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Velma Penny Elementary

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Welcome to Velma Penny Elementary


     Velma Penny Elementary!!!

       ~Value Pride Excellence~

       "Pride Starts Here!"  

Principal:  Monica Moore


1000 Mount Sylvan Highway

Lindale, Texas 75771

Phone: 903-881-4250

Fax:  903-881-4251

Administration Building: 903-881-4000

Special Programs: 903-881-4031

Transportation: 903-881-4110

Child Nutrition: 903-881-4120

Office Staff:

Leslie Dowdle, Counselor-

Candace Widemon, Intervention Coordinator-

Kathy Wilder, Secretary-

Teresa Jackson, Receptionist-

Cheryl Worrell, PEIMS-

Traci Fountain,RN, Nurse-

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News You Can Use


Phone: 903-881-4110


If your child has a change in his/her normal routine, please contact the Office before 2:00 p.m. or send a note that morning.   This is very important, because it allows ample time to notify teachers of the change.  We will send a child home the usual way unless a note or phone call comes from the parent.

In order for your child to begin riding the school bus, you will need to contact the Transportation Dept. at 903-881-4110After your child has been assigned a bus number, please call your child's campus with the information.

Your child's safety is our top priority.  Thank you for your help. 


Visitors are most welcome!!  We ask that you always enter through the main entrance of our building, at that time you will be buzzed into the building, and then check in at the front office to get a visitor's badge before going anywhere in the building.  We ask that you sign out in the office upon leaving the building.  You will need to present a valid state issued ID in order to get your visitor badge.  Thank you for keeping our school safe!

Other Important Items

Tardy Bell is at 8:05 a.m.  If your child arrives after 8:05 a.m., please stop by the office for a tardy slip before sending them to their classroom.

Classes dismiss each day:  Bus Riders at 3:00 p.m.       All Car Riders at 3:00 p.m.

Absences- Please call the office by 10:00 a.m. explaining the absence or send a note when the child returns to school.

Birthday Parties- Birthdays will be celebrated during the last 15-20 minutes of the day and the exact time will depend on the teacher's class schedule.  There will be a 15-20 minute time limit for celebration which will not interfere with the academic schedule.  No cupcakes will be served before lunch.  Please make sure all cupcakes are pre-packaged with an ingredient label attached-PLEASE NO homemade cupcakes due to possible food allergies.  Teachers will send out information each month to parents of those students celebrating birthdays.

Party Invitations- If you want to send party invitations to school, please include all of the students in your child's class (or all girls or all boys) to prevent hurt feelings.  Otherwise, please pass out all invitations after school is dismissed.  We have very young children and they don't always understand being left out.

Celebrating Our Friend, Carlie's, Birthday

Upcoming Events

April 9:  2nd Grade Music Program Practice 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Lindale PAC

April 10:  2nd Grade Music Program Practice 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Lindale PAC

                     AND  2nd Grade Music Program at 6:30 p.m. at Lindale PAC

April 17:  End of the 5th Six Weeks

April 21:  Beginning of 6th Six Weeks

April 22:  3rd Grade STAAR Math Test

April 23:  3rd Grade STAAR Reading Test

April 24:  Report Cards Go Home

May 13:  Career Day

May 16:  Rodeo Day-Western Attire

May 20:  3rd Grade Field Day

May 21:  1st & 2nd Grade Field Day

May 22:  1st Grade Field Trip to Discovery Science Place in Tyler

May 26:  Student Holiday/Memorial Day-No School

May 28:  VPE & CSE Color Run at the Football Stadium

June 2:  3rd Grade AR Store

June 5:  Last Day of School-End of Year Parties-Early Release at 1:00 p.m.

June 9-25:  Summer School

Teacher Conference Times

  •   8:40 -     9:30 a.m.:    Aubuchon, Germany, Lazarz
  •   9:35 -   10:25 a.m.:    Noble, Brown, Cowart, Chilek
  • 10:30 -   11:20 a.m.:    Baze, Hicks, Howard, King
  • 12:10 -     1:00 p.m.:    Rasco, Stanford, Walls
  •   1:05 -     1:55 p.m.:    Oliver, Morales, Bickerdike, Perry
  •   2:00 -    2:50 p.m.:    Osteen, Campbell, Fulton

News From the Principal~Mrs. Moore

Newsletter ~ Coming Soon smiley

VPE Counselor's Corner

Welcome to the Counselor's Corner

1st Grade

Welcome to VPE 1st Grade

2nd Grade

Welcome to VPE 2nd Grade

3rd Grade

Welcome to VPE 3rd Grade

Contact VPE Staff

VPE teacher contact list

School Lunch Menu

Child Nutrition:  903-881-4120

Link to Child Nutrition Services Webpage

Student Breakfast: $1.15

Student Lunch:      $2.40

Adult Visitor Breakfast: $1.65

Adult Visitor Lunch:       $3.00



How You Can Help

Remind 101

Please sign up for Remind 101 text messages for reminders about various events at Velma Penny.

To:  (862) 579-4222

Message:  @vpe13-14

What is Remind101 and why is it safe?

Remind101 is a one-way text messaging and email system.  With Remind101, all personal information remains completely confidential.  Teachers will never see your phone number, nor will you ever see theirs.

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