The Bulldog Bark Newsletter
Motivate, Engage, Inspire!
Issue 9: September 30 - October 4, 2019
The Vessels PTA
Please join us for a special Vessels PTA Association meeting this Friday, October 4 at 8:20 a.m. during the Flag Ceremony!
Support our Programs
We are still trying to reach our goal of $55,000 and are inching closer every day. Although the website is no longer available, we are accepting classroom and front office donations all week.

Thank you once again for all that you do!
Safety at Vessels

Please help us keep our campus safe. Speak to your child about the importance of walking to their lines when the morning bell rings. Starting this week, you will see signs around campus to remind everyone that walking and ultimately student safety is our number one concern.

Please also note that if you would like to speak to your child's teacher before or after school, we ask that you email to make an appointment. Parents are also asked to wait in the parent waiting area in the morning and at the tables in the afternoon.

Thank you for keeping Vessels safe and secure!
Support math and reading progress at home!
Practice math skills at home by clicking HERE

3-6 grade students practice for the SBAC test HERE

Learn about how you can help your child become a stronger reader HERE

Show your Bulldog Pride!

Every Friday is spirit day at Vessels. Show your Bulldog pride by wearing Vessels blue. 6th graders can show their spirit by wearing red.

We will have several competitions throughout the year with fun prizes. Winning classes with the most participation at the end of the year will win a special prize.
The Vessels Oratorical Contest is Tuesday, October 1.

  • Primary (K-3) at 8:30 a.m. in the MPR

  • Upper-grade (4-6) at 9:45 a.m. in the MPR
Disney Musicals in Schools

All students, grades 3-6 are welcome to attend two informational classes about our upcoming musical, Aladdin.

Mark your calendars for October 8 & 9 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Vessels MPR. Students must attend if they plan on auditioning. Questions? Please see Mrs. McMullin, Mrs. Whiteman, or Mrs. Burke.
Box Tops for Vessels

Vessels is having a box-top competition! Bring your box-tops into the front office with your child's name and teacher before October 18. Winning classrooms will receive a prize.

National PTA Reflections Contest

Students, are you an artist, a writer, a dancer, or a photographer? We need you to represent Vessels in the National PTA Reflections contest. Please see the attached entry form and turn it into the front office, or Mrs. O'Gara in room 25 by Friday, October 11, 2019. You can also pick up a packet in the office anytime!
The Vessels, ALEKS Math Competition
Congratulations to last week's ALEKS challenge winners!

  • 4th grade - TBD

  • 5th grade - TBD

  • 6th grade - Mrs. O'Gara

Please note that the computer lab will open at 8:05 a.m. to support the ALEKS challenge.

Keep up the great work!
Juice It Up will once again sell smoothies every Friday after school near the front office.
Vessels PTA & Amazon Smile
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Thank you for your support!
The Week in Photos
Important Dates:

  • October 1 - Oratorical Contest
  • October 4 - Flag Ceremony, 8:30 a.m.
  • October 7 - Staff Development, no school
  • October 18 - Harvest Night & Book Fair
  • October 21-25 - Red Ribbon Week
  • November 1 - End of First Trimester
  • November 15 - Report Cards Sent Home

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