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Van Buren Elementary


20 Ford Street
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Main Office (315) 638-6121
Health Office (315) 638-6123
Fax (315) 638-6170

 Danielle Nahorney- Principal


Next PTA Meeting:
September 18




PTA Fun Run Flyer 

PTA Events Brochure 

PTA Spirit Wear Order Form

 Boxtop Collection Sheet

Bottle Request

STEM &Families

TOPS in Education Program

Do you shop at TOPS Friendly Markets? Did you know that TOPS has a program called TOPS in Education where you can earn money for Van Buren Elementary simply by registering for the program and shopping like you normally do? 

Here's how it works:

1. Visit the website:
2. Register your TOPS BonusPlus® Card.
3. Select your school from the list (Van Buren Elementary).
4. Purchase participating TOPS brand products with your TOPS BonusPlus® Card throughout the 2017-2018 TOPS in Education program year.
5. TOPS contributes up to 5% of your purchase to the school you have chosen. The more you shop, the higher percentage they donate!
***REMEMBER: Even if you registered last year, you still need to re-enroll for the 2017-2018 school year.***



STEM Grant Awarded to Van Buren Elementary PTA!
The PTA has some exciting news to share! Van Buren Elementary PTA has been awarded a grant from the National PTA, sponsored by Bayer, to use toward our upcoming STEM Fair or other STEM activities. You can see the video of the announcement on our PTA face book page at "Van Buren Elementary PTA". Look for more information on how we will be using our $1,000 grant in the coming months. We are so excited about this opportunity for our students. If you are excited about it, too, we'd love to have you sign up to help on this committee!


A GIANT thank you to everyone that turned in Box Tops for our first submission and to the volunteers who took on the task of clipping, counting and checking for expiration dates. We will be receiving cash in the amont of $400.00 for our first submission.
Please keep an eye out for the Box Tops flyer for December to arrive with your kids.
Box Tops are collected year around, please continue to send them in as often as possible.



Cut/clip them, put them in a bag and send them to school.  The PTA              receives CASH, yes CASH for the box tops we submit.   Box tops can be sent in year around.
Miscellaneous Items:
Pop Tabs!
Help VanBuren's 1st Grade Team collect Pop Tabs.  Collect and send in year around!



Are you a member of Van Buren's PTA? Have you considered joining? The PTA is currently holding a MEMBERSHIP DRIVE and needs you! Please read the attached flyer to learn more about what the PTA has to offer, and complete the attached form to join.

Membership Flyer
Membership Form



SHUTTERFLY - We would like to invite you to join our PTA Shutterfly group.  It's a great opportunity to find out about upcoming events, volunteer for events, see some great photos of our students and much more!  Attached is a flyer to explain how to sign up!  It's the best way to find out what's going on.

Van Buren PTA on Facebook
Like us on Face Book

Please like our Facebook page for the latest news and updates along with photographs of events. It is also a great way to connect with other Van Buren PTA members. Our Facebook page is: Van Buren Elementary PTA.
Also, please consider signing up for our Shutterfly page: .  Here you can sign up to volunteer for future events, upload photos of your children participating in school activities or view other photographs that have been added. Your photographs might be selected to be used in the yearbook!  Stay in tune with the most up to date announcements and print out forms you may have missed that were sent home. You can also get answers to your questions by posting to our blog on the site! Please join today!

Calling All Volunteers...the PTA needs YOU!

We have several needs that you can help us with.  Before we get to the opportunities, we want you to know that any time you volunteer at a PTA run event, you will never be alone.  There is always at least one PTA Board member with you to teach you what to do and to tackle any decisions that come up along the way.  It is always our goal to make things as easy and fun for everyone - including our volunteers. 


Register your Price Chopper card starting on July 1st every year @
The points we ears are used for hula hoops, jump ropes, glue sticks and much more!
Thank you for your support of the Van Buren PTA!
Labels for Education is an ongoing program. Please send in Labels from Campbell's soup, Goldfish crackers, etc. We use these labels to buy playground equipment. Some of the equipment used during Sports Night was "purchased" with Labels-absolutely free of charge to us! Feel free to send them in with your box tops! Contact Mindy Winans-Spiegel at
We hope we'll see you at an event soon! For more event information, copies of flyers, and photos of our students at recent events, join our website at!
Thank you for your support!

PTA Meeting - Please consider joining us for our meeting. We'll be discussing the financial direction of the PTA for the remainder of the year. Also, we have a lot of fun programs on the horizon. Your direction and input is appreciated!
We hope to see you at one of the above events or meetings soon!

2018-2019 PTA Officers:
Kelly Lenning- Co-President
Jackie Smith- Co-President
Mackenzie Bailey- Co-Vice President
Courtney Arria- Co-Vice President
Lexie Thomas- Treasurer
Nicole Alberico-Farr- Secretary