It’s hard to believe that we are making plans to wind down our 2018-19 school year!    We appreciate  the Van Meter School District's  continued support of our program and for giving us a great place to educate your children! We have loved watching your children grow and look forward to sharing their learning during Parent Teacher Conferences March 12, 13, and 14th.


Pasta Night Fundraiser
Our annual Pasta Night Fundraiser is on Thursday, March 28th.  This will be during the Kindergarten and First Grade concerts.  We are looking for volunteers to help during this popular event! This will fulfill the 2 hour volunteer requirement.  Please let us know if you are able to help. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit our preschool program.

Reading Center

Our featured center this month is our Reading Center.  Many studies have shown a strong correlation between the amount of books a child has been read with their future academic success. Children in this center are reinforcing their concepts of print, alphabet knowledge, phonemic awareness. They enjoy reading stories we have shared as a class and practicing predictable text on their own. 

Guest Readers
We are always looking for guest readers to visit our classroom. Please let us know if you would like to arrange a time to read to our class.

Library Check Out
We are still looking for someone to help out with our library check out for the MWF class on Monday mornings. This can be right at drop off and takes about 15-20 minutes. If we have more than one volunteer, we will arrange a schedule to alternate weeks.

SAVE THE DATE!!

Friday, May 17th is
 Preschool Graduation!  

(This is also the last day of school for our MWF Class.)  We will start our day as usual with drop off, etc.  At 9:30 a.m., we invite you back and will have a program in the Van Meter Performing Arts center for our families.  As we get closer, we will send more information home.

Friday, May 10th is our Annual Outdoor Fun Day

Each year, our preschool hosts our Outdoor Fun Day!  This is a day where both classes will attend.

We will begin our day as usual at 8:15 and go until 11:05.  We will have a visit from the Blank Park Zoo, outdoor games and lots of fun.  If you are interested in helping us with this event, please let us know. It will take lots of volunteers to make this a great day for our kids!



School Carnival

The VMEPC (Van Meter Elementary Parent's Committee) will be hosting the Elementary Carnival on Saturday, April 13th.  Thank you to the families who have already donated to our basket! Our theme is "Outdoor Fun." 
Donations will be accepted until 
March 8th!

The VMEPC uses the proceeds from the carnival to finance many important projects throughout the Elementary.  They are also gracious enough to pay for the bus which transports our 4/5 PreK Class to Howell's Pumpkin Patch each fall.  We appreciate their generosity!



2019-2020 School Year

     If you have a child who will be attending our program next year and you are interested in scholarship opportunities, please see  the attachment below. Scholarships are provided by the 4RKids board through Dallas County.



Upcoming Events

March  1           Tuition Due
          11            Board Meeting
           12-14     Parent Teacher Conferences
          18-22      NO SCHOOL 
                         Spring Break
            28            Pasta Night - Please sign up                           for a volunteer shift
              

April     13         Elementary Carnival
            19         NO PRESCHOOL
         
May  17            GRADUATION
                         Last day of school

           

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Van Meter Pre-Kindergarten, Inc.,
Mar 3, 2019, 3:43 PM