The Bulldog Bark Newsletter
One Team, One Vision
Issue #24 - February 8 - February 12
Attention Vessels Bulldogs!

No school on Monday, February 8 in honor of Abraham Lincoln's birthday.

Sixth-Grade Memory Book

The Sixth-Grade Committee is preparing a Memory Book for the Class of 2020/2021. They would like to capture your child’s individuality and the fun moments shared with other students at school this year, but they need your help!

Each sixth-grade student will be given a half-page in the book, which will include four photos:

  1. A baby photo
  2. A hobby, sport, or activity photo
  3. A photo of your choice (vacation, something silly, something from school, like an award photo, kinder photo, etc.) 
  4. Photo in their red sixth-grade shirt against the brick wall in front of the school (chest/waist up only)

Please send all the above photos with your child's name and their teacher's name to

This is for sixth-grade students only!
Attendance Matters

It is important to have children attend school every day. Whether Distance, Hybrid, or Traditional, attendance at school is a major indicator of student success. Studies show that lack of attendance has a lasting negative impact on student learning, especially in regards to reading and mathematics. Click here to find out more about why attendance matters and what you can do to make a difference!
Instagram Story-time

Join us for another edition of Instagram Live Story-Time with Mr. Holman on Wednesday, February 17 at 2:15 p.m. You will not want to miss it!

School Site Council

Join us for another School Site Council Tuesday, February 9 at 2:45 p.m. Come learn more about our amazing school. Click the link to join and be part of something great!
Math Fluency

It is important that all students acquire basic math facts and skills while at the elementary level. They will need to practice these skills daily so they are adept at math fluency as they move to the next grade level each year. Math fluency is the ability to perform math problems accurately and quickly.

Mathematical fluency is a required component of state educational standards as well as Common Core standards. Math fluency consists of four parts: accuracy, automaticity, rate, and flexibility.

Accuracy involves solving problems using an appropriate method by following the right steps in the right order to arrive at a correct answer.

Automaticity occurs when you have performed a mathematical operation so often, it becomes automatic.

Rate is the speed at which a student can recall and answer a math equation/problem.

Flexibility is the ability to use multiple methods to solve any given problem.

All are vital to the success of students and we teach and facilitate these concepts each day at Vessels. Please help us by having your child practice math facts every day! Please click here to have your child practice math facts at home. Remember that practice makes perfect!
Bulldogs in Action

Tuesday, February 9 - School Site Council at 2:45 p.m.

Friday, February 12 - PTA Valentine's Day Drive-Through - 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Monday, February 15 - No School - President's Day

Wednesday, February 17 - Instagram Live Story Time at 2:15 p.m.

Friday, March 12 - End of the second trimester

Monday, March 22 - Friday, March 26 - Spring Break
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