Valley Ranch Elementary PTO: Latest News



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Spring Carnival - March 27, 2015
Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015, 09:06PM CDT
VRE PTO Spring Carnival
Friday, March 27th
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Bring a canned or boxed non-perishable item for admission.

We hope you’ll be able to join us at the RESCHEDULED SPRING CARNIVAL!

Tickets for games and food will be available for purchase at the event for $.50 each. Children must be accompanied by parents to the carnival.

We do need lots of volunteers – if you can help, sign up in the box below or e-mail Carrie Clark at gregcarrie@tx.rr.com The more help we have, the more smoothly the carnival will go for everyone!

 


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2014-15 Yearbooks on sale now!
Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015, 09:06PM CDT

Yearbooks on sale now! $25 while supplies last. Purchase at the spring carnival or by order form. Order forms will be coming home soon or can be picked up in the office.

You can also order them online from the PTO webstore by clicking here

Contact mekirchmer@gmail.com with questions.



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Kindergarten Registration for the 2015-16
Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015, 09:06PM CDT

Kindergarten Registration for the 2015-16 school year begins March 23, 2015.

Registrations by appointment only.



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Grandparents/Special Friends Day –New Date - April 9th, 2015
Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015, 09:06PM CDT

Please mark your calendar for breakfast on Thursday, April 9th at 7:30 A.M. Donuts
and door prizes will be provided or a school breakfast will be available for purchase. We also invite you back that evening for the VRE Art Fair at 6-7:30pm.

Your child is welcome to bring their personal device to the breakfast to SKYPE with their grandparent or special friend who is unable to attend the breakfast.



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VRE Art Fair - April 9th, 2015 6:00pm
Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015, 09:06PM CDT

You are invited to come in and check out the art work of your kid(s) on April 9th, 2015 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm.



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Annual CISD PTO Dads’ Clubs Golf Challenge – April 11th
Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015, 09:06PM CDT

* Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at 7:00 AM *

Whether you are a “scratch” golfer or a “duffer” come out to support the schools!

Presented jointly by Valley Ranch Stars’ Dads, Lee Spurs’ Dads and Mockingbird Mavs’ Dads Clubs

Net proceeds directly support Valley Ranch, Lee & Mockingbird Elementary Schools

Don’t worry if you don’t golf often – many participants are first time golfers!
Go to the event page for more information or Register Now!



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MOSAIC – CGA Summer Camp
Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015, 09:06PM CDT

Are you interested in Summer Enrichment for your child?

CGA brings to you MOSAIC, the ultimate the summer experience for your child, with courses like Circuits! Circuits! Circuits!, Coding, Ceramics, Rocket Science, and Chess to name just a few!!

These courses are for ALL students entering grades 4th-8th in Fall of 2015.

Summer Camp Weeks
June 8th-12th & July 27th-31st, 2015
Registration is open now

For course details, schedules and to register, please visit the website http://coppellgifted.org/mosaic/summer-mosaic-2015/



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PTO Board at CMSW
Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015, 09:05PM CDT

Many of you have a child currently at West or are about to send your first…the PTO Board in middle school functions exactly the same as it does on the elementary school level. Our goal is support the administration and staff in order to provide the student with the best educational experience possible. Events and programs are coordinated by parents like you who are dedicated to their child’s education. Parental involvement does not end or lessen in middle school, if anything, the need increases. There are a variety of ways you can become involved at West, but we are currently seeking to fill the positions of Fundraising Chair (coordinates the one and only fundraiser put on by the PTO, with the assistance of three committee members), Membership (responsible for promoting PTO Membership and creating the directory, Webmaster and Asst. Webmaster (responsible for maintaining the PTO website throughout the year). If you are interested in any of these or any other ways to become involved at CMSW, please contact JV Dasgupta at jataveda@gmail.com



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5TH GRADE PARENTS, WE WANT YOU to be a part of the 2015 -2016 CMS East PTO Board!
Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015, 09:05PM CDT

The East PTO Board needs your involvement for next year. The Board meets in the evening on the 3rd Monday of the month (usually). This is a great way to become involved at your child’s middle school, learn more about what happens on the CMSE campus, and to meet other CMSE parents. There are a variety of open positions with different time commitments. Please click here to look at the available positions and their descriptions.

If you are interested or have questions, please email Erin Hellmuth at erinhellmuth@yahoo.com.

Please include your name, preference of PTO position, child’s name, grade and phone number. Please respond NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13th.



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Volunteers Needed for Rescheduled Spring Carnival
Published: Mon, Mar 23, 2015, 01:06PM CDT

The Spring Carnival is coming on March 27th! We need volunteers to help at the carnival. We can’t hold this event without lots of support from our VRE families! Several shifts are available:

  • Set Up – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

To volunteer, please click on the link in the blue box below and mark the shift that you’re able to help with.

Questions about volunteering or the carnival? Contact Carrie Clark at gregcarrie@tx.rr.com

 


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Open House Today - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Published: Mon, Mar 16, 2015, 12:07PM CDT

Open House at Valley Ranch Valley is rescheduled for Monday, March 16th at 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Come see all the wonderful things your kids are doing at school!



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Book Fair open on Monday and Wednesday
Published: Mon, Mar 16, 2015, 12:07PM CDT

The Book Fair will be open today (Monday) 8:00am-7:30pm & Wednesday 8:00am-3:00pm. We hope to see you here.



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Calling All Coolers for the Carnival!
Published: Mon, Mar 16, 2015, 12:07PM CDT

Do you have a cooler the PTO may borrow for the Spring Carnival? If so, please label it with your name and drop it off to the school office by March 25th. Also, please indicate you have one that can be used by clicking on your name in the box below; then clicking the “contribute” button and signing up.

If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Clark.

 


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Have Box Tops to Turn In?
Published: Mon, Mar 16, 2015, 12:07PM CDT

Please keep cutting and sending in your Boxtops!! They mean seem inconsequential but these little squares add up quickly to major funds raised to support VRE! So thank you for your diligence on this and keep up the good work!

For every 100 turned in by a class, they’ll receive an entry into a drawing. Drawing will be held at the end of the year, and will be for a pizza lunch for the winning class. So send them to school with your child and maybe your child’s class will be the one to win!

Questions about Box Tops? Contact Carrie Clark at gregcarrie@tx.rr.com



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MOSAIC - CGA Summer Camp
Published: Mon, Mar 16, 2015, 12:07PM CDT

Are you interested in Summer Enrichment for your child?

CGA brings to you MOSAIC, the ultimate the summer experience for your child, with courses like Circuits! Circuits! Circuits!, Coding, Ceramics, Rocket Science, and Chess to name just a few!!

These courses are for ALL students entering grades 4th-8th in Fall of 2015.

Summer Camp Weeks
June 8th-12th & July 27th-31st, 2015
Registration is open now

For course details, schedules and to register, please visit the website http://coppellgifted.org/mosaic/summer-mosaic-2015/



 
Attention parents of incoming Coppell Middle School West students!
Published: Mon, Mar 16, 2015, 12:07PM CDT

CMSW is beginning the nomination committee for the 2015-2016 PTO Board. Our Bylaws require that we have a representative from each of our feeder schools on the board, but more importantly a balanced number of individuals from each of our elementary schools. We would be most grateful for some Valley Ranch Elementary parents to serve as representatives. If you would like serve as representative please contact Jennings Rauschenbach: JenningsR@verizon.net



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REMINDER! General body PTO meeting Tuesday night
Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015, 08:54PM CST

We hope to see you tomorrow night at 7pm in the VRE Library for the General Body PTO meeting. We will begin the nomination process this month for next year’s Board and would love to see you there! All Valley Ranch Elementary PTO members are encouraged to attend!



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Spring Carnival Cancelled; Will Be Rescheduled
Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015, 10:24AM CST

Due to freezing weather and the possibility of additional snow, the carnival has been cancelled for this Friday Night (February 27th).

A new date after spring break will be scheduled, so please watch for additional details!

If you pre-purchased tickets for the carnival, you will still receive them. They will still be valid for the rescheduled date, so simply hold them until then.

If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Clark at gregcarrie@tx.rr.com.



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APEX collections reminder
Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015, 09:21PM CST

Dear Valley Ranch Elementary Parents,

Thank you again for all of your help collecting the pledges from the Apex Fun Run! Right now, we have collected 63% of the money and our goal is 100%. Please help us by making sure that all sponsors have paid online or by check. You can check to see who has paid by going to the “My Pledges” tab for your student at www.apexfunrun.com.
Also, any class that reaches 100% collected will be earning a special class award from their teacher. If you have any questions about pledges or need your student’s access code, please contact the school or email Apex at info@apexfunrun.com.
Thanks for making this a great success and helping us reach our goal!

Your Valley Ranch PTO



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Carnival This Friday
Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015, 02:57PM CST
VRE PTO Spring Carnival
Friday, February 27th
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Bring a canned or boxed non-perishable item for admission.

Tickets for games and food will be available for purchase at the event for $.50 each. Children must be accompanied by parents to the carnival.

We do still need some adult volunteers – if you can help, sign up in the box below or e-mail Carrie Clark at gregcarrie@tx.rr.com The more help we have, the more smoothly the carnival will go for everyone!

 


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Calling All Coolers!
Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015, 02:57PM CST

Do you have a cooler the PTO may borrow for the Spring Carnival? If so, please label it with your name and drop it off to the school office by February25th. Also, please indicate you have one that can be used by clicking on your name in the box below; then clicking the “contribute” button and signing up.

If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Clark.

 


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Volunteers Needed for Spring Carnival
Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015, 10:11AM CST

The Spring Carnival is coming on February 27th! We need volunteers to help at the carnival. We can’t hold this event without lots of support from our VRE families! Several shifts are available:

  • Set Up – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

To volunteer, please click on the link in the blue box below and mark the shift that you’re able to help with.

Questions about volunteering or the carnival? Contact Carrie Clark at gregcarrie@tx.rr.com

 


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APEX Fun Run - THANK YOU!
Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015, 10:11AM CST

The students had a blast at the fun run last week! We could not have had such a successful run without our parent support, and we wanted to say THANK YOU!

If you came out and cheered on our runners at the race – THANK YOU! If you helped volunteer during the fun run – THANK YOU! If you helped support the run with your donation – THANK YOU!



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Pre-Purchase Your Carnival Tickets
Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015, 10:11AM CST

A flyer was sent home to allow you to pre-order your tickets for the Spring Carnival and avoid the line. Tickets are $.50 each, and are good for all food, activity and game stations.

To pre-order tickets, you can order online , return the form your child brought home or download one here.



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VRE PTO Board needs you for next year
Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015, 10:11AM CST

Want to make a difference? Looking for ways to volunteer?

The PTO has an opportunity for you!

The PTO Board has positions available. They do not require past experience, they range in time commitment, and are an excellent way to become involved in the PTO!

If you are interested or would like more information click HERE!



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Mark Your Calendars
Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015, 10:11AM CST

Here’s a few upcoming dates:

February 20th – Star Savers Bank
February 26th – Spirit Day – Twins Day
February 27th – Wear Red for Heart Health Awareness
February 27th – Citizen Recognition Ceremony
February 27th – Spring Carnival
March 2nd – 6th – Book Fair
March 3rd – VRE PTO Board Meeting
March 5th – Open House
March 5th – Grandparents and Special Friends Day
March 9th – March 13th – Spring Break



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PTO Board Meeting
Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015, 10:11AM CST

The next PTO Board meeting is scheduled for March 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. Everyone is invited to come! We’re looking for board members for next year, so this is a great opportunity to see how the board meeting goes.



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Open House - March 5th 6:30pm
Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015, 10:11AM CST

VRE Open House March 5, 2013 6:30 pm—7:30 pm

Please make plans to come and see the incredible learning going on at VRE



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Grandparents and Special Friends Day - March 5th
Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015, 10:11AM CST

Please mark your calendar for breakfast on Thursday, March 5th at 7:30 A.M. Great door prizes will be given and donuts to start off the day! In addition to breakfast you can also come back for Open House at 6:30 P.M. It is going to be a fun day for everyone. In preparation for Grandparents/Special Friends Day, you are welcome to send a labeled, favorite picture of your grandparent which will be displayed. It can be sent to your child’s teacher. Deadline to submit a picture is February 20, 2015.

Your child is welcome to bring their personal device to the breakfast to SKYPE with their grandparent or special friend who is unable to attend the breakfast.



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APEX Fun run timings changed - February 12, 2015
Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015, 04:35PM CST

Please note the timings for the run per grade have changed. The new start timings are listed below :

PK1AM – 9:35 am
Grade 5 – 11:05 am
Grade 1 – 12:05 pm
Kindergarten – 01:05 pm
Grade 2 – 01:05 pm
PK1PM – 01:50 pm
Grade 3 – 02:05 pm
Grade 4 – 02:05 pm

All parents interested in coming to volunteer or cheer on the kids are welcome.