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Playground Fundraiser
June 1, 2016

Join us for the Van Hise Playground Kickoff Fundraiser!
Wednesday June 8th
At Sundance 608, 2nd Floor • 6pm to 8pm
Live Auction of Teacher Summer Experiences • Live Music • Light Appetizers • Dessert • Cash Bar
$50/ per person at the door (... Read more.

School
June 1, 2016

Dear Families,

June is here and I am so amazed at how fast this school year went! Over time we have watched our students grow and learn both academically and social-emotionally. I am so very proud of being a part of such a strong public school! In fact, Van Hise Elementary will be a... Read more.

School
June 1, 2016

The Van Hise August Enrollment Day will be on August 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m in the gym. Be there to enroll your child for the 2016-17 school year!
PLEASE NOTE: though it should be, we cannot guarantee that construction will be fully complete at the Segoe entry near the office.... Read more.

PTO
June 1, 2016

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Garden care includes visiting the garden area for 30-60 minutes once or twice during your week to water, weed, and harvest. The children love to see how their plants are growing, and explore the garden in the summer. Contact... Read more.

School
June 1, 2016

With the warm weather has come outdoor PE time and we are loving it! The 3-5th graders just finished up a unit that focused on throwing, catching and game play with scoops and balls. We concentrated on using a mature overhand throw, moving to catch a ball and using a triangle offense during game... Read more.

School
June 1, 2016

Third, Fourth and Fifth graders have been busy finishing their Top 5 Google Slide presentations, 4th and 5th (Top 10) and presenting them to their peers.

All books are due to the Library, Friday June 3rd or sooner. Please remember to check your desks, lockers, classrooms, and homes for... Read more.

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Art Fair at VHE
May 1, 2016

Dear Van Hise Families,

The month of May is a very joyous time of year at Van Hise. We have a number of events happening to bring together our creative community. On May 7th, we have our fabulous Art Fair where buying handmade things by local artists (including many VHE students), eating... Read more.

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The Day the Crayons Quit
May 1, 2016

3rd-5th Grade
WOW - we moved into our new beautiful Van Hise Library! The students are enjoying more space, the comfortable soft seating, and our using our new computers. My favorite features include more white board space, more room to house books (and the beautiful new... Read more.

School
Moving
May 1, 2016

Will your child be at another school in the fall?
As we begin work on the next school year, it is very helpful for us to know of students who will NOT be returning to Van Hise in the fall. It helps with class planning, and also helps Miss Ann with preparing student records... Read more.

PTO
Walk 'n Roll
May 1, 2016

Be Active and Healthy at Van Hise this year with the Walk 'n Roll Program!

Let's all get outside to commute to school!

Van Hise Elementary encourages every student to walk, bike, and scoot to and from school with the Walk 'n Roll Program. Leave the cars behind, get to school on... Read more.

PTO
Vitense Mini Golf Photo by Mark Swain
May 1, 2016

Vitense Golf Benefit Days
We are starting a new tradition at Van Hise! We plane to celebrate the end of the year and beginning of new year at Vitense. Join your school on June 10th (the day after our last day is school) from 11-6 to celebrate the end of a great year. Then... Read more.

School
Music at VHE
May 1, 2016

Deep Listening

In K-2, we have really focused on expanding our listening skills, as well as our conversation and discussion around music, using appropriate academic language. Lately, we have concentrated on the element of Timbre (also known as "color") and talked... Read more.

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VHE Phys Ed
May 1, 2016

In Mr. Hampton's PE class, we are currently practicing rollerblading. To wrap up the school year after rollerblading, we will be doing a variety of activities, including getting outside for the straw walk, reviewing recess/playground games, and enjoying summer time games/activities.

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PTO
VHE Garden
May 1, 2016

Spring is here! Calling all VHE parents who love to get outdoors with kids. We're ready to get planting in the two outdoor classroom/garden spaces. But we need your help! Some of the possibilities include:

  • help classroom teachers plan and plant their garden boxes
  • take kids... Read more.
PTO
May 1, 2016

The Hamilton PTO is in the process of re-forming and re-envisioning a parent group at Hamilton for next year. We have a good group of parents who are interested in experimenting with how a parent group can support middle-schoolers (who alternatively want parental support and ignore that same... Read more.

School
Growth Mindset
April 2, 2016

Dear Families -

April is upon us and our students' learning and engagement is blooming at Van Hise! After a well-deserved spring break, we are back to school and ready for action. Before I jump into things happening in April, I want to thank you for participating in your child(ren)'s... Read more.

PTO
April 1, 2016

Grecia Martínez is a Kindergarten at VHE. Julio and Yelitza, her parents, left "Michelena", Venezuela, in 2015. Still newcomers in the US, but they already know they would like to stay forever. Grecia turns 6 on March 25 and loves reading, both in Spanish and English, as well as watching movies... Read more.

PTO
April 1, 2016

A huge thank you to Metcalfe's and everyone who shopped there in January as part of our benefit month. Metcalfe's recently donated $1,277.88 to VHE!

Please remember to continue using these ongoing benefit programs to raise even more money for our school:

Papa John's Pizza:

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School
Recorders
April 1, 2016

3rd-5th:

Recorders! The 3rd graders are just beginning, the 4th graders are well underway in preparing for their Carnegie Hall Link-Up experience with the Madison Symphony Orchestra on May 14th and the 5th graders are reviewing skills from last year and adding to them so... Read more.

School
April 1, 2016

March Madness in the gym included loud music and lots of amazing dance moves. We have been learning new hip hop moves every day and creating our very own dances! Each dance will include a variety of arm, feet, body and floor moves along with a few gymnastics and original moves. We hope you had... Read more.

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