Dear Van Meter Families,
The Van Meter Elementary School Home & School Club (H&SC) Board would like to welcome all of you to our school! We are a group of parents volunteering our time because we are passionate about supporting academic, as well as student enrichment, programs in our school community. With your support, we can make this a magical year for all Van Meter children.
Your H&SC supports the education of our children through volunteering, fundraising and communication. The H&SC supports academic excellence by funding innovative teaching tools and programs at the different grade levels, as well as all of the technology you see in the classrooms – iPads in kindergarten through second grade and Chromebooks for the older classes. Furthermore, the H&SC funds and supports enrichment programs like Project Cornerstone, LEGO engineering, Math Olympiad, the Yearbook and our annual Bulldog Players Musical Production. The salaries of the school nurse, PE teachers and librarian are funded by the H&SC.
Community building is also an essential mission of the organization. Every year, the H&SC hosts events such as Family Picnic & Movie Night, Bulldog Stampede, Fun and Field Day, and The Wag, the parent fundraising social, to promote our school community. The H&SC cannot make all of this happen without your support.
We urge you to help make these and other H&SC programs come alive through various donation and volunteer opportunities – both one time events, as well as ongoing commitments. Please consider continuing this rich tradition of participation at Van Meter in whatever capacity you are able.
Sushma Hegde & Nicole Morley
Van Meter H&SC Co-Presidents
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