Newsletter - October, 2019
Dear Varieur Families,
I hope this letter finds you well and that you and your child/children are settling into the school year. It was nice seeing so many of you at our first PTA family picnic and our Open House. So many great things are already happening here at Varieur this year. September has quickly gone by and October is finally here with some cooler days.
The district has expanded the ARC reading program into grade three this year and it is well underway. The third grade students are adapting very well and the K-2 students are picking up right where they left off.
Last week we recognized the students who completed their summer packet by having a dance party for them. The cafeteria was the place to be last Thursday as the children danced some of their day away.
At this time we are having our first school fundraiser. We are selling Fortune candy bars. Thank you to everyone who has been selling them so far. This fundraiser runs until October 11, 2019. The top seller wins a new 7 inch Amazon tablet. This will provide educational opportunities for students and other fun activities for the children throughout the year.
Francis J. Varieur students are now known as the Varieur Vikings. We have t-shirts on sale - $8.00 for children, $10.00 for adults . We will also send order forms home with students with other Varieur gear available to buy.
Morning Drop-off : I want to thank you all for your patience as we tried several ways to get the children into the school safely with the help of Officer Rose. I know this process has been tough; however, it seems as though we have a better system in place for everyone. Please follow the cones, drive up and have your children come out towards the school. If you want to walk your children into the play yard, please park your car and wait to be crossed through the cones by one of the faculty members outside. Please know that no one is outside until 8:40 to watch the children. Also, the playground is not supervised by teachers; only the play yard. Also, parents, noone is allowed in the play yard. Once you drop your child off, if you would like to stay that is fine, however please stay outside the fence. Please obey these rules as they are what keep our children safe.
Progress Reports will be going home on October 11, 2019.
Mark your calendar as November 8th is our picture day. More information will be sent home as the day gets closer.
Make your calendar for our Varieur Pasta Dinner Night. It will be held this year on October 18th from 6-8 in our cafeteria. Pasta night slips will be going home this week.
I hope to see you at our next PTA meeting which is October 23, 2019 in our school library.