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                                                                              March 2018



CALENDAR OF EVENTS – Please mark it down!!

Feb. 28th—Honor Choir after school –pick-up 3:30pm

March 5th-9th—grades 3-5 of Allison’s class CBI swimming 12:15-2:00pm

March 6th —4:00 PTO meeting

March 7th—Honor Choir after school-pick-up 3:30 pm

March 9th-Read A Thon for $1 donation

March 12th-16th IREAD3 for 3rd grades

March 14th—2nd grade Wax Museum 9:00-9:30; Honor Choir after school—pick up 3:30 pm

March 17th—Literacy Fair at Vigo County Public Library 10:00am-1:00pm

March 20th—Report Cards go home; Elder Kindergarten tea 12:45; Cookies and Canvas 5:30-7:00pm

March 21st—Spring Pictures; Jackson Kindergarten tea 12:45; Early Dismissal 1:45pm; No Honor Choir due to early dismissal; Cookies and Canvas 5:30-7:00pm

March 22nd—Larimer Kindergarten tea 12:45; 5th grade Author’s Tea 2:00pm

March 23rd—8:30 Easter Parade for Kindergarten; Hat day for grades 1-5; Auten Kindergarten tea 12:45

March 24th-April 2nd—Spring Break; School Resumes April 3rd.



Please, don’t hesitate to call or visit the school if you have any questions or concerns. (462-4307)

·         Consider signing up for Text Alerts at  You can get notices of delays and closings to your email or cell phones.  This is a free service from Hi-99.

·         PTO-Please consider being active in your parent organization.  This group does so much for our school!  Please attend the next PTO meeting, March 6th at 4:00 pm and see how you can help.

·         From the Cafeteria—The cafeteria does sell extras to students.  If you don’t want your child to buy extras please send a note to the cafeteria and your child’s account will be flagged so that no extras may be purchased.  Feel free to call Carey Rutledge cafeteria manager, anytime for your account balance or you can email her at:  Children are to have money in their account or they are to bring it daily.  Please fill out the blue meal benefit form (free and reduced form) and return it to the cafeteria as soon as possible.  If you should need another form please ask Mrs. Ellis in the office.      If you qualify for reduced lunches your price is $0.40 and breakfast is $0.30.

·         PO Box--If you have a PO Box, please let the office know so that you will receive all mail from the school. 

·         ATTENDANCEGood attendance is vital for the students to achieve their full potential.  Students need to be at school each and every day.  New skills are taught every day and when your child misses a day at school that puts him/her behind immediately.  Please remember to call the school by 10:00 AM if it is necessary for your child to miss school.  We will be calling you if we do not hear from you.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

·         Tardy Bell- Classes begin at 8:15.  If your child is walking in the doors at 8:15 they will be counted tardy.  Please try to have your child here between 8:00 and 8:10, that way they can get down to their classroom, unpack their backpacks, and be ready for the beginning of the day by 8:15 when announcements are made.

·         Visitor Passes – If you need to come to the school, you must check in with the security officer.  We have special visitors passes for you to wear if you are staying in the building any length of time. If you need to pick up your child, please wait in the office – we will call your child to the office.  This is for the protection of your children. 

·         Safe Schools Hotline: (812) 232-0432.  Submit tips anonymously of any activity or incident that could affect school safety or a particular student or staff member.




All students at Rio Grande will be provided with equal opportunities to attain their greatest potential to become productive citizens.  Students will be provided with a quality education through a variety of learning strategies to actively engage all students, while accommodating for differences in student learning.



“Quality education with active engagement while accommodating differences in learning.”



                Goal #1:                All students will improve reading comprehension skills across the curriculum.

                Goal #2:                All students will improve the accuracy and speed of grade level appropriate math facts.


VCSC Mission Statement

The Vigo County School Corporation will equip students with lifelong skills and prepare them to become productive and responsible citizens.




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