Hello VFES Parents!
What a whirlwind these last two weeks have been at school! Eagles fever has certainly been spreading through the halls, and culminated this week with a pep rally in the gym for our students. The PTO, with the help of our amazing parent volunteers, also put together our first annual "Souper Bowl" for the faculty and staff of VFES. All in all, it was a great way to celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship and comradery. Not to mention, a showcase of the amazing recipes we use to give strength and comfort to those that mean the most to us.
I want to also thank everyone who donated a pair of socks for our Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Joy of Sox service project. We collected 772 pairs of new socks, and combined with Beaumont Elementary, collected a total of 1444 pairs of new socks, surpassing our combined goal of 1,000 pairs!
Has your first grader come home asking for a pet boa constrictor? Did your second grader come home with an amazing paper cut out by Master Cheng? Did your fourth grader giggle when talking about Kit's Interactive Theater? These are just a sample of the Cultural Arts programs that happened these last two weeks. These great programs do not happen without the
generosity of parents like you. To donate directly to the PTO, please click here to continue supporting our strong Cultural Arts programs.
I know it may sound strange to be already thinking of the next school year, but I am a planner at heart. We would love to have you consider joining us on the PTO! We are in need of people who have computer experience, someone who has an interest in being the photographer for our Eyes of a Child Wall in the lobby or photographers for the yearbook and school events, people who have graphic design experience, and most importantly - people who want to meet new people and make friends. We have many chairperson opportunities for many events, including the upcoming Spring Fair. Please come to the next PTO meeting this Friday at 9am, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about ways you can get involved.
Lastly, I would like to personally thank Doug Wilson, VP of Clubs, for coordinating and implementing our Winter Clubs! I would also like to thank Adrienne Miller, PTO Treasurer, for getting the PTO tax returns filed in a super timely basis!
Here's to hoping that cranky kids tomorrow morning will have been worth the late bedtime tonight!