• Upcoming Events

     

    Wednesday, January 16

    Wellness Wednesday

    Family Focus Night-Prize is four tickets to the Jan. 26th Lexington Philharmonic PB & J Concert!

     

    Thursday, January 17

    STEM Night-5:30-7:00 p.m.-See Below

     


    STEM Night

    Mark your calendars! STEM Night is just around the corner! January 17, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 pm Veterans Park Elementary will have our 3rd annual STEM night. This is a fun night for the whole family! There will be different science, technology, engineering, and math activities all throughout the building. Activities range from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Last year was a great success and we can’t wait for you to come back and experience some new challenges or repeat some of your favorites from the past two years.


    Jungle Book

    Did you miss the intermediate play, The Jungle Book?  If so, feel free to click HERE to watch!  


    Anxiety Seminar

    What is anxiety? What are the signs and symptoms of anxiety in children and teens? What are some tips for helping children manage anxiety? Attend this educational seminar for answers to these questions and more.

    Please join caregivers at Southern Elementary, Veterans Park, Millcreek and Tates Creek for a parent / caregiver educational seminar. Click this flyer for more information.


    VPE Paver Project

    It’s Time to Make Your Mark!

    Veterans Park Elementary leaves a lasting impression in the lives of our students and holds a special place in the hearts of families both past and present. Now, you can leave your own mark at VPE!

    Our 2018-19 site improvement project will be an installation of engraved memorial pavers that will help to make VPE’s school grounds safer and more attractive. By replacing the 140’ long bed of mulch between our bus and car loops with this level surface, we can better accommodate daily foot traffic and beautify our community. If you would like for your family or business to be a part of this lasting legacy then fill out this form and return it to the office, or order your paver online at https://polarengraving.com/veteransparkelementarypta


    Birthday Books

    Instead of birthday treats on your child’s birthday, they may donate a book to the library.  A sticker will be placed inside the cover with your child’s name, birthdate, and grade so that anytime someone checks it out, they will see who donated it.  They will also receive a birthday pencil and have their photo taken and displayed in the hallway. If your child’s birthday is in the summer, they can celebrate it on their “half birthday”.


    Transportation Change?

    Don’t have a access to a fax machine nearby? If you need to change your child’s transportation information, you can now do so by taking a picture of a signed note (parent signature) and email it to vpetransportation@fayette.kyschools.us.  You will get a response back if your change was received. If you do not receive a response, then we get not get the change. The e-mail must be received by 1:30 p.m. on the date of the transportation change in order to be considered.


    Arrival Reminders

    Just a friendly reminder that school doors open daily at 7:15 am. Please do not drop your students off before then as they will not be able to enter the building and are not supervised.  Thank you for helping to ensure student safety.


    PTA Needs You!!!

    PTA is currently seeking volunteers for the 2019-2020 school year.  It's a great time to jump in and learn from committee chairs currently in place.  We have a lot of active volunteers leaving VPE in the coming year and we will need new faces.  Please contact Kandace Bright at kandacebright@gmail.com for more info. In order to make VPE PTA such a great part of our school community we MUST have new volunteers in place!!


    Immunization Changes

    The Kentucky Department of Education has mandated new immunization certificates beginning with the 2018-19 school year for every student in the Commonwealth.  New state laws requiring all students to be immunized for Hepatitis A and students 16 years of age and older to receive the Meningococcal ACWY (MCV4) vaccine created the need for new certificates for every student.  If you have not had a chance to take care of these new requirements, please find time over the winter break to obtain certificates for your students from your healthcare provider. Students not in compliance may be excluded from attendance, especially in the event of widespread illness.  If you are unsure if your student's records are up-to-date, please check with his or her school when we return to school on January 3, 2019.


    Breakfast With My Best Man

    Breakfast with my Best Man

    January 26  8:30 - 9:30

    Donuts, fruit, and breakfast snacks

    Make a keepsake, enjoy a photo booth, music, and time in the gym!

    Return your RSVP with $2/person to school by January 23rd.  Click HERE for the RSVP form.

    We need Dads to help volunteer with this event!  Please email Josh Ives to help out. joshuaives@hotmail.com.


    Kindergarten Registration

    Please note the following dates for incoming Kindergarten Registration:

    • Feb. 5-22 & April 9-26
    • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays
    • These periods are mainly for incoming kindergarteners; others may sign up starting July 30.
    • Evenings: 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 12 and April 16
    • July 30 through Aug. 14

    To enroll a new, first-time student, families may begin the process online here. Items to bring with you are:

    • Deed and/or Current Lease
    • Utility Bill

    Birth Certificate


    Parent Volunteers

    Just a reminder that when we have parents in the building we need to following the following protocol:

    • Parents and guardians do not need to be approved volunteers to eat lunch with their child, attend conferences, performances, etc.
    • Parents DO need to be approved volunteers to go on field trips, assist with teams or clubs, etc.

    Parents who need to be approved as volunteers need to apply at the following link….https://apps.fcps.net/volunteer/


    January Spirit Project

    For our January Spirit Project we will be holding a Blood Drive for the Kentucky Blood Center on Wednesday, January 23rd from Noon-6 PM.  If you are planning to donate blood, please sign up online (https://my.kybloodcenter.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/67494) or in the VPE front office.  Walk-ins will also be welcome on the day of the event.