Sunday, March 4, 2018

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, March 4, 2018

Dear VAES Families,

First, I want to thank all of the staff, students, and parents for all of the acts of kindness and thoughtful messages I received for my 50th birthday on Tuesday.  A big thank you goes out to Karen Hofmann!!  Karen and the staff really surprised me and made my 50th birthday very special!!  Here are a few examples of the cards I received.  They are priceless!!





This week, we had a very special guest, Nolan Robinson (4th grader), come and speak to our 3rd graders about understanding what it is like to have autism and ADHD.  This presentation fit perfectly with our empathy initiative!  Nolan did a fabulous job and we were very proud of him!!



Don’t forget that if you want to write a kind message to our featured staff, please come and take a note card from the bulletin board.  
“Only One You-You Can Make a Difference” Highlighted Staff from February 26 – March 9:
- Laura Borcik, Kindergarten TA
- Claire Spiro, 1st Grade Teacher
- Cortney Morgan, 2nd Grade Teacher
- Eugene Perry, EC Teacher
- Katie Majewski, Science Teacher
- Betsy Barnes, Reading Teacher
- Carly Morton, K – 12 Curriculum Director

Leslie Paynter
VAES Principal 



Elementary School (K-3) Yearbooks are now on sale and can only be ordered online this year. You can order your copy online at Our pre-order period has ended and yearbooks are now $28.00 each and must be ordered by March 31, 2018. After this date, no additional book orders will be accepted. We do not order extra copies and so we will not be able to guarantee extra books will be available, if they are not ordered online. To order, 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!!



Don’t forget that we will have College Day every Thursday and Voyager Day every Friday.  All staff, students, and parents can wear their favorite college apparel on Thursdays and Voyager apparel and/or our school colors (red, white, and blue) to show school spirit and pride on Fridays!!  


Important Dates


Mar. 5
2nd Trimester Report cards to go home
Mar. 8
K – 12 Voyager Lottery-5:00 PM @ MS Gym
Mar. 12 & 13
Required Teacher Workdays/Inclement Weather Make-up Days
Mar. 14
VAES Tour for K – 3 Admitted Students @ 11:15 AM
March 27
Science Night
March 30 – April 6
Spring Break


March 30 – April 6
Spring Break
April 24
Spring Pictures
April 25
Class Group Pictures
April 26
Second Grade Project Celebration @ 11:00 AM & First Grade Project Celebration @ 1:00 PM
April 27
Field Day
April 27
Songwriter’s Night at the DPAC
April 30 –
May 18
mClass EOY reading assessments

April 30 – May 18
mClass EOY reading assessments
May 4
PTO Spring Fling
May 11
New/Rising Kindergarten Assessments
May 15
3rd Grade Reading EOG
May 16
3rd Grade Math EOG
May 18
New/Rising Kindergarten Assessments
May 22
Third Grade Project Celebration @ 11:00 AM &
Kindergarten Project Celebration @ 11:15 AM
May 25
Last Day of School – Early Release at 11:15 AM & 3rd Trimester Report Cards to go home