2018-2019 School Year!

First Day of School for students in grades 1-12 is August 29th!

Kindergarten Orientation is August 30th.

To all of our VBES families: have an amazing summer!

Watch for updates on the roof and window project at Varnum Brook Elementary School.


Busy Time at VBES! REMINDER!

TODAY: Wednesday, June 13th–    Grade 3 Performance in the auditorium at 1:30!

TOMORROW: Thursday, June 14th–   Grade 4 visits Nissitissit Middle School

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon-starts at 10:55-12:55

4th Grade Spelling Bee 1:30 PM

Friday, June 15th: Grade 1 Concert at 1:30 PM

Monday, June 18th Last Day of School-dismissal at 11:30 AM

Memorial Day Observance

The Memorial Day Observance will take place this Friday morning at 9:45 AM in the gymnasium. Please join us as we honor those who gave their lives in the service of our country.

Memorial Day


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you for all you do!

teacher appreciation

  1. MCAS-students in grades 3 and 4 participate in the Mathematics portion of MCAS this week. Make-ups will take place on May 11th and 14th.
  2. VBES PTO Meeting at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 9th. Elections for next year will take place at this meeting. The meeting is held in the auditorium at Varnum Brook.
  3. May 18th we welcome community members for Sir William Pepperell Reading Day. This event takes place every month and our students and representatives from the Pepperell Senior Center enjoy getting together to share great stories.
  4. Please join us at our annual Memorial Day Program on May 25th at 9:45 AM in the gymnasium. Our students and staff make this observance truly memorable.
  5. No school on May 28th – Memorial Day.


VBES March Update:


JUMP ROPE FOR HEART:  Donations are due on Friday, March 23rd!!  “These events engage our elementary school students with jumping rope while empowering them to improve their own health and help other kids with heart-health issues.

Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart Help Students Grow!

  • Kids learn the value of community service and become empowered to contribute to their community’s welfare.
  • Children join together in helping other kids with special hearts.
  • Students learn how to develop heart-healthy habits while being physically active
  • Participants learn jump rope skills they can use for the rest of their lives.
  • Students help our school earn gift certificates for free P.E. equipment!”
  • http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Giving/ForSchools/For-Schools_UCM_313648_SubHomePage.jsp

Report Cards: Report Cards go home on Friday, March 23rd. Parent Conferences previously canceled due to snow have not yet been rescheduled district-wide. As soon as a date is decided classroom teachers will notify parents to schedule an appointment.

Kindergarten Registration: if you have not yet registered your child for kindergarten, please pick up a packet here at VBES between 8:30AM and 3:30PM. Kindergarten Screening will take place on April 23rd and 24th.

Reminder: there is no school on March 30th.

PTO Movie Night: March 23rd at 6:30-wear your comfy clothes and join us in the VBES auditorium!coco

Spring MCAS dates for grades 3 & 4:

April 9th & 10th–Grade 4 ELA          April 11th and 12th–Grade 3 ELA

VBES Book Fair!


The Spring 2018 theme is sure to make your tail wag!

This spring, follow your furriest friends to the Paws for Books Book Fair: Come. Stay. Read a Great Tale! Find purr-fect books and a dog-gone good time as our staff, students, and parents sniff out books from Scholastic and other publishers that will make their tails wag! The Book Fair starts today (3/1/18) and runs through next week. Students visit the Book Fair during their library block. It is open to parents during Parent Conferences on March 8th.


PTO Update:

The VBES PTO has a number of open board positions for the 2018-2019 school year.  If you’ve been on the fence about joining or taking a leadership role, please consider the following open spots:

volunteer coordinators (2 spots)
grade coordinator
marketplace coordinator
grant writer
executive advisor

The next PTO meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 pm in the VBES auditorium.  Elections will be held on May 9, 2018.