Dear Parents and Guardians,
Whether you are joining the Veterans Park Elementary School (VPE) community for the first time, or if you are returning -- welcome! This academic year promises to be another special year at VPE!
We are celebrating over 20 years of academic excellence, where the school motto, “Watch us S.H.I.N.E.!” rings true in so many ways. Did you know that VPE’s motto has multiple meanings? The acronym stands for “Study, Help others, Inquire, Never give up, Explore!” The words behind the capitalized SHINE remind staff and students – and we parents – to dig deeper, try harder, and influence others in positive ways.
One of the most positive ways you can influence your child’s academic success is by demonstrating your commitment to SHINE. Be involved. Show interest. Offer a helping hand.
An easy way to SHINE as parents, guardians, grandparents and other significant adult role models at VPE is to join the efforts of the school’s support organization, VPE PTA. Every child at VPE benefits from the work that PTA does. Every child attends a play, hears a concert, gets lessons on a SmartBoard, participates in learning on an iPad and Chromebook uses supplies purchased for a classroom, participates in an assembly or plays on the playground. Every child wins because of the active, resourceful, caring and dedicated individuals who, collectively, make up the VPE PTA.
The brick-and-mortar structure of VPE may be over 20 years old, but the activity that goes on under its roof is renewed each year with a vigor and enthusiasm that belies the age of the building. This year, enjoy the school year at VPE by taking some time to stop by and lend a helping hand. Up close and personal, take a minute to help us all SHINE!
Again, welcome to a shiny new school year! We look forward to serving with you!
The Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) system recognizes that parent/family involvement is essential as we partner to educate our District’s students and to prepare them for life-long learning. Schools, families, and community must all be actively involved in developing strong programs and policies that support the academic success of every student in the FCPS system. Click here to access the district's Parent Involvement Policy.
All those interested in becoming a volunteer must annually register through Fayette County Public schools online registration.Click here.
Every student must have a completed information card on file. The card must be returned immediately as it is very important that we are able to contact you if your child is injured or ill. Complete the last instruction as well. We will not release a child to anyone not listed on the card. Please notify the office if phone numbers or addresses change throughout the year.
All VISITORS MUST REGISTER in the office. NO EXCEPTIONS. Visitors must sign in every time they enter the building.
Attendance at school is essential for good performance and high achievement. A written excuse, dated and signed by the parent is required for all absences. Excused absences include illness, death of an immediate family member, religious holidays for which prior approval is given, medical and dental appointments, and special cases approved by the principal. Children are tardy if they arrive after 7:45 AM. and must obtain a tardy slip from the office.
Picking Up Your Child
If you are picking up your child at dismissal time, please wait outside of the building. We must have a written note if there is a change in your child’s transportation. No change in transportation will be permitted unless we have a written note from the parent. A telephone call will NOT be accepted. During the school day, you must come into the office to sign your child out. Children are only released from class when called from the office.