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Vineland K-8 Center PTA E-Newsletter 

November 3, 2013 

No School Days  

no school day  

Friday, November 8     Teacher Planning Day
Monday, November 11 Veteran's Day


Student of the Month 

A very special CONGRATULATIONS to our
October 2013 Students of the Month!

Christina Hing(Larson)               

Mia Rodriguez(Gonzalez), Andrew Milan(Fornaris),
Michael Russo(Radell/Vargas), Diego Astudillo(Sardinas)          

First Grade
Heera Harikumar(Carson), Archer Finnieston(Carter),
Victoria Martin-Lemarchand(Diaz), Olivia Pizzi(Garcia),
Nielsun Sanchez(Delgado)           

Second Grade
Bryce Cases(Blandon), Brandon Jager(D'Adesky),
Sophia Sanchez(Fletcher), Reynold Gonzalez(Foote),
Brianna Rick(Hart), Stephanie Wallen(Valdes)              
Third Grade
Adrian Pascual(Fernandez), Ian Meza(Gonzalez),
Ryan Phinney(Rosen/Burger), Christopher Andreu(Samuels),
Lucas Jimenez(Irigoyen)           
Fourth Grade
William Espinoza(Gonzalez), Carly Stokes(Haggins),
Carlos Mion(Hill), Kayla Perez-Fontaine(Moreno),
Tyler Bravo(Sellek)   
Fifth Grade
Maya Hill(Calero), Jingzhi Su(Rodriguez),
Alexandra Crespin(Donet), Josue Miranda(Morales),
Afanaisa Richardson(Sanchez), Kylah Poyser(Smith)


Fall Festival 

Fall Festival was an enormous success! Fun was had and memories were made that will last a lifetime!

Thank you to all the Vineland families for coming out and supporting your school and having a great time in the process. A special thank you to all the parent and student volunteers who helped with the planning and running of this event. It would not have been possible without you! 

Our special Vineland family is what helps make Vineland K-8 Center a school like no other!

Thanks again Vineland!
Thank You 

I want to give a special thanks to Katherine Schain for taking on the chairperson role for our FANTASTIC Fall Festival.  Yo
u did an amazing job.

A BIG THANKS to Maria Tomczak
for making this years Silent Auction an awesome event. And last but not least, Yolanda Perez for her help with the vendor marketplace and food vendors.

Carmen Font, PTA President

Vineland's Own! Shining in Our Community 
Vineland's very own 8th grader, Noah Nesenman shows spirit of community with an act of kindness.  Noah Nesenman is an avid and accomplished athlete.  He has figured out a way to play basketball and to bring it to his fellow adolescents while keeping costs to a minimum.  Click here to read more about the great things Noah is working on.  

Red Ribbon Door Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Red Ribbon door contest winners, Mrs.Larson's Pre-K class, and Mrs. Blandon's 2nd grade class! Take a look at the winning door designs: Special kudos go out to all the classes that participated. The competition was tough....all the doors were awesome!


Happy Birthday Ms. Franklin 

through Friday, twice a day, Anna Franklin - "Miss Annie" - gets kids and their families safely across the busy street to and from school. Rain or shine, Miss Annie is there, quick with a smile and friendly wave. When asked "how are you today" she ALWAYS replies: "I AM BLESSED, HOW ARE YOU"?
This nice lady turned 78 years young this past Wednesday, October 30th.

Cheers to you, Miss Annie.... may you celebrate many more birthdays in great health. You are truly an inspiration and a great example to ALL.
Teacher Raffle Winners


Congratulations to the winners of the Teacher Raffle.
Click here to see if you won.

Silent Auction Baskets 


We had a great silent auction benefiting Vineland K-8 Center.  We sold over 140 baskets. There are 18 baskets remaining.  Including fitness, home remodeling, gymnastics, dance, golf, salons, baseball, photographer, music, painting, My Gym and more. 

If you are interested in any baskets, please stop by the Media Center Monday morning after drop off or email Maria Tomczak at to coordinate a time to view them.

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.   


AA Uniform Sale 

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 8        NO SCHOOL - Teacher Planning Day
November 11      NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
November 13      Science Fair Projects Due
November 25      Science Fair
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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