The Bulldog Bark Newsletter
Motivate, Engage, Inspire!
Issue 7: September 16-20, 2019
The Vessels Color Run!
Attention parents: We invite you to join us for our first Color Run this Friday, 9/20 from 2:00-2:55 p.m. (kinder at 12:45 - 1:20 p.m. in the kinder yard).

Please note that the front gates will open from 1:45 - 2:15 p.m. If you do not arrive within that time frame, you must enter through the office.

You must also sign your child out through the front office if you plan on leaving before the end of the school day. Thank you for keeping our school safe!

Make sure to wear white if you and your Bulldog plan on getting colorful!

We are getting closer to our goal of $55,000, but we need your help! Please support our PTA and the programs that will make this the best year ever! Tell your friends, family, and workplace about the Vessels fundraiser. If you have not signed up as of yet, click the button below.
Color Run Info
If you are not planning on getting colorful, please wear blue or Vessels spirit wear.

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 12:45 - 1:20 p.m., but are welcome to come back to be part of the larger event at 2:00 p.m.

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:

$20,000 -Mr. Holman will ride a tricycle and have a bulldog painted on his head this Thursday, 9/19. Let's keep the momentum going!

$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.

There will be lunchtime raffles, golden tickets, classroom incentives, and top prize earners every week until September 20!

Donations are greatly appreciated. If you or your company would like to donate, please contact Anna Lattin at

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

Support math and reading progress at home! Click the links below to support your Bulldog.
  • Practice math skills at home by clicking HERE

  • 3-6 grade students practice for the SBAC test HERE

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

Morning drop off Procedures

Parents, please help keep our kids safe in the morning. If you decide to wait with your child, please do so against the office wall. You can wait with your child only, their friends must have a seat on the lunch tables.

Please do not sit or let your children run on the planters.

Please also help us by reaffirming with your child that when the bell rings, do not run!

fourth through sixth-grade students will walk a track on the blacktop. This is an awesome way for them to get moving while preparing for another great day at Vessels.
Box Tops for Vessels

Vessels is having a box-top competition beginning Monday, September 16. Bring your box-tops into the front office or to your child's 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 - Mrs. McMullin's class

  • 5th grade - Mrs. Fournier's class

  • 6th grade - Mrs. Meach's class

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 begin selling smoothies every Friday after school near the front office.
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!
Attention parents: All spirit wear orders will be delivered to classes this week!
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
Important Dates:

  • September 20 - Color Run, 2:00-2:55 p.m.
  • Kinder Run, 12:45 - 1:20 p.m.
  • September 23, Student-Free Day (no school)
  • September 24 - 27 - Parent Conferences
  • Kinder dismissal, 1:20 p.m.
  • First through sixth grade dismissal, 1:25 p.m.
  • 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

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