October 15, 2017 Communications Email

Wildcat Walk-a-Thon
Tuesday is the day we have been waiting for - the First Ever Wildcat Walk-a-Thon!  

If you have been waiting to make your donation, wait no longer because time is running out!  Many students and classes are neck and neck in the race to collect the most fundraising dollars.  Your donation could take your student and/or his or her class over the top.  Plus, your donations will support the programming all of our students, teachers and families enjoy, including: field trips, assemblies, family art and bingo nights, the talent show, family education nights and more!

As of Tuesday, we have raised $17,456.79.  That means we reached our first goal and all students have earned an extra 15 minutes of recess.  We are just $2543. 21 away from reaching our $20,000 stretch goal.  If we hit $20,000, Mr. Smith will have a cooler of icy sports drink dumped on his head.  That alone is reason to donate!  The classes currently in the lead are:  1.  Mrs. McDannell’s 3rd Grade Class, 2.  Mrs. Jardine’s 5th Grade Class and 3.  Mrs. Matz’s 1st Grade Class.  Here is a quick video of your kids talking about the Walk in case you missed it:  https://youtu.be/ARmzd2alPAc

Students will be given their Walk-a-Thon T-shirts on Monday.  Please have them wear their shirt to school on Tuesday for the Walk.  

All Pro Dad Breakfast
The first All Pro Dad breakfast of the school year will be held Thurs. Oct. 19, from 7:00 - 8:00 am in the WVES All-Purpose Room.  The topic of discussion will be “Responsibility”.  You can read more about this program on our PTA website. RSVP to Mike Frederick at freds131@verizon.net. We look forward to seeing you and your child(ren) at this event.

PTA Meeting
Join us for the next PTA General Meeting on Wed., Oct. 18 at 6:00 pm in the WVES Library.  This is a great way to be “in the know” about all the latest WV happenings.  All are welcome to attend.  Our special guest speaker will be Kevin Smith, Chief of Security and School Safety at OJRSD.  

Chick-fil-a Spirit Night
Join us for a Spirit Night to benefit WVES at the Chick-fil-A in Lionville on Oct. 26 between 5:00 - 7:30 pm!  A portion of sales from this event will benefit the WV PTA.  Eat in the restaurant or go through the drive-thru.  We will also have a prize wheel that you can spin to win a prize!

Pancake Breakfast
Save-the-date for our upcoming Pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Lionville.  This popular event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4.  Details coming soon!  

After-School Martial Arts Program
Keep your eyes peeled for a flier to come home about our upcoming Martial Arts program for grades 1 - 3.  Details coming home in backpacks soon.

Monday is Day 3.
Have a great week!

Lyn Noon

October 8, 2017 Communications Email

Hello -

Wildcat Walk-a-Thon
We would like to thank our newest sponsor,  Metro Laser Exton!  
Be sure to check in on Tally Tuesday to see our latest total in funds raised. The walk is less than 2 weeks away, but there is still time to donate.
Please check out our video:  https://youtu.be/ARmzd2alPAc

Reading Incentive
Each month students can fill in a calendar with the time that they've read and earn great rewards! Read at least 20 minutes a day for at least 20 days in the month and turn in your calendar (to your teacher or the front office) and a fun reward will come your way early the next month!  Calendars can be printed from our website.

Reflections
The Reflections Art contest deadline is November 15, 2017.  Students who would like to participate should work on a project in any (or several) of the following categories and submit it to school (details for submission to follow):  visual arts, film production, dance choreography, photography, literature, music composition. Students just need to tie their entry in to the theme  Within Reach. Details for the program can be found here
12 students entered Reflections last year - let's beat that this year!

All Pro Dad Breakfast
The first All Pro Dad Breakfast of this school year will be held on Thursday, October 19. Dads are invited to school from 7-8:00 am to have breakfast with their kid(s) and discuss a topic - "Responsibility."  Mike Frederick leads the discussion and there is a lot of father/child interaction and it is a great way to start the morning! Breakfast is served as you walk in; if you are able to donate an item, please sign up here. If you plan to attend the breakfast, please RSVP to Mike Frederick

Save the date of Wednesday, October 18 for the next PTA Meeting.  It will be held at 6:00 pm in the school library.

There is no school on Monday. 
Tuesday will be Day 4.

Have a great week!

Lyn Noon

October 1, 2017 Communications Email

We are just 2 weeks away from our 1st annual Wildcat Walk-a-Thon.  If you haven't sent out your postcards yet, there is still time!  Remember, donations can be made via check/cash or online at http://www.westvincentpta.org

Why donate?  All of the funds raised during the Walk-a-Thon support field trips, assemblies and other social and educational programs throughout the year, including Bingo Night, Family Art Night, Book Fairs, Masterminds Club, Publishing Center and more!  Every student at West Vincent benefits from your generosity!

Every Tuesday is "Tally Tuesday."  Last Tuesday, we announced that we already generated over $9000 in donations!  Remember, if we raise $15,000, every class will receive an additional 15 minutes of recess.  If we raise $20,000, an entire cooler of Gatorade will be dumped on Mr. Smith.  That alone is reason to donate!  If everyone donates even a few dollars, we will reach our goals!  Last Tuesday, we also announced the top 3 classrooms - #1 Mrs. McDannell (3rd grade), #2 Mrs. Jardine (5th grade), #3 Mrs. Snow (PM Kindergarten).  Be sure to check in to the West Vincent PTA Facebook page on Tuesday for updated totals and winners.

Because the Walk funds so many great programs at West Vincent, ALL students are winners!  However, there are some great prizes too:

The top fundraiser from each grade will carry the Wildcat Walk-a-Thon banner on Walk day. 

Top 3 Indiviudal Fundraisers:

1st prize - FREE Chik-Fil-A for a YEAR!

2nd prize - Lunch Bunch for you and 3 friends for a month

3rd prize - Cooking party with The Crafty Chef

Top Class Prize:

Chik-Fil-A lunch party!

Raffle Prizes - every student will receive 1 raffle ticket.  Additional raffle tickets are given for every additional $20 raised.  Some of the raffle prizes include: Passes to Urban Air Trampoline Park, passes to the Turkey Hill Experience, gift cards to local restaurants, popular book series and more!

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year!  We appreciate your help, enabling us to reach our goals and continue to provide the amazing programs that makes West Vincent Elementary so special!

 

All Pro Dad

West Vincent Dads, help us kick off Year 9 of the All Pro Dad program!  The first PTA-sponsored All Pro Dad breakfast of the 2017-2018 school year will be held Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 7:00-8:00 am in the WVES All-Purpose Room.  The topic of discussion will be "Responsibility". You can read more about this program on our website. Please rsvp to Mike Frederick at freds131@verizon.net, and if you are able to donate a food item, please click here to sign up. We look forward to seeing you and your child(ren) October 19.

Save the date of Wednesday, October 18 for the next PTA Meeting.  It will be held at 6:00 pm in the school library.

Monday is Day 4. 

Have a great week!

Lyn Noon

First All Pro Dad Breakfast Of The Year - Oct. 19, 7-8 am

West Vincent Dads, help us kick off Year 9 of the All Pro Dad program!  The first PTA-sponsored All Pro Dad breakfast of the 2017-2018 school year will be held Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 7:00-8:00 am in the WVES All-Purpose Room.  The topic of discussion will be "Responsibility".  Please rsvp to Mike Frederick at freds131@verizon.net, and if you are able to donation a food item, please use the following link to sign up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c48acae2d6-allpro5   

We look forward to seeing you and your child(ren) October 19.

Walk To School Day - October 4, 2017

Join students, families, and school leaders on October 4 to celebrate the benefits of walking to school during International Walk to School Day.

Students can gather in the parking lot of the Henrietta Hankin Library and will walk as a group along the path the West Vincent Elementary School.  In conjunction with the West Vincent Police Department, Chester County District Attorney’s office and the staff of West Vincent we will be meeting at the Henrietta Hankin Library parking from 7:45 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. At 8:00 a.m. the assembled group will walk from the library to the school.  Police will be on hand to stop traffic along Rt. 401 at the time of crossing.

This has been a great way to start the day in the past and we are looking forward to it again this year!

September 10, 2017 Communications Email

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Summer Box Tops Challenge.  We had 46 participants, and we raised $230.  I would like to congratulate the following winners of the $10 Dairy Queen gift card:

K - Gery - Elliot Bender

1st - Matz - Izzy Crawhorn

2nd - Feldman - Brianna Atkins

3rd - Cooney - Zach Hashem

4th - Roderick - Macksym Fedun

5th - Flexner - Marissa Katen

6th - Shultz - Jack Sawicki

Our next box tops challenge will take place in October and will be a classroom challenge.  Please stay tuned for dates.

If you haven't done so, please submit your information to be published in our Family Directory. Every family will receive a complimentary copy from the PTA to use throughout the year. You can choose what information is to be published - email, phone numbers, address, or all of it! It is a very handy tool and works well when as many families as possible participate. Information is due on Friday, September 15, 2017.

   [The deadline has passed for entering your info.]

Mark your calendars so that you can attend our first PTA Meeting of the school year - Monday, September 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the school library.

If you missed purchasing Spirit Wear at the Back to School Bash, there is still an opportunity to do so.  The PTA will have spirit wear available for purchase during the Back to School nights this week.  In addition, we are hosting an online spirit wear sale, that offers extended sizes and styles, including long sleeve tees and hoodie sweatshirts!  The online sale is available 9/8-9/22.  No orders will be accepted after 9/22.  Orders will be delivered to the classroom at the beginning of October.  Please visit http://www.valleyprint.co/west-vincent-elementary/ to place your order.  The password is wildcat17.

Monday is Day 4.
Have a great week!

Lyn Noon