For our September Spirit Project, VPE is partnering with the Kentucky Blood Center to host a mobile blood drive on Wednesday, September 20th from 12:00 p.m-5:00 p.m. The mobile donation bus will be located on the side of the bus loop. Appointments are preferred and can be made at: https://bit.ly/vpeblooddrive920. Walk-ins are also welcome! The Kentucky Blood Center is critically low in supply and operating on less than a one day supply for every blood type. Please consider donating to save a life!
The U.S. Department of Education deemed Cassidy an Exemplary High-Performing School.
KMEA salutes our area's Teachers and Administrator of the Year, plus the school board as a "Friend of Music."
Primary Talent Pool/Gifted & Talented Services
Parent Information Zoom Meeting
Thursday, September 21st at 5:30 pm
Join via Zoom to learn information about KY regulations, FCPS policies and procedures for identification and service options, as well as information regarding GT services at Southern and Tates Creek Middle Schools. Zoom Link: http://bit.ly/VPEGTParentInfo
Please contact Katie Grigsby, VPE's Gifted/PTP Resource teacher with any questions at email@example.com
The following clubs will take place every Wednesday from 2:35 p.m.-3:45 p.m. from September 20 - November 1 (no clubs the week of October 4th due to Fall Break). Clubs are offered to students in grades 2-5 only. There are no clubs for students in grades K and 1. Signup using this link: https://forms.gle/ejURra8LShNKDAfbA Signing up online DOES NOT guarantee your child a spot in the club. Names will be drawn randomly from the list and those students will be notified if they are enrolled in the club. This is NOT first come, first serve. Club sign ups will end on Friday, September 15th at 8:00am. Late sign-ups will not be accepted. Please only sign up for ONE club.
Minecraft Club: Calling all builders! Minecraft Club is an afterschool group for students to work through Minecraft activities and challenges that are fun and creative. We will use our school issued Chromebooks to complete challenges and designs using Minecraft Education. All skill levels are welcome! This club will be open to 24 intermediate (4th & 5th grade) students.
Board Game Club: Are you up for a little friendly competition and want to learn some new and exciting board games or card games? If so, then join Mr. Barth for a board games group after school! This club will be open to five fifth grade students.
Drama Club: In the dramatic arts, talents of all types are required. The tech savvy create the stunning sound effects and lighting. The artistic design the clever props, beautiful backdrops, and fabulous costumes. The dramatic become the enchanting characters on stage. Together they entertain the crowd. If you can see yourself in any of these descriptions, join us for drama club. We will take a script and design the set, sound effects, and stage blocking. We will perform in front of a group of peers from Patriots Place on the final day of club. This club is open to 15 second and third grade students.
Lego Club: In this club, students will build on creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking skills and cooperation in order to use Legos to build solutions to various engineering design challenges. This club is open to 12 students in grades 3-5.
Just Dance Club: In this club, students will develop physical skills and kinesthetic awareness, explore choreographic processes and create dance performances for peers to interact and engage with each other. This club will be open to 10 students in second and third grade.
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Enhancing family engagement is the cornerstone of the year-long program.
What is STLP? For the 23-24 school year at VPE, STLP is a club led by Ms. Ely that allows students to design, make, connect, and learn through technology utilization and creation of original digital content. STLP also uses project-based learning principles to empower student learning and achievement. STLP also provides recognition to students who use technology to create at home and in other classes.
Lots of things fit under the “STLP” umbrella. Ms. Ely’s previous 3rd and 4th graders will remember creating their own original digital content during STLP time in technology class. STLP Club will provide the same opportunity for students to use technology tools to create digital content and learn. However, STLP also sponsors a leadership team which will design a project to present at FCPS’ STLP showcase event. Students participating in STLP can choose to work on the project team, create their own content, or do both.
STLP will take place on Monday mornings 7:30 - 8:00. If students are late, they will miss STLP club so it is important that students arrive with time to check in with their homeroom teacher before STLP begins.
Each month we focus on a few different digital product categories. The STLP calendar will be communicated to parents before STLP begins. Students can participate in STLP all year or only during a specific focus of interest.
Due to limited supplies, spots are limited in STLP. Applications are due Monday, September 18th and students will be selected via lottery. After the selection process, parents will be informed through email and notified of the finalized STLP calendar.
Ms. Ely is available via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to answer any questions.
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