The Falcon 
Valley Forge Elementary School's PTO Newsletter 
Issue 12
March 4, 2018
Greetings from the PTO President
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

On Friday, while March was busy coming in like a lion, it was also Dr. Seuss' birthday. And the above quote is one of my favorite quotes of his, from The Lorax. 

I am someone who cares. A lot. About everything. It's a blessing and a curse. But it's also why I wanted to be involved in the PTO. I wanted to help make my children's school the best it could be, to my abilities. I've seen firsthand what determined parents who want to make a measurable difference can do, and they inspire me daily.

After the tragedy in Parkland, I had a lot of parents reaching out to me, asking me what the PTO could do. Thankfully, our school district administration heard from many concerned parents as well, and are willing to discuss the issue.

Dr. Rich Gusick, Superintendent, and Mark Cataldi, Director of Assesment and Accountability and Chair of the District Safety Committee, will be visiting out PTO meeting THIS FRIDAY, at 9AM, to talk about safety in our school. They will share the measures that are in place, address parent concerns, and answer questions that parents might have.

If you are unable to attend this meeting due to a prior commitment, and have a question you would like addressed, please feel free to email them to me at

Heather McConnell

School News 
PTO Meeting Friday, March 9 at 9am!

Every ticket purchased through this link nets a $1 for VFES till the end of March!



Don't forget to visit the Gratitude Corner! Click here!
Community News 

 Arch Presents

Earth Day Event: Shredding & Recycling
When: April 20 th , 2018 from 2:30 - 5:30pm
Where: Devon Elementary School (rain or shine)
What: Shredding by DocuVault, Recycle used Batteries, Crayons/Markers, Brita/PUR Water Filters, Light Bulbs (any type), Printer Cartridges, Shoes, and SMALL TOYS!! (Clean, lightly used, nothing that goes in the mouth)
'Green' tips & recycling guidelines will be available at our information table
'Reusable' merchandise will be available for sale
Hosted by: DES & TEMS Green Initiatives .

T/E's Got Talent!

  On Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 7pm, the Tredyffrin and Easttown communities are invited to watch teachers and staff - from all eight T/E schools - take the stage to perform for their biggest fans ... the students and their parents.  
Click for information!

Save the Date

Philadelphia Union Soccer Fundraiser Saturday, May 19, 7:30pm
Come out for a great night of Union soccer! Discounted tickets available and proceeds go to the PTO! 
School Board Ad Hoc Legislative meeting - 3/8/18 @7pm at TE Admin Offices, 940 West Valley Road, Suite 1700, Wayne.
School Board will be discussing possible resolution regarding gun and safety legislation.
All interested community members are invited to attend.

Spread school cheer while also not spreading school germs!
Utilize our new fillable filtered water bottle fountains!
 Each 16 oz, BPA free, top dishwasher rack safe water bottle is for sale every Friday at the school store for $5.

In This Issue
Greetings from the PTO President
School News
Community News
Save the Date
Upcoming Events

3/9 PTO meeting, 9am

3/26-3/30 Spring Break

(Sorry, at time of composition, the District's website's calendars were not accessible)



5/19 Union game


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Valley Forge Elementary School                          

99 Walker Road, Wayne, PA 19087                       

(610) 240-1600                               

Fax (610) 240-1615                                

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