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8551 East Long Lake Dr
Scotts, MI 49088
It's time to enroll your child in Kindergarten for the upcoming school year. Children are required to be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015 to register for the 2015-2016 school year. The following dates have been scheduled for Tobey Elementary's Kindergarten Kick-off and Screening. Please call the Tobey Office to register your child 321-1650.
Parent Kick-off: April 14 - 6:00 pm in Gym Student Screening: April 21 8:00 am-4:00 pm in Gym
In the fall of 2014, Vicksburg Community Schools adopted a new math program called Eureka Math. “Eureka Math is a complete, PreK–12 curriculum and professional development platform. It follows the focus and coherence of the Common Core State Standards and carefully sequences the mathematical progressions into expertly crafted instructional modules. These resources are provided to VCS parents and guardians so that you may help to support your student in becoming successful in mathematics.
Encountering new curriculum is something we are all accustomed to in education; however, there are times when this change has a greater effect on all stakeholders; students, parents, and teachers. This year our shift in math changed significantly and laying the groundwork has been a critical step. Click the link for more information about Eureka Math.
Parents: Learn the Facts about Enterovirus D68
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed information and resources for parents about Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).
Thanks to our wonderful PTO we have Tobey apparel for sale. The shirts are available in 4 colors and are in the office if interested. Cost is $10 each - Adult and children sizes.
Late Start Days
For the 2014-15 school year all Vicksburg schools will have 5 late start days. Tobey students will begin their school day at 10:50 on these days. Mark your calendar for the following dates:
> April 20th
> May 11th
27th - Movie Night in gym 6:00-8:00 pm
5th - Terrific Tobey Tiger Breakfast 8:15
6th - 5th Grade Ski Trip
14th - Spaghetti Dinner 6:00-8:00
17th-19th - Book Fair
2nd - No School for Students
3rd - No School for Students & Staff
6th-10th - Spring Break
14th - Kindergarten Kick-Off 6:00
21st - Kindergarten Screening in Gym 8:00-4:00
Keeping Our Children Safe
Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone in-boxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and schools and can be located at
As a strong supporter of this registry, I would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for the registry and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.
Below is a link to the Common Core Standards your children will be learning and how you can support that learning. These parent roadmaps, for each grade level, also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school. Common Core Standards
We are asking that all students bring a pair of headphones in to school for use in the computer lab, as well as for using in the classrooms and other devices. Headphones will be labeled with student names and kept in Ziploc bags.
District Messaging System
This year, Vicksburg Community Schools is changing vendors when contacting you with a general or an emergency district message. In order for us to contact you, we must have your correct phone number, email address, and your contact preference. The District Messaging System works in conjunction with Infinite Campus. If you already have an Infinite Campus account, be sure to update your phone number, email address and contact preference through the parent portal. If you do not have an Infinite Campus account, please contact your school and request an account.
Just a reminder to parents that students should be dropped off no earlier than 8:40 a.m. Kids Klub is available and opens at 6:30 a.m. if your child needs to be dropped off earlier than 8:40 a.m.
World Book Encyclopedia
Just a reminder that our library subscribes to the World Book Web – an online reference site for elementary-aged students featuring easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations and photographs, and engaging, educational activities. Our World Book subscription allows us to give families access to this valuable reference source from their home computer 365 days a year at no charge!
To access World Book Web for help with homework, special projects and at-home learning, follow these simple steps:
1. Click on this link
2. In the Login ID box, type tobeyworld
3. In the password box, type reference1
Please remember that login and password information is for students and their families only. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the library at 321-1680.
Good News from the Lunch Line!
At our new parental website, you can view student activity, make a credit card deposit and check student balances. Please click on the Parent Portal link on the left column to get complete details.
Math and English Websites for Students and Parents
Use the Internet wisely. For a few websites to help your students with Math (including Eureka Math) and English skills Math and English Websites .
Accelerated Reader Book Find
Are you wondering if a book is on AR? Here is the link to find out:AR Bookfinder