As we enter the month of May, our calendars continue to fill up. We have so many exciting things going on at VES and in the Voorheesville community.
Just before Spring Break our 3rd-grade students put on their TAD show for the whole school and their families. This year the 3rd-grade students performed the show Mice from Outer Space!! I would like to thank Mrs. Beauregard, Mrs. Vitelli, the 3rd Grade Teachers, our custodial staff and Ms. Trombley for their support in the show. Most of all, I would like to send a shout out to the very talented 3rd-grade students who put on two fantastic performances.
We came right back from the break to celebrate National Screen-Free week, as a community, from April 29-May 5th. So many different activities and events were planned to support our students and families. During this time, screens were only used for the purposes of school and work, but not for entertainment. Students who participated had the opportunity to earn a variety of prizes through various drawings. This was a fantastic way to get outside and participate in a variety of activities without the use of a device or a screen. Great work everyone.
May promises to be another busy month as we prepare for the end of the school year. As the weather gets nicer your children will be spending more time outside for PE, various class project and field trips.
On May 5th, the Voorheesville community will be participating in the 3rd annual Color-A-Thon Fun Run up at VHS. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the race set to kick off at 10 a.m. Our first two years have turned into a mud run so here's hoping to get some sunshine and dry weather!! Thank you for all of your efforts and support.
This week, students in grades 3-5 will be participating in the NYS Math assessments. Our students have been working hard all year and we are already very proud of their efforts.
Next week we will welcome our future kindergarten students to VES when the Voorheesville Community pre-school comes to take a tour of our building. We will follow that up with our Kindergarten Screening dates on May 13-15th. This is a great opportunity for our staff to meet your children and for them to get comfortable working with us. We enjoy having the opportunity to meet with each of you during this time as well.
The 5th-grade students continue to work diligently to prepare for their performance of The Little Mermaid Jr. Our up and coming “thespians” will be conducting their marathon of performances on May 17-19th. They will also perform a dress rehearsal for the entire school on May 16th in the performing arts center. We look forward to another great performance.
On May 30th, our 5th-grade students will have Fine Arts Night as well. This is a night where our 5th band and chorus students will perform for their families and Mrs. Vitelli will share all of our Artwork created throughout the year. It truly is a fantastic evening for all of our 5th-grade families.
As we prepare for the final weeks of school, we are hardly "winding down," but instead gearing up to maximize one of the most exciting portions of the school year. The anticipation of next year, coupled with the exciting events of the present, make it a wonderful time to be a Voorheesville Elementary School student.
I look forward to having a great rest of the school year with everyone. Keep up the great work. I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful community and I look forward to seeing everyone at the numerous upcoming events.
Jeffrey P. Vivenzio
Jeffrey P. Vivenzio, Principal
Voorheesville Elementary School