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Building Readers: October 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: Reading for pleasure can improve your child's language and literacy skills Work with the teacher to set reading goals Ask your child to tell [...]

2017-09-29T09:44:29+00:00 September 29th, 2017|School news|

Building Readers: September 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: Search for sight words in magazines Launch a family book club Discuss common elements of word families This monthly newsletter is available in English and [...]

2017-08-23T12:37:16+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|School news|

Fresh fruit and vegetable program returns to four 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 four elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools. VPS was awarded $99,660 by the United States Department of Agriculture for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. The program will be offered [...]

2017-08-17T10:11:11+00:00 August 1st, 2017|School news|

2017-18 Orchestra and band class opportunities

Attention all current 4th-grade students! Sign up now to participate in the VPS 2017-18 instrumental program. We are excited to announce a new instrumental program for next year's 5th-grade students! All currently enrolled 4th-grade students can apply now to participate in free band or orchestra classes next year. These introductory classes are an expansion of [...]

2017-04-14T12:00:33+00:00 April 14th, 2017|School news|

Building Readers: April 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: Improve your child's reading skills by reading aloud Use textbooks to entertain as well as educate Help your child practice for spelling tests This [...]

2017-04-13T11:59:05+00:00 April 13th, 2017|School news|

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 [...]

2017-08-28T09:09:39+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|School news|

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|