• Upcoming Events

     

    Friday, March 22

    Health Fair

     

    April 1-5

    No School-Spring Break

     


    It’s time to Spring Clean!

     

    Please join the VPE Dad’s Club on April 13 beginning at 9:00am as we spread mulch.  Bring your shovels and wheelbarrows as we make VPE look ready for spring!


    Spring Pictures & Class Photos

     

    Spring pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, April 10th.  At this time students will take individual photos along with class photos.  Enveloped to pre order class photos will be send home next week. Class photos are pre-paid only.  All individual photos will be sent home for purchase.


    Southern Middle School Open House

     

    We will be having a new 6th Grade Orientation Meeting for parents on April 23rd at 6:00 p.m.  It will be a great opportunity for you to come to Southern Middle to meet the administration and 6th grade teachers.  During orientation you will learn about Southern Middle School’s policies, procedures, and expectations.


    Internet Safety and Momo Challenge

     

    Let’s keep kids safe when using technology! Please read this article on Internet safety as well as this letter from FCPS regarding the Momo Challenge.  


    Fifth Grade Parents-the Southern Middle School PTA needs you!

     

    The Southern Middle School PTSA is accepting nominations for their Executive Board.  There are 5 positions including, President, Treasurer, Fundraising, Membership and Secretary.  If you are interested we will need lots of new faces in the coming years. PTSA meets just a few times each year and handles events like T Shirt Tuesday, Sprout Fundraiser, KY Kids Day, and a spring dance.  If you are interested in learning more and helping make Southern an awesome place for our students please contact current PTSA President, Betsy Waters, at lexbetsy@gmail.com.


    Dropping Students off on Clearwater Way & Jay Walking

     

    Please help us ensure safety each day by only dropping students off in the bus or car loop.  We have witnessed many families just stopping on Clearwater Way to let students off. Our lines move quickly and we appreciate you taking the extra minutes to keep kids safe.  Also, in the afternoon parents are crossing in the middle of Clearwater Way instead of one of our two crosswalks. We need to lead by example and therefore, ask that you follow the safety procedures we have put in place and ONLY cross at the crosswalks.  Thank you for helping keep our VPE students safe.


    The Cathy Crum Bell and Amy McVey Scholarship-DUE MONDAY!

     

    The Cathy Crum Bell Scholarship and Amy McVey Scholarship, sponsored by the VPE PTA, are offered each year to two seniors who currently attend a Fayette County high school and were promoted from the 5th grade at VPE.  Seniors that graduated from VPE in 2010-11 are eligible to apply. The application will be posted on our VPE website and will be available on the PTA Info table in the front hall. All applications are due March 25, 2019.  Contact VPE Guidance Counselor Mrs. Brehm (859-381-3161) or PTA Scholarship chair Kelly Ives (kellyerin_arc@yahoo.com) for more information. Click HERE for the application.



    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


    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/