WVES PTA Communications 9/16/2018

Hello - Lots of information tonight, so kick back and take a moment to read through all that is happening at WV!

International Night... - forms due Monday, 9/17 - tomorrow! 
International Night will take place at WVES on Thursday, November 8 from 6:00- 7:30 pm. It is a fun way to share your family heritage and this event takes place every other year. The form for registration is due tomorrow, so please be sure to send it in!  Visit our website for more information.  The form can be printed here.

Art in the Afternoon Class for grades 4-6 
Join us for this educational and interactive art class taught by local artist, Alison Lake of Time For Joy.  Students will learn about artistic techniques including wax resist with watercolor, printmaking, creating monoprints, marbling, collage techniques and more!  Art in the Afternoon is a free program for kids in grades 4-6 and will take place from 3:15-4:15 pm on 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 and 10/17.  Limited space available.  Register at www.westvincentpta.org on Monday, Sept. 17 in the late afternoon.  For more information contact Cindy Hutcheson.

Martial Arts for grades 1-3
Back by popular demand is our after-school Martial Arts class.  Students will be exposed to the basics of traditional Tang Soo Do under the instruction of Master Roy Kofroth and Bob Kofroth who have over 60 years of martial arts experience combined.  They have volunteered previously at WVE, and are excited to be able to offer this program now.  Martial Arts is a free program for kids in grades 1-3 and will take place from 3:15-4:15 pm on 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 and 10/17.  Limited space available.  Register at www.westvincentpta.org on Monday, Sept. 17 in the late afternoon. For more info. contact Anne Strawbridge.

Mom's Night Out
Save the date - Friday, September 28, we will be hosting our first ever West Vincent Mom's Night Out. It will be held from 7-9pm at the rooftop at the Whole Foods Market in Exton.  Appetizers and water will be provided.  All other beverages must be purchased.  This is a great opportunity to meet other moms in the West Vincent community.  This event is open to 100 attendees.  A sign up sheet will be available on the PTA website, in the late afternoon, on Monday, September 17. When you register, your name will automatically be entered into a raffle for these amazing prizes:

1)  Gift Card for 6 laser hair removal sessions for underarms - $500 value (generously provided by Metro Laser of Exton)

2)  Gift Card for microdermabrasion and masque.  Enjoy this relaxing 

spa favorite of deep exfoliation to help remove dead skin cells and sun damage to leave fresh, bright skin, followed with a moisturizing masque - $125 value (generously provided by Metro Laser of Exton)

3)  Spa gift basket

Family Directory... deadline extended!
We have extended the deadline to input your information for the FREE Family Directory. Take a moment when you go to register for any of the programs listed above and enter your family's information. It is a very useful guide to have throughout the year, so be sure you are in it! Sign up here.
--> And don't forget to Join the PTA as well! It is a great way to know what is going on at school. The cost is $7.50 per person.

Spirit wear Sale
West Vincent spirit wear is on sale now!  There is a huge selection of West Vincent gear available online.  Please visit https://squareup.com/store/westvincent  for hoodies, track jackets, sweat shirts, tees and more in kids and adult sizes.  The online sale ends September 23.  All purchases will be delivered to your child's classroom by the end of October.  If you have any questions, contact Katie Felmlee at katiefelmlee@gmail.com.  

Box Tops for Education
The Fall Box Tops Challenge is on!  This is the last week to send in your neatly clip Box Tops off the packaging of products you buy. The class that collects the most Box Tops will assume ownership of a special Box Tops Trophy and win a soft pretzel treat. Each year our PTA earns over $1000 through this program, so clip away!!  Box Tops collection ends on Friday.

The Wildcat Walk-a-Thon is well underway and donations are already coming in! Last week your child should have brought home an envelope containing all you need to know about our largest fundraising event of the school year.  We will continue to give updates about the Walk over the next month including details on prizes, how the fundraising is progressing and how you can help decide what happens to Mr. Smith if we reach our stretch goal!  Take a look at this video recapping the 2017 Walk-a-Thon so you can see exactly why we love this program that gets all our kids moving https://youtu.be/bm4FuGoR5G4.  We can't wait to do this all again October 16, 2018!  If you have questions or know of a company who may want to be a corporate sponsor, email Cindy or Katie .

If you haven’t sent in your child’s Walk-A-Thon t-shirt size form, please send it tomorrow!  We must have these in hand tomorrow to be sure your child gets the proper size shirt for the event.  Thanks for your help!

Reflections Art Contest
The National PTA Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. The Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Each year, students in Grades K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.  Students are broken down into Grade Divisions: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.  Judging first occurs at a local level (judging our school only.) Entries then move on for Regional, State and National judging, if applicable.  This year's theme is Heroes Around Me. Students may begin working on an entry at any time now. The deadline for entries is November 12, 2018. Student entry forms will be available soon!  For more information, please see our Reflections page or contact Lyn Noon.

Reading Olympics
Calling all 4th- 6th graders who want to be part of an amazing and fun reading team. Students are required to read at least 6 books from the Chester County Reading Olympics list. They would then meet with their coach during the year to go over comprehension questions and talk about the books before the competition. Competition dates will be sometime later in the year and the competition is held in the evening. Students will compete against other Chester County schools to see who knows the most about the books. Registration forms are available in the library for any student who wants to join the team.  The cost is $25 and is on a first come first serve basis... limited spots available. For more information, please visit http://readingolympics.cciu.org/

Monday is Day 4.
Have a great week!

Lyn Noon