Valley Ranch Elementary PTO: Latest News

Yearbooksales
YEARBOOKS ARE COMING!
Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016, 07:12AM CDT

Attention VRE Stars! Yearbooks will be delivered to 4th Grade through Pre- K this Friday 4/29/2016. Haven’t ordered yours yet? There is still time to purchase your copy for $30.00.

Go here and to order online

OR

Send a check or cash in an envelope marked with your child’s first and last name, teacher’s name and grade.

Don’t miss out! Order yours today!

Schoolwide Yearbook Party scheduled for Thursday, May 19th, 2016.

Limited quantities available!

Apexfunrun full color logo
Apex Fun Run such a huge success!
Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016, 07:12AM CDT

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for making this year’s Apex Fun Run such a huge success! We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you also for our tireless star learners for running so fast! You all make this school Great!

Thanks so much for helping us reach our goal!

- Valley Ranch PTO

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VRE PTO POSITIONS 2016-2017
Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016, 07:12AM CDT

Are you interested in volunteering for the PTO?

There are a few open positions this year, as we have some members retiring from Valley Ranch and some moving on to other interests. The Valley Ranch PTO Board is active, FUN and involved in supporting the school, its teachers, and our Star Students. There are so many wonderful things the PTO is able to do for the school because of the participation of our parents like YOU. Please consider filling one of the following VRE PTO Board or Coordinator vacancies. It is fun and rewarding to serve this community’s BEST elementary school. Go Valley Ranch Stars!

The following is a list of all current positions. If it is highlighted in yellow, that means the position is not filled yet. There is a brief description of the vacancies also highlighted in yellow. Please don’t let the fact that a position is filled deter you. If you have an interest, let us know, every position could use extra help!

PLEASE CONTACT MONICA KIRCHMER at mekirchmer@gmail.com if you are interested in joining the VRE PTO Family or want more information about a position!

BOARD POSITIONS

President – Monica Kirchmer

Vice President – Cynthia Page

Secretary- ?

Duties: Record and distribute minutes of meetings; takes attendance; notifies members of meetings and other events; confirms quorum is/is not present, maintains an accurate list of current PTO board members and their contact information.

Treasurer- Michael Chen

Assistant Treasurer – ?

COORDINATOR POSITIONS

APEX Fun Run Coordinator – Gio Angulo

Write a Check Coordinator- ?

Duties: Responsible for chairing the fundraising activities associated with the district wide fundraiser WRITE-A-CHECK. Must market the fundraiser on the marquee, with signs and fliers. Develop creative way to excite the learners. Collect, count and submit to treasurer all moneys that come in. Duties a limited to the month of Residency Verification Day and the month of October.

Technology Coordinator- Cam Duong

Spirit Gear/Wear Coordinator- ?

Duties: Responsible for designing, ordering, and selling school t-shirts. T-shirts will only be sold at Residency verification in August and during the first few weeks of school in the fall. Coordinates volunteers for spirit wear sales during the first few weeks of school.

Hospitality Coordinator- Cynthia Page

Membership Coordinator- Alakananda Mitra

Membership Directory Coordinator-?

Duties: Responsible for gathering directory information for the creation (including printing and binding) and distribution of school directory electronically. Time at school limited to distribution and collection of order forms and disclosure forms.

Publicity Coordinator- ?

Duties- Responsible for promoting goodwill, community involvement and awareness by submitting articles and pictures of events at VRE to local newspapers; Time at school limited to attending school functions to take pictures. May also help with posting to VRE facebook page.

Yearbook Coordinator – Mihaela Ungureau

Yearbook Layout and Design Help

Duties- Responsible for the layout and design of the yearbook. Organize and host art contest in October for the 5th grade to determine the cover design. Determine candid picture placement.

Yearbook Photographer –

Duties- Take photos at school events to be used in the yearbook. Upload pictures to yearbook design software.

Yearbook Sales-

Duties- Responsible for marketing and selling the yearbook during Residency Verification and early spring. Send out flyers, post yearbook sales posters and track sales. Software and systems in place that make this a super easy job. Plus, you get to deliver the yearbooks!

Fundraising Coordinators (2)

Community Partners Mya Andersen Box Tops Nupur Srivastava

School Supplies Coordinators (2)

-Bhawna Mundhara -Rama Srinath

Room Parent Coordinator- Ritu Sethi

Specials Room Parent Coordinator- Avani Karia

Field Day Coordinator- Gio Angulo

Community Night Coordinator- Maria and Mohammed Qazzafi

Marquee Sign Coordinator- ?

Duties: Make sure the VRE marquee sign is kept up to date with all the latest PTO information and news. This information will come to you from the PTO President.

SHAC (Student Healthy Advisory Committee) Coordinator (2)- ?

SHAC duties: Represent Valley Ranch in CISD’s SHAC, as well as support VRE’s PE teacher and Cafeteria Manager in student health initiatives.

Newsletter- Maria Qazzafi

Library Coordinator- Shveta Varshney

Cisd 2016 rfrndm fnl
EDUCATE YOURSELF on the UPCOMING BOND ELECTION!
Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016, 07:12AM CDT

EDUCATE YOURSELF on the UPCOMING BOND ELECTION!

It effects our school and our children!

Bond Referendum Early Voting

April 25th—May 3rd

Visit www.coppellisdbonds.com

for bond overview, FAQ’s, pro-

jects by facility, tax impact, voting information

Join the pto
Join our last PTO MEETING!!!
Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016, 07:12AM CDT

Please join us for

Our last PTO MEETING

Of the year

Tuesday May 10, 2016

7:00 p.m.

The VRE Library

This is a very important meeting, we need to vote on a new board, how to spend Apex Fun Run Funds and Principal Froese from Middle School West will be in attendance. We need you there!

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CMSW PTO Positions!!
Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016, 07:12AM CDT

Middle school is no different than elementary school—except there are more students that need parental involvement! If you have an incoming sixth grader—we are the perfect way to get plugged into the school and get better connected to the staff and administration at CMSW. The current board is made up of working/stay-at-home parents, people serving on several boards, parents with kids at 1, 2, and even all three levels of schools at CISD! Overall, they are individuals who have a heart for making sure all our kids and staff have the best resources and programs available to them. CMSW PTO is still in need of the following positions to be filled. Please contact Sneha Patel (sneharpatel@hotmail.com) for more information about the commitment or to express interest in a nomination. No experience necessary—training will be provided! Find a friend and work the position together! We have several 8thgrade parents who are moving on and are in need of some new passionate people!

*Cookie Dough Fundraising Chair/Co-Chair; *Health and Welfare Co-Chair; *Hospitality Chair/Co-Chair; *Library Volunteer Coordinator; *Spirit Wear Chair/Co-Chair; *Student Activities (Dances) Chair/Co-Chair; and *Write-A-Check Chair/Co-Chair

Spirit day
Upcoming SPIRIT DAYS!!!
Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016, 07:12AM CDT

Upcoming SPIRIT DAYS!!!

Show your school spirit and creative side by participating in these events.

April 28th: Opposite Day

May 27th: Tie Dye Day (dress in your best tie dye clothing)

Apexfunrun full color logo
Apex Fun Run such a huge success!
Published: Tue, Apr 19, 2016, 08:37AM CDT

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for making this year’s Apex Fun Run such a huge success! The students had a wonderful time with the Apex team and the Fun Run was a blast. Now it’s time to collect all pledges that are due NOW.

Each student was given a Collections Envelope and Letter to take home after the Fun Run to collect checks from sponsors. Sponsors were also sent an email with a link to pay online. Our goal is to collect 100% of the funds pledged! Please help by contacting all sponsors to collect their checks or confirm that they have paid online. As a reminder, each class that collects all of their pledges will be receiving a special class prize!

You can also pay online by logging in with your student’s access code to the My Pledges tab at www.apexfunrun.com. If you need your student’s access code or didn’t receive an Apex email, please email info@apexfunrun.com and they will respond quickly.

Thanks so much for helping us reach our goal of 100% collected!
- Valley Ranch PTO

Year book party
5th Grade Yearbook Reveal PARTY ............
Published: Tue, Apr 19, 2016, 08:37AM CDT

Exciting news! The 2015-2016 VRE Yearbook is here and 5th Grade gets to see it first!

When: Thursday, April 21, 2016

2:10-2:50 pm

Where: In class

Why: Because 5th grade rocks!

If you have not bought your copy yet, there is still time.

-Send $30.00 cash or check to your child’s teacher along with your child’s full name and teacher name

OR

-Purchase online at vrepto.revtrak.net

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THE VRE PTO NEEDS YOU!
Published: Tue, Apr 19, 2016, 08:37AM CDT

2016-2017 PTO BOARD

THE VRE PTO NEEDS YOU!

If you are interested in getting more involved in your child’s education and meeting and working with some great people, volunteer with the PTO.

The new PTO Board is being put together for the 2016/2017 school year. Whether you like hospitality, planning parties, decorating, volunteering in the library, or working with spreadsheets, we have a place for you. Proposed PTO Board Positions for 2016-2017 include:

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Assistant Treasurer

Technology Coordinator

SHAC Coordinator

Hospitality Coordinator

Membership Coordinator

Membership Directory Coordinator

Publicity Coordinator

Yearbook Coordinator

Fundraising Coordinator (2)

-Community Partners -Box Tops

School Supplies Coordinator (2)

Room Parent Coordinator

Specials Room Parent Coordinator

Field Day Coordinator

Newsletter Coordinator

Community Night Coordinator

Write a Check Coordinator

Spirit Wear Coordinator

Library Coordinator

Marquee Sign Coordinator

Open positions are highlighted! Contact Monica Kirchmer at mekirchmer@gmail.com to volunteer.

Salad
Salad Bar Volunteers Needed Every Tuesday!
Published: Tue, Apr 19, 2016, 08:37AM CDT

Come help the Kinder, First and Second graders use the salad bar every Tuesday. Come early or stay late and have lunch with your student! It is easy and fun!

Sign up here

Spirit day
Upcoming SPIRIT DAYS!!!
Published: Tue, Apr 19, 2016, 08:37AM CDT

Show your school spirit and creative side by participating in these events.

April 28th: Opposite Day

May 27th: Tie Dye Day (dress in your best tie dye clothing)

Red black
Way to go Red and Black Super Stars!!!
Published: Wed, Apr 13, 2016, 07:02PM CDT

Congratulations to all third nine weeks Coppell Education Foundation Super Star winners. All of these students and teachers have been awarded for going above and beyond for another student or co-worker and truly deserve this recognition. Way to go Red and Black Super Stars!!!

Type Nominating Campus nominated Grade Nominator Name

Student VRE Mia Magnacca 1 Ms. Schaum
Student VRE Rachel Thekkinkupil 3 Ms. Murphy
Student VRE Pariza Khan 4 Mrs. Henderson
Student VRE Caleb Gonzalez 5 Ms.Chapman & Ms.Rindels
Student VRE Ahilan Varadarajan K Mrs. Thompson
Student VRE Quinn Olsen K Ms. Coggins

Teacher/Staff VRE Roanne Thompson 2nd Grade Team
Teacher/Staff VRE Roanne Thompson Brittany Martinez
Teacher/Staff VRE Roanne Thompson Brittany Martinez
Teacher/Staff VRE Roanne Thompson SUJATHA MANI
Teacher/Staff VRE Whitney Gibbs Roopa Mendez
Teacher/Staff VRE Whitney Gibbs 2nd Grade Teachers
Teacher/Staff VRE Whitney Gibbs Megan Schaum

Apexfunrun full color logo
Apex Fun Run such a huge success!
Published: Wed, Apr 13, 2016, 07:02PM CDT

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for making this year’s Apex Fun Run such a huge success! The students had a wonderful time with the Apex team and the Fun Run was a blast. Now it’s time to collect all pledges that are due NOW.

Each student was given a Collections Envelope and Letter to take home after the Fun Run to collect checks from sponsors. Sponsors were also sent an email with a link to pay online. Our goal is to collect 100% of the funds pledged! Please help by contacting all sponsors to collect their checks or confirm that they have paid online. As a reminder, each class that collects all of their pledges will be receiving a special class prize!

You can also pay online by logging in with your student’s access code to the My Pledges tab at www.apexfunrun.com. If you need your student’s access code or didn’t receive an Apex email, please email info@apexfunrun.com and they will respond quickly.

Thanks so much for helping us reach our goal of 100% collected!
- Valley Ranch PTO

Yearbooksales
YEAR BOOK ON SALE!!!
Published: Wed, Apr 13, 2016, 07:02PM CDT

YEARBOOKS NOW $30.00!

While supplies last…

Send in cash or check along with:

-your child’s first and last name

-teacher’s name

-class section

Or purchase online at here

Yearbooks will be delivered in early May.

Vote yes
upcoming Coppell ISD bond election
Published: Wed, Apr 13, 2016, 07:02PM CDT

The upcoming Coppell ISD bond election this May. This election is very important to Coppell ISD’s future, as much of the bond will go toward additional space for continued growth (did you know we just welcomed the 12,000th student to CISD?). You can find lots of details about the bond and what is included at the CISD website at www.coppellisd.com as well as the “Vote Yes! Our kids. Our future.” PAC website – (www.voteyescoppellisd.com). Carrie Clark (gregcarrie@tx.rr.com) served on the 2016 bond committee and will be happy to answer any questions you may have (or find out the answer if you have a question I don’t know the answer to).

Please also let me know if you would like a yard sign in support of the bond, and you can like the “Vote Yes! Our kids. Our future” PAC page on Facebook at here.

Thanks for your support, and please also remember to vote at the election on May 7, or through early voting from April 25 through May 3.

Propose
2016 Coppell ISD Bond Package
Published: Wed, Apr 13, 2016, 07:01PM CDT

2016 Coppell ISD Bond Package is Proposed to Address the Following:

· Construction of a new elementary school or expansion of existing elementary schools, depending on growth patterns and
community input.

· Basic servicing for infrastructure and upgrades throughout the district such as technology, roofing, flooring, electrical, heating,
and cooling.

· Construction of a new Middle School West, while the existing Middle School West will be converted into a 9th Grade Center
to address enrollment growth.

· Renovation of Coppell High School in areas including fine arts, dressing rooms, and bathrooms to accommodate increased enrollment and update existing facilities.

· Improved student safety features including lighting, fire alarms, sprinkler systems, security cameras, and visitor access systems.

· Replacement of the track and turf at Coppell Middle School East.

· Renovation of the Service and Network Operations Center.

Visit http://www.coppellisdbonds.com or http://www.coppellisd.com/2016bond for additional information.

Join the pto
PTO MEETING !!!!
Published: Tue, Mar 29, 2016, 05:00PM CDT

PTO MEETING

Friday April 1, 2019

9:00am

Library

Salad
Salad Bar Volunteers Needed Every Tuesday!
Published: Tue, Mar 29, 2016, 05:00PM CDT

Come help the Kinder, First and Second graders use the salad bar every Tuesday. Come early or stay late and have lunch with your student! It is easy and fun!

Sign up here

Red black rtf 2c logo
Red & Black Run to Fund
Published: Tue, Mar 29, 2016, 05:00PM CDT

The Coppell Education Foundation’s 4th Annual Red & Black Run to Fund 5k/1-Mile Fun Run will be on Saturday, April 16. Online registration and race information is available here. Discounted rates are available for CISD students and staff, plus there are opportunities to receive discounts through sharing on social media and recruiting your friends to participate by email.

$2 from every race entry will be contributed to your school’s Coordinated Physical Education program.

Discounted early registration expires on March 31st.

Yearbooksales
YEARBOOKS ON SALE !!!
Published: Tue, Mar 29, 2016, 05:00PM CDT

YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $25.00

Limited quantity so get yours today! Yearbooks to be delivered in May.

YBpay.lifetouch.com

Yearbook code: 12616916

PRICE INCREASES to $30.00 April 1st!

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APEX collections reminder
Published: Tue, Mar 29, 2016, 04:59PM CDT

Dear Valley Ranch Elementary Parents,

Thank you so much for making this year’s Apex Fun Run such a huge success! The students had a wonderful time with the Apex team and the Fun Run was a blast. Now it’s time to collect all pledges.

Each student was given a Collections Envelope and Letter to take home after the Fun Run to collect checks from sponsors. Sponsors were also sent an email with a link to pay online. Our goal is to collect 100% of the funds pledged! Please help by contacting all sponsors to collect their checks or confirm that they have paid online. As a reminder, each class that collects all of their pledges will be receiving a special class prize!

You can also pay online by logging in with your student’s access code to the My Pledges tab at here. If you need your student’s access code or didn’t receive an Apex email, please email info@apexfunrun.com and they will respond quickly.

Thanks for making this a great success and helping us reach our goal!
vallley Ranch PTO

Event
Spring Fling Cancelled
Published: Tue, Mar 29, 2016, 04:59PM CDT

Due to a scheduling conflict with an important holiday celebrated many of Valley Ranch Families, the PTO has decided to cancel the Spring Fling.

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PTO Board Positions for 2016-2017 .
Published: Tue, Mar 29, 2016, 04:59PM CDT

THE VRE PTO NEEDS YOU!

If you are interested in getting more involved in your child’s education and meeting and working with some great people, volunteer with the PTO.

The new PTO Board is being put together for the 2016/2017 school year. Whether you like hospitality, planning parties, decorating, volunteering in the library, or working with spreadsheets, we have a place for you. Proposed PTO Board Positions for 2016-2017 include:

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Assistant Treasurer

Technology Coordinator

SHAC Coordinator

Hospitality Coordinator

Membership Coordinator

Membership Directory Coordinator

Publicity Coordinator

Yearbook Coordinator

Fundraising Coordinator (2)

-Community Partners -Box Tops

School Supplies Coordinator (2)

Room Parent Coordinator

Specials Room Parent Coordinator

Field Day Coordinator

Newsletter Coordinator

Community Night Coordinator

Write a Check Coordinator

Spirit Wear Coordinator

Library Coordinator

Marquee Sign Coordinator

Open positions are highlighted! Contact Monica Kirchmer at mekirchmer@gmail.com to volunteer

Spirit day
Additional Upcoming SPIRIT DAYS!!!
Published: Tue, Mar 29, 2016, 04:59PM CDT

Show your school spirit and creative side by participating in these events.

April 28th: Opposite Day

May 27th: Tie Dye Day (dress in your best tie dye clothing)

Join the pto
PTO MEETING !!!!
Published: Tue, Mar 22, 2016, 02:13PM CDT

PTO MEETING

Friday April 1, 2019

9:00am

Library

Apexfunrun full color logo
Apex Fun Run such a huge success!
Published: Tue, Mar 22, 2016, 02:13PM CDT

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for making this year’s Apex Fun Run such a huge success! The students had a wonderful time with the Apex team and the Fun Run was a blast. Now it’s time to collect all pledges that are due on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2015.

Each student was given a Collections Envelope and Letter to take home after the Fun Run to collect checks from sponsors. Sponsors were also sent an email with a link to pay online. Our goal is to collect 100% of the funds pledged! Please help by contacting all sponsors to collect their checks or confirm that they have paid online. As a reminder, each class that collects all of their pledges will be receiving a special class prize!

You can also pay online by logging in with your student’s access code to the My Pledges tab at here. If you need your student’s access code or didn’t receive an Apex email, please email info@apexfunrun.com and they will respond quickly.

Thanks so much for helping us reach our goal of 100% collected!
- Valley Ranch PTO

Yearbooksales
YEARBOOKS ON SALE !!!
Published: Tue, Mar 22, 2016, 02:13PM CDT

YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $25.00

Limited quantity so get yours today! Yearbooks to be delivered in May.

YBpay.lifetouch.com

Yearbook code: 12616916

PRICE INCREASES to $30.00 April 1st!

Salad
Salad Bar Volunteers Needed Every Tuesday!
Published: Tue, Mar 22, 2016, 02:13PM CDT

Come help the Kinder, First and Second graders use the salad bar every Tuesday. Come early or stay late and have lunch with your student! It is easy and fun!

Sign up here

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PTO Board Positions for 2016-2017 .
Published: Tue, Mar 22, 2016, 02:13PM CDT

THE VRE PTO NEEDS YOU!

If you are interested in getting more involved in your child’s education and meeting and working with some great people, volunteer with the PTO.

The new PTO Board is being put together for the 2016/2017 school year. Whether you like hospitality, planning parties, decorating, volunteering in the library, or working with spreadsheets, we have a place for you. Proposed PTO Board Positions for 2016-2017 include:

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Assistant Treasurer

Technology Coordinator

SHAC Coordinator

Hospitality Coordinator

Membership Coordinator

Membership Directory Coordinator

Publicity Coordinator

Yearbook Coordinator

Fundraising Coordinator (2)

-Community Partners -Box Tops

School Supplies Coordinator (2)

Room Parent Coordinator

Specials Room Parent Coordinator

Field Day Coordinator

Newsletter Coordinator

Community Night Coordinator

Write a Check Coordinator

Spirit Wear Coordinator

Library Coordinator

Marquee Sign Coordinator

Open positions are highlighted! Contact Monica Kirchmer at mekirchmer@gmail.com to volunteer