Viking Voice Special Edition

Preparing for Fall

Hello members of the VES community!

We hope you and your families have had a healthy summer. Although we are not able to host in-person back to school get togethers and play dates for new students and families this year, we are looking forward to seeing parents soon
via monthly Zoom PTA meetings, the first of which will be Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Details will be announced in early September. And if health conditions allow we sincerely hope that we're able to see you all again in person in the next few months.

The first regular issue of the PTA's Viking Voice for the new school year will be published soon. In the meantime, please
check our social media accounts for updates: Facebook: @VES.PTA; Instagram: VESPTA; and Twitter: @ViennaPTA. Please visit our website at to learn more about the VES PTA and find information on how you can join, volunteer, and donate. We welcome your questions, thoughts, and ideas; please email them to

Good luck with your back to school prep and we'll be back in touch soon!

Kind regards,
The PTA Board
Co-Presidents Stefanie Petrucelli and Heather Kenney
Vice President Mitch Schwartz
Treasurer Kim Bryant
Secretary Molly Peng

Grocery Gift Card Drive for VES Families with Food Insecurity

The VES PTA on behalf of the student community at Vienna Elementary School is announcing the launch of a fall grocery gift card drive to benefit VES families with food insecurity. A local nonprofit organization, Belong, provided assistance to families over the summer but that assistance is ending, so grocery gift cards for stores including Giant, Target, Safeway, and Wal-Mart will be collected now through Tuesday, September 1 by the Bryant family. Once gift cards and donations are collected, gift cards will be handed over to VES Principal John Carmichael so he can distribute them to VES families in need. 

To donate, you can drop off grocery gift cards at the Bryants' home at 231 Talahi Rd SE Vienna, VA. They are placing a donation box on a couch next to their front door and will be checking it regularly. You can also send electronic contributions to Brandon Bryant via Venmo or Paypal if you prefer. Venmo: @BrandonBryant75 and PayPal: All funds sent to Brandon will be used to purchase Giant gift cards, which will then be given to Mr. Carmichael. Please email Kim Bryant at with questions. The VES community was incredibly generous during this spring's grocery gift card drives, and VES families who need a helping hand will sincerely appreciate your assistance once again. Thank you! 

Laptop/Supply Kit Pickup Reminder

Please see below for the VES administration's schedule for laptop and supply kit pickup this week

If you ordered a supply kit through the PTA in the spring/early summer, pickup will be this Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on the VES blacktop near Door #12. 

If you requested a laptop for your student(s), the pickup schedule is:

Tuesday, Aug. 25:
8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.:
VES will distribute laptops to 5th and 6th graders who requested a laptop. Sixth grade students please go to Door #1 and fifth grade students please go to Door #14.  

12:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.: VES will distribute laptops to 3rd and 4th graders who requested a laptop. Fourth graders please go to Door #1 and Third graders please go to Door #14.  

Thursday, August 27:

8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.: VES will distribute laptops to Preschool students and 2nd graders who requested a laptop. Second graders please go to Door #1 and Preschool please go to Door #14.  
12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m.: VES will distribute laptops to students in Kindergarten and First grade who requested a laptop. Kindergarten please go to Door #1 and First grade please go to Door #14.  

Please fill out the Technology Permission Form and bring it with you All students who requested a laptop need to come to laptop distribution so they can sign into their computer at the school. Also, do not come to school if you have a fever or any other COVID 19 symptoms. Masks are required and please maintain social distance. 


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