Matthew D. Cyr
Lost and found items are neatly organized and placed under the entrance canopy. They will remain there until Friday afternoon and placed back outside on Monday. Items not claimed by the end of the day on Friday, June 5, will be donated to charity. Please take a look at these photos to see if you recognize anything. Thanks!
about 2 hours ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Dear VCS Parents and Caregivers, Please take a moment to complete the following VCS Remote Learning Survey. Your input and feedback will help to drive our end of year staff discussions, as well as future planning. It would be most helpful if the survey could be completed before Thursday, June 4. Thank you for your continued support! Survey link: https://forms.gle/ap1pmtCiEvST...​ Sincerely, Mr. Cyr
about 8 hours ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Grade 1 and 2 students had the opportunity today for a Lunchtime Story and STEAM activity. Students brought their lunch and ate as they listened to Mrs. Shannon read "Everything You Need for a Treehouse" by Carter Higgins, illustrated by Emily Hughes. After we discussed the blueprints of our treehouse designs, we participated in a directed draw from Art for Kids Hub and then added our own special features. We may have some future architects in this group!
about 8 hours ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Dear VCS Parents and Caregivers, please read our End of Year Details news article about upcoming activities and procedures: https://bit.ly/3g6jb7J
8 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
A wonderful story covering an amazing experience our primary team coordinated for VCS PK - 2 students. Kudos to Mrs. Kimball and her teammates! https://bangordailynews.com/2020/05/14/up-beat/up-beat-primary-school-teachers-reconnect-with-students-through-fun-fort-night/
13 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The VCS Primary Teachers would like to thank everyone who was able to make it to our Fort Night. It was a huge success...74 attended! It was so much fun to see everyone back together sharing stories and smiles. Here's a video to remember our night together. We miss you all so much!! <3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BYAvwIogFE&feature=youtu.be
19 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Jason's recent PE class involved 9 holes with his golf pro dad. Wish I had that swing!
21 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Reminder—you can return school library books into this tote located outside the school main entrance.
22 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
May 4, 2020 7:00 p.m. EST COVID-19 MEMO #9 Veazie Community School End of Year Details Dear VCS Parents and Caregivers, I wanted to reach out with a few important details regarding the remainder of our 2019-2020 school year. Our last day of remote teaching and learning will be Friday, June 5. This date was selected in collaboration with area school districts. Teachers will use days leading up to this date to provide a sense of closure for our students. This includes, but is not limited to, grade level celebrations and 8th grade graduation. Students who are in good standing, based on preponderance of evidence from the entire school year, will matriculate to the next grade. Report cards will be mailed home on or before Tuesday, June 9. The Veazie Community School staff will be using Monday June 8 and Tuesday June 9 to debrief our remote learning experiences and complete routine end of year paperwork. The remaining two calendar days are being moved to August to provide staff with additional time to prepare for the upcoming school year (August 27 & 28). As of right now, our first student day for the 2020-2021 school year remains to be Wednesday, September 2. The Veazie Community School wants every student to be healthy and able to manage their worries and any anxiety they might be experiencing. If you are concerned with how your child is doing emotionally, you can contact the NAMI MAINE HELPLINE: 1-800-464-5767, press 1. Or email at helpline@namimaine.org. Other helplines: -Maine’s Statewide Crisis Line: 1-888-568-1112 (call or text) -National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 -National Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 -Trevor Project LGBTQ Crisis Line: 1-866-488-7386 (or text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 There is also a NAMI MAINE Teen Text Support Line at 1-207-515-8398. This is open from 12:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and is a peer support text line for youth 14 - 20 years old and staffed by individuals under 23 years of age. Please note that the Teen Text Support Line is not a crisis line but a way for teens to have someone to talk to if they are anxious and just need a friendly ear. Also do not hesitate to reach out to us at Veazie Community School. You may also dial 211 for information on the COVID-19 crisis in Maine. In the coming weeks, we will be sharing information regarding any summer programming that is possible based on state and national regulations. Our last day of food delivery will be Monday, June 8 with food for the remainder of that week. The day WILL come when our students are able to return to a regular school schedule in our beautiful school. In the meantime, Veazie Community School staff will remain resilient and continue to look for ways to improve our model of remote teaching and learning. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please take care of each other. Sincerely, Matthew D. Cyr Superintendent & Principal
23 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
23 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Happy May Day! 5/1/20 Announcements with Avery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_bPrnnjHGQ
26 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Save the date...the Primary Wing, PreK - Second Grade, will be having a Fort Night on Thursday, May 7th at 7:00pm. They are asking students to meet in Zoom that night inside of a fort they have built at their house. They will then get to see all of their recess friends for a time before splitting into "breakout rooms" where they will hear a story from one of the Primary Teachers. They will get back together at the end to say goodnight. Families will be getting an email from their child's teacher with specific details. See you then! :)
27 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Some very important news and information from the Veazie Community School Library: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTWoHtEDq4wMwwyjiu7qXu6mWqQ_8zRd-rB1f2So00ZLU6rnhNjupYdh_W6kM9bTWk48JbUDpobRuaO/pub
27 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
April 30, 2020 Morning Announcements with Avery Love being greeted by that smile! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI2Dj91YFZg
27 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The VCS After School Coding Club met yesterday and will continue to meet every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. There is always time to join! Please check out their website. Click on the 'Student Gallery' link in the top right corner to see some of the coding students have been creating: https://sites.google.com/veaziecs.org/vcscodeclub/home
28 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Happy Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Morning Announcements with Avery! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69OmStrjDtQ
28 days ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Welcome back from April Vacation! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEfqjLOfeJ4
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Shopping for our Virtual Book Fair is now open! Visit https://www.scholastic.com/bf/veazie and click the orange “Shop Now” button. (Please register to ensure that each purchase earns rewards for VCS.) Books-only orders of $25+ ship FREE and will be delivered right to your home. Thank you for supporting our online book fair, building your home libraries and raising a Veazie reader!!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
STUDENT WORK PICKUP: Grades K - 2; and Grade 6 ELA can pickup student work between 8am and 2pm Monday and Tuesday (April 27 & 28). Student work will be labeled on tables outside the school as we've done in the past. Thank you!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The VCS family wishes you all a safe and healthy break! Turn off the laptops and iPads and have some 'Unplugged Family Fun'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_TBZdjsH68&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR02K-IwxQWCQU61QLGyoQv5z6lj085QtjDrZpAO_YS1sxj-KTdpd-xDfFY
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Enjoy April School Vacation! The VCS family wishes you all a safe and healthy break! Turn off the laptops and iPads and have some 'Unplugged Family Fun'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_TBZdjsH68&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR02K-IwxQWCQU61QLGyoQv5z6lj085QtjDrZpAO_YS1sxj-KTdpd-xDfFY
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School's new gym floor is completed and it looks incredible!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
OOPs! Forgot to share the link for Fluffy Friday! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEEwheYi6F4
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
FLUFFY FRIDAY!!!! Friday, April 17, 2020 Morning Announcements with Avery. Reminder to everyone that next week will be a true April vacation. See you all on Monday the 27th!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Today I surprised our soon to be graduating 8th graders with these signs. Veazie pride does not end at 8th grade graduation. "Small School, BIG Heart!" Thanks to the VCS PTO for funding the project.
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
A sneak peak at the progress being made on the new Veazie Community School gym floor. Painters are still working on our center court logo to be followed by 4 more coats of a sealer. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we are hearing sounds of bouncing basketballs and squeaky sneakers. Go Vikings!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
First Grade has been working hard during Zoom each day. Today we did math, spelling and shared reading. We have been learning how to use Google Docs and one of our friends shared a letter with us. It was so sweet! However, the most important thing we did today was...THE CRUNCH TEST!!! Towards the end of our session we were talking about all the things we missed about school. We remembered the Crunch Test and just had to do it! We challenge you, VCS staff and students, to do the Crunch Test in your next Zoom meeting. You'll be glad you did :)!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
A student's best friend! It is always nice having a buddy during morning class time!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Good Wednesday to you! 4/15/20 with Announcements with Avery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV1cR6LmVJM
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Morning Announcements with Avery! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKOlSnPpqNA
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
WE MISS OUR VEAZIE VIKINGS! Veazie Community School "Small School, BIG Heart!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpdDm7ftKyM&feature=youtu.be
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Congratulations to VCS 7th Grade student Rachel Wheelden. Rachel's essay, 'If I Led My Community' was one of 3 award winning essays selected from entries around the state. Rachel joins two other VCS students who have won this award in the past 5 years. Thank you Mrs. Cobb!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
April 13, 2020 morning announcements with Avery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y1Zr1F1V1A
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The VCS after school Coding Club starts back-up after April Vacation--this time, two afternoons/week! More info here:
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Grades 3/4 are still getting it done. I'll bet you'll want to start cooking after you read our food poems here: http://vcsmh4.blogspot.com
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Grade 3 math students have collectively solved 20,000 questions using IXL with Mr. Arell! Congratulations! Remote Learning Rock Stars!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
April 9, 2020 Morning Announcements with Avery Messer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTrgZBcgD84
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School Virtual Book Fair! Mark your calendars: April 27 - May 10. Books-only orders of $25+ ship FREE and will be delivered right to your home. Each purchase earns rewards for VCS. Thank you for supporting our online book fair and raising a Veazie reader!!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School continues to track daily student attendance and engagement during remote learning. On Monday, we only had two "absent" students in the entire school! :) Thank you to all of our families for your dedication and support!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS 5th grade student Richard proudly displays his art assignment: a peace sign made from nature. Thank you, Richard! GREAT WORK!!!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
April 8, 2020 8:00 a.m. EST COVID-19 MEMO #8 REMOTE LEARNING EXTENDED THROUGH REMAINDER OF CALENDAR YEAR Dear Parents and Caregivers, At approximately 8:30 p.m. last night, the following advisory was released by Maine Commissioner of Education, Pender Makin: “As you know…, US CDC guidance recommends an 8 to 20 week timeframe for avoiding large group/in-person instruction once there is evidence of community transmission of COVID-19. I am recommending, with the support of the Governor, that (Maine schools)….replace classroom/group instruction with remote/distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.” This announcement means that together with other districts across Maine, Veazie Community School will continue our current remote instruction model for the remainder of the school year. The current last student day of school is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10 (when counting the 3 make-up days due to early winter storms). Reminder of Grade Level Advancement: I want to emphasize that students in good standing will move to the next grade level for the 2020-2021 school year as would normally be the case. All receiving high schools are committed to enroll our graduating 8th grade students regardless of end of year circumstances. Snow Day on Friday?: No. The remote learning environment we currently have setup will continue as scheduled so that we can stick with our scheduled last student day of Wednesday, June 10. Food Delivery: Beginning Monday, April 13, we will deliver meals once/week. Instead of prepared meals, we will shift our coordination to providing food supplies for families to make the meals. This will reduce our need for essential staff to travel to school on a regular basis—this supports social distancing and helps to keep people safe. We will not be delivering food during April School Vacation. April School Vacation: VCS will honor April School Vacation as a true vacation. There will be no remote learning/instruction during the week of April 20 - 24. If you are concerned with how your child is doing emotionally you can contact NAMI MAINE HELPLINE at 1-800-464-5767—Press 1. Please continue to use your children’s teachers as resources for support with remote learning. Do not hesitate to contact me personally should you have further questions. Thank you for your continued support. I am proud of our students, staff, and families for our perseverance and grit during these difficult times. Please take care of each other. Sincerely, Matthew D. Cyr Superintendent & Principal
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
April 8, 2020 Wacky Wednesday! Avery is rocking these morning announcements. Thank you, Avery for making our mornings fantastic! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR977aPrY6w
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
It looks like grade 1 had a coffee talk this morning!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Happy Tuesday! VCS morning announcements by Avery: *Subscribe to her Youtube channel. Morning announcements will be scheduled to upload at 6 a.m. each school morning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sPlj1fbiCg
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Maddie & Maizy, these two beautiful therapy dogs, were supposed to visit VCS this week. I think we can all agree that the timing is uncanny as we are all in need of social/emotional support right now. We will reschedule the visit....but for now, enjoy this great pic!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS 8th Grade student, Avery Messer asked if she could continue with morning announcements "until we come back to school." ABSOLUTELY, AVERY!!! Thank you for your leadership! Morning announcements: 4/6/20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi6_T-l4pxY&feature=youtu.be
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Please stop by school today to pick up your child’s cubby and locker belongings. Your help with this today will be greatly appreciated.
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Mr. Cyr and Mrs. Thibeault are up and at em this morning making breakfast and lunch meals for Monday’s delivery! We hope you all have a great weekend!
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
April 2, 2020 3:00 p.m. EST COVID-19 MEMO #7 REMOTE LEARNING EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 1, 2020 Dear Parents and Caregivers, As I am sure you are aware, Governor Mills has announced that beginning at 12:01 a.m. today, April 2, Maine residents will be prohibited from traveling outside their homes for all but “essential personal activities” and also ordered all schools closed for classroom-based instruction until May 1, 2020. This extends our current remote learning model of instruction until at least that date. All school employees are considered “essential employees” and will continue to safely travel to and from school in order to help your children to learn and grow while enhancing our capacity to provide remote learning. We will also continue to provide meal delivery with the same Monday/Wednesday schedule but are presently examining a once per week delivery for reasons of safety for all involved. Grade Level Advancement: I want to emphasize that students in good standing will move to the next grade level for the 2020-2021 school year, as would normally be the case. All receiving high schools are committed to enroll our graduating 8th grade students, regardless of end of year circumstances. We are also exploring options for how we can creatively honor our graduating 8th graders should this closure extend through the remainder of the school year. Returning Student and School Property: We are presently cleaning out student lockers/cubbies and placing all belongings into clearly labeled plastic bags. Beginning Monday, during the hours of 8am and 2pm, we will have these bags set up outside under the school entrance canopy for pickup. We will bring unclaimed bags inside each evening and begin contacting parents towards the end of the week if there are items that have not been collected. If you are concerned with how your child is doing emotionally, you can contact NAMI MAINE HELPLINE at 1-800-464-5767—Press 1. Please continue to use your children’s teachers as resources for support with remote learning. Do not hesitate to contact me personally should you have further questions. Acadia Cares Parent Forum: VCS will be hosting a live Zoom session with Northern Light Acadia Hospital’s Chris McLaughlin, LCSW. Chris hosted our parent forums earlier this winter. He will share valuable information and resources on how to best manage your child’s anxiety, as well as offering ideas and suggestions that may be helpful in keeping your own parental worries in check during this unprecedented global COVID-19 crisis. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions. Tonight’s parent forum details: Thursday, April 2 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting Link: https://emhs.zoom.us/j/9371670089 Meeting ID: 937 167 0089 Thank you for your continued support. Please take care of each other. Sincerely, Matthew D. Cyr Superintendent & Principal
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VEAZIE COMMUNITY SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL SPIRIT WEEK!!! Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Thursday, April 2 5-6:30pm Join Zoom Meeting https://emhs.zoom.us/j/9371670089 Meeting ID: 937 167 0089 Veazie Community School will be hosting a live Zoom session with Norther Light Acadia Hospital's Chris McLaughlin, LCSW. Chris hosted our parent forums earlier this winter. Chris will share valuable information and resources on how to best manage your child’s anxiety, as well as offering ideas and suggestions that may be helpful in keeping your own worries as a parent in check, during this unprecedented global coronavirus crisis. Chris will share tips, facts, and recommendations on how we all can make it through this pandemic as successfully as possible and will be open to hearing any questions you may have in how to support your child (and each other!) through this challenging time.
about 1 month ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Pete the Cat has been caught reading in the VCS library! We want to see our students reading at home, too. Share your pictures with Mrs. Shannon at mshannon@veaziecs.org.
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Parents should pickup student work between the hours of 8-12 on Thursday and Friday of this week. Work will be on tables in the lobby as we had setup last week. Please be patient as we restrict the number of people entering the school. You can help by waiting in your car until the person in front of you has left. If you are taking a Chromebook, please sign and leave the attached form. Mrs. Hathaway will be buzzing people into the building.
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Thursday morning sunshine. Some pics of our youngest learners doing sorting and letter work at home. And one of our middle school parents shared the at-home schedule she devised to keep her daughter on track. Keep up the good work, parents! Right now you are our heroes!
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our food delivery bus just left. Parents have been picking up student work since 7am as scheduled. Thank you for all the kind words of gratitude and support we have been receiving on a daily basis!
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
3/16/20 10:15a.m. EST COVID-19 MEMO #4 STUDENT WORK AND BREAKFAST/LUNCH DISTRIBUTION Tuesday, March 17 from 7am - 3pm Wednesday, March 18 from 7am - 3pm Dear Parents and Guardians, STUDENT WORK: The Veazie Community School will be open for the next two days for parents to pickup student work and technology devices (Chromebooks and iPads) Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday March 18 from 7am - 3pm. In the school lobby, individualized student packets and technology devices will be clearly marked on tables organized by grade level. CHROMEBOOKS & IPADS: Parents taking home Chromebooks and iPads (with chargers) will need to sign a waiver attached to the device. It is important for parents to know that they are fully responsible for any and all damage to the device and/or charger. BREAKFAST/LUNCH DISTRIBUTION: At this point in time, we will continue to provide breakfast and lunch for students qualifying for free & reduced lunch. The bus will leave VCS at 8am with a Veazie police officer on board and make a trip using normal bus routes. It will be expected that students or parents meet the bus at the road or normal bus stop….we will not be going door to door. VCS staff will be directly contacting qualifying families today. Our kitchen staff will create brown-bag meals for multiple days at a time in an effort to minimize social interaction. We will send home 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches on Tuesday, March 17, and 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches on Thursday, March 19. Next week, we will send home two breakfasts and 2 lunches on Monday, March 23 and 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches on Wednesday, March 25. We will continue with this Monday/Wednesday schedule should the school closure go beyond two weeks. INSTRUMENTS: Mr. Arell has placed student instruments on the benches in the lobby for parents to pickup. Keyboard students should have already received home practice instruments. Percussion students should have already received at-home practice pads. Please email Mr. Arell marell@veaziecs.org if you have any questions. We will do our best to stick with planned and announced schedules, but ask for your flexibility and understanding if new information, guidance or direction forces us to revisit these decisions. Lately, all of our focus has been on making sure our students have school work, but we must not forget the social-emotional needs of our students. Take care of each other. Talk with your child. Play a game. Go for a walk together. A hug, a smile, and reassurance goes a long way. Thank you for your continued support. Sincerely, Matthew D. Cyr Superintendent & Principal
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
A MESSAGE FROM DIANE DICKERSON, Bangor YMCA CEO OPEN FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ALL DAY SCHOOL CARE FOR FAMILIES IN NEED, BUT YMCA FITNESS AND AQUATICS CENTER TO CLOSE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 17TH AT 6:30 PM UNTIL MONDAY, MARCH 30TH March 15, 2020 A MESSAGE FROM DIANE DICKERSON, CEO To our Y Family and entire region for whom we are so honored to serve, In an effort to do everything we can to slow down this national health crisis, the Bangor Region YMCA has sadly made the decision to close the FITNESS CENTER and AQUATICS CENTER at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 17th. This closure will be in effect until Monday, March 30th. I know many of you will be disappointed with this news, but please know we are going to try in every way to provide you with continued health and wellness activities. All members will be able to sign up for VIRTUAL FITNESS PROGRAMS and will be contacted by our Health and Wellness staff regarding this. In addition, our Y members who are participating in PERSONAL TRAINING OR SMALL GROUP TRAINING will be able to continue this with their Y Trainers virtually if they desire. Again, all will be contacted by your personal trainer here at our Y. We will also be reaching out to our members as we plan any outdoor fitness programs in the next two weeks which would allow for social distancing while getting in shape and breathing the air. Keep a watch on our website and Facebook Page. We are here for all of you and will do our best to STAY HEALTHY during this trying time. We are restricting the hours of our Y from now until March 17th when we close. We will be opening at 5:00 am and closing at 6:30 pm. Our Aloupis Pool will be our only pool open for these two days, and the hours will be restricted from 5:30 am to 12:00 noon. OTHER IMPORTANT CHANGES: 1. Group classes are cancelled EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY to restrict people from being close together. There will be no land or aquatic classes until after we reopen on March 30th. 2. Child Watch will be cancelled EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. 3. Swim Lessons will be cancelled EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY and your session will resume in 2 weeks and will be extended through April Vacation. 4. Our Teen Center is closed EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. 5. All SECOND WIND events and programs are cancelled EFFECTIVELY IMMEDIATELY. 6. Senior College has cancelled all of their activities here at the Y. 7. Caring Connections Support Groups are cancelled. However, our staff is available to respond to each of you individually and provide you with whatever support you might need. 8. Our LIVESTRONG program is cancelled EFFECTIVELY IMMEDIATELY until we reopen. OUR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND ALL-DAY SCHOOL AGE CARE WILL BE OPEN from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. In an effort to support our families, and especially our healthcare providers and first responders, we are remaining open. This is being offered to our existing Y Families, as well as to OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY who needs the support. As healthcare professionals have stated, the best case situation is that everyone stays home and has a relative or friend take care of the child in their home. However, this is not possible for many people, and we need to be here for YOU. I know there are mixed feelings about this, and all I can say is that we are taking every precaution possible. Here are just a few of the things we will be doing: 1. All children will have their temperature taken as they enter the Y. 2. Hand Sanitizers must be administered at the door of the Y, and will be continued throughout the day. 3. We will use this opportunity to teach children about washing their hands, not touching their faces, not touching other children, and to try and keep space between. 4. We will have full use of the YMCA, Teen Center, and Isaac Farrar Mansion so that there will be a lot more space allowing groups to be smaller and much more spread out. 5. If necessary, we also have our beautiful Camp Jordan available for programming over the next two weeks. We have had many questions from parents: 1. Will homework help be provided? YES 2. Will kids be able to swim? YES 3. Will we need to pack a lunch for our child? YES (We are working with the school district for those children who receive free lunch from the school and will be trying to determine if we can pick up those lunches for the children. I will not have an answer on this until Monday, so please pack a lunch for your child on Monday. We will let you know for the rest of the week.) If you are needing care for your child during this time, please click on the link below, complete and submit. https://www.bangory.org/childcare-camps/before-after-school-care/full-day-care-reservation-form/ SUMMARY The best path is to stay informed on the facts which are being updated on a regular basis. Below are a list of reliable sources of information for you to read from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the State of Maine https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html Please don’t hesitate to contact the YMCA if you have any questions. And, don’t hesitate reaching out to me directly. We are all working together to get through this very difficult time and I am listening to all of you. Your opinions and thoughts matter a great deal to me. And, always know that we take these decisions very seriously and they are made with the most current information we have, with respect, thoughtfulness, compassion, wisdom, and a passionate desire to do what is best for this wonderful community we serve. To all, work with us during this time. Continue to see what we are trying to offer through our website and Facebook. We will do our best to keep you updated as we all travel this new path together. Be Safe, Diane Diane Dickerson CEO BANGOR REGION YMCA 17 Second Street, Bangor ME 04401 (C) 207 745 6133 (P) 207 941 2808 ext 305 (F) 207 941 2812 (E) ddickerson@bangorY.org (W) www.BangorYMCA.org (O) Facebook | Twitter | Instagram The Y: We're for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility THE BANGOR REGION YMCA 207 941 2808 | 17 Second Street, Bangor ME 04401 | BangorYMCA.org Facebook‌ Twitter‌ Instagram‌
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School Closure Memo: March 14, 2020 6:15pm https://5il.co/dq86
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
In an effort to proactively slow the spread of COVID-19, I am announcing that Veazie Community School will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 through Monday, March 30th. No classes, clubs, or activities will be held, and our school will be closed to the general public. The length of this closure is subject to change as the situation develops and new information becomes available.
2 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The Acadia Cares Parent Forum scheduled to be held Thursday, March 19 from 4:30 - 6:00p.m. in the VCS Library has been cancelled.
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
I was asked to share the following that may impact some of our students: 2019 and 2020 Orono-Veazie Little League registrants, Adding to the quickly growing list of cancellations, we will not hold any Orono-Veazie Little League activities in March. This includes the March 28th clinic at Mahaney Dome and pitcher-catcher clinics on March 15, 22, and 29. We will send an announcement at a later date updating you on the schedule and whether we will need to make additional cancellations in April. We will keep the webpage updated and send out further announcements as the situation evolves. https://sites.google.com/view/ovll
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Congratulations to the VCS Invention Convention winners!! Dalaney Horr 3rd place, Isabelle Ireland 2nd place, and Kylee Barker 1st place!! Thank you to our community judges for volunteering today!!
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School COVID-19 MEMO #2: https://5il.co/dmfs
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Be sure to check out VCS art work at the Bangor Mall Art Show!
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Schooldigger.com has Veazie Public Schools ranked 2nd out of 146 school districts in Maine. This ranking uses testing data for grades 3-8 at Veazie Community School, and SAT scores for our students at their respective high school (we currently have students enrolled at 6 different area high schools). Veazie Community School alone is ranked 4th out of 255 elementary schools in the state.
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Check out the Winter edition of The VIKING! https://5il.co/db9d
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Check out the latest edition of The VIKING! There are some great stories about our school and community! https://5il.co/db9d
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
We opened a Leap Year time capsule today. Students enjoyed reading letters they wrote to themselves in 2016.
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
No school today in Veazie (2/27/20)
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Members of the Veazie Community School Ci3T development team recently visited schools in Topeka, Kansas who have fully implemented the 3-tiered Ci3T program which focuses on systematic approaches to academic, behavior and social emotional support for all students. They also attended a professional training module at Kansas University with co-founders of the program. In between travels, the group visited the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site--a landmark 1954 Supreme Court case in which the justices ruled unanimously that racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional.
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Parent feedback on our first parent forum was overwhelmingly positive...... ACADIA CARES will be providing a second parent forum at the Veazie Community School on Thursday, March 19 in the VCS Library from 4:30 - 6:00p.m. Discussion will focus on Childhood/Teenage Anxiety & Resiliency. This parent forum is sensitive in nature, and for that reason, is for parents only. Please contact us ahead if you need assistance with child care. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of VCS. If you are not able to attend, please visit the Acadia CARES website for helpful parent resources: www.northernlighthealth.org/AcadiaCARES Please contact VCS School Counselor Lexie Dineen (ldineen@veaziecs.org), or VCS Principal Matthew Cyr (mcyr@veaziecs.org) if you have further questions.
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
7th grade students had fun helping our Kindergarten friends with their Valentine’s Day Minute to Win it games!!
3 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School is now accepting applications for our all-day Pre-K program and Kindergarten Programs. Stop by the school office and pick up an application package at anytime. Parents with questions are encouraged to contact VCS Superintendent and Principal, Matthew Cyr.
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The Veazie Viking Robotics Team presented to the Veazie Town Council last night and were authorized to work with Town Manager Leonard with the placement of bat houses on various town properties. Tonight, they were invited to present to the Old Town/Orono Kiwanis. We are proud!
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School will be closed today due to the dangerous forecasted weather conditions.
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
We are happy to announce our partnership with Northern Light Acadia Hospital. Being a teenager can be tough. Being the parent of a teenager can be even tougher. Veazie Community School will be hosting an Acadia Cares parent forum on Thursday, February 13 from 4:30 - 6:00p.m. in the VCS library. Acadia Cares staff will cover the following topics: Youth Suicide Prevention, Bullying, Eating Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, LGBTQ+ Youth, Youth Substance Use, and Resiliency. Attending parents will help to guide discussion. This parent forum is sensitive in nature, and for that reason, is for parents only. Please contact us ahead if you need assistance with child care. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of VCS. Please contact VCS School Counselor Lexie Dineen (ldineen@veaziecs.org), or VCS Principal Matthew Cyr (mcyr@veaziecs.org) if you have further questions.
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Congratulations to the Veazie Boys Basketball team on winning the Mid-Maine League Championship! Our girls team finished runners-up. Another successful Viking sports season!
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
In honor of World Read Aloud Day sixth graders read a Robert Munsch book to First Grade today.
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Over 2200 books have been signed out this school year from the VCS library! Graphic novels, LEGO books, new fictional series, cookbooks, picture books about dinosaurs playing sports, and nonfiction titles about mindfulness are some of our most popular recent checkouts. In the past three years, our library collection has completely flipped. We often weed through the stacks, identifying what is no longer circulating and then research the latest and greatest as well as survey students and staff for their requests. We’ve been able to place multiple orders throughout the school year, staying current with our student’s interests. Through book talks, facing books out as you would see at a bookstore, teaching students how to independently look for a book on the online catalog, rotating displays, and providing comfortable seating options for students to get lost in a book, we will always continue to cultivate a love of reading amongst our VCS students.
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School was recently named a Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Lighthouse School! Thank you to all students, staff and members of our community for the continued support.
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Below is a priority notice we have received from the Department of Education: "We have been contacted by the Penobscot County Dispatch Center, on behalf of Orono Police Department, that a Maine business has received an email threat, with specific schools identified as targets. These schools have been contacted directly, and all local police departments have been notified. The situation is being investigated. As a precaution, we have been asked to advise all Maine schools to increase situational awareness, and report any suspicious activity or persons to local law enforcement. Please advise bus drivers to also increase their awareness and report immediately any suspicious or aggressive behavior of other vehicles. We will share information as it becomes available. Please utilize your School Safety Plans and coordinate your communications and efforts with local law enforcement." Districts across Maine have received this notification. Everyone is ok. However, out of an abundance of caution Veazie Community School will take the following actions. Students and staff can move about the inside of the school as they normally would, but there is no outdoor recess, or outdoor activities. Students are with their teachers and following their normal schedule. All after school programs have been canceled. We are working with the Veazie Police Department. Also, State Police are leading the effort to investigate the threat and coordinate actions on a state-wide level. I have been notified that Veazie Community School WAS NOT named in the list of schools. Sincerely, Matthew Cyr, Superintendent & Principal
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Mark your calendars!
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
These Mathletes represented VCS over the weekend at the regional MathCounts competition. All students performed very well against top math students in the area! Nick finished 10th out of 78 in the individual round and earned a trip to the state competition! Go Vikings!
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Congratulations to VCS middle school students participating in our school spelling bee. Good luck to Tristan and Halle on earning the top two spots. The two of them will represent VCS at the County Bee at Center Drive School on February 12.
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Thank you 'Seniors and Friends of Veazie' group for generously donating snacks for VCS students! Karen Walker and Sandra Patterson are seen here making a special delivery! Small School (& TOWN), Big Heart!
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
This new library book, “Be a Maker,” is becoming one of our favorites! Today, grade two was not only inspired by the words to create something new, but they also took with them stronger theme throughout the story-to make a difference, be a friend, and give back to your community
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The VCS Student Council served as guest chef volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House this evening and delivered our donation of $925!! Thank you to all VCS middle school students for their very generous donations!!
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
A 4th grade student randomly left the following message on the board today. There is PLENTY of kindness in this world.
4 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Second graders would like to give a BIG shoutout to their classmate! Kirk saved his money and bought his class a giant box of woodless colored pencils! We were very happy to start 2020 with new supplies! Thank you Kirk! You Rock!
5 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Mr. Cyr had wonderful breakfast dates before school this morning! These two were winners of the PTO online auction breakfast with the principal!
5 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Thank you to all of our families who have participated in our library’s second at home Maker Challenge. This trimester, students and their families were encouraged to disguise a snowman to help him or her blend in with book characters and go unnoticed during the winter season. There’s still time to participate! Please drop your snowman off with Mrs. Shannon.
5 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The Middle School Coin War Rages on! 8th Grade is currently in the lead with 5,380 points 7th Grade is currently in 2nd place with 1,246 points 6th Grade is currently in last place with -5,968 The total amount raised for the Ronald McDonald House Charities: $462.68 Our new goal is $500 by 12/20!!!!
5 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The Veazie Community School Viking Robotics team was in Augusta today competing in the state championship along with 28 other teams from around Maine. VCS had the second highest robot score and won the Innovative Solution Award for their project focusing on introducing bats into our community. Wow! Wow! Wow! We are proud! Go Vikings!
6 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Calling all Veazie Alumni!! We are in the early stages of planning our February edition of THE VIKING, a Veazie Community Newspaper. If you graduated from the Veazie Community School or the John R. Graham School, please consider letting us know how things are going!
6 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Pre-K through Grade 2 is spending a few minutes each morning talking about kindness. Each day a different way to be kind is revealed and the students are challenged to try to use it throughout the day. It's a fun and meaningful way to countdown to December break.
6 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Many middle school students chose to go outside today during lunch recess to enjoy the freshly fallen snow!
6 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
School may be closed but our PTO online auction is still running! Bid soon because the auction ends at 8pm tonight! Thank you for supporting our PTO....we have already surpassed our fundraising goal! https://www.32auctions.com/vcspto2019
6 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School will be closed on Tuesday, December 3. The timing and confidence of the predicted weather forecast present a rare opportunity to provide advanced notice for families to secure child care and other safety precautions. Please take care.
6 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
It isn’t ‘Twins Day’......I think Liam is trying to take over Mr. Cyr’s job!
6 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The Veazie Viking Robotics Team traveled to Jay for a qualifying competition along with 23 other teams from central and western Maine. Our team had the 2nd highest score in the Robot Performance category and finished 2nd place in the head-to-head competition. On to states we go!
6 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The Student Council is selling VCS Pura Vida bracelets to benefit the student council and the activities we sponsor throughout the year. For the next two weeks students and staff only can purchase a bracelet by bringing in $5 to the Batcave (Ms. Spinney's room). Purchasing a Pura Vida bracelet does more than just benefit our little school, read all about how the company got started and how they provide full time jobs for artisans.
6 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Monday, November 18 All after school activities at Veazie Community School are cancelled due to the forecasted road conditions during evening commutes.
6 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
SAVE THE DATE!
6 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The Scholastic Book Fair was incredibly successful! Thanks to the flexibility of teachers, the support of families, the PTO and student volunteers, and most importantly, our young readers, we were able to raise almost $1500! Enjoy your new books!
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our scheduled blood donations for tomorrow's Red Cross drive are very low. Please consider donating! Register at www.redcrossblood.org.
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Mr. Arell's parent/teacher conference times are as follows: 3-6pm on Thursday, and 3-5:30 on Friday. If he is not in the music room, you can find him in Mrs. Hileman's room.
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Hello, my name is Sarah Moon and I am the new Art Educator here at VCS, I will be available to meet with parents for conferences on Thursday, November 7th from 3-4:30. If this time is not convenient or if anyone has any questions they can email me at smoon@veaziecs.org Thanks and hope to see some of you soon!
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Busy week at VCS: Book Fair all week; Parent/Teacher Conferences Thurs/Friday evening; Red Cross Blood Drive Friday 1-6; PTO Craft Fair Saturday 9-3.
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The forecast for Friday is calling for snow....not a considerable amount, but enough for a reminder to make sure your child has appropriate winter weather clothing, including boots, winter coat, hat, mittens, and snow pants (if they plan on playing in the snow). Thank you!
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The VCS Robotics Team is preparing for regionals held on November 23 in Jay, Maine. Engineers are currently working hard at building & programming individual robots with hopes that their design and programs are selected! Go Vikings!
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School Parent-Teacher Conferences are being held Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8 from 3 - 6:30p.m. Be on the lookout for sign-up forms. Contact your child's teacher if you have questions. Thank you for your support!
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
As part of the VCS Civil Rights Team 'Welcome Day' project, every staff and student wore their VCS shirt for this incredible photo. Wow! "Small School, BIG Heart!"
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The VCS Civil Rights Team in partnership with The Civil Rights Team Project kicked off our Welcome day celebrations by hanging a welcome sign, welcoming everyone no matter their race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation at the following Veazie businesses: American Concrete, Flaggs, Tradewinds, Raegamuffins, and the Stucco Lodge. This morning the VCS Civil Rights Team welcomed every student as they came to school with a welcome banner! Stay tuned for a special photo of our VCS family!!
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Congratulations to BOTH Veazie Community School soccer teams on winning the league championship tonight!!! We are Veazie! We are Vikings! We are Proud!
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Today marks “Z” day for our Kindergarteners. For 26 days they celebrated a different letter of the alphabet. Students brought in a wide range of artifacts that started with particular letters. They also enjoyed dressing the part! Staff also got involved on spirit days. Thank you Mrs. Chandler for engaging some of our young learners!
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our Book Fair is just around the corner!
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Grades 3/4 are enjoying inside recess by playing 'Shut The Box'! If you haven't played it before, I highly recommend it!
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Today we dedicated one of our school garden raised beds to former Veazie resident, Dean Francis Webster, who passed away this past spring. VCS first grader, Tucker Clapp referred to his grandfather as "Fie." Mr. Webster had a passion for gardening and it was the wish of he and his family for donations to be made in his name to the Veazie Community School Garden. We graciously received dozens of donations totaling more than $1400 which helped to build three additional raised beds as well a wonderful outdoor classroom. Thank you, "Fie," and thank you to your family for this generous donation.
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS 7th grader, Sarah Hartford's passion for baking has grown into her her own business--Spoonful of Sugar! Today, Sarah treated VCS staff to apple crumble and pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese toppings. We are proud of you, Sarah! And the cupcakes were quite delicious!
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
SNOW DAY! Not really, but now is a good time to talk about the weather. Please make sure that our office has updated cel phone numbers in the event that we must text a school cancellation, delay or early release. After much feedback, we will be only using text message for these types of communications. We will also continue to use area TV and radio websites and stations to post information. Please take a moment to read this important document regarding winter weather: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/191474/Winter_Weather___School.pdf
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
We love our PTO helpers. They come in weekly to help laminate, cut, sort......whatever they can do to help our teachers keep their focus on teaching and learning. Thank you, PTO!
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The Civil Rights team, would like to announce that we will be participating in the state wide Welcome Day next Friday, 10/25/19. We will be greeting all students and parents when they come to school! This day is to show that we welcome all people no matter their race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender including gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. We encourage all students to wear their VCS attire on this day!
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
STORYBOOK PUMPKINS!!! A great opportunity for family involvement in our school!
7 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
As part of our Veteran's Day Celebration on Friday, November 8, VCS will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 1:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. Call 1-800-RED CROSS; or visit RedCrossBlood.org to schedule an appt. Walk-ins will be welcome!
8 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Firefighters Pete, Caleb and Sara were in to teacher PreK through 4 students about fire safety. Kindergarten and Grade One will visit the fire station next week.
8 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
During today’s teacher in-service day we formalized shared leadership groups and took a moment to celebrate successes. Thank you to Mrs. Brooks for providing breakfast and our PTO for providing Subway for lunch—as well as pencil sharpeners and new pencils (the good ones)!
8 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our PTO Online Auction is just around the corner. Please consider donating items for the auction--this can be gift cards, gift certificates, as well as actual prizes.
8 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Mrs. Moon, our amazing Art Teacher is already displaying projects created by VCS artists!
8 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
One of three local TV news broadcasts about the 'Modern Band' music program Mr. Arell is starting as part of our upcoming FLEX Friday program...this one is on WLBZ. Be on the lookout for a broadcast from FOX News Bangor, as well as WABI. https://www.newscentermaine.com/video/news/education/veazie-students-learn-the-importance-of-music/97-0fa3a709-6de0-4aa7-9530-63f9849a8440?fbclid=IwAR2TaUCdunLrmtTvzkRkR2H0utJN6b1xpkdpS_6dM2Xu9vYGYnYNPnCWbYE
8 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Most, if not all, of our students regularly go home with books from our library and book room. We are noting that quite a few of our 'book room' books taken by K - 3 students are not making their way back to school. Please return any books stamped property of VCS. Thank you!
8 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
All of today's hot lunch salad bar came from our school garden! We are loving harvest season at VCS!
8 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The Thursday Garden Club scattered fall harvest happiness this afternoon!! Look from them throughout the school!
8 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
School picture day is Monday, September 23. Retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, October 29.
8 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The Garden Club is harvesting with Mrs. Richard for the next three weeks. Flowers for classrooms, food for the lunchroom. They also planted new lettuce!
9 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Dear VCS Families, Please be on the lookout for very important paperwork coming to you via mail. We are proud to be partnering with Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. to upgrade our school-wide strategic plan and capital improvement plan. This important mailing contains survey links and unique access codes. Completion time for the survey is estimated to be 15 minutes. Surveys must be completed by September 30, 2019. We are hoping to have every parent or guardian complete a survey. Please contact me if you feel that your mailing address was overlooked (we used all physical addresses provided to us during this fall's registration period). Data generated from the survey will help us to identify and celebrate our strengths as well as identify opportunities for growth. As a school, we are consistently looking for opportunities to grow so we can better and more strategically address each student's needs, goals and aspirations. Thank you very much for your time and support. Sincerely, Matthew D. Cyr Superintendent & Principal
9 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Welcome Mrs. Dorrity, our new PE & Health Teacher! We hope you have an awesome first day!!
9 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Tomorrow (9/4/19) is the last day to place an order with davidfrenchmusic.com if you want your instrument to arrive by Friday. Please contact Mr. Arell if you have any questions regarding obtaining an instrument.
9 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Congrats to Mr. Arell and the VCS music program on being featured in a news piece on WABI this evening! https://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Music-plays-its-way-into-Veazie-Community-School-558732661.html
9 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
A great sign that kids are happy to be back in school....one student was absent yesterday and 100% perfect attendance today!
9 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Thank you Connor Archer and The Courageous Steps Project for the generous donation of school supplies!
9 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Thank you Maine Department of Education and Commissioner Pender Makin for recognizing the hard work and dedication required to support teaching and learning in public schools! Cheers to a great school year! https://www.maine.gov/doe/thankyou
9 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Mr. Arell is excited about some changes with this year's music programming! Check out his blog, and stop by to see him at tomorrow evening's Open House! http://musicatvcs.blogspot.com/2019/08/exciting-music-updates-for-2019-2020.html
9 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our harvest has begun! Thank you to Mrs. Frazier, Mrs. Richard, Mrs. Stone and their family members for caring for our garden throughout the summer.
10 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Important Town Hall Meeting Update
10 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
10 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS summer programs were visited by rabbits today!
10 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our summer programs were visited by one of Mrs. Howard’s goats this morning!
11 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
One of our summer projects has been improving our school garden classroom area. We have added 3 additional beds, removed sod from inside and around to improve care (and reduce wet sneakers), and created a patio area where our outdoor tables will sit.
11 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
So far we have had 19 alumni respond with wonderful news of where life has taken them after leaving the 8th grade in Veazie (Veazie Community School AND the John R. Graham School). If you graduated from Veazie, please consider taking this survey with chance of being in our August, 2019 edition of THE VIKING! https://forms.gle/djkJWBAwJZ9Y3vNs9
11 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
One of our summer projects was to replace the carpeting on our music risers! Details matter! We are proud of our programs.
11 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our summer Library Program begins tomorrow, July 2. Mrs. Shannon has prepared activities for students of all ages every Tuesday during the month of July. Please see the attached schedule!
11 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Adrian is at it again! One of his coding games is being featured on a MakeCode blog. The features highlighted in this video were taught to our Friday Code Club students this year! https://blog.adafruit.com/2019/06/28/makecode-arcade-game-of-the-week-t-rex-run-adafruit-johnedgarpark-adafruit-msmakecode/
11 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Reminder: Round 1 of our Chromebook Student Purchase Project begins next week. Chromebook devices must be picked up by a parent or guardian (grades 1 - 6) in the VCS office on one of the following dates: June 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 between the hours of 7:30am and 3pm. Please bring cash or check in the amount of $30 per device (we cannot accept credit or debit cards). Round 1 sales are only open to current students in grades 1 - 6--who will be purchasing their own device. Once this round 1 purchase period is over, we will assess the amount of remaining devices (if any) and develop a plan for the sale of remaining devices to staff and students in grades PK, K, 7 & 8. Thank you for your patience while we work through this first of it's kind project (for VCS).
11 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Congratulations to VCS Spanish Teacher, Adrian Arias-Palomo who recently graduated from the Picademy, held at San Jose State University, CA. Adrian is also our Friday Code Club instructor...to the best of our knowledge, he is the first Picademy graduate in Maine!
11 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
I am happy to share news that our school budget was passed in today's referendum vote by a margin of 51 yes and 2 no votes. The validation referendum process was also voted to be removed by a margin of 38 no and 15 yes.
11 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The Veazie School Budget Referendum is today! Please vote at the Veazie Town Office. Voting hours are 8am to 8pm. Thank you for your support!
11 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
We are only minutes away from graduating this amazing group of 8th graders!
11 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
On this last day of school, I want to take a moment to congratulate our 'Perfect Attendance' students...these students did not miss a single day of school! Miles Bragdon, Olivia Bragdon, Camden Brown, Lily Chandler, Dylan Dupuis, Ben Francis, William Francis, Warren Hathaway, Tulia Lancisi, Laurali Parker, Piper Parker, Aynslie Sirois & Richard Watson. This next list of students only missed one day of school! Carter Bragdon, Alexa Carlisle, Paul Friess, Ainsley Hathaway, Emmaline Hyde & Liam Wheelden.
12 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Don't forget: our Primary Students are putting on the musical, I NEED A VACATION, tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the gym. Donations will go towards our PTO Visual and Performing Arts Fund.
12 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Round 1 of our Chromebook Student Purchase Project begins next week. Chromebook devices must be picked up by a parent or guardian (grades 1 - 6) in the VCS office on one of the following dates: June 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 between the hours of 7:30am and 3pm. Please bring cash or check in the amount of $30 per device (we cannot accept credit or debit cards). Round 1 sales are only open to current students in grades 1 - 6--who will be purchasing their own device. Once this round 1 purchase period is over, we will assess the amount of remaining devices (if any) and develop a plan for the sale of remaining devices to staff and students in grades PK, K, 7 & 8. Thank you for your patience while we work through this first of it's kind project (for VCS).
12 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Thank you Courtney, Andy, and Smitty (not in pic) for helping assemble our outdoor classroom tables. This addition to our learning garden will make it easier for classrooms to enjoy this beautiful space! Two down, two to assemble!
12 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Congratulations Anna MacDonald, VCS Principal for the Day! She had a full agenda including reading to Pre-K, checking in with each classroom, and having a morning meeting with the Town Manager to discuss the budget!
12 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to participate in Seacoast United Soccer Camp! Veazie residents receive a 50% discount, AND, camp is held on the school fields!
12 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Congrats to VCS 5th grade students on graduating the D.A.R.E. program! Thank you Officer Jones for teaching this worthwhile program!
12 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Important Upcoming Dates: VOTE TOMORROW at Town Office (8am - 8pm). Town Meeting Tuesday (tomorrow) evening at 8pm. Primary Musical Thursday, June 13 at 1:30pm and 6pm. Last Student Day Monday, June 17 (Field Day). 8th grade graduation Monday, June 17 at 7pm.
12 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Microsoft released a new coding platform called MakeCode. Our Friday Code Club has been exploring the gaming section. Mr. Arias-Palomo (Adrian), is active in the developer community (beta) and one of his games "Jumpy Mateo Platformer" was recently featured by Microsoft!
12 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Today was our last FLEX Friday for the year. The Reduce, Reuse, Recycle club met with James Dunning, Assistant General Manager at Casella who talked about how recycling in our region works. Students learned about what items you can and cannot recycle!
12 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The after school garden club did not get a lot of support from Mother Nature this spring, but took full advantage of yesterday afternoon's sunny weather! They have prepped our beds, planted vegetables, and even started experimenting with our hydroponic carts!
12 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The spring concert was last week, but our bands are still learning new music! Today they were playing the theme music to Mario Brothers while classmates took turn playing the actual Mario Brothers game using Mr. Arell's original Nintendo!
12 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our spring lost and found collection is now neatly displayed for parents to stop by and take a peak. Items not claimed after school let’s out for summer will be donated to Goodwill.
12 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
In the spirit of Arbor Day, and in memory of a former student, VCS Pre-K students planted a lilac bush near our school garden. Forester, Dave Wardrop and Veazie Town Manager, Mark Leonard assisted with the project!
12 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
We have just 25 yearbooks remaining! $15 - See Mrs. Shannon in the library!
12 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Check out the spring, 2019 edition of, THE VIKING. Veazie residents should be receiving a copy in the mail within the next few days. Click here: https://5il.co/7vbn
12 months ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Congrats to VCS Speech Contest winners! Emily Adams in 3rd, Lana Friess in 2nd and Ben Francis in 1st place. All students did an outstanding job! Thank you to our PTO for providing Target Gift Cards for the winners!
almost 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Student Council led a Random Dance Party to kick off this 3 day weekend!! Happy Memorial Day!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
This afternoon's baseball/softball games are cancelled. There are no after school practices.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS Chromebook Recycle Project Veazie Community School is in the process of updating our Chromebook laptop devices for all students in grades 1 - 6. Instead of selling our used devices to low-bidding tech. suppliers who turn around and re-sell them for a high mark-up, we are offering our students the ability to purchase their own device at the very reasonable price of $30 (Lenovo N22). Money raised through this project will help offset the costs of new devices. We are asking parents of students currently enrolled in grades 1 - 6 to complete the following survey: https://forms.gle/S6fk8SeyRFRLPiSN8
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School Spring Concert Thursday, May 30 at 6:00p.m. Please join us in support of the VCS performing arts!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Meet our municipal and school committee candidates!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Yearbooks are on sale now--$15 each!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Last night in Augusta, VCS 8th grade students, Rebekah Jaksa and Martin Skacel received the Maine Scholar Leader Award. We are VERY proud of these two amazing individuals!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Mark your calendars!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Grade 8 enjoyed a pizza party today!! Hard to believe we will be saying goodbye to these students in just a few weeks! Big thank you to Brewer’s Twin City Pizza!!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Thank you all for your support of the Scholastic Book Fair. We were able to provide 37 new books to classroom libraries and students took home over $1400 in free books!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Due to the forecasted rain along with unseasonable temperatures, we are postponing this afternoon’s softball game and cancelling all after school team practices.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
THANK YOU HANNAFORD HELPS SCHOOLS!!! For the second consecutive year, VCS has won the Hogan Road Hannaford program award for having the highest participation at that store! Hannaford awarded our PTO with a check for $1,000!!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Friday is the last day of the Scholastic Book Fair! Students have already earned over $900 in FREE books by taking advantage of the Buy One, Get One Free sale! “The Three Little Super Pigs”, “Dog Man” graphic novels, and LEGO have been our top sellers, but we still have plenty of copies left! The library will be open until 4:30pm.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
A library within a library! Check out Ms. Glunt’s little library.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair will be at the VCS Library Monday, April 29-Friday, May 3. Students will have the opportunity to browse and shop during their Library Media class (listed below), and we’ll also be open until 4:30 each day. This is a great way to help our classrooms earn new books and get a head start on summer reading for students! PreK: Wednesday K: Monday 1-3: Tuesday 4-5: Thursday Middle School: Monday/Wednesday
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Today's home softball game vs. All Saints has been postponed to a later date (not yet scheduled).
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
4/23/19 All after school events and practices have been cancelled. Officials are working on a reschedule date for the track meet.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Seacoast United Soccer Club has been a wonderful partner and supporter of our FLEX Friday program. Veazie will once again be hosting some of their summer soccer programs---with Veazie residents receiving a 50% discount! Sign-up today!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
As part of P.E. class, Kindergarten through Grade 3 students began their swimming & gymnastics unit last Friday at the Old Town YMCA. Thank you to to our PTO for supporting this wonderful learning experience!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School parents, please take a moment to complete this anonymous survey. Survey results tied to strategic planning and will be used to assess and inform current practices and procedures. Please contact Mr. Cyr if you or someone you know would prefer a pencil/paper survey. Thank you. https://forms.gle/EkHQV4pACcSy6R2LA
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School will be closed today, Monday, April 8.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Mark your calendars! The Veazie 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run is set for Saturday, August 10!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Kindergarten through Grade 3 parents....please remember to send your child to school tomorrow with their bathing suit, a towel, a plastic bag for wet clothes and comfy clothes that are easy to change in and out of. They will begin their swim lesson unit in P.E. class tomorrow!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
There was a “crime” here at VCS and our 7th grade students are applying everything they have learned during their CSI unit to investigate with the assistance of Sergeant Fizell and Mr. Zerfoss.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie School Alumni (VCS and John R. Graham School), please consider contributing to our spring edition of THE VIKING Alumni Spotlight! Answer the brief survey at this link: https://forms.gle/h1oe2MTjBf9MNDpW6 Thank you!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Good luck to VCS 8th grader, Maddie Brown who is participating in the State Geography Bee today (held at the University of Maine at Farmington).
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
An Important Message to VCS Parents: I want to take a moment to recognize the Veazie Community School Staff and Students for their response to today's lockdown situation. Today was a perfect school crisis scenario with a perfect outcome. As a school we were faced with every challenging variable one could imagine--there was still 5 minutes remaining of our scheduled arrival time, there were a handful of late arriving students and we were responding with a limited amount of information from public safety (too little to attempt to reach out to parents in fear of causing more harm than good). Throughout all of this situation, everyone was safe. We practice school crisis drills for a reason. The entire VCS family stepped up today and demonstrated great respect, maturity, and support for one another. I am extremely proud of our staff and students for their behaviors during this difficult and stressful situation. Part of our crisis plan involves debriefing. We met as a staff after school today to discuss what went well, as well as ways we can improve. This process also includes further conversation with local public safety officials. I encourage you to discuss the importance of school safety with your children as you deem appropriate. Please do not hesitate to contact myself, your child's teacher, or our school counselor should you or your child need further support. Thank you. Matthew Cyr VCS Superintendent & Principal
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS was notified this morning of potential threats made to a neighboring school. We immediately went into a lockdown and accounted for all staff and students. We have since been notified that there is no real threat. We have cleared the lockdown and are running a normal schedule. All staff and students are safe.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The mall show is over, but with that comes good news! We had a silver and a gold star award for student artwork. Silver star is an honorable mention. Gold star means that that student’s work moves on to be featured at the University of Maine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor in April. SILVER STAR: Rebekah Jaksa, Grade 8: binocular scene in acrylic paint GOLD STAR: Lily Chandler, Grade 7: sailboat scene in acrylic paint
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS 5th grader, Emmaline Hyde was recognized today at L.L.Bean in Freeport for her 2nd place finish in her age category as part of the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Competition!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS was treated to a wonderful performance from the University of Maine Touring Theater Group. Thank you Mr. Bilodeau for making it happen!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS primary and intermediate staff started a two-part after-school professional development series focused on Word Study.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our phones are currently down while construction crews replace a pole on School Street. Please email lswift@veaziecs.org if you need to contact the school office.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Please take a moment to read the linked health note provided by our school nurse. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/323457/springhealthnote.pdf
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our 'White Bus' serving Thompson/Village/State Street will be 15 minutes late this afternoon due to mechanical problems. Students are safely waiting here at the school for the replacement bus.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School was well represented at today's State Invention Convention. This amazing group of students made us all very, VERY proud! Congratulations to Camden Brown on his 3rd place finish, Duncan Carlisle on his 2nd place finish, and Olivia Bragdon for earning 1st place honors! WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
2nd Trimester Report Cards will be going home with students this afternoon.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS 7th & 8th graders got to spend part of their day visiting the interactive exhibits at the Maine Science Festival.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Congratulations to Emmaline Hyde on her 2nd place award in the 25th Annual Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest! We are proud of you! Emmaline will receive her award at LLBean in Freeport next Saturday. Thank you Mrs. Curtis for your guidance and support!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
EGGSTRAVAGANZA Community Breakfast! Saturday, March 30 from 8 - 9:30a.m. at the Veazie Community School Cafeteria. Join us for a FREE breakfast. There will be an egg hunt for children up to 8 years old. Sponsored by the Veazie Student Council, PTO, Police & Fire Depts.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
IMPORTANT MEA TESTING INFORMATION: Grades 3 - 8 will be taking the Mathematics and ELA Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) on the following dates: March 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28; and April 2. Grades 5 & 8 will take the Science test after April Vacation. All public schools receiving State and Federal dollars are required to administer the MEA each year. Students will begin each testing day with a breakfast snack provided by our PTO, and a physical activity so that they can have food in their belly and to get their blood flowing! This will be followed by a single test for that day. We reorganized the entire school schedule for the remainder of the day so that students will not miss any core instruction as well as their beloved specials. We are hoping that our changes will provide students the best chance for success without shutting down the entire school during these mandated assessments. We also hope that by testing all grade levels on the same days and making these dates available in advance will allow parents greater opportunity to assist our efforts by helping to ensure students are well rested. While no single test can give a complete picture of student achievement and the amazing things happening everyday at VCS, the MEA combined with other information can and does help us better understand how to best meet the needs of our students. Thank you for your support! -Mr. Cyr
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The VCS annual Invention Convention was held yesterday! Students have spent the last several weeks researching problems and finding solutions to many everyday problems. They all worked hard developing their inventions to solve some of those problems and to market them. A big thank you to this year’s judges, James Dunning, Dr. Julie Keene, and Valli Vel. Our top 5 participants will be moving on to the State Invention Convention next week and they are as follows: Will Francis, Camden Brown, Olivia Bragdon, Duncan Carlisle, and Lana Friess!!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Even more students stayed after school yesterday for winter carnival activities lead by our amazing Student Council!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Reminder: Monday, March 11 is a Teacher In-Service Day at Veazie Community School. There is no school on Monday, March 11.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Remember when you used to like to keep your winter boots and ski pants connected?
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Winter Carnival after school fun! Excellent work by our Student Council on hosting this first of it's kind event!!! Thank you to the extra staff that stayed after to assist. 75% of the entire school (PK - 8) stayed after school tonight!!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our Student Council kicked off Winter Carnival week with a fun assembly this morning filled with challenging games and winter trivia. There will be after school events tonight and Thursday, and a culminating afternoon celebration on Friday that will include a camp fire tended by the Veazie Fire Dept. so that our PTO can make S'Mores for all students to go along with their hot chocolate!
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
March is Youth Art Month! This great display featuring many different works from students in grades Pre-K - 12 all around the Bangor area will be up until Saturday, March 23rd by the old Sears entrance. The picture below includes the Veazie Community School panel! Great work by all of our artists under the guidance of VCS Art Teacher, Ms. Ashley Curtis.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School will be closed on Monday, March 4.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
By now, many of you have probably heard about the "MOMO" Challenge on the Internet right now. Some say it is a hoax and some say it is real…... either way it has gone viral and is gaining a lot of media attention with several news reports showing disturbing pictures. This is a great time to discuss Internet Safety. The following Internet Safety guidelines should be followed by schools and homes at all times, and not just when things like the “momo challenge” present themselves: -Bringing up the MoMo Challenge (or other safety concerns) specifically may lead children to investigate it themselves. Instead, consider asking them whether they encountered anything online that caused them to be worried or upset. -If your child is aware of this trend, remind them that Momo is not a real person, cannot directly harm them and cannot tell them to do anything. -Remind children never to contact strangers online, regardless of the method, and never to give out personal information. -Tighten device settings and parental controls. -Report and block any content that is harmful or disturbing. -Supervise your child’s online activity, limit video games and YouTube use to shared family spaces and keep an eye out for unknown phone numbers or email addresses. As a school, we follow all federal rules and guidelines to keep children safe while using the school network and school devices. Unfortunately, as hard as we try, there always seems to be something new that trends with students and young people long before parents and school staff become “in the know" (such as the Momo Challenge). VCS will continue to use best practices and embed digital citizenship in all that we do. Students only spend a small portion of their day in schools, however, so we ask for support from the home front in monitoring the use of technology and more importantly, talking with your children about what they do online. Please stress that children should always report anything they see or hear that makes them feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Thank you for your support.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The VCS Student Council is hosting a Winter Carnival week, nest week. Many of the activities are after school, and require signed parent permission--these forms have been sent home. Here is a copy if you'd like to print. Reminder: Parents must pick-up students on days they stay after....the school does not provide after school transportation.
about 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS Student Council Team Members delivered the donations they collected over the last few weeks to the Bangor Humane Society!! A big thank you to everyone who brought in donations! This was a great way to kick-off Feb. Vacation week! Stay safe everyone!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Laurali Parker and Martin Skacel proudly represented Veazie Community School at last night's Penobscot County Spelling Bee. Congrats to both students just for the honor of being there. Martin finished in 4th place!! WE ARE PROUD!!!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Art Fundraiser! Be on the lookout for materials related to an art fundraiser. Parents will be able to purchase a variety of items displaying their child's art work! All money raised will be used to purchase art supplies for our PK - 8 program. Please contact our art teacher, Ms. Curtis if you have any questions: acurtis@veaziecs.org
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The Veazie Town Office is closed today. There will still be trash pickup.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13. Be safe.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School is now accepting applications for our 2019-2020 full-day Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs. Please stop by our school to pick-up documentation and schedule a school tour with the Principal, Matt Cyr.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our student council Boxtop collection goal is within reach!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Congrats to VCS spelling bee winner Martin Skacel, and runner-up, Laurali Parker. Both will represent our school at the County Spelling Bee on 2/13/19 at Center Drive School in Orrington (6p.m. start). All spellers were outstanding in today's school spelling bee!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Congratulations to Veazie Community School Boys and Girls Basketball Teams! This evening, both teams finished runners-up in the Small School Division 1 Tournament. The boys team also won the Sportsmanship award, which is voted by league coaches. WE ARE PROUD!!!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Thank you Dead River Company. General Manager, Chad Caron donated tickets to Sunday’s UMaine men’s basketball game. Every VCS player and coach received a ticket!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Grades 2/3 had a great time working together to complete tasks and escaping The Winn-Dixie Escape Room. They solved task about the plot, the characters, and the vocabulary from the book. They received certificates and a party featuring food from our reading!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Reminder! VCS Student Council is collecting donations for the Bangor Humane Society, all donations need to be delivered to VCS by February 14th! The grade level wing with the most donations will be earning an ice cream party to celebrate their efforts!!!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
One of our Civil Rights Team projects was featured in a State of Maine publication! WAY TO GO VCS!!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LFXXfeirD2kCsGZsEsnOPt0-e3pazrSs/view
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Kindergarten students were so engaged during our read aloud of “The Toll Bridge Troll” during Library Media class Monday. After our story, filled with lots of reenacting, new vocabulary, and even a little math, students were challenged to build their own bridge using KEVA planks. Students worked cooperatively with a partner across the river from them to help their bears cross using only twenty blocks. We’ll spend the month of February reading different versions of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” along with a specific Makerspace or STEM activity to accompany each book. The conversations and problem solving techniques these Kindergarten students shared with one another were so inspiring, and we can’t wait to see what else they can create!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
4-8 Band students are invited to play pep band music as part of Tuesday's basketball tournament games. Band students will stay after school and can be picked up at 5PM or stay for the second game with parent supervision. Parents, be sure to read and sign and return the letter sent home with students.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
PRESS START! Join us tonight at 6pm.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School will be Closed Today, Wednesday, January 30, 2019
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The Veazie School Committee has a new member! Welcome, Alex Friess. The Town Council approved his application last night to fill-in for the recently vacated seat (until the June elections). Alex is the Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UMaine and proud parent of two VCS Viking students!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Join us for lunch this Saturday and support a great cause. VCS art teacher, Mrs. Curtis is at it again, this time all proceeds go to the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Winter FLEX Friday signups are this week! Every VCS student in grades K - 8 will participate in a self-selected, 9-week course. Classes begin immediately after morning attendance, so don't be late! This winter's selections are pretty amazing, and include: Public Safety Club (with Veazie PD and FD); Wrestling (with Bangor Area Wrestling Club); Scrapbooking, Rescue Dog Read Alouds at Bangor Humane Society; Dungeons & Dragons; Seacoast United Soccer Clinic; American Sign Language; Self-Defense (with Eastern Maine School of Self-Defense); Science Fun; Read, Write, Think; Advanced 3-D Printing (with the UMaine 3D Printing Club); Deep Snow Disc Golf; Yearbook Club; Trivia; & Knitting. THANK YOU TO ALL VCS staff as well as community clubs, businesses, organizations and parents for volunteering and supporting this incredibly unique learning opportunity that has quickly become a cornerstone of our amazing little school. "Small School, BIG Heart!"
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Y-Works After School Care is expanding and now accepts "drop-in" care for those who do not want/need to sign-up for weekly child care. The fee is $25/day, and caps at $100/week. Participating children are required to register (once/year). Please direct questions to YMCA director Kristen Parker at 941-2808 ext. 327
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS was well represented this weekend at the MathCounts Competition. Our team finished in 6th place overall. Madison Brown had the 22nd best score with Martin Skacel earning the 29th best score. Great work, Viking Mathletes!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Today's rain on top of ice jams caused a pretty extensive roof leak in our library. The roofing company was unsure when they could respond due to the large volume of emergency calls...... Veazie Fire Chief Mark Leonard and Assistant Fire Chief Pete Metcalf did not hesitate to offer their support and effort in these extreme conditions. We are grateful for all of the support Veazie Police and Fire departments provide our school and community!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! Our 4th and 5th grade is performing a musical this year titled, 'PRESS START' This video-game based production will have two performances on Friday, February 1. A 1pm matinee and a 6pm evening show. Hope to see you there!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
5th grade begins their snowshoe unit by learning how to walk and run in snowshoes through the VCS sports fields. We are hoping to hit some trails soon! All VCS students know that it is important to get outside and stay active, even in the winter!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Mr. Cyr treated these three great kids to breakfast this morning at Dysart's. Their parents were winners of the 'breakfast with the principal' PTO online auction item. Our meal proved to be a diet buster once poutine was ordered as a breakfast appetizer! We had a great time singing in the car and even went through the car wash! Good luck to next year's bidders!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The VCS Student Council is coordinating a donation drive for the Bangor Humane Society. Please note the suggested donation list attached to this post.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The VCS Student Council is challenging the school to collect 2,500 Box Tops before February 25. Clip, cut, send ‘em in! Thank you!!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Substitute Teachers Needed. If you are interested, please complete our non-teaching application today! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/191785/VZ_Non_Teaching_Application.pdf
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The Hannaford Clynk Contest begins today! Stop by our front office to pick up your green, Clynk bags with our PTO stickers.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
All after school activities at Veazie Community School are cancelled today: Wednesday, 1/9/19. This afternoon's basketball games will be rescheduled to a later date.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
All after school activities at Veazie Community School are cancelled today, 1/8/19. This afternoon's basketball games will be rescheduled to a later date.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Current weather forecasts are calling for the chance of rain/snow/ice mixing during arrival and dismissal times over the next couple of days. Please use this opportunity to make sure that alternative plans are in place should a delayed start or early release be necessary.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Mark your calendars! A wonderful community fundraiser in support of the Bangor Homeless Shelter. This annual event is coordinated by our very own art teacher, Mrs. Curtis!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
The yearbook committee led by Mrs. Shannon is working on this year’s edition.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
This young lady keeps me on my toes with the programming of our electronic road sign, so I thought I'd surprise her this morning with a special greeting! Thank you for your help, Ainsley! :)
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
45 Veazie Community School students had perfect attendance during the first trimester!! This translates to 31% of our student population! Outstanding!!! Data shows that student attendance rates are a significant indicator of graduation rates and overall achievement.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
UMaine Women's Basketball Star, Parise Rossignol took a break from her university finals and made a surprise visit at tonight's home games. Thank you, Parise! You made some lasting memories tonight for our VCS athletes! Go BLUE!!!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
VCS 7th grade student-Lily Chandler's painting was selected to be used for the Bangor Humane Society's most recent communication campaign. Great work, Lily! WE ARE PROUD!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
It might be a snow day but Smitty is still working hard to keep our school looking beautiful (Seen here replacing damaged floor tile today).
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Due to the forecasted weather, Veazie Community School will be closed today: Monday, December 17.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Just a little bit of static in the air today!
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Thank you Veazie Garden Club for the beautiful wreath to hang in our office.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Veazie Community School will be closed today: Friday, 11/16/18
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Just a bunch of turkeys in Kindergarten!
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Brian Gonyar
Veazie Vikings basketball practices begin Tuesday, 11/13, please check the schedule for times. Coach Gonyar
over 1 year ago, Brian Gonyar
Brian Gonyar
Veazie Vikings Robotics Competition tomorrow, 11/10. Good luck team! Coach Gonyar
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Help us to share news of this cost and energy saving opportunity for qualifying individuals.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Monday's PTO meeting has been cancelled. Our next PTO meeting is Monday, December 3, 2018.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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).
over 1 year 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!!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
KEVA Planks....a small piece of wood. Give students hundreds of 'em and their imagination takes over!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
A special winter weather message from Veazie Community School Superintendent/Principal, Matthew Cyr. https://youtu.be/BqhrHG8Qio4
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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......
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year ago, Brian Gonyar
Matthew D. Cyr
School Picture Retakes (by Lifetouch) are scheduled for next Thursday morning-- October 25.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year ago, Brian Gonyar
Matthew D. Cyr
The PTO - Student Council Halloween Hullabaloo is just around the corner!
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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).
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Please consider sending in a family photo for our Civil Rights Team bulletin board display.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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/
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our garden is beautiful right now! Still producing green beans and tomatoes for school salad.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
School Picture Day is Tomorrow! Now is a great time to practice that smile!! :)
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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/
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Welcome back!!
over 1 year 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!!
over 1 year ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Thank you to the Courageous Steps Project for the school supplies donation!
almost 2 years 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!
almost 2 years 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!
almost 2 years 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
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years 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!
almost 2 years 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!
almost 2 years ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Coming this fall to VCS: Friday Code Club being taught by our very own Adrian Arias-Palomo!!
almost 2 years ago, Matthew D. Cyr
Matthew D. Cyr
Our school garden has been very productive so far this summer!
almost 2 years ago, Matthew D. Cyr