The VCS PTO Online Auction is now online! Bidding will continue until Tuesday, November 30 @ 8:00p.m. Don't let these great items slip away! Thank you for your support! https://www.32auctions.com/vcspto2021
Thank you to VCS School Counselor Mrs. Dineen, our wonderful staff, and our generous VCS community for coordinating the feeding of 38 individuals over this Thanksgiving holiday break. As many of you know, this is a much needed resource for many VCS families this year in particular. We cannot thank you enough and hope that it warms your heart knowing that you played a part in this wonderful gift.
The Veazie Community School is asking for your help to create Thanksgiving baskets.
Mrs. Shannon set up this wonderful display of VCS grade 4-8 selections included in the 2021 Maine Student Book Awards. Learn about all nominees here: https://sites.google.com/view/mainestudentbookaward/home
11/5/21 Hello VCS Staff and Families, Last night we sent out a text message to all staff and families (a message from our Civil Rights Team asking people to wear red). I am learning that some people did not receive this text. As I had shared in an earlier weekly newsletter, changes were made in our communication system related to annoying 'spam' texts we have all been receiving on our phones. What I believe is happening here is that if you did not receive yesterday's text, your cellular carrier marked it as spam and blocked it. The fix is below: If you received last night's text about wearing red today, you are all set and do not have to do anything further. You will continue to receive texts from VCS. If you did not receive a text (and normally receive our text messages at your number), please do the following: Text the word: START to the number: 98900 This will activate Apptegy texting services....you may also get a quick, one-time text from Apptegy about this. After doing this, you will be all set going forward. If you do not have a cell number on file, or you have changed your number recently, please contact Ms. Lindsey, our office manager, and she will update this information (email@example.com). Thank you and have a great weekend! -Mr. Cyr
The VCS Robotics Team is preparing for this year's state competition! They are writing code for robots made out of LEGOS. These robots integrate various sensors and motors. A lot of trial and error for these young engineers!
Our PTO is coordinating a Trunk or Treat! The VCS Student Council is also going to have games for kids as part of their Halloween Hullabaloo!!
Home fries for lunch made from VCS Learning Garden potatoes!!!
VCS 8th grade student Isabelle Ireland has many talents, one of which is being an amazing artist. Isabelle has been helping to decorate our new graphic novel corner in the library with her own paintings! Here is the first to go up on the wall!
It was a hard-fought league championship match between Veazie Community School and Beech Hill School. VCS won by a score of 2-1. And the kids were excited!!!!
Congratulations to Veazie Community School Soccer and X-Country Teams on very successful seasons. Good luck in your championship games/meets!
Today's school lunch potato salad was made with potatoes that were planted, cultivated, and harvested by VCS students right here in our school learning garden! Thank you to our amazing kitchen staff (Mrs. Brooks and Mrs. Thibeault) for making this beautiful salad!
First graders had their first guest reader in Library Media this week. Veazie Police Officer, Julia Richards, shared a book called “Police Officers in My Community“ and answered lots of questions about her own role in our Veazie Community.
Yesterday, second graders picked the potatoes they planted last year! I think we will have some great potato dishes in the lunchroom very soon! Thank you Mrs. Richard for helping us learn some great gardening skills!
We would like to thank Connor Archer and the Courageous Steps Project for this generous donation of school supplies!
Veazie Community School seeks public input, while developing its application for funds available through the American Rescue Plan / Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief program. Among other details, the "ESSER" funds are intended to address the most critical and wide-spread needs caused by and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. For information on how to be involved in this process, please contact VCS Superintendent & Principal, Matthew Cyr at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Veazie Community School has received a $5,500 Community Grant from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation. The grant is for the purpose of refurbishing and maintaining school-owned musical instruments. The main focus of the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation are Education, Social and Civil Services, Culture and Arts, and Health and Wellness. Representatives from Bangor Savings Bank visited Veazie Community School on June 23rd to present the grant. With this grant, Veazie Community School is able to ensure student access to quality instruments for years to come.
Yesterday was our last day with 8th grade. The entire school cheered them on before they loaded the bus for their class trip. Last night's graduation and celebratory parade were wonderful! We are proud of our graduates!
6/8/21 Dear Veazie Community School Friends and Families, It is with heartbreak and great sadness that I share news of the passing of Gail Harrison after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Harrison was an Educational Technician who worked with Veazie students for 33 years in multiple roles ranging from caring for the school library to supporting individual student learning needs. Mrs. Harrison was a beautiful person who always placed the needs of others before her own and was widely known for having sparkle in her step and outfits! With the support of Mrs. Dineen, our school counselor, classroom teachers will be sharing this news with students who knew Mrs. Harrison. Thanks to overwhelming support from neighboring schools and agencies, we will also be providing opportunity for students and staff who need to talk during the day and after school. We would also like to share the following link as a resource for families to support students at home: https://www.dougy.org/ At this time we have no information about funeral arrangements. We ask that you keep Mrs. Harrison and her family in your thoughts. Life is so short and precious. We have been through so much together this year. Mrs. Harrison wanted us to be happy….with this in mind, we will channel Gail’s love and passion for working with kids. Be kind to one another. Take care. Sincerely, Matthew D. Cyr Superintendent/Principal
It has been 13 months since we replaced our gym floor, and today is the first day students were able to see what it looked like! Until now it had a protective cover because this space was used as our cafeteria. That light at the end of the COVID tunnel keeps getting brighter!!