Parent Updates

Click HERE to download the 2018-2019 Vine Calendar

Coming Up Soon:

  • Chess and Guitar start Wednesday. Our guitar group has filled but its not to late to sign up for chess. You can sign up  HERE

  • Game Night: There's still time to R.S.V.P. for the middle/high school game night this Friday, September 28th.  Please r.s.v.p. here by Thursday at noon. Game night lasts from right after school until 7:30.

  • Gourmet Gorilla starts next Monday, October 1st.  You'll need to get your orders in by this Wednesday at midnight (instructions below).  Please do not order for Wednesday, October 3rd or Friday, October 5th.  We'll be out for a field trip that Wednesday and will have no school on that Friday.  If you have already placed an order for those dates, I'll be reaching out to make sure the orders are cancelled and refunded. 

  • First Field Trips are coming up on Wednesday, October 3rd.  The team leaders will be reaching out with more details specific to your child's field trip sometime this week. 

  • Elementary Movie Night:  Our elementary students who are just finishing James and the Giant Peach are invited to a movie night on Thursday, October 4th from 4:00-6:00pm.  There is no cost for this event.   Please r.s.v.p. here.

  • No School: We have no school October 5th, but we do have parent-teacher conferences that day.  I appreciate so many of you responding so quickly about your conference slots too!  We also do not have school on October 8th for Columbus Day. 

To Sign up for Gourmet Gorilla:

  • Go to Gourmet Gorilla and click on the “Register” button to create a profile

  • Create a new account & add a credit card.

  • At the top right, you will see all organizations you have children enrolled in. You may add a child by clicking on “Add Child” and entering VA003. 

  • Clicking on “Place Order” next to the child’s name will take you to the ordering menu. The left side of the screen shows a calendar with all days available for ordering. 

  • When you’ve completed your order, click on the “Check-out” button on the top right of the screen. Select the credit card you wish to pay with and click“Checkout.” You’ll receive an email confirmation with the orders you placed! 

Additional Event Notes:

  • Fall pictures will be coming in the second half of October once the fall colors are here! We are so excited to have Ms. Amy providing these once again.

  • New families should know that the spirit of imagination and creativity is something we make a big deal about at Vine.  As part of this, Halloween is one of our favorite events.  Students do wear costumes all day long when that day arrives.

  • We host four showcases each year.  Two are in the daytime and two are after school.  Our first showcase of the year, an in school showcase, is tentatively planned for November 7th from 1:30-2:30.  



Contacting Us:

If you'd like to email about an absence, illness, or early pickup, please email To call in an absence or early release, please call 630-423-5916, x2.  We will answer that line directly, or we'll get back to you shortly. 

You can also use forms to report absences and early releases: 

  • If you'd like a copy of our sharable directory, please email Ms. Amanda.