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Vineland K-8 Center PTA E-Newsletter 

October 13, 2013 

Picture Day
Look your best!  Picture Day is this Tuesday, October 15th.
Upper Academy News 
RED RIBBON 2013,  Making Good Life Choices 
DANCERS: Meet in Dining Hall;  ACTORS: Meet in Room 625
Mondays       3:15-4:30, Oct. 14, 21, 28
Wednesdays 2:00-3:30, Oct. 16 & 23
DRESS RHEARSAL:  Wednesday, Oct. 30  2-5pm (snacks provided)
SHOWS:  October 31 & Saturday, Nov. 2

GREEN & GOLD DAY is Thursday, Oct. 31 for all Upper Academy.  Students MUST wear their Green or Gold Team shirts!
Eye Exams  
The Heiken Vision Van is coming to Vineland K-8 Center on Tuesday October 22nd.  They will provide vision exams for children in grades 2,4,5,7 and 8 only.  Signed permission slips are required. 
Please contact the main office if you need an additional permission slip.

United Way Campaign


Support the United Way



Bring $1.00 on the following dates to participate in: 


Friday, October 18         Favorite Sports Team Day

Thursday, October 24    TWIN DAY
Thursday, October 31    Halloween Spirit Day

           (**NO COSTUMES OR MASKS** May wear Halloween

                      t-shirts, socks, colors, headbands, etc.)

Donation Goal:  $1.00 for every Vineland child
Challenge Goal for Giving:    

PK-1  $1.00
2      $2.00
3      $3.00
4      $4.00
5      $5.00
6      $6.00
7      $7.00
8      $8.00
*Students who donate their CHALLENGE GOAL will receive a NO UNIFORM PASS for Thursday, Nov. 7th!*

Click here to view and print flyer. 


Staff of the Month 

The Staff Member of the Month for September is Frank Rissing. 
"Mr. Frank", as he is known, is always willing to help anyone.  He fills in  wherever needed, always with a positive attitude. He is extremely hard working and responsible.  Mr. Rissing is a huge help in keeping our school  looking good.  He is a great asset to our school.   
Red Ribbon Week Contest

Enter the 2013 Red Ribbon Photo Contest now!
Win an iPad for your family and $1,000 for Vineland.

It's as easy as 1-2-3!!
1-DECORATE your home door, mailbox or fence with the Red Ribbon and this year's theme "A Healthy Me is Drug Free"
2-SNAP A PHOTO & UPLOAD.  Take a picture of your family in front of your decoration and upload to  Must be 18 years old to enter, so parents must submit the photos.
3- GET VOTES.  Ask family, friends and school contacts to vote for your photo on the website.

Click here to view a video about the contest.
TCBY 'Fun'd Day
Click here to view flyer.

Scarecrow Contest

Calling all Vineland Families and Groups...
Borrow Grandpa's old straw hat, maybe Grandma's old apron, even the dog's bandana and enter Vineland's Scarecrow Contest! Contest is open to Vineland families and Groups (i.e. Cub Scouts, dance & drama, group of 5th graders, church group, sports team, etc.)
Deadline to submit entry form to child's teacher is October 25th. 

here to view flyer with details and entry form.

Fall Festival 
 Click here to view flyer. 
Fall Festival Vendor Preview 

We have some fantastic vendors for Fall Festival this year.  Here's a preview of some of the vendors.  Among these amazing vendors are some of our very own Vineland Families.  Check them out below and click here to learn more about each vendor.
Ana Michael (Mom), Travel Consultant Specialist
Auto Club Group AAA
Contact: (305) 270-6450, ext 2247 or
Massimo and Stefan Zegretti (Students), Mywishinglight
Lanterns -traditionally used in Asia for celebrations

Danielle Girten (Mom), The Cupcake Diva
Cupcakes, cupcake ice cream cones, and interactive cupcake stations
Jill Paiewonsky(Mom) and her mom Bunny Lieberman
Announce It, Inc.
Stylish clothing, fashion jewelry, yummy Soy Delicious candles, platters, giftware and personalized event invitations.
Pooja Arora, Fresh Jewelry Bar
Fresh Jewelry Bar is a fun fast moving shop serving fresh trends in jewelry. Check our their story boards on their Facebook page along with gorgeous pieces of jewelry handpicked with love.

Fall Festival 

Our annual Fall Festival is right around the corner and in order to make this a very successful event we need your help.

Next Committee Meeting.  Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:45am in the Cafeteria.  Anyone interested in volunteering is invited to attend.

Face Painter Needed.  Do you have experience face painting? Are you creative? Do you know someone who does and may be able to donate face painting services for our fall festival?  Contact Katherine Schain at (305) 877-4455.  

Volunteers Needed.  HELP! We need volunteers for the Fall Festival.  If you are interested in volunteering please sign up on or contact Maria Tomczak at

Silent Auction.  In the past, our Silent Auction has been a great and fun way to raise funds for our school and this is where you come in!  Many of you have great contacts in the community that may be willing to donate something for Silent Auction such as a dinner for two to a great restaurant, perhaps a Dolphin Swim experience at the Miami Seaquarium or the donation can be something simple like theater tickets or a gift certificate for some services.  Feel free to be creative and remember make the basket something you too would be interested in bidding on!!! 

All businesses that contribute to our Silent Auction will be mentioned in the E-blast and during the Fall Festival.  Contributions/donations are tax deductible so make sure to pass along the information below when asking for the donation! If you would like a drafted letter to send to someone you think may want to make a Silent Auction Donation please contact Maria Tomczak at

Baskets.  We have already started receiving great items and are in need of fillers for these baskets.  Click here to view a list of the items already donated with suggested filler ideas.  If you would like to donate fillers, please send them in and address the bag or envelope to Maria Tomczak - SILENT AUCTION and drop off at the school's front office.  We also need baskets, frames, ribbons, and cellophane donated.

Coupon Book Fundraiser a Success
Thanks to all the parents, students, teachers and staff who supported this PTA fundraiser.  Due to all of your efforts we were able to profit over $3,500 and surpass our goal.  As a reward, the Enjoy the City company gave us 50 free books that the PTA was able to give to each of our wonderful teachers!
Here are the results of our friendly classroom competition:
 1st Place Class:  3rd Grade - Ms. Burger & Rosen
 2nd Place Class:  3rd Grade - Ms. Fernandez
 3rd Place Class:  2nd Grade - Mr. Hart
Halloween Costume Fundraiser


Go to to order your costumes today! 

Click here to view flyer. 

PTA Membership Drive


null   Why join the PTA?


The number one reason to join the PTA is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help our school.

Thanks to all of you who have already sent in your forms and additional contributions.  The additional contributions will help the PTA fund many key initiatives. We look forward to all of you joining the PTA!
The first class to reach 100% membership will receive a pizza party.


Below is the membership form, directory and volunteer sign up form:

Vineland PTA Membership Form

Vineland PTA Directory

Vineland PTA Volunteer Sign Up Form



Ongoing Fundraiser

BOX TOPS  boxtops

Help raise money for our school (each one is worth 10 cents-that adds up fast!) 
WHAT TO SAVE?  The small Box Top label found on hundreds of your favorite products 
WHAT TO DO? Cut out and save in a safe place 
WHERE TO DROP OFF? Turn them in to your classroom teacher

Great for the environment and helps keep these products out of landfills while raising some money for our school 
WHAT TO SAVE?  Recyclable inkjet/toner
other tonercartridges
WHAT TO DO? Box them back up or put in a bag
WHERE TO DROP OFF? Turn them in to Mrs. Donet in the Media Center



Help raise money for our school from the comfort of your home. null
WHAT TO SAVE?  All your store receipts from the last seven null(7) days.
WHAT TO DO? First, download the Shoparoo app onto your smart phone, then snap pictures of your receipts and earn points = money for our school.
When shopping in the following stores, please give them Vineland's ID# in order to help raise money for our school 
OFFICE DEPOT  # 70022517 
OFFICE MAX # 861102254 

TARGET # 40396 (Must be used in conjunction with Target Cards)

Mark your Calendar    

October 15         School Picture Day/Individual Photos
October 18         Fall Festival Committee Meeting at 8:45am in

October 23-31    Red Ribbon Week
October 25         NO SCHOOL - Teacher Planning Day
October 31         Halloween Parade (Pre-K - 1st Grade)
November 2       Fall Festival (11am-4pm)
November 8       NO SCHOOL - Teacher Planning Day
November 11     NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
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