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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.

Summer Math Activity Calendars/PowerPoint

Summer math activity calendars are available for students entering grades 1 through 5 in the fall. The calendars provide a variety of math choices for students, including using DreamBox, in order to keep math skills sharp while on summer vacation. Parents should view the accompanying PowerPoint for additional live links to games and activities by grade level.

Memorial Day at Veterans Park School

Click to view more photos from Memorial Day For almost fifty years, Veterans Park School has celebrated Memorial Day with a community-wide event that recognizes the sacrifice of American soldiers. Kicked off by fifth-grader Carly S. and VP Principal Ellen Tuckner, last Friday’s Memorial Day celebration was another example of our wonderful RPS community.

Under perfect weather, students Juliette A., Niamh M., Madelyn F., and Katie P. sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Then, each grade sang a patriotic song including “Fifty Nifty United States” by Ray Charles, “America the Beautiful” with sign language, and “You’re a Grand Ole Flag.” Student council members Caden A., Grady M., and Audrey D. also presented.

Doctors Claire and Edmond Ganal, who served in the Navy and are parents of RPS students, Sofia, Brendan (born while Edmond was serving in Afghanistan), and Christopher, asked the audience to raise their hands if they ever thanked a teacher, held a door open, or helped around the house. They showed how being our best selves is serving our country. Audrey Terry, U.S. Army veteran and VP parent, also spoke eloquently at the event.

First Selectman Rudy Marconi gave a civics lesson about democracy. The event closed with “Taps” played by fifth-grader Steijn R. and former music teacher Sue Gross on the trumpet.