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Building Readers: March 2017

Building Readers provides the guidance, steps to take, specific direction and concrete recommendations that parents need to help their kids learn to read, and to read more proficiently. In this issue: Use journals to encourage creativity Help your child practice for spelling tests Dictionary games build language skills This monthly newsletter is available in English and [...]

2017-03-06T13:05:44+00:00 March 6th, 2017|School news|

Limitations on DHS immigration enforcement action at sensitive locations

All children have a right to a free public education, regardless of their actual or perceived immigration or citizenship status or that of their parents. Education leaders, teachers, students, and families, have asked questions about guidance that was released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that limits immigration enforcement actions from occurring [...]

Building Readers: February 2017

Building Readers provides the guidance, steps to take, specific direction and concrete recommendations that parents need to help their kids learn to read, and to read more proficiently. In this issue: Games can teach new vocabulary Suggest comics for reluctant readers Help your child find time to read This monthly newsletter is available in English and [...]

2017-02-06T16:24:10+00:00 February 6th, 2017|School news|

Building Readers: January 2017

Building Readers provides the guidance, steps to take, specific direction and concrete recommendations that parents need to help their kids learn to read, and to read more proficiently. In this issue: Encourage thinking by discussing books Create a regular family reading time Teach your child the SQ3R method for reading and understanding textbooks This monthly [...]

2017-01-04T13:16:59+00:00 January 4th, 2017|School news|

Building Readers: December 2016

Building Readers provides the guidance, steps to take, specific direction and concrete recommendations that parents need to help their kids learn to read, and to read more proficiently. In this issue: Six strategies that will help your child read to learn Help your child develop important vocabulary and comprehension skills Get your child ready [...]

2016-11-29T10:09:47+00:00 November 29th, 2016|School news|

Fresh fruit and vegetable program returns to five VPS schools

Mangos, blackberries, rainbow carrots, mini sweet peppers and star fruit are a sampling of the fresh fruits and vegetables students will be snacking on at five elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools. VPS was awarded $120,600 by the United States Department of Agriculture for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. The program will be offered [...]

2017-01-23T12:39:24+00:00 August 12th, 2016|School news|

Nominate your favorite Coach of the Year

Do you have the greatest coach in the world? Does he/she go above and beyond to make sure you and your team are the best they can be? Then nominate your coach for the Coach of the Year award. All nominees and winners will be recognized at the annual Coaches Institute held August 15 at Skyview High School. [...]

2016-05-25T09:38:57+00:00 May 25th, 2016|School news|

Things to do this summer

Day camps around the Greater Portland–Vancouver metro area Day camps offer students a chance to expand their horizons, meet new friends and try fun activities. There are a number of day camp options in the Portland–Vancouver metro area. Register for summer day camps at the Jim Parsley Community Center or learn more [...]

2016-10-27T16:01:07+00:00 May 19th, 2016|School news|

School safety / La seguridad en las escuelas / Школьная безопасность

School safety Schools need to be vigilant and proactive when it comes to safety. In Vancouver Public Schools, safety is a top priority. How we prepare The district does many things to prepare for emergency situations, including: Hire district resource officers, or DROs, who are trained to maintain safety and encourage positive behavior. Collaborate with [...]

2016-10-27T16:01:07+00:00 March 25th, 2016|School news|

Share food bags

If your family is in need of food support, your child can receive a weekly food bag provided by Share. Please see Mrs. Owen in the Resource Center or call 313-3074 to sign up. Please remember to return the empty food bags each week to the Resource Center. The bags are reused each week and help keep [...]

2016-03-28T15:32:35+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Family-Community Resource Center|