Matthew D. Cyr
Just a little bit of static in the air today!
3 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Alumni (John R. Graham School and Veazie Community School), please consider answering a short questionnaire so that we can share your story! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRj9GTBG3fqNJUgSEfwykbl7YkYjilk9XJTQa6-XuizpgiTQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
5 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS Viking Robotics had a very successful day at today’s State championships. In a field of 44 teams from around Maine, VCS had the 7th best robotic programming score, finished 2nd place in the playoffs and won the 2nd place Innovative Solution award. WE ARE PROUD! WOW!
7 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Thank you Veazie Garden Club for the beautiful wreath to hang in our office.
8 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS student, Bekah Jaksa's Veteran's Day Celebration painting was just too good to not put on display for all to see for the years to come. This beautiful piece can now be seen in the VCS office. We are proud of you, Bekah! Great work!
11 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Hannaford Helps school dollars are due in the VCS box (at Hogan Road Hannaford) by Friday, December 7. Please check to see if you have any of these kicking around at home. If you are not able to get to the store, please drop them off here at school and we will gladly make a deposit for you. Thanks!
12 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Only two days left in the PTO Online auction! We are very close to our fundraising goal. Thanks to all for the continued support!
17 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
IT'S ALMOST HERE!!! The Veazie Community PTO Online Auction, 2018 starts tomorrow morning at 8:00a.m. and ends on Thursday, November 29 at 8:00p.m. Bid Early, Bid Often! https://www.32auctions.com/vcspto2018
25 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Tomorrow's Grade 1 - 3 After School STEM Club is cancelled. The field trip to the planetarium will be rescheduled at a later date.
26 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School will be closed today: Friday, 11/16/18
29 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Just a bunch of turkeys in Kindergarten!
30 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our PTO Online Auction is just around the corner. We are still seeking items and services to add to our growing list of auction items. This is our largest fundraiser of the year!! Thank you for your support! Get ready to bid early and often!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Do you like to bake? Have a special pie recipe? Here is a great local opportunity for young cooks!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Ready or not...... Winter Weather is upon us! Please be certain to send your child to school with appropriate outdoor clothing--including a hat, gloves, boots, jacket and snow pants (if they play like the student in this picture). Thank you!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Thank you to everyone who supported our recent Scholastic Book Fair. We were able to raise over $750 to support our library, STEM resources and classrooms!! In addition, 44 books were purchased directly from the fair for our teachers. We hope everyone is enjoying their new books and can't wait to hear more about what you are reading.
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
On to States! At today’s regional qualifier in Searsport, VCS Viking Robotics won the First Place Champions Award, the First Place Robot Performance Award and won the head-to-head competition. Congratulations team!! WE ARE PROUD! #vikingrobotics26180
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The VCS Viking Robotics team is doing final prep for tomorrow’s regional competition. Good luck team! #vikingrobotics26180
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Brian Gonyar
Veazie Vikings basketball practices begin Tuesday, 11/13, please check the schedule for times. Coach Gonyar
about 1 month ago, Brian Gonyar
Brian Gonyar
Veazie Vikings Robotics Competition tomorrow, 11/10. Good luck team! Coach Gonyar
about 1 month ago, Brian Gonyar
Matthew D. Cyr
One last call for blood donors! VCS is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive today from 1 - 6p.m. Walk-ins are welcome!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
During recent Physical Education classes, 4th graders play the game "kinball", a team sport created in Canada. Kinball is played with a ball that is 4 ft in diameter, but only weighs 2 pounds. The goal of the game is to catch and control the ball before it touches the ground. The 4th graders demonstrated amazing teamwork skills while playing this fun game!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Help us to share news of this cost and energy saving opportunity for qualifying individuals.
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Monday's PTO meeting has been cancelled. Our next PTO meeting is Monday, December 3, 2018.
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Hogan Road Hannaford has displayed some of our student work! If you recall, they had donated pumpkins for some of our younger students to paint. Please do not forget the Hannaford Helps campaign! Last year we won the store contest! Let's do it again!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
At tonight's staff meeting, we slowed things down a bit and took a moment to reflect on, and celebrate our successes as a school. Thank you to the PTO for providing snacks and gifts!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Middle school students have been creating their own versions of the classic board game, Operation, in Library Media class using MakeyMakey and Scratch. Using their “Maker Mindset,” students have taken on many STEM challenges, worked cooperatively to figure out what materials are conductors and insulators, and even learned about open and closed circuits using humans as the loop for electrons to flow. Three of the Operation games were featured at our Hullabaloo!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
A few pics from tonight's Halloween Hullabaloo....our PTO put on an amazing Trunk or Treat outside, while the VCS Student Council hosted games and dancing inside! More pics to follow tomorrow (including some of the outstanding 'trunk' displays).
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Please check out our lost and found table. It is already quite large. We also have a “Free” table from many donations of winter wear, backpacks and shoes!!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our annual fall book fair is just around the corner! The schedule is a bit unique this year and includes time on Saturday during our PTO Craft Fair! All proceeds raised directly support our Library Media Center through book purchases and STEM supplies.
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our amazing cooks just shared this beautiful picture of home fries made using potatoes harvested from our school garden! Farm-to-table is alive and well at Veazie Community School!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS Blood Drive on Thursday, November 8 from 1-6pm. Register ahead of time or stop in the day of.
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
KEVA Planks....a small piece of wood. Give students hundreds of 'em and their imagination takes over!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
A special winter weather message from Veazie Community School Superintendent/Principal, Matthew Cyr. https://youtu.be/BqhrHG8Qio4
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Brian Gonyar
Veazie Vikings Girls Soccer team will play AS at Mary Snow Field on Monday at 3:30 pm in the Championship game. Go Vikings! - Coach Gonyar
about 1 month ago, Brian Gonyar
Matthew D. Cyr
Friday’s coding club programmed the game Simon Says on our interactive hallway display. Check it out the next time you are near the Maker-space.
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our after school STEM Club were at it again last night! Building, exploring, experimenting, problem solving, teamwork, testing, imagining......
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Brian Gonyar
Reminder of the boys playoff soccer game tomorrow, 4 pm, at VCS. The girls won yesterday and will play in the championship tentatively on Monday. Coach Gonyar
about 1 month ago, Brian Gonyar
Matthew D. Cyr
Thank you Hogan Road Hannaford and Thomas Farms (Corinth) for the pumpkin donations. Hannaford store manager Dailyn Markie dropped them off for students to decorate and display back at the store.
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Brian Gonyar
Soccer practice is cancelled today, Monday, 10/15. Girls game at Dedham at 3:30 pm tomorrow, no boys practice. Boys game in Veazie Thursday and 4 pm. Soccer practice on Wednesday. Coach Gonyar
2 months ago, Brian Gonyar
Matthew D. Cyr
School Picture Retakes (by Lifetouch) are scheduled for next Thursday morning-- October 25.
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Brian Gonyar
Congratulations Veazie Soccer girls and boys for great regular seasons! Girls will play at Dedham on Tuesday, 3:30 pm, semifinal playoff game. We are working on the boys game and will let you know soon. Hopefully Thursday at home?? Coach Gonyar
2 months ago, Brian Gonyar
Matthew D. Cyr
Pre-K through 4 students had a couple of special visitors today. Firefighters Pete and Dan came to talk to them about fire safety. If you have a child in one of those grades, ask your child about what they learned.
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
FLEX Friday started today! Students choose from Dot & Dash Club, Mandala Rocks, Strength & Conditioning, Seacoast Soccer, Science Fun, Jewelry Making, Gardening, Public Safety Club, Walking Club, Robotics and Dungeons & Dragons. FLEX is just one reason our school is so special.
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The Small-School Cross-Country Championships have been moved to Friday, 10/12 (due to forecasted rain tomorrow)...same start time of 4:15 and same location--Airline Community School.
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Grades 4, 5 and 6 took a trip to the University of Maine to participate in the Northern Maine Children’s Water Festival. Students learned about ways to preserve Maine waterways and the wild life that inhabits our waterways through a variety of activities!
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS is hosting a Blood Drive once again this year as part of our Veteran's Day Celebration on November 8. The drive will run from 1pm to 6pm in our gym. Please register online at redcrossblood.org, or contact Mr. Cyr for help with securing a spot-- mcyr@veaziecs.org
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Dance Club signups are still being accepted! Dance is open to grades 3 - 8. Please ask Ms. Nelligan or Mr. Arell for more information or a sign-up form.
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Brian Gonyar
Veazie Viking Soccer - Game at Dedham today (boys first), home game tomorrow, no practice Thursday, game at PCS (Calvary Chapel field in Orrington) on Friday - Coach Gonyar
2 months ago, Brian Gonyar
Matthew D. Cyr
The PTO - Student Council Halloween Hullabaloo is just around the corner!
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Please consider donating to our upcoming PTO Online Auction. Past success of this fundraiser has eliminated the need for students to have to take home individual sales fundraisers. We hope to keep things this way!
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Grade 4 created a Maine Studies Scavenger Hunt to share with the building. Grade 6 did research and worked in teams to find the answers to questions about people, places, and events from Maine.
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Pre-k has been fascinated with finding worms in our new "digging spot". Thanks to some great work done by Glenn Campbell and friends- there is now a perfect spot for the preschoolers to practice shoveling, raking, and digging. They are learning how to handle worms gently and what to do with the worms to keep them safe. Many of the children say that the worms are one of their favorite things about school!
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Great pic of some great VCS kids at the x-country meet snack shack. Not shown here is VCS parent and PTO member Andy Brown who was most likely setting cones on the course, stocking snacks, or directing traffic. Thank you Andy for helping make our two home meets a huge success!
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Just a reminder that there is no school Friday 10/5 (teacher in-service day), and Monday 10/8 (Columbus Day). Have a safe long weekend!
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Dismissal times can be tricky and we alway make student safety a priority. As a reminder, please make sure you email or contact all of your children's teachers when needing to make dismissal changes. We sometimes only have notes sent to one teacher (of two or more siblings).
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Brian Gonyar
Soccer practice tomorrow before the XC meet here at school. Three soccer games next week, Tues, Wed, and Fri. Playoffs will begin the week of 10/15. I will let you know as soon as I get it. Coach Gonyar
2 months ago, Brian Gonyar
Matthew D. Cyr
This afternoon's soccer games have been postponed to Friday, October 12. No soccer or cross-country practices after school today.
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Please consider sending in a family photo for our Civil Rights Team bulletin board display.
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
On Wednesday, October 3, beginning at 2:18 p.m. Eastern Time, there will be a nationwide test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of IPAWS and its Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) to (1) assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message, and (2) determine whether improvements are needed. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. ET and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. ET. This test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA, which is why it is important to make local education agencies (LEAs) aware in advance. Veazie Community School will use this time to conduct a safety drill and discuss school safety protocol with students (something we practice on a regular basis). In the event of an actual crisis, Veazie Community School will use our mass-communication system to send out emails, phone calls, text messages, website posts, as well as posts onto the social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. If you haven't already downloaded our app, please consider doing so from the App Store or Google Play. We will also send push notification through the App. (These are the same procedures we will use during weather-related school cancellations otherwise known as SNOW DAYS) Please contact Mr. Cyr if you have any questions or concerns. Here is a link provided by FEMA with more information about their upcoming test: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1522681998488-cfbe1a1f654b8d4413e925f4945bf382/American_Public_Fact_Sheet_2017.pdf
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS Music Teacher, Mr. Arell is expanding his class blog to include guest blog posts! His first guest post is about instrument maintenance by our very own local David French representative Chris Plaisted! http://musicatvcs.blogspot.com/
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Today is Friday but we have a growing number of students staying after school to participate in the Coding Club. Using Scratch and Python, students are creatively coding simple and complex scripts like the one seen here on Rasberry PI3.
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The first class to return all of their library books is ... Ms. Worster’s PreK! The best part? Today was only their second week of Library Media!! We celebrated by reading a new version of the Three Little Pigs and built the pigs a new house out of our KEVA planks.
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our PTO helpers are amazing. They take on many tedious tasks that save our teachers valuable teaching and planning time. This includes sorting thousands of LEGO pieces in our WeDo programming kits.
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our garden is beautiful right now! Still producing green beans and tomatoes for school salad.
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Sgt Fizzell treated Kindergarten students with Beanie Babies this morning! We are grateful to the support we receive from Veazie public safety.
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Sometimes it is the little things in life that are most important. Please ask your child if they lost half of a Star Destroyer today at school. Thank you.
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
School Picture Day is Tomorrow! Now is a great time to practice that smile!! :)
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Students have been harvesting vegetables planted last spring and the kitchen staff are using them to make hot lunch choices! Most recently, this beautiful coleslaw and 25lbs of potatoes for upcoming hash browns!
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Check out the VCS Civil Rights Team Blog! Students will be submitting articles and stories throughout the year. https://vcscivilrightsteam.blogspot.com/
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Reminder: The VCS Community Dinner & Open House is this evening from 5:30 - 7:00. We hope to see you there! All donations received this evening will directly support our PTO Visual and Performing Arts Fund.
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Bus A had a mechanical breakdown half-way through the morning run. A replacement bus has been sent. Please be patient if your child has not yet been picked up. Bus A covers Chase Rd. Sunset, Davis, Wedgewood.
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The VCS Civil Rights Team needs your help! Please consider sending in a family photo to be used in a photo collage in the school lobby.
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Mark your calendars! Community Dinner and Open House at the Veazie Community School on Wednesday, September 12 from 5:30p.m. - 7:00p.m.
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
This evenings PTO meeting has been rescheduled to next Monday, 9/10/18 @ 5pm in the VCS library. New members are always welcome!
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Brian Gonyar
Veazie Viking fall sports for students in grades 5-8 begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Soccer practice will be from 2:45 to 4 pm, Cross-Country will run from 2:45 to 3:30 pm. Please make sure your child has the proper permissions to participate. Players should bring proper practice clothing and water. Looking forward to a great season. Brian Gonyar
4 months ago, Brian Gonyar
Matthew D. Cyr
David French music treated our 4th-8th graders to a music demo today in an effort to recruit new musicians!
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Welcome back!!
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Wednesday’s heat index is supposed to be in the mid 90’s. We have purchased water bottles for students but are also encouraging students to come to school with their own reusable water bottle for future hydration! Can’t wait to see everyone!!
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Thank you to the Courageous Steps Project for the school supplies donation!
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
A Thrilling New Year of Music at VCS Meet Mr. Arell, our new Band/Music/Choral Director. He is hosting a VCS Music Open House on Wednesday, August 22 @ 7pm in the VCS Music Classroom. All grade 4 - 8 students interested in band or chorus are welcome!
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
CHECK IT OUT!!! VCS has a brand new website! www.veaziecs.org (same URL--you may need to clear your cash to view the new site). Also, DOWNLOAD OUR APP!!! Go to GOOGLE PLAY or the APP STORE and look up Veazie Community School!
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS is fortunate to have after school care available to all K - 5 families. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1az2WFh3UbvcbardyCuv_bcCtrGayvsPF/view?usp=sharing
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Students planted cabbage, tomatoes, pumpkins, and cucumbers that are enjoying the sun and heat we have had recently. Soon, there will be sunflowers taller than the fence to enjoy as well.
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Public Notice: The Veazie School Committee will be having a special meeting on Friday, 8/10/18 at 8a.m. in the VCS Library for the purpose of acting on the nomination of an open teaching position.
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
I am very excited to announce that we will soon be releasing a brand new website along with an App for phones and other personal devices! As part of this upgrade, we have also expanded our reach to Twitter! Stay tuned for the official announcement of our new web presence!
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
We have two openings left in our all-day Pre-K program. We accept tuition students, so if your community program is full and you are on a waiting list, please consider Veazie Community School! All day programs are rare!
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Coming this fall to VCS: Friday Code Club being taught by our very own Adrian Arias-Palomo!!
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our school garden has been very productive so far this summer!
5 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr