VPS News

From student shout-outs to the exciting things that happened at our last school event or a great parenting article, we’ll post it all here for you. Please be sure to visit this page often so you’re always well informed about what’s happening at VPS.

Monthly IB Awards

In an effort to recognize student success holistically, in addition to spotlighting aspects of our International Baccalaureate Program, we have implemented a new monthly award this school year based upon the IB Learner Profile. This month we are recognizing students who demonstrate the traits of being knowledgeable: students who seek and share ideas, information, and experiences from many areas to better understand and make a positive difference in our changing world.

Spring After-School Program

Register now for the spring after-school program! Following a successful fall session, we are looking forward to an even stronger spring session with activities to include: choir, drama, science, art, PE, chess, piano, guitar, and tutoring. Sign up now!

COVID-19 Reminder

If a VPS student had exposure to someone confirmed to have COVID-19, please inform the school immediately. The student should remain at home until tested (regardless of vaccination status). If the test result is negative and the student is asymptomatic, they can return to school. If the student is symptomatic, they must remain at home. If the test result is positive, the student must remain out of school for ten days (regardless of vaccination status) and submit a negative test result before returning to campus. Please note, whenever a VPS student does test positive, other families in that same grade level are immediately notified.

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning (i.e., overnight field trips) is an important part of Valley Prep's overall program. It is exciting that all our trips are likely to push through this year, but important due dates are coming up. We encourage all fourth through eighth grade parents to review our VPS Experiential Learning Program document for more information.

Fundraising

The school plans to hold three main fundraisers this school year in hopes of generating $100,000 of additional revenue for the school, the majority of which we will use for staff salaries.

The annual Fall Fest (Halloween carnival) is a family-friendly event held outdoors with fun games, food, and an auction. Our goal is to raise $15,000.

The annual Gala is an adults-only event with dinner, dancing, and an auction in the spring at a location TBD. Our goal is to raise $40,000.

For our annual fund, we will acknowledge donations of $250 or more by adding the donor's name to a brick which we will place along the wall near the basketball courts. We will acknowledge donations of $100 to $249 by adding the donor's name to the large VPS sign located on the hillside near carpool. Our goal is to have 100% participation and raise $45,000. Since July, we have raised more than $30,000. Please visit our donations website to help support our fundraising efforts.

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We have a lot going on here at Valley Preparatory School! We invite you to visit our News page often to stay up to date.