Sunday, November 17, 2019

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Nov. 17, 2019


This is the season to be thankful and grateful for all of our many blessings.  I have so many things to be thankful for and near the very top is our teachers and staff at the elementary school, our students and their families.  I hope you can stop and take a breath and look at the positives in your life and take time to be thankful. I am appreciative you for allowing us to serve your children. It is an honor to know you trust us with your most precious possession of all.   It is a true blessing to know them, to teach them and to see the light bulb come on when they learn something new. Our profession is hard and at the same time oh so rewarding.

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
Please understand that the fundraiser for the chorus is drawing near and we are not near our goal.  Please make a push to get shoes in by next Friday. On Friday, we are having a shoe war among the grade levels.  You can drop your shoes off at car line and students can put shoes in their grade level bin. The grade level who wins will have a pajama day awarded to them.  Help us help the third world and make some money for our chorus.  

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

Save the Date:
You are invited to...
"Rhythms and Patterns Around the World"  performed by K-3 students
When:  Dec. 6 at 1:15 pm
Where: HS gymnasium

Hello families! I am writing to remind you that if you would like to have a recording of your child saying "I can change the world" in another language played at our program on December 6th,  please record it on your phone or ipad and email it to me at If you send me a recording you are giving permission for me to show it at our program! The last day I will be accepting videos is November 22nd. Thank you so much!

Kristin Sawyer

CONGRATULATIONS to Katie Green, K teacher, she is having a baby around May 12.  We are happy and excited for her.  

Dates to Place on Your Calendar:

November 19 - Nov. 26: 
This fall, Voyager Academy Elementary School will be raising money
to support teachers, students, and their classrooms in reaching our school-wide goal of becoming a School of Readers!

Please consider making a donation.
Voyager Elementary School will keep 100% of proceeds!
Funds raised will go directly to purchasing books,
professional development, new curriculum resources,
and teacher supplies.

Our goal is $15,000!
Top classes in each grade will receive a pizza lunch.
If we reach our goal, the entire school will have an ice cream dance party!
We will be collecting money until November 22nd.
Thank you for supporting Voyager Academy Elementary School!

Credit/Debit Cards can be used for donations!
Go to and click the DONATE to ES Unfundraiser button.

In the NOTE section please list student name, teacher and grade.
If you would rather pay with cash or check, make checks payable to Voyager Academy with “elementary school unfundraiser” in the memo line. 

November 19:   Middle School Mask Parade at 2:15
November 20:  School Improvement Team Meeting at 4:30
  Board Meeting at 5:30
November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday (No school for students)