Sunday, December 10, 2017

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Dec. 10, 2017

Dear VAES Families,

Thank you for your kindness and generosity!  There are no more tags on our special “Giving Tree” and we are collecting the gifts.  Gifts must be turned in wrapped to the elementary school by Monday, December 11th.  The tag has a special label on it you can use to mark who is to receive the gift.

Voyager Academy is hosting a BLOOD DRIVE! Please donate blood and or time on MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 FROM 1:30 – 6:00 in the Voyager Academy Elementary Gym.
You can donate blood at using the sponsor code ‘Voyager.’

To donate time (for service hours high schoolers!) visit!/showSignUp/30E0544A8AB2BA0F49-blood.

Every twenty minutes, someone is in need of blood. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Come join the Voyager High School cheerleaders for an evening of cheerleading on Tuesday. January 16, 2017! All camp participants will attend camp from 4:00-6:00 then cheer during the first half and half-time of the Voyager Academy High School Varsity girl’s game against East Wake Academy. Please see attached flyer for more information! If you have questions, please contact Lauren Allen  at



Please sign up to bring a dish, supplies, and/or give of your time by helping to either set up/serve/clean up. Click the link for loads of details and easy opportunities to help treat our elementary teachers and staff to a delicious lunch. If you're able, the day of the luncheon is also a great day to provide lunch coverage for your child's teacher. If you have questions or you would like to be added to the Hospitality Committee's e-mail distribution list so that you automatically receive an invitation to the sign up genius for future luncheons at the elementary school, please send a request to

Thank you!
Susan Barkley & Kathy Robinson


Don't forget that a Middle School student needs donations of crayons, colored pencils, coloring books, etc. for Duke Children’s Hospital gift bags.  Please drop these items off at VAES Office and we will be sure that the student receives them.

Please check to see if your child’s missing jacket, coat, sweater, water bottle, lunchbox, etc. is in our Lost and Found!!  The Lost and Found is located near the elevators on the first grade hallway.  All items that have not been claimed and picked up by Tuesday, December 19 at 3:15 PM will be donated to charity.

Leslie Paynter
VAES Principal


Next VAES Hospitality Luncheon Date:
Thursday, December 14th


Coach Huff Christmas Break Basketball Camp Dec 27-29

Voyager basketball coach, Mike Huff, will be conducting a basketball camp over the Christmas holidays for boys and girls in grades 3-8.  The camp is open to both Voyager and non-Voyager students.  The camp will be held December 27-29 from 9:00-12:00 each day.  There is also an option for early drop-off.
For more information or to reserve a spot, e-mail Coach Huff at



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:

Fri., Dec. 15 @ 1:30
Holiday Chorus Assembly in VAES Gym
Wed., Dec. 20
Early Release at 11:15 AM for the Winter Holidays
Dec. 21 - Jan. 4
Winter Holidays
Jan. 5
Required Teacher Workday/Inclement Weather Make-up Day
Jan. 8
Back to School for Students
Jan. 15
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Jan. 17 - Feb. 7
K - 3 mClass MOY
Feb. 5 - 16
1st – 3rd Grade Case 21 2nd Math Benchmark Assessment & K Math Assessment
Feb. 15
K & 1st Grade Project Celebration @ 5:30 PM
Feb. 16
3rd Grade Project Celebration @ 11:00 AM & 2nd Grade @ 1:00 PM
Feb. 19
Required Teacher Workday/Inclement Weather Make-up Day