Did you know that Valley Forge Elementary School has its very own Publishing Center? Students in 1st through 4th grades are able to publish original stories, which they write and illustrate. In 2015-16, the Publishing Center assembled a record-setting 891 books! We are the only elementary school left in the district to offer a Publishing Center program of this magnitude.
Our Publishing Center is funded by the PTO and is staffed 100% by parent volunteers. And we need A LOT of volunteers! Therefore, we ask that you consider joining us! It is through our parent volunteers, who are so generous with their time, that we are able to continue. Volunteer opportunities include typing, proofreading, About the Author, creating covers, laminating covers, and assembly. Depending on the area(s) chosen, volunteers have the option of working at home or in school. In addition, our volunteers are free to choose when, and how much, they volunteer – there is no need to commit to a set day or a specific number of hours.
Many, many thanks to those parents who so generously volunteer their time! We encourage anyone interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities to contact Tarin Cataldo or Brookie White at VFEPubCntr@tesd.net. We hope to see you in the Publishing Center!
Publishing Center Guidelines for Parents
We thank the Valley Forge PTO for its continued funding of supplies and materials for the Publishing Center. Publishing Center books are special keepsakes that demonstrate each child’s creative growth from year to year, and we’re very excited to be able to offer this program to our students. If you have any questions regarding these guidelines, please contact Brookie White or Tarin Cataldo at VFEPubCntr@tesd.net.
Please click on the “+” to expand and see the detailed guidelines and instructions.
About the Author Interview
Please help your child complete the Author Interview form and return it to the Publishing Center via your child’s red folder by October 21, 2016.
If you have any questions regarding About the Author, please contact Elayne Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please read these important instructions BEFORE beginning your illustration. If for any reason you need another covered board or a reprint of a page, please email us or come see us in the Publishing Center. We are glad to help!
Please contact Brookie White or Tarin Cataldo at VFEPubCntr@tesd.net with any questions.
Thank you, and have fun illustrating your books!