Mr. Vavredge Recognized as FCPS CARES of the Month Recipient!
October 2022 FCPS Region 4 Recipient
Congratulations to Mr. Robert Vavredge on his recognition as the October 2022 FCPS CARES Region 4 Recipient of the Month, presented by the FCPS Department of Human Resources.
The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.
Below is the write-up submitted by a Rolling Valley Elementary School parent.
After missing the beginning of the school year due to Covid and another infection right after, my child refused to go back to school. When we were finally able to get her to school, she refused to go in the door, pulling away and crying inconsolably. Fortunately, Mr. Vavredge, who was on bus duty that morning, noticed the difficulty I was facing, he walked over, talked to her about her interests, and did his best to convince her to come in. She finally agreed to go in if I dropped her off in class. Mr. Vavredge accompanied us, and then my daughter later informed me that he had sat with her while she drew pictures and situated herself in class that morning. We faced the same issue the next day, and Mr. Vavredge walked over with a poppet toy and managed to get her to walk in with him. Again, he had helped situate her by giving her something to draw. My daughter is now back to school without any issues thanks to the initiatives of her class teacher and Mr. Vavredge. I am very grateful to Mr. Vavredge for being there when I truly needed the support. In general, I have noticed how much the students like Mr. Vavredge; there is so much excitement when they see him, and I appreciate there being teachers like him at Rolling Valley.