The Falcon 
Valley Forge Elementary School's PTO Newsletter 
Issue 8
January 15, 2016   
School News
VFES Yearbook Cover Contest
The deadline for the 2015-2016 VFES Yearbook Cover Contest is Tuesday, January 19th.  If your child would like to enter the contest, please complete the attached forms and return them to school in your child's red folder by Tuesday morning.  The winner will be selected next week by the VFE School Climate Committee.  If you have any questions, please email

Upcoming Cultural Arts Programs
The PTO Cultural Arts committee is sponsoring two very special events later in January.  

On  January 27th  the entire second grade will spend the morning experiencing Chinese Culture during the 2nd grade Chinese Round Robin.  We will have lessons with a karate instructor, paper cutter,                     puppeteer and calligrapher and the children will learn about
the cultural significance of rice and Chinese New Year!

Author and Illustrator Brian Pinkney is visiting VFES on Wednesday, January 20th!  He will spend the whole day at school, presenting assemblies on his inspiration and process for creating books.  All of the students at VFES will have the opportunity to learn from Brian during a dynamic storytelling assembly! 

Thank you to the PTO:

The PTO has purchased Dash and Dot robots for each team in Kindergarten and Grades 1 through 4. These robots will be used to expand the coding concepts students explored during the Hour of Code experience in December.

To learn about what they can do, take a look at the website  or visit the WonderWorkshop you tube site to discover the many uses of these wonderful devices.

Thank you to the PTO and VFES families for your contributions to the Gifts to School program. Your support increases our investments in technology.    
Pizza Bingo
Friday, February 5th 6:00 - 8:00
Conestoga High School Cafeteria
Look for the flyer in your child's backpack soon.

Please volunteer online at to help.
Community News
DSLL - Devon Strafford Little League 

Registration for spring baseball and softball is now open. 

Elementary school is a great time to learn a sport the kids can use their whole life.  New Eagle students are part of the Devon Strafford Little League.  See the link below for registration information. 

Sleep and The Adolescent Brain Community Forum

Sunday, February 21, 20162-4pm at Radnor Middle School.

Chronic sleep loss in adolescents is one of the most concerning public health issues in the nation today. Nationally renowned pediatric sleep expert Dr. Judith Owens, CHOP psychologist Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard, and West Chester Area School District Superintendent Dr. James Scanlon will address the causes and implications of sleep deprivation in adolescents, and what we can do to help them.  

Click here for further information and to RSVP now.
Gratitude Corner     
The Force was with all at our wonderful Star Wars themed teacher luncheon. Thank you to Fritz and Heather Bittenbender for putting together an amazing catered lunch for our teachers and staff. Thank you to the many volunteers who helped make this a very enjoyable day for all.

In This Issue
VFES Cultural Arts
Dash and Dot Robots
Pizza Bingo
Devon Strafford Little League
Sleep and The Adolescent Brain Community Forum
Upcoming Events 
1/18 - No School
1/20 - Author Brian Pinkney
1/27 - 2nd Grade Chinese Round Robin
1/29 - 1st Grade Zoo on Wheels

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