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Vineland K-8 Center PTA E-Newsletter 

September 29, 2013 

Cervantes Outstanding Student Essay Winner 


We would like to recognize fifth grade Spanish student Kailyn Torres, in Ms. Riera's class, for her outstanding essay on Hispanic Heritage and Culture.   


She is Vineland K-8 Center's Cervantes Outstanding Student Essay Contest winner for 5th grade.   We are extremely proud that Kailyn Torres' writing piece is representing our school!

Great Job Kailyn. 


Click here to read her essay. 


Pick-up Line

We need your help.  Please place your sign with the child's name on the dashboard when in line for pick up.  It makes the pick up process smoother and quicker for those waiting in line.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Fall BoxTops Contest Extended 




The Fall Box Tops contest has been extended to October 21st.  Please submit as many Box Tops as possible since the first submission deadline is October 30th.


Halloween Costume Fundraiser


Go to to order your costumes today! 

Click here to view flyer. 

Fall Festival 


Our annual Fall Festival is right around the corner and in order to make this a very successful event we need your help.

Committee Meeting.
  The next meeting will be Friday, October 4, 2013 at 8:45am in the cafeteria.  Anyone interested in volunteering is invited to attend.

Face Painter Needed.  Do you have experience face painting? Are you creative? Do you know someone who does and may be able to donate face painting services for our fall festival?  Contact Katherine Schain at (305) 877-4455.  

Silent Auction.  In the past, our Silent Auction has been a great and fun way to raise funds for our school and this is where you come in!  Many of you have great contacts in the community that may be willing to donate something for Silent Auction such as a dinner for two to a great restaurant, perhaps a Dolphin Swim experience at the Miami Seaquarium or the donation can be something simple like theater tickets or a gift certificate for some services.  Feel free to be creative and remember make the basket something you too would be interested in bidding on!!! 

All businesses that contribute to our Silent Auction will be mentioned in the E-blast and during the Fall Festival.  Contributions/donations are tax deductible so make sure to pass along the information below when asking for the donation! If you would like a drafted letter to send to someone you think may want to make a Silent Auction Donation please contact Maria Tomczak at
Baskets.  We have already started receiving great items and are in need of fillers for these baskets.  Click here to view a list of the items already donated with suggested filler ideas.  If you would like to donate fillers, please send them in and address the bag or envelope to Maria Tomczak - SILENT AUCTION.

Media Center News 


We would like to thank Mr. Bautista and Ricky James for providing the muscle on the last day of the Scholastic Book Fair as we packed up all the books and carts!  You worked hard and helped us finish with record speed. Thanks again to ALL the volunteers!

Students will start to notice new magazines trickling in to the library.  This is thanks to a Vineland student!  Last year 5th grader Isabella Martinez from Ms. Calero's class noticed that many of the library's magazines were outdated.  When she mentioned this, I explained that the subscriptions had expired and money was tight to renew them.  She first asked if she could donate some of her American Girl magazines which are very popular and are quickly checked out.  She then got her parents involved and asked if they could donate a subscription of American Girl to the library.  Imagine my surprise when I received a generous donation to buy not just American Girl but Sports Illustrated Kids, National Geographic Kids and 4 others!  Isabella is now in 6th grade at Vineland and her gift to the library will continue on. 

Thank you, Isabella, for quietly fixing a problem for all the Vineland students!  You deserve these accolades.  

Thank you, 


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    
through October1st       Online Scholastic Book Fair
October 9           Walk to School Day
October 15         School Picture Day/Individual Photos
October 22-31    Red Ribbon Week
October 31         Halloween Parade (Pre-K - 1st Grade)
November 2       Fall Festival
November 8       NO SCHOOL - Teacher Planning Day
November 11     NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
Upcoming Community Events    

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Presents The ARSHT FAMILIES IMAGINATION BALL
The Arsht Center celebrates its inaugural family-friendly gala with an afternoon of interactive fun, whimsical treats and live performances!
Featured Artist:David Garibaldi from America's Got Talent
Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
Lynn Wolfson Stage - Ziff Ballet Opera House


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