September 4th, 2017


September 4, 2017

vol. 17-18 Issue 03

Weekly Calendar

    • Monday, September 4th – NO SCHOOL, Labor Day
    • Tuesday, September 5th - LEGO Club Tryouts (previous sign-up required), 3:30pm-5:30pm, Dining Room
    • Wednesday, September 6th – K/1 Open House, 6:00pm
    • Friday, September 8th – Committee Chair/Room Parent Orientation, 9:30am, Dining Room

Important Dates to Remember

    • 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 - Internet Safety Presentation by Common Sense Media, 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. On Oct. 1 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 gift certificate for a massage by 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, a $50 gift card to Suan Thai & Japanese Restaurant, and a box of chocolate truffles from Schakolad Chocolate Factory.

Our goal is to increase membership by 15 members this year. If we reach 622 members we will provide Popsicles at PE for all VSY students! We already have 470 members and we are the first school in Broward County to reach 100% PTA participation by Faculty! Please encourage all your friends and family to sign up for the PTA!

Room Parent Orientation - Friday, September 8th

Orientation for anyone serving as a Room Parent is this Friday, September 8th, at 9:30am in the Dining Room. This is an opportunity to meet and network with other VSY parents and to learn more about how you will contribute to your child's classroom as a room parent. We hope to see many of you there!

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season is here! Please use this FEMA Supply Checklist to help guide your family's preparations. We are all closely monitoring Hurricane Irma. Please check the Broward County Public School's website or use the BCPS app for all updates on school preparations and closures.

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.
    • LEGO Club is looking for parent volunteers. If you are interested in helping develop STEM skills in Fourth and Fifth Grade students and are available on Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5:30pm, please email Peter Mills at

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 Sponsor...

Empire Pizza Cafe is a uniquely designed New York City "themed" Italian Restaurant-Pizzeria-Cafe that offers a casual, self-service dining experience. Their chefs serve up the finest freshly prepared Italian and other foods, including "real" NY style pizzas, salads, paninis, subs, wings, and mouthwatering desserts you can't find anywhere else. Whether you decide to dine-in, pick-up, or have us deliver to you (local area), join stop in for a quick slice, a nice Italian meal or simply for one of the scrumptious "homemade" desserts with a cappuccino or espresso.