Taking a child to kindergarten is a parental milestone. It can be an emotional roller coaster --with paperwork! In order to help transition parents, PALS is there (off & on) to welcome nervous (and excited) parents with kind words, smiles --and flyers!
Quality assemblies are an important part of school. Students are always eager to break up their day-to-day routines and experience something new and exciting. Whether they're intended to educate, inspire, or entertain PALS' goal is to fund two assemblies per school year. We want our kids to have memorable experiences!
Veneta Elementary School isn't a building--it's a community! Our wonderful staff works above and beyond to make VES a place we're proud to educate our children. PALS is grateful everyday, but appreciation days allow us the opportunity to show our staff just how much they're valued --by PALS, and our students!
5TH GRADE POOL PARTY
Our 5th graders have worked hard all year and are ready for some down time! What better place to cool off and enjoy the start of a well-deserved summer break than at the Veneta pool!
School's in full swing, and students are excited to show their families around! Open House is the perfect time to pick up some PALS merchandise, tour the school, and meet your student's teacher. Stop by the playground --PALS will be there--a friendly face with a sweet treat for the kiddos!
HEALTH & DENTAL SCREENINGS
Studies show that healthy kids get better grades, attend school more often, and behave better in class. Which is why we're excited that the Tooth Taxi & The Lion's Club Health Screenings will be stopping by VES. Our volunteers will be on hand to help!
5TH GRADE TRACK MEET
5th grade students from across the Fern Ridge School District compete in various track & field events at this exciting meet which takes place at the High School. PALS partners with Elmira Elementary's PTA to help fund this exciting tournament of champions! It's an opportunity for both elementary school's 5th graders to come together before the middle school merge.
There's no better way to end the school year than a field day! Students and families enjoy hours outside rotating through several different game & play stations. There's even a bouncy obstacle course! Don't miss your chance to bask in to sun and drink in the fun!
GRADUATION / PROMOTION
As the school year ends it's time to honor our students for their many achievements & accomplishments. Graduation takes place in the VES gym where students enjoy having their name called, and shaking hands as they accept their 'diploma.' --don't forget your camera! Following their promotion, 5th graders and their families are invited to enjoy cake & refreshments.
"The heart of a volunteer is
not measured in size, but by
the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others."
~ DeAnn Hollis