Welcome to TVM’s VPK classroom! Please take a look around, enjoy all we have in store for your student! Please feel free to contact either teacher for volunteer opportunities and any questions you may have.

Ms. Kris Pooley
Lead VPK Teacher
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Ms. Jillian French
VPK Assistant




VPK News

Good afternoon VPK Families,
Spiders, spiders, spiders🕷. This short week was all about those hard-working eight-legged amazing creatures!
We began with meeting Cupcake our resident tarantula and ended the week with spinning our very own VPK web…we did catch many delightful Sea Dragons🕸.
Little Farm Field trip will be on Tuesday and we have a few remaining forms and payments that still need to be returned.
This week we will be learning about the only flying mammal 🦇 and skeletons💀.
Monday October 28th – 31st is Spirit Week!
Spirit Week :
Monday, October 28 – DECADES DAY (Dress in their favorite decade)
Tuesday, October 29 – TWINS DAY (Dress like a friend)
Wednesday, October 30 – CRAZY HAIR DAY
Thursday, October 31 – HALLOWEEN – COSTUME DAY
 Dates to Remember:
Tuesday, October 22nd – Little Farm Field Trip * Please return permission slips and payment
Friday, October 25th – Walk Around the Sun * Jayce
Monday, October 28th- Lori –  Afternoon Yoga Presentation
Thursday, October 31st – Halloween Party  * 12-3
Friday, November 1st- No school
Monday, November 4th- Wild Bird Sanctuary Field Study
Friday, November 8th- Picture Retakes
Monday, November 11th- No School
Tuesday,November 19th- Turkey Trot with Coach Lesa
Thursday, November 21st – VPK Pie Tasting Party
Friday, November 22nd- Walk Around the Sun * Flynt
Thanksgiving Break- 11/25- 11/29
Thank you to Ms. Lori for her pumpkin donation🎃.
Thank you to Ms. Whitney for her Indian corn donation🌾.
Thank you to all of our supportive families that are purchasing supplies from Amazon.
A huge shout out to all the families who have signed on to make our Spooky Halloween Party a success.
We have so much to be thankful for!
Please remember that every donation made through Amazon purchases or wish list items that we request support our learning environment and you receive community service hours.

Enjoy your weekend,

Kris Pooley
VPK Lead Teacher



Thank you Islamorada Fire Department for visiting our school and teaching us about fire safety!

Thank you to Ms. Hess and her 4/5 class for welcoming us into your classroom to meet Cupcake!


VPK Schedule:

Monday- PE with Coach Lesa

Wednesday- Art Class with Ms. Diana

Friday- P.E with Coach Lesa & Show and Share day in our classroom


Scholastic order forms will be sent home again soon!  Keep an eye out for this if you’d like to order a new book.  Our online class code is W27WP if you prefer online shopping.  We will earn free books for our VPK classroom when you order through Scholastic Book Club.


Updates From the TVM ART Classroom
Art Sonia (online student art portfolio) is up and running. In the next two weeks student’s artwork will be uploaded. This is a great way for parents and relatives (your child can have a fan following) can see what we are creating in the art room.  Last year TVM Art program posted over 1000 pieces of art work on Art Sonia and made over $800 from the purchases (we receive 20% commission off of each sale). If you have any questions or concerns please contact me. Thank you or your continuing support.


Please click here to view our Amazon Wishlist.  All donations to our classroom are greatly appreciated.

Previous News:

Hello VPK Families,
Hope you are enjoying your weekend and trying to stay dry. Tomorrow we welcome the first day of autumn and I feel a slight chill in the air… could be stretching a bit there ????.  
VPK had a wonderful trip to the Key Largo Library on Monday . The children were excited to take their first ride on the Sea Dragon bus. We ended our fast paced week with preparing our cinnamon apples and making thank you cards for Officer Tony!
Tomorrow a bag will be coming home for each Sea Dragon to bring in their favorite apple by Thursday. Apple tasting and graphing will be our lesson on Friday. Also on Friday we have Nicolai and Tyler’s Walk Around the Sun. Ms. Christian has graciously offered to bring in chicken for the class to celebrate, so a lunch does not need to be packed on Friday. Please do remember to send healthy snacks and a water bottle, and I will take this time to remind all that we have a low sugar policy. Please do not send high sugar snacks in with your child. We prefer no form of sugar in the first three ingredients listed and limited additives- food dyes.
Dads and Doughnuts is on Wednesday morning and it is also an Early Release Day, 11:45 dismissal. Aftercare will be available until 5:30.
Ms. Jillian and I would like to thank Ms. Jessica for accepting the position of VPK Room Parent. She is already hard at work beginning to plan our Halloween Party. Thank you to Ms.Stephanie for her classroom donations… I am a hoarder and will find a use for everything!????
Monday, 9/23  First day of Autumn
Wednesday, 9/25  Dads and Doughnuts 8:00 -9:30.
Wednesday, 9/25  Early  Release. Aftercare available until 5:30
Friday, 9/27  Walk Around the Sun for Nicolai and Tyler
Thursday, 10/3  Picture Day
Tuesday, 10/8  Islamorada Fire Department Visit 9:00
Tuesday, 10/22 Little Farm Field Trip
Thursday, 10/31 VPK Halloween Party *Details TBA