VBES Turkey Trot!


Tomorrow: Wednesday, November 23rd all Varnum Brook Elementary School students will participate in our annual Turkey Trot!

     This year we are making some changes to the race. We will start with a short rally in the gymnasium to thank the students for their generous contributions to the Food Drive for P.A.C.H. Following this our 4th grade students will proceed to the upper field (behind the school-upper parking lot area in the back of VBES) followed by grades 3,2,1 and K. This will start around 9:20 AM. Depending on their grade level, students will run one to two laps around the field. Parents are welcome to join us in the field as we cheer on all our students. This is a half day of school and dismissal is at 11:35. Teachers have plans for students to return to their classrooms to finish their school day.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our VBES Families!

5 Things about VBES!

  1. October 27th is a half day of school. Dismissal starts at 11:30. Staff will participate in Professional Development for the afternoon.
  2. The PTO Movie Night October 21st! It starts at 6:30 PM; snacks and water will be available. We are showing The Peanuts Movie (rated G). Please remember this is not a drop off event and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Children and parents MUST stay in the auditorium throughout the event. It is a privilege to use the school at night. Let’s follow the rules and continue these fun evenings. Your help is appreciated!   peanuts
  3. The School Council met on October 17th. We are developing a survey that will allow parents, guardians, and the school community to express their voice as we develop our School Improvement Plan. Our next Meeting is November 14th at 3:30.
  4. November 8th is Election Day and there is no school. Staff will have Professional Development opportunities throughout the district. Don’t forget to VOTEelection2016
  5. November 10th at 9:45 VBES students will observe Veterans Day in the gymnasium.veterans-day-pictures

VBES Spirit-Support our Teams!

Thursday, October 6th is Red Sox Day at Varnum Brook! Wear your favorite Red Sox gear!

   soxFriday, October 7th is New England Patriots Day! Wear your favorite Patriots gear!

Good Luck to the Sox in the playoffs! Welcome Back Brady!





5 Things!

  1. School Picture Day is tomorrow: September 22nd. school

2. September 27th is a half day of school. Dismissal starts at 11:35. Our staff will be participating in Professional Development for the afternoon.



3. I saw this posted in the Computer Lab at Hawthorne Brook Middle School earlier this week. It is an interesting way to be thoughtful about what is posted on social media by both adults and kids: think-poster

4. Are you interested in taking part in the discussion about before and after school programming in the North Middlesex Regional School District? See the attached flyer! bac-program-flyer-mtg-1-1

5. We are still looking for one more parent to serve on the School Council. Please email me if you are interested (thanley@nmrsd.org).


VBES News!

VBES Student Council News!

Our first School Spirit Day will be on Friday, September 16th! Wear your Varnum Brook t-shirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants tomorrow!

If you do not have any spirit wear (our new kindergarten students may not) wear our school colors: blue and yellow. New Spirit Wear will be coming soon! Watch for information from our PTO!



Do you have a child who loves to paint and draw, can build anything out of cardboard boxes, writes amazing stories, thinks up whimsical new worlds, is crazy about puzzles, has a flair for drama and acting or is totally into science?

Pepperell’s Rising Stars Destination Imagination Team is looking kids in Grades K- 2 to join our team!

What is Destination Imagination?

Destination Imagination (DI) is an international, educational  program that gives kids an amazing outlet for their creativity, while fostering their natural curiosity through a fun, hands-on learning environment.

If you are interested in learning more about Destination Imagination please contact Jennifer Griffith at jennifer@thegriffithhouse.net or Denyse Walker at dlbwalker@gmail.com

Open House at VBES! Thursday-September 8th from 5:00-7:00 PM

While you’re here for Open House, check out our newly refreshed LIBRARY!

The schedule for our Open House:

5:00 All VBES staff will be introduced in the auditorium
5:15-5:30 Grade 1—Teachers will be available in individual homerooms

PE, ART, MUSIC, COMPUTER, LIBRARY will be in their rooms!

5:30-5:45 Grade 2—Teachers will be available in individual homerooms
5:45-6:00 Grade 3—Teachers will present in their individual classrooms
6:00-6:25 Band – Instrumental Information with J.P. Lanctot (new Band Teacher) in the auditorium—this is for Grade 4 parents/students!
6:30-6:45 Grade 4—Teachers will present in their individual classrooms
5:00-7:00 Visit our PTO table to sign up!



A New Beginning! 2016-2017 at VBES!

Five Important Things:

  1. The first day of school is August 30th for students in grades 1-4. Kindergarten students have Orientation on September 1st and their first day of school is the 6th.
  2. Pepperell Bus Routes: http://www.nmrsd.org/sites/default/files/scmeetings/Pepperell%20Bus%20Routes%20FY16-17-2_0.pdf
  3. Teacher assignments will be posted at Varnum Brook on Friday, August 19th. Letters were mailed this week from your child’s teacher.
  4. Open House is September 8th from 5:00-7:00PM.
  5. We are unbelievably excited about the new school year!