Sunday, January 12, 2020

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Jan. 12, 2020

Happy New Year and welcome back to school.  We quickly adjusted our mind set and clocks and are rolling right along after our nice, long relaxing break.  

Capital Campaign:  As many of you may know, we are sponsoring a capital campaign campus-wide to purchase an activity bus.  At the elementary school, we go on several field trips per year that charter buses or other contracted bus services are used and the services are very costly.  The bus expenses drive our field trip costs up making the cost of the trip very expensive for our parents.. In time, we could reduce our field trip costs considerably, if we could buy a bus for everyone to use.  Please consider this and contribute to the cause.

Professional Development:   This coming Monday, our staff will have post conferences with teachers they have observed in other grade levels to get a new perspective.  The teachers did this once earlier in the year and really learned a lot from the experience. After the meeting, they describe what they saw, what they would improve and how and finally what they enjoyed about the visit.  This is true Professional Development at it’s best. Thanks to our curriculum director, Carly Morton, for making this happen.

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!!

Future dates for to put on your calendar:
January 16:  Third grade math check-in test
January 17:  Second grade field trip to Marbles Museum
January 20:  MLK Holiday (No School)
January 29:  Parent tour for all potentially new parents to Voyager for coming year
February 13:  Third grade Project Celebration at 11:00
Second grade Project Celebration at 1:00
February 14:  Report cards go home
January 17 and 18:  Required Work Days for Staff (No school for students)
February 28:  First grade Project Celebration at 1:00

Appreciation:  Many of you helped to make a child’s holiday special by selecting their name(s) from us and purchasing gifts on their wish list.  Many, many thanks to you all who participated and helped out. You are truly special and unselfish people.

These pictures are an example of what classes are looking like this week as our teachers and students get back into the swing of teaching and learning.