Sunday, March 8, 2020

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, March 8, 2020

Hello All!

Welcome to Voyager
For all of the new families who were picked in our lottery today, we want to welcome you.  For students who will be new to Voyager in grades K-3, we will have a tour for you on Wednesday, March 11, at 8:30.  Please park in the high school parking lot and walk over to the elementary school. All of the elementary slots are used by our faculty and staff.  Please don’t park in a numbered space. Again, congratulations and welcome to Voyager! We look forward to meeting you and serving your child.  

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 the dates and sessions:

Session I:  June 15-19; Session II:  June 22-26
Times:  Half Day:  9:00 am-12:00 pm ($180/week)
Full Day:  9:00 am-4:00 pm ($300/week)
For more information or to reserve your spot contact Mrs. Scarantino:  Stay tuned for more detailed registration information coming soon.  

Science Fun Night, March 31, from 5-7:00:
A famous and well known quote by Benjamin Franklin captures the essence of Voyager’s Family Science Night:  “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” It is a night for students and their families to make memories that last a lifetime by engaging in hands-on science activities with family, friends, science professionals, professors, students, and teachers. 
As you explore the first-floor hallway of Voyager Academy Elementary School you will be able perform a number of make-and-take stations with Voyager teachers and to view presentations and demonstrations by a number of professionals in our science community including but not limited to our very own Science Olympiad students .  Please SAVE THE DATE and join us for Voyager’s 6th Annual Family Science Night on Tuesday, March 31from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Voyager Academy Elementary School, First Floor.  
2nd Annual Auction and Gala:
Please mark your calendars for our 2nd Annual Auction and Gala. The evening is open to all! 
When: March 27th 7PM
Where: Umstead Pines Golf and Swim Club
Invite friends and family to join us. We will be auctioning off sports memorabilia, tickets to local events, baskets filled with awesome items and more. All proceeds will go towards much needed school buses to help transport students to/from field trips, sporting events and other activities we struggle to get our students to. 

It's an all school, parent only event. Please join us!

Marina S. McKenna
Technology Instructor, Voyager Academy Middle School
919.433.3301 ext. 218 |website
Go Vikings, Go!

K Science Fun for Everyone.Mini Meteorologist
This week our K students enjoyed an in-school field trip where they learned about weather. They will make a cloud and touch and taste it, learn about the seasons and sort, learn about different types of weather.  Make and explore snow! Meanwhile, the kids are learning a lot and having a ball!

Parent Project-Based Learning Feedback Survey
First and foremost, thanks to you all for attending our Project Celebrations K-3.  Our families are amazing and supportive. Because we value your opinion, please use the link below to give us feedback to improve and grow with our celebrations!  Thanks for your help.
Below is the parent survey for project feedback. 

Spirit Week
Monday:  Cat in the Hat Day (Wear your favorite hat to school)
Tuesday: Fox in Socks Day  (Wear you favorite silly socks)
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday (Wear your Wackiest Tackiest clothes)
Thursday: Sleep Book Day (Wear your pajamas to school)
Friday: 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish  (Wear your red and blue viking pride clothing)

Calendar of Events

March 11 K-3 Tour for all accepted new students at 8:30

March 13 K-3 students will go to high school at 9:30 to hear the Voyager 
Show Choir
March 9-13 Spirit Week

March 16,17 School Closed for Parent Conferences

March 27 Voyager School Auction and Gala and Umstead Pines

Enjoy the pictures below reflecting this week’s activities

Third Grade Field Trip Duke Homestead State Historic Site 

First Grade Piedmont Wildlife Center