Vandagriff Elementary School


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  • Start with Hello Start With Hello Week- September 21-25

    Start With Hello Week raises awareness about social isolation and educates students and the community on how to prevent it by teaching empathy and empowering students to end social isolation by following three easy steps.


    To promote the importance of connecting with peers we will be creating opportunities for some fun.  In addition to a schoolwide challenge of getting to know one new classmate, looking for instances of peers reaching out and helping others, and some great discussions we will have some dress up days to promote the idea that we are all one Vandagriff family. 


    Monday, Sept. 21-HEY DAY!

     Students will decorate and wear name tags and encourage all to say hello using everyone’s name. These will be made at school.


    Tuesday, Sept. 22-TIE-DYE TUESDAY!

    Wear tie-dyed, or mismatched clothing to show support of peaceful and kind friendships that include all!



    Encourage new conversations today by asking each other about their favorite shirts!


    Thursday, Sept. 24-HAWAIIAN DAY!

    Wear a Hawaiian shirt or bright colors and say ALOHA to all you encounter today


    Friday, Sept. 25- Wear Bearcat Gear

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  • First Aid Cross



    Bearcat Care - Medical care (including testing for COVID, flu, and strep) is now available for students who become ill while on campus. Click here to find out more and register.

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  • PTO Membership

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  • Yearbooks

    If you did not make it to the drive-by yearbook pick up, all remaining purchased yearbooks have now been delivered to classrooms to be sent home. Email your child’s teacher if you have not received it.

    Remaining 5th grade yearbooks were sent to McAnally.


    2019-20 Yearbooks for Sale:

    We have extra yearbooks. If you are interested in purchasing one ($30) please email Debbie Bechthold at and you will receive a reply indicating that you have two school days to bring payment to Vandagriff’s front door to receive your yearbook. This is due to the limited availability.


    Office hours are 7:15 a.m.- 3:45 p.m.


    Payment must be cash or check payable to Vandagriff Elementary. To help with social distancing, cash will need to be exact amount, change will not be available.


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    • Alarm Clock  School Hours:
        Doors Open: 7:15 a.m.

        First Bell: 7:30 a.m.
        Tardy Bell: 7:40 a.m.
        Attendance taken: 9:30 a.m.
        Dismissal: 3:10 p.m.

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  • Vandagriff Nominated As CKH National Showcase Campus

    news image Vandagriff Elementary School has earned recognition again this school year by Capturing Kids' Hearts.

    Vandagriff has been nominated as a national showcase campus for the third consecutive year. For the past two school years, Vandagriff earned the distinction as a showcase campus after being nominated.

    For more than 25 years, Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes have been making a measurable impact on campuses nationwide. Capturing KidsHearts 1 is a process that is working in thousands of classrooms across the country to provide the strategy and training for teachers and administrators to achieve success in today's classrooms.

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