Veterans Park Elementary School
Veterans Park School Building
Veterans Park School logo, students, and art

VP News

Our students are making headlines, and we want to share all the great news with you. We will keep this page updated with important announcements, news stories, and student shout-outs. Please check back often, and help us celebrate our students’ many achievements.

Logo Update Contest

Calling all artists of the Veterans Park community! We are looking to you for a new eagle logo to represent our school. Eagles symbolize many different qualities: wisdom, strength, courage, honesty, and freedom. Our school needs a logo that embodies these qualities. All are welcome to submit your personal drawing of an eagle.

We encourage parents, students, and staff of Veterans Park to stretch their creative wings and contribute their personal vision of the logo. Logo entries should be:

  • drawn in black ink
  • drawn on special 4x4 paper that will be available in the office
  • submitted to the office no later than December 22

We will reveal the chosen design in January 2018 as our new school logo! We will post all submitted designs on a lobby bulletin board to represent the many different creative ideas of our special community.

We are very grateful to Mara Freeman, who will be assisting with refining the drawing for reproduction on our school spirit wear and letterhead. Our logo contest is a wonderful opportunity to try a new artistic endeavor! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Anderson.

VP's First Annual Science Fair

We are excited to share that for the first time, our 5th grade students will be participating in a science fair! This year, the fifth graders learned about the scientific method, which is a process that scientists use to test their ideas. To put their knowledge to the test, they worked together in groups to plan and complete their own experiments based on topics they were curious about. Mrs. Shaban and Mrs. Rivera guided students through the process, carefully constructing a testable question that had an organized procedure, relevant qualitative and quantitative data, and variables. Fifth graders will be sharing the outcome of their experiments with their parents and the fourth graders at the very first VP Science Fair on December 19 from 3:00 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. They look forward to showing off their new knowledge as experienced scientists. Please join us for this special event!

Veterans Day Assembly

This year, we reached out to the community to have family members who are veterans join us for our annual Veterans Day assembly. What a treat to have them here with us so we could honor and thank them for their service and sacrifice in person. Our 5th grade student council members recited a special poem, and the whole school sang our school song, which addresses the reason our school name honors our veteran heroes. It thrilled us that many of our visitors stayed after the assembly to spend time together talking and getting to know one another's stories. We felt honored that you joined us.

Alice in Wonderland

What an amazing experience our community shared with the performance of Alice in Wonderland last week. Thank you PTA! The talent of our students was on display in spades (sorry Queen of Hearts!) We can honestly say that we have never seen a performance of this caliber from a group of elementary students. Kudos to all students and parents who gave of their time and energy to bring such an outstanding performance to all of us.