As it turns out, my family and I will be relocating to Atlanta, GA in the very near future, so Jessica Neiderer has kindly agreed to take over duties with PTA Communications! Next week you will start to see her name pop up in place of mine. You are in good hands.

We are super excited about our 3rd Annual Wildcat Walk-a-Thon on October 15. Now is the time to mail the red Walk-a-Thon post cards to those you might like to ask for donations. Time flies this time of year so you want to allow plenty of time for postcards to be received and donations to be calculated. We are super excited about the amazing sponsors and prizes we have available this year! We will share more about this in the weeks to come and on our PTA Facebook page. If you have any questions, you can send an email to Cindy (cindyhutcheson2007@gmail.com) or Katie (katiefelmlee@gmail.com). Please donate and check out many of our sponsors at https://www.westvincentpta.org/wildcat-walkathon. Remember, we are working toward phase 2 of the playground enhancement. Please help us reach out goal!


Our first box tops challenge is underway and will end Friday, September 27th. There are two ways to participate between now and 9/27:

1) send your paper Box Tops into school, cut and placed in a baggie,

2) Scan your receipts for the electronic box tops, remember receipts must be scanned within two weeks of purchase. To give credit to your classroom click the STAR icon, then enter Grade - Teacher Last Name, ex. 6th - Smith. If you have scanned box tops previously, you can go back and attribute those to your classroom. Directions for applying to past scans: open the app, go to My Lifetime Earnings, click on the individual transaction and in the box labeled Credit, enter Grade - Teacher Last Name. If you don’t see this as an option, please update your app, the Box Top team made updates to the app just this past week.

The classroom that collects the most box tops will receive a soft pretzel party in October!

Questions?? Email Andrea @ WVEBoxTops@gmail.com or Misty @ misty_27@msn.com


Next week, West Vincent will be having a "Start with Hello" Spirit Week!

  • Monday, September 23- Say it with Red Day – Students can stand together to show their West Vincent pride and connection by wearing red clothes to school.

  • Tuesday, September 24- Sock it to Bullies Day – Students wear crazy or colorful socks to class.

  • Wednesday, September 25- Let Your True Colors Shine Day – Students should wear sparkly, bright, or neon colors to school!

  • Thursday, September 26- Team Up Against Bullying Day – Students can wear their favorite sports team attire.

  • Friday, September 27- Color Battle – Each grade will wear a color to band together and show their connection:
    Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth

To wrap up the fun, please join Nurse Becky and Mrs. Weber for a breakfast on Friday, September 27 at 7:30am to introduce you to the wellness initiatives taking place at West Vincent this year. During this breakfast, you will learn more about programs being implemented to help students identify and manage their emotions and skills that will enable students to tackle challenges they may face and become well-rounded citizens. To RSVP, please email Mrs. Weber at SarahWeber@ojrsd.net


Mark your calendars for a WV PTA Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A of Lionville (211 Eagleview Blvd, Exton, PA 19341). Join us Monday, October 7 between 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. A portion of all sales will be given back to the WV PTA. Bring your family, meet up with friends, spin the prize wheel and win some great coupons and prizes. This is a great stop to make before or after your sports and activities. We can't wait to see you there.

Join us as we start our 11th year of this fantastic program! The first breakfast of the year is on Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 7:00-8:00am in the WVES All-Purpose Room. The topic of discussion will be Creativity. Please RSVP to the WVES page on the All Pro Dad website: https://allprodadsday.com/chapters/1805 and if you are able to bring a food donation, please signup here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4ca9a722ab9-allpro. Mark your calendar for the next three breakfasts as well! December 5, 2019, January 30, 2020 and March 26, 2020.


The National PTA’s arts program provides a wonderful platform for students to bring out their creative talents and be recognized for their original artwork. Students of all grades (K-2, 3-5,6) and abilities can explore their inner artist with an opportunity to be recognized at the State and National level. This year’s theme of ‘Look Within’ inspires our students to look not only within their own imaginations but also within our world to come up with creative and artistic interpretations.  Let them share their story through dance, a short film, a poem or story, a photo or a visual work of art. All entries will be collected by October 18. For more information, please see our Reflections page

Tomorrow is Day 4. Have a fantastic week!

Elly Hensman