I have been very impressed by the different activities in the classrooms and the excitement that the children bring each day.   Please take time to read this newsletter for some important information.  

Spirit Fridays

 We are continuing with our weekly Viewmont Spirit Day on Fridays.   On Fridays, we are asking that students and staff wear Viewmont shirts or our school colors (Royal Blue and White).  We will be sending home information about ordering new Viewmont shirts towards the middle of the month. 

 “Lost and Found”

 We have already started to accumulate some items.  We have “found” some shirts, jackets, and lunchboxes.   Please make sure you have a way to identify any item (initials or first name and last initial) so that we may be able to assist in returning the item to the owner.  Thanks!

 Parent Link

 Viewmont Elementary has a messaging system that allows us to contact all of our parents with important announcements.  We utilize this system to call parents about daily absences.  We also use this system to remind you of important events that are coming up at the school.  We will closely monitor our usage, but we do see this as a very valuable resource.  In order for this to work effectively, it is important for parents to notify the school of any changes to their phone numbers.  This will guarantee that we do not send messages to people that do not have children at the school.  Also, this is a new phone system that is operating with our new data management system.  We might not be calling the right number, so please inform us if this is the case.  Thanks!

 Bus Transportation

 Riding a school bus is considered a privilege.  Please remind your child that it is very important to follow the bus rules throughout the entire ride.  If you have moved and are continuing to take your child to an old bus stop, this practice is not allowed.  Please contact the school to see if you are still within our school zone and if there is a bus that serves your new residence.     

Intersection of 4th St NW and 16th AV NW

 If you cross at this intersection, you will have noticed a change.  The City of Hickory has fixed the intersection so that a 4-way stop occurs so that people can cross more safely.   Please follow the directions of the Crossing Guard and/or member of the Hickory Police Department.  They are also asking that if you need to cross, please be ready to cross in a group.  This procedure has also aided in allowing traffic to exit our parking lot quickly and safely.   

Visitor Sign-in

Our new visitor sign-in system, LobbyGuard, features a touch screen and will take a picture and record the location in which you are visiting.   It will require a driver’s license in order to enter into our hallways.   This system runs a background check on all visitors, which provides us with additional security.     

Other Information

Please check out our Viewmont Elementary PTA Facebook page for information.

Don’t forget to come and have lunch with your child. Students really do enjoy you visiting. 

Please remember that Viewmont is a smoke-free campus.  This also includes while waiting in the car.


Jeff Hodakowski