Thursday, December 14, 2017

Jump Rope For Heart

Village students raised $10,112.91 for the American Heart Association during Jump Rope for Heart!  

Way to go Village!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Open Door Mission Donations

This Friday, December 15, 2017, student council will be wrapping and sorting boxes for the Open Door Mission. We appreciate all of the donations that have come in already!

We are currently in need of the following items.
·         Empty Shoe Boxes
·         Wrapping Paper
·         Deodorant
·         Socks

Please send your donations in by Friday, December 15.


Volunteer Needed

Our Budget Committe is looking for a parent volunteer to join us when we meet to discuss and plan our building's yearly purchases and budget. This commitment would involve participation in meetings before school from 7:30-8:00 am.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in please contact Gail Palmer at 392-1000 x5197.

Friday, December 8, 2017

December PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Systems)

Village Elementary: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Ready to Learn

During the month of December, we will be focusing on the behavioral expectations surrounding what it means to Be Responsible.  Our School-Wide Behavioral Expectations matrix breaks down what responsibility looks like in the various locations of our building: the classroom, the hallway, the bathroom, the cafeteria, the playground, and the bus.  This month, we will be devoting our PBIS time to reviewing these expectations in an engaging way.

A clearly connected Approach to Learning (ATL) that we will tie into our December assembly and activities will be Self-Management.  We will encourage students to see that they have the ability to manage their own state of mind.  From mindfulness and perseverance, to managing their emotions and motivation and practicing resiliency, the aim of this ATL is to produce self-regulated learners.

We are taking a hybrid approach to our assembly this month.  We recognize the importance of coming together as a school community for assemblies, but we also recognize that this environment is not the most ideal for delivering information that we want our students to know and be able to do.  As a result, we will be merging the two types of assemblies into one.  Students will be receiving the instructional portion in their classroom prior to the assembly.  This will allow us to set the stage for our time together in the gym.  Once we are all together, we will be presented with skits put on by our older students that will help our behavior matrix expectations come to life!

Aubrey Krenzer

Assistant Principal
Village Elementary School
100 School Lane
Hilton, NY 14468
585-392-1000 x5102

Friday, November 17, 2017

A message from Dr. Rudd including news about this year's One School, One Book program

Dear Village Families,

I would like to take a moment to thank our community for the outpouring of support we experienced during our Fall Harvest Food Drive to benefit the Hilton-Parma Food Shelf and our Cadet Cupboard.  Our Student Council did an outstanding job leading these efforts and your donations will benefit numerous families here in our community.  This drive, held in conjunction with Make a Difference Day, resulted in our largest total amount of food collected.  In all, we were able to donate over 3,500 items which exceeds our previous total by almost double than what we've collected in the past.  Way to go Village Elementary - we are truly a caring, giving community!

Here at Village, we have come together as a school community annually to read the same book through our One School, One Book program for several years.  We usually begin this experience around this time of year, but we are going to wait until later this year when the book we have in mind becomes available.  I wanted to reassure those families that may be anxiously awaiting the kickoff that it will be coming, only a little later than usual.  

I am excited to share that VEPTO will support this year's One School, One Book experience.  We are very fortunate to have such a supportive school community that values quality programs like One School, One Book.  Many thanks to VEPTO for helping us to continue offering this experience to our families.

One School, One Book is a novel program in that children at all grade levels and the school community as a whole all enjoy the same book. Strange or daring as that may seem, it actually makes sound educational sense. Reading professionals recommend reading books and other material out loud that is beyond a child’s own reading level. Additionally, research indicates that reading chapter books with older children, even when they are able to read by themselves, also provides numerous benefits.

A team of teachers works each year to select a title that can be understood and enjoyed by younger students while captivating the interest of older children, too. The selection is made after many books are considered in order to find the title that best meets the needs of our school community.  I know the title that has been selected will be rewarding and we can't wait to reveal it to you in February when we begin this year's One School, One Book experience.  

In the meantime, I hope you find time as a family for reading - it can not only be a wonderful way to spend time together as a family but also provide fulfilling and enjoyable experiences for children.  

Thank you for all that you do to support the home-school partnership.

Dr. Rudd