Wow!! Can you believe that we have made it through the first 2 weeks already? This year has been kicked off with a bang and is looking to continue to be an awesome year. Here are a few highlights from the first 2 weeks.
Thank you to everyone that came out for the Ice Cream Social! In fact, we had so many people come out that we first ran out of hot dogs then Ice Cream. We happily scrambled to get more quickly for our community/family. We had 250 people come out to kick off the school year and celebrate Van Buren.
Back to school night was another awesome evening! The teachers and staff were excited to meet all the families and talk about the upcoming year. If you were not able to make it, please reach out to your child’s teacher for further information.
100 Mile Club kicked off on Tuesday 8/30 and students were lined up both morning and afternoon to participate. Kids came out ready to get started on their 100 mile goals this year. By the end of the first week of 100-mile club some kids already have 10 miles. In-fact standing by the starting line of the track you can hear kids talking about beating the record from last year & having their name with the new record. Watch out the challenge has been set and many have come out to compete. 100-Mile club will be going on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's mornings from 8:00am to 8:30am and in the afternoons from 3:25pm to 3:45pm.
Now what is yet to come…... there are many fun and exciting things coming from the school and the PTA this year. Join us for the first PTU meeting of the year on September 12th 6:30pm. We will be talking about the upcoming events and setting up committee’s for these events. United for Thompson will be on hand during the meeting to answer any questions about the bond and the mill levy that will be on the Nov ballot.
Mark your Calendars….
September 12th 6:30pm – PTU Meeting
September 30th 10am – 12pm Panther Pounce. This is our annual Walk-a-Thon fundraising event. More information will be sent home in the next couple of weeks regarding this event. In the meantime, if you have questions you can contact the PTU at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 7th 5:30 to 7:30 for the block party. We will have food, music, games for the entire community around Van Buren. Local business will be on hand to hand out information, coupons and answer questions. Hope to see you all there.
October 21st 5:30pm – 7:30pm Family Movie Night. Join us for a fun night of popcorn and a movie. Want to help plan the evening, come to the next PTU meeting on September 12th J
For more dates and upcoming events check out the PTU website at http://www.vbesptu.com/upcoming-events.html