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Vineland K-8 Center PTA E-Newsletter 

EDITION 19     


January 5, 2014

Happy New Year



Happy New Year Vineland Families. 

Classes resume tomorrow, January 6th.



Media Center News 


Happy New Year from Vineland's Media Center!
I am looking forward to seeing your happy smiling faces tomorrow after our winter break. 

Thanks to Marlene Christophers and her awesome team of volunteers, we raised $1000 from our used book sale which means... new books for the new year!  Look for them on display near the circulation desk and be the first to check the I Survived series and many other new books.  I have many people to thank for helping me in the library, especially with reshelving the books.  A wise woman named Christina Phinney said reshelving is a lot like laundry, you are never caught up.  I have to thank Lucy Villanueva, Carmen Font, Leslie Sanders and Alina Ramos for popping in to work on getting the books put back. I appreciate you taking time from your busy schedules. One day I even had two very young helpers- Emma Sanders and Joshua Font!  I thank Ehren Fernandez and Tyler Newlin for spending their days off from middle school to help out.   


My FFEA volunteers are invaluable in all they do.  The work is not glamorous but they are so faithful in coming back each week.  Even our Upper Academy students pitched in when Green & Gold Day was cancelled.  All the students at Vineland should be commended for putting books back in the right place. We have a right to be very proud of our wonderful library. Thank you Thank you!

Another big thank you goes out to Sheri Jude, mom of Samantha and Nicholas.  Sheri contacted me after reading about Isabella Martinez and her family's gift to the library of magazine subscriptions.  Sheri said she felt inspired to help also. She has donated another magazine subscription which benefits both the library and her daughter's Girl Scout troop. I love that these gifts are helping multiple organizations. Thank you for your thoughtfulness!

Peace, love and books,
Ms. Coomes



Student Of The Month

A very special CONGRATULATIONS to our

December 2013 Students of the Month
and Character Trait Award recipients!




Stephen Vives (Larson)                      


Luke Hatem (Gonzalez), Benjamin Chaves (Fornaris),

Lian White (Radell/Vargas), Aiden Itzkowitz (Sardinas)


First Grade 

Regiena Carias (Carson), Kayla Gonzalez (Carter), Luke Diaz (Diaz), Aleksei Chang (Garcia), Peyton Espinoza (Delgado)  

Second Grade

Anthony Delgado (Blandon), Shirley Hendricks (D'Adesky), Kayla Sena (Fletcher), Isabella Avila (Foote), Anabel Landin (Hart), Ariana Aguirre (Valdes)                   

Third Grade

Emma Zakka (Fernandez), Stephanie Hilario (Gonzalez), Sydney Lodrini (Rosen/Burger), Immanuel  Strong (Samuels), Noe Tacoronte (Irigoyen)                 

Fourth Grade

Santiago Patino (Gonzalez), Natalie Gelman (Haggins),

Regal Marley (Hill), Madeline Quigley (Moreno), Gilbert Toledo (Sellek)      

Fifth Grade
Angelica Tocorante (Calero), Brooke Reese (Rodriguez), Madisen Maysonet (Donet), George Wiltz (Morales),
Dario Astudillo (Sanchez), Elizabeth Martinez (Smith)

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


Do The Right Thing 




Izabella Costa- 2nd Grade Ms. Blandon

She always tries her best to do the right thing. Izabella is a hard worker. She takes her education seriously. She puts forth her maximum effort. What I like the most about Izabella is her kindness towards her classmates. She is a role model because she demonstrates the correct way to behave in class and is always available to help others.

Angelina Nguyen- 3rd Grade Ms. Samuels

Angelina has a positive attitude towards learning. She loves to be involved in everything that goes on in the classroom from participating in class discussions, to helping her classmates solve friendship situations, to helping the teacher. It is such a joy to welcome the day by seeing the big smile on Angelina's face when she walks into the classroom every morning.

Kaily Martin- 5th Grade Ms. Smith

Kaily is such a positive student in everything she does. Even when work is difficult, she never complains or gives up. She is always enthusiastic and positive. She is a wonderful role model for other students in the class!

Madisen Maysonet, Lauren Fernandez, and Arianne Lopez del Rincon- 5th Grade Ms. Donet / Ms. Morales

These 3 students take it upon themselves to clean up the school. They pick up trash after school on Fridays. No one asks them to do it. Vineland is so fortunate to have thoughtful students like Madisen, Lauren, and Arianne.



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 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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