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!
BHS Volleyball is holding another clinic for 3rd through 8th graders. Use the QR Coce, or Click here to register: https://bit.ly/TigerVBClinic
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!
Time is running OUT to order supply kits for the fall. They must be ordered by the end of June through the online sales portal. Ordering details are listed below. Delivery on the 1st day of school.
Our students are top-notch! Congratulations to our Owen Tigers #TigerPride
Today was our 1st Awards Ceremony of the week. We celebrated the various achievements of Mr. Bogrow, Ms. Brown's, Mr. TenBroeck's, and Mr. Purcell's classrooms. We gave out awards including Academic, Inquisitive Questioner, Peacemaker, Math Star, etc. Congrats! #TigerPride
This is our last week to collect your store receipts to purchase gift cards for our students. Simple, no cost, and benefits our students. Thanks for your support! #TigerPride #receipts #turnthemin
Strong men help guide our youth. #OwenTigers
Attention incoming and rising 5th-grade parents: Owen is selling supply kits for the fall. Save yourself some time. They must be ordered by the end of June through the online sales portal. Ordering details are listed below. Delivery on the 1st day of school.
Don't forget school is still in session and learning is happening. Be here everyday! #attendancematters #wecandoit #endofschool #TigerPride
Learning never ends...even as an adult. What did you learn today? #motivation #deepthinking #OwenTigers
It's here! One of the highlights of our school program is the Luau Know How. Kids will be outside for part of the day so dress comfortably and wear sunscreen if needed. Get ready to use your brain to solve riddles with your class! #TigerPride
Everyone has magic powers. What will you teach someone today? #motivation #afewweeksleft
We have had great success with collecting store receipts! Do you have any sitting around? Ask your family and friends to support our students. #schoolpride #OwenTigers
There are still multiple weeks left a school. This is a good time to talk with your child about perseverance and finishing strong. #almosttheend #wecandoit #TigersRoar
ATTENTION 4TH GRADE FAMILIES: We are sorry for any confusion, but the OPEN HOUSE at Owen for 4th grade families is on WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2023 from 6-7 pm. We hope to see many of you there!
We still need your help! Can you buy some ice, spoons, or watermelon for our Luau Know How Event? (other items too!) Sign up by using the QR code. Thanks for all you do.
Do you want an easy way to help Owen Intermediate School? We want your store receipts! Sounds simple, right?
There is an app that we use to collect store receipts that give us points that can be turned in for gift cards. These gift cards can then be used as prizes for kids.
Just send them to school or drop them off at the main office anytime. Cross off any personal information.