Important Message from Vineland K-8 Center PTA

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Vineland K-8 Center PTA E-Newsletter 

EDITION 17    


December 8, 2013 

Used Book Fair
Used Book Sale this Week!

December 9-13, 2013 in the Media Center. 

$1.00 (PAPERBACK), $2.00 (HARDCOVER)

Mon,Tues,Thurs   8:45am-3:30pm
Wed   8:45am-2:30pm
Fri   8:45am-12:50pm


Student of the Month

A very special CONGRATULATIONS to our

November 2013 Students of the Month!



Sofia Campos (Larson)                       

Stephanie Rowell(Gonzalez), Isabella Frazao (Fornaris),
Mia Zakka (Radell/Vargas), Sumira Pulchan (Sardinas)                   
1st Grade   
Jacob Wilgenbusch (Carson), Jacob Jimenez (Carter), Olivia Domingues (Diaz), Brooke Olen (Garcia),
Dustin Deville (Delgado)

2nd Grade               
Joanna Ibarcena (Blandon), Jason Miranda (D'Adesky),
Mitchel Corteguera (Fletcher), Stephanie Trowbridge (Foote), Sofia Bennett (Hart), Chloe Martinez (Valdes)                   
3rd Grade
Emma Schain (Fernandez), Tamia Beckford (Gonzalez),
Michael Angee (Rosen/Burger), Angelina Nguyen (Samuels), Mercedes Bradley (Irigoyen)               
4th Grade
Jimmy Vega (Gonzalez), Allison Blanco (Haggins),
Javier Areas (Hill), Grant Kavalir (Moreno),
Sofia Izquierdo (Sellek)      
5th Grade
Ariana Montesinos (Calero), Omar Crespo (Rodriguez),
Kumail Naqvi (Donet), Samantha Sosa (Morales),
Abby Venega (Sanchez), Jonathan Dasilva (Smith)      


Counselor's Corner  



Holiday Blues- The holidays are a difficult time for many, especially children that have experienced different events. 
Those that have may be at risk for something called the Holiday Blues. Sadness is the most obvious sign of the holiday

blues. But children also show the blues by withdrawing from their family, being irritable, uncooperative, aggressive and also verbally nasty. Helpful suggestions to assist your child with these difficult events are provided in the link below.  Your School Counselor, TRUST Specialist, School Social Worker, and School Psychologist are also available to assist upon your request.

Click here to read more.



Carvalho, Florida's Superintendent of the Year  



Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho was named Florida's Superintendent of the Year today by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS). As Florida's Superintendent of the Year, Mr. Carvalho will represent the Sunshine State for consideration as national superintendent of the year.

The announcement was made at the opening general session of the 68th Annual Joint Conference with FSBA, FADSS, FSBAA, FERMA, SUNSPRA, and FELL at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel.  Carvalho served as keynote speaker for the event, using the theme "The Miami Miracle", a phrase used nationally to describe the unprecedented academic turnaround of the country's fourth largest school district

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Toy Drive

The Vineland Voyagers are once again collecting NEW UNWRAPPED TOYS for underprivileged children.

If you would like to join in and help make the holidays

brighter for a child, please bring your new unwrapped toys, books, backpacks, games, art supplies and sports equipment etc. to Mrs. Rosen and Mrs. Burger in Room 304. The toys will be donated to needy children.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!!!



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. 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    



December 9-13    Used Book Sale
December 23 - January 5          Winter Recess
January 15          MDCPS Magnet School Applications Deadline
January 17          No School - Teacher Planning Day
January 20          No School - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.'s



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