WVES PTA Communications - 1/21/2019

Please join us for a FREE PTA sponsored movie night in the WVES gym. Our feature presentation is The Greatest Showman Sing-a-Long.  Please note, the movie is rated PG.  Doors open at 6 pm and the show will start promptly at 6:30 pm. Bring your own blanket or chairs.  Popcorn and beverages will be provided.  Traditional movie theater candy will be available for purchase.  Please RSVP on the West Vincent PTA website.  Please note, you will not receive an email confirming your registration.  This RSVP is simply for a head count for food.

We are in need of volunteers to help at the concession stand.  If you are willing to donate 30 minutes of your time, please sign up here.
--> Help the Coventry Food Pantry!  The CFP only serves OJR families and their shelves are low at the moment. With the government shutdown, supplies are getting limited. Please bring a donation when you come to enjoy the movie - they are in need of spaghetti sauce, fruits, mac & cheese, canned pastas, juice, healthy snacks, peanut butter and jelly. Thank you!

The PTA is thrilled to offer another after-school program.  Join us for an 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 1 - 3 and will take place 2/6, 2/13, 2/20 and 2/27 immediately after school until 4:15 pm.  Families will need to arrange to pick up their student.   Registration begins Tues., January 22 at 7:00 pm through www.westvincentpta.org.  Look for the registration link in the FEATURED NEWS section.  Space is limited.  Please only sign-up if your child can attend all sessions.  For more info contact Cindy Hutcheson

Back by popular demand, World Martial Arts is offering an Introduction to Martial Arts After School Program. This program will be for students in grades 4 - 6, and it will run on February 6, 13, 20, 27 from 3:15 - 4:15. Registration will open on January 22 at 7:00 pm through www.westvincentpta.org.  Look for the registration link in the FEATURED NEWS section.  Please only sign-up if your child can attend all sessions. . Please note: this class has the same introductory content as in previous sessions. If your child has already participated, preference may be given to new students. 

The next All Pro Dad Breakfast will be held on Thursday, January 31 from 7:00 - 8:00 am in the WVES All-Purpose Room.  The discussion topic for the next breakfast is Kindness.  Please RSVP to the WVES page on the All Pro Dad website.  If you are able to bring a food donation, please click here to sign up.

Keep clipping those box tops!  The second Box Tops classroom challenge will be held January 21st - February 1st.  As in past challenges, the classroom that collects the most box tops will win a classroom pizza party and the highly coveted Box Tops Trophy!  Last year, we raised over $1000 for our school from box tops, let’s see what we can do this year!

The WV 2018-19 Yearbook is on sale!  
The yearbook is a great way to keep your child’s memories of West Vincent Elementary for years to come.  We are excited to announce two huge yearbook changes this year:

  • Every 6th grader will receive a FREE yearbook.

  • All WV yearbooks will be hardcover.

The cost per book is $22 (if purchased between Jan. 2 - March 31), $25 (if purchased April 1 - May 1).  You can purchase a yearbook online using a credit or debit card.  After May 1, yearbooks will only be available when they arrive in June for distribution.  These books will be cash and carry, first come/first serve and we will have a very limited stock.  To order, click here.  For questions about the yearbook please contact the yearbook chairperson, Saunde Briggs.

Yearbook photographers can’t be everywhere, so if you’ve got great photos of school events, or of you and your friends just having fun, please share them with us. The more photos you share, the better our yearbook will be for everyone! It’s easy; submit your photos today! The last day to submit photos is March 1st, 2019.


  • Search for Balfour Image Share in your app marketplace 

  • Download the app and create your account:
    1. Enter your name, email and our project number 919599.
    2. Check your email for a confirmation code. Enter it, select a username & password to complete your registration. 

• Our upload code is wildcats 

Additional option - Point your web browser to images.balfour.com to upload photos from your computer.

  • Please indicate the teacher name and grade when uploading your photos to the app.  This will help us know where to potentially use them in the book.  

  • The yearbook staff will review all photos & determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.  Images should be in JPEG or PNG format, RGB - Maximum file size is 20MB per image.  

If you've already marked your calendar for the February PTA Meeting, please note the date/time change: it will now be held on Monday, Feb. 11 at 6:00 pm.

Tuesday is Day 2.
Have a great week!

Lyn Noon