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PTA Open House
Thursday, August 28
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
In the News
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!
PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM DATES
The Virginia Beach City Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten program is provided at no cost to at-risk preschoolers who, for the 2016-2017 school year, will be four years old on or before Sept. 30, 2016. Students are selected to participate in the program based on the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) eligibility criteria. Students are not selected on a first-come, first-served basis. The Pre-Kindergarten program is full-day and follows the VBCPS schedule.
Applications for the 2016-2017 school year will be completed at the city-wide intake screenings; however, applications are accepted throughout the year. Parents/guardians will be notified via US Postal Service in early July of their child's eligibility status.
If you are unable to attend one of the city-wide intake screenings, please contact Cindy McLendon at (757) 263-1429 to schedule an appointment.
|Location of Intake Screening||Address||Date||Time|
|Meyera E. Oberndorf
|4100 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
|Tuesday, June 7||1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
|Shelton Park Elementary School||1700 Shelton Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
|Monday, June 27||9:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.|
|Arrowhead Elementary School||5549 Susquehanna Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
|Wednesday, July 6||1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
The following documents are needed for the eligibility intake screening:
1.Two proofs of residence/address (lease agreement and current gas, electric, or water bills)
2.Child's certified birth certificate
3.Physical examination report
4.Current immunization report
5.Child's Social Security number
6.Two current emergency contact phone numbers
7.Proof of income: 2015 W-2 forms, SSA, 1099, SSI, or two recent pay check stubs
8.Unemployment Income determination letter (if applicable)
9.SNAP and/or TANF documentation and case number (if applicable)
10.WIC ID number (if applicable)
11.Child Support documentation (if applicable)
*Applications and supporting documents may be downloaded from the division's website at www.vbschools.com/curriculum/prek.asp or picked up at any of the VBCPS elementary schools.
This year Mrs. Harrison, the Instructional Technology Specialist, sponsored three Minecraft after school clubs. Each club will 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 MUSIC SPECIALIST
The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students study the Soprano Recorder in music class. Students are required to have their recorders during all music classes. Parents, please encourage your children to take their recorders home for practice and then remember to bring them to class on their designated music day. Thanks for your continued support of the music program.
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!
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8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
8:40 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
8:40 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.