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Congratulations Mrs. Dresback!

VRA is proud to announce that Mrs. Dresback is one of the five finalists for Teacher of the Year for St. Johns County School District.  The Teacher of the Year banquet will be held January 31st.  We wish Mrs. Dresback the best of luck.

Literacy Week
January 27-January 31

Monday: “Magazine Monday” Students are encouraged to read magazines
Tuesday: Kindergarten’s annual Character Parade.  The theme is “Hunt Down a Good Book”.  All students are encouraged to wear camouflage clothes and “hunt down” a good book to read. 
Wednesday: “Wear Words Wednesday” Students wear clothing with school appropriate words on them so all students can read each other’s shirts throughout the day. 
Thursday: “Thinking Cap Thursday” encourages students to read while wearing a hat. 
Friday: “Relax and Read” while off school for the day.  Students can check out a book from the Media Center on Thursday to read while relaxing on the teacher inservice day.

Family BINGO Night

Family Bingo night is Friday, January 24th from 6:00-7:30pm. Tickets are no longer being sold and will not be sold at the event.

Dismissal Changes

We accept dismissal changes up until 2:15 PM every day except Wednesdays. 1:15 PM is the deadline on Wednesdays.

Upcoming Events

January 20:  No school in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 21: PBIS Reward Opportunity – Middle School
January 23:  Elementary Character Counts! Celebration (Respect) 8:45 a.m.
January 23:  VRA Basketball vs. Murray @ Murray at 5:30pm
January 24:  PBIS Bingo Night in Cafeteria @ 6:00pm
January 27: PBIS Reward Opportunity for Middle School – UNF Basketball Game
January 27: PBIS Reward Opportunity for Grades 3-5
January 27: VRA Girls Basketball vs. Landrum @Landrum 5:30pm (DATE CHANGE)
January 28:  MS Character Counts! Celebration (Respect) 8:30 a.m.
January 28:  VRA Boys Basketball vs. Landrum @ Landrum 6:30pm
January 30: PBIS Reward Opportunity – Middle School
January 30:  VRA Basketball vs. Swiss Point @ Swiss Point 5:30pm
January 31:  Teacher Inservice Day (No School for Students)

Join the Green Team

Attention 3rd – 5th Graders! Would you like to help your home, your school, your community and your planet become more environmentally aware? Would you like to educate and encourage others to GO GREEN by reducing waste, recycling, repurposing, conserving energy and limiting pollution? If so join the Green Team and help make our school and our community part of the solution! Download the Green Team application form.

Hawk Update

Schedule & Events

District Master Calendar Upcoming Events

School Hours

8:25 am – 2:45 pm (M,T,Th,F)
8:25 am – 1:45 pm (Wed.)

Office Hours

7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Character Counts! Run / Walk

February 1, 2020 at 9am

Walkers, runners and fitness enthusiasts are invited to participate in the CHARACTER COUNTS! 6 Pillars 6K/3K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9 a.m.

The run/walk will begin and end at Palencia Elementary School. Register before January 1 and receive a $5 discount!

School Access

In an effort to provide safety and security to our students and staff, we check identification for all vendors, visitors, volunteers and parents each time you enter the building.  Volunteers must have clearance to enter the building.  If you have not already been cleared, please submit a School Access Form.  Please input full legal name (first, middle and last) on the application.  If you already have clearance, please do not submit an application.  Expired accounts will be rerun automatically.

FortifyFL App

FortifyFL is a website and app developed at the direction of the Florida Legislature. Any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or