• Online-Only Classes Will Continue Until At Least January 28

    Following state guidelines on coronavirus data, PPS will stay with Comprehensive Distance Learning through the second quarter. More information

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Vestal Elementary School

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  • Spirit Week Oct 26-30

    Spirit Week is next week… Oct.26-30th

    Monday: Share your stuffed animals or pets day

    Tuesday: Share someone or something you love day

    Wednesday: Eat lunch with your grade level day (Google Meet) WE will work out these details,YOU will not need to do this:)

    Thursday:  Wear your Vestal gear and post your spirit on Seesaw! 

    Friday: Dress like your favorite book character and come say hi to your teachers at the Vestal parade!

     

    Friday Dress Like your Favorite Character Parade at 10:00

    No Synchronous classes Friday!

  • Community News

    Hello Vestal Community-

    Hello all! Yet another busy week is coming to a close. Lots of information today...please take a few minutes to read!

    Friday Packet Pick-Up- remains on Fridays from 2-4! If you need delivery, please email your child’s teacher directly. We will NOT deliver unless requested to do so:)

    Food Pick-Up- Mon/Wed/Fri- 3-5 They are now set up right outside the Studio! Please come get food! We always have extras!!

    TownHall Updates-

    We have so enjoyed our Family Town Hall meetings this fall. We have gotten feedback that you have enjoyed them, too AND that maybe once a week is a bit much:)

    So, for the next three months we will try 1/month (especially with so many school days off in Nov/Dec.) here are the next three dates-

    Oct 28- Topics- Hearing from Morrison about Therapy, Youth Empowerment Folks, Metro Housing

    Nov - 18- What to expect during Conferences and SEESAW Troubleshooting

    Dec-9th ---Not sure yet...ideas??? Please email me!


    Oregon Battle of the Books OBOB-The Battle of the Books is on! This is an exciting & fun tournament of reading open to grades 3-5. It is completely voluntary, but a great way to meet up with friends & talk about books. We will be doing team meetings virtually and battles in the Spring.

     For now, we are seeking players for teams. If you already know of the team you want to be on that's great. If not, that's great too; we will put you on a team. Please email Ms. Hazen at ahazen@pps.net or let your teacher know that you want to participate :)

    Some other details:

    Sign up details:

    Please give a signed permission slip  to Ms. Hazen by Friday, October 30th

     

    Spirit Week is next week… Oct.26-30th

    Monday: Share your stuffed animals or pets day

    Tuesday: Share someone or something you love day

    Wednesday: Eat lunch with your grade level day (Google Meet)

    Thursday:  Wear your Vestal gear and post your spirit on Seesaw! 

    Friday: Dress like your favorite book character and come say hi to your teachers at the Vestal parade!

    Friday Dress Like your Favorite Character Parade at 10:00

    No Synchronous classes Friday!

     

    Tech troubles...

    We know that this whole Distance Learning has many challenges...one of them is learning so many new tech apps and systems! Turns out, PPS IT is very helpful (though sometimes you have to wait on hold) with troubleshooting in the moment.

    Teachers want to be super helpful but also need to keep their attention on teaching in the mornings. So, if you are having tech issues during Synchronous times, please try the PPS number- 503-916-3375

     

    This weeks Read Aloud- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhfzGyhMhKM&t=9s

     

    Wow, like I said, lots of information this week! Please email with any questions, suggestions, wonders, or ideas…

    Vestal Peace,


    Sabrina Flamoe

    sflamoe@pps.net   

  • Community News

    Hello Vestal Community-

    What a gorgeous Thursday afternoon! A few notes for you this week…

     

    • Tomorrow we are back with Friday Pick-Up from 2-4! 

    • Please bring back your bag of library books!

    • Last Names A-H will get new bags

    • Food pick up tomorrow 3-5

     

    Next week we will have our Wednesday Family Town Hall at 5:45...start planning a joke! We will also talk about creating a quiet school space at home.

     

    Finally, here is this weeks read aloud...this is a new to me book...I found it in the Vestal library! Enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVCtStc2Ofk 

     

    Vestal Peace,

    Sabrina Flamoe

    sflamoe@pps.net   

  • Hello, October!

    Hello Vestal families- 

    Wow...it is October! We have finished up both soft start and the first few weeks of school! I must continue to say how impressed I am with what a wonderful job both teachers and students are doing in this new environment! Just today, I popped in on a 4th grade class that was sharing what they are currently reading and what it means to read intensely! It was wonderful to hear a conversation just like what would have been happening inside the school. 

    We will continue having our Friday Pick-Up BUT we are changing the time...it will now be from 2:00-4:00  each Friday that there is school so you can also easily pick up food when you arrive! There is more than enough food, so if you haven’t been taking...please plan on it so our food doesn’t go to waste! It is free and here and ready! 

    We will continue to have Family Town hall meetings. Next Wednesday will be focused on the TAG  program (Talented and Gifted) and our ELD (English Language Development) program!

    Wednesday 5:45-7:00

    Please join-    meet.google.com/abd-hbvz-eez 

    We are very much hoping to fill up our Child Care that will be on site at Vestal starting Oct. 12th. If you are at all interested, please take a look. If you need help applying, please email Ms. Kate our social worker (kkovacichblackmore@pps.net)  and she can help!  https://www.pps.net/childcare

    Last thing...I am starting my read alouds again! This time it will just be about once a week! Please check out our You Tube Channel for the newest book (or the old read alouds that still live there!)   https://youtu.be/-IEZi5CHNHA

    If there are things you need or suggestions for how we can help streamline and simplify...please let us know!

    With hope, Sabrina Flamoe

    sflamoe@pps.net

Principal's
Message

  • Hello families and welcome to the beautiful Vestal community-

     

    Vestal is an ethnically, linguistically, economically diverse school community.

    We are committed to school being a center of our neighborhood community.

    Every student and staff member at Vestal is committed to being a safe, kind, learner each day.

    We value the learning process of every human being…no matter their age.

    We invite you to join us in our on-going learning!

     

    Sincerely, Sabrina Flamoe

    Vestal K-8 Principal

    sflamoe@pps.net

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