Message from the Van Allen Principal for the Week of September 28, 2015

Dear Van Allen Parents and Guardians:

Yes, the information received  about Homecoming dismissal is accurate. At Van Allen, our dismissal time is 2:15, and 2:30 for the Middle School. Kindly share the word with your friends and family about this change. Also in preparation for the Homecoming Parade, our VA PTA will be working on our school float next week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Night. If interested in helping with the float, let is know!!Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 1.09.57 PM

Today, we started Paired Reading program as we have over forty volunteers reading with between twenty-four to forty students in Grades II-V. Paired Reading is a reading activity where the student and adult read collaboratively until the student reading feels secure and comfortable to undertake reading solo.

Wednesday morning, the Mount Pleasant Library and Pilot Saving Bank will be joining us in the gym at 7:45 until 8:00 am. Students will have the opportunity to deposit funds into their personal bank account, or sign-out library books. What a wonderful way to start the day,

This afternoon, Van Allen T-shirt order forms are being sent home with all students starting on preschool to Grade V. We would encourage students to return thru forms by Wednesday, September 30.  Every Friday is Sprit Friday; a day that we cultivate our school community, and wearing the school shirt or school colors is one way to include everyone in our school.IMG_0012

Finally, Thursday night, October 1, is our annual Reading Night as we have Trista Peitzman from Iowa Public Television coming to share her insights about literacy resources and developing positive television viewing habits. We will begin serving the pizza meal at 5:00 pm with the presentation starting at 5:15. The nights’ festivities will conclude by 6:30 pm. Please let us know if you are planning to attend, so we can order sufficient number of pizzas for our group.

Have a wonderful week,

Don LeBlanc

Van Allen Homecoming Weeks’ Activities October 5-9


Preschool:     Blue/Red

JK/KG:           Red/Blue

Grade 1:         Yellow/Green,

Grade 2:         White/Black

Grade 3:        Red/Orange

Grade 4:        Yellow/Green,

Grade 5:       White/Black

Tuesday: Orange/Pink Day for FlynnScreen Shot 2015-09-28 at 1.10.45 PM

Wednesday: Jersey Day & Hat Day

Thursday: Twin Day

Friday: – “Maroon and Gold Spirit” Day

Friday Dismissal:

Van Allen: 2:15

Middle School: 2:30

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