Sneak-A-Peek @ 12:00 pm
Remote Learner Chromebook Collection 8:00-12:00
Summer Ignite-Session 1
Grades 3-5 (Session full on waitlist)
Summer Ignite-Session 2 (Session full on waitlist)
Back to School Bash
First Day of School
Fifth Grade Promotion
We are excited to share the fifth grade promotion video with families. We are so proud to honor these VPE Patriots and all they have accomplished this year and throughout their elementary careers! Best of luck to all our VPE Patriots in their next adventures!
Chromebook & Material Collection
Virtual/Remote Learners: All materials and school issued devices/Chromebooks and chargers will need to be returned to school on Wednesday, May 19th between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 pm. Homeroom teachers will communicate specific materials that need to be returned for our remote learners.
Students who have lost their Chromebook will be charged $200.00 and a missing charger is $30.00.
Traditionally students on the last day of school at VPE get to sneak a peek at their new class. This year we will do something a little different to allow for social distancing and not having to cross students from other homerooms. Therefore, students will “Zoom @ Noon” to Sneak a Peek with their next year's teacher on Wednesday, May 19. Students who are returning to VPE for the 2021-2022 school year will have an individual link to their Google Classroom on Wednesday, May 19th @ 11:30.
Families will also be mailed placement letters on Tuesday, May 18th to share 2021-2022 placements.
Honor Chorus Performance
Each FCPS elementary school selected 8 students to represent their school chorus program in the FCPS Elementary Honors Chorus. This event has been sponsored by FCPS for over 19 years. Last year, we were unable to hold the event as scheduled on March 19, 2020 due to the closure of schools during the pandemic. This year, even though we were unable to have an in-person event, each FCPS elementary music teacher had the option to rehearse and prepare their honors chorus singers virtually and submit individual performance videos for this virtual concert. Each FCPS school was asked to have their honors chorus singers prepare 2 performance videos: the Star-Spangled Banner and one additional piece. VPE was assigned the folk song "Shady Grove". Enjoy!
Summer Library HoursSummer Library Hours
The VPE library will be open this summer for book check out! Students may visit every Tuesday from 9-11am beginning Tuesday, May 25. See all dates below, please note that the library will NOT be open on June 29. Students must wear masks and be accompanied by an adult.
- May 25
- June 1
- June 8
- June 15
- June 22
- July 6
- July 13
- July 20
- July 27
TC Golf Scramble
Tates Creek boys basketball presents the Commodore Golf Scramble on June 19th at 12:30. Please see this flyer for more information.
Fifth Grade Band Concert
Please enjoy this short band concert video presented by the VPE band teacher, Ms. Broady, and the fifth grade students.
Kindergarten Registration & T-shirt Sizes
This school year is almost over, but we are always planning for the next year. This includes enrolling our newest students, our incoming Kindergarteners. If you, your neighbor, or anyone else you know living in our district has an incoming Kindergartener (who hasn't been in to register for the 2021-2022 school year), we would like to get all of these students registered by 5/26. Visit HERE to complete the Online Registration and then visit Sign Up Genius to make an appointment to come in and finish the registration in person. This is very important for our incoming K's as we will be planning our Summer Ignite/Camp Kindergarten for the end of July and want to make sure we include all of our newest students!
All new Kindergarten students will receive a t-shirt during Camp Kindergarten. Please fill out the form linked below to let us know your child’s t-shirt size so we can be prepared when we see you all in late July!
As always, call the VPE office with any questions!
SMS Cheer Camp
Parents, do you have an incoming 6th grader who is interested in cheer?! We'd love to have them come out to this optional camp where they can meet us Coaches, learn some basics, and what to expect at tryouts!
Sign up here: https://forms.gle/U6KxhHey3zDchB4u5
See this flyer for more information.
Carter G. K-5 Prep Academy-Accepting Applications
Carter G. K-5 Prep Academy is still accepting applications for enrollment into the program. Visit https://www.fcps.net/cgwprep for more information and the online application. Please see this flyer for more information as well.
New Parent Orientation
Did you miss the new parent information meeting? If so, please reference this agenda for details and important links.
SBDM Parent Winners
Congratulations to Jeffrey Rice and Randa Remer-Eskridge for being elected to the SBDM council for the 2021-2022 school year. We look forward to partnering with you!
Class Supply Lists for the 2021-2022 School Year
Please find the supply lists for grades K-5 listed here.
Summer Pantry Program-Families First Family Resource Center
Supplement your family’s grocery needs by participating in project pantry!
Families can pick up a box once a month, each month of the summer at Veterans Park Elementary in the bus lane. Items will vary based on what is available, but families can expect a variety of meal kits, canned goods, cereal, oatmeal, pasta and snack items. Please register at this link and see this flyer for more information.
Free Summer Activities (in-person and virtually)
Please reference this document for a list of summer activities provided by Partners for Youth.
Kindergarten & New Student Registration Dates for May
Please note the following dates for incoming Kindergarten Registration:
- May 3 - May 28
- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays
Sign up for an appointment using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eaead29a6f94-vpenew
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
- Immunization Certificate
Meal Assistance-Please Apply
All students will be able to receive school-meals at no cost for the remainder of the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school year. HOWEVER, additional support, such as future approved issuance of P-EBT benefits, could be available for students who have a qualified Free/Reduced status on file. Additionally, it could help the school qualify for more funds for staffing and supplies. We are asking families who qualify and have not already filled out a Meal Assistance Application for the 20-21 school year, to do so at this time. At the bottom of this page is the annual income portion of the eligibility guidelines that may help you determine if your family should complete the application.
Apply online now at this direct link: http://bit.ly/FCPSMealApp
Please call our school for assistance at 859-381-3161 or contact Jessica Morgison (Child Nutrition F/R Programs Assistant) at 381-3838 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions while filling out the online application.
2021-2022 School Start & Dismissal Times
As families plan ahead for the next school year please note that FCPS is anticipating the return to our normal elementary school start times. This would have doors opening at 7:15 and the start bell ringing at 7:45 am. Students will be dismissed at 2:35 pm.
Commonwealth Soccer Tryouts
Please see this flyer if your child is interested in trying out for Commonwealth Soccer Club.
Attention 4th grade parents! Every year the Young Achievers program showcases students with exceptional talent and leadership in Fayette County. The 2021 Young Achievers exhibit will be shown at VPE next school year. If you would like to apply, please fill out the online form at www.centralky.youngachiever.us/apply. No paper copies will be distributed by the school. For more information, please reference this flyer.
Henry Clay Summer Soccer Camp
Please see this flyer with more information about a soccer camp hosted by Henry Clay.
Lexington School Scholarships for incoming Sixth Graders
Please see the following documents for more information and to apply for a scholarship to The Lexington School.
SMS Summer Ignite
Hey Future SMS Families!! We are excited to announce that we will be having a camp this summer for all incoming students! This will include stem activities, fitness, math, music, and more! Below is a quick blurb and the Google Form to fill out, securing your spot. If you have questions, please reach out to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For new 6th grade students at SMS we are dividing the sessions into two parts. July 26 - July 28 will be the first group and July 28 - July 30. We know students are excited to discover middle school, but we need to split these groups as evenly as possible. We will do everything possible to honor your request for the session. We will email you with the date your student will attend the end of June. Please complete the form below so we can secure your spot! Thanks, and Go Spartans!
Attention Fifth Grade Parents
If your student will be attending Southern Middle School next year, please see this flyer with more information about the Spartan Academy.
Patriot Place Information
Registration for 2021-2022 School Year: Please note that Patriot Place openings for incoming Kindergarteners is now on a lottery system. Therefore, once a family officially registers they can be placed in the lottery system. Families will be notified by the end of May if they have been randomly selected for a spot after both spring registration windows have closed. Please note families with older siblings will be given priority to keep families together. Families who have been enrolled in the program prior to closing for Covid will be contacted to re-enroll this spring for registering for the 2021-2022 school year. As spots open for the older grades we will contact families from our waiting list. Incoming Kindergarten families who have registered by May 7th and asked to be put in the lottery will be contacted by May 28th to let them know if they have received a spot for the 2021-2022 school year.
Patriot Place Remains Suspended & Refund Checks:. Families who have current fifth graders who will not be returning next school year were mailed a refund for their balance at the beginning of April.