WVMS PTSA Weekly Update Oct 26

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
October 26, 2017


WVMS PTSA 2017 Holiday Boutique

The WVMS PTSA Sixth Annual Holiday Boutique will be held on
Saturday, October 28, 2017!!

The holidays are almost here! Get your shopping done early by supporting local vendors and crafters while helping raise money for our school. Our 6th Annual Holiday Boutique will be held on Saturday, October 28th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and our Bake Sale and “Teacher Experience” Auction will be held the same day, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

We will have vendor booths, gift drawings, “Teacher Experiences” to bid on, food truck catering, a bake sale, student vendors, and so much more!!  This is a family fun event you won’t want to miss. All vendor table fees, donations, and proceeds go directly back to our West Valley Middle School students.

Keep an eye out on our WVMS PTSA Holiday Boutique Facebook page, as well as our web page for “Teacher Experiences” and lists of participating vendors!

Holiday Boutique Facebook Page


Holiday Boutique Vendors

We are excited to have many new and returning vendors for our upcoming Holiday Boutique! If you’re in need of some unique and great gifts, stop by the school on Saturday, October 28 from 10am-4pm. You can get some shopping done, eat some goodies and have high tea all while supporting WVMS and small local businesses and owners:

Beads by Nana
Berrylicious Bouquets
Box of Pearls
Comfy Casual Boutique
Design by Lulu
Design Your Own Coasters
Homemade Metal and Wood Items
Jennie from the Blocks
KL Designs & Canvases
Knitted Scarves and Woodwork
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Modern Wardrobe Style
Monsters Made with Love
Noel Redmon Art
Noonday Collection
Paisley Bird Pottery
Pampered Chef
Perfectly Posh
Sew and So Shop
Southern Night Owl
Sweet Burlap
T30 Jewelry and More
Tasetfully Simple/Fudlittle Fudge and Brittle
Tallulah’s Around Town
Unique Find
Wreaths and Floral Arrangements
Wreaths & Things
WVMS Spirit Wear
Young Living Essential Oils

Student Vendors:
Baked Goods
Paracord Products
Art Work
Happy Dog
Jewlery and Bath Scrubs
Holiday Crafts

For more information about individual vendors, please visit the
Holiday Boutique Facebook Page


Holiday Boutique – Teacher Experiences


Book Shopping Spree with Mrs. Hoppenrath?!! Pedicure with Ms. Varnes?!? Hot chocolate party with Mrs. McSween?!? Mountain Biking with Ms. Montgomery?!? Seeing ‘A Christmas Carol’ with Mrs. McSween?!? Private art lesson with Mr. O’Connor?!? Video game battle with Mr. Price & Dr. Jones?!? Visit Little Ponderosa with Mrs McSween?!?

These are just a FEW of the FABULOUS Teacher Experiences you can bid on during the Silent Auction. BIDDING ENDS AT 2PM.


Holiday Boutique Bake Sale Items Needed

Do you like to bake? The PTSA can use your help if you do. We are in need of baked goods for our bake sale during the Holiday Boutique. If you are interested, please click on the link below.

Holiday Boutique Bake Sale Sign Up


Holiday Boutique Volunteers

We are so excited about the Holiday Boutique and could really use some help with set-up; hospitality; greeters; assisting vendors; and clean-up! Please sign up for a time slot to help with this great event.

Holiday Boutique Volunteer Sign Up


Reflections Contest

West Valley Middle School is proud to participate in the National PTA® Reflections program and has had several students recognized by County, Tennessee and National PTAs.

The 2017-2018 National PTA® Reflections theme is: “Within Reach”

Entries can be submitted in the following categories:

Dance Choreography
Film Production
Music Composition
Special Artist
Visual Arts

Entries must be submitted to West Valley Middle School PTSA by: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

For more information on rules and forms, please visit the WVMS PTSA website:


For questions, please contact Alicia Hill at ahill5005@gmail.com


Box Tops

The PTSA will be collecting Box Tops throughout the school year. If you have any you would like to send in, please either bring them into the school office or have your child turn them in to their homeroom teacher.

The final deadline for boxtops for this school year will be Friday, February 26.

**Please note that we are not collecting Labels for Education.

Please check the expiration date of your Box Tops before sending them in.

Please make sure to indicate child’s name and homeroom on bag or envelope submitted so they receive credit.

For more information contact: Marianne Benson at benson.marianne13@gmail.com



The school clinic is in need of the following items: New underwear, sizes: Kids 12 and 14/16, Women’s x-small, small and medium.

The clinic also needs volunteers to help our children during the school day. If you’re interested, please contact:

Kelsey Mitchell at Kelsey@graymitchell.com


Treats for Troops

Treats for Troops is a yearlong Student Council project that’s aimed at providing treats for those that serve our country. If you are able to donate any non-meltable snacks please send them into school after each break (Fall, Holiday, and Spring) and the Student Council will make sure that are passed along to our troops.

Note: It takes 2 weeks for items to reach the base and they need to be donated in boxes.

Examples of treats: Goldfish, peanut butter crackers, beef jerky, energy bars, gum, mints


Teacher’s Pet Contest

Student council will be sponsoring The Teacher’s Pet Contest. All donations will go directly to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley. Seven teachers have volunteered their pets for the contest. The pictures of the pets will be displayed in the hallway outside the cafeteria. Students will vote on their choice to win by bringing in pet supplies from the list below. Different items have different point values. The pet with the most points wins! Contest will run from October 23rd to October 31st.

  • Small Fleece Blankets- 10 pts
    • Purina One Dog Food- Large bag – 20 pts
    • Purina One Dog Food- Small bag- 10 pts
    • Purina One Puppy Food- Large Bag- 20 pts
    • Purina One Puppy Food- Small Bag- 10 pt
    • Purina One Cat Food- 15 pts
    • Purina One Kitten – 20 pts
    • Animal Toys- 10 pts each
    • Animal Beds – 30 pts
    • Dog Treats- 10 pts
    • Cat Treats- 10 pts
    • Pet Bowls (No glass) – 15 pts
    • Non-Clumping Cat Litter- 20 pts
    • New or Gently Used Supplies such as leashes, collars, etc.- 15 pts each
    • Laundry Detergent – 15 pts
    • Bleach- large bottle 15 pts
    Dawn Dish Detergent- medium or large sixe 15 pts



It’s time to order your yearbook!  If you send in an order to the school, your student can give it to his/her homeroom teacher or send it to Ms. Webster. Yearbooks are $55. Remember, as in years past, we will NOT be ordering

As always, if you have any questions, please email Ms. Webster at brittany.webster@knoxschools.org

Yearbook Flyer

Yearbook Order Form

Online Ordering


November is National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo – is National Novel Writing Month. Students who decide to participate should:

1.  Get a permission form in the library or from their ELA teacher
2.    Sign up on the online classroom
3.    Come to the three meetings in October or get the information from the library website
4.    Set up your goals for a daily writing word count
5.    Come to a Start off Celebration October 31st after school in the library
6.    Write all month (November)
7.    Revise with help later
8.    Publish!

Go to https://nanowrimo.org/ and sign up with class code: PBREBVNI

Flyer with information: NaNoWriMo Flyer


Upcoming Dates: October

October 28: Holiday Boutique



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