Francis J. Varieur Elementary School
Dear Varieur Families,
I hope you are doing well; I know so many families have been battling bad colds and the flu. I would like to remind everyone to continue to tell your children to wash their hands and cover their mouths while coughing. The flu season is still upon us and we want all Varieur students and staff to remain as healthy as possible.
There are many exciting activities starting at Varieur this month. We have started our Ramp Up program for grades 3 through 6. Students are getting ready and brushing up on skills for RICAS which will start in April.
Our students are in the process of making Valentines cards for veterans which Senator David Cillciline will be delivering to the veterans on behalf of Varieur students.
Our K-2 students are working on the Musical Explorers program through Carnegie Hall. I heard the students sing the other day in class and they were so excited and happy. I am so proud of them.
Can you believe that the100th day of school is next week? We will be celebrating the 100th day of school with events each day throughout the whole week. Flyers were sent home earlier this week. It tells you what we will be doing each day. Thursday night is our 100th Night of Success night. Please join us Thursday February13th from 6:00 to 7:30. You will be able to see our students’ work which will be displayed in the hallways. Our PTA will be doing a 100th Day craft in the cafeteria while drinking Hot Cocoa. Please join us.
We are looking for volunteers to help at the craft table that the PTA will be having at this event. Please email our PTA president John Connelly if you are interested in volunteering. His email is pta.varieur2gmail.com.
Also, on February 27th, we are going to have a guest speaker at Varieur from Bradley Hospital. This speaker will be here to talk about Working with Challenging Behaviors in children. This presentation will be from 6:00 to 7:00 in the cafeteria and is open to all families.
Please be on the lookout for the Reading week flyer. Reading week is the first week of March. March 2nd through March 6th.
Please continue to call the main office if your child is going to be out sick. Send in a doctor's note once your child is able to come back to school. A friendly reminder, our tardies are on the rise. School starts at 9:00. Many students are coming in at 9:05-9:10. This means your child is tardy. As some of you know, we have a kiosk machine now. If your child comes in late, he/she is to sign in using the kiosk machine. Your child places their lunch number in the kiosk and it prints out a ticket stating what time they are in school.
If you are picking your child up early from school, you must send in a note. If you do not have a note, we will ask you to write one when you come pick them up.
Thank you everyone who completed the Title One survey. It is very much appreciated. The Rhode Island Department of Education has started Survey Works. Our students in grade 3-6 are completing this survey in school. I will be sending home a SurveyWorks information sheet next week with the link and directions on how to log onto SurveyWorks.
Reminder: February 17-21 is February Vacation.
There is so much going on at Varieur so please make sure to check your child's folder for the flyers of information that we send out.
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Also, please go to the Varieur School Website to find any other information you might need.