Sunday, April 22, 2018

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, April 22, 2018

Dear VAES Families,

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!!! Our volunteer numbers are increasing, but we still need more help!! Currently, we have 31 volunteers (out of 40) for K/1st and only 18 volunteers (out of 40) for 2nd/3rd.  
It is always a fun day with the students and staff!!  Please sign up to help TODAY!!!

Individual spring pictures will be taken next week on Tuesday, April 24 and class group pictures will be taken on Wednesday, April 25.  Be sure to wear something cute!

On Thursday, April 26, Second Grade will have their final project celebration at 11:00 AM and First Grade will have their final project celebration at 1:00 PM.


Nashville Songwriters Night @ DPAC on Friday, April 27th:
A Benefit Concert for Kidznotes, NC Boy's Academy & Voyager Academy Friends of the Arts! (Sponsored by QDR & WRAL-TV.)

Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster or from the DPAC Box Office


Register now for Voyager's Carolina Show Choir Camp!
WHEN: Monday June 25-Friday June 29th, 9am-4pm daily with showcase performance on Friday!

For more info., contact HS Choral Director, Jenny Hobgood:


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!!

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

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
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 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 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