The Great Lakes Flag Football league is gearing up for their winter season. Use code 578763 for an additional $10 off registration. For more information, check out www.greatlakesflagfootball.com/
Good Evening Families,
It has just been brought to my attention that if you signed up for transportation, that the information that is in your Parent Portal are your times and routes from last year. Wayne RESA supports our district with Parent Portal and they accidently turned on last years routes and times. Van Buren Transportation is working to correct this problem and will send out a notification when the routes and times are correct. Please do not hesitate to call the office if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow at Open House.
This is just a reminder about Open House tomorrow from 6 - 7 p.m. There will also be a new parent meeting in the cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. Come and find out who your teacher is, drop off supplies, take a tour of the building, and complete any enrollment paperwork.
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, email@example.com
. (BHS / McBride / ECC) or Staci Russell, firstname.lastname@example.org
, (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
OPEN POSITIONS IN OUR LUNCH ROOM
Now hiring for lunch room helpers
2.5 hours per day
If interested, please contact the office at 734-699-5050
Happy Summer Everyone, below is a link to the dates and times for our Kindergarten Staggered Start. Also, please make sure that you sign your Kindergarten student up for our Kindercamp on August 16 & 17. If you have not registered online for school, please be sure to go to our website and enroll and do not forget to register for transportation if you need it. Below is the link to the dates and times for our staggered start
Open House will be August 23, 2023 from 6 - 7 p.m. with a new parent meeting in cafeteria beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Want to know more about Savage's upcoming kindercamp?
See the attached image!
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!
Happy Sunday Savage Families,
This is just a reminder that we will have three half days of school this week with Wednesday being the last day. Report cards will go home on the last day and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office. Thank you for a wonderful school year. Happy Juneteenth tomorrow and I hope you have a wonderful week.
Just a few reminders to keep you informed:
1. If you require transportation for NEXT school year, please go to this link https://www.vanburenschools.net/page/transportation
to apply for transportation by June 30, 2023. This will allow transportation to work on routes over the summer. If you do NOT apply, your child will NOT be assigned to a route.
2. Field day will be Monday, Kindergarten through second grade will be from 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and third and fourth grade will be from 12:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. If the weather is not cooperative on Monday, we will have field day on Tuesday.
3. Our 4th grade clap out is 2:15 p.m. and then our Moving Up ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe.
I would like to give a shout out to everyone, from the students and families to my amazing staff who helped make our Art Show and Music performance a huge success last night. I appreciate everyone taking the time to come out last night, it was a wonderful evening! A special thank you to Ms. Glime, Mr. Marino and Ms. Bradley for being willing to take a risk and try new things.
Happy Monday Savage Families,
There are some important things going on this week:
1. Tonight is are Art & Bucket Drumming Show downtown Belleville in conjunction with the Monday Night Farmers Market & Car Show
2. Wednesday night is the Open House at Owen Intermediate for our 4th grade families from 6 - 7 p.m.
3. There was a note that also came home from the School Resource Nurse about sunscreen, please make sure you read and sign it if you want your child to be allowed to apply sunscreen at school. This is new legislation about sunscreen and we are just trying to keep everyone safe and follow the law.
Happy Friday Savage Families,
I would like to remind everyone that we will be having our Art & Bucket Drumming show in the square between Eagan's & the Bayou Grill downtown Belleville on Monday, June 5th beginning at 5 p.m. Please come out and enjoy a wonderful evening at the car show and farmers market as well.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, enjoy and stay safe.
Congratulations to our Super Savage Tigers of the Week!
Hi Savage Families
1. Tomorrow is our last Hungry Howie Night.
2. 4th grade parents, mark your calendars, Wednesday, June 7th from 6-7 p.m. will be the 4th Grade Parent Open House at Owen Intermediate School.
3. Attached is the link for any 4th grade students interested in joining band for 5th grade. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfk_Offl2c8DbVFef4Vd5g6oExoumglbnm_BG92IF360-HRQ/viewform
4. Please remember the dress code for summer clothing...2 fingers on straps for tank tops and arms length for shorts is appropriate.
Good Afternoon Savage Families,
This is just a reminder about our school music concert tonight at BHS. Students need to report at 6 p.m. and our show will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Also, tomorrow will be our free roller skating night at Rollers in Sumpter from 5 - 8 p.m.
I look forward to seeing you at the concert, the students have been working very hard to prepare and you will thoroughly enjoy it. See you there.
Happy Cinco De Mayo,
Next week will be a busy week so I wanted to send a few reminders. All week is Teacher Appreciation Week.
TUESDAY - 2nd grade field trip
WEDNESDAY - Music program at 6:30 p.m. at BHS Students report at 6 p.m.
THURSDAY - FREE skate night at Rollers thanks to our wonderful PTO.
FRIDAY - 1/2 day of school for teacher professional development.
Have a wonderful weekend.