Sunday, May 6, 2018

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, May 6, 2018

Dear VAES Families,
Thank you for volunteering and making our K – 3 field day a big success!!!  Also, a BIG THANK YOU to our PE teachers, Marie Flowe-Dawson and Brenda Derrick!!!  Wow!!! Each year, we think that this was the best field day EVER and once again, you all surpassed last year!!  Thank you for all your hard work, time, and energy!! 






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 30 – May 11:
Jenny Hobgood, 2nd/3rd Grade Music Teacher
Pam Wright, Lego/Engineering Teacher
Alice Osteen, EC Teacher
Vicky Parrish-Frye, Reading Teacher
Casie Bickers, Kindergarten Teacher
Jennifer McMurray, Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
Mary Beth Tucker, 3rd Grade Teacher

Last, but not least, thank you to the many families that surprised me this week with some very special gifts!!  I know I will enjoy treating myself to the spa day and I love the beautiful framed message of “When the Saints Go Marching In”, it was one of my dad’s favorite songs!  However, words cannot express what your donation of the books to the library in my father’s name means to me!! My father began his career as a teacher and taught History for 13 years.  He was a voracious reader and loved receiving books as gifts. He instilled the love of reading in me!! Thank you for continuing his love of reading and learning at Voyager. I am truly so thankful and humbled by all the love and support everyone has shown me and my family!!  I know we are blessed to be a part of such a kind and loving community!!
Much Love,


Pre-ordered VAES Yearbooks were delivered to classrooms this past week and should have come home with your student. If you have questions about pre-ordered yearbooks, please contact Leslie Jewell at

We have a limited number of extra yearbooks available to purchase. Please see Karen Hofmann at the ES front desk - they are $30 each, cash only, exact change. Thank you!! 
Leslie L. Jewell

Pictures from Last Week’s First Grade Project Celebration & Service Activity




Attention Rising 4th-12th graders – There will be a fabulous Summer Music Camp at Voyager!  Register now for Voyager's Carolina Show Choir Camp! 
The camp will take place Monday June 25-Friday June 29th from 9:00 am -4:00 pm daily with A showcase performance on Friday!  See flyer for all the details & contact HS Choral Director, Jenny Hobgood for more information at:

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!!

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 VAES Teacher Luncheon date is May 23.
Important Dates:

April 30 – May 18
mClass EOY reading assessments
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 23
VAES – Last PTO Hospitality Luncheon
May 25
Last Day of School – Early Release at 11:15 AM & 3rd Trimester Report Cards to go home