If you haven't already done so, please transition to our all-in-one communication platform, ParentSquare.
THANK YOU, TIGER FAMILIES!
We have consistently heard from parents and guardians in our district that they love to be informed about what’s going on in our schools. But keeping up with that communication can be overwhelming. For a parent of one student, they need to keep abreast of Facebook, texts, emails, Class Dojo or Remind, and the website. If their kid is in sports, that usually adds in a few more streams of information. If they have multiple kids across different schools, it only gets worse.
We know that there is a need to simplify this process and condense the streams of information coming in to parents and guardians, and that is why we are implementing a new service called ParentSquare. ParentSquare will take the place of multiple ways of communicating to parents, and put them all into one place, instead of needing to remember which stream a piece of information came from.
ParentSquare provides a safe way for district administrators, school principals, teachers, staff, coaches, and parents to:
Send and receive school and class information
Share pictures and files
See calendar items
Sign up to volunteer
and much more . . . all in one centralized place!
Parents—Getting Started Video is here: https://parentsquare.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/203414049-For-Parents-Getting-Started-
All district, school, grade level, and classroom information will now be sent to your computer or phone via email and/or text. For even more convenience, download the ParentSquare app (available for free for iOS and Android devices). Once you’ve logged in, you can set your preferences for how you’re notified in a variety of ways, to best suit your needs. The experience on the web-based and app experience is very similar, so how you access it is up to you.
Have questions? You can email Jason Strzalkowski, firstname.lastname@example.org
. (BHS / McBride / ECC) or Staci Russell, email@example.com
, (Owen, Elementary Schools) for more information.
We look forward to helping you be more connected to Van Buren Public Schools!
Edgemont School Supply Lists by Grade Level
BHS Volleyball is holding another clinic for 3rd through 8th graders. Use the QR Coce, or Click here to register: https://bit.ly/TigerVBClinic
Suggested School Supply List and Classroom Donations for All Students:
*Backpack-large enough for communication folder, lunchbox, change of clothes, etc. (please write your student's name on the inside)
*Lunchbox (please write your student's name on the inside)
*Boxes of Tissues
*24 count Crayola crayons
*1 Pair of Blunt Tip Scissors
*Black Dry Erase Markers
*Water Bottle (please put student's name on it)
Once again, these are just suggestions. If you cannot provide any of these items, our school will provide them for your student! The classroom teacher will also have a classroom specific list available at our Open House.
VBPS is hosting a Summer Lunch program starting July 24th through
August 17th. It will be open Monday - Thursday from 11:30a - 12:30p at Tyler Elementary School.
VBPS staff will be ready to serve all VBPS students lunch for FREE. Additionally, parents can eat for $2 each.
No matter which school you attend, stop in starting July 24th to grab a meal at Tyler Elementary!
Join us at our OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, August 23 5:30pm-6:30pm
2023-2024 School Calendar
Attention 4th Grade Families: Please join us for a moving on up celebration on Wednesday, June 21 at 10am as we say goodbye to our 4th grade students!
Spring Carnival Friday, June 9