The Bulldog Bark Newsletter
Motivate, Engage, Inspire!
Issue 23: January 21-24, 2020
No school tomorrow, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Sharing is Caring

The Vessels PTA is having a clothing and gently-used item drive to support families in need from January 21-24.

Examples of items that can be donated are clean and gently used clothes, shoes, toys, books, sports equipment, and accessories.

Please bring your donations to the gates by the parking lot or the beginning of the car pick up and drop off line before or after school. 

Thank you for your support!
Attention Sixth-Grade Families

Each year, sixth-grade camp is only possible through your generous support and donations. If you have not contributed and can help in any way, please send donations to the office by this Wednesday, January 22.

Thank you for your support of our programs! Please contact for any questions or concerns.
Benchmark Universe Parent Night

We cordially invite you to our first parent information night for all families with children in Grades 2 through 6 on Tuesday, January 28 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Join us as we delve into Benchmark Universe, the online platform that will empower you to support your student while connecting learning to the classroom.

We have limited capacity so please email to secure your spot.
Important Upcoming Dates and Events

January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (no school)

January 25: Sharing is Caring at King School from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

January 28: Parent Informational Night at Vessels from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

January 31: No school for staff development

February 7: Flag Ceremony and PTA Meeting

February 10: Lincoln's Birthday (no school)

February 17: Washington's Birthday (no school)

February 19: Aladdin musical performances at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. in the MPR

February 21: Father Daughter Dance in the Vessels MPR from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
ALEKS Challenge

A new round of ALEKS competitions will begin on January 21. Prizes will be given to classrooms with the most topics completed each week. Join in on the fun and finish those topics everyday!
Spirit Wear Update

Show your Vessels pride with our new spirit wear! Visit the Vessels online store by clicking here . The deadline to order is January 26.
Click here to follow us on Instagram!
Students in Grades 3-6 can practice for the SBAC test by clicking here or here .
Bulldogs in Action
“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl