August 16th, 2017

the VSY FYI

August 16, 2017

vol. 17-18 Issue 01


Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! We hope you had a relaxing and restful summer break!

Important Dates to Remember

    • Thursday, August, 17th – Pre K Open House, 6:00pm
    • Friday, August, 18th – New Parent Orientation, 12:30pm, Dining Room
    • Friday, August, 18th – Meet Ms. Felton, VSY Principal, 12:30pm, Dining Room
    • Friday, August, 18th – Meet and Greet, 1:15pm - 2:00pm
    • Monday, August, 21st – First day of School
    • Tuesday, August 22nd- Boo Hoo Breakfast, 9:30am, Dining Room
    • Wednesday, August 23rd – 4/5 Open House, 6:00pm
    • Wednesday, August 30th – 2/3 Open House, 6:00 pm
    • Friday, September 1st – Meet the Masters Orientation, 9:30am, Media Center
    • Monday, September 4th – NO SCHOOL, Labor Day
    • Wednesday, September 6th – K/1 Open House, 6:00pm
    • Friday, September 8th – Committee Chair/Room Parent Orientation, 9:30am, Dining Room
    • Wednesday, September 13th- PTA Meeting, 7:00pm, Media Center
    • Thursday, September 14th - Early Release, 1:30pm


Join the VSY PTA!

It is time to register for the VSY PTA! You can register online at http://www.vsypta.org. You must register every year to be part of the PTA. The cost is only $5 until 9/30 when the price will go up to $10. Being a member of the PTA does not require you to volunteer.

All VSY PTA members' children will be issued a silicone VSY bracelet that will make them eligible to pick a prize from the VSY Treasure Chest at PTA sponsored events. We will be passing out the bracelets at Meet the Teacher so please stop by the Membership Table for your children to earn their bracelets and pick out prizes. Children must wear the bracelet to be eligible for prizes. The Treasure Chest may also pop up at school sometimes so please encourage your kids to show VSY pride and wear their bracelets to school! There will also be a weekly raffle on VSY TV and all kids whose parents are members of the PTA are eligible to win!

VSY PTA will have a weekly raffle for all PTA members. Prizes include a massage gift certificate from Holly Reeves, a holiday photo shoot from Graciela Valdes Fine Art Photography, babysitting by Ms. Thomas, a $50 Amazon gift card, 2 free flights from iFly Fort Lauderdale, and 2 passes to the Museum of Discovery and Science.

Our goal is to increase membership by 15 members this year. If we reach 622 members we will be having Popsicles at PE for all VSY students! Please encourage all your friends and family to sign up for the PTA!


Meet and Greet

All VSY parents and students are invited to meet Ms. Felton, our new principal, this Friday, August 18th, at 12:30pm in the VSY Dining Room. Parents and students can then visit their teachers and classrooms from 1:15pm - 2:00pm. Jamba Juice will be available for purchase ($3/per smoothie, cash only) with 20% of proceeds benefiting VSY.


Boo Hoo Breakfast

Whether you’re crying about the end of summer or cheering the start of the school year, all VSY parents are invited to the Boo Hoo Breakfast/Coffee Break on Tuesday, August 22nd, from 9:30am to 10:30 am in the VSY Dining Room. Meet fellow parents and learn about all the great programs and events the PTA has in store for this school year. This event is for parents/caregivers only. Please leave VSY students with their teachers.


Buy Your VSY T-Shirts

VSY T-Shirts will be on sale at Friday’s Meet and Greet and all Open House events (cash or checks only). All T-shirts cost $10. Look for T-shirt order forms in your child's take-home folder. We have new colors and sizes for this school year!


Volunteer Opportunities

Make sure to complete the online Broward Schools Get Involved! volunteer application form in order to be able to volunteer at in any capacity at VSY. The application usually requires 3-7 days for processing and ensures a safe and secure environment for our students. Volunteers who completed the form last year and performed and logged at least five hours of volunteer hours last school year do not have to go through the application process again this year.


Find VSY on Social Media

VSY has increased its social media presence. Look for VSY on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all the amazing things happening at our school!


And a Thank You to Our Sponsors...

Thank you to our sponsors who have already confirmed their support for VSY for the 2017-2018 year!