There are not always enough or the right words to express how proud I am to be part of the Van Buren Community/Family. When my son started kindergarten I did look at several schools but I loved the family feel and community I got right here at Van Buren. As I have gone through the last couple years I have come to realize just how much time, effort, love and work everyone in the community puts into our school.
A big part of that is our volunteers, and the fact that they make our events, groups and fundraising possible. Weather you can give a minute, an hour, a day or more it is truly appreciated by the entire community. People often think they can’t volunteer because they work or they can't be there during school hours, but there is so much you can do in the evenings, weekends or even the middle of the night. Our volunteer coordinators are looking for anyone that wants to be involved.
Here are a couple of the upcoming volunteer opportunities that we are looking to be filled.
The time you give is invaluable to our school, community and kids. If you have not done so, please register to volunteer today at http://www.thompsonschools.org/domain/1948
Are you ready for school to start? I know my family is ready to go back to school and see friends, and learn from our amazing teachers. The PTU is also ready and planning a great year as well. We have been working hard over the summer to plan some amazing events for the school this year, the first of which is fast approaching.
I know many of you like me are wondering about the teachers that are no longer with Van Buren and who will be teaching your kiddos this year. Mrs. Randazzo has done a great job in filling our classrooms with some awesome teachers. Here is a break down on who is still here and who is new.
Now for some upcoming fun…..
On Thursday August 18th we will have our annual Ice Cream Social, but his year we are starting it earlier and having games and food. Starting at 4:30pm and going to 5:30pm families can come to the playground for some great games and to meet up with their friends. There will also be hot dogs, chips and a drink for $2 per plate. Then 5:30pm to 6:30pm we will be serving free Ice Cream and the school will be open to meet your students teachers and see their classrooms. You are welcome to bring in school supplies at this time.
The school year's first days are a little different this year, the first 2 days will only have half the students. This will give the teacher the opportunity to meet the students in smaller numbers and be able to assess the students needs and academic levels. Students with the last names starting with A-L will be on August 19th and M-Z will be on August 22nd. All students will start school on August 23rd.
The PTU has created a new website and if you are reading this you have found it! This site is for our Van Buren community to stay informed and better connected. Here is to a great year!!