Sunday, April 15, 2018

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, April 15, 2018

Dear VAES Families and Staff,
It was good to see all of the students and staff back at school.  I hope everyone had a lovely spring break. As many of you know, my father passed away suddenly over the break.  Thank you for the flowers, gifts, hugs, and all of the sweet messages. I truly have felt so loved and supported during this very sad time.  I am so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful, loving community!!

The students and staff have enjoyed our Spirit Week to support the Pennies for Patients fundraiser with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).  They have done such a terrific job that we will have a Pajama Day next Wed., April 18!  Be sure your child turns in their individual coin boxes to their classroom teacher by Monday morning.  Also, if you want to make a last minute donation online, here is the link:

This month's PTO Hospitality Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday April 18 and will be a "Brunch" theme. Please sign up to help with food and supplies.  Also, it is a real treat for the teachers when they have lunch coverage for these events!

The VAES Field Day is Friday, April 27!!  Please sign-up to help K & 1st from 8:30 – 11:00 AM and 2nd & 3rd from 11:30 – 2:30 PM- Parents we need your help in order to have Field Day!!! Currently, we have 20 volunteers (out of 40) for K/1st and only 8 volunteers (out of 40) for 2nd/3rd.  It is always a fun day with the students and staff!!  Please sign up to help TODAY!!!

We are continuing to host the Usborne Books eFair for Voyager Academy Elementary.  They have some fabulous book choices for under $5.00!  This is a great way for parents to purchase some excellent books for summer reading and consider buying a book for your child’s teacher to add to their classroom libraries.  If we sell over $250 in books, we will get half in free books for project work and classrooms!! Follow this link to order your books online and support
Voyager Academy Elementary!!

Songwriter’s Night at the DPAC is coming soon…Friday, April 27!  This is truly a music event you don’t want to miss!!! Follow this link and learn all about it.
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 April 16 – April 27:
Judy Cutts, Assistant Principal
Melinda Chambers, EC Director/Facilitator
Amanda Trump, EC Teacher
Marie Flowe-Dawson, PE Teacher
Melissa Schuett, Kindergarten Teacher
Ally Jones, 1st Grade Teacher
Dana Carpenter, 1st Grade Teacher Assistant

Leslie Paynter
VAES Principal



WHEN: Thursday, April 19th; Friday, April 20th & Saturday, April 21st
TIME: 7:00pm
WHERE: Voyager High School Gym
Tickets are $10 at the door (Voyager staff members & their immediate family get in FREE w/ Voyager ID!)



The annual Voyager Academy Golf Tournament fundraiser will be on Saturday April 28 (8:00am).  Come have some fun while raising funds for the school.


College Day & Voyager Spirit Day:
We 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!!  

The final Teacher Luncheon date is May 23.

Important Dates:

April 18
Pajama Day & PTO Hospitality Luncheon
April 24
3rd Grade Case 21 Math Final (3rd)Benchmark
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 - K/1st:  8:30 – 11:00 & 2nd/3rd: 11:30 – 2:30

April 30 – 
May 18
mClass EOY reading assessments

April 30 – May 18
mClass EOY reading assessments
May 4
PTO Spring Fling
May 7 - 11
1st and 2nd Grade Case 21 Final (3rd)Math Benchmark
May 7 - 18
Kindergarten End of Year Math Assessment
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