Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Mass. created the smiley face in 1963. This symbol has become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet. Mr. Ball created World Smile Day to remind others that the smile is not just to be commercialized. The smile should be honored and that each year on the first Friday in October worldwide we should celebrate smiles and kindness. Please encourage others to do an Act of Kindness...help one person smile!
The 6th grade JMG kids were doing a team building cube activity when Mr. Haley, AOS92 Superintendent, walks into the lobby. Mr. Esposito introduced him as our Superintendent, and Mr. Haley jumped into the cube, connects with the kids and they're off and running! It was a great morning at VCS!
Students names were put into a drawing for each time that they were on the Honor Roll. Names were drawn for a winner for Grades 3-5 High Honors, Honors and Honorable Mention as well as Grades 6-8 High Honors, Honors and Honorable mention.
The VCS 8th grade promotion ceremony will be held tonight (Monday June 15th) at the China Lake Conference Center on the Neck Road in South China beginning at 6pm. Get there early to ensure parking and good seating.
The Upstander Team was invited to the Margaret Chase Smith Library to be recognized for their service to others. A representative from the library invited the team after seeing a new report about their stuffed animal drive for the Children's Advocacy Center. While there, the team shared what they have done for service work as well as want they plan to do in the future. The team toured the library and received a gracious donation to help with their efforts.
Bikes for Books was sponsored by our local Masonic Lodge with special thanks to Bernie Fortin, lodge member. Local and regional lodge members were on hand for the presentation of bikes. VCS students read 3000+ books. A boy/girl from each grade level were awarded a new bike, helmet and t-shirt thanks to the lodge and their sponsors.
May is Better Speech and Hearing Month! Please click on the link below to read a message from your friendly VCS Speech Pathologists, who would like to share some thoughts with you regarding technology and communication skills. CLICK HERE to read all about it!
Students at VCS are supporting the #withoutshoes campaign to help children in need get a new pair of shoes. They're also encouraging others to do the same. Take a picture of your bare feet and post it to Instagram and Tom's shoes will donate a new pair of shoes to a child in need. Get the details here