• Upcoming Events

     

    Monday, May 27

    No School-Memorial Day

     

    Tuesday, May 28

    Fun Day-See reminders below!

     

    Wednesday, May 29

    Fun Day - Rain Date

     

    Thursday, May 30

    Park Day-See reminders below!

     

    Friday, May 31

    Last Day of School

    5th Grade Promotion - VPE Gym @ 8:00

     


    Fun Day Volunteers Needed!

    Fun Day will take place on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. In the event of inclement weather, Fun Day will be rescheduled for Wednesday, May 29. Finally, VPE parents who wish to volunteer their time to be a Fun Day official, please signup at

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4FABAE28A5FE3-funday

    Or contact Elizabeth Greiner at elizabethrgreiner@gmail.com.

    Just a few reminders to help make the day great:

    • Students must bring a disposable sack lunch from home unless they ordered one from the cafeteria.
    • Please have students dress appropriately in tennis shoes and clothing appropriate for outdoor physical activity.
    • Due to water events, 3rd-5th Grade students will need a towel & change of clothes.
    • Don’t forget to apply sunscreen at home!
    • Students may wear a hat or visor to protect their face from sun!

    PARK DAY (May 30th)

    Just a few reminders to help make the day great:

    • Students must bring a disposable sack lunch from home unless they ordered one from the cafeteria.
    • Please have students dress appropriately in tennis shoes and comfy clothing.  
    • Don’t forget to apply sunscreen at home!!
    • Students may bring a water bottle in addition to their lunch.
    • Students may bring a toy (no real baseballs or bats, only wiffle balls/bats please, no technology).
    • Students must carry anything they bring to and from the park independently.

    Fifth Grade Promotion

    The fifth grade promotion ceremony will take place in the VPE gym at 8:00 am on Friday, May 31st.  Due to limited space, we ask that no school age siblings attend. There will be a reception in the cafeteria following the conclusion of the program.


    Free Summer Meals

    Please see this flyer for the schedule and more information about free meals provided by the food service program.


    Report Cards

    On Friday, May 31 student will be sent home with their report cards for the 4th quarter.  You will receive a supply list for the next grade level as well. If your child has a lost/missing library book or owes money in the cafeteria they will not receive their report card until this is taken care of.  Please call the office with questions.


    Attention 4th grade Parents:

    If your 4th grade student is interested in being part of our VPE 5th grade band next year, sign-up time is now!  Mrs. Broady is looking for eager students who are interested in playing the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone or percussion next year!  She visited 4th grade classes last week and handed out yellow information sheets about how to get in band. Please return those forms ASAP to your child’s homeroom teacher if they are going to participate.  There are many signed up, but we don’t want anyone to miss this opportunity! Mrs. Broady will pull fourth graders on Wednesday and Thursday of next week to look at what instrument they would most like to play so that we will be ready to go in the fall.  Let her know if you have any questions: Kristi.broady@fayette.kyschools.us


    Summer Reading Program and Summer Open Library Hours

    Our school is participating in a fun summer reading project: the Scholastic Summer Challenge, featuring Read for the World Record. The Summer Challenge unites students from around the globe in an attempt to set a new world record for most minutes read this summer! Attached is directions along with your child’s username and password.

    Veterans Park has set a goal to read 800,00 minutes this summer!  To help us reach this goal, our school library will be open from June 11-July 23 on Tuesdays from 9:00-11:00 a.m. for check-out.  Students must be accompanied by an adult.

    The world record attempt begins May 6 and concludes September 6, 2019. The total logged reading minutes, along with the top 20 schools, will be published in the 2019 edition of the Scholastic Book of World Records.

    Here are a few simple ways to help your child become a record-breaking reader:

    • Set a goal together and encourage reading throughout the summer, with library visits, story time at home, and conversations about books. Let your child see you reading.
    • Encourage your child to participate and track reading minutes either with a paper log or online at www.scholastic.com/summer. It’s a kid-friendly, safe online community where students can be part of a record-setting global team, log reading minutes, and enjoy activities geared for all ages.
    • Track our school’s reading progress at www.scholastic.com/summer.
    • Download summer reading booklists chosen specifically for your child’s age at www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/collection/scholastic-summer-challenge.

    If your child forgets his/her username or password, please contact me directly or contact Scholastic at 1-800-SCHOLASTIC or summerchallengehelp.com.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at jessica.ault@fayette.kyschools.us.


    Yearbooks are Here

    Yearbooks have arrived and will be deliver to students prior to the end of school.  If you forgot to order and still want a yearbook for the 2018-2019 school year we will have extras for sale in the office!


    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