Important Message from Vineland K-8 Center PTA

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Vineland K-8 Center PTA E-Newsletter 



November 24, 2013 

No School Days 


no school day

Thursday, November 28    Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 29         Thanksgiving Recess 


Individual Picture Make-ups/Retakes

Individual picture make-ups and retakes will be taken tomorrow, November 25.



Science Fair

Visit the Elementary Science Fair on Monday November 25th in the school cafeteria from 4:30 - 6:30 PM.  Fourth and fifth grade students submitted individual projects.  Come see these interesting scientific inquiries and see what top projects will go on to represent Vineland at the District Science Fair.  See you Monday evening. 



Thank you to those who have donated food items. These are the things we still are in desperate need of:
1) Rice
2) Stuffing
3) Beans
4) Canned Meats/Tuna
5) Cooking Oil

Please take all donated food items to your child's classrooms. UA SGA members will pick up items starting on Monday, November 25th.

These families really need our help. Let's show them what ThanksGIVING really means!!!

Thank you Vineland families, for all your amazing support!



Double Shoparoo Points on Black Friday  


nullDOUBLE your Roo Points when you upload your Black Friday receipts on Black Friday!

On November 29, Shoparoo will award double the Roo Points when you upload your Black Friday receipts within an hour of your purchase.  Remember, you can submit more than just grocery-related receipts this holiday season -- that means you'll also get double the Roo Points for Black Friday purchases from toy, department, electronics, home improvement, and office supply stores!

Keep an eye out for special Black Friday surveys for even more ways to earn.

Visit for more information.  Start making room for double the donations.  Now that's something to be thankful for!



Toy Drive

The Vineland Voyagers are once again collecting NEW UNWRAPPED TOYS for underprivileged children.

If you would like to join in and help make the holidays

brighter for a child, please bring your new unwrapped toys, books, backpacks, games, art supplies and sports equipment etc. to Mrs. Rosen and Mrs. Burger in Room 304. The toys will be donated to needy children.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!!!



Support Our Troops

We've extended our deadline to December 3rd!!!

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.

There is a box set up in the Main Office 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


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 entry.

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 professional quality.

If you have any questions or concerns, email

Click here to view flyer with contest rules.



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 25      Science Fair (4:30pm - 6:30pm in Cafeteria)

November 25      Individual Picture Retakes

November 28-29 Thanksgiving Recess
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    



Madeline's Christmas
Actors' Playhouse 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.

Holiday performances:
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.


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