The Falcon 
Valley Forge Elementary School's PTO Newsletter 
Issue 14
April 22, 2016   
Message from the PTO President     

Dear VFES Families:


The weather is warmer and the kids are excited to play outdoors! It is such a treat in April.

Thank you so much for attending the General PTO meeting last night. It is heartening to see how many parents are involved or would like to get involved with the PTO. Through this meeting, the board appreciated parents' suggestions and recommendations about making the PTO more transparent. In the spirit of transparency, you will soon find our monthly meeting minutes on the website at We will also look into different ways to establish stronger communication between the PTO and the parents. I would love to hear your ideas!

I would like to thank Jamie Lynch and Emily Brunner for their updates on Cultural Arts. This school year, the PTO sponsored all Cultural Arts events such as Brian Pinkney (illustrator and writer), Step Afrika, Cello Fury, Chinese Round Robin, Bee Girl Assembly and more.

Jamie Lynch, who is our Spring Fair Head Chairperson, also provided us with an update on Spring Fair. Everything is falling into place and the Spring Fair Committee Chairs are very excited to introduce new games, entertainment, DJ, food etc. We are looking for Spring Fair volunteers. If you would like to help out, please let me know. Spring Fair is one of our largest fundraisers for the school and the most anticipated event of the year for our children. Please help us in making it successful!

I want to thank you for taking the time to volunteer!

I look forward to meeting you at some of the events soon. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, feel free to email me at

Much love,

Rujuta Mandelia
Aarushi and Vedant's mom
PTO President
Spring Fair News
Spring Fair Volunteers Needed
We cannot pull off this awesome event without volunteer support! 

We have over 200 volunteer slots that we need to fill! Help is needed with set-up, clean up, entertainment, food and beverage, assisting with games, parking and more! 

Please view the link below for a list of volunteers needed and sign up for a slot (or two, or three!) to help make this year's Spring Fair the best we've ever had.

Spring Fair Donations- Books and Grab Bag Items

Once again we will have a used book sale at the Spring Fair this year. Please note, we will be collecting books for children and adults, CDs, and DVDs.

We are also looking for item donations to put in this year's grab bags -If you have balls, puzzles, baseball cards, games, jewelry, stickers, pencils, vehicles, leftover party prizes, fun meal toys, or other toys please consider donating them. Please see the attached link for details.
2016 Spring Fair Donations Flier
Pre-Order Tickets Online
Buy your tickets early and have more time at the fair! 

Tickets are used to pay for all the attractions, games and food - no cash purchases at the fair except at the ticket booths. 

Tickets are sold in bundles of 20 tickets for $10 per bundle. Tickets will be sent home via your child's Red folder by Thursday, May 5.
Tickets may be purchased now through Wednesday, May 4 at 9:00pm. 
Link to order form:
Community News
VFMS 50th Anniversary Celebration
A fun filled event for the whole family at Valley Forge Middle School!

Friday, May 13th
6:00 - 8:00 PM (doors open at 5:30 PM)
  • Parade
  • Outdoor Games & Inflatables
  • Food Trucks
For more information please see the attached flier and to RSVP to this free event please click the link below:


VFMS Celebration Flier 

FLITE Staff Tributes
Looking for the Perfect End-of-Year Gift?  Consider Giving the Gift
Every Teacher Will Love!

FLITE's Staff Tributes are a wonderful way for p arents to recognize the
extraordinary effort of T/E's faculty and staff. By making this tax-deductible donation to FLITE, you can thank the dedicated individuals who have supported and encouraged your children throughout the school year. Honorees will receive a personalized card notifying them of your donation.

FLITE Staff Tributes can be made online now!

For more information or to create your donation please visit:
Pioneer Elite After School Basketball Clinics

Pioneer Elite Clinics is an after school basketball program available to all TESD elementary students.  Clinics will be held once a week for four weeks at each of the five elementary schools.

Valley Forge: Fridays 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, and 6/10.

We focus on basic fundamental skills that can be easily translated to the court regardless of ability, but we stress that basketball is game and should be fun for everyone involved

Find out more and register at
More & Moore Fundamentals Basketball Camp
With the weather warming up and summer approaching, Tredyffrin Township and More & Moore Fun are gearing up for another exciting and fun summer of basketball.
We would like to extend an invitation to all families within your school to participate in our FUNdamentally sound basketball camps.
Camp offers opportunities for both boys and girls entering grades 3rd through 10th, to improve their skills and gain a better understanding of the game of basketball.  Camp prices start as low as $70.00 a week.
Please visit or for more details about camp.  
Gratitude Corner
Everyone screamed for ice cream at our yummy Ice Cream Social! A special shout out to Nancy Coradi for all of her hard work making this such a success! 

In This Issue
Spring Fair 2016
VFMS 50th Anniversary
FLITE Staff Tributes
Pioneer Elite Basketball Clinic
More & Moore Basketball Camp
Gratitude Corner
Upcoming Events 
4/29 - 1st Grade Music Show
5/5- 4th Grade Music Show
5/6- PTO Spring Fair

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