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Congratulations to Vanderlyn's Science Olympiad Team!
Congratulations to Vanderlyn's Science Olympiad team for competing in the State Science Olympiad Tournament this weekend! Vanderlyn students competed in 18 different events against 59 elementary schools across Georgia, many of which included 6th grade students!
Congratulations to the following teams which placed at the State Tournament:
2nd place - Deep Blue Sea - Abhiroop Banerjee and Mia Chhabra
5th place - Data Crunchers - Vanshika Agarwal and Rajdeep Sahu
6th place - No Bones About it - Vanshika Agarwal and Jude Vacha
7th place - Rock Hound - Chase Means and Saksham Handa
9th place - The 24 game - Mihir Muktinutalapati and Jude Vacha
10th place - Which way is North - Luke Gabriel and Charles Rosenthall
Congratulations to the following students who placed at the DeKalb County Regional Tournament:
Vanshika Agarwal - Data Crunchers; No bones about it - 3rd and 1st place
Abhiroop Banerjee - Deep Blue Sea; Water Rockets - 1st and 2nd place
Mia Chhabra - Backyard Biologist; Deep Blue Sea- 3rd and 1st place
Charlie Curylo - Garb a gram; Starry Starry Night - 3rd and 2nd place
Nathan Dees - Egg drop - 3rd place
Luke Gabriel - Egg drop; Which way is north - 3rd and 1st place
Saksham Handa - Bridge Building; Rock Hound - 3rd and 1st place
Manasvini Krishnamoorthy - Barge Building - 2nd place
Romi Kotylar - Backyard biologist; Paper Rockets - 3rd and 3rd place
Chase Means - Rock hound; Starry starry night - 1st and 2nd place
Mallory Moris - Grab a gram; Water rockets - 3rd place and 2nd place
Mihir Muktinutalapati - 24 game - 2nd place
Charles Rosenthall - Barge Building; Which way is North - 2nd and 1st place
Rajdeep Sahu - Data Crunchers - 3rd place
Divya Sood - Disease Detectives ; Mystery Architecture - 2nd and 3rd place
Ian Stebbins - Bridge Building; Weather or Not - 3rd and 1st place
Evija Thoresen - Mystery Architecture; Weather or Not - 3rd and 1st place
Kyle Timlin - Crime Busters - 3rd place
Jude Vacha - No bones about it; 24 Game - 1st and 2nd place
Tomas Wierenga - Crime Busters; Disease Detectives; Paper Rockets - 3rd, 2nd and 3rd place
Thank you to all teachers, staff and volunteers for making Vanderlyn's Field Days so much FUN!
Special thanks to Katie Louviere and Coach Dwyer for an incredible job putting this event together!
Registration for Returning Students is now Open for the 2022-2023 School Year
The 2022-2023 Annual Verification Application is now available. Please go to: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/online-registration/current-student-annual-verification/
Log in to your parent portal account to complete the annual verification application. Be sure to have your current proof of residency and a valid, government-issued, photo ID as these documents are required to complete the application. Thank you!
**If your child is not returning to Vanderlyn next school year or if have questions regarding registration, contact our registrar Mrs. Gillett: email@example.com/678-874-9002.
Will you be enrolling a new student at Vanderlyn for the 2022-2023 school year? If so, please go ahead and register so the school can plan accordingly.
New Student Registration is now open for the 2022-2023 school year. Please click the link to register online: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/online-registration/new-students/
If you have questions regarding registration, please contact our registrar: Mrs. Gillett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven’t had a chance to check the Lost and Found racks yet, please do so before school is out. We will go through and return any items that have names and the remaining items will be donated at the end of the year.
Have a rising 4th or 5th grader who loves to read? Have them try out for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Students who will be in 4th or 5th grade next year have the opportunity to try out for one of 10 open spots on the school's Helen Ruffin Reading
Students will all read the same three books and write 5 questions on each. Students who make the team will practice with the team after school one afternoon a week. Full details can be found on the Media Center website: https://sites.google.
The DeKalb County Public Library has copies of the books and eBook versions of each book are available on Sora. Ms. Adderley and Ms. Pansini are co-sponsors of the team. Please read the information on the website and contact Mrs. Pansini (gail_pansini@dekalbschoolsga.
Click HERE for Mrs. Crenshaw's Principal's Post sent to families on April 16, 2022 for important announcements, including:
- Students celebrate with a pep rally in advance of GA Milestones
- Kindergarten Round-up
- Vanderlyn's Science Olympiad Team and fifth grade Econ Games Team are advancing to the state finals!
- Registration for new and returning students for the 2022-2023 school year is now OPEN!
- Register now for DSCD Summer Camp
Don't forget! No After School Program on Friday!
Construction Advisory Committee Update
DCSD is building a new elementary school in Dunwoody, near the corner of Shallowford Road and Chamblee-Dunwoody Road. The CAC (Construction Advisory Committee) meets monthly to discuss updates.
The committee is tasked with increasing community engagement during the planning and construction phases of this new school. You can find more information HERE and send comments to email@example.com.
PTO Nominating Committee Report for
Executive Committee Officers 2022-2023
The Nominating Committee respectfully submits the following nominations:
Co-President: Sara Graviss
Co-President: Whitney Gaines
1st Vice President Community Outreach: Julie Canaway
1st Vice President Education: Marcy Ames
2nd Vice President Health & Wellbeing: Katie Louviere
2nd Vice President Ways & Means: Andrea Jayaraman
Secretary: Joyce Dias
Treasurer: Jennifer Dees
Assistant Treasurer: Kristin Curylo
Posted by the Nominating Committee:
Thank you again to our wonderful corporate sponsors, family sponsors, participants, volunteers, and AMAZING Vanderlyn community for making the 2022 VANDERDASH a huge success
Thank you, Family Sponsors!
Thank you, Corporate Sponsors!
Karen Cannon Realtors
Dunwoody Urgent Care
Jan Hart Realty
Friends of VanderDash
Piccola New York Pizza Dunwoody
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!
We had a wonderful Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week at Camp Vanderlyn this past week! Each day the teachers and staff got a special treat plus the Teacher's Lounge was filled with snacks and drinks for them to enjoy. We started the week with a Lumberjack Breakfast and yard sign. Tuesday the teachers got camping survival kits which included a t-shirt and other fun goodies. Wednesday we had a Camp Fire lunch and vintage camper photo booth and ended the week with s'more kits and blankets. We CAMP thank our teachers and staff enough! Also, thank you to all the volunteers to help make Camp Vanderlyn a success.
Thank you also to all of our Annual Fund donors for making this possible. If you didn’t have a chance to donate yet, you can still do so HERE!
Last but not least, thank you to some wonderful local, small businesses that helped make Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week so great! 101 Bagel's provided fresh delicious bagels. Sittin' Pretty Photobooth provided great entertainment with a selfie station and renovated camper. Renzo's Fire provided lunch with their famous cubans and chicken chili. Patricia's Spiritwear provided very soft and appreciated t-shirts. Thanks to their support for our wonderful neighborhood school!
Annual Fund Update!
Your support of our PTO and the school’s Annual Fund are how we are able to fund all of the wonderful programs our school offers (STEM projects, academic competitions, classroom stipends, teacher appreciation, the list goes on and on!). If you have not already done so, please consider donating to the 2021-22 Annual Fund by clicking HERE.
So far, we have almost $40,000 in donations for this school year! Remember, 100% of your donation will be used to enhance the educational experience of EVERY student and faculty member at Vanderlyn Elementary. All donations, large and small, DO make a difference.
Check with your employer to see if they have a matching gift program! Some companies will double or even triple the portion of a donation that is tax-deductible.
Help us reach our goal of 100% family participation. Be a Viking Champion and DONATE today!
To our families that have already showed their support, magnets have finally arrived! You should have received your magnet from your homeroom teacher. If you did not receive yours, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can stay connected to our PTO by visiting our website, vanderlypto.org, follow us on Facebook or Instagram, and subscribing to Viking Views and the School Calendar. Log into your MTK account, click on My Account, Calendar/Newsletter Subscriptions.
THANK YOU for your donations and support and GO VIKINGS!
Jennifer Dees & Sara Graviss