Van Buren Elementary School

Entries for January 2016

MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - Join us at Van Buren for a multicultural extravaganza of music, hands-on activities, and a sampling of foods from each culture from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

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BrightBytes Student Survey Information
February 8 thru February 15, 2016 - Students of the School District of Janesville will be participating in a BrightBytes survey.  Please read the attached information regarding the BrightBytes Student Survey.  

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PERSONALIZED LEARNING PARENT NIGHT AND SUNDAE BAR
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 -  What is my child learning in school?  Where is his/her desk? What really is Personalized Learning?If you have asked or thought any of these questions...please join us for A Personalized Learning Parent Night and Sundae Bar.  Please see attached for more information.

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4TH GRADE TO MILWAUKEE PUBLIC MUSEUM
Tuesday, February 16, 2016- All 4th grade students will be visiting the Milwaukee Public Museum.  Please make sure your student is at school on time, the bus will be leaving promptly at 8:30 am.  Reminder, students will not arrive back to school until 4:00 pm.  Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up promptly. If your child rides a bus home from school there will be no bus service; it is up to the parents to make arrangements for a way to get home at 4:00.

Students will need to bring a sack lunch.  If you are needing a sack lunch made from our kitchen, please send a note to your child's teacher no later that 3 days prior to the field trip.  Students will need to have money in their lunch account or be receiving free lunch in order to have a lunch made.



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2ND AND 3RD GRADE MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Friday, April 15, 2016- The 2nd graders will perform at 10:00 am and the 3rd graders will perform at 1:30 pm.  Please come and enjoy the hard work the students have done to put on such an amazing performance.

As a reminder there will be no parking in our staff parking lot (only persons with a handicap sticker will be allowed to park in designated parking stops in our parking lot).  Parking is also not permitted on the west side of Pine Street, this is a posted no parking area.

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P4J Enrollment Begins February 1, 2016
Enrollment begins for children who turn 4 years old on or before September 1, 2016.  Please read the attached for more information.

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MISMATCHED DAY
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - Students who wish to participate may wear mismatched clothing on this day.

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NO SCHOOL
Friday, March 4, 2016 - No school for elementary students. end of Second Trimester / Teacher Work Day. Enjoy the long weekend.

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PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, March 9, Thursday, March 10 and Friday March 11 - No school for students due to parent - teacher conferences. Enjoy the nice long weekend with your family.

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2015-2016 Inclement Weather Update

As the 2015-­2016 winter season has arrived, the School District of Janesville would like to remind families of the procedures for weather related school closings. You may have seen the recent report by the Madison Area Schools of a change in their policy related to low temperatures and wind chill conditions. Our policy considers not only a specific temperature, but additional factors, as well, when making a decision to delay or to close school. Please click on the attached link to read more.

 http://sdjsuper.blogspot.com/2016/01/2015-2016-inclement-weather-update.html


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