizzas! Flyers will go home this week - present the flyer anytime between 11am and 9pm and a percentage of your purchase comes back to VPE!
Return your Family Focus Night form on the 18th or 19th and you're entered to win a MOD Pizza gift card.
VPE Career Week
Career Week is quickly approaching! During the week of October 15th - October 19th, your students will have the opportunity to participate in various career related activities, with guest speakers joining us on Friday, October 19th. Please see our upcoming theme days below:
Monday, October 15- College T-Shirt Day
(Students wear a shirt from any college or university.)
Tuesday, October 16- Tip Your Hat to Education
(Students wear a hat.)
Wednesday, October 17- “I have big dreams!”
(Students wear pajamas.)
Thursday, October 18- “I see a bright future!”
(Students wear sunglasses and/or neon.)
Friday, October 19- Dress for Success Day
(Students wear their best to show they are ready for success.)
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.