August 27th, 2017


August 27, 2017

vol. 17-18 Issue 02

Weekly Calendar

    • Wednesday, August 30th – 2/3 Open House, 6:00 pm
    • Friday, September 1st – Meet the Masters Orientation, 9:30am, Dining Room

Important Dates to Remember

    • 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
    • Thursday, September 14th – Meet the Masters Day
    • Thursday, September 14th - Common Sense Media Presentation on Internet Safety, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    • Friday, September 15th - Reading & Math Coach Orientation, 9:30am, Dining Room

Join the VSY PTA!

It is time to register for the VSY PTA! You can register online at 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.

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 the Masters Orientation - Friday, September 1st

Meet the Masters is a parent-led art program that develops art appreciation in our students through engaging projects focused on a particular artist or genre of art. Students learn about the history, cultures, and lives of the selected Master Artists Projects are fun, educational, and geared toward the appropriate age of the classroom. The program culminates in an end of year Arts Alive event, where students showcase their artistic creations from the year. This year, our Meet the Masters program has taken on an even more meaningful role at VSY as it is seeking to fill the void caused by the loss of our art special.

Parents need not be artistic or knowledgeable in art history to participate. Rather, they just need to be willing to learn and have fun along with our students! Teachers and fellow parents can provide a great deal of guidance for interested parents on projects. Orientation for anyone who would like to participate or help with the Meet the Masters program is this Friday, September 1st. We hope to see many of you there!

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!

Did You Know?

BCPS offers free breakfast to ALL students. Breakfast begins at 8:45am in the school Dining Room.

And a Thank You to Our Sponsor...

Eten Catering - Providing European catering and gourmet-to-go meals. The team at Eten, led by European chef and owner Dirk De Cuyper, really cares about what they create. There’s a passion for cooking that truly reflects in the European flair and creative presentation of Eten’s great tasting food.