Villa Maria Elementary

Villa Maria Elementary

At Villa Maria Elementary we believe that each and every child brings something unique and thoughtful to the classroom experience.

Villa Maria Elementary School is the premier Catholic school in the city of Erie, offering a standards-based, arts-integrated, faith-focused, and child-centered curriculum for all of its students. Our job is to help our students become life long learners and succeed in the endeavors they choose after leaving VME. For this reason we try to challenge each child to do the best of their abilities in a

Operating as usual

18/06/2017

Villa Maria Elementary School Celebrates Its Final School Year!

The VME Family has had an amazing run these past 124 years. Most recently, we celebrated an awesome final school year. Thank you to all of the VME faculty and staff for your commitment and dedication throughout the years. The Villa Difference was all because of you! Another thank you goes out to the VME students, families, and community for always giving your love and support to VME. We had an amazing school year and we wish everyone the best, and all of God's graces in your future endeavors. Once a Blue Wing, always a Blue Wing!

Villa Maria Elementary will not be accepting new student applications, as the school will be closed as of June 30, 2017. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Heidi Sheehan at [email protected]. If you are needing to drop off any payments, there will be someone in the building through June 30, 2017.

If you are looking for information on enrolling your children in Catholic Education, please contact the Erie Catholic School System by visiting their website at http://www.eriercd.org/choosecatholicschools.htm or call the offices at 814-838-1268.

Sincerely,

Damon Finazzo
Principal
Villa Maria Elementary

08/06/2017

Today is our final full day of school here at VME. We will be holding our final All-School Assembly and end of year ceremony today beginning at 1:00 in the gym. It will end outside in front of the school by 2:30. Everyone is welcome to join us for all or part of this event. Tomorrow, we have our annual field day in the morning, with an early dismissal at 12:00 Noon, with our Waldameer Picnic immediately following. Please make sure to pick up your Waldameer tickets before noon on Friday at the school office. After dismissal, make your way to the Southern #1 picnic shelter to turn your yellow ticket or season pass in for a wrist band. The wrist band will also allow you to enjoy the all-you-can-eat picnic from 1 to 3:30 pm at the Southern #1 picnic shelter. Contact Emily with any questions at 602-4365.

Thank you and have great day.

"Once a Blue Wing, Always a Blue Wing!"

08/06/2017

A HUGE VME thank you goes out to EVERYONE involved in making Villapalooza a success! It was an afternoon filled with fun, families, and laughs.
Once a Blue Wing, always a Blue Wing!

Photos from Villa Maria Elementary's post 16/05/2017

Congratulations to all those who attended the PJAS competition at Penn State, including our first place winners!

Thank you to Mrs. Rodney & Mrs. Masone for another great PJAS year!

12/05/2017

Father/Daughter Dance! Don't forget!

The VME Father Daughter Dance is coming up next week (Saturday, May 20th). We are looking for donations of baskets for our Basket Raffle. We are also looking for donations of candy for our Candy Bar. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Please drop them off at the office before Friday, May 19th. Thank you!!

Photos from Villa Maria Elementary's post 12/05/2017

The VME Theatre Department proudly presents their spring musical production, Shrek the Musical, JR! Shows will be Friday, May 12th and Saturday, May 13th at 7:00 pm in the Villa Maria Academy auditorium.

Admission is free, but candy grams and flowers will be available at the front door to purchase for your favorite cast member (all proceeds to benefit our local Children's Miracle Network).
Please join us! We guarantee you will be laughing from start to finish!

08/05/2017

The VME Father Daughter Dance is coming up next week (Saturday, May 20th). We are looking for donations of baskets for our Basket Raffle. We are also looking for donations of candy for our Candy Bar. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Please drop them off at the office before Friday, May 19th. Thank you.

05/05/2017

As teacher appreciation week at VME comes to a close, we just wanted to say THANK YOU one more time to our amazing faculty and staff. VME wouldn't be the same without you! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! 😀😍♥️

04/05/2017

Meeting tonight at VME!

Timeline photos 04/05/2017

The VME Father Daughter Dance is coming up soon. RSVP’s are due back to the office tomorrow.

03/05/2017

All are welcome to attend a meeting to help plan VME's end of the year Villapalooza! Please come out and help plan and support the team. We want this event to be a memorable experience for everyone but will need your help!

When: Thursday, May 4th 6:30pm
Where: VME Home Ec Room- Second floor
Questions: Please email [email protected]

Timeline photos 01/05/2017

HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!!!

HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK (May 1-May 5)! A HUGE thank you goes out to all of our VME teachers-- from pre-school, all the way to the eighth grade, including our specials teachers!!! Thank you for always showing that Villa Difference!

Timeline photos 27/04/2017

HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK (May 1-May 5)! A HUGE thank you goes out to all of our VME teachers-- from pre-school, all the way to the eighth grade, including our specials teachers!!! Thank you for always showing that Villa Difference!

Photos from Villa Maria Elementary's post 27/04/2017

Check out these two informational flyers containing information about VME uniforms. A couple of our fourth graders are going to be collecting any and all gently used uniform items to donate to a great cause. Thank you, girls, for being a part of The Villa Difference.

26/04/2017

Reminder: No school for students on Friday, April 28th. This is a teacher inservice day.

26/04/2017

Quick announcement for all second floor students:
Second floor students should bring a blanket or towel to school tomorrow to enjoy their lunches outside!

Timeline photos 19/04/2017

Prep-Villa MVP Program Presents Dear Edwina Jr. on April 28-29 at 7pm. Starring students in Grades 5-8 in the Erie Diocesan Schools!

12/04/2017

Congratulations to Ms. C and all the Jumping and Hooping students this past Thursday and Friday! Once again we had a wonderful participation in this Heart Healthy Awareness fundraiser. The VME support for another great cause has not gone unnoticed!!

12/04/2017

Please remember on Holy Thursday, April 13, we have an early dismissal for all students at 12:30. This is the beginning of our Easter Vacation. No child, nor teacher is expected to be staying after dismissal, unless they are registered for Extended Care. After Thursday’s dismissal, we do not return to school until Monday, April 24. We wish everyone an awesome break, and we hope that we all come back energized for the month of May and the first few weeks of June!

12/04/2017

Today we have our annual Living Stations of the Cross prayer service. This year, we will be holding it at the VMA Auditorium today, April 12, at 1:15pm. Our fifth grade students are leading this prayer service, with the help of our 6-8 students as well. Thank you Mrs. Bell, and all of the third floor teachers for working so hard to prepare our students for this wonderful prayer service. Parents, family members, VME friends, and alumni, this event is open to anyone. Please come and join in this wonderful prayer service in preparation for the Triduum.
Understand, this is not a play, and it is not an event where we take pictures and clap for our students. Instead, this is a humbling, living, prayer service, where our hearts and minds are centered on the great sacrifice made by our God for His people. Our students do an amazing job of taking us into the heart and soul of our Lord, as we walk with Him to Calvary.

Timeline photos 03/04/2017

The Mother Daughter Tea will be held on Saturday, April 22 from 11:45-2:00 pm in Ridgway and on Sunday, April 23 from 1:00-3:30 pm in Erie. Participants will join us for a dress-up tea, which includes time for bonding, fun, and conversations about growing to healthy and holy womanhood. For more information or to register, visit www.erieRCD.org/chastity.htm or call Kate at 824-1259.
Please see the attached flier for more information and to register for this event.

14/03/2017

Play practice is still happening as scheduled.

14/03/2017

NOTICE: The parent soccer meeting tonight is being CANCELLED due to weather.

09/03/2017

Two Friday reminders: first, tomorrow's dress down day is Disney Day. Wear your fave Disney gear! Second, tomorrow is also the due date for the t-shirt order forms. Please turn them in as soon as possible!

Timeline photos 08/03/2017

Remember to Spring Ahead this weekend!

06/03/2017

Reminder: there is an FTA meeting tomorrow at 6:30pm in the Home Ec room as well as an Athletic Committee meeting tomorrow night in the second floor lobby at 6:30pm.

03/03/2017

Congratulations to our Science Fair finalists:

The 5th grade finalists are:
Mariana T., Jacob C., Chloe D. & Taylor P., Claudia E. & Malaia O.,
Sofia F., and Emma K.

The 6th grade finalists are:
Lauren K., Yede B., Caroline S., Stella C., Isaac S., and Hewson M.

These students will represent VME at the Diocesan Science Fair on March 23rd at St. Luke School. Good luck, Blue Wings!

03/03/2017

Just a reminder that Monday is a vacation day for students. Faculty will be available for parent - teacher conferences. If you would like to set up a conference between 8am - 3pm, please contact your child's teacher directly. Questions? Contact the school office.

02/03/2017

Don't forget, tomorrow's dress-down day is High School / College Day. Sport the gear from your favorite high school or college!

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VME Parents: do you recognize anything on our (ever-growing) lost & found table?
Oops! Caught a pop up at the golf outing.
Video of yesterday's Kindermusik performance.
Hungy, Hungry Hippos Round 2 - a little more wild & woolly!
The VME teachers played Hungy, Hungry Hippos today for our students. This is round 1!
If you look closely you'll notice the big kid in the middle is Principal Finazzo.
Does your principal know how to break it down?
A fun video from Hannah Marchant '12 sharing her Color Run experience. We'd love for you to share your photos in the com...
VME 6th graders Norah D., Zayna D., Julia E., and Maria F. sang "God Bless America" during tonight's 7th inning stretch!...

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