Managing Parental Stress and Virtual Learning
A virtual support group for caregivers who may be experiencing increased stress during this time as they navigate multiple responsibilities, including assisting children with virtual learning.
WHO: Any parents, grandparents, or other caregivers that are caring for children or assisting with virtual learning.
WHEN: Begins October 15 (Will meet virtually every other Thursday)
TIME: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
CONTACT: Call our 24-Hour Helpline at 1-800-928-8000 for more information.
Click here to view the flyer: Virtual Parent Support Group
Red Ribbon Week
October 26-30 Theme: Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free
Each day this week, we will show our commitment to be drug free!
Monday: Kick off Red Ribbon Week-Wear Red!
Tuesday: Be happy from head to toe-Wear Crazy hair & Socks.
Wednesday: Wear VPE spirit gear or red, white, & blue.
Thursday: Show your VPE superhero powers: Wear a Cape.
Friday:Celebrate your love of reading-Dress as your favorite book character.
Wednesday, October 21st (part of supporting National Bullying Prevention Month)
Wear and share ORANGE to show that we are together against bullying and UNITED for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion!
Unite with others and add your name and your students names to the online “Together Against Bullying” pledge.
Special Area Teach Talks
Construction at VPE
Construction is ahead of schedule and VPE/FCPS will begin transforming our front entrance to have a secure vestibule. Therefore, we will be routing all building access to the back office door located by the VPE parking lot. If families are coming to school to pick up library books, cafeteria meals, food bags or other items throughout the week you will need to enter the building through the back office door. A buzzer has been installed on the right hand wall to the back office door and office staff are answering the door. The construction project is set to take about four weeks and is planned to be completed by Friday, October 23.
Infinite Campus Parent Portal
As a district, on October 4th, 2020 we are changing all Infinite Campus student and staff accounts to log in with Google authentication. This change will make our student accounts more secure, and will also give our staff and students more login methods.
Access to Infinite Campus for Parents will not change. You will continue to access Infinite Campus exactly as you have before.
Why are you receiving this notification? Starting October 4 at 5 PM the Infinite Campus team at Fayette County Public Schools will implement the Single Sign-On for Staff and Students. As a result you will see the Signal Sign-On in Campus Parent. The SSO button will not work for you! You must use the Username and Password fields to log in (see screenshot below). We have submitted a request to Infinite Campus to remove the SSO button from Campus Parent; however, in the meantime please ignore the SSO button and continue to use the Username and Password fields.
Please alert your student(s) and be prepared to help them in this process as the student login change is significant since students will no longer use their student number as their username.
Students will access IC through either of the following methods:
- Navigate to: https://drive.google.com/ and login with the student's FCPS email address and FCPS account password.
- In the Campus Student smartphone app, click “Single Sign-On (SSO)” and log in with the student's FCPS email address and FCPS account password.
Don’t have a Campus Parent Account? Infinite Campus is an amazing resource that will help you monitor your child's educational progress. Setup your account today at: https://apps2.fcps.net/ic-support/register
First Friday of the Month - SPIRIT Event
This upcoming month on Friday, October 9th we will be celebrating the “First Friday of the Month” by wearing red/white/blue and VPE Spirit gear. Please join in on our spirit day and share your “VPE Spirit” photos with us by emailing Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org Please note by sharing photos you agree to them being posted in VPE social media and/or the VPE yearbook.
October Spirit Project
Each month we teach our students about giving back to the community through a service project. Our service project for the month of October is in support of our United States Service Members around the world. Throughout the month of October, students are encouraged to write and decorate letters/cards for service men and women who are deployed during the holiday season. Letters/cards may be dropped off in a designated yellow box outside of the side entry door of the school, on any week day from 8AM-3PM throughout the month of October. If you have any questions, please contact Allie Campbell (email@example.com).
The VPE office still has 2019-2020 yearbooks for sale. You are welcome to stop by the office between 8:00-3:30 daily to purchase a yearbook. The cost of a yearbook is $15.oo and cash or checks made payable to VPE PTA are accepted.
We need you! Join the PTA!!
The Veterans Park Elementary PTA is working hard to ensure this year will be great for our virtual learners. Please consider joining today. All are welcome to join: parents/caregivers, grandparents, community members, and businesses. Our membership website is https://vpe.new.memberhub.store. With the processing fees, it's $5.68 per individual member. Your dues will go toward advocacy at the local, state, and national level as we speak up and out regarding the best interests of our students. Our goal is the same as always -- 1 member per student enrolled at VPE. The advocacy of the PTA is crucial right now as decision makers navigate safety and other standards in our COVID-19 world. PTA has a seat at many tables, and by supporting PTA, we're ensuring we have a voice there too.
Backpack Food Program
The backpack food program is underway! Sign up to receive a weekly bag of nonperishable food here https://forms.gle/Zkw7gXvsyW2u6HQ56
After signing up, you have the option to pick up your bag curbside at Veterans Park Elementary, Wednesday or Thursday between 8am-3pm. Just call the front office when you arrive and your bag will be brought out to you (859)381-3161. If you are unable to pick up your bag, it will be delivered to your home on Friday.
LIVE Homework Help
The Lexington Public Library will be offering free, live homework help and tutoring from 2:00-11:00p.m. everyday. You must have a library card and/or a student success card to access. These were passed out to students last year. If a child doesn’t have an account, they can request one online. Check out this flyer for more information!
The FCPS Office of Instructional Technology has created a help desk call line just for families!
Technology Help Desk for Families -- call 859-381-4410
Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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