VHE Friends and Families!
It may be chilly outside but you can be warm and snug in your 2015 VHE Hedgie Wear!!
Order forms have been delivered and need to be returned to school no later than December 7th. The VHE webstore at www.vhestore.com is available to make an online order.... Read more.
Dear Van Hise Families,
Happy December! Things continue to move forward in our construction and remodeling projects here at Van Hise. You may have noticed that the Segoe Rd. entrance has a new and improved ramp for our children, staff, families and community members who use wheelchairs... Read more.
The Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools’ School Endowments provide each school with annual income that is used to fund creative and innovative programs and projects that are not funded within the core school budget. Recently 49 schools were awarded grants totaling $86,133.
This year... Read more.
Mark Your Calendars! January 22, 2016 is Van Hise's Carnival! There will be games, food and FUN!!!!
Parents Please consider donating a half hour of your time to helping the kids play some amazing games! Details to be sent later on how to sign up.
During the month of December, Second Grade REACH students will practice understanding and analyzing nonfiction book text features: picture/caption, diagrams, table of contents, glossary, and index. To introduce the unit, students will listen to A Book is Just Like You! All About the... Read more.
The music writing focus has been on melody this last month, with various types of music writing through the grade levels. From the kindergarten students reading with beginning music symbols through the 5th graders writing their own accompaniments and playing them together as a class, VHE music... Read more.
Backyard Bites success relies on you!!! Come help chop veggies, fill snack cups and deliver snacks. We have separated volunteer opportunities by grade to give families a chance to hang out and prepare a healthy treat for their class together, and this month the fourth graders are up! Please use... Read more.
Maria Prudnikovich was born in Luban, a small village near Vileika in Belarus. This is her third year at VHE: a bilingual teacher in kindergarten and first grade during her first year, a first grade teacher with Ms Mileham last year, and now a first grade teacher again. Maria Prudnikovich is... Read more.
It’s November, and the first signs of work on our new library at Van Hise are visible now.
The construction equipment has been lined up and ready to go. On October 15th, we held a ground breaking ceremony with Hamilton Middle School. There is more information in the... Read more.
Join us for a FUN dance party as we time travel to the years 1985, 1955 and back to 2015 and beyond!
Dress up like 1985, 1955 or the future!
Friday, November 6, 2015
Van Hise Elementary School Cafeteria, 6-8pm
Featuring live DJs,... Read more.
Hello VHE families! I'm so happy to be starting my 6th year as the VHE Positive Behavior Coach. October was bullying prevention month, something we work hard on all year at Van Hise. This year we are working with students to understand what being an ally/upstander looks like, sounds like and... Read more.
Kindergarteners are learning about color theory. Be sure to ask them about primary and secondary colors. First graders are letting their imaginations take them to far off places with a Magic Treehouse project. Second grade is creating their first weaving from a beautiful collection of papers,... Read more.
I'm so excited to share that just this past week we finished the mosaic mural with visiting artist Megan Cain. The mural is temporarily displayed in the art room window until we see what wall space is available after the school renovations are complete.
This year marks the 3rd annual Backyard Bites Program at Van Hise Elementary School. Modeled on Farm to School and Homegrown Snack Programs around the country and region, our goal is to provide a healthy snack, created from locally grown and produced fruits, vegetables, dairy products and grains... Read more.
Our annual fundraising effort is wrapping up, and we want to extend a huge THANK YOU to more than 120 generous families. As a group, we have raised more than $10,000 dollars to support our hedgehog classrooms and programs. Your support makes Van Hise a truly special school.
If you still... Read more.
Jennifer Roth, mom to Nora LaValley in 4th grade, rode her Cadence Nitro Coffee cart to Van Hise on October 6th and served staff coffee and ice cream to celebrate being an Ally during Anti-Bullying Awareness month. "Be an Ally" buttons were available for staff as well. Thank you Jennifer for... Read more.
October is Anti-Bullying month. Here are a few stories (some that we read) on this topic: Say Anything, The Bully Blocker’s Club, and The Recess Queen. Please ask your children how they can be an “ally” at Van Hise. Last month we reviewed some important internet... Read more.
Love Jimmy Fallon? Love Lip Sync Battles? Don’t miss the first annual Lip Sync for Schools! Let your inner rockstar shine and raise funds for public education at the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools’ newest fundraiser. Based on popular skits from “The Tonight... Read more.
During the month of November Second Grade REACH students will continue to consider the author’s purpose and work to identify if the author is trying to persuade, inform, and/or entertain the reader. Some of the books we will use are: Hey Little Ant (Phillip and Hannah Hoose), The... Read more.