A Parent Informational Meeting regarding Standards Based Grading will be held at the Elementary on Monday, October 12 at 5:00 p.m.
One Hour Early Out - October 7, 14 and 21

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Gravy for Grandparents Postponed ....

Gravy For Grandparents Postponed: Due to bridge construction resulting in limited parking and access to the Van Buren Elementary we will be postponing Gravy For Grandparents.  The dates will be announced once the construction allows for reasonable access and parking at the elementary.  Thank you for your understanding in this regard.  We do plan to offer it on a two day basis as in the past. 


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Kindergartners Visit Harvestville Farms

On Friday, October 2 nd , the Van Buren kindergartners were guests at Harvestville Farms in Donnellson.  This outing included an educational talk time on gourds and pumpkins, a hayride through the pumpkin fields, a trip through the corn maze and an opportunity to choose a pumpkin to take home.  As follow-up to the trip, the . . .


Van Buren Elementary Changing to Standards Based Grading grades K-6.

Van Buren Elementary will be using a Standards Based Grading approach for the 2015-2016 school year.  Letter grades will no longer appear on report cards for grades 3-6.  It will look very similar to the K-2 report cards but instead of assessment of skills, we have moved to assessment of some of the key Iowa Core Standards for Math and English/Language Arts.  The link below will provide more information.  Please feel free to ask questions at Open House on September 1st with your child's teacher or Mr. Moews.  We truly believe this will provide a better record of your child's skills in direct correlationn to the Iowa Core Standards that Iowa Law requires all schools to teach in Math and English/Language Arts. 


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