Sunday, November 5, 2017

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Nov. 5 2017

Dear VAES Families, 
We have had a fun week at VAES!!  On Tuesday, we kicked-off our Boosterthon fundraiser with a pep rally and we have had  a VAES spirit week!!   I have really enjoyed seeing all the students dress up!  Many of the costumes were so creative!!

Congratulations to our Boosterthon Door Decorating Contest Winners!  4th Place went to Mr. Tribotte, 3rd Place to Mrs. Ellis, 2nd Place to Ms. Spiro, and the 1st Place went to Mrs. Sawyer’s class!  They really “knocked it out of the park” with their door!!  Bravo!! 

Also, a “shout out” to the Ellis Elephants for winning the silly string challenge and collecting the most pledges on Wednesday night!  A big thank you to our Boosterthon team, Briana and Carrie!!!

Yesterday, I sent pictures of our Kindergarten playground (beside the gym).  You can now see why we need to raise the money to install AstroTurf!  Our goal is to raise $25,000!  These funds will go toward the K AstroTurf, recess and playground equipment, and additional technology. 

Remember that family and friends anywhere in the world can support VAES by giving pledges toward the number of laps (30-35 laps) your student will run on the day of the Fun Run or they can also make a flat donation. 

Also, we needed to tweak the times of our Boosterthon Fun Run for Thursday, Nov. 9 at the MS Field to accommodate lunch.  The New Fun Run Times for Thursday, Nov. 9 at the MS Field are:
  • Kindergarten/1st Grade:  11:00 - 12:00
  • 2nd/3rd Grade:  1:00 - 2:00
We hope to see you there!!

VAES families, you can help VAES IN 3 STEPS!
  1. Register on FUNRUN.COM
  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.

Don’t forget that next Friday, Nov. 10 is the Veteran’s Day Holiday and we will not have school.  I hope everyone has a terrific weekend!!

Leslie Paynter
VAES Principal


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: &   Click or copy and paste the link below: .



  • Tuesday, November 14th
  • Thursday, December 14th


Elementary School (K-3) Yearbooks are now on sale and can only be ordered online. You can order your copy online at 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, 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 ( if you have any questions. Order today!!
Important Dates:

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