Sunday, January 19, 2020

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Jan. 19, 2020

We experienced extremely warm weather conditions and a lot of rain this week.  I hope you will remember to check the lost and found to retrieve winter coats and jackets if your child has lost any garments.  Next Friday, a non-profit organization will pick up any unclaimed items from our school. 
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.

Information for Next Year’s Incoming Kindergarten Students:  Next year’s kindergarten students will have the chance to experience and prepare for school with Voyager’s kindergarten teachers by attending the Kindergarten Prep Camp.  Campers will have a chance to boost basic academic skills while bonding with other incoming kindergarteners and meeting some of the teachers. This is a great camp for new Vikings who might be feeling a little nervous about their upcoming school adventure, or those who just can’t for the official first day!  Listed below are dates and sessions:

Session I:  June 15-19; Session II:  June 22-26

Times:  Half Day:  9 am-12pm ($180/week)
Full Day:    9 am-4:00pm ($300/week)

For more information or to reserve your spot contact Mrs. Scarantino:  Stay tuned for more detailed registration information coming soon.  

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!!

Science Olympiad Yearbook Photo - 1/21/2020
Students participating in the Elementary Science Olympiad program will have their group yearbook photo taken on Tuesday, January 21.  Please dress the students in Voyager Spirit Wear or Voyager-colored clothing.

VAES Chorus Yearbook Photo - 1/24/200
Members of the ES Chorus will have their group yearbook photo taken during their morning rehearsal on Friday, January 24.  Please dress the students in Voyager Spirit Wear or Voyager-colored clothing.

Future dates for to put on your calendar:

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
February 17 and 18:  Required Work Days for Staff (No school for students)
February 21  Kindergarten Project Celebration 11:30
February 28:  First grade Project Celebration at 1:00

Appreciation: We have so many parents who support us in so many ways.  We can’t express with our words how much we all love the monthly luncheons, the kind words, the follow-up with discipline referrals at home, reading to our students, driving and chaperoning field trips, covering lunch duty for teachers,  and many, many other kind acts. We are pleased and proud to serve you all and welcome your comments and concerns. Thanks so much!

Below is a flyer that is about a speaker that will be at our school soon.  Please read the document, and determine if it applies to you. We welcome one and all to attend.