Virginia Shuman Young Parent Teacher Association

3rd Grade Testing Tues and Wed This Week


Clay Tile Night - April 20th


Don't forget...we need volunteers


One of VSY's favorite fundraisers and community events returns on Friday, April 20th. This fun community event and fundraiser which allows students and adults, alike, to create a tile to hang in the VSY hallways. Bring your favorite brushes and ideas for your creation. Brushes, pencils, and paint will also be available for all that night.

EVENT NIGHT TILE PRICE - $15.00 each (Tile sales will not be guaranteed on the night of the event as there are a limited number of tiles.)

Spring Book Fair...May 11th - 17th (VOLUNTEERS WANTED)

Decorating Committe Meeting THIS Wednesday, April 11th

This news is sure to make your tail wag! Volunteers, it's time to Paws for Books and join the Book Fair Decorating Committee. Our first volunteer meeting is Wednesday, April 11th at 1:15 PM in the Media Center. Come. Stay. Decorate with us! For the Spring Book Fair in May, we will be transforming the media center into a backyard oasis with over-sized cat and dog toys, dog bones, food and water bowls, trees to climb, and a dog house. The paws-ibilities are endless! Hope to see you Wednesday!

The Spring Book Fair Committee is looking for the following items to use to decorate the fair. If you have any of these items, please send them in to school labeled Attention: Spring Book Fair.

  • Stuffed animals- cats, dogs, rabbits (please tag these items and they will be returned at the end of the fair)
  • Empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls
  • Large plastic juice bottles

If you have any questions, please contact our Spring Book Fair Chairs atbookfair@vsypta.org.

Coffee Confab with the PTA President THIS Thursday, April 12th

Please join VSY PTA President, Sara Klavan, for an informal conversation over coffee Thursday, April 12th at 9:30am at Bean to Brew (900 N Flagler Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304). This is an opportunity for interested parents and stakeholders to socialize, voice opinions, express concerns, or ask questions. We hope to see many of you there!


SAC - 6pm PTA - 7pm

PTA Nominating Committee is looking for Nominees for Next Year's Board

We are currently in the process of recruiting nominees for the PTA Executive Board for the 2018-2019 school year. If you are interested in learning more about the open positions, the time commitment, or about the work of the PTA Board, please email Amanda Dobin at sponsorship@vsypta.org. Participating on the PTA Executive Board is a great way to meet other VSY families and to have your talents directly help the success of our school!

Staff Appreciation Week...May 14th - May 18th


Monday, May 14th through Friday, May 18th is Teacher Appreciation Week! We are looking for donated goods and services to help make that week extra special for our teachers. In the past, we have celebrated our teachers with free car washes, massages, gift cards, yummy foods and other special treats. Please contact Sara Klavan at president@vsypta.org if you have something to contribute.

Annual District Stakeholder Survey - GOING ON NOW!

In an effort to improve System Practices, the Broward County School District is conducting a Stakeholder Survey for all parents. The window for the 2018 BCPS Stakeholder Survey for all parents, students, and staff has opened and will conclude on May 3rd.

We value your opinion and ask that you please take time to complete this survey: https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/60990/p568. Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for taking your time to complete the survey.

New Committee: "No Child is Alone"

A group of VSY parents are starting a committee focused on building our community and strengthening our children’s social and emotional health. A variation of “No Child Eats Alone”, we are naming our committee “No Child is Alone”. This committee of parents will be dedicated to making sure all VSY students have equitable access to social and community-related events. We are excited to get started and see all the extra smiles that come when each VSY student realizes they are welcome and can be active members of our school community. Ideally, we would like one committee member per class. Please email Sara Klavan at president@vsypta.org or Brittnie Rowan, “No Child is Alone” Committee Chair, at outreach@vsypta.org if you are interested in helping.

Would you? Could You? Volunteer

for just 5 hours this school year?

Fill out our volunteer survey so we can pair you with your ideal volunteer opportunity

Make sure that you are an approved Broward County School volunteer

Visit our volunteer page for schedules and all volunteer opportunities.


Clay Tile Night - April 20th

Spring Book Fair -May 11th - 17th

Parent PE - May 24th

Visit our volunteer page for schedules

DON'T forget to support our SPONSORS and

ADOPT-A-CLASS Participants !!!

Many of our parents and local businesses continue to support our programs and classrooms year after year through direct donations. Don't forget to extend a thank you and support them any way you can.

You can check out the full list of direct donators in sponsorship and adopt a class Virginia's List


Did you miss the Common Sense Media presentation regarding Digital Media Safety? Rebecca Randall traveled from San Francisco to be our guest speaker in early February and has graciously provided a PDF of materials that are accessible here and on the school website. For further information regarding digital safety, privacy, cyber-bullying, and screen time please visit www.commonsense.org. Common Sense provides weekly and biweekly email newsletters to keep you up to date on the latest Aps, Movies, TV Shows, Streaming and Areas of Concern related to Digital Media.

Fundraising Opportunities

To continue support for our programs at our wonderful school we always accept direct monetary donations through our:

Online Store

Adopt-A-Class Program

School Sponsorship Programs

In addition, VSY is a member of AMAZON Smile!

Once you register, a percentage of eligible purchases will be contributed to VSY just for making your regular purchases on Amazon! What could be easier! Just register with Amazon Smile at https://smile.amazon.com/ and select Virginia Shuman Young as your charitable organization of choice. Detailed directions can be found at our PTA Info tab above or click here .

PTA is always accepting new members!

By joining the VSY PTA you will get news and information on happenings at the school. You will have opportunities to meet other parents and teachers to discuss issues that effect your child and the school. You can volunteer putting your skills and hobbies to use for a worthy cause and if your unable to volunteer you can still demonstrate to your child the importance you place on education by being a member.

You can register in person at the membership table at VSY events. As a reminder, you must register every year to be a voting member of the PTA. Click here to find out more about PTA Membership.