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Vineland K-8 Center PTA E-Newsletter 



March 9, 2014  

Scholastic Book Fair


Scholastic Book Fair is back, starting on Monday! Please remember when sending money with your kids: tax is not included in the advertised pricing.  Make sure to send the correct amount, so we don't have any disappointed kiddos going home without the books they want. We look forward to another successful book fair!!
Book Fair Dates:      03/10/2014 - 03/14/2014

Shopping Hours:     Mon.,Tues.,Thurs., Fri. 8:45am - 3:30pm

    Wed 8:45am - 2:30pm

Where:                   Media Center


Check with your child's teacher for the time the class will attend.


If you're all booked up this week, be sure to visit the Book Fair online at

All online orders ship for FREE to the school, after the Online Fair has ended. ONLINE. Our Online Fair is available for an extended time from 03/02/2014 to 03/22/2014.  Share the online link with out of town relatives and the books get delivered for free to our school!  Don't forget to look for your teacher's online Wish List and add a book or two to your order for their classroom library. Click on the Classroom Wish List tab to see if your teacher is participating.  


Benefits of Online Shopping:

  • Convenient access 24 hours a day from 03/02/14 
  • Expanded selection for ALL ages-preschool to adult
  • Send a wish list to invite family and friends to shop
  • Search for books by category, grade, age & price
  • ALL purchases benefit our school
  • FREE shipping directly to our school (orders will be sent home with your child) 

We look forward to having you participate in our Fair, and remember, all purchases benefit our school.




Student of the Month & Character Trait Award
A very special CONGRATULATIONS to our

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



Alessandro Aguirre(Larson)                           

Justin Serrano (Gonzalez), Sevastian Morales (Fornaris),
Michael Russo (Radell/Vargas), Ryan Ragan (Sardinas)
First Grade
Miles Rosell (Carson), Katherine Stewart (Carter), Miranda Capote (Diaz), Kaitlyn Quigley (Garcia), Vincenzo Hernandez (Delgado)

Second Grade               
Absalon Cortes (Blandon), Shirley Hendricks (D'Adesky), Valeria Zuniga (Fletcher), Gean-carlo Dejesus (Foote), Erica Kong (Hart), Jaylen Bedoya (Valdes)                                       

Third Grade
Michelle Flores (Fernandez), Mariana Tejada (Gonzalez), Abby Diaz (Rosen), Natalie  Martinez (Samuels), Jordan Klurman (Irigoyen)           
Fourth Grade
Armon Strothers (Gonzalez), Arianna Longenberger (Haggins), Andres Jimenez (Hill), Aidan Finnieston (Moreno), Cing  Huai (Burger/Sellek)        

Fifth Grade        
Ariana Montesinos (Calero), Joshua Romer (Rodriguez), Sophia Zaldua (Donet), Sebastian Rosa (Morales), Ethan Pfeiffer (Sanchez), Sydney Lockhart (Smith)  

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


Counselor's Corner



school counselor

March 10-14, 2014 Vineland will participate in the Great Kindness Challenge. All students will receive a Great Kindness Challenge checklist (in English and Spanish).
Students w complete a large number of items will be recognized on the morning announcements and their checklists will be posted on a Wall of Fame. Additionally, there will be Morning Announcement videos on kindness and classroom activities focusing on kindness. It's going to be a fantastic week!

Click here for checklist in English and here for Spanish.


Free Internet for Six Months

Comcast announced this week that it is expanding the Internet Essentials Program.  This program assists low income families in getting internet access at home.  Families with a student that qualifies for Free/Reduced lunch services are eligible to take advantage of this offer.  The ability to access the internet at home allows for a better link between home and school.  Any family that signs up during this period will receive six months of free internet service.

In order to take advantage of this opportunity applications must be completed by March 18, 2014. 

Click here to view flyer.    



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 305-378-0776).


Click here to view detailed information on Career Day.

Click here to view and print registration form.   



General PTA Meeting all PTA members!!

You are all invited to a Special General PTA meeting on 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!


7th Grade Immunizations


The Florida 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.


Health Form #680 with updated TDAP (TETANUS-DIPHTHERIA-PERTUSIS) vaccine must be received by the Vineland office to allow entry into the seventh grade. 


Ongoing Fundraisers



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


March 10-14                 Scholastic Book Fair 
                                   Great Kindness Week
March 17                      Field Day
                                   Grade 2    9am - 11am
                                   Grade 3    noon - 2:30pm
March 18                      Field Day
                                   Grade 4    9am - 11am
                                   Grade 5    noon - 2:30pm
March 19                      Field Day
                                   Pre-K & Kindergarten
                                   8:45am - 10:25am
                                   Grade 1    11:30am - 1:30pm
March 21                      No School - Teacher Planning Day
March 24-28                 No School - Spring Break

April 3                          General PTA Meeting

                                          (8:45am in Upper Academy Cafeteria)

April 18                        No School - Teacher Planning Day
April 22 - May 7            FCAT Testing
                                   (No Lunch Bunch these two weeks)

May 12 - 16                  Teacher Appreciation Week
May 15                         Take our Sons & Daughters to Work Day
May 21                         Career Day
May 26                         No School - Memorial Day


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