WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
November 5th
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West Valley Middle School Foundation Annual Fund

BATTLE OF THE GRADES

NOVEMBER 1 – 20th

8TH GRADE – PAY IT FORWARD

Show that you are the leaders of the school. You have benefitted all 3 years from the Foundation and consider it a good investment.

Why the 8th Grade will win? The Class of 2023 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 2024 was 2nd place last year.

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 AL Lotts, you are WOLVES.

Why the 6th Grade will win? The Class of 2025 is so sweet and adorable.

Donate Online: http://www.wvmsfoundation.org.

Donations to the WVMS foundation are tax-deductible according to IRS standards

Questions? wvmsfoundationedu@gmail.com

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New Spirit Wear

New Spirit Wear items!  Perfect for Christmas presents.  We are doing order forms this year so there will not be a lot of back stock for last minute orders.  You can print off the order form or pick up a paper copy in the office.  Orders are due Nov 12th.  This will be the last time this year Spirit Wear will be offered so don’t miss out on these awesome new items.  Don’t forget to indicate how you want to pick up your items:  homeroom or office.  Cash or check made out to WVMS PTSA.

West Valley Spirit Wear Flyer.pdf 

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Fantasy of Trees

West Valley Middle School is once again sponsoring a tree in this year’s Fantasy of Trees.  As you may know, all proceeds from the Fantasy of Trees benefit Children’s Hospital.  This year, our WVMS Elves are in charge of decorating the tree are asking parents, teachers, and students for monetary donations to purchase ribbon, decorations, ornaments, tree topper, lights, etc… 

Donations should be brought to the office on or before November 9th.

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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 2018-2019 National PTA® Reflections theme is: “Heroes Around Me”

Entries can be submitted in the following categories:

Dance Choreography

Film Production

Literature

Music Composition

Photography

Special Artists Division

Visual Arts

Entries must be submitted to West Valley Middle School PTSA by: Monday, November 20, 2018

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

http://tnpta.org/reflections/2018/studententryform.pdf

http://tnpta.org/reflections/2018/instructionsforentry.pdf

https://westvalleyptsa.org/reflections-contest/

For questions, please contact: Jenny Roberts @ jennybeth02@gmail.com

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Yearbooks

***8th Grade Baby Pictures for the Yearbook need to be submitted by Friday, December 14. Any picture submitted after this time will not be accepted. Please email pictures to wvmsyearbook1@gmail.com.

Be sure to purchase your yearbook recognition ad! These ads are in the back of the yearbook and are designed to celebrate your student’s success during their middle school years. Please visit https://www.jostens.com to build and purchase your ad. The deadline to purchase a yearbook ad is Friday, December 14***

It’s time to order yearbooks!  There are two ways to order, online or directly through the school.  For online orders, please visit: https://www.jostens.com You can follow the simple prompts to get to the West Valley Middle School Knoxville TN page (NOTE: There is a West Valley Middle in San Jose, California, too).  If you plan to order through the school please find the order form link below that you can download and fill out and send to the school with your child.  The cost for a basic yearbook is $55.  Please make checks payable to JOSTENS.  Remember, as in years past, we will NOT be ordering extra yearbooks.  Please reserve yours today!

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/WVMS%20Yearbook%20Order%20Form%202018.pdf

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BOYS SOCCER TRYOUTS

Tryouts for WVMS Boy’s Soccer will be December 10th, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM at Bearden High School.  Please use the link to fill out a form for tryout.  All players will need a form for streamlining registration, communication and updates.

Boys soccer tryout form:

https://wvmsboyssoccer.wufoo.com/forms/qez6fcz0g7n0hv

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Boxtops

A great big thank you to everyone who sent in boxtops! Our next drive begins now. You may send your boxtops in a Ziplock, 50/bag to the front office or to your student’s homeroom teacher. Please submit by February 1st.

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Volunteers Needed

The School Clinic is in need of volunteers. If interested, please contact Kelsey Mitchell, kelsey@graymitchell.com

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WVMS  Teacher

Voicemail Extensions

Parents can look at the “Quick Link” section on the right hand side of the school webpage and click on Teacher Voicemail Extensions to see a list of teachers and their extensions. Then when calling West Valley can press 9 and follow the instructions to leave a voicemail for their student’s teacher.

Link to – Teacher Voicemail Extensions

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WVMS Basketball Schedule:

Monday, November 5 – WVMS Basketball @ Holston (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

Thursday, November 8 – WVMS vs. Karns @ WVMS (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

Friday, November 9 – WVMS @ Cedar Bluff (Girls’ JV 4:30 PM, Boys’ JV 5:30 PM, Girls’ Varsity 6:30 PM, Boys’ Varsity 7:45 PM) 

Monday, November 12 – WVMS @ Hardin Valley Middle (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

Thursday, November 15 – WVMS vs. South-Doyle @ WVMS (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

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Upcoming Important November Dates:

November 6th – In-service Day –  No School

November 16 – Picture Make-Ups

November 21st-23rd – Thanksgiving Holidays – No School

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

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WVMS PTSA Weekly Update

October 29th, 2018
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Fantasy of Trees

West Valley Middle School is once again sponsoring a tree in this year’s Fantasy of Trees.  As you may know, all proceeds from the Fantasy of Trees benefit Children’s Hospital.  This year, our WVMS Elves are in charge of decorating the tree are asking parents, teachers, and students for monetary donations to purchase ribbon, decorations, ornaments, tree topper, lights, etc…  Donations should be brought to the office on or before November 9th.

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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 2018-2019 National PTA® Reflections theme is: “Heroes Around Me”

Entries can be submitted in the following categories:

Dance Choreography

Film Production

Literature

Music Composition

Photography

Special Artists Division

Visual Arts

Entries must be submitted to West Valley Middle School PTSA by: Monday, November 20, 2018

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

http://tnpta.org/reflections/2018/studententryform.pdf

http://tnpta.org/reflections/2018/instructionsforentry.pdf

https://westvalleyptsa.org/reflections-contest/

For questions, please contact: Jenny Roberts @ jennybeth02@gmail.com

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WVMS Basketball Season Passes

2018 Basketball Season Passes go on sale October 15th.  Adult pass is $30.00, Senior/Veteran pass is $20.00 and Student pass is $10.00.  You can purchase passes from the basketball coaches or from the office.

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WVMS Basketball Schedule:

October 29th – WVMS vs. Bearden Middle @ WVMS (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

November 2nd – Maroon & White boys and girls basketball game

November 5 – WVMS Basketball @ Holston Middle (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

November 8 – WVMS vs. Karns Middle @ WVMS (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM

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Boxtops

A great big thank you to everyone who sent in boxtops! Our next drive begins now. You may send your boxtops in a Ziplock, 50/bag to the front office or to your student’s homeroom teacher. Please submit by February 1st.

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Yearbooks

It’s time to order yearbooks!  There are two ways to order, online or directly through the school.  For online orders, please visit: https://www.jostens.com.  You can follow the simple prompts to get to the West Valley Middle School Knoxville TN page (NOTE: There is a West Valley Middle in San Jose, California, too).  If you plan to order through the school please find the order form link below that you can download and fill out and send to the school with your child.  The cost for a basic yearbook is $55.  Please make checks payable to JOSTENS.  Remember, as in years past, we will NOT be ordering extra yearbooks.  Please reserve yours today!

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/WVMS%20Yearbook%20Order%20Form%202018.pdf

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Volunteers Needed

The School Clinic is in need of volunteers. If interested, please contact Kelsey Mitchell, kelsey@graymitchell.com

The school clinic is in need of extra clothing!

Men’s sweatpants (M, L, XL)

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WVMS  Teacher

Voicemail Extensions

Parents can look at the “Quick Link” section on the right hand side of the school webpage and click on Teacher Voicemail Extensions to see a list of teachers and their extensions. Then when calling West Valley can press 9 and follow the instructions to leave a voicemail for their student’s teacher.

Link to : Teacher Voicemail Extensions

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Upcoming Important November Dates:

November 6th – In-service Day –  No School

November 21st-23rd – Thanksgiving Holidays – No School

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

Spirit Wear Order

This year we are doing an order form for spirit wear. We have added several new items that are pictured in the attached order form. All shirts are in Adult Sizes, with the exception of the jacket. That one item is available in Youth size (indicate on order form with a “Y’)
Print off order form or pick up a paper copy in the office and send check (made payable to WVMS PTSA) or cash in with you child by November 12th. Make sure you indicate how you want to receive your items, homeroom or picked up in office.
All items will be delivered before Christmas! Time to stock up on gifts!

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National PTA® Reflections Founded in 1969, Reflections engages nearly 300,000 students and their families in arts education activities each year by encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition.

 

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 2018-2019 National PTA® Reflections theme is: “Heroes Around Me”

Entries can be submitted in the following categories:

Dance Choreography
Film Production
Literature
Music Composition
Photography
Special Artists Division
Visual Arts

Entries must be submitted to West Valley Middle School PTSA by: Monday, November 20, 2018

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

http://tnpta.org/reflections/2018/studententryform.pdf

http://tnpta.org/reflections/2018/instructionsforentry.pdf

https://westvalleyptsa.org/reflections-contest/

For questions, please contact: Jenny Roberts @ jennybeth02@gmail.com

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
October 22nd, 2018

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Holiday Market

Join us for a unique shopping experience at the 7th Annual Holiday Market on Saturday, October 27th from 10am-4pm in the WVMS Gym

Enjoy treats from our bake sale and bid on silent auction items from 10am-2pm

Over 40 vendors including WVMS students

Jewelry * Cosmetics * Stationery * Spirit wear * Monogrammed Items * Home Decor * Handmade gifts * Floral Arrangements * Clothing

And much, much more!

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Are you a parent of a 6th grader or new to WVMS?

Would you like to know more about Aspen or Canvas?

Come join us in the library on October 23rd at 4:15 or 6:00.

You will learn how to login to these platforms, maneuver your way through them, and ask questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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West Valley Middle School is once again sponsoring a tree in this year’s Fantasy of Trees.  As you may know, all proceeds from the Fantasy of Trees benefit Children’s Hospital.  This year, our WVMS Elves are in charge of decorating the tree are asking parents, teachers, and students for monetary donations to purchase ribbon, decorations, ornaments, tree topper, lights, etc…  Donations should be brought to the office on or before November 9th.

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Flu Mist

 Knox County Health Dept. is offering Flu Mist free on November 1, 2018.  No student will be vaccinated without a completed, signed and returned form. If you would like for your student to receive the Flu Mist click on the appropriate link below to fill out the paper consent form and return to your student’s homeroom teacher.

https://knoxcounty.org/health/schoolflu.php

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WVMS Basketball Season Passes

2018 Basketball Season Passes go on sale October 15th.  Adult pass is $30.00, Senior/Veteran pass is $20.00 and Student pass is $10.00.  You can purchase passes from the basketball coaches or from the office.

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It’s time to order yearbooks!  There are two ways to order, online or directly through the school.  For online orders, please visit: https://www.jostens.com.  You can follow the simple prompts to get to the West Valley Middle School Knoxville TN page (NOTE: There is a West Valley Middle in San Jose, California, too).  If you plan to order through the school please find the order form link below that you can download and fill out and send to the school with your child.  The cost for a basic yearbook is $55.  Please make checks payable to JOSTENS.  Remember, as in years past, we will NOT be ordering extra yearbooks.  Please reserve yours today!

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/WVMS%20Yearbook%20Order%20Form%202018.pdf

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Volunteers Needed

The School Clinic is in need of volunteers. If interested, please contact Kelsey Mitchell, kelsey@graymitchell.com

The school clinic is in need of extra clothing!

Men’s sweatpants (M, L, XL)

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Cheerleading Fundraiser – Wednesday, October 24

You are cordially invited to support West Valley Middle School cheer at the Sonic on Kington Pike near Walker Springs this Wednesday from 5 PM – 8PM.  A portion of all all sales will benefit our WVMS Cheerleaders.

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WVMS  Teacher 
Voicemail Extensions

Parents can look at the “Quick Link” section on the right hand side of the school webpage and click on Teacher Voicemail Extensions to see a list of teachers and their extensions. Then when calling West Valley can press 9 and follow the instructions to leave a voicemail for their student’s teacher.

Link to

Teacher Voicemail Extensions

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Upcoming Important October/November Dates:

October 23rd – Canvas/Aspen informational meeting

October 27th – Holiday Market

October 29th – WVMS vs. Bearden Middle @ WVMS (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

November 2nd – Maroon & White in-school boys and girls basketball game

November 5 – WVMS Basketball @ Holston Middle (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

November 6th – In-service Day –  No School

November 8 – WVMS vs. Karns Middle @ WVMS (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

November 21st-23rd – Thanksgiving Holidays – No School

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

 

Fall General Meeting
September 11th 6pm
Navigating the Digital World | Internet Safety and Social Media Safety for Adults

This is an internet safety training presented by Devin Payne with Street Hope TN Social Media Educator Jamie Fromberger, and was created specifically for adults only – parents, teachers, pastors, or anyone that works with children and youth. Adults will learn: how to monitor their teens’ electronic devices, apps and games to watch out for, “teen online lingo” and common online risky behaviors teens participate in. Participants will also discuss general internet safety guidelines, how to identify signs of online exploitation (I.e. understanding grooming, and who predators and victims are), and gain understanding of the forms of online exploitation (sextortion, trafficking, extortion, radicalization, etc.).

This is going to be a wealth of information that you will want!! We look forward to seeing you there.

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The holidays are almost here! Get your shopping done early by supporting local vendors and crafters while fundraising for our school. Our 7th Annual Holiday Boutique will be held on Saturday, October 27th 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.

Do you want to be a vendor or know someone who does?

Vendor   applications   are   due   by   October   5th,   2018   and   can   be   found   on   the   WVMS   PTSA   webpage (www.westvalleyptsa.org), the WVMS PTSA  Holiday Boutique  Facebook page, as well as in the office.  As always, priority will be given to West Valley families and Holiday Boutique-Returning Vendors.  We will limit the number of direct sales vendors to one of each company. Completed applications (all forms and payment) will be dated and priority for table selection will go to those vendors who turn their applications and checks in earlier.

Information for student vendors

Are you an artist?  Jewelry designer?  Baker?    WE WANT YOU!!  We are looking for West Valley students who are interested in showcasing their talents.  There are no table fees to set up your items; however, a 10% donation of your proceeds  is  expected.   Applications  can  be  found  on  the  WVMS  PTSA  webpage,  WVMS  PTSA  Holiday  Boutique Facebook page, as well as in the office. Forms need to be completed and turned in by October 5th.

Vendor list and “Teacher Experiences” coming soon…

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 – Vendor Application

Holiday Boutique – Student Application

Holiday Boutique – Rules and Agreement Form

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 27, 2018!!

Kelli DeRieux                                          Erin Roth
Holiday Boutique Coordinator         Holiday Boutique Coordinator
kelliderieux@yahoo.com                        erinroth@gmail.com

 

 

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
September 4, 2018
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Please remember to pay school fees! You may send in cash or check ($35) to your child’s home room teacher or pay online at https://osp.osmsinc.com/KnoxT
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Programming/Coding Club
Begins September 5th from 3:45-4:15pm
This club will be held weekly on Wednesdays in the STEM classroom
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COUPON BOOK DRIVE!!!!

Coupon books will go on sale Thursday, September 6th. Our goal this year is to sell 4,400! Please watch for information which will be sent home with your student.
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 Mark your calendars for our Fall General Meeting to be held in the library on Tuesday, September 11th at 6pm.

Navigating the Digital World, Internet and Social Media Safety for Adults

This internet safety training will be presented by Devin Payne and Jamie Fromberger with Street Hope Tennessee. This program was created specifically for adults only – parents, teachers, pastors, or anyone that works with children and youth. Adults will learn how to monitor their teens’ electronic devices, apps and games to watch out for, “teen online lingo” and common online risky behaviors teens participate in. Participants will also discuss general internet safety guidelines, how to identify signs of online exploitation (i.e. understanding grooming, and who predators and victims are), and gain understanding of the forms of online exploitation (sextortion, trafficking, extortion, radicalization, etc.).

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WVMS Boys/Girls Golf Team Interest Meeting

Thursday, September 27th 6pm

Gettysvue Country Club – Main Clubhouse

For more information, you may contact Rusty.Harmon@icloud.com

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Save the date for West Valley’s 7th annual Holiday Market on Saturday, October 27th.  Stay on the lookout for more information soon.

Interested in serving on the Holiday Market committee?  Please email Erin Roth at erinroth@gmail.com

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BOX TOPS

The PTSA will be collecting box tops throughout the school year. Please bring them in a ziplock 50/bag to the school office or to your students home room teacher. Please remember to check expiration dates before sending them in. Please submit before October 5th for the first box top drive of the year.

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Bus Transportation

Students who ride a different bus home than normal will need a parent note. These notes are to be brought to the main office for confirmation by the student upon arrival at school. Notes are then given back to the student with approval marked by the office staff. Bus drivers that do not have an approval note from the office will not allow a student to ride the bus.

For more information about bus transportation, please refer to the link and phone number below

http://96.4.96.151/liveweb/webquery/

Transportation # – 865-594-1550

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Volunteers Needed

The School Clinic is in need of volunteers. If interested, please contact Kelsey Mitchell, kelsey@graymitchell.com

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WVMS  Teacher
Voicemail Extensions

Parents can look at the “Quick Link” section on the right hand side of the school webpage and click on Teacher Voicemail Extensions to see a list of teachers and their extensions. Then when calling West Valley can press 9 and follow the instructions to leave a voicemail for their student’s teacher.

Link to

Teacher Voicemail Extensions

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Upcoming Important

September/October Dates:

September 3rd – Labor Day – No School

September 6th-26th – Coupon Book Drive

September 7th – Tailgate teachers luncheon

September 11th – PTSA General Membership Mtg. 6pm

September 14th – PTSA sponsored Glow dance 6-8pm

October 27th – Holiday Boutique

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
August 20th, 2018
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Open House Dates
Please join us for the opportunity to hear from the principals, walk through your students schedule and meet the teachers!

6th grade – August 27th 6-8pm
7th grade – August 28th 6-8pm
8th grade – August 30th 6-8pm

*Spirit Wear will be available for sale each night*
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PTSA Membership Drive
The PTSA membership drive is August 20th- August 31st
Parents should receive information home with their child this week. Included will be a membership envelope, information about how to join and why families should consider joining and a permission slip for the Glow-in-the-Dark Membership Bash (entrance to the bash require a PTSA membership).
Glow-in-the-Dark Membership Bash will be Friday, 9/14 6-8pm
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Bearden Baseball Boot Camp

Bearden Baseball Boot Camp starts Monday, August 20th through Thursday, August 23rd from 5-7:30pm. Cost is $100 (checks made out to BBDC). The camp is not required in order to tryout for West Valley Baseball but is encouraged as the coaches will have more opportunities to see the players. Tryout date for WV baseball will be Saturday, August 25th. Time TBD.https://www.facebook.com/wvmsbaseball
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BOX TOPS
The PTSA will be collecting box tops throughout the school year. Please bring them in a ziplock 50/bag to the school office or to your students home room teacher. Please remember to check expiration dates before sending them in. Please submit before October 5th for the first box top drive of the year.
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Volunteers Needed
The School Clinic is in need of volunteers. If interested, please contact Kelsey Mitchell, kelsey@graymitchell.com
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Bus Transportation

Students who need to ride a different bus home than normal will need a parent note. These notes are to be brought to the main office for confirmation by the student upon arrival at school. Notes are then given back to the student with approval marked by the office staff. Bus drivers not receiving an approval note from the office will not allow a student to ride the bus.
For more information about bus transportation, please refer to the link and phone number below

http://96.4.96.151/liveweb/webquery/
Transportation # – 865-594-9400
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IMPORTANT REMINDERS
*Please pay general school fee ($35.00) ! You can send in cash or check in to your child’s home room teacher or pay online. If sending in a check, please note that fees for band, orchestra, chorus, Advanced Art, Honors Spanish I should be paid with a separate check and please be sure to include your student’s name on the memo line – thanks! .https://osp.osmsinc.com/KnoxTN

*Cafeteria: Outside food (i.e. Chick-Fil-A, McDonald’s, etc.) will not be allowed in the cafeteria. If a parent brings in outside food, the student will eat in the counseling center/Guidance office across from the cafeteria. Parents cannot bring in food for other students/friends.

*Early Check-out: To protect instructional time, please avoid checking your child out after 3:00pm
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Upcoming Important 
September/October Dates:

September 3rd – Labor Day – No School
September 6th-26th – Coupon Book Drive
September 7th – Tailgate teachers luncheon
September 11th – PTSA General Membership Mtg. 6pm
September 14th – PTSA sponsored Glow dance 6-8pm
October 27th – Holiday Boutique