WVMS PTSA Weekly Update 11/20


November 20 , 2017


West Valley Middle School Education Foundation Annual Fund
Serving Every Student, Every Day, With Ever Dollar

Battle of the Grades – November 1-21

Parents, Teachers, Grandparents, Staff and Neighbors of WVMS: Please consider a gift to the Foundation. All donations are tax-deductible according to IRS standards and all funds go towards the educational needs of WVMS students.

The winning grade will have an ice cream party!!

8th Grade – Pay it Forward
Show that you are the leaders of the school. You were the first class who benefitted all 3 years from the establishment of the Foundation.
Why the 8th Grade will win: The Class of 2022 wants to cement their legacy.

7th Grade – Basement Dwellers No More!
Show how much you love your school (and want to ensure your middle school maintains the 1:1 technology ratio).
Why the 7th Grade will win: The Class of 2023 is the largest class at WVMS.

6th Grade – Figuring Out This Middle School Thing
You figured out your locker combination and where all your classes are. You are no longer Rocky Hill, Bluegrass, Northshore or A.L. Lotts, you are WOLVES.

Why the 6th Grade will win: The Class of 2024 is so sweet and adorable.

For more information about the Battle of the Grades and the Foundation, please visit: http://www.wvmsfoundation.org/

Questions: wvmsfoundationedu@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, Janurary 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


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



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 extras.

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

Yearbook Flyer

Yearbook Order Form

Online Ordering


8th Grade Baby Pictures

The deadline to send in baby pictures of your precious 8th grader to include in this year’s yearbook is November 24. Please send these into Brittany Webster at wvmsyearbook1@gmail.com


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: November

November 1-21: WVMS Foundation Annual Fund: Battle of the Grades
November 22-26: Thanksgiving Holiday – No School
November 24: 8th Grade Baby Pictures due to yearbook



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