The Falcon 
Valley Forge Elementary School's PTO Newsletter 
Issue 2
September 18, 2015   
Message from the PTO President
Dear Valley Forge Elementary School Families
I hope you are gearing up to enjoy the beautiful Fall weather! I personally cannot let go of summer. Kids are in school and they are very excited to work with their respective teachers. This is a good time to try to pencil in some volunteer time at the school. Next week, several PTO Board members and I will be available to speak with you at the 3rd and 4th grade curriculum night. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.
Our chairs are also working hard to put together the 3rd Annual Falcon 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run on Sunday, October 4th 2015. Please don't forget to register! Our children look forward to this event and if you register before September 25th, you are guaranteed to receive your Falcon Fun Run t-shirt!
Please don't forget that our picture day is Monday, September 21st.
As always, if you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please feel free to email me at . Looking forward to hearing from you!
Rujuta Mandelia
VFES PTO, President

School News
VFES Modified Schedule
Friday September 25, 2015 VFES will dismiss at 12:20 PM with no afternoon Kindergarten
Monday September 28, 2015 VFES 2-Hour Delay with modified Kindergarten
AM Kindergarten: 10:45AM - 12:40PM
PM Kindergarten: 1:25PM - 3:20PM
2015 VFES Falcon 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run 
Wilson Farm Park, 500 Lee Road, Wayne, PA
 Sunday, October 4th at 9:00 AM. 
1 Mile Kids' Fun Run starts at 9:45 AM.
Come and support Valley Forge Elementary School's 3rd Annual Falcon 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run on October 4th.  There will be music, awards for the top finishers in each age group and refreshments at the end of the race.  Enjoy a beautiful October morning exercising with your family in the park.
For more information or to register, visit  Walk-ins welcome!
Community News
Register Your Target REDcard for School Funding
Attention Target Shoppers! Target will donate up to 1% of purchases to VFES when you register your REDcard. This is a great way to support the school with all of your future Target purchases. Please see the attached link for details, and considering signing up for this great benefit!
Jr./Adult Tennis Lessons - Fall & Winter 2015-2016
Indoor Tennis at Radnor Racquet Club :   Ages 4-18 + adult classes, Radnor Racquet Club, 175 King of Prussia Road, Radnor 19087. Learn fundamentals of incl. forehand, backhand, serve & volley, as well as bas ic offensive & defensive strategy. Instruction will be provided for Beg. & Int. players, as well as training for school tennis team members.
For more information please contact David Broida at (610) 864-4303 or
Please return the registration form and liability releases to:
Tredyffrin Township
1100 Duportail Rd
Berwyn, PA 19312
Publishing Center News   
VFES Publishing Center Volunteer Opportunites
Last year was another record-setting year for VFES's Publishing Center! Our students submitted an amazing 456 stories, and our volunteers assembled a whopping 761 books!  
In order to continue offering a Publishing Center program of this magnitude (the largest such program remaining in the T/E/ elementary schools), we need your help.  For those of you unfamiliar with the Publishing Center, 1st through 4th graders write and illustrate original stories, and a group of dedicated parent volunteers help turn those creations into hardbound books.  Our staff consists entirely of parent volunteers.  There are a variety of volunteer positions available (including typing, proofreading, about the author, titles and laminating, covers, and assembly).  Many areas allow you to volunteer from home, while others give you the opportunity to be on-site in school.  We are also incredibly flexible - you can volunteer when, and as much time as, your schedule allows. 
If you are interested in volunteering in the Publishing Center or if you would like more information, please email Tarin Cataldo at  Thank you!

In This Issue
Modified School Schedule due to Papal Visit
Upcoming PTO Events
VFES Publishing
Upcoming Events 
9/18 - Back to School Night with Kona Ice
9/21 - Picture Day
9/23- No School
9/24 - Grade 3 & 4 Curriculum Night

9/25 - District wide Early Dismissal - No PM Kindergarten
9/28 - District wide 2-Hour Delay and Modified Kindergarten
9/28 & 9/29 - Health Screenings
10/4 - PTO 5K
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