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Principal’s Message: November

The second quarter is well underway. We are excited about all this school year has brought thus far, like  field trips, the school dance, Batty Bingo, Book Fair, only to mention a few. Teachers are working hard to ensure that learning is engaging and relevant each and every day. As always, we appreciate so much all support from home ensuring student(s) arrive ready to learn each day by arriving on time and with needed school items, staying the entire day, getting adequate rest each night, and having a shared expectation for behavior at school that will allow teachers to ensure learning is maximized and that all students grow to their full potential.


A few important dates to  remember this month : 

November 10 - Progress Report goes home

November 11 - Holiday—Veterans Day

November 14 - Fall Pictures (Retakes)

November 15 - Spirit Night - Dominos Pizza

November 23 - Annual Leave

November 24 - Holiday

November 25 - Holiday



Stay tuned for information to be shared soon about how to receive Holiday support.


During November we will collect clothing items to stock the school clothes closet. Please consider donating any gently used, clean children’s clothing and shoes. You can send these items to school with your child to be turned in at the office.


Please note that you should be receiving a Tuesday folder each week which should include samples of your child's work from the previous week as well as important correspondences from school. There should also be a classroom newsletter included at the beginning of each month. If you do not receive these items regularly, please contact your teacher. We want to ensure open communication between home and school and maintain strong partnerships with you.


We are working hard to build community partnerships as well and ask for you to please take time to sIgn up for these easy programs that allow our school to earn money when our families make purchases (see below; click on the image to get a larger view)

Mensaje del director: noviembre: Spanish Translation (from Google)


El segundo trimestre está en marcha. Estamos entusiasmados con todo lo que ha traído este año escolar hasta ahora, como las excursiones, el baile, Batty Bingo, la Feria del Libro, solo por mencionar algunos. Los maestros están trabajando arduamente para garantizar que el aprendizaje sea atractivo y relevante todos los días. Como siempre, apreciamos mucho todo el apoyo del hogar para garantizar que los estudiantes lleguen listos para aprender todos los días llegando a tiempo y con los artículos escolares necesarios, permaneciendo todo el día, descansando lo suficiente cada noche y teniendo una expectativa compartida de comportamiento. en la escuela que permitirá a los maestros garantizar que se maximice el aprendizaje y que todos los estudiantes crezcan a su máximo potencial.

Algunas fechas importantes para recordar este mes:


10 de noviembre: el informe de progreso se envía a casa

11 de noviembre - Feriado—Día de los Veteranos

14 de noviembre - Fotos de otoño (retomas)

15 de noviembre - Noche de espíritu - Dominos Pizza

23 de noviembre - Vacaciones anuales

24 de noviembre - Festivo

25 de noviembre - Festivo

Estén atentos a la información que se compartirá pronto sobre cómo recibir soporte de vacaciones.


Durante noviembre recolectamos artículos de ropa para abastecer el armario de ropa de la escuela. Considere donar cualquier ropa y zapatos para niños limpios y usados. Puede enviar estos artículos a la escuela con su hijo para entregarlos en la oficina.

Tenga en cuenta que debe recibir una carpeta de martes cada semana que debe incluir muestras del trabajo de su hijo de la semana anterior, así como correspondencia importante de la escuela. También debe haber un boletín de clase incluido al comienzo de cada mes. Si no recibe estos artículos regularmente, comuníquese con su maestro. Queremos asegurar una comunicación abierta entre el hogar y la escuela y mantener asociaciones sólidas con usted.


También estamos trabajando arduamente para crear asociaciones comunitarias y le pedimos que se tome el tiempo para inscribirse en estos programas fáciles que permiten que nuestra escuela gane dinero cuando nuestras familias hacen compras (véase más arriba; haga clic en la imagen para obtener una vista más grande).






Principal’s Message: October
I want to begin by reminding everyone that tomorrow, Monday October 3rd is Fall Picture Day. I have included a list of other important dates to remember below.
It is so hard to believe that in three short weeks, the 1st quarter of the school year will already be over. Time is flying by and we are so excited about all the amazing and wonderful things happening at Viewmont. Our Open House event had a wonderful turn out, and so many students reported that they and their families had a great time! There are many other exciting upcoming events in October including: several grade levels have already scheduled field trips (your teacher will provide additional details), we will have our 1st PBIS reward this month, and teachers will recognize our 1st student achievers in the areas of Leadership, Most Improved, Positive Attitude and Citizenship! Clubs for students in 3rd-5th grade will be starting in a few weeks. These are just a few of the many amazing opportunities that are taking place each day at Viewmont.  Please mark your calendars for the following dates as well.
October 3 - Fall Pictures
October 4 - Salsarita's Spirit Night 5-9
October 5 - Progress Report goes home
October 10-14 National School Lunch Week
SN Spirit Week-
Mon:  Tie Dye Shirt
Tues: Fun Hat and/or Wacky Socks
Wed: Retro Make-Up Day
Thurs: Neon Colors Day
Fri: School Spirit Day

October 11 - Spirit Night at Carolina Creamery
October 20 - End of 1st Quarter
October 21 - Required Teacher Workday
October 25 - Report cards go home
October 27 - Batty Bingo night at school (6pm - 9pm)
As we work to continue to refine our policies, practices and procedures that allow us to provide the best learning environment possible, we want to continue to ask for your support in our efforts to maximize instructional time by making attendance a priority. This includes ensuring that students arrive on time and stay for the entire instructional day. Please be aware that if your student arrives at school later than 8:30, they need to be escorted inside and signed in by an adult. Please also note that no student will be checked out early, except in the event of sickness or emergency, after 2:45. All unexcused tardies and early check outs will be recorded. Excessive unexcused tardies and early check outs will result in consequences as laid out in the school attendance and discipline policies.
Part of having the school year in full gear includes many afterschool activities that require teachers to participate in meetings and other duties. If your child is a car rider, please arrive at school no later than 3:30 to get in Carline for pick up. By having all students picked up on time, teachers can attend to all the things they need to do to ensure the needs of all their students are met and they are ready for maximizing instructional potential throughout the week.
If your child is a bus rider, please talk to them about the importance of best behavior, remaining seated, and keeping noise leaves down while riding the bus. These continue to be serious safety concerns.
If your student is a St. Luke’s walker, please continue to have the Carline card you were issued in hand. This helps us to know that you are the person responsible for picking up the child. Also, once you have your child, please exit campus quickly, so as to minimize excessive congestion in the front of the building during dismissal as we work to keep everyone safe during Carline. ST. LUKE’S WALKER FAMILIES SHOULD NEVER PARK ON 4TH STREET. THIS IS ILLEGAL AND WORKS AGAINST EVERYONE TRYING TO HELP ENSURE CARELINE RUNS SMOOTHLY AND SAFELY. In conclusion, I ask that all our families participate in these easy ways to help our school.
Viewmont Spirit Wear ordering concludes at the end of this week. The link to order Viewmont clothing gear can be found on the school website. 
Raffle Tickets sales will continue through the month of October. Students are SO excited about the available prizes. Please continue to help them sell tickets as you visit friends, family, church, and attend other events this month.
SIgn up for these easy programs that allow our school to earn money when our families make purchases (see below; double click on the image to get a larger view)


TRANSLATION BY GOOGLE
Mensaje del director: octubre

Quiero comenzar recordándoles a todos que mañana, lunes 3 de octubre, es el Día de las Fotografías de Otoño. He incluido una lista de otras fechas importantes para recordar a continuación.

Es tan difícil de creer que en tres cortas semanas, el primer trimestre del año escolar ya habrá terminado. El tiempo pasa volando y estamos muy entusiasmados con todas las cosas increíbles y maravillosas que suceden en Viewmont. Nuestro evento de Casa Abierta tuvo un resultado maravilloso, ¡y tantos estudiantes informaron que ellos y sus familias se divirtieron mucho! Hay muchos otros eventos emocionantes próximos en octubre, que incluyen: varios niveles de grado ya han programado excursiones (su maestro brindará detalles adicionales), tendremos nuestra primera recompensa PBIS este mes y los maestros reconocerán a nuestros primeros estudiantes en las áreas de ¡Liderazgo, más mejorado, actitud positiva y ciudadanía! Los clubes para estudiantes de 3.° a 5.° grado comenzarán en unas pocas semanas. Estas son solo algunas de las muchas oportunidades increíbles que se presentan cada día en Viewmont.

Por favor marque sus calendarios para las siguientes fechas también
October 3 - Fall Pictures
October 4 - Salsarita's Spirit Night 5-9
October 5 - Progress Report goes home
October 10-14 National School Lunch Week
SN Spirit Week-
Mon:  Tie Dye Shirt
Tues: Fun Hat and/or Wacky Socks
Wed: Retro Make-Up Day
Thurs: Neon Colors Day
Fri: School Spirit Day
 
October 11 - Spirit Night at Carolina Creamery
October 20 - End of 1st Quarter
October 21 - Required Teacher Workday
October 25 - Report cards go home
October 27 - Batty Bingo night at school (6pm - 9pm)

A medida que trabajamos para continuar refinando nuestras políticas, prácticas y procedimientos que nos permitan brindar el mejor ambiente de aprendizaje posible, queremos continuar solicitando su apoyo en nuestros esfuerzos para maximizar el tiempo de instrucción al hacer de la asistencia una prioridad. Esto incluye asegurarse de que los estudiantes lleguen a tiempo y se queden durante todo el día de instrucción. Tenga en cuenta que si su estudiante llega a la escuela después de las 8:30, un adulto debe acompañarlo al interior y registrarlo. Tenga en cuenta también que ningún estudiante saldrá temprano, excepto en caso de enfermedad o emergencia, después de las 2:45. Se registrarán todas las tardanzas injustificadas y las salidas anticipadas. Tardanzas injustificadas excesivas y salidas tempranas resultarán en consecuencias como se establece en las políticas de asistencia y disciplina de la escuela.

Parte de tener el año escolar en plena marcha incluye muchas actividades extracurriculares que requieren que los maestros participen en reuniones y otras tareas. Si su hijo viaja en automóvil, llegue a la escuela a más tardar a las 3:30 para llegar a Carline y recogerlo. Al hacer que todos los estudiantes sean recogidos a tiempo, los maestros pueden atender todas las cosas que deben hacer para garantizar que se satisfagan las necesidades de todos sus estudiantes y que estén listos para maximizar el potencial educativo durante la semana.

Si su hijo viaja en autobús, háblele sobre la importancia del mejor comportamiento, permanecer sentado y mantener el ruido bajo mientras viaja en el autobús. Estos continúan siendo serios problemas de seguridad.

Si su estudiante es un caminante de St. Luke, continúe teniendo a mano la tarjeta Carline que se le emitió. Esto nos ayuda a saber que usted es la persona responsable de recoger al niño. Además, una vez que tenga a su hijo, salga del campus rápidamente para minimizar la congestión excesiva en el frente del edificio durante la hora de salida mientras trabajamos para mantener a todos seguros durante Carline. S T. LAS FAMILIAS DE LUKE’S WALKER NUNCA DEBEN ESTACIONARSE EN 4TH STREET. ESTO ES ILEGAL Y FUNCIONA EN CONTRA DE TODOS LOS QUE TRATAN DE AYUDAR A GARANTIZAR QUE CARELINE FUNCIONE SIN PROBLEMAS Y CON SEGURIDAD.

En conclusión, pido que todas nuestras familias participen en estas formas fáciles de ayudar a nuestra escuela.
Los pedidos de Viewmont Spirit Wear concluyen al final de esta semana. El enlace para pedir ropa de Viewmont se puede encontrar en el sitio web de la escuela.
La venta de boletos para la rifa continuará durante el mes de octubre. Los estudiantes están TAN entusiasmados con los premios disponibles. Continúe ayudándolos a vender boletos mientras visita a amigos, familiares, la iglesia y asiste a otros eventos este mes.
Regístrese en estos sencillos programas que le permiten a nuestra escuela ganar dinero cuando nuestras familias hacen compras (vea a continuación; haga doble clic en la imagen para ampliarla)



Monday, September 5, 2022
Principal's Message:

Good evening Viewmont families. I would like to extend a huge thank you for all the support and understanding as we got the 2022-2023 school off the ground and up and running last week. As most of you know, nearly half of our teaching staff is either new to Viewmont or new to their role this year. Our returning teachers and staff have really stepped it up big time to jump in and help smooth out the learning curve for us, the new administration, and for all their new colleagues. I cannot say how impressed I am with all the Viewmont staff and their passion for children and desire to grow our school into the absolute best learning environment for all students.


September is Attendance Awareness month. It is imperative that students be at school on time and stay all day in order to maximize their learning and growth. Research shows that students that miss a lot of school:

  • Have lower academic achievement
  • Are more likely to fail classes
  • Are more likely to drop out of high school

Please be aware that if your student arrives at school later than 8:30, they need to be escorted inside and signed in by an adult.


Please also note that no student will be checked out early, except in the event of sickness or emergency, after 2:45. 


All unexcused tardies and early check outs will be recorded. Excessive unexcused tardies and early check outs will result in consequences as laid out in the school attendance and discipline policies.


Thankfully, dismissal improved quickly as the week went on last week. By Friday, Carline was completed by 3:45 and all bus riding students were at home by 4:45. 


If your child is a car rider, please arrive at school no later than 3:30 to get in Carline for pick up. 


If your child is a bus rider, please talk to them about the importance of best behavior, remaining seated, and keeping noise leaves down while riding the bus. These are serious safety concerns. Bus behavior did delay some students from getting home on time last week.


If your student is a St. Luke’s walker, please continue to have the Carline card you were issued in hand. This helps us to know that you are the person responsible for picking up the child. Also, once you have your child, please exit campus quickly, so as to minimize excessive congestion in the front of the building during dismissal as we work to keep everyone safe during Carline.


There are currently over 500 students enrolled at Viewmont and well over half are being picked up at the front of the building for dismissal. Please help us as we work to make dismissal as safe and efficient as possible.


Lastly, I would like to ask everyone to mark your calendars and make plans to attend our Open House event which is scheduled for Tuesday September 27th from 5:30-7:30. There will also be a PTA meeting that evening starting at 7:00. At Open House there will be food trucks as well as other community support agencies on campus to share important information.


In conclusion, I want to again say thank you for your support. We are so excited to work with you and your children this year. Have a great evening and GO BEARS!!




Thursday, August 25, 2022

Dear Viewmont Elementary School Families, 

Welcome back to school!  The staff and I look forward to seeing you and working together to make this a very successful school year.

The first day of school is Monday, August 29th.  Your school hours are 8:30 a.m. until 3:20 p.m. each day.  It is very important that you are at school the entire day, unless you are sick or have a scheduled appointment.  In order to ensure a safe and efficient dismissal process, students will not be allowed to be checked out early, except in the event of an emergency after 2:45. Please plan afternoon appointments accordingly.

Students should arrive at school no earlier than 8:00, unless you are enrolled in the Kid Connection program, and should arrive at school no later than 8:30. If you arrive after 8:30, you will be asked to park and come inside to check your child in and the tardy will be recorded. Four accumulated early check outs and tardies will result in disciplinary action or parents/guardians will be allowed to volunteer for 30 minutes at the school in order to have the disciplinary action waived. 

                                                                                              

There is a $12.00 fee for instructional materials that is charged by Hickory Public Schools.  This fee is payable on the first day of school.  If your parent(s) plan to pay by check, please make it payable to Viewmont Elementary School.  For families that have more than one child at the school, you may send one check; however please make sure to include the name(s) and teacher(s) of all children that the check covers.  

During the 2022-2023 school year, there is a cost for breakfast and lunch.  I encourage all to fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch form.  This could help our school with additional funding and can provide other benefits for you and your family.  The cafeteria will have milk and extras to purchase, but it is not required.  

Car riders may be dropped off at the main entrance at the front of the school starting at 8:00.  The traffic pattern works if everyone follows the plan.  The plan will be shared at Sneak Peak and will be posted on our website, Classdojo, and through PhoneMessenger.  We encourage families to carpool, if possible.   Please have your parents include any carpool information on your transportation forms.  Car riders are picked up in the afternoon between 3:20 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.  You should be picked up in the loading zone and we have designated spaces for loading.  This procedure has been developed for everyone’s safety.  St. Luke’s has graciously agreed to allow parents to park in their parking lot and walk over at the crossing guard to meet their children. If you use this option please be sure to be respectful of St. Luke’s ground by not parking on their grass or in any non designated parking areas. 
     
          

Hickory Public Schools will post a listing of bus routes, stops and approximate times on their website (www.hickoryschools.net).   Remember, riding a school bus is a privilege.  You are expected to follow the bus rules closely and remain seated in your assigned seat so that the bus driver can transport everyone home safely.  Cameras will be used to ensure that students remain seated in their assigned seat.

If you were unable to attend Sneak Peek, please have your parents send a note to your teacher informing them of your afternoon transportation plan on the 2nd day of school (bus rider, car rider, after school program, van rider, or Fox Ridge Walker).  This will serve as the transportation plan for the year and you will not be able to change your plan without a note from your parent or guardian.   Please note that the principal or assistant principal must pre-approve any change that involves bus transportation.  

Before and after school care will be offered in the gym by Kid Connection from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and from 3:20 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  There is a charge associated with this program.  Your parents may make the arrangements with the Kid Connection personnel in the gym during their operating hours or call their main office in Newton at 828-464-9355.   The telephone number for Kid Connection at Viewmont is 828-261-0029.  

It is very important that your parents check our Viewmont Elementary website, the Hickory Public Schools website, and our Viewmont Elementary PTA Facebook page on a regular basis.  I will send phone calls to share important information, so it is important that we have a correct phone number for your parents in our system. The school and classroom DoJo is also a very important part of our school to home communication. Please make sure you are connected to the school and your teacher’s classroom DoJo. Information on how to join will be sent home at Sneak Peek and the beginning of the school year.

Additional information will be sent home with students at Sneak Peek and/or the 1st day of school. Please review this information carefully. We are excited to partner with you this year to ensure a safe and high quality learning experience.  


Sincerely,

Ms. Jamie Curtis

Principal


us. Students will be out of school on Monday, January 25th. There has not been a decision made about when the snow days will be made up at this time.

Lost and Found has multiplied. Please have students check the media center for any missing items. We will be getting rid of the items at the end of this week.

Report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, January 26th. Awards Day will be on Wednesday, January 27th. Grades 3-5 will be at 9:00 and grades K-2 will be at 10:00.

It looks like the winter storm has taken another day from us. Students will be out of school on Monday, January 25th. There has not been a decision made about when the snow days will be made up at this time.

Lost and Found has multiplied. Please have students check the media center for any missing items. We will be getting rid of the items at the end of this week.

Report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, January 26th. Awards Day will be on Wednesday, January 27th. Grades 3-5 will be at 9:00 and grades K-2 will be at 10:00.