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Vineland K-8 Center PTA E-Newsletter 



April 6, 2014  

S.A.T. Testing



TestingMonday and Tuesday, April 7th and 8th is SAT testing for students in grades K, 1 and 2.  It is important for your child to get plenty of rest the night before, eat a good breakfast and arrive to school on time each day.


Students do better when they are not stressed and running late, and when they are tested with their class, not on a make-up day.  They have studied hard all year and are anxious to show how well prepared they are.  Help them by providing them with the very best testing environment possible.  They will thank you for it later.  



General Obligation Bond Informational Meeting


Dr. Feldman would like to share an upcoming meeting for students that is taking place at Palmetto Senior. The meeting will be on April 16 at 2:30 pm at the school's auditorium.

This student run meeting will serve to inform the students and community of upcoming facility plans related to the General Obligation Bond. The students are to be commended for their initiative.
Community members are welcome to attend and listen as  part of the audience. 


Message from the Commissioner of Education


Please click here to view a letter from our Commissioner of Education, Pam Stewart, regarding the Florida Standards (Common Core State Standards) and new assessments which replace the FCAT for the 2014-2015 school year.


Teacher Appreciation Week Meeting


We will have a TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK planning meeting on Thursday, April 10 at 8:35am in the Upper Academy cafeteria. If you would like to volunteer but cannot attend please email Yolanda Perez or Maria Tomczak


Media Center News


young-girl-studying.jpgDear parents and students, 
I am creating a new bulletin board in the library but I need your help.  I need photos of YOU reading!! Any place you can think of to read, alone or in a group will be welcome.  Just bring them to me in the library or put them in my school mailbox. 
I'm so excited to see what we get!
Thank you and Happy Reading, Mrs. Coomes


Counselor's Corner order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.


April is Blue Ribbon Month
Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month has been observed each April since its first presidential proclamation in 1983. During April, in communities throughout the nation, thousands of people demonstrate the need to prevent child abuse and encourage awareness by wearing a blue ribbon.

The color blue signifies hope. Wearing a blue ribbon is a way to remind ourselves and others of child abuse prevention efforts across the state.

All students will be receiving a blue Amigos for Kids pamphlet with valuable information about staying safe.
Additionally, Kindergarten students will receive the Safer, Smarter Kids Abuse Prevention Curriculum.
The following website provides additional resources,







Did you forget????  We are collecting BoxTops.  Bring them in this week.





Career Day Speakers Needed

Vineland K-8 Center will host our annual Career Day on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Career Day is designed to expose students to various careers through interactive and/or hands-on demonstrations. We would like to invite members of your company or organization to participate in this event by serving as guest speakers who will come to our school and share information, expertise, and job-related personal experiences with our students. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in participating in this event, please contact Mrs. Moreland, School Counselor, at (305) 238-7931 x2118 and complete and return the attached form. You may return the form to your child's teacher, to the main office, or fax the form to the school (attention Mrs. Moreland at 305-378-0776).


Click here to view detailed information on Career Day.

Click here to view and print registration form.   



7th Grade Immunizations


The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County's Immunization would like to inform you that most children are due for their booster vaccine by the time they are 11 years of age.


Health Form #680 with updated TDAP (TETANUS-DIPHTHERIA-PERTUSIS) vaccine must be received by the Vineland office to allow entry into the seventh grade. 


Ongoing Fundraisers



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. Coomes 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



April 10                      Teacher Appreciation Week Planning  

                                 Meeting (8:45am Upper Academy Cafeteria) 

April 18                      No School - Teacher Planning Day
April 14 - May 7          FCAT Testing
                                 (No Lunch Bunch these weeks)
April 23                      Secretary's Day
April 30                      National Honesty Day



Upcoming Community Events


Free summer program for girls at the Museum of Science
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (formerly known as the Miami Science Museum) is running a free summer program for girls called GROOVE!  GROOVE girls will focus on the science behind health, nutrition and fitness.  They will get to design their own food trucks, choreograph their own dance routines, and learn how to make healthy snacks and meals. They will also get to explore careers in health and science,  by meeting experts and professionals in the field.  

In order to be eligible girls must be between the ages of 11-14, and be available for the three weeks of the program.  In order to pre-register, please contact Ta-Shana Taylor, Project Coordinator, at 305-646-4207 or at or

Click here to view flyer.     


14th Annual International Art of Storytelling


Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a captivating evening of stories from around the world!


Storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar

Tuesday, April 15, 7pm

Miami Lakes Branch, 6699 Windmill Gate Rd. (305) 822-6520


Momentum Dance Company

Thursday, April 17, 7pm

Kendale Lakes Branch, 15205 SW 88 St. (305) 388-0326


Storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar and the Tarantella Dancers

Tuesday, April 22, 7pm

Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Avenue (305) 235-1668 




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