Ms. Kris Poole
Lead VPK Teacher




Ms. Jillian French
VPK Assistant






VPK News: 

Hello VPK Families,

Welcome February! The 100th Day Party was a huge success. Our Sea Dragons will be turning into groundhogs tomorrow to celebrate Punxsutawney Phil and his prediction of an early spring. The children made their predictions on Friday for both of the important happenings this weekend. A greater number of Sea Dragons predicted that Phil would see his shadow and that the Patriots will win Super Bowl LIII… let us see if their second prediction does not pan out as well. 😏

This week is Perfect Attendance Week. Our funding is based on student attendance and we are striving for perfect attendance 2/4- 2/8.


February is a short but busy month in our classroom. Focus will be on Chinese New Year( Year of the Pig), Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, heart health and nutrition. We will also begin our beach and park clean up to gather trash to start our recycled art sea turtle project.

Tuesday, February 5th – Chinese New Year

Thursday, February 14th– Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 18th– Holiday No School

Friday, February 22nd- Walk Around the Sun- Ana Sofia

Thank you for all that you do,

Kris Pooley
VPK Lead Teacher

Field Trips:

2/25- Founder’s Park beach clean up and picnic lunch



Upcoming Dates:

2/14 –  Valentine’s Day Celebration

2/14- Pancake Breakfast 7:30-8:15 am. $5

2/15- Daddy/Daughter Dance 6:30-8:30 @CSHS $25

2/18- No School- President’s Day

2/22- Birthday Celebration

2/25- Field trip: Founder’s Park



VPK Schedule:

Monday- Art

Tuesday/Thursday- Spanish

Friday- P.E (students must wear P.E. uniform and sneakers.)


Previous News:

Happy New Year VPK Families!  Students and teachers alike are refreshed and excited to be back in the classroom. Tuesday flew by with all the adventures Sea Dragons had to share with friends, creative writing , and getting back into our routine. Focus was on challenging choices in our Language and Math neighborhoods. The children stepped up and raised the bar as usual, we not only observed great growth in every child… but you could FEEL it !

We also learned about Martin Luther King, having discussions about peace, kindness, freedom, and equality. Sea Dragons put together a “dream” cloud tree that we will keep up in the classroom for the rest of January. We were able to go out with our entire school and watch the proud men and women that protect our freedom pass by in the Wounded Warriors ride through the Keys. It was a wonderful moment that reminds us all how truly blessed we are.

Welcome to our newest Sea Dragon Allen Reebel. VPK circle is full and we are loving it !

Next week we will begin our journey into Antarctica and learn about the continent, animals, and amazing research that is happening there. Why will a polar bear and a penguin never be friends? Please submit answers to me on Monday 😊.

We will be celebrating our 100th Day of School on Tuesday, January 29th with a party. Pizza, fun, creative and educational activities to celebrate the children’s success!

January field trip to Safari Edventure is rescheduled for February- date to be announced.

Monday, January 21st – No School , Holiday.

Friday , January 25th – Walk Around the Sun for Emilio .

TVM is bringing the Prohibition Era back! What we know…it will be a fun and exciting evening with gambling, refreshments, and debauchery. The Speakeasy will be on Saturday, 2/2 from 6-11, and the cost is $125 pp. What we do not know… the location ?? You will find out the secret location the morning of this fabulous event. I sure hope we do not get raided 😉! Please see Ms. Kris and Ms. Jillian for tickets and information.