Van Allen’s Spruce Up Day

Kindly join us for us for Van Allen’s Annual Spruce Up Day  planned for Sunday, August IMG_171319th around 4 pm-6pm.Anyone and everyone is invited to assist, as we are sure we have enough projects for all, so that Van Allen is ready and inviting for our students to start on August 23!

Kindly bring tools, trimmer, edgers, anything that you think would help.


Chris  Snyder and Carrie Arnold

Staffing Update

A few weeks ago, we received news that our Grade Five Teacher, Mrs. Tracy Jarrett was selected as the Great Prairie Science Consultant to serve area schools to support teachers improve their science instruction. Mrs. Jarrett was a tremendous resource for our program as her leadership  in science education moved us forward as well as her work with our student council  moved our program forward.

“Happy Trails” as Mrs. Jarrett  will be remembered as an educator who provided our school community a 110%,  sot hank you for your years of teachings and how you r efforts improved our school!

Fortunately, a quality candidate and individual applied for the Grade Five  opening and Screen Shot 2018-07-31 at 8.59.28 AMwe would like to warmly welcome Ms. Amanda Dunn to Van Allen as our newest team member. Ms. Dunn attended high school in Mount Pleasant, and  taught grade four in Missouri. We are excited to have Ms. Dunn join our Van Allen family, as she will be a strong addition to an already outstanding teacher team.  Ms. Dunn is technology skilled which will be a great asset with our students. And most impressively, Ms. Dunn  earned two Masters, one in Education, and  the second , a Master of Science, Family and Consumer Sciences. We are very privildeged  to have such a well rounded and experienced young educator join our team!


Improving the Front Walkway

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Some People Were Working This Weekend!

Good Morning:

Arrived at Van Allen this morning and discovered that the hallway and classroom ceilings had been installed and lights shinning brightly! Looking fantastic!

However, the idea to add painted playground games like Four-Square and a USA map  on the playground’s back blacktop area may need wait until a later time, as there is still lots of truck action in this area with the ongoing  installation of a new preschool playground.

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Looking Van Allen Cool!

Wonderful news as the air conditioning is installed  and will be running today! In the photo, new ceiling tiles and lights are being installed in Mrs. Arnold’s Kindergarten classIMG_1675

And kindly mark your calendars for our District-wide  Back-to-School Night  planned for Tuesday, August 21, from 4pm-6pm.

Have a Great weekend!

Don LeBlanc