What's coming up?
PTA Open House
Thursday, September 1
Teachers will present two sessions, one at 6:30 and one at 7:05, to share classroom procedures and answer general questions. Come meet your child's teacher. Students are welcome and encouraged to come.
International Dot Day
Some classes will participate in International Dot Day which celebrates creativity, courage, and collaboration. Students with signed permission to share work may have their dot posted online!
PTA Trick or Trunk
October 28 Fall Festival
In the News
FREE AND REDUCED mAIL APPLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT
The 2015-16 school year, Free and Reduced Meal application, was incorrectly mailed to households last week. Do not fill out and submit this application. A new 2016-2017 school year application will be sent out today, August 16, 2016. If you have already submitted the incorrect application, you will need to resubmit the current year application when it arrives in the mail. Applications can be filled out online at http://mealapplications.vbcps.com.
THUNDERBIRD TIMES ISSUES FROM 2015-2016
Miss Foster sponsors the student newspaper. All four editions of the newspaper are now available online! We are very proud of all of their hard work this year. Please check it out below!
This year Mrs. Harrison, the Instructional Technology Specialist, sponsored three Minecraft after school clubs. Each club had between fourteen and twenty members. The first group was for fifth graders only, the second for third/fourth grade combination group, and the final for a first/second grade combination. A fee of $5.00 was collected from participating students to pay for the licenses for MinecraftEDU. Sign ups were announced on My School Mail and registration was first come, first served on a Google form. The link was placed in the Quick links section of the webpage during registration.
There may be more Minecraft clubs next year. Please be sure you are signed up to receive My School Mail. It is publised weekly on Friday afternoons.
FROM THE ART ROOM
Please remember to recycle items to the art room for our daily use! We need newspaper, plastic tubs with lids, baby food jars with lids, baby wipes (for quicker clean-ups!) any leftover craft items such as buttons, lace, fabric etc.
Thanks for your help with this!