The Falcon 
Valley Forge Elementary School's PTO Newsletter 
Issue 4
October 14, 2016   
Message from the PTO President
Dear VFES Families:

Thank you so much for braving through the rain for the 5K run this Sunday and coming out full swing to support our school! VFES Parents, Teachers, Principal and Children Rock! It was adorable to see the children in their raincoats, so very excited to touch the finish line. A special thank you to Jo Novelli for chairing the 5K and making sure that everything ran smoothly. The 5K is one of our big fundraisers. Thank you for making it successful!

Don't forget to order directories and dismissal pads. This year we have moved directory orders online. Please visit to order. If you would like to help with the distribution of directories, please let us know.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to attend the PTO meeting on October 7 th . It was great answering your questions and receiving your feedback on what was working and what needed change.  We love to hear from you!

Our Walk to School Day was successful as well with so many kids walking/biking to school. The PTO handed out pencils to the children in appreciation for walking/biking to school. 

As always, if you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please feel free to email me at Looking forward to hearing from you!

Much love,

Rujuta Mandelia
VFES PTO, President

PTO News
Book Fair 2016!   

The Fair will be open from Tuesday,  October 18 through Monday, October 24   (the night of Scary Gym.) and will be held in the Large Group Room.  

Volunteer sign ups are now available through the PTO website.  Please visit to sign up to help during the class visits to the book fair.  The more the merrier, and siblings are welcome to join you.  
Thank you for your participation and support of the annual Book Fair! Please contact Heather Bittenbender at with any  questions.

VFES Logo Contest Winner  

Congratulations to Ron Griffel! His design was selected as the winner of our VFES Logo Contest!  He is the father of twin boys in 2nd grade and the co-founder of Griflan Design. 

The new logo is a surprise that will be revealed when we announce our Spirit Wear Sale. (Can you feel the anticipation?!)  The sale is coming soon in October. Clothes with the new logo will be available to purchase online. Stay tuned for more details!

Thanks to everyone who submitted logos: Ron Griffel, 
Heather T ornvall, Frank Sau, Laura De Jong,  and Yoram Snir. We appreciate the time and effort they spent creat ing their designs.  We're lucky to have such talented parents at VFES.  

School News
ESL Family Night

The T/E School District invites you to an ESL Family Night scheduled for Thursday November 10th.  Please refer to  ESL Family Night Invitation for more information.

Community News 
Support FLITE by Shopping at Whole Foods

Do you shop at Devon Whole Foods? Did you know you could opt to S upport Kids in T/E? The Foundation for Learning In Tredyffrin/Easttown has been
selected as Devon Whole Foods Market's Nickels for N on -Profits beneficiary for the upcoming quarter  now thru mid-January.  When shopping at the Devon Whole Foods Market, consider bringing your own shopping bag, and when checking out select the option  to donate the $.05  savings from your bill to FLITE!

Gratitude Corner
Many thanks to Jo Novelli  for her hard work organizing the Falcon 5K & Fun Run!  Special thanks also go to co-chairs Amy Kline , Lauren Doran and Andrea Brennan .  We also appreciate the volunteers who helped on race day including Elayne Schmidt , Nancy Coradi Lynn Orr and Mr. and Mrs. Kline .
A BIG thank you to ALL the VFES teachers led by Principal Becky Wills, Alex Johnson and Matt Diamond  who continue to support this race every year. We could not do it without them!

Thank you to the Falcon 5K sponsors as well:  Whole Foods, Sila, Level 7 Tennis, Gutsche Orthodontics, Oaks Dental, Saul Ewing, FC Europa, Crossfit, Proficio Consulting, PZO, Devon Strafford Little League, Conestoga Youth Lacrosse, Brookmead Construction, The Kline Family, Kiwi Yogurt, Valley Forge Running Company, Ivivva, The Forester Family and Wayne Sporting Goods. 

Thank you very much to Sabrina Payonk for coordinating Tuesday's Bike/Walk to School!  It was great to see so many walking and biking to school.  Thank you as well to Beth Stansfield, Susan McGowan, Michelle Brown, Tahreem Sarwar, Sireesha Guttikondam, John Moore, Michele McDonald, Jamie Lynch, Adrienne Miller, Amanda Mlinar and Teresa Keohane who were there to greet the students and parents.

In This Issue
Message from PTO President
Book Fair
Logo Contest Winner
ESL Family Night
Support FLITE
Gratitude Corner
Upcoming Events 

10/18 thru 10/24 - Book Fair

10/24 - Scary Gym

11/2 - Picture Retake Day
Useful Links

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