Thursday, October 29, 2015

VUES Book Fair is Coming in November!

Nov. 2nd -5th during the school day, 7:45- 3:30
***Special Evening Hours ***
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd from 5-7pm
A great selection of books will be for sale at the VUES Book Fair on Monday, November 2nd through Thursday, the 5th.  Students will have an opportunity to visit the book fair during their regularly scheduled library class.
The goal of the book fair is to promote reading.  In addition, a portion of all purchases will benefit our school by generating books for the school library and/or funds for library projects.

Shop Online
If you are out of town or can't make it to our Book Fair, you can also help support our school by shopping online.
  • Send wish lists to family and friends
  • All orders ship free to the school
  • Browse an expanded book selection - all ages through adult

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fun Run 2015


The start of the fun run!!!!

SO FUN!!!!

You gotta follow the cones!!!!


Some winners of the Fun Run!!!

VUES had the annual Fun Run on Wednesday.   The Fun Run's three goals are: 1. To promote healthy behaviors, 2. To fundraise for school wide projects or special programs, & 3. To have fun! The rain didn't stop our runners from this school-wide event this year.
Written by 6th grade, O.H. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

October POPS Assembly

3rd Grade led the October POPS Assembly with a song.

Mrs. Wenzel's class received the October POPS Classroom Award
 from Mrs. Sargent and Mrs, Kayhart.

Another group of VUES students were awarded the POPS Student
 of the Month Award.  Each classroom gave a student award. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Spirit Week Next Week!

Spirit Week
Next week, the week of Oct. 26th - Oct. 30th, VUES will be doing a Spirit Week! Each day of the week will have a different theme. The VUES Student Council is organizing this event.

Oct 26 Monday- RAINBOW DAY
Each grade wears a different color!
Kindergarten - Red
1st Grade- Orange
2nd Grade- Yellow
3rd Grade- Green
4th Grade- Blue
5th Grade- Purple
6th Grade- Black and White

Oct 27 Tuesday- TWIN DAY
Wear the same clothes as all your friends and classmates! Oct 28 Wednesday- JERSEY DAY  (Also the Fun Run day!)   
           Wear the same jersey as your favorite sports team!

Dress up as someone from a different decade!
Some suggestions are the 80s, 70s, 60s, etc.

Oct 30 Friday- COSTUME DAY         
Wear your Halloween costume to school!   
Article written by R.O.and edited by I.H.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

5th Grade Starbase

For the last several weeks (about once a week), 5th grade students have been going to Starbase in South Burlington to learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  
Below are some pictures of their Starbase activities.

Students ...

built rockets,  

used flight simulators,

created  models molecules,

and conducted experiments with air pressure and marshmallows. 

Students are really enjoying Starbase.  "It was awesome!" is a quote from one fifth grade boy. 

Captions by sixth grader, D.V,

Monday, October 12, 2015

Gwen Zwickle

We have a new literacy teacher and her name is Gwen Zwickel. She came to this school because she heard great things about this school. She used to work as a literacy teacher, and also an art teacher. She grew up in New Haven, Vermont. Her favorite color is periwinkle. Her favorite animals are cats and giraffes. One of her favorite book series is Harry Potter. One of her favorite movies is “The Hunger Games”. If she wrote a book it would be about a horse that escapes from its barn and had an adventure. She went to UVM.. If she had a super power, it would be to read minds. Her favorite ice cream is Coconut Dark Chocolate and Almond Chunk. We look forward to having her as a teacher.

Photo and article by:Ian .H, Oscar .H, and Dereck .V

Monday, October 5, 2015

Elissa Best, VUES School-based Clinician

Elissa Best in her office at VUES. 

Our new school-based clinician is Elissa Best. She used to be a school-based counselor  in Middlebury. She came to this school because, she heard good things about this school. She grew up in Princeton New Jersey. Her favorite color is turquoise.  Her favorite animal is an elephant. Her favorite book is The Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, and her favorite movie is The Wizard Of Oz. If she wrote a book it would be called An Adventure In Nature. She went to UVM college. If she had a super hero power it would be invisibility. Her favorite ice cream is Ben and Jerry's. She is very nice and we think everyone will like her.

Photos and article by sixth graders: I.H,  O.H. and D.V.