2 hour delay for Tuesday, January 26th, 2021.
Get ready Van Buren Elementary! Kona Ice is coming on Thursday, Feb. 4th and Friday, Feb. 5th! K, 2nd, and 4th will be able to purchase on Feb. 4th when eating in the cafeteria, and 1st, 3rd, and 5th will be able to purchase on Feb. 5th when eating in the cafeteria! Now with our contactless pre-pay program, you can: Go to www.kona-ice.com/pay Type in Van Buren Elementary under the event name or use the code: OHF01154 Place your order (if placing an order for multiple students, please list the first and last name of each recipient with cup size under special instructions) Review your order and submit ***Pre-Pay Order deadline will be Wednesday, Feb. 3rd at 6pm***
Kindergarten Registration and Screening is coming up on March 10th! Click on the link below for more information! https://www.vbschools.net/o/vbes/page/k-screening #BeABlackKnight
Picture re-takes are this coming Thursday, Jan. 14th! Order on www.mylifetouch.com Picture Day ID: EVTGFKRS4 #BeABlackKnight
Good morning! We have had several questions about the free school lunches that have been offered this school year and if this continued into the new year. The government has extended this program to last all year unless funding runs out so as of now lunches are still free!
Welcome to Mrs. Bowman as our new elementary secretary! Please remember to call her to report absences and include her in any correspondence to teachers (firstname.lastname@example.org). Next time you are in or call please say hi and congrats on her new role! #BeABlackKnight
This year, the Van Buren Local School district is bringing together our students, families, staff, alumni, and community members and partners to create our Traits of a Black Knight. The Traits of a Black Knight will be a collective vision articulating the hopes and dreams of our community for our Van Buren students, including the attributes and skills they will need to thrive as learners, workers, and leaders. Help us create the Traits of a Black Knight by completing the survey: https://forms.gle/m9GFcgv6jVffxWMm6
This year, the Van Buren Local School District is bringing together our students, families, staff, alumni, and community members and partners to create our Traits of a Black Knight. The Traits of a Black Knight will be a collective vision articulating the hopes and dreams of our community for our Van Buren students, including the attributes and skills they will need to thrive as learners, workers, and leaders. Help us to develop the Traits of a Black Knight by completing the survey: https://forms.gle/zuDd7fj67hm5C9kx6 https://youtu.be/Of-BNhx_4Og #VB1Team
Picutre Re-Takes have had to be moved again and now are on Thursday, January 14th! #BeABlackKnight
Reminder from the VBPTO that the sale ends Friday! https://www.cognitoforms.com/SweetRaesCookies/SweetRaesCookiesVanBurenCookieKits2
Picture Retake Day is rescheduled for Thursday, January 7, 2021!
Closed for 12-1-20.
2 hour delay for 12-1-20
The Scholastic Virtual Book Fair begins Nov. 23-Dec. 6, 2020! Save the date and get some books for Christmas! #BeABlackKnight https://www.scholastic.com/bf/vanburenelementaryschool19
Want to recognize a staff member for a job well done in these odd times we live in...follow the link below! https://forms.gle/izJPvZcPo45yyYgf7 #BeABlackKnight
Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up on Nov. 11, 12, and 19th! Please utilize the link below to schedule starting on Oct. 26th! #BeABlackKnight https://www.myconferenceti.me/vbs/
Day 1 is in the books! It was great to see all the students in Group A and can't wait to see Group B on Thursday, Sept. 10th! #BeABlackKnight #VB1Team #VBExperience
Good morning! Please take a minute to read the opening letter for a few last minute reminders before the first day of school for A group on Sept. 8th! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ccjdc-zJG-Xsk8YEBujH88o9yPiXN-7xa6Sv6Otvz2Y/edit?usp=sharing
Mr. Newcomer's virtual welcome was just posted...both links have some issues due to connection issues but between both you'll be able to see the entire staff!
Welcome Back! https://zoom.us/rec/share/1dVrK5XQ931IUoXB1BjhZpIdDJXneaa81CAf8vVbzRzB8urWLfmd_uud2IMgWdXZ Passcode: xvU8!#j^ https://zoom.us/rec/share/-sJfEJvV2j9JSbfX6E7xVI8KQY3Maaa8hCQXrqJfzxmC05Z6CrCizruULIW1MufT Passcode: r7@b72Q*
2020-2021 class lists can be viewed below. As posted earlier; changes can't be made due to the hybrid balance and scheduling of other services. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H0fcx6gbYlGx6GkqS25KBs2VGI0RjIlrLZu9Y6NSF4o/edit?usp=sharing
Mr. Newcomer will be posting a virtual open house welcome on Aug. 31st to welcome students in lieu of an in person open house. All students should bring supplies on their first day of school. http://moodle.vbschools.net/moodle/course/view.php?id=10
Good afternoon! We will be looking to post class lists by Friday after 3PM. Reminder that with hybrid schedules & social distancing needs we won't be able to accommodate any changes. http://moodle.vbschools.net/moodle/course/view.php?id=10
VBES is looking for the next “Rockstar” intervention specialist! Looking for passion & willing to think outside the box & of course is certified to instruct special education in grades K-5. If interested, please email Michael Newcomer (email@example.com) with a resume.
Check out the link below for more details on the 2020 Black Knight Golf Camp! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeliJNQjuTpQAyPHfXprk0kxg-m5IBY7SndLCbV16ZhmzK86g/viewform
2020 Van Buren Youth Football Registration https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejg2HxbnbOpQq8t2giF1gJzHhteIgNSbIsonpr7OnECvT_qg/viewform
See the info below for a Summer Reading Program opportunity from North Baltimore Library! https://youtu.be/SLPzVfixabM #BeABlackKnight
Happy Friday! Don't forget elementary students to be checking in with your specials (PE, Art, & Music) on your scheduled day! http://moodle.vbschools.net/moodle/course/index.php?browse=courses&page=1&categoryid=2 #BeABlackKnight #VB1Team #VBexperience
Online learning fun with Miss Young's class! https://youtu.be/xgpfNwehkO4 #BeABlackKnight #VB1Team #VBexperience
We miss you Black Knights...stay strong! #BeABlackKnight #VB1Team #VBexperience https://youtu.be/-WChbqo99l4
Per the new state mandate, the office hours at school will now be Mondays and Thursdays from 10AM-2PM effective immediately. Also all school playgrounds are closed to public use. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Newcomer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click this link to check in and say "hello" to Mrs. May! Please note, this is NOT required, however, she would love to hear how you are doing! https://forms.gle/rXeUBinBiFHpe2qR8 #BeABlackKnight #VB1Team #VBexperience
Age of Learning Code (ABC Mouse) is not working properly and customer service has been contacted. If you have any questions you can contact their customer support team at Support@AofL.com .
As of now, Gov. DeWine's request to postpone the election was DENIED. Polls will be OPEN on 3/17! #VB1Team #BeABlackKnight #VBexperience
During teacher "office hours" of 10-2 and 6-8 any communication for questions to teachers should be done via school email. If a teacher has provided other means of communication to utilize that is acceptable as well.
A possible option for families during the shut down of school. #BeABlackKnight https://www.awakeningmindsart.org/dayartcamp.html
Per Governor DeWine all Ohio Schools are closed for 3 weeks effective Monday March 16, 2020. All students are to report tomorrow Friday, March 13, 2020. More info to follow.
Also big thanks to Findlay City Schools via a grant that was written to provide a recent author visit for 3rd-5th grade for us free of charge! #BeABlackKnight #VB1Team #VBexperience
VBES would like to take a minute to thank the PTO in assisting in covering transportation costs to make a few field trips that had already paid for earlier in the year still occur! #BeABlackKnight #VB1Team #VBexperience
School closed for 3/3/20 due to dense fog.
2 hour fog delay for 3-3-20.
2 hour delay for Friday, February 28, 2020
All events and activities including high school parent teacher conferences and the levy informational meeting have been canceled for Thursday 2/27/20.
School closed Thursday, February 27, 2020.
2 hour delay for Thursday, February 27, 2020.
2 hour delay for February 25, 2020 due to fog.
Thanks for such a great turnout for Stevi B's last evening to compete with Liberty Benton to see who could have more students show! VB won the battle this time with 204 vs 194 for LB! Good job everyone and have a great weekend and Happy Valentine's Day! #BeABlackKnight
Reminder that Stevi B's is tonight and we want to beat Liberty Benton's turnout of almost 200 students. Come out and enjoy some pizza on this snowy day and see the VB staff serving pizza!
Closed for Thursday, February 13, 2020.
2 hour delay for Thursday, February 13, 2020.
Congrats to Mrs. Bunn! https://newsroom.findlay.edu/bridgett-bunn-02-mae-04-named-ohios-outstanding-cooperating-teacher/ #BeABlackKnight #VB1Team #VBexperience
School closed for Friday, February 7, 2020.
2 hour delay for 2/7/20.
School closed today February 6, 2020.
2 hour delay for 2/6/20.
Pennies for Patients Fundraiser to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is coming up Jan. 20-24th! https://events.lls.org/pages/noh/Van-Buren-Elementary-School-Van-Buren-2020 #BeABlackKnight #VB1Team #VBexperience
2 hour delay for 12-17-19
Bring $2.00 for hot chocolate tomorrow! All proceeds go towards our medieval garden! #BeABlackKnight #VB1Team #VBexperience
Family Literacy night is Dec. 19th! Parents will need to bring two forms of identification with them to the Literacy Night event if they wish to sign up their children for a library card! #BeABlackKnight #VB1Team #VBexperience
Looking to add a lunch time noon monitor role effective Jan. 2nd, 2020 to replace a recent resignation. Please email Mr. Newcomer at email@example.com for more details if interested! #BeABlackKnight #VB1Team #VBexperience
Mrs. Bunn visited the College of Education and presented to several classes at UF to discuss being a intervention specialist and did some Go Noodle with staff & students! https://www.facebook.com/UFindlayCOE/posts/2698986093456455 #BeABlackKnight #VB1Team #VBexperience
Don't forget that Parent/Teacher Conferences are Nov. 13, 14, and 18th from 5-9PM. If you haven't already signed up do so via the link here: https://www.myconferenceti.me/vbs/ #BeABlackKnight #VB1Team #VBexperience
2 hour delay for Tuesday November 12, 2019.
Winter is coming! If you haven't already be sure to sign up for text school alerts for delays or cancellations. Please make sure you sign up for elementary alerts not staff alerts! http://ohioalerts.org/VanBuren
2 hour delay for 10/31/19 due to fog.
Reminder: There is an open forum levy meeting tonight (Oct. 30, 2019) @ 6PM in the Community Room for some Q&A!
VBES bookfair begins Monday! The VBPTO has a convenient link setup for cashless accounts! Follow the link to learn more & setup! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=vanburenelementary2 #BeABlackKnight #VB1Team #VBexperience
Congrats to Mrs. Leonard, Potteiger, & Basinger for their positive staff referral from parents for making school an amazing place for our students! #BeABlackKnight #VB1Team #VBexperience
Don't forget to sign up for to donate for our blood drive at the elementary on Oct. 1st! (https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive)
Congrats to Ms. Miller, Jones, Risner, and Sturgill for their positive staff referral from a parent for keeping students safe at school and on the bus! #BeABlackKnight #VB1Team #VBexperience
Welcome to our new website!