Saturday, October 21, 2017

Voyager Academy Elementary School News Oct. 22, 2017

Dear VAES Families,

First, a BIG THANK YOU to our amazing PTO Hospitality Committee!!  Our staff luncheon on Thursday was fabulous!!!  We so appreciate all your hard work!!


  
Also, thank you to all the students that participated in our K-3 Yearbook Cover Contest. Five submissions were chosen as finalists. The finalists are Shreya Pani, Samantha Ashdown, Sutton Henrikson, Yunah Park, and Taylor Cuthriell. From these finalist entries, Taylor Cuthriell's artwork was then chosen to be the 2017-18 VAES Yearbook Cover!!! As the cover winner, Taylor will also receive 1 free copy of the yearbook.


As a way to meet the needs of our students, the VAES counseling department (Melissa Meckes and Scott Tribotte) would like to invite you to provide your feedback.  Please take about 5-10 minutes to fill out the form in the link below.  It is anonymous unless you would like to provide your students' name for a group sign up.  If you would rather email the VAES counselors, Melissa & Scott, to sign your student up, that is great too!  Their email addresses are:  mmeckes@voyageracademy.net & stribotte@voyageracademy.net.   Click or copy and paste the link below:  goo.gl/t6knMG .  


Also, this week is Irlen Syndrome Awareness Week.  Learn more about Irlen Syndrome in the School Counseling Newsletter at: https://www.smore.com/zkx3j.

Our VAES 6th annual Boosterthon fundraiser will kick-off with Spirit Week, October 30 – November 3, and a Pep Rally on Tuesday, October 31.  The Spirit

WEEK ACTIVITIES: 

  • Mon., Oct. 30:  Favorite Sports Team Day
  • Tues., Oct. 31:  Dress Up as Your Favorite Character Day (remember the theme is Castle Quest)
  • Wed., Nov. 1:  Wacky Tacky Day
  • Thurs., Nov. 2:  Crowns & Hats Day (remember the theme is Castle Quest)
  • Fri., Nov. 3:  Pajama Day

Our goal is to raise $25,000!  We’re excited to raise funds for Kindergarten playground turf, recess equipment, and technology! Family and friends anywhere in the world can support our school by giving pledges toward the number of laps (30-35 laps) your student will run on the day of the Fun Run on 11/9. Students will also experience an amazing character theme, CASTLE QUEST! It is an English castle theme all about being brave and having good  character traits. On their quest to regain Bravemore Castle, students will learn the “SIX VIRTUES of a TRUE HERO” from a cast of colorful characters.

VAES Families, you can help VAES IN 3 STEPS!

  1. Register on FUNRUN.COM on 10/31.
  2. Connect to sponsors—friends and family who can donate to help our school.
  3. Cheer on your child! (Come to the Fun Run on 11/9)
Also, be on the lookout for the Pledge Crown that will have more details.

Elementary School (K-3) Yearbooks are now on sale and can only be ordered online. You can order your copy online at www.strawbridge.net. Yearbooks are

$23.00 each and must be ordered by January 31, 2018. After this date, there will be a price increase for additional book orders. Visit www.strawbridge.net, click on Pay or Order Online, enter our school code 110322 for Voyager Elementary, then click View Gallery. Choose Yearbook to proceed to your order. Please contact Leslie Jewell (leslieljewell@gmail.com) if you have any questions. Order today!!


Best,
Leslie Paynter
VAES Principal

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FUTURE VAES HOSPITALITY LUNCHEON DATES
Tuesday, November 14th
Thursday, December 14th

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VAES YEARBOOK ORDERING
Elementary School (K-3) Yearbooks are now on sale and can only be ordered online this year. You can order your copy online at www.strawbridge.net. Yearbooks are $23.00 each and must be ordered by January 31, 2018. After this date, there will be a price increase for additional book orders. Visit www.strawbridge.net, click on Pay or Order Online, enter our school code 110322 for Voyager Elementary, then click View Gallery. Choose Yearbook to proceed to your order. Please contact Leslie Jewell (leslieljewell@gmail.com) if you have any questions. Order today!!

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IMPORTANT DATES
October

Oct. 23 - 27
Case 21 Math 1st Benchmark Assessments for 1st - 3rd grade
Fri., Oct. 27
PTO Fall Carnival
Tues., Oct. 31
Boosterthon Kick-off in Gym at 2:00
   


November
Oct. 30 - Nov. 3
VAES Spirit Week
Mon., Oct. 30:  Favorite Sports Team Day
Tues., Oct. 31:  Dress Up as Your Favorite Character Day (remember the theme is Castle Quest)
Wed., Nov. 1:  Wacky Tacky Day
Thurs., Nov. 2:  Crowns & Hats Day (remember the theme is Castle Quest)
Fri., Nov. 3:  Pajama Day
Wed., Nov. 8
Kindergarten Project Celebration at 11:30 AM &
1st Grade Project Celebration (VAES GYM) at 1:00 PM
Wed., Nov. 8
2nd & 3rd Project Celebration at 5:30 PM
Thurs., Nov. 9
End of 1st Trimester & Boosterthon Fun Run:
K/1st from 12:15 - 1:15
2nd/3rd from 1:30 - 2:30
Fri., Nov. 10
Veteran’s Day Holiday/NO SCHOOL
Mon., Nov. 20
1st Trimester Report Cards Go Home
Wed., Nov. 22 – Fri., Nov. 24
Thanksgiving Holiday/NO SCHOOL


December
Wed., Dec. 20
Early Release at 11:15 AM for the Winter Holidays
Dec. 21 - Jan. 4
Winter Holidays