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Announcements
Summer Office Hours

Summer Office Hours
June 9 - August 1
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am- 4:00 pm
Closed Friday

Meet Teacher

Meet The Teacher Day
Thursday, August 21

Kindergarten Orientation at 1:30 pm
All enrolled kindergarten students and parents are invited.

New Student Orientation Grades 1-4 at 3:00 pm
Meet The Teacher for Grades 1-4 from 3:30-5:00 pm


 

2014-15 District Calendar
Aledo ISD 2014-2015 District Calendar
Aledo PTO School Supplies 2014-15

2014-15 School Supplies
It's Not Too Late
Order On-LIne Until
Friday, August 1st

Order in School Office until
Thursday, July 31


You may order online at www.epipacks.com.
School ID numbers for
Vandagriff   VAN046
McAnally     MCA027
Click modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/2222043/File/2ndorderADVERTISINGFLIERschoolsupply(1).pdf here for flyer with more information.

There is an option to donate packets to students in need of assistance. Also, if you need help purchasing school supplies get an Advocats form from the flyer link above or get one from the front office.
2014-15 School Supply List
Meet the Bearcats

Meet the Bearcats
Please come out to meet our Varsity Football Team, Varsity Cheerleaders, Mr. & Miss Bearcat and the Spirit Squad, August 14th from 6-7pm at the AHS Indoor Facility.  Athletes will be signing the new Football Calendar, Varsity Cheerleaders will perform, face painting is provided by our National Art Honor's Society students, t-shirt sales and much more.

Lip Dub
Lib Dub to "The Best Day of My Life" and "Happy"
  Snapshots on Vandagriff Scrapbook

Vandagriff Lip Dub 2014 from BearcatVision on Vimeo.


Roadie Camp Tour
McAnally Roadie Camp Tour
for Incoming 5th and 6th Graders

9:00-11:30 am
Incoming 5th August 14
Incoming 6th August 15

Click on the above dates for registration forms.
Registration and payment due to the McAnally Office by May 31.

Light The Night

Vandagriff Cares and Vandagriff Does

Nurse Henrietta and Mrs. Jones continue their support of Aledo students and their families, including our past students. You can help them as they support Nick and Zeb, both former Vandagriff students. They will also walk in memory of Eric Willoughby and Rebecca James as well as all Aledo families who have battled or are battling lymphoma/leukemia.  Please consider joining their team at www.lightthenight.org . If you are unable to walk with them, please consider a donation.
Join the team at www.lightthenight.org.
TEAM: Bearcats Battling Blood Cancer
Team Leader: Debbie Henrietta


Summer Practice

Parents,
Enjoy your summer, but don't forget to help your students stay on track.
Read often, both individually and as a family. Discuss what you have read.
Our local library, The East Parker County Library, has a reading program going on from June 3- August 15.
Sign up for on-line programs such as BookIt! (see information below).
Half/Price Books Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program
Barnes and Noble Summer "Imagination's Destination"
Help your student master their math facts. First and second graders need to be fluent in adding and subtracting. Third grade needs to have multiplication facts mastered. On our Vandagriff Students page are links to a variety of math web-sites. It is near the bottom.
Here are three addition sites for math practice.

Think Through Math
(Student login information is their Aledo ISD student ID information)
Khan Acadamy

SumDog

Don't forget to check teacher web pages for additional web links and activities. Have a great summer and we'll see you in August ready for the start of a fabulous new year!

Book It!
The BOOK IT! Program wants to help slay the "summer slide" by keeping children reading during the next three months. Beginning June 1st, the Spark Your Greatness Summer Reading Challenge will feature a multitude of reading activities, an interactive Instagram Scavenger Hunt and exciting games to encourage more reading for the next three months. There's even a chance for kids to win awesome prizes just for reading five books throughout the challenge.
Take a look at all of the FUN that can be found at www.bookitsummer.com.  
Make reading a family activity this summer!
2013- 2013 Vandacat Scrapbook

2013-2014 School year
Vandacat Scrapbook-
Click here for link

See pictures and check out what is happening at Vandagriff!

 


Summer Meals

Summer Meals for Kids
For information visit
www.summerfood.org or
Call 211 or
Text FoodTX to 877-877
Click here for more information.


Thank you PTO

A huge THANK YOU to Aledo PTO.
Thanks to all who participated in the Fall Fundraiser! We were able to buy the following:
* Math Activity Stations
* Math Manipulatives
* Land of Learning Games
* Brain Pop Subscription
We appreciate your support and are enjoying using these new materials!

Campus Info and Reminders

School Hours
School building opens at 7:15am
First Bell rings at 7:35 

Tardy Bell rings at 7:45am

       
7:45 am Classes Begin              
2:45 pm Dismissal


2013-2014 District
School Calendar


Click here to visit Bearcat Vision.
Look in the index for the Vandagriff events

Vandagriff is now on facebook & instagram.
http://www.facebook.com/VandagriffElementary
Click on the at the top of the page.
http://instagram.com/vandacats


Parent Portal and
SchoolFusion Accounts

SchoolFusion and Parent Portal are two
different programs and memberships.
Please, ENROLL IN BOTH.
Click here for access to both.
Click here for minutes from Dr. Citty's December Brown Bag Lunch at Vandagriff.
Click here for minutes from Dr. Citty's April Brown Bag Lunch at Vandagriff.

To continue to insure the safety and security of the campus throughout the day, all exterior doors will remain locked. This includes the rear door by the cafeteria. All parents and visitors must be screened at the front door, check in at the office, and obtain a visitor's badge. Be sure to look at the camera and pause!
Our morning routine has not changed. Parents are welcome to drop-off sudents at the front door after 7:15 am, or walk students into the foyer and cafe area. No one is permitted down halls without wearing a badge.

 
Box Tops for Education
List of Items-Click here
Last year Vandagriff parents and supporters
raised over $1600.00 thru BoxTop for Education 

Box Tops for Education
PLEASE-Continue to collect and TRIM Box Tops!
Don't forget to be cutting AND TRIMMING Box Tops on participating items we buy everyday!
List of Items-Click here
Contact Reagan Forman for any questions - reaforman@sbcglobal.net

Ronald McDonald House Charities
Pop Tab Collections-Click here
Collecting pop tabs is a great way to teach kids
about philanthropy and the importance of recycling,
and raisefunds to help children and their families
at the same time.
FundingFactory.com
Click for information

Turn in your used ink and toner cartridges,
cell phones, cameras, lap tops and small
electronics for Vandagriff.

Click here for a list of items collected.

STARR Testing Dates
for Grades 3, 4, and 5

Click here

Inclement Weather Notification
We Need Volunteers- Please contact the Vandagriff Office.
Thank You!
Thank you for displaying the parent pick-up
“Sizzler Signs” during after school pick-up!

Random Acts of Kindness Website
SEARCHING FOR VOLUNTEERS
We welcome volunteers and deeply appreciate our parents, grandparents, and community members who invest countless hours for the benefit of our studetns and campus. If you would like to help for a few hours, or serve on a regular basis, please contact the Vandagriff office for more information.    
Vandagriff Office: Debbie Bechthold or Vickie Standifer
Additional information available on the Orange Side Tab under Volunteers, Visitors, Community
                                         
                              
 Center of Hope
Basic English Class
Clase de Ingles Basico
                  817-441-2442
                                   

Vandagriff is now on facebook & instagram.
http://www.facebook.com/VandagriffElementary
Click on the at the top of the page.
http://instagram.com/vandacats

Click here to visit Bearcat Vision.
Look in the index for the Vandagriff events
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