Sunday, November 3, 2019

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Nov. 3, 2019

Hi ES Families!
Time Change This Weekend:
I hope you are as excited as I am about the time change coming up for us this weekend. Remember that the EST will FALL BACK from 2:00 AM on Sunday morning to 1:00 AM.  Hopefully, the new time will keep some of us from waking up or driving to school in the dark. At least, we gain one hour of precious time!

Please join the Voyager family in congratulating Laurie Whitnack, one of our many special teacher assistants. Laurie never gave up her dream to be on “Wheel of Fortune.”  She waited and waited to hear if she had made it and finally the letter came to her that she would be on this year. After being notified that she was going to LA for the big event, she and hubby, Matt, made the fun trip.  After she returned to work, we all begged her to share the results with us. She signed a legal document not allowing her to give any hints, clues or information to us about how she did. A week before the show was to be aired, she was able to share the viewing date with us.  We all watched and learned how well she did on the program. She solved the most puzzles and answered the final question in a few seconds!! Laurie was beautiful, calm, and poised. We are all so proud of her moment on the stage. She represented Voyager and herself well. As usual, she never disappoints.  What a night, what a celebration, what a grand total sum of $$$$! Congratulations, Laurie!!  

Fall Festival:
Fall festival was a big hit and may have been the biggest and best yet.  We all had a great time. Many thanks to all of our PTO members and especially to Emily Wilder and all of the volunteers she convinced to help.    

K Project Celebration:
K students presented their project celebration this past Friday. Thanks to all of the parental and family support. Our teachers and kids work hard on their projects and it means a lot to them to get to have you as an audience to view their work and give them praise for a job well done.

Second Grade Book Characters Parade:

Teachers Celebrate with Students: 

Judge Tia Boney Holds Court

     Professor Van Schaick 

Practicing for K-3 Project Celebration in December:

Voyager Science Olympiad Elementary (K-5th) Competition Team
Does your student love science? The Voyager SO tournament team is a great opportunity to further their knowledge in science, technology and engineering. Students in kindergarten through 5th grade are eligible. Registration is open until Nov 6th! Click HERE to register. You’ll find more information about the program and links at the beginning of the registration form. Feel free to email questions to Kristin Jantz at

Report Cards
Look forward to receiving report cards on November 1st from your child’s classroom teacher.   The report cards are sent to you electronically. If you have difficulty viewing the report card on a phone or other mobile device, please try accessing it on a desktop computer.

VAES Yearbook Ordering Information
Elementary School (K-3) Yearbooks are now on sale and can only be ordered online this year. You can order your copy online at Yearbooks are $23.00 each and must be ordered by March 16, 2020. After this date, there will be a price increase for additional book orders. Visit, click on "Order Pictures and Yearbooks", then enter our school code YB110322 for the Elementary Yearbook and proceed to place your order. Please contact Leslie Jewell ( if you have any questions. Don't miss out -- Order today!!

Please help show choir by donating shoes at each school site
The Voyager Academy HS Chorus & Band Program is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser from October 14th through December 2nd to raise funds for program expenses. By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to our program, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives around the world.

DONATION DATES: October 14th-December 2nd
WHAT: Any size or type of new or gently worn shoes
WHERE: Voyager Academy Elementary, Middle & High Schools
DROP OFF: collections bins located near lost  & found at each school!
QUESTIONS: Contact Jenny Hobgood

Dates to Place on Your Calendar:

November 7: 2nd grade Project Celebration 
November 11: Veterans Day Holiday (No school for students)
November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday (No school for students)