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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.