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Principal's News

March 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the month of March.  Charles Dicken wrote “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” March weather can be very unpredictable, so please remember to dress your child appropriately. We make every attempt to have outdoor recess whenever it is feasible.

This month’s character theme is “determination”. Colin Powell said “A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” We will discuss our PBIS topic in classes and throughout the building all this month. Character Education will culminate with classroom activities supporting this theme.

On March 8, 2017 some of you might see your child’s interim reports come home. As a reminder, interim reports are designed to give you a preview of your child’s progress, if needed. Please feel free to call your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns. Our goal is to always keep the lines of communication open.

We have so many activities scheduled for the month of March including our Math Night, which will take place on March 14th. We hope you will join us at this wonderful event!  We will also continue to have different enrichment activities for One-Book-One-School throughout the month until it culminates at the finale on March 28.  The year may be flying by but that does not stop Van Cort from packing in loads of instruction and activities.


Jacqueline M. Woodruff


We are very excited to continue with the “Van Cort Celebrates Community” initiative.  This enables anyone to give a shout-out for a special Van Cort adult community member who has gone above and beyond.  All requests must please come from adults.  This is similar to how we celebrate our students at our Character Education assemblies and in our quarterly newsletters.  The shout-outs will be posted on our Facebook page on a monthly basis

Every month, your shout-out should be emailed In the subject line please write “VC Community Shout-out”.  You will need to enter the name of the person receiving the shout-out and why they deserve this honor.  All shout-outs will be reviewed for approval by Principal Woodruff.  The deadline for all shout-out emails will be posted in the newsletter each month.  Sorry, but any emails received after the deadline will not get the chance to be posted until the following month.

The success of “Van Cort Celebrates Community” on your Facebook page depends on you.  The deadline for March shout-outs will be Wednesday, March 21, 2018.


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