Veterans Park Elementary
Scholastic Summer Reading Program
Our school is participating in a fun summer reading project: the Scholastic Summer Challenge, featuring Read for the World Record. The Summer Challenge unites students from around the globe in an attempt to set a new world record for most minutes read this summer! The current world record stands at 304,749,681 minutes!
Veterans Park has set a goal to read 1,500,000 minutes this summer! To help us reach this goal, our school library will be open from June 16-July 28 on Tuesdays from 9:00-11:00 a.m. for check-out. Students must be accompanied by an adult. The library will not be open during the week of July 4.
The world record attempt begins May 4 and concludes September 4, 2015. The total logged reading minutes, along with the top 20 schools, will be published in the 2016 edition of the Scholastic Book of World Records.
TCMS Summer Reading
Are you an imcoming Tates Creek Middle School Student? If so, all of the assignments students and parents will need can be found on the TCMS summer reading webpage: www.tcms.fcps.net/media-center/summer-reading You will find one assignment for our Starz and Thunderbolts students and another for the gifted and talented cluster students on the Olympian team.
Beginning on April 20, 2015, students in the Fayette County Public Schools will go to school 30 minutes longer each day until the end of the year in order to make up for the instructional time missed this winter. Our school day will continue to start at 7:45 a.m. as it has all year, and students will be dismissed at 3:05 p.m. Bus routes will not change, but drop-off times will be 30 minutes later. Other important dates include:
- School will be closed on May 19, 2015 (Election Day) and May 25, 2015 (Memorial Day)
- State K-PREP Testing will be May 13-15 and May 18-20
VPE SACS Accreditation
VPE has been awarded continuing Accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Click here for the full report.
May Spirit Project
During the month of May the staff and students of Veterans Park are helping “Pick Up the Tab” for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass—one pop tab at a time. VPE is collecting aluminum tabs from soda cans to help generate needed funds to support Lexington’s “home away from home” for families of seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment at Lexington area hospitals. The Pop Tab Recycling Campaign began about 15 years ago and has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Ronald McDonald House Charities across the country. Please drop off donations in the front hall. All donations will be excepted through Friday, May 29. With your support, the Ronald McDonald House will continue to serve families in need by providing them with the rest and support they need to remain strong for their hospitalized child.
VPE Frequently Asked Questions
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