Good afternoon VISD families, Vashon Partners in Education's (PIE) annual phone-a-thon is coming up on October 10-12. PIE helps enhance the learning experience of many of our students by funding activities and materials requested by teachers throughout the District. These grants have provided field trips, science equipment, library books, art supplies, and so much more for over 35 years. You do not need to wait for PIE to call you. Make a donation today! Support VISD and PIE at vashonpie.org .
The Vashon Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular School Board Meeting on Thursday, September 28, starting at 6:00 pm. This board meeting will be conducted in person in the District Office Conference Room #302, located on the 3rd floor in the Chautauqua Elementary School building, 9309 SW Cemetery Road, Vashon, Washington 98070. If you would like to attend the board meeting in-person and are in need of language interpretation services, please contact Peter Woodbrook. VISD School Board Meetings will be LIVE streamed on the VISD YouTube Channel . For language interpretation on YouTube, follow these steps: YouTube will auto-translate captions into many languages. Select Video Click on the Settings Wheel on the bottom navigation bar Click on Subtitles Click on Subtitles -English (auto-generated) Click on Auto Translate Cursor down the list and select Language for Translation The selected language will now be auto-translated in closed caption. The Vashon Island School Board recognizes the value of public comment on educational issues. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for addressing the board during regular board meetings. Public comment is not taken during board work sessions or special meetings. The agenda limits the public comment period to 15 minutes. Community members who wish to make a public comment must complete the sign-in sheet upon arrival and will be called to speak for the allotted three minutes in the order they sign in. Consistent with our equity policy, there is no mechanism whereby a speaker can donate some or all of their time to another speaker. As a matter of practice, the Board will listen to all comments, however, will not respond to comments or engage in dialogue at the meeting. In accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act, any individual who has difficulty attending an in-person meeting by reason of disability, limited mobility, or for any other reason that makes physical attendance at a meeting difficult, may request an opportunity to provide verbal comment remotely. Please click here if you would like to provide comment remotely. Remote requests must be submitted by 12:00 pm, the day of the board meeting. The Board also encourages community input at any time on educational issues. The public is welcomed and encouraged to provide community input by email to the VISD School Board at firstname.lastname@example.org . Click here to access the agenda and board packet documents in BoardDocs . For questions regarding VISD's use of BoardDocs or access to the meeting, please contact Peter Woodbrook, 206.463.8627 or email@example.com .
Good afternoon VISD Families, Just a quick update on some of the events that are happening throughout our District and community in the coming weeks that you may be interested in.
Vashon Schools Foundation Chautauqua Ice Cream Party Fundraising Challenge
Cookie for Your Thoughts/Commuter Family Picnic
Vashon Candidate Night - September 21
Second Annual VISD Harvest Day at Matsuda Farms - October 7
Vashon Schools Foundation Ice Cream Party Challenge The Ice Cream Party Challenge is in full swing at Chautauqua Elementary. Don’t forget to return your donations by September 18! The five classrooms that raise the most money win a special party! Don’t have a kid at Chautauqua? You can donate to the Vashon Schools Foundation all year long at www.vashonschoolsfoundation.org . Cookie for Your Thoughts/Commuter Family Picnic
Cookie for Your Thoughts: September 18, beginning at 5:30 pm, District Office
Commuter Family Picnic: September 19, 6:00-7:00 pm, Lincoln Park Shelter #3
We invite all of our parents to the Cookie for Your Thoughts with Dr. Slade McSheehy next Monday Sept. 18. These monthly meetings are an opportunity to connect with District administration and learn more about the happenings throughout the District. Additionally, instead of the normally scheduled Cookie for Your Thoughts at C&P Coffee for our commuter families, we are excited to host our rescheduled Commuter Family Picnic. Hot dogs, snacks, water views, and a chance to build community with VISD. We look forward to seeing you there! Vashon Candidate Night September 21, 7:00-9:00 pm, Vashon Presbyterian Church/Zoom ( Link here ) Facilitated by Vashon-Maury Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amy Drayer, this event extends an invitation to all the candidates in contested elections for Vashon on November’s ballot, as well as the King County Council Race for our District. Stay engaged and don’t forget to vote! VISD Harvest Day at Matsuda Farms Saturday, October 7, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Matsuda Farm The VISD Harvest Day is an opportunity for school staff, students, and families to connect with the farm and staff that helps to provide produce for school lunches. There will be a mix of produce to harvest from the farm and take home at no cost. We hope to strengthen our Farm to School program and this is one way to connect the farm to our school district families. The entrance to Matsdua is 19201 Vashon Hwy. Please drive down the driveway (5 mph) past the historic farmhouse. You will be guided to park in the large pasture and walk to the farm entrance. Staff and volunteers will guide you out the back entrance to Cemetery Rd when you are done harvesting and visiting the farm!
The Vashon Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Board Work Session on September 14, starting at 6:00 pm. This workshop will be conducted in-person in the District Office Conference Room #302, located on the 3rd floor in the Chautauqua Elementary School building, 9309 SW Cemetery Road, Vashon, Washington 98070. The Board encourages community input at any time on educational issues. The public is welcomed and encouraged to provide community comments in email to the VISD School Board at firstname.lastname@example.org . To access the agenda and board packet documents in BoardDocs, click here . For questions regarding VISD's use of BoardDocs or access to the meeting, please contact Peter Woodbrook, 206.463.8627 or email@example.com .
Good afternoon VISD Families, We would like to invite you to the first "Cookie for Your Thoughts" with Superintendent Dr. Slade McSheehy on Monday, September 18, beginning at 5:30 pm, in the third-floor conference room at Chautauqua Elementary School . These monthly forums are an opportunity to connect with everyone in the school community as well as a chance to share what is happening in the school district. For our Commuter Families, rather than holding a Cookie for Your Thoughts at C&P Coffee this month, we invite you to our rescheduled VISD Commuter Family Picnic on Tuesday, September 19, 6:00-7:00 pm, at Lincoln Park Shelter #3 (the southernmost beach shelter) .