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All families should log into Family Access to update contact information and select preferred messages. Families can update email addresses and choose the phone number to which general and emergency messages will be sent (home, work or cell phone).  After logging into Family Access, click the Skylert link on the left-hand side.
 
  • May/June Newsletter

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 5/16/2017

    Greetings, Falcon Families-

    This will be the last “official” monthly newsletter for the school year.  Can you believe it?  June 26 will be here before we know it (and maybe even some sunshine)! We will be wrapping up our SBA state testing window this week and then 5th grade finishes up with the State Science MSP on May 23.  We are so proud of our 3rd-5th grade Falcons for being resilient and focused on doing their best!!  Our last round of district MAP testing will take place the first 2 weeks of June so please watch for your teacher’s communication home for the specifics on the testing days for each grade level.  If any additional information or changes need to be communicated as the school year draws to a close, we will send out a shorter “FYI” Skylert notification to ensure that we are all on the same page.  In order to continue staying up on the many ways to get involved as a parent/guardian in our school PTO and to make note of any back to school PTO volunteer opportunities, please store  the following contact information for our PTO:

    Email: vfepto2013@gmail.com

    You can always like "VFE PTO" on Facebook  :)

     

    Nuts & Bolts

    As we get ready to move into the summer months, PLEASE update new contact information with our Building Secretary, Anngie Woodward.  Although it is important to let your child’s teacher know that your contact information has changed, teachers do not have access to make these official changes in Family Access.  If you will not be returning to VFE in the fall and/or will be changing the home residence for your student over the summer, please let Anngie know ASAP as we are in the process of creating classes for the 2017-18 school year.  We also want to ensure that we have the correct mailing addresses on file so that teacher/class postcards mailed home the last week of August will arrive safely into your hands. Thank you for your support with keeping our systems of communication current.

     

    Upcoming Events

    May 17 (NOTE the date change) – PTO sponsored “Make and Take Moms and Kids” event (6:00-7:00pm)…make a little something special with your child and visit the book fair

    May 22 & 24 – Variety Show Auditions (parent permission slip required)

    May 24 – Elementary Track Meet at Sunset Stadium

    May 25 – Superhero – Star Wars Day

    May 26 -- this is now a designated school day (due to snow make-up days)

    May 29 -- NO school for Memorial Day

    May 30 -- NO school for students (teacher in-service day)

    June 2 – PTO popcorn day

    June 3 – District Fun Run Allen York Park

    June 9 – Hawaiian Day

    June 9 – PTO Luau MPR/Gym (6:00-8:00pm)

    June 14 – Variety Show in MPR (6:30pm)

    June 15 – 1st grade Field Trip to the Tacoma Art Museum, 3rd grade Field Trip to Pioneer Farms, and 5th grade to Biz Town

    June 20 – VFE Choir Performance in MPR (7:00pm)

    June 21 – 5th grade kickball

    June 22 – Field Day (please watch for volunteer opportunities for this BIG event...communication should be coming home from your child's teacher as we move into June)

    June 23 – Last Day of preschool

    June 23 – Report Cards go home

    June 26 – Last Day of School (1/2 day release at 11:40…NO lunches served)

     

    To wrap things up, a reminder that our Falcon Character Trait for the months of May and June is “Friendship.” You should be seeing some optional homework pages coming home.  We would love to have you fill these out with your children and return them to school so we can celebrate the ways they demonstrate “friendship” in their lives.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on anything in this newsletter.

     

    Enjoy the day!

    Mrs. Scheerer, Principal

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  • April Newsletter

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 4/14/2017

    Greetings, Falcon Families-

    What a pleasant change of weather for this weekend!  It is hard to imagine that we will actually have our first day in the 60 degree range with sunshine on Sunday.  We are back in full swing after spring break now and there are lots of exciting events on the horizon for our Falcons.  In order to stay up on the many ways to get involved as a parent/guardian in our school PTO, please make a note of the following contact information for our PTO:

    Email: vfepto2013@gmail.com

    You can always like "VFE PTO" on Facebook  :)

     

    As a reminder, please make a note of the following information for the state testing window:
    Grades 3-5: We have scheduled our SBA and Science MSP state testing dates.  PLEASE mark these on your calendars now and avoid scheduling appointments, vacations, etc., on these dates to ensure that your children will test under optimal conditions and within the designated testing window…

    ELA: April 25 and May 2 & 4

    Math: May 9 & 16

    5th grade Science MSP: May 23 

    Some students take longer to test than the designated days so it is best to block off the entire testing window ofApril 25-May 25, keeping it free from appointments and vacations.  Research shows that students who test with their class perform better. Thank you for adjusting schedules accordingly.

     

    Nuts & Bolts to keep us all on the same page

    PLEASE update new contact information with our Building Secretary, Anngie Woodward.  Although it is important to let your child’s teacher know that your contact information has changed, teachers do not have access to make these official changes in Family Access.  Thank you for your support with keeping our systems of communication current.

    Watch for Yearbook order forms coming home with your child sometime in April.
    We have started our placement process for students.  Although we do not take specific teacher recommendations, we do welcome optional parent input on specific needs for children in regards to classroom environment.  Hard copy forms will continue to be available this week in our main office (parents are welcome to come in and pick up a form…however, these will not be sent home with students) and are due back no later than Fri., April 21.

     

    Upcoming Events

    April 18 – class picture day (NOTE: the date on the school reader board is incorrect)
    April 19 – Diffendoofer Day (mismatch and crazy hair/clothing day)
    April 20 – Mr. Thrush (band teacher at Mt. View Middle School) will be at VFE to work with the 5th grade students that have brought back the signed form indicating their interest in signing up for middle school band. 
    April 21 – Kindergarten zoo field trip
    April 25 – FIRST day of elementary after school track practice at VFE (NOTE: practices will be on Tues/Wed/Thurs rather than what the sign-up sheet indicates)…you can still register for track through Parks & Rec by going to the school website to access the forms or pick one up in the main office
    April 25 – Kindergarten Round Up (6:00-7:00pm)
    April 27 – History/Retro day at VFE
    April 27 – PTO skate night
    May 1 – NEW Kindergarten screening with teachers (parents of incoming kindergarteners, please contact Anngie in the front office if you have not signed up for a screening time)
    May 12 – PTO Art Docent/Art Walk at VFE (6:30-8:00pm)
    May 16 – K/1 Music Performance at PAC (7:00-8:0pm)
    May 17 (NOTE the date change) – PTO sponsored “Make and Take Moms and Kids” event (6:00-7:00pm)…make a little something special with your child and visit the book fair
    May 26 -- this is now a designated school day (due to snow make-up days)
    May 29 -- NO school for Memorial Day
    May 30 -- NO school for students (teacher inservice day)
     

     

    Announcement from Mt. View Middle School for 5th grade parents:

    Dear Future Mountain View Families,

    Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 9, for New Wolf Night!  Doors will open at 5:00 and the official program will start at 6:00 pm in the commons.  The evening concludes at 7:30. 

    Arrive early to meet our PTO, purchase spirit wear for your new wolf and discover how to be involved at Mountain View!  When you arrive in the commons, you will be provided a program of activities for the evening.  We are planning a fun, yet informative event for you and your 5th grade child.

    We look forward to seeing all of you on May 9!

     

    To wrap things up, a reminder that our Falcon Character Trait for the month of April is “Responsibility.” You should be seeing some optional homework pages coming home.  We would love to have you fill these out with your children and return them to school so we can celebrate the ways they demonstrate “responsibility” in their lives.  Our upcoming trait for May/June will be “Friendship” to wrap up the school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on anything in this newsletter.

     

     

    Have a wonderful weekend with family & friends!

    Mrs. Scheerer, Principal

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  • March Newsletter

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 3/25/2017

    Greetings, Falcon Families-

     

    Happy spring break!  Well, I believe this is going down as the wettest baseball/fast pitch season on record.  (If you have little league or middle/high school athletes, you are wondering if the season has even really started yet?)  Nevertheless, spring is in the air and the energy level of the students has spring break hitting at just the right time.  :)  As a parent myself, I am crossing my fingers that the weather cooperates just a bit so the kiddos can get outside, run around, and just enjoy a little less structured time.  This time to play and recharge is so important because when the students (and staff) return on April 3, it will be full speed ahead.  Grades 3-5 will dive right into the preparation for the state Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) for math and English/language arts and 5th grade will also be prepping for the Science Measurement of Student Progress (MSP).

     

    Please make a note of the following information for the state testing window
    Grades 3-5: We have scheduled our SBA and Science MSP state testing dates.  PLEASE mark these on your calendars now and avoid scheduling appointments, vacations, etc., on these dates to ensure that your children will test under optimal conditions and within the designated testing window…

    ELA: April 25 and May 2 & 4

    Math: May 9 & 16

    5th grade Science MSP: May 23 

    Some students take longer to test than the designated days so it is best to block off the entire testing window of April 25-May 25, keeping it free from appointments and vacations.  Research shows that students who test with their class perform better. Thank you for adjusting schedules accordingly.

     

    Nuts & Bolts to keep us all on the same page

    1. THANK YOU to all the men that joined us for the Donuts with Dads event at VFE this past Thursday…what a joy to look out at the smiles on the children’s faces as a memory was made with the male role models in their lives!  If you have not signed up yet as a VFE Watchdog, it is not too late in the school year.  We would love to have you come spend a day (or even ½ a day) enriching the lives of our young Falcons.  Here is the link to sign up for day/time: tinyurl.com/victorfallswatchdog.  Be cleared as a volunteer by completing the online application via the district website.

    2. If you have not already heard from your students about the Pacific Science Center visiting Victor Falls and spending the day with our students on March 10, feel free to ask the question and hear all about Physics on Wheels…it was a fabulous, engaging day of science learning!  A BIG thank you to our PTO that has supported this annual event for the past 3 years.

    3. If you are receiving emails regarding overdue books, please keep the following communication from our district librarian in mind:  We don't charge for late materials, only lost or damaged ones. Books are officially moved to "Lost" status at 30 days overdue and the replacement fee is set. Families who pay for lost materials and then return them in reasonable condition before the end of the year will get a refund.

    4. Safety Reminder:  Although the morning “rush” can sometimes get the best of all of us as parents, PLEASE remember to drive with caution and slowly in the parking lot and follow the flow of traffic as you drop your children off at the curb. Cars pulling out to go around cars that remain at the curb have become a significant safety concern. Also, please promptly unload your children and move forward when the traffic has not been stopped by our crossing guard.  It is very important that students are not dropped off in the parking lot to walk alone to the cross walk.  The cross walk is designed for parents that have parked and have chosen to escort their children to the school.

    5. PLEASE update new contact information with our Building Secretary, Anngie Woodward.  Although it is important to let your child’s teacher know that your contact information has changed, teachers do not have access to make these official changes in Family Access.  Thank you for your support with keeping our systems of communication current.

    6. Watch for Yearbook order forms coming home with your child sometime in April.

    7. The new slide installation is underway!  Safety Tip: Please note that there will be no supervision of the “construction zone” playground equipment during spring break.  If you are allowing your children to play at VFE over the break unsupervised, please keep this in mind.

     

    Upcoming Events

    • April 8 – Daffodil Parade
    • April 14 – Mr. Thrush (band teacher at Mt. View Middle School) will be at VFE to demonstrate instruments to our 5th graders as an introduction to band for middle school. 

     

    Food for thought…
    Why Play a Musical Instrument?  Studies show that playing an instrument:

    • Requires students to utilize both sides of the brain simultaneously
    • Improves reading and math performance
    • Increases SAT scores
    • Builds teamwork skills
    • Teaches discipline and responsibility

    "Music helps students organize the way they think and work, by helping them to develop in other areas, such as math, language and spatial reasoning." - Gardner

    "I would teach music, physics and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning." - Plato

     

    Important Dates

    • April 18 – class picture day (watch for ordering envelopes in student take home folders)
    • April 21 – Kindergarten zoo field trip
    • April 25 – Kindergarten Round Up (6:00-7:00pm)
    • April 27 – History/Retro day at VFE
    • April 27 – PTO skate night
    • May 1 – NEW Kindergarten screening with teachers (parents of incoming kindergarteners, please contact Anngie in the front office if you have not signed up for a screening time)
    • May 16 – PTO sponsored “Moms and Kids” event in evening (more details to come in the April newsletter)
    • May 26 -- this is now a designated school day (due to snow days)

     

    To wrap things up, our Falcon Character Trait for the month of April is “Responsibility.” You should see some optional homework pages coming home after we return from spring break.  We would love to have you fill these out with your children and return them to school so we can celebrate the ways they demonstrate “responsibility” in their lives.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on anything in this newsletter.

    Have a wonderful spring break and we will see you back on Monday, April 3!

     

    Mrs. Scheerer, Principal

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  • February Newsletter

    Posted by Elle Warmuth at 2/22/2017

    Greetings, Falcon Families-

     

    It’s hard to believe that we are already enjoying our long Presidents Day weekend and February is wrapping up.  As I watched the last bit of snow melt off the campus grounds at the end of this past week, I was reminded of how much I love living in the Pacific Northwest…where most of us don’t own snow shovels (because we only would use them every 5 years and can’t bring ourselves to buy one), lose our sunglasses every year because we can’t remember in the spring where we stowed them away in the fall, and give up on using umbrellas because of the wind.  J  Whichever of these “snow” quotes you might relate to, the reality is that our school schedule has now been impacted as a result of our 3 glorious snow days:

     

    When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old.  Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson

    A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.  Carl Reiner

     

    The district provided the following information regarding how the school calendar has been impacted:

    “To date, students have lost 3 days of instruction due to weather-related school closures.  The current school calendar includes 2 days for weather make-up.  April 3 and May 26 are now regular school days for all students in grades K-12.  In addition, the last day of school is now Monday, June 26.  In the event of additional weather-related school closures, the last day of school will be affected.”

    Please make a note of these changes on your calendar and cross your fingers for no more weather-related school closures…Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog did see his shadow on Feb. 2…

     

    Nuts & Bolts to keep us all on the same page:

    1. We are excited because VFE is on the maintenance calendar to have our new slide installed over spring break.  Thank you again for everyone’s efforts with the fall walk-a-thon fundraiser that made this possible.
    2. Thank you for all your efforts with the food drive.  Our Falcons collected over 2,000 items which means Mrs. Scheerer will gladly be receiving a pie in the face at a date TBA.
    3. Grades 3-5: We have scheduled our SBA (Smarter Balanced Assessment) and Science MSP state testing dates.  PLEASE mark these on your calendars now and avoid scheduling appointments, vacations, etc., on these dates to ensure that your children will test under optimal conditions and within the designated testing window…ELA: April 25 and May 2 & 4,  Math: May 9 & 16, and 5th grade Science MSP: May 23.  Some students take longer to test than the designated days so it is best to block off the entire testing window of April 25-May 25, keeping it free from appointments and vacations.  Research shows that students who test with their class perform better. Thank you for adjusting schedules accordingly.
    4. With the cold and flu season upon us, please review the link below containing the Sumner School District guidelines from our school health technician (Judy Taylor) on "when to keep your child home."  If your child does need to stay home for any reason, for any pre-arranged/planned absences, or if your child will be arriving late to school, please call or email Mrs.Taylor as soon as possible so that she can document this in our attendance system.  NOTE: If a parent/guardian does not contact Mrs. Taylor, their child's absence will remain unexcused in the system.  Thank you in advance for your understanding.  

     

    To leave a message on Mrs. Taylor's voice message:  (253) 891-4708

    To email: judy_taylor@sumnersd.org

     

    When to Keep Home.pdf 

     

    Upcoming Events at VFE

    1. Kindergarten registration is in FULL swing…don’t delay in getting those little kiddos in our system!  Those with paperwork fully submitted will be scheduled for screening to be held on May 1 at VFE.
    2. 2/25 – District STEM Fair at Sumner Middle School (10:00-3:00) – ALL are welcome for this fun community event!  We also want to congratulate our 12 Falcons that will be taking their projects to present/compete as representatives of Victor Falls.  Go Falcons!
    3. 2/27 – Kindergarten 100th Day celebration in MPR
    4. 3/2 – Book Character Day
    5. 3/3 – PTO Bingo for Books (6:30-8:00pm)
    6. 3/6 – Parks & Rec after school volleyball kicks off at VFE
    7. 3/7 – Community Summit at Calvary Community Church (4:30-8:00pm)…see link to register
    8. 3/15 – PTO Skate Night (6:00-8:00pm)
    9. 3/21 & 3/23 – Early dismissal at 11:40 for school conferences (as scheduled by each teacher)
    10. 3/23 – Donuts for Dads (7:00-7:45am) – see flyer to be coming home over the next couple weeks with more details
    11. 3/25 – PLU Regional Science Fair (see the Pacific Lutheran University website for more information or grab a flyer at this coming weekend’s district STEM Fair)
    12. 3/27-3/31 – Spring Break

     

     

    To wrap things up, our Falcon Character Trait for the month of February has been "honesty" so please share with us how your child shows "honesty" by filling out the optional homework page.  Our upcoming character trait for March is “citizenship.” Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on anything in this newsletter. 

     

    Have a wonderful weekend-

    Mrs. Scheerer, Principal

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  • January Newsletter -- Safety Focus

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 1/7/2017

    Greetings Falcon Families and Happy New Year!

     

    Well, we definitely have rung in the new year with some very cold weather.  Thank you for sending your children to school with warm coats, hats, gloves, etc.  When the sun is shining, we rarely keep students inside for recess due to cold temperatures unless the wind chill and/or falling branches/trees would make things potentially unsafe for the students (which was the case during last week's unexpected wind storm on Wednesday).  The long range forecast for daytime high temperatures in January remains quite cold so students will be bundling up at recess. This may result in the "layers" sometimes being left at school.  If you find an item does not come home with your student, please encourage him/her to check the lost & found coat rack right inside the interior lobby doors on the left (NEW spot for lost & found so that students can see the items quickly and easily).  We will continue to place any hats, mittens, and small misc. clothing items in the lost & found cabinet in the MPR.  

     

    To start us off all on the same page for the new year, I thought it would be helpful to send out some information/reminders to support school safety. We have quite a few NEW families that have joined our Falcon family this past fall so this may be a review for most but new information for others.  

     

    Safety Tip #1:  Drop off & Pick Up

    1. The student drop off time begins at 8:10am on M,T,Th,F and 9:45 on Wednesdays. The INTERIOR lobby doors open at 8:10 for students to enter the MPR and get seated for our Morning Meeting (M/T/Th/Fri) and 9:45 on Wednesdays.  We have had an increasing number of students being dropped off at school as early as 7:30 and 7:45 am on regular start days and 9:00 am on Wednesdays and left to wait in an unsupervised setting. 

     

    2. NOTE: The EXTERIOR front doors to the school will NOT open until 8:00 am M,T,Th,F and 9:35 am on Wednesdays.  For student safety, it is VERY important that students not be dropped off at school prior to 8:00/9:35 am or they will be standing outside until the doors unlock at 8:00/9:35 am. If you happen to arrive at school prior to 8:00/9:35 am, PLEASE have your child(ren) remain in the car with you until the exterior doors unlock.This is something that will be reinforced as we move through the remainder of the school year as there is no supervision for students prior to this time.    If a child is dropped off prior to 8:00/9:35 am and is left to wait outside the school unsupervised, parents will be notified by the building secretary as a reminder to ensure student safety.  Thank you for your continued support.

     

    3. The tardy bell rings at 8:25am and the interior doors of the lobby lock for the safety and security of our students.  If you arrive with your child at 8:25 or later, please park and walk him/her into the office and sign your child in.  They will be given a tardy slip and the doors will be unlocked for your child to enter school.  

     

    4. Because our Morning Meeting starts at 8:18, it is strongly encouraged that you drop your children off by 8:15 so they can get seated/situated with their class in order to be ready for our all school meeting.  This meeting concludes at 8:25 when the tardy bell rings and teachers walk their students to class.

     

    5. On Wednesday Late Start days, the interior lobby doors open at 9:45.  For the safety and security of your children, please do not drop them off prior to 9:35.  The tardy bell rings at 10:00 so if you arrive at 10:00 or later, please park and walk your child into the office to sign in.

     

    Safety Tip #2: Updating Family Access

    Please confirm that all address and emergency contact information is correct in Skyward.  This is VERY important to ensure the safety of your children at Victor Falls.  The office staff creates an "emergency release/reunification" binder based on the page they print for each child from Skyward.  The phone numbers are crucial in the event of an emergency as these are the numbers that are connected to our Skylert emergency notification system.  PLEASE plan on logging into Family Access/Skyward to update your information.  For easy access, you can click on the link below.  I have also included a link to the pdf to walk you through the process for updating information.

     

    NOTE:  If you would like a blank hard copy "information update" form instead, please do not hesitate to contact our building secretary (Anngie Woodward).  She will gladly send it home with your student so that you can fill it out and return it to the school.  You are also welcome to drop by our office to get a copy, if needed.

     

    Link to Skylert/Family Access:

    updating-skylert.pdf 

    https://www.sumnersd.org/Page/3772

     

    Safety Tip #3: VFE Safety Committee

    1. We are in the process of forming a Victor Falls Safety Committee that includes parent volunteers.  We will be reviewing our reunification process in the event of an emergency and refining protocols to maximize the safety for students and adults at VFE.

     

    2. If you have a background as an emergency responder (police, firefighter, EMT, medical, etc.), please contact me if you are interested in being a part of the safety committee.

     

    Nuts & Bolts to keep us all on the same page:

    1. With the cold and flu season upon us, please review the link below containing the Sumner School District guidelines from our school health technician (Judy Taylor) on "when to keep your child home."  If your child does need to stay home for any reason, for any pre-arranged/planned absences, or if your child will be arriving late to school, please call or email Mrs.Taylor as soon as possible so that she can document this in our attendance system.  NOTE: If a parent/guardian does not contact Mrs. Taylor, their child's absence will remain unexcused in the system.  Thank you in advance for your understanding.   

     

    To leave a message on Mrs. Taylor's voice message:  (253) 891-4708

    To email: judy_taylor@sumnersd.org

    When to Keep Home.pdf 

     

    2. January is the month for a review of any concerns we have with student attendance and tardies.  If your child has had a significant number of absences or tardies on record during the months of Sept.-Dec., you may be receiving a letter in the mail from the school this coming week.  The letter is designed to communicate how important attendance is to student success at school.  The data shows that the academic rigor involved with our new state standards and school curriculums make the cumulative effect of good school attendance crucial to overall successful long-term graduation rates.  If you receive a letter regarding your child and have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me.

     

    Upcoming Events at VFE

    1. 1/11 -- Color Splash Day

    2. 1/16 -- MLK Day...NO school

    3. 1/24 -- Jump Rope for Heart kick-off

    4. 2/8 -- Pink & Red Out Twin Day

    5. 2/16 -- Jump Rope for Heart event...5:00-6:00pm

    6. 2/17 & 2/10 -- NO school for Presidents Day weekend

     

    Finally, this past Thursday and Friday we reviewed our PBIS Falcon Expectations as a whole school...Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible.  Please ask your child about this as well as what incentives are in place for positive behaviors at Victor Falls. :)  Thank you for your continued support of our school community.   As a reminder, our Falcon Character Trait for the month of January is "self discipline" so please share with us how your child shows "self discipline" by filling out the optional homework page.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on anything in this newsletter.   

     

    Stay safe and warm!  :)

     

    Mrs. Scheerer, Principal

     

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  • December Newsletter

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 12/16/2016

    Greetings, Falcon Families-

     

    As we wrap up our last week together before the New Year, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for sending your amazing children to Victor Falls each day and for partnering with the school on their educational journey.  We have already created so many memories together as a school this fall! The 2nd/3rd grade music performance was wonderful at the PAC last week.  Having the opportunity to look out at the audience to see so many family members that love and support our students warmed my heart. Listening to the kindergarten students over the past week practice for their Thursday music performance at VFE has brought a smile to my face each day. :) These special moments are what make our community unique and connected.

     

    Just a few items for the calendar:

    1. REMINDER: Wednesday (12/14) is the PTO general meeting in the library which includes a Digital Citizenship presentation by some of our VFE students and our building technology leader....7:00-7:45pm.   (Parents, your children can watch a movie in the MPR while you attend the meeting.)
    2. 12/15 -- Kindergarten music performance in MPR at 1:45pm.
    3. 12/16 -- PJ Day
    4. 1/3/17 -- First day back to school
    5. 1/16 -- NO school for MLK Day
    6. 1/24 -- Jump Rope for Heart (kick-off)
    7. 2/16 -- Jump Rope for Heart...5:30-6:30pm

     

    From all of us at Victor Falls, we want to wish you a very peaceful and memorable holiday season!

     

    Mrs. Scheerer, Principal

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  • STEM Club Cancelled for Thursday

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 12/7/2016

    Greetings, Falcon Families-

     

    With the "winter weather advisory" in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, we have made the decision to not hold STEM Club on Thursday after school. Please stay tuned for any other weather related changes as they are announced from the Sumner School District via phone/email/district website.  Stay safe! :)

     

    Have a wonderful wrap up to the week-

     

    Mrs. Scheerer, Principal

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  • VFE STEM Club Kick-off

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 11/26/2016

    Greetings, Falcon Families-

     

    This is just a quick reminder that Mr. Martin (STEM Specialist) and Mrs. Brines (kindergarten teacher) will be kicking off this year's after school STEM Club with a brief parent/student informational meeting this Thursday, Dec. 1, at 5:00pm in the MPR at Victor Falls...all grades welcome!  The teachers will be going over some important information so please plan to have one family member attend with your student.  STEM Club will meet each Monday and Tuesday after school. :)

     

    It's STEM Club time! First meeting is on Dec 1st at 5:00 for students and parents. Please visit our STEM Club Resources page for more information on how to prepare a science or engineering project and for a project preparation/completion timeline. 

     

    Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend and we will see you Monday-

     

    Mrs. Scheerer, Principal

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  • November VFE Newsletter

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 11/12/2016

    Greetings, Falcon Families!

    As we enter the holiday season, I cannot help but pause and acknowledge how thankful and blessed I am to work in such a caring, compassionate environment with wonderful staff and families. Thank you for sending your amazing children to us each and every day. :)  Because of the generosity of our families, VFE raised $2,665 from the Kindness Adventure jewelry sales.  As a reminder, the sales were not a fundraiser for VFE but to support the next school's assembly (pay it forward) as well as the Kenyan clean water initiative and Kenyan artisans who create the jewelry.  The PTO will write a check for this amount and send it to the Kindness Adventure.  Please encourage your children to continue wearing their jewelry as a reminder that "kindness rocks" and that their smile is a free gift they can give to someone each day.

    Thank you for all your support of the PTO Holiday Craft Fair on 11/5.  Thank you as well for sending in such wonderful pictures for our Veterans Day assembly.  It was a very special time...memorable and meaningful for the students and staff.  My hope is that the longer weekend has given your family time to pause and remember the heart of Veterans Day.

    Upcoming Events at VFE

    1. 11/14-11/18 Conference Week (early release at 11:40 M/T/Th/F and regular late start on Wednesday)...breakfast available each day but lunch will only be served on Wednesday.  It is not too late to schedule a conference if you have not responded to your child's teacher yet...just limited options left.

    2. 11/23-11/25 NO SCHOOL...nice, long Thanksgiving weekend

    3. 11/29 -- Vision & hearing screening at school

    4. 12/1 -- Picture retake day

    5. 12/7 -- 2nd/3rd music program at PAC

    6. 12/8 -- VFE choir to Bonney Lake Senior Center

    7. 12/10 -- Community Dinner at Sumner High School (12:00-4:00)

    8. 12/14 -- PTO General Meeting and Digital Citizenship presentation for parents in the library (7:00-7:45pm)...children can watch a short holiday movie in the MPR while parents are listening to the presentation if childcare is needed

    9. 12/15 -- Kindergarten music performance for families in MPR at VFE (2:15-2:45)...please remember that parking is very limited during the school day so carpool if you can. 

    10. 12/19-1/2/17 -- Winter Break...school resumes Tues., Jan. 3, 2017

    Finally, as was shared in last month's newsletter, we raised over $11,700 in the walk-a-thon.  One of the highly desired items for purchase is a new tube slide to replace the one that was removed from the Big Toy last summer.  The material cost for the replacement tube slide with tax is $4,665.88.  This is all that the PTO would have to donate.  The district will pay installation costs and will pay to replace the pea gravel with engineered wood chips at the time of installation.  Great deal!  Because of the cost associated with the purchase, the PTO needs to take a vote for approval.  They have created a Survey Monkey for voting...here is the link:  

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XQ68ZJF

    Please vote online by Fri., Nov. 18.  Thank you!

     

    Thank you for your continued support of our school community.   As a reminder, our Falcon Character Trait for the month of November is "compassion" so please share with us how your child shows compassion by filling out the "compassion" optional homework page.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on anything in this newsletter.   

     

    Have a wonderful holiday season!

     

    Mrs. Scheerer, Principal

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  • Veterans Day Assembly Pictures

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 10/30/2016

    Greetings, Falcon Families!

    As part of our upcoming Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 10, we will be sharing a slide show of military pictures submitted by VFE families and staff.  If you have a picture including a family member that is a Veteran that you would like to contribute, please just attach it to a reply to this email by Sat., Nov. 5.

    Thank you & have a wonderful week!

    Mrs. Scheerer, Principal

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