Every year, the Valley Forge First graders adopt a rain forest animal at the Philadelphia Zoo. By adopting an animal, we help provide the care and food the animal requires throughout the year. When the first grade students visit the zoo for their yearly field trip, they search the zoo to find this special animal.
This year the zoo has given us the chance to choose which animal to adopt, so we thought we would open the opportunity up to the entire VFE community! Starting February 1, 2016 Valley Forge Elementary students can begin to vote for the animal they would like to adopt.
How do you make your vote count? It's easy! During the weeks of 2/1/16 and 2/8/16 simply put money in the jar with the picture of the animal you choose on the front. The animal that earns the most money/votes will be adopted by VFES!
In our ongoing series of Teacher Spotlights, this week's Spotlight is on Mr. Collins, Team Facilitator for 4th grade. He is a favorite among the 4th grade students and you can see the respect in their eyes when they talk about him. If you take a look at his Teacher Page, the first thing you see is a picture of Sarge and the quote "Adjust, Adapt and Overcome" which I know is a common theme in our house too! Enjoy this week's Teacher Spotlight!
Tredyffrin & Easttown Care is a local non-profit that supports families in our own neighborhoods who might be struggling due to an emergency or financial situation.
The Whole Foods in Devon has selected T&E Care to be one of their recipients for the January 18-April 17 Nickels for Nonprofits Program. This program allows customers to donate their 5¢ bag refund to local nonprofit organizations instead of receiving it themselves. If you shop at Whole Foods, and you bring your own bags, then please be sure to mention T&E Care when you check out. If you don't say anything, then T&E Care won't get your nickel! A year ago when T&E Care received this recognition it received almost $1000 from Whole Foods - so those nickels really do add up. Thanks to Whole Foods for supporting these fundraising efforts.
For more information about how you can help, please visit www.tecare.org
Thank you to Heather McConnell, Jamie Lynch, Emily Brunner for organizing the 2nd grade Chinese Round Robin day and thank you to the parent volunteers for helping things run smoothly.