Sunday, May 13, 2018

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, May 13, 2018

Dear VAES Families,
We have had a busy week at Voyager Elementary.  It is hard to believe that we only have 9 ½ days left until the summer break!  Over the summer break, it is extremely important that your children continue to read at least 20 – 30 minutes each day.  Also, our digital subscriptions to MyON Reading and IXL Math will be active for you to continue to use over the summer.

Next week, on Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16, our third grade students will take the Reading and Math End-of-Grade tests. Third grade parents, please be sure that your student gets a good night’s sleep, eats a good breakfast, and arrives to school on time.

Our last VAES staff luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23.  A big thank you to the PTO Hospitality Committee, Kathy Robinson, Susan Barkley, and all of the parents that have made contributions, helped with set up and clean up, and watching classrooms during our staff luncheons this year!!  The PTO Hospitality Committee will celebrate our staff and Memorial Day with a "Summer Salad" themed luncheon! Tasty salads, fresh fruits and veggies and scrumptious sweet treats will be the perfect way to thank our teachers and staff for all their hard work this year!
Please click on the link to review the list and sign up for what you can contribute. Any and all help is appreciated! They also need help with lunch coverage for teacher classrooms, set up, and clean up.
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 May 14 – May 25:
--Vickie Davis, Reading Teacher
--Paula Green, 2nd Grade Interim Teacher
--Marisa DeFrate, Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
--Elizabeth Pope, Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
--Kelly Holland, 3rd Grade Teacher Assistant
--Kim Phu, Speech Language Pathologist
--Melissa Meckes, Counselor
--Leslie Paynter, Principal


Last, but not least, the Lost and Found is overflowing with jackets, clothes, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc.  Any item that is not claimed by Friday, May 25 at 11:30 AM, will be donated to charity.


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

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 29
th from 9:00 am -4:00 pm daily with a showcase performance on Friday!  CLICK HERE 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!!  

Important Dates

April 30 – May 18
mClass EOY reading assessments
May 7 - 18
Kindergarten End of Year Math Assessment
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