The Bulldog Bark Newsletter
One Team, One Vision
Issue #29 - March 15 -March 19
Congratulations Mrs. Lee!

Each year, the staff at Vessels chooses a teacher that exemplifies all that is great in education. This person embodies a true passion for learning and teaching with a dedication to students and instruction that goes well beyond the school day. Mrs. Lee is a true leader on the Vessels campus and works tirelessly to ensure not only that students master the content area, but also leave her class more compassionate, confident, and cable learners. We appreciate Mrs. Lee, her love for students, and for making our school a better place for everyone!

Thank you, Mrs. Lee, and congratulations once again!
Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month at Vessels! We appreciate all the contributions that women have made to our country. Vessels salutes all the amazing women of the Cypress Community and the United States of America!
Thank you for continuing to wear a mask while on the Vessels campus. As a reminder, children cannot wear neck gaiters to school. Cloth or disposable masks only, please.

Thank you for your continued support!
We Need Your Help: Lego Robotics

As we look forward to the possibility of collaborative group work in the near future (fingers crossed), Vessels has created a Donors Choose. We are accepting donations toward the purchase of five Lego Robotics kits. Help us give the gift of collaboration, engineering, and coding to our kids. We are $1,700 shy of our goal and thank you in advance for helping our kids and school to meet the goal.
Amazon Smile

Help Vessels students by signing up for Amazon Smile. A percentage of all purchase proceeds go to Vessels PTA if you select us as the school of choice. Thank you for helping our students! Click here to find out more!
Math Resources

Math is all around us and it is vitally important that our students continue to practice math each and every day. Math facts and math fluency are skills that help children with recall and automaticity, making higher-level math concepts easier to solve while preventing simple mistakes.

Help us at home by allocating time each night to practice facts even in the upper grades to ensure that your child has a leg-up as they promote to the next grade level. Below are resources to assist with math facts and fluency.

Math printables here.

Math games here.

Help us in our goal of lifting all students to proficiency and mastery at Vessels.
Open Enrollment

Can you believe it? We are already preparing for the 2021-2022 school year and we look forward to our open enrollment period beginning March 15. If you or someone you know is interested in coming to Vessels next school year, please contact our administrative assistant Mrs. Love at blove@cypsd.org.

We will also host four potential kinder-parent "virtual" walkthroughs via Zoom to discuss our programs and all that makes Vessels a special place for our kids to learn and grow! Please click the link on the days and times listed below to join in on the conversation.

Thursday, April 1 at 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 13 at 9:00 a.m.

Friday, April 23 at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m.
PTA Honorary Service Award

Please click the link to nominate a potential 2020-2021 Honorary Service Award recipient.

Nominations are due Friday, April 9, 2021!
Books to Read

Need a great book? Click here to find books that every child should read by age 12.
Bulldogs in Action

Friday, March 19 - "Virtual" March Flag Ceremony

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

Friday, April 2 - Report Cards available to download through the Aeries portal

Monday, April 5 - Friday, April 9 - Parent Conferences (all minimum days)

Thursday, April 15 - Open House - more info to follow

Friday, April 16 - Family Kahoot Trivia Night at 6:00 p.m.
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