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Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser

October 25 - November 10

Order Gertrude Hawk on order forms sent home or by the Order link below.

Earn prizes! Raise funds for school programs! Find great holiday gifts!

Order today through November 10.

Delivery date estimated week of December 6.

Organizer ID for link: 122109

For VDV and SMS.

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Coat Drive

November 1 - 13

Please send in new or gently used winter coats, hats and gloves of all sizes from 11/1 – 11/12 to assist families in our community. A drop box will be by the main office.


If your family is in need of winter coats, hats and gloves, please come to the Van Derveer All-Purpose Room on Saturday, November 13. You will be able to choose from available items from 12 pm to 2 pm.


​Held by Storm Response Committee

Questions can be emailed to Kate Ambrose: mkateambrose@gmail.com

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Envíe abrigos de invierno, gorros y guantes nuevos o poco usados de todos los tomaños del Nov 1 al Nov 12 para asistir familias en nuestra comunidad. Va a haber una colección en la oficina principal.


Si su familia necesita abrigos, gorros y guantes de invierno, por favor venga al Salón de Usos Múltiples Van Derveer el sábado 13 de noviembre. Podrá elegir entre los artículos disponibles de 12 pm - 2 pm.


Realizado por el Comité de Respuesta a Tormentas

Las preguntas se pueden enviar por correo electrónico a Kate Ambrose: mkateambrose@gmail.com

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Penny Drive

November 1 - 12

Students can bring in whatever loose change they have available to donate from 11/1 – 11/12 to assist our community with continued storm relief. A collection can will be by the main office.

Every small donation will make a big difference to members of our community who are still affected by Hurricane Ida. Kids can make a difference too!


Held by Storm Response Committee

Questions can be emailed to Danie Tiplady: danietiplady@msn.com

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Los estudiantes pueden traer cualquier cambio suelto que tengan disponible para donar del Nov 1 al Nov 12 para ayudar nuestra comunidad con alivio continuo de la tormenta. Va a haber una colección en la oficina principal.

Cada pequeña donación marcará una gran diferencia para los miembros de nuestra comunidad que todavía se ve afectada por el huracán Ida. ¡Los niños también pueden marcar la diferencia!


Realizado por el Comité de Respuesta a Tormentas

Las preguntas se pueden enviar por correo electrónico a Danie Tiplady: danietiplady@msn.com

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PTO General Meeting

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

VDV Media Center 

51 Union Ave, Somerville

mask required


*Virtual option: 

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://bit.ly/VillePS8PTO

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 386-603-3491‬ PIN: ‪621 732 221‬#

Please join us to discuss Winter and Spring events!

To make this the best year possible for our students,

BRING YOUR IDEAS! (And a friend!)

The meeting agenda and minutes be found on our website (where you can also pay your dues!) 

Please review last minutes and bring any questions!

www.somervillenjpto.com


Childcare provided by Right At School will be available at the meeting!


HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!


*If joining the Google Meet, please see ground rules.

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PTO General Meetings

3rd Wed of each month, 7pm

September 29th
October 20th
November 17th
January 19th
February 16th
March 16th
April 20th
May 18th
June 8th

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2021-2022 Plans

Help us plan our goals!

September
● Chalk the Walk
● Back to School Night - VDV
● Back to School Night - SMS
● Spiritwear
October
● Fall fundraiser
● Trunk -or-Treat
November
December
● Holiday Shop
January
● Day of Service
February
● Pencil Grams
March
● Book Fair
April
● Spring Fundraiser
May
● Teacher Appreciation
● Field Day (May/June)
June
● Executive Board Elections

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Past Events

Chalk the Walk

Thursday, September 2, 2021, 5pm

Come Chalk the Walk with us at both VDV and SMS to Welcome Back our Students! Bring your chalk and we'll have some to share!

PTO General Meeting

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 7:00 - 8:00pm

VDV Media Center 

51 Union Ave, Somerville

mask required


*Virtual option: 

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://bit.ly/VillePS8PTO

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 386-603-3491‬ PIN: ‪621 732 221‬#


Please join us to discuss our goals for the 2021-2022 school year.

To make this the best year possible for our students,

BRING YOUR IDEAS! (And a friend!)


The meeting agenda be found on our website (where you can also pay your dues!)

www.somervillenjpto.com


Childcare provided by Right At School will be available at the meeting!


HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!


*If joining the Google Meet, please see ground rules.

PTO General Meeting

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

***PLEASE NOTE: ALL VIRTUAL!***


*Virtual option: 

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://bit.ly/VillePS8PTO

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 386-603-3491‬ PIN: ‪621 732 221‬#

Please join us to discuss Fall and Winter plans!

To make this the best year possible for our students,

BRING YOUR IDEAS! (And a friend!)

The meeting agenda and minutes can be found on our website (where you can also pay your dues!)

Please review last minutes and bring questions to the meeting!

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

*If joining the Google Meet, please see ground rules.

Trunk-or-Treat

Saturday, October 23, 3:30-5:30pm

Saturday, October 23rd 2021
Van Derveer Elementary School
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m*

*3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. is for special needs in a sensory-friendly environment!

Get ready to enjoy an evening of CANDY, COSTUMES, GAMES and PRIZES.   VDV and SMS families are invited to decorate their cars with fun, family-friendly themes and to provide a safe and fun environment for our kids to get “tricked and treated!” Prizes will be awarded to the top three decorated trunks!

  • We need families to decorate their trunks! Please reserve your parking space early – spaces are limited. WE NEED TRUNKS TO MAKE IT SUCCESSFUL!!!!!!!

  • Candy will be provided to the decorated trunks to give out!

  • We need volunteers to judge the trunks, run games, and collect / distribute candy   

  • The event is open to Van Derveer and Somerville Middle School students and their families. 

  • Candy donations are appreciated and will be collected at drop boxes at the entrances of VDV and SMS throughout the month of October.

  • Donate funds to use towards non-candy treats: http://bit.ly/halloween2021ville

  • Great opportunity for high school volunteer hours!