March 25, 2019
Good afternoon Vineland Families. This is Principal Blunier. I hope you had a wonderful Spring Break. As you know report cards are scheduled to go home today. Due to Spring Break and some unexpected technical difficulties, report cards will not be coming home until Wednesday (at the latest). Please remember you can always check in FOCUS for report cards grades if you prefer not to wait for your hard copy. There are a lot of events happening this week including Papas, Pastries, and Paperbacks on Wednesday morning at 7:30. Third Quarter
Awards Assemblies are coming up later this week as follows: Fifth Grade - Wednesday at 2:15; Fourth Grade - Thursday at 9:15 and Third Grade - Thursday at 2:15. I'd also like to remind you about our first Dance Night this Thursday evening from 6:30-8. Bring your blankets and chairs and join us under the Pavilion to enjoy live music with Chris Walker's Band as well as guest musicians Victor Gatmaitan and Mark Hertz. A donation of $5 per child is requested, parents and guardians get in free. Pizza, popcorn and water will be for sale. All monies raised will go to Relay for Life and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We hope to see you there. Finally, Friday is Drop Everything and Lead Club Day, students are invited to wear Vineland spirit shirts with uniform bottoms. At Vineland our motto is Leadership: Know the Way, Show the Way. Goodbye.
Good afternoon Vineland Families. This is Principal Blunier. I hope you have been enjoying your long weekend and have found some time to sharpen the saw with your family. As you know our spring carnival, The Heron Hoopla, is coming up this Saturday from 10:30-3. Every morning this week before school tickets will be on sale 6 for $5. For $20 you will get 25 tickets plus a free ticket holder necklace. Be proactive and save money by purchasing your tickets before school this coming week. On Saturday during the Hoopla tickets will be $1 each. Our PTO has some great events planned for the Hoopla this year including an obstacle course and bounce house, dunk tank, games, Book Fair, and Silent Auction. There will be lots of great festival food like cotton candy, snow cones, nachos, cheese fries, ice cream, popcorn, burgers and pizza. Entertainment will be provided by Superkids Martial Arts, local dance groups and the LA Ainger Middle School Band. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will be landing their helicopter at noon and presenting a K-9 Unit Show at 12:45. Proceeds from this fundraiser help provide monies for library books, field trips, STEM Lab equipment, and more. Don’t miss out on this great fundraising event that’s a win-win for your family and our school. At Vineland our motto is Leadership: Know the Way, Show the Way. Goodbye
November 26, 2018
Hello Vineland Families. This is Mrs. Cotton, your child's art teacher with an important message. This Thursday evening our school is hosting a very special paint night called "Painting with a Purpose". The purpose is to help people who have cancer survive and thrive, we can give them the tools to fight back and reclaim their lives! Funds collected will go directly to Relay for Life (RFL) of Charlotte County. RFL is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
With Christmas around the corner this is a perfect gift! That is definitely a Win - Win, you help a people with cancer while you create a beautiful painting for a loved one. The painting will be done on a 16 x 20 Canvas, and I will teach you how to paint a beautiful painting that I call "Peaceful Pines by the Sea". No Artist experience is necessary! Children from 3rd Grade and up are welcome accompanied by an adult. Cost is a only $20.00 per person, half of what is costs at other paint night venues.
Where and When, you ask? In the Vineland Cafeteria from 5:00pm until 7:00pm on Thursday, November 29. Drinks will be provided as well as all art supplies. You may bring snacks for family and friends to enjoy. Walk in's are welcome the night of the event! I have 50 seats and canvases ready to go! Please contact me, Valerie Cotton, at 697-6600 extension 124, if you have any questions. Hope to see you there. At Vineland our motto is Leadership: Know the Way, Show the Way. Goodbye.
November 4. 2018
Good evening Vineland Families. This is Principal Blunier. I am calling to remind you of our upcoming election day, November 6, when, among other important decisions you will make about our County, State, and Nation, you will consider a referendum that would provide a much-needed operational millage for our schools. Because you have a personal and unique view of our school through your child’s experience, you possess daily parental information about our programs and needs. If passed, millage-dollars will be dedicated to providing a more stable and improved program of instruction for OUR children. An increase in instructional time, improvement in lagging teacher and staff wages, more effective programming in reading, and bolstered school security are among the expected changes that will occur for OUR children at Vineland Elementary School. Please consider the last question on the ballot carefully: the quality of Vineland Elementary, of our school district, and of our academic opportunities for children depends on our votes. Everyone who lives in Charlotte County shares in the responsibility of providing generational school support to our children as we prepare them for their futures and our own. Thank you for voting on November 06! At Vineland our motto is Leadership: Know the Way, Show the Way. Goodbye.
October 1st, 2018
Good evening Vineland Families. This is Principal Blunier. Every year Charlotte County Public Schools conducts a parent satisfaction or "climate" survey of all schools within the district. The climate survey is one question and is done via telephone. The survey for our school will occur Tuesday evening. We certainly hope we are meeting, if not exceeding your expectations this school year, and hope you will give our school the highest ranking of 9. On another note, our Fall Festival is coming up next Friday. You won't want to miss this great event. Plan to join us for the Haunted Hallway, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, games, food, fun and more. The deadline to order a family dinner is tomorrow. Please be sure to complete and return your order form with payment if you would like to reserve a meal. Our SAC and PTO Meetings are Wednesday morning this month beginning at 7:30. Hope to see you there! At Vineland our motto is Leadership: Know the Way, Show the Way. Goodbye!
September 24, 2018
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August 6th, 2018
Good evening Vineland Families. This is Principal Blunier. I'm calling to invite you to our annual Meet and Greet and Community Expo this Wednesday from 3-5. Families of students in PK and Grades 1-5, please bring your child's school supplies and leave them in your child's classroom when you meet the teacher. Kindergarten Families - We would love to have you join us for the Community Expo in our cafeteria on Wednesday. The Kindergarten Meet The Teacher event will be held from 1-2 on Tuesday, August 14th. On another note for parents of students in Grades 3 - 5, we have received FSA individual score reports. You are more than welcome to stop into the office between 9 and 3 Tuesday or Wednesday to pick up your child's report, or you can pick it up in your child's classroom at the Meet & Greet. We are looking forward to a wonderful school year and can't wait to have our boys and girls back on campus! At Vineland our motto is, Leadership: Know the Way, Show the Way. Goodbye.
July 31, 2018
Good afternoon VES families. This is Gina Dickerson, VES Media Specialist and Site Director for the Heron Hangout for the 2018-2019 school year. The Heron Hangout is Vineland’s extended day childcare and educational enrichment program for kindergarten through 5th grade students. Through this program the VES staff offers you quality before school childcare beginning at 7am, and afterschool enrichment until 6 pm. If you are in need of an extended day for your child due to your work schedule, or if you are looking to provide your child with homework help, social time and a wide variety of quality enrichment opportunities provided by educators, we hope you consider Vineland’s Heron Hangout program.
Registration is now open for the 2018-2019 school year. All students who will be participating in the Heron Hangout this year MUST be registered before the first day of school. If you participated in this program last year, you must reregister. All registration is to be done online through Revtrak. Please note: there is a $25 registration fee per student.
Please visit the VES website to register for Heron Hangout and to see current prices. That website is: www.yourcharlotteschools.net/ves .
If you do not have access to a computer at home, computers will be available for you to register at school during the Meet & Greet and Community Expo on August 8 from 3-5pm.
On another note, boys and girls, don't forget to complete a book review for each book you are reading this summer. You will earn 100 Live School points for each book review returned during the first week of school. Book review forms can be found on the school website which is www.yourcharlotteschools.net/ves . Outstanding book reviews will be selected to be shared on the Morning News. Skills you should be practicing for summer math homework can be found on the website as well.
It is going to be a great year at the Heron Hangout! We hope to see you there. At Vineland our motto is Leadership: Know the Way, Show the Way. Goodbye.