This weekend, join us for Super Science Saturday, with wall-to-wall exciting hands-on science activities for all ages. Victor’s robotics teams will also be conducting demonstrations. It all happens at the VIS Cafeteria on Saturday, February 11, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon,
Hello PIE Members! We hope that your 2016-2017 school year has started off well! Please check your District Calendar for all of the exciting events this year.
Our first meeting will be October 4th in the VIS Auditorium. Kristin Swann, Associate Superintendent of Educational Services, and VCSD Staff will present an overview of the Enrichment offerings at Victor Schools. This is a great way to get first hand information about the numerous options. Opportunities vary from year to year so please come to hear about the current programs.
Nov 8th we are pleased to welcome Dr Sandra Eller. She is a college admissions consultant who will be presenting and answering questions about preparing for that next big step. If you have specific questions please send them to me, firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can forward them to Dr Eller. She is very willing to answer parent questions and tailor the presentation to specific topics. We are very grateful to Kristin Swann for arranging this wonderful opportunity!
Shared Decision Making Councils
There are still spots open for parent representatives on many building councils as well as all grade levels of the program reviews (Science, Health, Home & Careers). The first meeting is Tuesday, Sept 13, 3:30pm – 5pm in the VECS Boardroom. Please contact Stephanie Dempsey email@example.com if you are interested. Decisions are made at these meetings and parents are given a seat at the table – we need to fill those seats!
Sept 21, 6pm, Informational Meeting for PIE Computer Programming Club that is due to start in January. Look for more info in What’s Happening.
Oct 18, 7pm, PTSA Community Forum: Scott Fitch “Pause Before You Post”. Information for all families as we navigate this digital world. JH students will have a presentation during the school day.
PIE Chess Clubs
At this point, Victor Primary Chess Club will not be happening this year. Unfortunately, we have not had any parents/guardians volunteer to supervise the sessions. If you are interested and available 2:45pm – 4:15pm, about 2 Wednesdays a month starting in October please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org. We have plenty of chess boards and a room reserved, but we need an adult to supervise in order for the program to run. Knowledge of chess is helpful but not required.
Victor Intermediate Chess Club will start Oct 5th 3:15-4pm. Registration forms will be in What’s Happening.
Any parents interested in starting a Victor Early Childhood School Chess Club or doing some family chess sessions please contact me.
Rochester Children’s Book Festival Nov 12 10am -4pm at MCC. Please join us at this Fabulous, Free, Local Event!! Bring your children to talk with the authors of their favorite books. Take part in author presentations, listen to new books read by the author, story related arts & crafts and much more. New this year! Thanks to a PIE Member, Victor Students’ artwork will be showcased at the event!
Mark Your Calendars for all PIE Meetings as well as Awesome Art Day Jan 21, Super Science Saturday Feb 11, and PIE Chess Tournament March 18.
Please add your enrichment experiences to the PIEx Directory!
We hope that you have a wonderful school year!
Sign up now for CAMP INVENTION 2016! Local educators will be leading the week of hands-on fun this summer, July 11 – 15, 2016 from 9:00AM to 3:30PM at the Victor Early Childhood Center.
Your young innovators will be spending time:
- Brainstorming product ideas and building original prototypes using real tools and components found in everyday devices.
- Exploring the lives of giant insects, colorful animals and their environments.
- Constructing and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat.
- Discovering the science of slime, demolition, electronic sound, giant squid and coding.
Activities are all-new for 2016 and each lesson explores connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Continue reading
Come see young scientists present their Scientific Experiments and Scientific Investigations at the Victor Intermediate School Science Fair!
When: March 2, 2016—6:30
Where: VIS Gymnasium
Why: To have fun while learning and teaching others about science! Continue reading
Please come to a meeting on Wednesday, February, 3, at 6:30 in the Intermediate School Auditorium to learn more about our VIS Science Fair. Registration, rules/guidelines, tips and feedback form will be explained. The Science Fair is optional and is organized to encourage children to think about science in a practical and fun way. Continue reading