• As always it seems like we jumped right into March.  I hope everyone had a wonderful February recess.  If you went away someplace warm for vacation, I hope you intend to bring some of that weather our way soon.  I truly do enjoy the winter but I am ready for spring and the opportunity to get your children outside more often. 

    While February was pretty quiet in terms of activities, we did host our first K-2 Math night for students and their families.  Students and families had the opportunity to learn about Number Corner and the conversations that take place during this time, our Math Work Places and some of the engaging activities our students engage in to practice math concepts, and how to utilize some of the various tools we use in our new Bridges Math program.  We truly appreciate your support and hope you had a great evening while learning more about your child’s math program.   

    As we kick off March, we have a variety of activities and events to keep us busy.  Starting next week, we have two different assemblies scheduled for our students.  On Monday, March 2nd, students in K-3 will have the opportunity to meet John Gray.  He will be reading his book Keller’s Heart, and answering questions about his dog Keller.  This story connects with our message and theme of Voorheesville PRIDE.  He will talk about the importance of being polite, responsible, and inclusive to each other.

    On Friday, March 6th, we will welcome Opera Saratoga back to VES for a whole school assembly.   This year they will be performing Jack and the Beanstalk for students. 

    Beginning on March 10th, we will kick off our Scholastic Book Fair “Jungle” in the small gym.  The book fair will be open from 3-7 p.m. on the 10th and 11th with our family fun night scheduled for March 11th at 5 p.m.  The book fair will be open on March 12th from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

    Our Incoming Kindergarten Parent meeting is scheduled for March 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the large gymnasium.  During this time we will discuss the registration process and what to expect from our Kindergarten Screening in May. 

    With the 2nd semester coming to a close, we will be holding our Parent-Teacher conferences on March 12th and 17th.  Please be sure to use the Canyon Creek Conference Scheduler to schedule your conference with the teachers. 

    On March 16th we will have our VES Science Fair.  We look forward to seeing all of the amazing science fair projects.  Our resident “scientists” will be on hand to review each project and speak to your children.  Good luck future scientists!!

    Our 5th-grade students have another activity night planned for Friday, March 20th.  The activity night will begin at 6 p.m.

    Dollars for Scholars will be hosting the VES Talent Show once again this year.  It is scheduled for March 27th at 6 p.m. in the Lydia C. Tobler Performing Arts Center.  We have some amazing and talented students here in Voorheesville.  It is always a great time and they put on a great show.  We look forward to seeing you there. 

    As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.  

    Jeffrey P. Vivenzio 

    Principal