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Tobey Elementary
8551 East Long Lake Dr
Scotts, MI 49088
(269) 321-1600



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6th Grade Orientation at VMS

For all current 5th grade students:
6th grade orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12th from 6:00-7:00pm at Vicksburg Middle School.

Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

To learn more about the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee's Share & Learn, please click here.

Middle School 2015-16 Sports Physicals

Will your student athlete be a 6th, 7th or 8th grader next year? Family Doctors of Vicksburg will be at VMS on the below dates to administer athletic physicals for any 2015-16 VMS student. Cost is $15. An Exam/Consent form will need to be signed by a parent and brought to the physical with your athlete. Click here to view and print Athletic Physical Exam/Consent Form.

Girls - Wednesday, 5/13 8:00-9:30am
Boys - Thursday, 5/14 8:00-9:30am

2015-2016 Tobey Kindergarten:
Parent Kick-off & Student Screening

It is 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 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 24 - 8:00am-4:00pm in Gym


A.R. Books Read for 2014-15


Math Resource for Parents

Resource Link: Elementary Math Parent Resources

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.

Eureka Math

Video: Why is Math Different Now

Resources: Eureka Math Tips for Parents

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).

Please read the article Learn the Facts for more information.

Tobey T-Shirts

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

Tobey Calendar:

APRIL:
20th - Late Start Day
24th - Kindergarten Screening in Gym 8:00-4:00

MAY:
15th - Last Day of School for Bulldog Beginnings Students
22nd - Talent Show in gym 2:00pm
25th - No School Memorial Day
27th - Lower El Track & Field Day
29th - Upper El Track & Field Day at High School

JUNE:
9th - Last Day of School - dismissal at 12:15

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 ProtectMIChild.com

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.

For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) ProtectMIChild FAQ

Charles Glaes
Superintendent

Parent Roadmap to Common Core Standards

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

Headphones

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.

High School (269) 321-1100

Middle School (269) 321-1300

Sunset Lake Elementary (269) 321-1500

Indian Lake Elementary (269) 321-1400

Tobey Elementary (269) 321-1600

See the directions on how to change your contact information click on Change Contact Information Instructions. Please make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page to save your changes. If you need to create your portal account you can download the form here Parent Portal Account Request Form and send it or bring it into your school.

Accelerated Reader Link

Here is the link to Accelerated Reader:AR

Student Drop Off Times

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 World Book Web

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.

Accelerated Reader Book Find

Are you wondering if a book is on AR? Here is the link to find out:AR Bookfinder


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