WVES PTA Communications 11/11/2018

Don't forget... our Book Fair starts TOMORROW, Monday Nov. 12 and runs through Thursday Nov. 15.  School shopping hours have been scheduled by your child's teacher, but additional shopping hours have been arranged for Wednesday evening, Nov. 14 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm.  We look forward to seeing you and your child at the fair this week!
Make shopping easy for your child be registering with Scholastic's free prepayment option called eWallet.  To learn more, visit the West Vincent page on Scholastic's website.
Volunteer - We still have MANY slots unfilled and are in need of volunteers, especially on Wednesday and Thursday.  Won't you please consider helping us? Visit the signup genius to sign up now!

REMINDER: Reflections Art Contest Entries are due by the end of the day tomorrow, Monday Nov. 12. Students can submit their entry at the front office.

The PTA is thrilled to offer another after-school program this year. 
BOOK CLUB - for grades 1-3
Join us for this educational and interactive book club led by local librarian, Kate Woodworth. Students can come to listen to a story, make a craft and share their thoughts on what they heard. Book Club is a FREE program for kids in grades 1-3 and will take place 11/29, 12/6, 12/13 and 12/20 immediately after school until 4:15 pm. Families will need to arrange to pick up their student.  Registration begins Monday, November 12 at 6:00 pm through www.westvincentpta.org. SPACE IS LIMITED AND REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  If selected, you will be sent a permission slip a few days after registration, or notification will be send that you will be added to a waitlist.  For more info. contact Cindy Hutcheson.

Mark your calendar: the next PTA general membership meeting will be held Tuesday, November 13 at 7 pm in the West Vincent Elementary library. (this is a change from the original date of Nov. 12.)

Join us on Wed., November 14 for The Brain Show, a highly regarded FREE family fun night! The Brain Show is as close as you can get to a real, live game show.  Doors will open at 5:30, and The Brain Show starts at 6:30. Please take the extra time available to shop the Book Fair. We are asking each family to donate a shelf stable item as your entrance fee to The Brain Show.

Family Arts Night will return on Friday, November 30 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Participants will be lead in painting a canvas project to be cherished for years to come (trust me - they're adorable!) A registration link will go live on Monday at 6:00 pm. Look for it under the 'Featured News' section of our PTA homepage.

The next All Pro Dad breakfast will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 7:00 - 8:00 am in the WVES all-purpose room.  The topic of discussion will be Positivity.  Please RSVP here.  Please signup here if you are able to bring a food donation.  We look forward to seeing you December 6!  

Monday is Day 2.
Have a great week!

Lyn Noon

The Brain Show Is Coming Nov. 14

Join us on Wed., November 14 for The Brain Show, a highly regarded FREE family fun night! The Brain Show is as close as you can get to a real, live game show. 

Doors will open at 5:30, and The Brain Show starts at 6:30. Please take the extra time available to shop the Book Fair.

We are asking each family to donate a shelf stable item as your entrance fee to The Brain Show.

WVES PTA Communications 10/28/2018

Walk-a-Thon
Congratulations West Vincent, we are pleased to announce that our final tally for the 2018 Wildcat Walk-a-Thon was $31,262.36.  We also want to announce our top 3 earning classes.  In 3rd place, winning Unique pretzel tins for the entire class was Ms. Remigio's 2nd-grade class. In 2nd place, winning a Carmine's Pizza lunch was Mrs. Day's 4th-grade class.  The first place class, winning a Chick-fil-A breakfast delivered by the cow was Mrs. Verwys' kindergarten class.  Congrats to our top earning classes!  We are pleased to announce our top three individual earners.  In third place, winning a week at Miss Betty's Day Camp was Christoper Strawbridge.  In second place, winning a Craft Chef Party was Denali Yerram.  And our top individual earner, winning a $250 Target gift card was Aanika Juvvadi. Finally, the following students all won a raffle prize:  Eva Cottone, Armaan Bhagwanjee, Nik Medovich, Gavin Siwicki, Ava Nelson, Harrison Kee, Brynlee Inselman, John Kolter, Anna Grace Howell, Sabari Divisha Jambili, Aanika Juvvadi, Anna Wornson, Elijah Wilson, Cooper Siwicki, Bella Scott, Brian Hoezle, Makenna Kanavy, Greg Moses, Ryan Matthews, Travis Billesbach-Scholl, Ava Hussey, Megan Davidson (2) and Zoe Pavlides.Thanks to everyone for a great Walk-a-Thon.  We can't wait to walk again next year!

International Night
Mrs. Flexner and Mrs. Vanemon are getting excited for West Vincent’s International Night.  They are still in need of volunteers to work at the passport stamping station for 1 hour time slots.  If you are able to, please sign up here.
Please watchthis videowith information about the event!

SEL Breakfast
In a partnership between the PTA and West Vincent Elementary School, we will be hosting the second breakfast of our Social Emotional Breakfast Series on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 9 at 7:30-8:30 am.  We will welcome Mr. Alex Fizz to speak to our school and larger community on gratitude, service, and giving back to the community and country.  This breakfast will invite veterans, parents, children, and staff to have a larger conversation about appreciation and service to others.  Mr. Fizz has traveled across the nation teaching parents, students, teachers, and administrations and helping to shape school curriculum throughout the state and country.  Please RSVP to the breakfast here.

Veteran's Day
In honor of Veteran’s Day, the West Vincent Elementary students and staff would like to take this opportunity to invite Veterans to our school on Friday, November 9, 2018 to recognize your valiant service.  Please read the invitation and we hope that those who served this great country can make it to this special event.   


Reading Incentive
The end of the month is approaching - please remember to turn in your Reading Incentive Calendars for fun rewards! 

Amazon Link
Yes, I'm just going to say it... holiday shopping is coming up.  Don't forget to click through our link for Amazon to begin a shopping session for our PTA to get a percentage of the sale.  It's an easy way to raise money for the PTA!  Note: your cart must be empty before you click the link and start that shopping session. For the items to count and for the PTA to get the %, you must add the items to your cart after clicking thru.

Monday is Day 3.
Have a great week!

Lyn Noon

Social Emotional Learning Breakfast - Nov. 9

In a partnership between the PTA and West Vincent Elementary School, we will be hosting the second breakfast of our Social Emotional Breakfast Series on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 9 at 7:30-8:30am.  We will welcome Mr. Alex Fizz to speak to our school and larger community on gratitude, service, and giving back to the community and country.  This breakfast will invite veterans, parents, children, and staff to have a larger conversation about appreciation and service to others.  Mr. Fizz has traveled across the nation teaching parents, students, teachers, and administrations and helping to shape school curriculum throughout the state and country. 

Please RSVP to the breakfast here.