The Bulldog Bark Newsletter
Motivate, Engage, Inspire!
Issue 5: September 2 -6, 2019
No school tomorrow, September 2 in observance of Labor Day. School will resume on Tuesday, September 3.
As most of you know, Mrs. Isy, a staple in the Cypress and Cypress School District community for 20 plus years has relocated with her family to South Carolina. We will miss her immensely and wish her and her family the best.

We love you, Mrs. Isy!
The Vessels Color Run!
We will have our first-ever color run on Friday, September 20 from 2:00-2:55 p.m. We invite all families to run with the bulldogs while getting colorful and raising money for our school ...

Register for the color run by clicking HERE!

There will be four running tracks; primary and upper-grade routes without color and primary and upper-grade routes with color.

The color is comprised of corn starch and food coloring. It is non-toxic and will only be sprayed on tee shirts. (students can wear goggles, glasses, or masks if needed)

We ask that all students and parents wear white to ensure everyone gets colorful!

We will have easy-up tents and spray bottles along the route to cool everyone as they run.

Kinder students and parents will have a special kinder color-run event from 1:00 - 1:20 p.m., but are welcome to come back to be part of the larger event at 2:00 p.m.

More details about the event, how to donate, along with a list of the many incentives offered will be sent home with students on Tuesday and Wednesday, 9/3 and 9/4.

Remember that our school goal is $55,000 this year!

Your donations will go toward the many events, programs, technology, and extras that make Vessels a great place to learn! When funds are spent, reports back to you will come via the Bulldog Bark on Sunday.

Full school earning benchmarks are included below:

$2,000 - Crazy hair day

$5,000 - Bubble morning drop off

$10,000 - Mr. Holman rides a tricycle around campus (all day)

$20,000 -Mr. Holman will have a bulldog painted on his head.

$30,000 - Mr. Holman directs traffic in a hot dog costume.

$40,000 - Mr. Holman and possibly Vessels staff members will kiss a pig (or some other animal).

$50,000 - Mr. Holman and possibly your favorite Vessels staff members will be duct-taped to a wall.

Individual and classroom prizes, incentives, and surprises throughout September will be awarded. Incentives include, but are not limited to Apple Watches, Knott's Berry Farm tickets, electric scooters and much, much more.


Thank you for all that you do for our kids, programs, and our school!

This year, all school and community flyers are on Peachjar.

Click here for more information.
Parent Procedures for Forgotten Items
Attention parents: There is a designated table in the front office where all forgotten items can be dropped. Please let your student know that whenever they are missing anything to check the table at recess or lunch. Please also note that teachers may not see Dojo messages or emails about missing items throughout the school day.

Thank you for making this the best year ever!
Vessels PTA & Amazon Smile
Amazon is the online shop of choice to purchase household supplies, books, and everything else under the sun. Now you can help Vessels every time you shop online using Amazon Smile. Please click on the link to earn Vessels 0.5% on every purchase you make. Thank you for supporting the Vessels PTA. Click on the button below to get started

Thank you for your support!
Join the Vessels PTA by clicking h ere .
Attention parents: All spirit wear orders will be delivered to classes the week of September, 16th.

You can also order Vessels spirit wear online by clicking here.
THE VESSELS 3rd ANNUAL
ORATORICAL CONTEST is October 1, 2019
Guidelines: 

  • Select a poem or a famous speech. The poem may be original or by another author.

  • Memorize the poem or speech and practice reciting it. The use of props and costumes is encouraged, but not necessary.


Guidelines for the length of the recital:

  • Kindergarten through first grade = 30 seconds – 2 minutes

  • Second and third grade = 1-3 minutes

  • Fourth through sixth grade = 2-5 minutes

  • Attend practice Wednesdays and Friday during the first recess.

This is a great opportunity for all students. Do not miss out on the fun!

Cell Phones, Watches, and GPS Devices

Please be aware that all electronic devices must be stored in a backpack during school hours. Thank you for your understanding and for keeping our school safe and distraction-free!
The Week in Photos
School Lunch Information

Please note that all school lunch information can now be accessed through Titan . The Titan system allows families to check balances, menus, and add money to student lunch accounts. Please note that Vessels serves breakfast as well.

Lunch

Free for eligible students
$0.40 reduced price
$3.00 full price

Breakfast

Free for eligible students
$0.30 reduced price
$1.35 full price 


Important Dates:

  • September 2 - Labor Day (no school)
  • September 6 - Flag Ceremony at 8:25 a.m.
  • September 9 - Minimum Day Schedule - kindergartners dismissed at 1:20 p.m. & first - sixth grade students dismissed at 1:25 p.m.
  • September 20 - Color run from 2:00-2:55 p.m.
  • Kinder run from 1:00 - 1:20 p.m.
  • September 23 - Student-Free Day (no school)

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