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Vineland K-8 Center PTA E-Newsletter 

EDITION 23       


February 2, 2014


Boosterthon is on!!!

We kicked off Boosterthon this week with an amazing pep rally.  Students are ready!! Everyday they will learn more about FRIENDSHIP, and they will start getting pledges toward the number of laps they will run at the Boosterthon Fun Run!


This year's character theme is CAMP HIGH FIVE, and it's all about FRIENDSHIP! FRIENDS...Respect Others, Don't Bully, Shout Out Strengths, Stick Together and Show Sportsmanship

Collect as many pledges as possible for the Boosterthon Fun Run event on February 6th.  Remember students will run between 30-35 laps (35 is the lap max).  Every student participates in the Fun Run, regardless of pledges raised, and receives a daily character sticker and access to Boosterthon character resources. 

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Every time a Boosterthon student reaches the $7 per lap prize level, Boosterthon will provide 5 meals to a family in need through FEED MIAMI. 



Boosterthon has been our largest fundraiser the last two years.  With the funds raised from the Boosterthon we have been able to purchase Robotics equipment, televisions for classrooms, projectors on carts for the Elementary School, instruments for the Music Department, Mimeo boards for the Elementary School, kindergarten rugs, academic enhancement materials, sports equipment for PE, benches and tables, Red Ribbon Week anti-drug items, support for Office & classroom Aides. on above image or here to download app.


Click here to view flyer. 


Class Pictures 

Class Pictures are this Tuesday, February 4th. 

Students must wear their class t-shirts. 


Dr. Feldman Town Hall Meeting Lawrence S. Feldman

Vice Chair

The School Board of Miami-Dade County


Cordially invites you to the

District 9

Town Hall & Awards Ceremony

February 4th, 2014, 6:15 p.m.



Palmetto Senior High School

7460 SW 118 STREET PINECREST, FL 33156

6:15-7:00 p.m. Informational Fair

7:00-8:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony


Click here to view flyer.



Boosterthon Door Contest Winner  



It was a very very tough decision in the Boosterthon decorating contest. Thanks to all the classes that participated!
The judges especially loved seeing the students' artwork and handwriting on display in these honorable mentions:
Radell, Sardinas, Irigoyen, Fernandez, Carter, Foote, Delgado and Christopher.  It was great to see so many Upper Academy decorations this year! 
After much discussion, the judges chose as the winner... Ms. Larson's class!

Because it was such a hard choice to make, an extra award was created... The High Five Award goes to 5th grade for their collaborative wall mural. They are getting an ice cream party!!
Thanks again Unicorns!



Click here to view flyer.


S.W.A.T. Poster Contest  



Students in grades 4 and 5 are eligible to enter a poster contest for S.W.A.T. (Science With A Twist).  Posters will be due on February 4, 2014. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners! Please bring your posters to the Upper Academy Office.

Children who are interested will be able to create a poster for the event and the posters will be displayed in our school from February 4th to February 12, the day of the event.

Click here to view flyer.


Student of the Month & Character Trait Award

A very special CONGRATULATIONS to our

January 2014 Students of the Month
and Character Trait Award recipients!



PK- Larson            Livia Moreland                   

K- Gonzalez          Erik Somoza               
K- Fornaris           Nikolas Ahlers           
K- Radell / Vargas  Lian White               
K- Sardinas          Nicholas Jude                           

1- Carson             Emma Galvan           
1- Carter              Victoria Murray               
1- Diaz                 Anna Fuentes       
1- Garcia              Olivia Greenwald           
1- Delgado            Atalie Aguiar
2- Blandon             Angelika Calderon           
2- D'Adesky           Roberto Ahlers                   
2- Fletcher             Alexander Casanova
2- Foote                 Michael Reyes   
2- Hart                   Andres Cruz                     
2- Valdes               Joseph Chichoni                                       

3- Fernandez          Allie Faraldo   
3- Gonzalez            Alejandro Somoza               
3- Rosen / Burger   Ryan Sanders
3- Samuels            Brandy Pacheco            
3- Irigoyen            Isabella Porto           
4- Gonzalez            Zaria Wilson    
4- Haggins             Alex Diaz       
4- Hill                    Tyler Paiewonsky       
4- Moreno              Salvatore Pizzi               
4- Sellek                Anthony Milan       
5- Calero                Alondra Pedroso   
5- Rodriguez          Giovanni Citronelle               
5- Donet                Osvaldo Martinez           
5- Morales              Abigail Jones                      
5- Sanchez             Marcella Saldarriaga   
5- Smith                Lyla Nesenman   

Congratulations to all the students receiving the JANUARY Integrity Character Trait Award.
Click here to view a list of the students.



Do The Right Thing  




Alejandro Somoza- 3rd Grade Ms. Gonzalez

Alejandro is a great pleasure to teach. He is an excellent student who cares about his grades and success in school. In addition is kind to his peers. He also is polite and willing to help me or others with anything that is needed.

Ashton Finnieston- 6th Grade

Ashton volunteered to help our third grade class install our rain barrel. He went above and beyond. He made sure our students remained safe and did not get too close to the drill and other tools. They were unable to install the rain barrel correctly and safely, so Ashton volunteered to take it home and redesigned the barrel so we could safely collect rain near our garden. We are very proud of Ashton and grateful for his help.



Calling All Water Bottles

Calling all 8oz (small) water bottles for S.W.A.T.!!!

Parents, please send in EMPTY 8oz. water bottles.  We will be using these water bottles for really spectacular and cool science experiments on S.W.A.T. night being held on February 12, 2014 from 6-8 PM.  Empty water bottles can be dropped off in the Upper Academy office and placed in the bin on top of the counter.

Thank you in advance,

Mrs. Vaccaro  & the S.W.A.T. Team



Blood Drive


The bloodmobile will be at Vineland the night of S.W.A.T. February 12 from 5pm - 8pm. 


Appointments can be made ahead of time by clicking here.


There is no substitute for human blood.  When you donate blood with OneBlood, you are making an immediate contribution to the health and welfare of your community.  Blood is needed by patients facing planned and unplanned medical procedures, trauma victims, cancer patients and premature babies.  Your donation will help an ill or injured patient within a few days.  The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant.



General PTA Meeting
The next General PTA Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 12 at 5:30pm in the Upper Academy Cafeteria.  Stop by before S.W.A.T. and make a difference in the education, health, and safety of our children.



BoxTops Contest Extended 

Our BoxTops contest has been extended to February 21st.  Please submit all BoxTops and make sure that you include your home room teacher's name to get credit!  Your class could win a pizza party or a cupcake party so Keep on Clipping!!!  



Save the Date: Teacher Appreciation Week   



Due to FCAT testing dates Teacher Appreciation Week will be the week of May 12-16.  As in years past we are looking for volunteers to donate paper goods and several other items to make this week an extra wonderful week for our fabulous teachers!  If you are interested in donating items for the teacher raffle held on May 15th during their luncheon or interested in volunteering throughout the week please contact Maria Tomczak or Yolanda Perez   Committee meeting date and other details to follow over the next few weeks!




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    



February 4          'Class Picture' Day
February 6           Boosterthon Fun Run
February 7           NO SCHOOL - Teacher Planning Day
February 12         S.W.A.T. - Science With A Twist
                          (6pm-8pm in Cafeteria)
February 12         General PTA Meeting @ 5:30pm in Upper    
                          Academy Cafeteria
February 17         NO SCHOOL - President's Day  


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