Virgil School Newsletter
April 4, 2019
April 2019 Events
April 1 ~ NYS ELA Exams, 9:00 am
April 2 ~ NYS ELA Exams, 9:00 am
April 4 ~ Gr. 2 MGR Theatre "AESOP"
April 5 ~ PTO Bingo & Baskets, 6:15-8:00 pm
April 10 ~ PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm
April 12 ~ 30-week Report Cards
April 15-19 ~ SPRING RECESS
April 23 ~ Shared Decision Making Meeting, 3:30 pm
April 26 ~ Staff vs. 6th Grade Volleyball game, 2:15 pm
April 29 ~ Gr. K "Do You See"
April 30 ~ NYS Math Exam, 9:00 am
Save the Dates!! Virgil Farewell Celebrations...
Early Dismissal Dates
All K-6 students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on May 14 and June 21. This is AFTER all students have had their lunch. Our faculty and staff will be using this time to prepare for the transition to three elementary schools. Please reach out to the principal with any questions.
February Citizens of the Month

1st Grade ~ Kenneston S.
2nd Grade ~ Trent A., Aiden D.
3rd Grade ~ Brady B., Tegan M.
4th Grade ~ Cal A., Sophia L., Paige R.
5th Grade ~ Owen J., Kyle S.
6th Grade ~ John B., Kaden H., Danika P., Dominque P.
District Prism Art Show
Prism Art Show/Concert at the High school on Thursday, March 14 th  showcased the Virgil students' art work:

K ~ Camden Albright
2 ~ Riley Burns, Emma Fitchette, Zoey Olmstead, Braxten Perry, Makayla Brown,
      Colbie Goodfellow, Landon Grossi, Aiden Dovi, Levi Stiles, Sylas Wood,       
      Briahnna Heath
3 ~ Mason Harris, Emma Hooko, Tegan MacDowell, Tyler Hanson, Joseph Price,
      Brookley Mostert
4 ~ Sophia Ligas, Amelia Fisher, Paige Randall, Ava Turner
5 ~ Gabby Brown
6 ~ Katie Harris, Tyler Fitchette, Sean Congdon

News from the Virgil Music Staff

Mr. Keefner, Mrs. Capano, and Ms. Bennett are looking for Virgil Alumni musicians to participate in our final concert at the school on Thursday, May 23rd. If you are interested or know someone who would be interested in participating, please have them call the school at (607) 758-4130 or email Mr. Keefner at  jkeefner@cortlandschools.org  
We want to make our farewell concert the best ever.
News from the Art Room

CONGRATULATIONS to the following students whose artwork was chosen to be displayed at the annual K-6 County Wide Art Show, “Imagination Celebration”, at the “Old Music Building” next to Homer High School, which was open to the public through Friday, March 29th. Art teachers were asked to enter 20 pieces of artwork; those demonstrating great care and creativity. Having to choose from the entire student population at Virgil (and Barry) is a very difficult task, but is necessary when space is an issue. I am very pleased to display such fine works of art.

K - Grace Fitchette, Trinity Preston
1 - Leah Ruddy
2 - Becca Byrnes, Spencer Cavanagh
3 - Brooklyn Gambitta
4 - Kendall Mullally, Maverick Zimmerman, Maizie Stiles
5 - Owen Johnson, Joel Carr, James Miller, Kyle Stiles
6 - Danika Peck, Bree Byrnes, Ella Ligas

All of the Virgil students will have their art work displayed at Virgil’s Art Show on
May 23rd. Hope to see you there to honor our fine young artists!
Kindergarten students make bread!

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Morse's class spent time learning how to make bread. They kneaded it in the bags, rolled it out on the table with flour, and then baked it. They also sampled it with butter and peanut butter. Yum!
Virgil Orchestra News
Virgil Orchestra
Our Virgil Orchestra is preparing for our Spring Concert on Thursday, May 23rd. We have been working on several new pieces and scales in orchestra as well! Virgil Orchestra rehearsal is on Wednesdays at 12:30-1:00pm. Don’t forget to practice every Wednesday! :)

Upcoming Events:
Virgil Spring Concert : Thursday, May 23rd @ 7:00pm. All orchestra students please arrive no later than 6:30pm for tuning and warm-ups.

Select Orchestra, Select Band, & Select Chorus Concert : Thursday, May 16th @ Cortland High School @ 7:00pm. All orchestra students please arrive no later than 6:30pm for tuning and warm-ups.

Darien Lake Trip : Saturday, May 18th for Select Orchestra, Select Band, & Select Chorus Concert.

Virgil Orchestra Beginners ! Our 3rd Grade Beginners have started string lessons! They are learning good violin and viola position and how to care for their instruments!

Interested in Playing at String Instrument? (3rd-6th grade)
Please let me know if you would like to play the violin, viola, cello or bass! I have plenty of school rentals available and still need a few cello and bass students here at Virgil from grades 3rd-6th! Contact Mrs. Capano at (607) 758-4130 or email  acapano@cortlandschools.org if you are interested in joining the orchestra program! Next year, Mrs. Capano will continue to teach 3rd-6th grade orchestra at both Smith and Randall schools.
Vaccine Requirements
According to New York State Education Law and Public Health Law, every student attending school must be immunized.

All 5th Grade students entering 6th Grade, or when turning 11 years old, must show documentation of the Tdap vaccine before the start of the school year in September.

All 6th Grade students entering 7th Grade, must show documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine before the start of the school year.

New York State Law requires students be excluded from school without required immunizations. The school nurse will require documentation of the vaccine. Documentation may be sent in or faxed by the health care provider any time. The school nurse expects documentation be submitted prior to the start of school in September.

Documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine means:
  • Written medical documentation of having received the Tdap vaccine from your healthcare provider or the health department. Health Care Provider’s signature and date is required.
  • Written medical documentation of having received the Meningococcal vaccine from your healthcare provider or the health department. Health Care Provider’s signature and date is required.

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Virgil Elem PTO
Please join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Free childcare is provided. Hope you can join us!
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