Francis J. Varieur Elementary School 

Newsletter- May and June, 2023 


Dear Varieur Families, 


I hope you are all doing very well and staying healthy.  The warmer days are finally upon us and the children are excited that summer is almost here.  This newsletter is a combined newsletter for the months of May and June.  


Grades three through five students did a great job with the ELA portion of RICAS testing.  We will continue with the Math portion of RICAS testing the week of  May 16th – May 19th.  Again, please make sure your child gets to school on time and gets a good night’s sleep. 


Fun days and nights will be happening here at Varieur the next two months. Please see all the dates below.  Flyers for some of these night events will be going home in the next few days and weeks. 


May 16th Friends of Varieur meeting 5:30 in the library

May 18th Empowerment Factory 

May 25th Grades 3-5 Field trip to the Vets Auditorium 

May 25th Reading Night – Keep an out for the flier 

May 26th Grade 3 Trip to the Audubon Society 

June 1st  First grade authors tea 

June 2nd  Grade 3-5 RICAS dance 

June 14th Spring Concert – more information coming soon. 

June 15th 5th Grade move up night- more information coming from the fifth grade teachers  

June 16th Field day 

June 20th Kindergarten Graduation – reminders were sent home, invitations to follow in the coming weeks. 

June 21st last day of school


Our teachers have prepared an exciting and engaging summer-learning packet for all students in grades K-4 so they stay sharp with their skills during the summer months.  This packet will be sent home with the children by the end of the year.  Be on the lookout for that.  This completed packet should be brought back to school by all students at the start of the 2023-2024 school year and be given to their new classroom teacher.  Please have your children read at least 20 to 30 minutes a night as this will help them continue to build strong reading skills. 


As we begin to think about transitioning into next year, please understand that I receive many emails requesting certain teachers. I will try my best, but please understand that many factors 

go into why children are assigned to certain teachers’ classrooms. Among some of the reasons are teacher certifications, staffing/retirement, students’ needs, etc. Please know that our teaching staff work together to provide the best and most optimal learning experience for all students.


I want to thank you all for a wonderful school year.  I appreciate your support in educating your child and I hope you have a wonderful summer.


Ms. Boucher