The Bulldog Bark Newsletter
One Team, One Vision
Issue #32 - April 5 - April 9
Minimum Days All Next Week!

We will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. to allow for parent/teacher conferences!
Vessels Core Values

We value our students, encourage their academic and social development, and reward positive performance in and out of the classroom.

We develop the strengths and talents of our students so they will grow to be passionate about learning.

We find joy in our work and help our kids do the same.

We develop positive and meaningful relationships with our students, colleagues, and families to best support the needs of the learning community.

We work together across grade levels teams and continuously adapt instruction to meet the needs of all learners.

We value diversity and inclusivity in all that we do!
Spring is a Great Time to Read!

Reading is fundamental! Students becoming better readers is our daily focus at Vessels!

You can help support what we do at school by reading with child(ren) each night. Setting aside the time to read nightly goes beyond children becoming better readers. In fact, studies show that reading with your child can:

Promote cognitive development

Improve language skills

Develop a stronger bond with parents

Improve imagination and creativity

Improve concentration and discipline

Support a lifelong love for reading

These factors are instrumental in the development and continued growth of all children and their abilities to become better learners.

Please join us in for the Vessels Spring Challenge. Please read with your child for twenty minutes nightly throughout the month of April. Tag us @vessels.bulldogs with a photo of your family reading together to be featured in this month's Bulldog Bark!

We can all make a difference in the lives of our scholars!

Thank you for your continued partnership and for making Vessels a great place to learn and grow.
Vessels Student Council

The Vessels Student Council will be accepting donations to help support a local animal shelter the week of April 12 - April 16. They will be out front before and after school with signs and collection boxes. If you would like to help with donations please see the list below.

We are collecting:

Dog and cat food, both dry and soft

Soft and hard dog treats (no rawhide please)

Cat and dog toys

Collars, leashes, cat litter, heating pads, cat carriers, and towels

The Vessels Student Council thanks you for your support!

Open Enrollment

If you or someone you know is interested in having their child attend Vessels next school year, please contact our administrative assistant Mrs. Love at

Please visit the CSD new student enrollment webpage here.

We will also host four potential TK/kinder/new student "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.

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!
Flag Ceremony

Watch the March Flag Ceremony here!
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.
Books to Read

Need a great book? Click here to find books that every child should read by age 12.
Coffee with the Principal

Join us for another round of Coffee with the Principal happening Friday, April 30 at 9:00 a.m. We will look at next year's calendar, talk about steps to student success, and discuss other important happenings around the Vessels campus. Link to follow!

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

Tuesday, April 13 - School Site Council at 3:00 p.m.

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

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

Tuesday, April 20 @ 3:30 p.m. - Instagram Story-Time

Friday, April 30 - Coffee with the Principal @ 9:00 a.m.
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"I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams." - David Vitter.