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Vineland K-8 Center PTA E-Newsletter 

EDITION 21      


January 20, 2014

Recycle Electronics & Raise Money for Education



Dear Parents,
I know Santa was be very generous this Christmas.  If your family found some electronic goodies under the tree and needs to recycle the old ones we have a place for them to go.  Bring your old Computers, Keyboards, LCDs, Monitors, Fax machines, Printers, Copiers, Video Game Consoles, Cameras, Laptops, Camcorders, MP3 Players, VCRs, DVDs, Cell Phones and Telephone Equipment to Vineland media center in January and we will have them picked up by SIR International Recycling.
All proceeds go to the Superintendent's Foundation For New Education Initiatives. Last year we recycled over 1,000 pounds.  We want to keep more electronics out of our landfills and raise money for education at the same time.  Go Green !

Thank you.  I wish you and your family a new year full of health and happiness.
Mrs. MacLaren, Principal



Middle School Information Night

Click here to view flyer. 


School Menu 

View Vineland's menu for the month of January here.     

You can download and print menu here.



Join the PTA



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    



January 28          Boosterthon Pep Rally
January 29          5th Grade Parents Annual Information Night
                         6:30 p.m. Upper Academy Building
                         Room 619 (Music Suite)
February 4          'Class Picture' Day
February 6           Boosterthon Fun Run
February 7           NO SCHOOL - Teacher Planning Day
February 12         SWAT- Science with a Twist
February 12         General PTA Meeting
February 17         NO SCHOOL - President's Day  


Upcoming Community Events    




The new Perez Art Museum Miami (Downtown near the American Airlines Arena) is open and gorgeous. K-12 Educators get in for FREE (with proof of employment) and kids under 6 are also FREE.
There are also Free Second Saturdays, presented by Target.

Click here to visit their website for more information. 



Mindfulness is a basic human quality and a practice that fosters inner calm, increased awareness and a sense of well-being. Research shows that it increases attention and focus, reduces stress, improves impulse control, develops emotional regulation, builds empathy and compassion.


During this series, students will learn to replace impulsive reactions with thoughtful responses through fun, age appropriate activities which include games, exercises, relaxation, yoga and movement, and kindness practices.
For ages 7 - 10 (no exceptions)
Tuesdays, January 28 - March 18, 2014 (eight sessions)
4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Fairchild Tropical Gardens

Fee: Member: $120; Non-member: $160


Mindfulness practices have been proven to help people learn to live a fuller and more joyful life with greater capacity to deal with life's stresses. This class will provide experiences of a variety of mindfulness practices, including movement and yoga, relaxation, meditation and kindness practices. The benefits of these practices provide a greater awareness of how we are and the choices we make in life. Consistent practice will cultivate a greater sense of well-being. The setting at Fairchild makes for a lovely space to enjoy this time.
Tuesdays, January 28 - March 18, 2014 (eight sessions)
4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Fee: if your child is enrolled in Mindful Kids Miami at Fairchild
Member: $80; Non-member: $120
Fee: for adults who do not have a child enrolled in Mindful Kids Miami at Fairchild - Member: $100; Non-member: $140


Click here to view flyer.  



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