A Few Words

Dear Van Allen Community:DSCF1966

Today, families who registered for free tree during parent conferences received their small white pine tree, courtesy of the Neighborhood Forest organization provided additional trees, about 24, and if you missed he original opportunity and still would like a tree, please forward a note to school. As tree supplies are limited, students returning a note will be given first priority for a tree.

It’s spring concert time again, so mark your school calendar, as Kindergarten Grade 2 music concert is right around the corner as their concert starts at 6:30 on Thursday, April 23. Then at 7:30, our Grade 3-5 will performance will start.

Next Monday, April 27 is our final late start Monday as all of our “May Mondays”will be a regular  8:15 am start time. I think for many of us, starting school Monday at 8:15 will seem like a strange experience, but am sure we will all adjust rather quickly.

Also, Monday, April 27 is our Van Allen blood, and we encourage all of our community members to consider donating a pint of blood, as this as a meaningful way of giving back to our community, and supporting those in the need. The blood drive starts at 3:00 and ends at 6:00 at Van Allen. DSCF1964

Last, this Saturday, Southeastern is partnering with local community leaders and educators to host an engaging festival to expose students to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Exhibitors from throughout the region will spark student and parent interest with hands-on learning activities ranging from robotics and healthcare simulations to magnetism and wind energy.

The Southeastern stem Festival will be held on Saturday, April 25 starting at 10 AM to 2 o’clock at Southeastern community college 1500 w. Agency road in West Burlington. I’m sure that student participating in the unique l event will be thrilled with the offerings. Admission is free.

Enjoy your week,

Don LeBlanc

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