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.

Classroom Remodeling

As a result of the success of last spring’s GALA fundraiser, we began the long process of remodeling our classrooms, many of which we have not updated for decades. In summer 2019, we began with the following rooms: preschool (ongoing), pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, elementary science lab, and the staff lounge. At a minimum, we are hopeful of updating our daycare room in summer 2020. We will remodel additional rooms (flooring, cabinets, etc.) as funds become available. We greatly appreciate everyone’s support of this ongoing process.

Winter Break Daycare at VPS

Is three weeks of winter vacation too long? Do you need daycare for your children? Sign up for Valley Prep's winter break daycare. This service will run from December 16 through December 20, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daycare is for children in preschool through 8th grade. For more information, view the ROAR newsletter. To register visit winter break daycare sign-up.

Annual Fund at VPS

As previously outlined, one of our goals this year is to restructure our overall fundraising program, with an emphasis on increasing participation in our Annual Giving Campaign (Annual Fund). As a means of achieving this goal, we are currently offering various incentives for each class to reach 100% participation. Over the past decade, school-wide participation has been under 50%. Let’s try to increase participation together! More participation provides a wider (and stronger) base of support, thereby making the school more financially stable. Something that is to everyone’s advantage! As of November 20, school-wide participation is approaching 70%. Thank you!

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees (school board) currently consists of nine members, including two current parents. The board meets regularly with the purpose of:

  1. Providing financial oversight.
  2. Developing and overseeing the school's strategic plan.
  3. Facilitating community relations for purposes of marketing and fundraising.

Board members serve three-year terms (which can be renewed). Current board members nominate and approve new board members each spring. If you have an interest in future openings, please contact Mr. Black

Planning for the Future

We are currently coming to the end of our five–year (Vision 2020) strategic plan, developed in 2015. Accordingly, work has begun on our next five–year plan to take the school through 2025. We outline highlights of this new plan in our November 8 ROAR newsletter. Each week we will explore one facet of the proposed plan. Please don’t hesitate to share your ideas with Mr. Black. Everyone must have a voice in the school’s future!