From the Desk of Dr. Cady:
Dear Panther Families,
As we continue our Tradition of Excellence, we embrace and celebrate the partnership that exists between our VCS teachers and families. The close partnership between home and school is just one of the exceptional strengths at Viera Charter School. It is because of this partnership that our students thrive and succeed both academically and socially. Throughout the school year, you will have many opportunities to develop the partnership in a variety of ways. If you haven’t done so already, please take time to volunteer in your child’s classroom, join the PTSO, help at the various school events, and attend our Governing Board meetings. These are just a few of the many ways that you can show your student that their education is important. Working together, our Professional Learning Community will provide a stimulating and nurturing learning environment that fosters and maximizes student achievement.
Dr. Julie Cady
1st Place Science Fair Winner
Eighth grade Viera Charter School student, Sophie Schuh, has been awarded top recognition at the state level in the State Science Fair. Sophie was recognized for her hard work on her Environmental Engineering project "Making a Better Rope Cutter for Entangled Whales". Sophie has been granted a provisional patent and will pursue a full patent over the summer. Everyone at Viera Charter School is extremely proud of all the accomplishments Sophie has made thus far in her journey and wish her the very best with her bid to the Thermo-Fischer International Science Fair and her patent. Congratulations Sophie on a job well done!
Regional Science Fair Award
1st Place - Environmental Engineering &
Best of Show
State Science Fair Award
1st Place - Environmental Engineering &
Best of Show for the Entire Fair
Thermo-Fischer International Science Fair
Bid to go to Washington, D.C. in Oct. 2023
The 4/4 Times - From the Desk of Ms. Herbert
March was a very memorable month in the music room! Our littlest musicians went under the sea and then began learning about the instrument families of the orchestra. Several 5th grade students played their band instruments for the kindergarteners! First graders were FANTASTIC and pure joy in their program “Sunshine and Rainbows” on March 28th. Second graders showed us their wild side with their spring show “It’s a Jungle Out There!” on March 9th. Intermediate musicians worked hard to earn their recorder belts. Fifth grade was invited to participate in the end of year concert with middle school, tentatively scheduled for May 23rd , and were able to vote on one of their songs to perform. EVERYONE learned the hula (inspired by Mrs. Herbert’s recent trip to Hawaii), including our amazing 3rd grade teacher, Mr. Cardillo. Fourth and fifth grade classes also showed off their recorder skills for the adults on "Bring Someone Special to School Day" on March 31.
Ms. Herbert (or as some of you have heard you can also call me Mrs. Blais now)
Spanish Pen Pals
Ms. Kasdaglis's middle school Spanish 2 class became pen pals with a school in Columbia, Valle de Tenjo School (Institucion Valle de Tenjo). Ms. Kasdaglis worked with Sharon Torkelson, former VCS teacher who now works with the USA Peace Corps, and William Leon in Colombia to make everything come together. Spanish 2 students practiced what they have been learning in class and also the kids in Colombia with Mrs. Torkelson’ s help.
Kinder Kindness Project
Mrs. Downie's Kindergarten class has participated in a monthly Kindergarten Kindness project this year. Each month they choose a place in our community that could use assistance. Last month they chose to donate to the Humane Society of Brevard and collected pet food and supplies. Other organizations that they have donated to are: Sharing Center, Blessing Bags for the Poor, Holiday Letters to the Military, Adopt a VCS Family - a Thanksgiving Meal, Letters to Grandparents and they even donated Books to the Salvation Army. Awesome job Mrs. Downie's Class!
AVID Field Study
AVID students enjoyed touring two Florida post-secondary options this month - Daytona State College and the University of Central Florida. They learned about the majors offered at both schools, toured the sports and recreation facilities and the libraries as well as enjoyed a delicious all-you-can-eat lunch in the traditional university dining hall. They bought some official college merchandise to root for their teams too! It was a beautiful day thinking about their future paths! AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is an elective offering for students in grades 6-8, focusing on developing note-taking strategies, organizational skills, goal-setting tendencies, and self-advocacy. Go AVID!
Visit the Viera Charter School PTSO website where you can sign up for their monthly newsletter, shop for spirit gear, find their calendar of events, volunteer information and much more.