May 24, 2018
Happy almost unofficial start to the summer! Tomorrow it is RED-WHITE-BLUE day at Village as we proudly honor the observance of Memorial Day the coming Monday. I hope this Memorial Day Weekend, you share fun times with family and friends. Please take some time this holiday to remind your children of the many heroic people who have made our freedoms possible.
Special thanks to the PFA for recognizing our outstanding teachers with a beautiful luncheon! The teachers have shared many notes written from current and former students and their families that are truly heart-warming. Thank you for honoring our teachers in such a personal way. These keepsake notes are treasured and read over and over again.
Now, it is our teachers turn to recognize the PFA volunteers - we just wouldn't be "us" without "u". Please be sure to RSVP to attend the Volunteer Luncheon on June 6th to your child's teacher. We haven't received as many responses as we had hoped, so please check your child's backpack for the invitation if you haven't see it yet.
Have you spotted any flamingos in the neighborhood? They seem to have infiltrated our area spreading smiles and laughter in their path! Thank you to our PFA for this community wide way to raise funds, and to everyone who has joined in the fun. I like to say that at Village School we work hard, but we also play hard. It is so good to be able to have fun together! I've heard that we can expect the flock to make its way back to our school on June 15th! With that in mind, we are declaring Friday, June 15th as FLAMINGO DAY! Join in the celebration by wearing something PINK to school!
I am so proud of our students who are seeking to be agents of change! Please take a look in our virtual backpack for students who have identified a problem and have come up with a project to solve in part that problem. Their projects involve asking for donations for different organizations. To make it managable to have four collections ongoing at the same time, we have assigned different projects to different grade levels. However, please feel free to donate to any cause. Thank you not only for your donations, but for letting our children know they can make a difference!
Check out my Twitter feed @MVS_Principal to see what we are feeling thankful for today. During the fall/winter holiday season we are so aware of being appreciative and expressing our gratitude. What if we kept that same feeling going all year long? With that thought in mind, each week on Thursdays, we've created a new Twitter hashtag to show our gratitude weekly. Please join us by including the hashtag #mvsthankfulThurs on your tweets. Every Thursday, grab a whiteboard or a piece of paper to write your thanks and hold it up for a picture, selfie or video. Be sure to include @MVS_Principal as well as #mvsthankfulThurs in your tweet.
All children residing within Middletown Township, who will be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2018 are eligible for enrollment in the District for the 2018-19 school year. Kindergarten registration is done online. For additional information, please visit the District website at www. Middletownk12.org.
As referenced at Back to School Night, our Standard Based Report Cards (SBRC) were revised to better meet the needs of our community, and become a valuable home-school connection tool. Please take a look at the letter in this week's virtual backpack, as well as viewing the Report Cards and Rubrics posted to the district website under the Parents tab. There's a Q & A sheet posted as well that provides background information on SBRC, as well as identifying the revisions made.
Students are to be in their classrooms ready to the start the day at 8:55am. If you child is going to be absent from school, please be sure to call in his/her absence prior to the start of the school day. You can leave a message on the school's voicemail, following the prompts to the absence line, 24 hours a day. When your child returns to school, please send in a note with the reason for the absence. All notes into school are to include your child's first and last name, classroom teacher's name, message and your signature. Please remember that school attendance is critical for learning growth.