The Falcon 
Valley Forge Elementary School's PTO Newsletter 
Issue 14
April 9 , 2017  
Message from the PTO President
Dear VFES Families:

All I have to say in this message is that you have an awesome Spring Break. My hope is that you get a break from your routine and enjoy your children! That's my goal for the week :-)

My love,
Spring Fair News
Spring Fair Donations - Books and Items for Grab Bags

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.
Spring Fair Volunteers Needed

Preparation for this year's Spring Fair at Valley Forge Elementary School is well underway. No big/small event is a success without the help from the community and TESD community has been great over the years in extending help to make any event a success and fun for all. 

This year too the event cannot be a success without your participation, help and support. We would thus like to call you all out to sign up as a volunteer for the event. If you are new and looking out to meet the community this the best opportunity and if you have been part of the community would need your support yet again!

There are plenty of opportunities/opening and you can choose options best suited to your interest and knowledge.  If you have a flair for decorations and want you use your skills; would request you to sign up for the days before the fair to help us and set the stage. If you can help us with games/activities/entertainment/food etc on the day there are still many many options. 

Below is the link for signing up online for all the open positions we have on the day (May 5th) and the days before the Spring Fair :-

Will look forward for your support and to online sign ups ASAP. 
Please feel free to reach out Shilpa Gupta (Chair Volunteers) 610 938 1733 for any suggestions/clarifications. 
Community News 
ARCH & TESD Resiliency Initiative- District Resiliency Program
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 
7-8:30 PM @ VFMS

Parents and caregivers are invited to learn about the T/ESD resiliency curriculum and how it can be reinforced in the home.  Real life sce

narios will be discussed.  For example: not being invited to a birthday party or being shut out of a social group; doing poorly on test or in a class, not making a team, etc.  Click here for program flyer.

Ad Hoc Committee for Elementary Enrollment Identifies Redistricting as the Leading Option at April 4, 2017 Meeting

The  Ad Hoc Committee for Elementary Enrollment  met on April 4, 2017 to discuss possible timelines, parameters, best practices and costs to rebalance the student population at the elementary schools in order to meet the goal of uniform delivery of the  Elementary Blueprint for Instruction . Minutes from the 4/4 meeting can be found at this link  and meeting  materials for the 4/4 meeting can be found  here .  The next meeting will be held on April 25, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Tredyffrin/Easttown Administrative Offices.  

In This Issue
Message from PTO President
Spring Fair Donations
ARCH & TESD Resiliency Initiative
Ad Hoc Committee for Elementary Enrollment 4/4 Meeting
Upcoming Events 

4/10-4/17 - Spring Break - No School

4/11-4/13 - Spring
Falcon Camp

4/24-4/28 - PSSA (Math) - Grades 3&4

4/25 - ARCH & TESD District Resiliency Program 

5/1-5/5 - PSSA (Science) - Grade 4

5/8-5/12 - PSSA Make Ups

5/10 - VFES Spring Concert
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