WVMS PTSA Weekly Update 1/25/18

 

WVMS Family,

Please find below the latest news and updates from our West Valley PTSA.  Also, please find attached a flyer designed by one of our own students, Jalen Scott, inviting one and all to our last regular season home game this Monday against Carter.

Go Wolves!

David Claxton – Principal

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
January 25, 2018

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2018 WVMS Track

The 2018 Track season is just around the corner. New this year, pre try-out conditioning days. These will take place on Tuesday 2/6, Thursday 2/8, Tuesday 2/13 and Thursday 2/15 (3:30-4:30). Try-outs will begin on Tuesday, 2/20. A physical must be on file with Coaches West and Blair to participate in conditioning and try-outs. Physical forms can be found in  Mrs. West’s office or download it from WVMS’s homepage under the activities tab.

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2018 WVMS Boys Soccer

WVMS Boys Soccer kicks off this Saturday with an open-play session from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm at Sansom Sports Complex.  Any boys interested in trying out for the 6th, 7th or 8th grade teams are welcome.  Parents can pre-register players for tryouts online.  Registration: http://bit.ly/wvmssoccer or for questions, please email wvmsboyssoccer@gmail.com.   Official tryout dates are Saturday 2/3 and Saturday 2/10.  Participation in open play this weekend is optional.

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SAVE THE DATE!

3rd Annual Casino Night

brought to you by WVMS Education Foundation

Friday, March 23, 2018

featuring casino themed games, live and silent auctions from

6:30-10:00 at The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farms

Look for invitation and registration link coming soon!

Do you own a business or know a West Valley family who does? We are seeking live and silent auction items for the Casino Night event. Families are also welcome to sponsor! For additional information:WVMS Foundation.org

Contact: meaganbpuckett@gmail.com

“Serving every student, every day, with every dollar

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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

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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

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WVMS Basketball Schedule

* NOTE change of location for final rounds of the tournament

January 29: Carter @ WVMS
 – Girls Varsity – 4:30pm
; Boys Varsity – 5:45p

February 1 – First Round of Girls Tournament – Time & Location TBA


February 2 – First Round of Boys Tournament – Time & Location TBA


February 3 – Quarterfinals of Knox County Tournament – * Karns Middle – Time TBA


February 6 – Semifinals of Knox County Tournament – * Karns Middle
- Time TBA


February 8 – Championship of Knox County Tournament – * Karns Middle – Time TBA

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Upcoming Important Dates: February
February 19 :  President’s Day – No school

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

WVMS vs. Carter Sports Flyer.pdf

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WVMS PTSA Weekly Update 1/11/18

 

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
January 11, 2018

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WVMS Boys Spring Soccer Tryouts

  Pre-register at http://bit.ly/wvmssoccer for Spring 2018 WVMS Boys Soccer (6th-8th grades) Open-Play and Tryouts.

First opportunity is Sat., Jan. 13, 3-4:30pm at Sansom Sports Complex.

Attending Open Play will give players a chance to get comfortable with one another and provide ample opportunities for coaches to see the players’ skills and potential.

IT’S ONLY REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE OFFICIAL TRYOUT, although it’s highly recommend to attend both

For questions please email wvmsboyssoccer@gmail.com

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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

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WVMS Education Foundation – Casino Night

The third annual Casino Night will be held on March 23, 2018 and the Foundation is starting to plan the event. If you are interested in helping please contact:

Meagan Puckett at Meaganbpuckett@gmail.com

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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

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WVMS Basketball Schedule

January 11: Gresham @ WVMS
Girls Varsity – 4:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm

January 16: Carter @ WVMS
Girls Varsity – 4:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm

January 18: Karns @ Karns
Girls JV – 4:30pm
Girls Varsity – 5:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm

January 22: Vine @ WVMS (8th Grade Night)
Girls Varsity – 4:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm

January 25: Whittle Springs @ Whittle Springs
Girls Varsity – 4:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm

February 1 – First Round of Girls Tournament – Time & Location TBA


February 2 – First Round of Boys Tournament – Time & Location TBA


February 3 – Quarterfinals of Knox County Tournament – South Doyle Middle – Time TBA


February 6 – Semifinals of Knox County Tournament – South Doyle Middle
- Time TBA


February 8 – Championship of Knox County Tournament – South Doyle Middle – Time TBA

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Upcoming Dates: January
January 15: Martin Luther King Holiday – No school

January 16: WVMS Board Meeting – PTSA Room – 9:30am

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WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

 

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update 12/13

 

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
December 13, 2017

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Holiday Student Parties

 The PTSA organized Student Holiday Parties will be held during the half day of school on Wednesday, December 20th and we need your help. If you are able to donate items and/or your time, please see the links below to sign up and help.

6th Grade Party: 8:30am-10:45am
Rotation between 6th grade rooms

Item Donation Sign Up

Volunteer Sign Up

7th Grade Party: 8:30am-10:00am
Rotation between Cafeteria, Lecture Hall & Gym
Item Donation & Volunteer Sign Up

8th Grade Party: 10:30am-12:00pm
Rotation between Cafeteria, Lecture Hall & Gym
Item Donation Sign Up
Volunteer Sign Up

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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

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WVMS Education Foundation – Casino Night

The third annual Casino Night will be held on March 23, 2018 and the Foundation is starting to plan the event. If you are interested in helping please contact:

Meagan Puckett at Meaganbpuckett@gmail.com

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WVMS Student Council is Asking for Hats, Gloves and Scarves

The weather has turned COLD and we are thankful for the things that keep us warm like gloves and scarves. Some are not as lucky to have these items. The student council is sponsoring a drive to collect new or gently used scarves, hats and gloves for the homeless. This collection drive will run from Monday, December 4thuntil Friday, December 15. Donations may be placed in the collection basket in the front hall. Please help us spread a little warmth and love around by donating today! (If you have jackets, coats and blankets, we will take those too! They are always needed.)

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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

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WVMS Basketball Schedule

December 14: Bearden @ WVMS
Girls Varsity – 4:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm

December 16-21: Maryville Holiday Tournament (Girls)
Times and Location To Be Announced

December 28-29: West Valley Holiday Tournament (Boys)
December 28: Bearden @ WVMS
Boys Varsity – 1:15pm
December 28: North @ WVMS
Boys Varsity – 4:30pm
December 29: Farragut @ WVMS
Boys Varsity – 1:15pm
December 29: Greenville @ WVMS
Boys Varsity – 4:30pm
**JV also plays December 28 at 11:05am and 5:35pm, then December 29 at 5:35pm

January 11: Gresham @ WVMS
Girls Varsity – 4:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm

January 16: Carter @ WVMS
Girls Varsity – 4:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm

January 18: Karns @ Karns
Girls JV – 4:30pm
Girls Varsity – 5:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm

January 22: Vine @ WVMS (8th Grade Night)
Girls Varsity – 4:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm

January 25: Whittle Springs @ Whittle Springs
Girls Varsity – 4:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm

February 1 – First Round of Girls Tournament – Time & Location TBA
February 2 – First Round of Boys Tournament – Time & Location TBA
February 3 – Quarterfinals of Knox County Tournament – South Doyle Middle – Time TBA

February 6 – Semifinals of Knox County Tournament – South Doyle Middle
– Time TBA
February 8 – Championship of Knox County Tournament – South Doyle Middle – Time TBA

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Upcoming Dates: December & January

December 20: Half Day of School (Dismissal – 12:00pm) & Holiday Student Parties (See info above)
December 21-January 8: Winter Break
January 9:  Back to School for Students
January 16: WVMS Board Meeting – PTSA Room – 9:30am

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WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

Weekly PTSA Update Dec 7

 

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
December 7, 2017

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Holiday Student Parties

 The PTSA organized Student Holiday Parties will be held during the half day of school on Wednesday, December 20th and we need your help. If you are able to donate items and/or your time, please see the links below to sign up and help.

6th Grade Party: 8:30am-10:45am
Rotation between 6th grade rooms
Item Donation Sign Up: Coming Soon
Volunteer Sign Up: Coming Soon

7th Grade Party: 8:30am-10:00am
Rotation between Cafeteria, Lecture Hall & Gym
Item Donation & Volunteer Sign Up

8th Grade Party: 10:30am-12:00pm
Rotation between Cafeteria, Lecture Hall & Gym
Item Donation Sign Up
Volunteer Sign Up

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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

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WVMS Education Foundation – Casino Night

The third annual Casino Night will be held on March 23, 2018 and the Foundation is starting to plan the event. If you are interested in helping please contact:

Meagan Puckett at Meaganbpuckett@gmail.com

__________________________________________________

WVMS Student Council is Asking for Hats, Gloves and Scarves

The weather has turned COLD and we are thankful for the things that keep us warm like gloves and scarves. Some are not as lucky to have these items. The student council is sponsoring a drive to collect new or gently used scarves, hats and gloves for the homeless. This collection drive will run from Monday, December 4th until Friday, December 15. Donations may be placed in the collection basket in the front hall. Please help us spread a little warmth and love around by donating today! (If you have jackets, coats and blankets, we will take those too! They are always needed.)

__________________________________________________

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

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WVMS Basketball Schedule

December 9: JV Play Day – @ WVMS
Boys JV vs. Farragut -12:10pm
Girls JV vs. Holston – 3:50pm
Girls JV vs. Carter – 4:45pm

December 11: Farragut – @ Farragut
Girls Varsity – 4:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm
Girls JV – 7:00pm

December 14: Bearden @ WVMS
Girls Varsity – 4:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm

December 16-21: Maryville Holiday Tournament (Girls)
Times and Location To Be Announced

December 28-29: West Valley Holiday Tournament (Boys)
December 28: Bearden @ WVMS
Boys Varsity – 1:15pm
December 28: North @ WVMS
Boys Varsity – 4:30pm
December 29: Farragut @ WVMS
Boys Varsity – 1:15pm
December 29: Greenville @ WVMS
Boys Varsity – 4:30pm
**JV also plays December 28 at 11:05am and 5:35pm, then December 29 at 5:35pm

January 11: Gresham @ WVMS
Girls Varsity – 4:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm

January 16: Carter @ WVMS
Girls Varsity – 4:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm

January 18: Karns @ Karns
Girls JV – 4:30pm
Girls Varsity – 5:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm

January 22: Vine @ WVMS (8th Grade Night)
Girls Varsity – 4:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm

January 25: Whittle Springs @ Whittle Springs
Girls Varsity – 4:30pm
Boys Varsity – 5:45pm

February 1 – First Round of Girls Tournament – Time & Location TBA
February 2 – First Round of Boys Tournament – Time & Location TBA
February 3 – Quarterfinals of Knox County Tournament – South Doyle Middle – Time TBA
February 6 – Semifinals of Knox County Tournament – South Doyle Middle
– Time TBA
February 8 – Championship of Knox County Tournament – South Doyle Middle – Time TBA

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Upcoming Dates: December & January

December 20: Half Day of School (Dismissal – 12:00pm) & Holiday Student Parties (See info above)
December 21-January 8: Winter Break
January 9:  Back to School for Students
January 16: WVMS Board Meeting – PTSA Room – 9:30am

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WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update 11/20

 

WVMS PTSA Update
November 20 , 2017

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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

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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

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Yearbook

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

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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

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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

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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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WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update 11-8

 

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
November 8, 2017

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School Spirit Week

November 13-17

**Remember that all clothes worn for Spirit Week MUST be school appropriate**

**NOT ALLOWED: wigs, hats, or masks. Students will be asked to remove these items if they are worn to school**

Monday, November 13 – PJ Day
To kick off spirit week we have a fun and comfortable pajama day. You can wear your choice of pajamas (MUST be school appropriate)

Tuesday, November 14 – Twin Tuesday
Who’s your bet friend? You know that first person that came to mind? Well, they would be the person for this day (MUST be school appropriate)

Wednesday, November 15 – Wayback Wednesday
Do you like clothes of the olden days? Then this is your day! Wear your choice of clothes anywhere from the 1700’s to the 1980’s. (MUST be school appropriate)

Thursday, November 16 – School Spirit
Show your school spirit by wearing WVMS colors! Support your team! (MUST be school appropriate)

Friday, November 17 – Freaky Friday
Freaky Friday is just a fun mismatched day. You can come to school in mismatched clothes, shoes, and socks. You could wear your hair all messed up or dyed. (MUST be school appropriate)

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Thank You!!

Thank you to all our AMAZING vendors for sharing your business with our Holiday Boutique and for supporting our school!! Thank you to our WVMS teachers, staff, families and the community for come out and shopping the boutique. It was a great event!!

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8th Grade T-shirts

This year the PTSA 8th grade planning committee has designed t-shirts with the help of Classic Print Company. T-shirts are $13 and are Bella Canvas Super Soft Tri-Blend. The last day to order these shirts is November 20, 2017 and there will not be another chance to order them.

For a picture of the shirt and to order please visit the link below

Link to order 8th Grade Shirts

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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

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WVMS Fantasy of Trees

Once again West Valley Middle will sponsor a decorated tree in the Fantasy of Trees. The Fantasy of Trees is an annual event that will take place at the Knoxville Convention Center – November 22-26. The proceeds benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, knoxville’s only not-for-profit Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center. Many students in our West Valley Family benefit from the presence of this first rate medical facility .

Our theme this year: Over the River and Through the Woods (Woodland Animal Themed)

Please consider helping by donating ornaments, supplies, and decorations that are Woodland Animal Themed by November 10. Cash Donations are also welcome (WVMS). There are specific guidelines regarding the types of materials that can be used which can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

WVMS Fantasy of Trees Flyer and Guideline for Donated Items

For questions, contact Debbie Morrisdeborah.morris@knoxschools.org or Jean Rosenblumjean.rosenblum@knoxschools.org

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

Entries can be submitted in the following categories:

Dance Choreography
Film Production
Literature
Music Composition
Photography
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:

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

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

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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

__________________________________________________

Yearbook

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

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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

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Upcoming Dates: November

November 1-21: WVMS Foundation Annual Fund: Battle of the Grades
November 10: Donations deadline for Fantasy of Trees
November 13-17:  School Spirit Week
November 14: WVMS PTSA Board Meeting – 12:30pm, PTSA Room
November 15: Reflections entries due to PTSA
November 22-26: Thanksgiving Holiday – No School
November 24: 8th Grade Baby Pictures due to yearbook

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WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update Oct 26

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
October 26, 2017

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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

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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:

Vendors:
Beads by Nana
Berrylicious Bouquets
Box of Pearls
Comfy Casual Boutique
Design by Lulu
Design Your Own Coasters
Homemade Metal and Wood Items
Intertwined
Jennie from the Blocks
KL Designs & Canvases
Knitted Scarves and Woodwork
LuLaRoe
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Magnabilities
Modern Wardrobe Style
Monsters Made with Love
Noel Redmon Art
Noonday Collection
Norwex
Paisley Bird Pottery
Pampered Chef
Perfectly Posh
Sew and So Shop
Southern Night Owl
STELLA
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
Younique
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

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Holiday Boutique – Teacher Experiences

COME BID ON OUR TEACHER EXPERIENCES THIS YEAR AT THE HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th!!!

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.

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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

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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

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

Entries can be submitted in the following categories:

Dance Choreography
Film Production
Literature
Music Composition
Photography
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:

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

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

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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

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Clinic

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

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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

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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

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Yearbook

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

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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

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Upcoming Dates: October

October 28: Holiday Boutique

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WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

WVMS PTSA 2017 Holiday Boutique

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.

Holiday Boutique Facebook Page

 

8th Grade T – Shirt Order Information

Dear 8th grade families,

This year the 8th grade planning committee has designed an 8th grade class t-shirt with the help of Classic Print Company.  The only way to order this t-shirt is by going through the attached link.  The last day to order the t-shirt is November 20, 2017 and there WILL NOT be another opportunity to order this shirt.  Once we reach the deadline there will be no other shirts printed.  The shirts are a great quality (Bella Canvas Super Soft Tri-Blend) and will be printed locally by Classic Print Company. These 8th grade class shirts are $13.  Please click on the link and follow the instructions.  Be sure to include your 8th graders homeroom teacher so we will know where to deliver the shirt. We anticipate the shirts to be delivered the beginning of December.  Thanks so much and feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Robyn Cooper

robynwcooper@msn.com

The link for order is:

https://gettie.app.link/gXLWOw31lH

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update 10/19

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
October 19, 2017

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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.

Holiday Boutique Facebook Page

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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:

Vendors:
Beads by Nana
Berrylicious Bouquets
Box of Pearls
Comfy Casual Boutique
Design by Lulu
Design Your Own Coasters
Homemade Metal and Wood Items
Intertwined
Jennie from the Blocks
KL Designs & Canvases
Knitted Scarves and Woodwork
LuLaRoe
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Magnabilities
Modern Wardrobe Style
Monsters Made with Love
Noel Redmon Art
Noonday Collection
Norwex
Paisley Bird Pottery
Pampered Chef
Perfectly Posh
Sew and So Shop
Southern Night Owl
STELLA
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
Younique
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

COME BID ON OUR TEACHER EXPERIENCES THIS YEAR AT THE HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th!!!

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
Literature
Music Composition
Photography
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:

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

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

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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.

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

__________________________________________________

Clinic

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

__________________________________________________

Yearbook

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

_________________________________________________

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group