K-8 CENTER 2013 THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
Sponsored by The Upper Academy
Let's work together and help those less fortunate in our
community this Thanksgiving.
We are collecting food items during the week of November 18th - November
Below is a list of the items:
PK Brownie Mix and Bread Mix
K Cranberry Sauce, Chicken Broth and Stuffing Mix
1 Cake mix and Frosting or Cornbread Mix
2 Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Canned Soups
3 Cooking Oil and Canned Meats
4 Canned Fruit and Canned Juice
5 Canned Vegetables, Boxed Jello and Pudding Mix
6 Spaghetti and Spaghetti Sauce
7 Boxed Mac and Cheese, Canned Sweet Potatoes/Yams
8 Bags of Rice and Beans
Please turn in donated food items to your teacher.
Upper Academy SGA members will pick up items starting on Monday, November
Thanks for your support.
Thank you to the following NJHS members who
are participating in the Mentoring/Tutoring Program here at Vineland: Evan
Bourque, Guy Stokes, Jean Pierr Escalona, Tiana Headley, Celimar Mion,
Nicholas Calero, Doris Benjamin, Carina Iamuno, Raquel Morales, Matthew
Roca, Emily Riggenbach, Alex Pascual, Eric Diaz, Jarmani Citronelle,
Savannah Gossweiler, Seba Huerta, Diamond Taylor, Ryan Kaufman, Kalia
Richardson, Sophia Beceiro, Lauren Zaldua, Reed Hacker, Zachary Torres, and
Hannah Dietz. These students are helping Elementary students every week for
30-60 minutes and making a huge difference! It's great to be a K-8 Center
where we have the older students helping the younger students.
A shout out also to NJHS and Upper Academy Student Council for assisting
with Mix It Up Day on 10/30/13 during lunch time. They helped the younger
students to have conversations with peers and make new friends.
Red Ribbon Essay Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of this year's
Red Ribbon Week Essay Contest. These students wrote exceptional
essays on the topic:
A Healthy Me is Drug Free
Ana Blanco: 5th Smith / Sanchez
Peter Vandervlugt: 3rd Fernandez
Matthew Cabeza: 2nd Grade Blandon
You can read their essays by clicking here.
Do The Right Thing Winners
Congratulations to the following students who were awarded
Do The Right Thing for October / November:
Alexandra Tacoronte-Ms. Fornaris Kindergarten
This student demonstrates exemplar behavior and character. She is always
cooperative, helpful, and polite to all who come in contact with her. She
puts forth all her efforts to follow directions and complete assignments.
She shows a positive attitude at all times.
Gabrielle Hernandez- Ms. Gonzalez 3rd Grade
Gabrielle is an exemplary student in many ways. She is a hard worker and
puts forth much effort into her school work. Homework is done nightly and
turned in on time. Most importantly, she is kind and willing to help any of
Luis Mateo- Ms. Carter 1st Grade
Luis is very kind to everyone. He works hard every day to complete his
assignments. He uses good manners with everyone. He is also very forgiving.
Alina Paz- Ms. Rodriguez 5th Grade
Alina is a very friendly student. She plays with all students. She is
encouraging. Other students follow her lead and include all students in
Gun Safety Awareness Week
School Safety is our #1 Concern
During the week of November 18-22, MDCPS will conduct a campaign with Youth
Crime Watch at all our elementary schools regarding awareness of not
handling weapons and taking a pledge to be weapons free. The "No Guns and Weapons in my
School" Campaign will be highlighted and instituted at
all of our schools in Miami-Dade County. School Resource Officers
(SRO) will address secondary students in person in as many schools as
possible with this message.
We need to win this war because we choose to protect our youngsters. We
need community cooperation and participation. Help us to keep our kids safe
take the pledge: "No Guns and Weapons in my School."
Click here to read more about
Parental Involvement In Education Video Contest
Governor Scott recently proclaimed November as Parental Involvement in
Education Month. To highlight the important role parents play in their
children's academic success, the Florida Department of Education is hosting
a video contest for parents.
All Florida parents are encouraged to participate. Do you volunteer in your
child's classroom, create learning activities at home or come up with
creative ways to stay involved? These are just a few ideas for your video
Submissions must be no longer than 45 seconds and convey how you stay
involved and engaged in your child's education. Submit your video entry by
tweeting the video (or video link) to @educationfl
or posting the video on the department's Facebook
page by Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Remember, videos do not have to be
If you have any questions or concerns, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view flyer with
We congratulate Christian Vallori. He was awarded the
Certificate of Achievement in Kindness this November. Joanna Ibarcena
was chosen as the Student of the Month in November for Blandon's Busy
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
Shoparoo Adds Retailers for December
Shoparoo is going to allow WHAT??
This holiday season, Shoparoo is accepting receipts from more of your
favorite retailers! That means even more money for Vineland!!!
For the first time ever, Shoparoo-ers will be able to earn donations from
receipts outside the grocery world. From now until the end of December,
your charity will get 20 Roo Points every time you snap a receipt from one
of the stores listed here.
All of your normal grocery-related receipts (including those from your
favorite toy, pet, beauty, and baby stores) will still earn Roo Points like
they always do.
This is a GREAT opportunity for us to get some mega points in for the
holiday season...resulting in $$ for Vineland K-8 Center!
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
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 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
The first class to reach 100% membership will receive a
Below is the membership
form, directory and volunteer sign up form:
Vineland PTA Membership Form
Vineland PTA Directory
Vineland PTA Volunteer Sign Up Form
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
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. Donet 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 our school.
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
November 25 Science Fair (5pm
- 7pm in Cafeteria)
Individual Picture Retakes
December 9-13 Used Book Sale
December 23 - January
5 Winter Recess
January 15 MDCPS
Magnet School Applications Deadline
January 17 No School
- Teacher Planning Day
January 20 No School
- Dr Martin Luther King Jr.'s
Upcoming Community Events
'Miracle on 136th Street' Holiday Parade at The Falls
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 4:00pm - 10:00pm
2013 Celebrity Grand Marshal is Stefanie Scott from Disney Channel's
See local marching bands, bag pipers, stilt walkers, a junkanoo band,
Brazilians dancers, a Dixieland Band, local dignitaries, costumed
characters, celebrities and more. Culminating with the arrival of Santa,
the Miracle on 136th Street Parade promises to be one of the biggest
spectacles of the Holidays. Sponsored by Mercedes Benz Of Cutler Bay and
AT&T. Free and open to the public, this year's Holiday Parade benefits
the South Dade YMCA Family Center (http://ow.ly/bF3Xj).
Actors' Playouse at the Miracle Theatre
November 22 - December 22, 2013
"All Kids Included" Sensory-Friendly Saturday Performance on
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11 a.m.
Saturday, December 21 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 22 at 3 p.m.
This holiday favorite begins with the classic storybook line, "In an
old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in
two straight lines." From there, the day begins like any other day for
the girls and their caretaker Miss Clavel, but soon ends in disaster when
everyone except Madeline gets the flu. Saddened that they may not be able
to go home for Christmas, the girls and Miss Clavel take to their beds. Can
Madeline save the day for everyone with the assistance of a mysterious Rug
Merchant? Join Madeline and her friends live on stage at the Miracle
Theatre find out how and discover a little holiday magic for yourself.
Why get involved? How to help your child with school?
Homework practice sheets?