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VCMS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK

Brought to you by Veronica E. Connor Middle School PTA
MOLLY KENNEDY

On Friday, September 8, our PTA brought youth resilience speaker, Molly Kennedy, to VCMS to present “Creating the Champion Within.” Molly is a bodybuilding champion and an Ironman Triathlete. She used humor to connect with students, as she talked about being in complete control of a champion mindset. It’s a paradigm. Molly calls it a “pair of dimes” or “20 cent.” Although you can’t control the “stuff” that comes into your life, you can choose how you think about it. Molly encouraged students to try a new perspective and flip your 20: https://www.facebook.com/VeronicaConnorMiddleSchoolPTA/videos/780340188832700/


Molly donated two signed copies of her book, “Creating the Champion Within,” to our library. You can learn more about her book and see a clip of Molly’s message on her website: http://mollykennedyspeaks.com
Molly shares daily motivational messages on Twitter and Instagram. You can find follow her @flipyour20_.
CLUB SPEED DATING

Last Tuesday, VCMS PTA kicked off the year with a packed meeting! The energy felt great and it was exciting to see families connect with VCMS clubs. Thanks to everyone for joining us for this fun event.


Want more information on VCMS clubs? Click on the links to see their flyers:
Book Club: https://www.facebook.com/VeronicaConnorMiddleSchoolPTA/photos/a.356693724530684.1073741829.282507808615943/779976722202380/?type=3
Chess Club: https://www.facebook.com/VeronicaConnorMiddleSchoolPTA/photos/pcb.779988455534540/779988328867886/?type=3
Girls’ Club: https://www.facebook.com/VeronicaConnorMiddleSchoolPTA/photos/a.356693724530684.1073741829.282507808615943/779986812201371/?type=3
Interact Club: https://www.facebook.com/VeronicaConnorMiddleSchoolPTA/photos/a.356693724530684.1073741829.282507808615943/779993058867413/?type=3
Peer Buddy Program: https://www.facebook.com/VeronicaConnorMiddleSchoolPTA/photos/pcb.779991285534257/779991215534264/?type=3
Singcopations and Men on Mondays: https://www.facebook.com/VeronicaConnorMiddleSchoolPTA/photos/a.356693724530684.1073741829.282507808615943/779990162201036/?type=3


HELPFUL HINTS FOR OPEN HOUSE

VCMS Open House is on Thursday, September 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. You’ll get the chance to meet your child’s teachers as you follow his or her schedule and move from class to class. Here are some tips to make it easier for you to navigate VCMS.




  • You will be following a Day 1 schedule.




  • Before heading to school, check your child’s schedule for his or her mod 1 teacher and the classroom number.




  • Open House runs from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Plan to arrive early so you have time to get to your mod 1 class by 6:00 p.m.







  • You will receive your child’s schedule in his or her mod 1 class.




  • Each mod will last for 10 minutes.




  • Ignore lunch on your child’s schedule and skip to the next class.




  • Use study halls to visit the music wing and the library. Stop at the Student Council table to purchase sportswear, learn about their events, and purchase tickets for the Back to School BBQ.


THIS WEEK IN SPORTS: GIRLS JV SOCCER

On September 14, the girl’s JV soccer team beat Lockport, 8-2.  Jessica Whitfield led the way with 3 goals.  Adiana Cotroneo added an assist. 


Congratulations to Mr. Bowman on his 200th career coaching win. His Varsity girls’ soccer team won 4-0 last on Thursday.  Read more about his accomplishment here: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwnyathletics.com%2F2017%2F09%2Fbowman-gets-200th-win%2F&h=ATNYBYjM1WxVVdPRGF1OOdz-BGr8aSYXLPp6o6_CWyZGDDc_bY6CFIg-v7LeetWNdAIJGPj0sxC4lED9xmmrpkjFUX-w6XjadBMhvuGz3zfZcIQCmfRnaCzTtjqq4B1t-WbwsfepdpySSnyNULfMlapefgCCOy4XugT8GQ0Bm8SeK6RviDxRSY5Md_M9mWHqLKk1pW0B5BjI65vYgaYnFcFWkecMpuL0NWOYY2IN4-AJyjrsdqZ9jbHBlq-k_-9qw70HaBgNgGJPwAW8p9nKFg3PuJnmDE7KJZgY20NTaz3gbt0

THIS WEEK IN SPORTS: MODIFIED FOOTBALL

The Modified Football Vikings continued its 3-year, 18-game winning streak by defeating Kenmore East Middle, 34-6.  Tyler Figliola had three scores while Jackson Jones, Justin Horvath, and Michael Doctor also chipped in for the Vikings.  Jashon Dhillon, Josh Mallabar, and a Brian Bielec interception led the defensive effort.  Congratulations on a great team win!



SAY CHEESE

School pictures are this week on Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22. Click here to see the package selections: https://www.facebook.com/VeronicaConnorMiddleSchoolPTA/photos/a.356693724530684.1073741829.282507808615943/779978478868871/?type=3



GRAND ISLAND PTA PERKS

Did you know that your PTA membership gets you discounts at local businesses? Be sure to screenshot or print your membership card, which is EMAILED to you once you've been registered. Click here to see the savings offered through the PTA PERKS program: https://www.facebook.com/VeronicaConnorMiddleSchoolPTA/photos/pcb.778005925732793/778005912399461/?type=3



#STOPCutsToClassrooms CAMPAIGN

The best way to reduce the federal deficit is to spur economic growth. Let’s make sure our nation’s youth is ready for a 21st Century economy by investing in them. Join the effort with National PTA and education advocates nationwide to #STOPCutsToClassrooms! Go to PTA.org/STOPCuts



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Do you have questions about VCMS PTA? Contact Jennifer Walowitz at jwalowitz@icloud.com.


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