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Van Buren Elementary School
4045 State Road 135 South   Nashville, IN 47448   (812) 988.6658

World Class Opportunities.  Small School Relationships.  Lifelong Impact.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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Principal: Mrs. Christy Wrightsman

Grades: Pre K - 4


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Congratulations to our 2017 Spelling Bee Winner!
Alayna Jacobus (3rd grade) represented Van Buren Elementary School at the Scripps IU Spelling Bee on February 11th.  We are so proud of your effort!

ISTEP begins Tuesday, February 28th at VBE.  

  Post Date: 02-20-2017

We want to wish our VBE Math Bowl team good luck.  They will be competing on Thursday, February 23rd at Custer Baker Middle School in Franklin.

 Let's go VBE Mathematicians!

  Post Date: 02-05-2017

VBE kicked off our PBIS core value for the 3rd 9 weeks during our One Book, One School event on Friday, February 3rd.  Students will be focusing on our core value of kindness this nine weeks.  Any student who bring in $1 to support Mother's Cupboard will be able to place his/her name on a can that represents their kind gesture and support for this local organization.

  Post Date: 01-20-2017

Thank you to all of our Spelling Bee contestants who competed in the VBE Spelling Bee on Thursday, January 19th.  Congratulations to our runner up, Eli Wrightsman (3rd grade) and our first place winner, Alayna Jacobus (3rd grade)!

  Post Date: 01-08-2017

Happy New Year VBE!
We will welcome our students and staff back on January 9th.
Please look for our newsletter that will be coming home with students on January 10th.
The first semester awards program will be held at 8:30 on January 20th.

  Post Date: 12-03-2016

Please join us for the 4th grade Science Fair on December 13th. Projects can be viewed by families at 1:00. The awards program will begin at 2:00.  Thank you in advance to all of our judges!

VBE welcomes three new staff member!
Karen Kirby- 3rd & 4th grade Social Studies/Word Study teacher
Judy Hamilton- 2nd grade teacher
Melinda Case- K-4th grade Science teacher

  Post Date: 11-27-2016

Welcome back VBE from your Thanksgiving holiday.  We have just 19 days until our winter holiday break.  Keep up with all our events by checking out our calendar and the website.

 Please note that we have moved our first semester awards program from December to January.  The program will be held January 20th at 8:30 a.m. in the gym.

  Post Date: 11-20-2016

Thank you to our VBE Spell Bowl Team for representing Van Buren at the Spell Bowl Competition in Seymour last Thursday.  We appreciate your hard work!

  Post Date: 11-13-2016

We want to wish our Van Buren Spell Bowl Team good luck at their upcoming competition this Thursday, November 17th.  Thank you to Miss Duncan and Mrs. Shirley for all of their help coaching these spectacular spellers.

  Post Date: 11-06-2016

There's a lot going on at VBE this week!

Van Buren Elementary Veterans Day Program November 7th @ 2:30 p.m.
Book Fair November 7-11
Thanksgiving Lunch November 10th (adults $5)
BC Veterans Day Program @ BCHS  9:30 a.m.
Art to Remember Orders Due

  Post Date: 10-23-2016

It's Red Ribbon Week!

Monday: Mustache Day: I mustache you not to use drugs! Wear or draw on a mustache today:
(Take a class photo to use for Door Decoration)

Tuesday: Family Fun: Draw a picture or bring in photo of you having fun with your family. Write a caption for the picture telling what your family does to stay happy and healthy.

Door Decorating Contest: Come up with a slogan that represents the class: I.e “Jonesin’ for Fun in Mrs. Jones Room, “We Shirley know how to make healthy choices!” We will vote on favorite door for a class prize.

Wednesday: Reach for the Stars! Pick up a star sticker from your teacher and and write what you want to be when you grow up. Wear it all day today.

Thursday: Hobby Day: Wear something that shows what you like to do for fun: chaps, fishing hat, minecraft t-shirt, running shoes, girl scout uniform, etc. (Nothing dangerous or distracting please)  BOOMER from the PACERS will be here at 2:00!

Friday: Redalicious: How red can you get? Prize for student wearing most red (no face paint or make up please)

  Post Date: 10-20-2016

The PACE committee visited Mrs. Baughman's classroom this week to watch local artist Cheri Platter create portraits with the students.  The PACE Grant is a wonderful opportunity for our 1st graders to experience the connections between art, literacy, and social studies.  

  Post Date: 10-16-2016

It's Fall Festival Time!

Please join us on Saturday, October 22nd from 4:00-7:00 for our PTO Fall Festival.  We'll have a chili cook-off, games, pumpkin painting, and lots of fall fun!  If you'd like to receive free admission to this event, please bring an item to donate for our PTO basket fundraiser.  Any item that can be placed into one of our theme baskets will earn you free admission.  One item per person  please.  If you'd like to enter the chili cook-off, or volunteer to help PTO with the activities, please contact our PTO President, Heather Sawyer at hsawyer@brownco.k12.in.us

  Post Date: 10-06-2016

Congratulations to our 2016 All County Cross Country Champions!

The Van Buren Elementary Cross-Country Team picked up their 2nd championship title for both the boys' and girls' teams.  I am so proud of all these students and their amazing coaches.  A big thank you to Coaches: Chasity & Dan Smith, Angel Deckard, and Amanda Eddins.  Thanks also the BCHS Athletic Dept. and BCHS Coach, Kirk Wrightsman for planning and hosting this wonderful event.  Our individual meet winners are listed below.

1st place:  Case Smith
1st place:  Addison Young

  Post Date: 10-02-2016

Fall Break is just around the corner!  

All fundraiser money is due Monday, October 3rd.

We want to wish our Boys' and Girls' Cross Country Teams Good Luck!  They will compete in the county wide elementary meet on Wednesday, October 5th.  The girls' race will be at 6:00, boys' race at 6:30, and awards at 7:00.  Come out to Eagle Park to support your Wildcats!

Friday, October 7th is the last day of the first 9 weeks.  Report cards will be sent home with students after Fall Break.  Fall Break will be October 10th-14th.

Have a safe and happy Fall Break VBE!  We will see you back on Monday, October 17th.

  Post Date: 09-21-2016

Fundraiser Pick Up is this Friday, September 23rd 3:30-5:00 in the VBE gymnasium.  If you cannot pick up your items at this time, please contact our main office to schedule a time for pick up on Monday, September 26th.  All money from the fundraiser will be due October 3rd.

The VB Spirit Wear sale will end Friday, September 23rd.  Please submit all orders and payment.  Items will arrive before Winter Break, so it's a great time to buy those early holiday presents!

The October 1st PTO Color Run has been postponed until spring.

  Post Date: 09-11-2016

Thank you for joining us for our family dinner & movie night last Friday!  It sure was great to see so many families at VBE.  

This week at VBE our 2nd-4th grade runners will have cross-country practice on
Mon/Wed 3:30-4:30.  Spell Bowl will practice on Thursday 3:30-4:30.  School picture day is this Friday, so bring your smile!  Friday night is BCHS Football Homecoming.  Come out and support to BC Eagles!

I look forward to meeting with all 3rd & 4th grade parents on Monday, September 19th @ 6:00.  Pizza  and childcare will be provided while parents attend the informational meeting.  You won't want to miss this important information.

  Post Date: 09-05-2016


I am pleased to announce that our Mother's Cupboard Food Drive in honor of Julie Eddins was a huge success.  Mrs. Eddins would be so proud of your generous hearts and service to Brown County residents.  The donations VBE received filled the cupboard!  You can check out a picture and post from the Mother's Cupboard Facebook page from Friday, September 2nd that showed just how much everyone gave to this local charity.  
I'm so happy to be working with so many students, staff, and families who cared enough to honor Mrs. Eddins in this selfless manner.  

Thank you VBE!

Christy Wrightsman

  Post Date: 08-28-2016

There's a lot going on at VBE!

Cross-country begins Monday, August 29th for 2nd-4th graders.  Permission slips must be signed in order to participate.

All fundraiser forms are due Tuesday, August 30th.  Payment is not due at this time.

Join us for movie night on September 9th!  More information will be sent home this week.

  Post Date: 08-22-2016

Our 4th grade students received a lesson from Boy Scout Troop Leader, Mr. Gaither, on flag etiquette.  Thank you Mr. Gaither for sharing your time with our boys and girls.  Our students take pride in raising the American  flag each day.

  Post Date: 08-15-2016

If you haven't joined PTO yet, you will want to do so very soon!  This crew of Van Buren Elementary PTO officers has a lot planned for us this school year.  Please join us Tuesday, August 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria as we kick off PTO.  Thank you to all our PTO officers and committee for hosting our Ice Cream Social last Friday.

  Post Date: 08-10-2016

We had a great first day at Van Buren Elementary School!

We're looking forward to the rest of this amazing school year.  If your child still needs school supplies or a backpack, please contact us.  If you'd like your child to be part of our weekend backpack food program, please let us know that too.

Don't these preschoolers look like they are enjoying their back-to-school lunch?

  Post Date: 07-29-2016

Does your child need a school backpack?

Contact us at Van Buren Elementary School if you'd like to pick up a backpack.

Thank you to Christiansburg United Methodist Church for donating 100 backpacks and school supplies to our Van Buren Elementary Students.  We appreciate your generosity!

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