Veterans Park Elementary
Staff Appreciation Week May 2 - 6th
We invite our families to participate in this great week honoring our staff. On Thursday, all families are invited to bring in a yummy treat for our staff. Food needs to be dropped off in the office by 10:30 am. You can also send it in with your child.
During the week we have great events planned:
Monday - Catered lunch by City BBQ
Tuesday - FREE Massages for staff from National Health Bureau
Wednesday - FREE Yoga for staff from Solid Roots Yoga
Thursday - Treats Day
Friday - Breakfast provided by the Staff Appreciation Committee, First Watch, and Starbucks
(If you'd like to also participate in the breakfast on Friday we welcome everyone to send in breakfast foods by 7:00 am on Friday)
Click here for more info.: Staff Appreciation Flyer
Yearbook Orders! There are still some left! Order by Monday! First, come, first serve!
Order forms went home in backpacks, $15 cash or check made out to VPE.
May Spirit Project
Our last Spirit project for this school year is for a great cause and one that is close to VPE's heart. We will be honoring the life of VPE student Laura Lemieux, who was a first grader in Ms. Corales' class when she lost her battle with cancer in 2002.
Throughout the month of May we will be making donations to the American Cancer Society in remembrance of Laura. VPE will also celebrate this special student during the 18th Annual Relay for Life Laura Lemieux Walk to be held during school on May 20th.
May 2-6: We will be collecting items for the American Cancer Society Lexington Hope Lodge
Ms. Fox will be collecting the following needed items in front of her office:
- Non Perishable snacks
- K Cup Coffee pods
- Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins
- Coffee cups
The Hope Lodge in Lexington offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment is far from home.
May 9-13 Kids Collecting Coins for a Cure
Students are encourage to bring in coins and change to fill their classroom buckets. The homeroom in each grade level with the most money collected at the end of the week will win a PLAYGROUND POPSICLE PARTY.
May 5/16-5/20 In Loving Memory of Laura Lemieux
This week we will be collecting tax deductible monetary donations in memory of Laura for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. On Friday May 20th all students will walk around the VPE front circle for the 18th Annual Relay for Life Laura Lemieux Walk. At the end of the week, each student in the classroom with the most money collected will win a gift card for a free Papa Johns Pizza
(The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. To date VPE has collected over $26,000 in celebration of Laura's life.)
Looking for ways for your family, club, troop, or organization to get involved with ACS and give back to our local community?
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Lexington loves donations any time of year. Feel free to have your family or organization "stop and drop" off baked goods, food, or other donations anytime. They also have a need for family's or organizations to come in and cook dinner for their residents.
For more information, contact:
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, Lexington
1500 College Way
Lexington, KY 40502
Phone Number: 859-260-8300
Fayette County Relay for Life
Come join the fun on June 4th at 4pm at Masterson Station Park for Fayette County's Relay for Life. It is a family friendly atmosphere with food, games, raffles, all in the name of raising hope for a cure.
SBDM Parent Nominees
All nominations for SBDM Council for the 2016 - 2017 school year have been received. Our school votes for two parents to serve each year. This year's nominee biographies can be found here. Nominees are Rica Ricketts and Emily Tillett. SBDM Elections will take place on April 28th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm at the school prior to the spring performance and again on May 12th from 7:30 am - 8:30 am during the May PTA meeting. You can vote for up to two nominees.
Water: It's Worth Using Wisely
Check out the fifth grade projects created by our talented students. These PSA's will be entered in the Excellence in Water Education Award though Kentucky American Water. Winners will receive a water bottle refilling station for their school.
Click on the link below, add the desired address and a pop up screen will appear with all assigned schools. Users will experience an interactive map with translation (bottom left) and zoom options(top left).
Here is the active link if you would like to take a closer look:
We Need You!
We are looking for Mess Hall Moms and Dads. Grandparents too! If you would be available to volunteer in the cafeteria monthly or weekly click on the link below!
Give back to VPE!
Support our school by collecting box tops and Label for Education! You can also connect your Kroger Card, Target card, or Amazon account. Click here for more information.
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