Virginia Shuman Young Parent Teacher Association

Reading Across Broward - Deadline March 31st

Don't forget to turn in your Reading Across Broward forms to Ms. Narkier in the media center by APRIL 6th if your child is participating this year. Extra forms can be found here to print. There are two participation levels...

Level 1: Pre- K thru 2nd grade (readers of picture books)

Level 2: 3rd thru 5th grade (readers of chapter books)

Parent Petition for School Resource Officer (SRO)

In light of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, many school communities throughout Broward County are considering how to improve safety and security for our students. A VSY parent has set up a petition to implore the City of Fort Lauderdale to provide a permanent School Resource Officer (SRO) at VSY. Please click here to electronically sign the petition. Feel free to share with all community stakeholders. The petition will be presented at the April 3rd City meeting.

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.

Clay Tile Night - April 20th

One of VSY's favorite fundraisers and community events returns on April 20th. Bring your favorite brushes and ideas for your creation. Brushes, pencils, and paint will be available for all that night. Tiles can be pre-purchased at our on-line store for a discount. Join us for dinner at the event with our event sponsor, EMPIRE PIZZA. Meals and tiles can be pre-purchased at our store here and is strongly encouraged.

As always, we need volunteers on April 20th to ensure a successful event. Visit our volunteer page for the schedule and other volunteer opportunities.

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

Upcoming Volunteering

Clay Tile Night - April 20th

Spring Book Fair - May 11 - 17th

Visit our volunteer page for the schedule and all volunteer opportunities.

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!

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.

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.

Click here to find out more about PTA Membership.