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Upcoming Events
Tomorrow
9/7/2015
9/11/2015
9/16/2015
Repeating Event - Kids Beach Club Begins
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
9/21/2015
 
Announcements
Upcoming Dates

Thur., Sept. 3- Curriculum Night
5:00-5:30 Title I Meeting in Cafeteria
5:30-7:00 Classroom Curriculum Night

See below for more information on Curriculum Night
Mon., Sept. 7- School Holiday, Labor Day
Fri., Sept. 11- 8:00-8:30 AM WatchDOGS Donuts for Dads
Sept. 16 Beach Club begins- Wednesdays 2:45-3:45
Book Fair- September 21- 25

Grandparents' Breakfast  7:00-8:30 AM
A-K Mon., Sept. 21                L-Z  Tue., Sept. 22
Thurs., Oct. 1- Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Citty 12:00- 1:00 PM

2015-2016 District Calendar

Curriculum Night

Thursday, September 3
Curriculum Night is a night for parents only to meet with teachers about procedures in the class and to answer any questions about the school year.

5:00-5:30- In the cafeteria there will be a Title 1 information meeting followed by TOT team information.
5:30-6:15  and  6:15-7:00   We will have two sessions to accommodate parents with multiple children in different grade levels.

Fourth Grade will have a representative here from Echo Education to talk about the Austin day field trip on November 18 and to answer questions.

Elementaries Pay It Forward

Aledo Elementary Schools
Pay It Forward

Be a part of Aledo Elementary Schools as we work together for our community. You may purchase a part of our Vandagriff for $10 on Curriculum Night or in the office during school hours.
Each jar is filled with pebbles from our Vandagriff playground.
All profits benefit the Aledo Children's AdvoCats.    Click here for flyer.
WatchDOGS

WatchD.O.G.S
Dads Of Great Students


Donuts for Dad

Friday, September 11
8:00- 8:30
am
Click here for more information.

Watch D.O.G.S. Shirt Order Form and Information- Click
Order deadline is Thursday, September 25, 2015.
 
Grandparents' Breakfast

Grandparent's Breakfast
7:45-8:30 AM
A-K Monday, September 21
L-Z  Tuesday, September 22
Grandparent Invitation
-click here   
Please RSVP to your child's teacher by Tuesday, September 8.
Come and enjoy a complimentary breakfast roll, juice, and coffee in honor of our precious grandparents. Grandchildren will share breakfast with their grandparents, and begin the school day afterwards. Our apologies, but guests are not permitted to visit classrooms after the breakfast event ends, since the instructional day will be in progress. 
** Our Book Fair will be in the library for you to visit with your grandchild. **

Principal's Post

Principal's Post

September Post

Dr. Citty's Brown Bag

Dr. Citty's Brown Bag Lunch

Thursday, October 1
12:00- 1:00 PM


Brown Bag events are an opportunity for parents and community members to meet and visit with Superintendent Citty as he shares the latest District news and answers questions from those in attendance. Bring your lunch and join Dr. Citty in the Vandagriff Library Thursday, October 1, at noon.
 




 
Volunteers

Thank you, Volunteers
Online Volunteer Background Check

We LOVE our parent volunteers! If you are interested in being a classroom volunteer or a field trip chaperone, you must have an approved background check. Visit the Aledo ISD Parent Volunteer webpage to get a jump start on the volunteer application/approval process. This form is found on the District website under the Parents tab- Parent Volunteers.
Scrapbook

2014- 2015 Vandacat Scrapbook

Visit our scrapbook to see pictures from this schoolyear, including: Grandparents' Day, Veterans Program, Science Labs, Red Ribbon Week, Movies With Mom, and more.

Campus Info and Reminders

School Hours
School building opens at 7:15am
First Bell rings at 7:35 
Tardy Bell rings at 7:45am
        7:45 am Classes Begin              
2:45 pm Dismissal
7:15-3:45 Office Hours


2015-2016 District
School Calendar


Click here to visit Bearcat Vision.
Look in the index for the Vandagriff events

Vandagriff is now on facebook & instagram.
http://www.facebook.com/VandagriffElementary
Click on the at the top of the page.
http://instagram.com/vandacats


Parent Portal and
SchoolFusion Accounts

SchoolFusion and Parent Portal are two
different programs and memberships.
Please, ENROLL IN BOTH.
Click here for access to both.
Information on Dr. Citty's Brown Bag Lunch coming in the future. 

To continue to insure the safety and security of the campus throughout the day, all exterior doors will remain locked. This includes the rear door by the cafeteria. All parents and visitors must be screened at the front door, check in at the office, and obtain a visitor's badge. Be sure to look at the camera and pause!
No one is permitted down halls without wearing a badge.
 
Parent drop-off begins at 7:15 am at the back cafeteria door. 

 
Box Tops for Education
List of Items-Click here
Last year Vandagriff parents and supporters
raised over $1600.00 thru BoxTop for Education 

Box Tops for Education
PLEASE-Continue to collect and TRIM Box Tops!
Don't forget to be cutting AND TRIMMING Box Tops on participating items we buy everyday!
List of Items-Click here
Contact Reagan Forman for any questions - reaforman@sbcglobal.net

Ronald McDonald House Charities
Pop Tab Collections-Click here
Collecting pop tabs is a great way to teach kids
about philanthropy and the importance of recycling,
and raisefunds to help children and their families
at the same time.
FundingFactory.com
Click for information


Turn in your used ink and toner cartridges,
cell phones, cameras, lap tops and small
electronics for Vandagriff.

Click here for a list of items collected.

STARR Testing Dates
for Grades 3 & 4

Click here

Inclement Weather Notification
We Need Volunteers- Please contact the Vandagriff Office.
Thank You!
Thank you for displaying the parent pick-up
“Sizzler Signs” during after school pick-up!

Random Acts of Kindness Website
SEARCHING FOR VOLUNTEERS
We welcome volunteers and deeply appreciate our parents, grandparents, and community members who invest countless hours for the benefit of our studetns and campus. If you would like to help for a few hours, or serve on a regular basis, please contact the Vandagriff office for more information.    
Vandagriff Office: Debbie Bechthold or Jennifer Miller
Additional information available on the Orange Side Tab under Volunteers, Visitors, Community
                                         
                              
 Center of Hope
Basic English Class
Clase de Ingles Basico
                  817-441-2442
                                   

Vandagriff is now on facebook & instagram.
http://www.facebook.com/VandagriffElementary
Click on the at the top of the page.
http://instagram.com/vandacats

Click here to visit Bearcat Vision.
Look in the index for the Vandagriff events
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