all PTA members!!
You are all
invited to a Special General PTA meeting this Thursday, April
3rd. It will be held at 8:45 a.m. in the Upper Academy
cafeteria. At this meeting we will select the nominating committee
for next year's board, and we will also amend our budget slightly to best
put the PTA's funds to work this year. Hope to see you all there!
We're a 'No Place for Hate' School
Anti-Defamation League awarded Vineland K-8 Center the distinguished honor
of being a No Place for Hate school on
March 17, 2014 due to yearlong and extensive character education and
Student of the Month & Character Awards
A very special
CONGRATULATIONS to our
Students of the Month
Trait Award recipients!
Emma Blandon (Larson)
Lorraine Wilson (Gonzalez), Angelica Donato (Fornaris), Nailiy
Blanco (Radell/Vargas), Luis Castillo (Sardinas)
Brielle Martinez (Carson), Luis Mateo (Carter), Victoria
Areas (Diaz), Marcus Seaga (Garcia), Siqi Tang (Delgado)
Daniel Perez (Blandon), Kamila Espinoza (D'Adesky), Kayla Renouf-Rodriguez (Fletcher),
Lexi Diaz (Foote), Mackenzie Kavalir (Hart),
Bryan Reyes (Valdes)
Lorana Gustinvil (Fernandez), Elizabeth Poveda (Gonzalez), Zachary Chichoni
(Rosen), Helmut Gaensel (Samuels),
Halley Larson (Irigoyen)
Jenny Mendoza (Gonzalez), Aiden Guedes (Haggins), Daniel Cortes (Hill), Gianfranco Ardito (Moreno), Allie Miller (Burger/Sellek)
Alexa Collazo (Calero),
Giovani Citronnelle (Rodriguez), Arianne
Lopez del Rincon (Donet), Tiffany Tomczak (Morales), Roberto
Costa (Sanchez), Anna Blanco (Smith)
Congratulations to all the students receiving the MARCH Cooperation
Character Trait Award.
Click here to
view a list of the students.
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
Anna Blanco: 5th Grade, Ms. Smith
Anna heard that a student at Vineland was sick and in the hospital. Although
she does not know this student, she made the little girl a Rainbow Loom
friendship bracelet and gave a get well card. The little girl was so
excited to get the attention from an older student at her school. She
has been wearing the bracelet every day since. Anna's actions show
how far the kindness of strangers can go. Vineland is fortunate to
have such a thoughtful young lady!
Andrew Johnson: 5th Grade, Ms. Smith
Andrew is a phenomenal Fifth grade student. He is always punctual and
well-prepared for class. He is extremely polite and
well-mannered. He is our class door holder and takes his job very
seriously by never forgetting to open and close the door not only for his
classmates but for other students in our school. Andrew always has a positive
attitude and is willing to assist other students whenever they need help.
Elizabeth Polster: 6th Grade, Ms. Casanova
Elizabeth is a 6th grader, and she took it upon herself to assist a 4th
grader who has the same PE time as she does. A former Peer Mediator, she
tried to mediate the situation and hear both sides of the conflict. When
she felt that it was too serious for her to solve, she reached out to the
School Counselor. Elizabeth is the definition of an "upstander" - someone who stands up for situations
that she feels are wrong and hurtful. I am so proud of her and feel that
she deserves this Do the Right Thing award.
5th Grade Service Projects
Dear Vineland Family,
As part of our Cambridge International Programme,
looking at societal issues is critical in our instruction. As you
know, with your help, the Fifth Grade Team has been working on two service
projects that tackle hunger: Freerice.com and Feed Miami.
Following are some updates:
FREERICE.COM - Please continue to log in and play! Such an easy way
to help others. Together, we have donated over 60,000 grains of
rice!!! Ask your teacher how you can get started if you haven't done
FEED MIAMI - The summer months are a
critical time for food pantries in our community. Schools are closed
and food is not available to needy families who count on their children
being fed at school. Please help us with our food drive going on from
now until the end of the school year. Donation collection bags are in
your child's classroom. Together, we have already collected over 200
food items and have donated over 160 meals to other pantries through our Boosterthon Fun Run!
Thanks again for supporting us in our projects to tackle hunger, both in
our community and world-wide.
The Fifth Grade Phenomena
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
Click here to
view detailed information on Career Day.
Click here to
view and print registration form.
VACCINE REQUIREMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS
ENTERING THE 7TH GRADE
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.
THEY WILL NOT BE PERMITTED INTO SCHOOL IN 7TH GRADE WITHOUT THIS VACCINE
Health Form #680 with updated TDAP
(TETANUS-DIPHTHERIA-PERTUSIS) vaccine must be received by
the Vineland office to allow entry into the seventh grade.
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
TO DROP OFF? Turn them in to your classroom teacher
INK AND TONER RECYCLING PROGRAM
Great for the environment and helps keep these products out
of landfills while raising some money for our school
WHAT TO SAVE? Recyclable
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
WHAT TO SAVE? All your store receipts
from the last seven (7)
WHAT TO DO? First, download
the Shoparoo app onto your smart phone,
then snap pictures of your receipts and earn points = money for
When shopping in the following stores, please give them
Vineland's ID# in order to help raise money for our school
TARGET # 40396 (Must be
used in conjunction with Target Cards)
General PTA Meeting
(8:45am in Upper Academy Cafeteria)
April 7 -
SAT Testing Grades K, 1 & 2
(No Lunch Bunch this week)
No School - Teacher Planning Day
April 14 - May 7
(No Lunch Bunch
May 12 -
Teacher Appreciation Week
Take our Sons & Daughters to Work Day
No School - Memorial Day
Upcoming Community Events
Annual Day of the
The Day of the Young Child focuses on the mental, physical and emotional
development of children from birth to eight years of age. This event
includes many organizations throughout the community offering a variety of
early childhood education activities, demonstrations and information.
When: Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: MDC Homestead Campus, Central Lawn
Terrace, Homestead, FL 33030
For more information, please call (305) 237-5134 or
(305) 237-1632. Click here to
for Summer Camp 2014 for Gifted Grades K-8
Math, Arts, Science Achievement (MASA) is a summer program that provides
opportunities for high achieving and gifted students to be in a comfortable
and safe environment with like-minded peers to: comprehend, apply, explore,
analyze, discover, and evaluate concepts while motivating one another.
MASA will provide one scholarship for each grade span: K-2, 3-4, and 5-8.
When: Summer Camp 2014 will take place July 7, 2014 through July 11, 2014.
For further information please see attached flyer or visit: www.masaflorida.org.
Why get involved? How to help your child with school?
Homework practice sheets?