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Vineland K-8 Center PTA E-Newsletter 



November 10, 2013 

No School Days  


no school day 

Monday, November 11 Veteran's Day




Staff Member of the Month


Mr. Madrigal is October's Staff Member of the Month.  He is always ready and willing to fix anything in the building. Even when it is not his assigned day at Vineland, he is always just a phone call away. Mr. Madrigal gladly does all kinds of jobs, from getting the air conditioning back up and running to hanging bookshelves and putting furniture together. He is a man of all trades!  


Listeners / Oyentes Program 



Training to become a Special Volunteer for the Listeners / Oyentes Program will be held at Vineland K-8 Center on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 9am - 12noon.   


A Listener is a supportive special adult, not a fixer, rescuer or advisor. The goal of the Listener is to join the student's world without judgment. Listeners are not expected to solve the student's problems. The Listener is there to help build a student's positive self-esteem and empower the student to develop their own excellent problem-solving skills.


All Listeners have the opportunity to participate in a training session and monthly workshops to sharpen their listening skills.   


Click here for more information about the Listener program or speak to Mrs. Moreland, School Counselor.   



Upper Academy News

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Supporting Our Troops
Vineland wants to thank our veterans and active duty servicemen and women this holiday season.  We are asking the children to write holiday cards to thank the soldiers and wish them a happy holiday season.

Please turn in your cards to the Main Office by Friday
Nov. 22nd.  There is a box set up to collect all your amazing cards.  We will be sending out our holiday wishes and showing our Vineland pride.

Thank you in advance

Vineland PTA



Fall Festival


We will be dedicating a special eblast to thank all our wonderful volunteers and our amazing sponsors.  We want to make sure our lists are up to date. Thank You for your patience.

Carmen Font, PTA President



Silent Auction Baskets

We have a couple of baskets left.  If you are interested in these great deals, click here to see what's available.  Email Maria Tomczak at to coordinate a time to view them.



BoxTops Contest 




Congratulations to the Vineland community as we were able to submit over 11,000 Box Tops for the November 1st submission deadline!  We are 1/3 of the way to our goal for this year! 


Click here to view and print the Thanksgiving Collection Sheet for the children!  Color them and have the children write what they are thankful for, and we will display them for all to see!  Don't forget to include your name, teacher's name and grade!


The Upper Academy contest starts on November 12th and runs through February 18th, the first grade level as a whole (6th, 7th or 8th) that submits 5,000 Box Tops by the deadline wins a Pizza Party! This is approximately 50 Box Tops per student!  Please submit the Box Tops in a sealed envelope or zip bag with your name and grade level to the main office or to Mrs. Vaccaro!

The Fall Box Tops contest winners are: 


1st PLACE:   5th Grade - Morales

Tied for 2nd:1st Grade - Carson;3rd Grade - Rosen/Burger

Tied for 3rd: 5th Grade - Donet;Kindergarten - Radell/Vargas

Tied for 4th: Kindergarten - K Gonzalez;2nd Grade - Blandon

Tied for 5th:1st Grade - Diaz; 3rd Grade - Fernandez

1st Class with 100% Participation - 1st Grade - Carter  



PTA Membership Drive



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. Donet 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    



November 11      NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day

November 13      Science Fair Projects Due

November 25      Science Fair

November 25      Individual Picture Retakes

November 28-29 Thanksgiving Recess



Upcoming Community Events    



Autism Speaks and UM-NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) invite all employees to join them for a town hall meeting regarding small businesses that employ individuals with autism.

*    Featuring small business leaders.

*    DATE: November 11, 2013.

*    LOCATION: Neuman Alumni Center, University of Miami,
6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL  33146

*    TIME: 7:00 p.m.

*    People with ASD, family members, employment service providers and small business owners are invited to join in an engaging discussion.

For more information about parking and to RSVP, email


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