August 25, 2021
Orchestra Trip Snap-Raise Campaign
Vines High School Orchestra will be participating in a Snap-Raise Campaign beginning August 31st and ending September 28th. Orchestra students and families are encouraged to register an account and share the campaign link with friends and family. Between now and the 31st students have plenty of time to add email contacts to their campaign page. The day of the campaign start, you will be able to share the link on social media.
Orchestra families need not donate unless they feel so inclined; you’ll be surprised how many folks will donate to help our Orchestra.
Funds raised will pay for our spring trip to Austin/San Antonio; a selection of music; concert venues; orchestra equipment; group sessions with private instruction; treats through out the year for students; and much more!
Your Viking Orchestra student can register at:
Free Meals for All Students This Year
Lanyards for Sale!
Lanyards will be on sale at the school store starting Monday, August 16th. We are in the process of staffing the store and hope to have it open a few days a week.
We are looking for parent volunteers to commit to one day a month to help us run our school store during the three lunch periods.
Volunteers can find the Volunteer Application on https://plano.voly.org/index.html. A background check will be performed and the turnaround time is just a couple days. Fill it out now, designate your campus(es) and be ready to help when called!
Below is the link to sign up to volunteer.
Thank you for your support!!!
Also, please join the Remind link to be notified for volunteer opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year!
Spiritwear is Here!!
Don’t forget to buy your Vines Spiritwear!
For sale in the school store or email Spiritwear@vinesptsa.org.
The Book Blurb
By: Katharine McGee
When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne.
As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America's first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling.
Nobody cares about the spare except when she's breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn't care much about anything, either . . . except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her.
And then there's Samantha's twin, Prince Jefferson. If he'd been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince . . . but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart.
Punching the Air
From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds, Walter Dean Myers, and Elizabeth Acevedo.
The story that I thought
was my life
didn’t start on the day
I was born
Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he’s seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. “Boys just being boys” turns out to be true only when those boys are white.
The story that I think
will be my life
Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal’s bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it?
With spellbinding lyricism, award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell a moving and deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth, in a system designed to strip him of both.