Virgil School Newsletter
September 26, 2018
October 2018 Events

Oct. 1 ~ Extended Day Learning Begins, 3:15-4:15
Oct. 2 ~ Gr. 3 Merry-Go-Round Theatre,
Magic Paintbrush, 2:15-3:00
Oct. 3 ~ All-School Meeting, 8:35 am
              Cub Scout Recruitment ~ 8:35 am and 6:30 pm
Oct. 8 ~ Columbus Day ~ NO SCHOOL
Oct. 10 ~ All-School Meeting, 8:35 am
                PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm
Oct. 12 ~ 5-Week Progress Reports
Oct. 16 ~ School Picture Day!
                Shared Decision Making Meeting, 3:15-4:30
Oct. 17 ~ All-School Meeting, 8:35 am
Oct. 18 ~ Hearing Screenings, 9:00-11:00 am
Oct. 19 ~ Professional Development Day ~ NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Oct. 23 ~ Vision Screenings, 9:00-11:00 am
Oct. 29 ~ Anti-Bullying Assembly with Sylvia Fletcher and Puppets, 9:00 am
Oct. 31 ~ Harvest Parties, 2:25 pm
News from the Principal
We are excited for a new school year and memory making! We will continue messaging with Twitter and Facebook so please friend us.

When your child arrives home each day, engage in a conversation with them about school. Instead of asking, "How was school today?", try one of these questions:

  • What's the coolest thing that happened today? What wasn't so cool?
  • Pretend your the teacher. How would you describe the day?
  • What made you laugh today?
  • What was the most creative thing your did?
  • How were you kind or helpful today? Was anyone kind or helpful to you?

Asking one of these questions instead of, "How was school today?", might just give you more information.
Virgil Open House/Meet the Teacher/
Back-to-School Bash!
Hope to see you there!
News from PE
I am very excited about the new school year and teaching Physical Education to your children. I would like to tell you about your child’s Physical Education program.

Students in grades K-6 attend P.E. class twice a week for 40 minutes. Each child will need a pair of sneakers for class and should wear appropriate clothing for large motor activities. Their program consists of an emphasis on gross motor activities include: Throwing, catching, kicking, striking, balancing, locomotor movement skills (running, skipping, sliding, hopping, jumping, and leaping). Additional units may include gymnastics, rhythms, and physical fitness. Classes will be held in the gymnasium or outside on the playing fields, weather permitting.

Boys and girls in grades 5-6 will be assigned a locker with a combination lock and are expected to change for class. Clothing to be kept in their locker should include:

*t-shir, shorts, socks, sweatshirt, and sweatpants
           *Sneakers do not have to be kept in lockers but should be worn in every class
           *Clothes that the students wear to school that day should not be worn in P.E.

Intermediate students will receive a broad introduction into team sports, fitness, and individual sports: football, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, softball, track, and dance.

Classes are held outside during the fall and spring months unless raining. Please make sure your child has warm clothing in their locker to be worn during P.E. class on cold days.

I really enjoy teaching physical education and look forward to working with your children. Throughout the year, please feel free to discuss any questions with me.

Nolan Sinclair
Physical Education Teacher
PTO Meeting Minutes
On September 12th, the PTO met and the minutes can be found here.

Our next meeting is October 10, 2018. Please join us!
Our Sunflowers are Blooming
Last Spring, our Kindergarten and 2nd Grade students planted sunflowers seeds as part of our Science curriculum. When students returned this fall, they were eager to see the results of their efforts. The warm summer sun helped the seeds grow into these beautiful sunflowers.
Come Drive With Us!
Love to drive and spend time with children? Then this is the job for you! How much driving you do is up to you: regular runs, field trips, and/or sports runs. Paid training is provided. We follow the school schedule, so if school is out of session so are you! There is nothing better than driving around the beautiful Cortland countryside. You can make a positive change in a child’s life by taking them to and from school in the coolest ride around. Call us today at #607-758-4123. or interested parties can email Betty Bentley (Transportation Supervisor) at

We Offer Paid Training!
Minimum Requirement is NYS Drivers License!
Public Library

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  Stay tuned for our newsletter next month!