Kindly join us for us for Van Allen’s Annual Spruce Up Day planned for Sunday, August 19th 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
The custodian crew has successfully cleared the halls, waxed the classroom floors and returned the furniture from the hallways to classrooms, and the AC is on!!!
Looking forward to see you on Tuesday, August 21st from 4:00 to 6:00 when you can drop off your school supplies!
Today at the Mount Pleasant Library in coordination with Iowa State Extension Office are hosting the ISU Insect Zoo with a presentation called Song of the Bug at 3:00 pm.
And the 2018-19 School Registration is open for business today from 8:00 to 6:00 pm!
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 we 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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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.
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 class
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!
Lisa Syfert, an elementary instructional coach in the MPCSD talks to Rotary about their contributions, which funded the original purchase of Kathy Richardson’s math materials, and how these materials have positively impacted math instruction at Van Allen, specifically at the younger grade levels.