Valley Ranch Elementary PTO: Latest News



Cupcake
Back to School Luncheon
Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014, 10:25AM CDT

The VRE PTO is hosting a “Welcome Back to School” luncheon for our teachers and staff on Monday, August 18th. We’re in need of desserts for this luncheon so if you’d be willing to contribute, please click on the box below.

Your dessert will need to be brought up to VRE on Monday the 18th by 10:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Clark – e-mail.



 
calling all Verification Day volunteers
Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 03:13PM CDT

We need you to help make Verification Day a well run event! Verification Day is August 14th and we need you to help us keep the lines moving, welcome new VRE families and share your knowledge and experience. We’ll have two shifts one in the morning (7:30-10am) and late afternoon (3-6pm), we would love your help either one or both shifts.

As you may know we have quite few new students coming to Valley Ranch, we want to welcome them with short lines and smiling faces. We hope you can join us on August 14th! Please let us know by August 11th if you can work one or both shifts.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Mya Andersen and Mandy Foster
your VRE PTO president team



 
Reminders from Nurse Kathleen
Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014, 08:39AM CDT

Nurse Kathleen has a few reminders for you:

1. All medication must be picked up from the clinic by June 3rd. Any medicine not picked up will be discarded.

2. If your child has Food Allergies: Food Allergy Action Plan will be sent home. Please have it completed for the start of the new school year.

3. If your child has Asthma: Asthma Action Plan will be sent home to be completed and returned at the start of the new school year.

4. Any immunizations your child receives over the summer, please provide the updated record at residency verification.

Have a wonderful summer full of fun. See you in August!
Nurse Kathleen



Apex
Apex Run Photos
Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014, 08:39AM CDT

Enjoy some fun pictures from Apex Run. Everyone had a lot of fun.

Please send in your pledge money if you have not already done so. Thank you to all for a successful fundraiser! We have collected 75% of the pledges so far giving us $15,000 to be used for technology for our children. This will be used with the CISD matching fund in October to make the money go even further. Typically CISD matches dollar for dollar.

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School-supplies
Last Chance to Order School Supplies at a Discount
Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014, 08:39AM CDT

Pre-order your School Supplies for the next school year at a pre-order price of $48 (if ordered by June 6, 2014) to be sure your child has them on the first day of school.

You can place your order at the VRE PTO Webstore, or Print the Form and send it completed, with payment, to your child’s teacher or the school office, by June 6th.

Price after June 6th is $50.

While some kits are available later, the numbers are limited and we cannot guarantee the date of delivery. Refunds will be available in the event you won’t be attending Valley Ranch Elementary in the fall.

For any questions/clarifications please contact Aanchal Prakash at aanchal.prakash@yahoo.com



Boxtops
Save Your Box Tops Over the Summer!
Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014, 08:39AM CDT

Summer is here, but please don’t stop collecting Box Tops for Education!

Valley Ranch Elementary PTO receives 10 cents for every Box Top we collect and that adds up fast! This school year we have collected over 12,000 Box Tops and the money we make from the collection of Box Tops goes right back to VRE! It is used to purchase cool things like new technology for the school & help fund the programs and events we sponsor throughout the school year.

So, save your Box Tops until school starts again!



Yearbooksales
Yearbook 2013-2014
Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014, 08:39AM CDT

We have a few remaining copies of the yearbook,

VRE 2014 yearbooks are available for sale for $30 in the office. Stop by & get one!



Jump
Jump Rope for Heart winners
Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014, 08:39AM CDT

Congratualtions to students who raised the most money for Jump Rope for Heart!

Back left to right: Ashleigh Griffin, Tonya Bradford, Maribel Urey
Front row left to right: Karina Godhia, Chloe Cunningham, Kiara Godhia, Karissa Godhia

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Apex
Fun Run Information!
Published: Tue, May 27, 2014, 12:43PM 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, May 28th.

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, we need your help collecting all of the pledges as soon as possible. Your 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 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.

Also, don’t forget about the $1000 Apex “Power Up” Scholarship Competition for Apex Fun Run students to earn money to change the world! 5 lucky winners each semester will win $1000! Here’s a link to explain more about the competition: https://www.apexfunrun.com/power-up-challenge. Send all entry essays and videos to stories@apexfunrun.com.

Thanks so much for helping us reach our goal of 100% collected!



Thank-you
Thank You!
Published: Thu, May 22, 2014, 09:58PM CDT

Thank you to all those who volunteered and attended the Apex Fun Run today!
Our runners had fun and did a great job.



 
Power Up Writing Challenge!
Published: Thu, May 22, 2014, 09:58PM CDT

APEX would like you to tell them in 200 words or less how you would change the world with $1,000.
5 lucky winners will win $1,000.00 to execute their idea. Here is the link to explain more about the writing competition

• You may write an essay on word and e-mail it to stories@apexfunrun.com due Wednesday, June 4th
• You may do a 2-minute video and submit it to stories@apexfunrun.com due Wednesday, June 4th
• You may handwrite it and submit it to the VRE Office by Thursday, May 29th



Apex
Fun Run Tomorrow - May 22nd!
Published: Wed, May 21, 2014, 05:06PM CDT

Run times are:

• Fun Run 1: @8:30am for PK1 & Kindergarten
• Fun Run 2: @9:30am for 1st & 2nd Grade
• Fun Run 3: @10:30am for 4th & 5th Grade
• Fun Run 4: @ 11:30am for 3rd Grade
• Fun Run 5: @ 1:00pm for PK2
Please note the correct times for 3rd, 4th & 5th grades!!

Parents are welcome to come attend the Fun Run! If you’d like to come and help out, we’d love to have you volunteer!

Don’t forget to log in your pledges! Let’s make this a successful fundraiser!

Questions? E-mail Carrie Clark – e-mail



Apex
Corrected Times - Please Check Times - Fun Run
Published: Tue, May 20, 2014, 03:49PM CDT
The Fun Run will be here on May 22nd!

Run times are:

• Fun Run 1: 8:30am for PK1 & Kindergarten
• Fun Run 2: @9:30am for 1st & 2nd Grade
• Fun Run 3: @10:30am for 4th & 5th Grade
• Fun Run 4: @ 11:30am for 3rd Grade
• Fun Run 5: @ 1:00pm for PK2
Please note the correct times for 3rd, 4th & 5th grades!!

Parents are welcome to come attend the Fun Run! If you’d like to come and help out, we’d love to have you volunteer. You can volunteer by clicking on your name in the blue box below.

To learn more about the character lessons being taught as a part of the fun run, view the flyer here

Don’t forget to enter your pledges! There’s only a few more days until our run! Let’s make this a successful fundraiser!

Questions? E-mail Carrie Clark – e-mail



Thank-you
THANK YOU to all of our Field Day volunteers !
Published: Tue, May 20, 2014, 10:40AM CDT

A special THANK YOU to all of our Field Day volunteers! It would not have been a success without the helping hands of many parents! Just a reminder, if you brought a hose or cooler for the event , please pick it up from the school office or gym as soon as possible!



Apex
Fun Run Update
Published: Tue, May 20, 2014, 10:40AM CDT
The Fun Run will be here on May 22nd!

Run times are:

• Fun Run 1: 8:30am for PK1 & Kindergarten
• Fun Run 2: @9:30am for 1st & 2nd Grade
• Fun Run 3: @10:30am for 3rd & 5th Grade
• Fun Run 4: @ 11:30am for 4th Grade
• Fun Run 5: @ 1:00pm for PK2
Please note that 4th & 5th times have changed!

Parents are welcome to come attend the Fun Run! If you’d like to come and help out, we’d love to have you volunteer. You can volunteer by clicking on your name in the blue box below.

To learn more about the character lessons being taught as a part of the fun run, view the flyer here

Don’t forget to enter your pledges! There’s only a few more days until our run! Let’s make this a successful fundraiser!

Questions? E-mail Carrie Clark – e-mail



Yearbooksales
Yearbooks are in & will be delivered very soon
Published: Tue, May 20, 2014, 10:40AM CDT

Don’t miss out! Late orders are still available ($30 per copy). Via PTO mailbox or online.

You can order them securely on the VREPTO webstore .



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Attending Lee Elementary in Fall ?
Published: Tue, May 20, 2014, 10:40AM CDT

If your family will be attending Lee Elementary in the fall please check the Lee Elementary website for all updates with regards to school supplies, upcoming family fun nights, etc.



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Need help for Field Day !!
Published: Wed, May 7, 2014, 11:04PM CDT

WE NEED HOSES!! Field Day is filled with water slides ! PLEASE drop off hoses to the office by the end of the school day TOMORROW!

Remember to make sure your name is on the hoses so it is easier to get them back after all the fun.



Field-day
Volunteers and Items Needed for Field Day!
Published: Wed, May 7, 2014, 11:04PM CDT

Volunteer on Friday, May 9th for our annual VRE Field Day!! We NEED your help to make this event a success and be memorable for our kids! We need help with set-up, during the day, as well as cleaning up. To sign up, click on your name in the blue box below and sign up for the shift or shifts you can help with! We do provide lunch at noon for our volunteers. No experience is necessary, just the desire to help and have lots of fun! There will be lots of water activities so dress appropriately.

To volunteer for this event, please make sure that you have filled out the District Online Volunteer Form (under Parent Portal on CISD website) at least one week in advance prior to the event.

We’re also needing sidewalk chalk donated and to borrow coolers and water hoses. If you can help with these items, click on your name in the pink box and let us know what you can help with!

Questions? Email Anna Arceo or contact via text/phone call: 214-649-5796.



Apex
Volunteers For Fun Run Needed!
Published: Wed, May 7, 2014, 11:04PM CDT

The Apex Fun Run is coming to VRE on May 22nd!

Apex Fun Run is coming to school and we need your help. Click here to get more details.
We need volunteers to help us on Race Day! Volunteers will be marking laps on shirts as kids run. Come join us for this fun event!

To sign up, click on your name in the blue box below. Time slots note which grades will be running. Actual running times will be about 30 minutes of the timeslot.

You may sign up for one or more than one race. Please select times you can help below!

Questions? Contact Carrie Clark at e-mail



Books
2nd Grade Service Project: Children's Books Donations
Published: Wed, May 7, 2014, 11:04PM CDT

2nd grade is collecting new and gently used children’s books for our service project. If you would like to donate books, please drop them off in the boxes near the office, Cafeteria, and library. Thank you for supporting our service project!!



School-supplies
Pre-Order Supplies for Next Year
Published: Wed, May 7, 2014, 11:04PM CDT

Pre-order your School Supplies for the next school year at a pre-order price of $48 (if ordered by June 6, 2014) to be sure your child has them on the first day of school.

You can place your order at the VRE PTO Webstore, or Print the Form and send it completed, with payment, to your child’s teacher or the school office, by June 6th.

Price after June 6th is $50.

While some kits are available later, the numbers are limited and we cannot guarantee the date of delivery. Refunds will be available in the event you won’t be attending Valley Ranch Elementary in the fall.

For any questions/clarifications please contact Aanchal Prakash at aanchal.prakash@yahoo.com



Westptologo
Message to 5th Grade from CMSW
Published: Wed, May 7, 2014, 11:04PM CDT

Attention 5th grade parents:
We have created a general list of parents who are willing to help out at events or volunteer in various ways throughout the year, as their schedule permits. If you would like to be added to a list of general volunteers, please email Jennings Rauschenbach at JenningsR@verizon.net. There is no permanent commitment to any event, you will just be notified of volunteer opportunities where additional manpower may be needed. Please add your name to the list and be involved at CMSW!

In an attempt to help you set your summer calendar:
Students and parents may pick up schedules and school supplies on Thursday, August 14th. Incoming sixth graders have been given a 8:00-9:30am time slot on that day to pick up their schedules. If you cannot come during the day, all grade levels can come after hours from 5:00-7:30pm. Late pick up is scheduled for: Saturday, Aug. 23rd You can come for a schedule and supplies pick up from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.



Golf
Dad's Club events - Golf and Cricket
Published: Wed, May 7, 2014, 11:04PM CDT

Last Chance to sign up for Dad’s Club Annual Golf Tournament at Riverchase on Saturday, May 10th. Click here for details.

The 2nd Annual VRE Cricket Tournament is back on Saturday, May 17th . Click here for registration details.



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Job openings at CISD - Child Nutrition Department
Published: Wed, May 7, 2014, 11:04PM CDT

The Child Nutrition Department has numerous full and part-time jobs available for the 2014-2015 school year.

Job candidates can apply online using the CISD website. For additional information they can call the Child Nutrition office at 214-496-8050.



Salad-bar
Salad bar Volunteers needed for May
Published: Wed, Apr 30, 2014, 12:38PM CDT

Thank you for your support in making the Salad Bar a success! We need 2 volunteers per lunch shift every Thursday. If you are already there eating lunch with your child, come early and or stay a little longer to pitch in please!

To sign up for May, please click your name in the box below, and select the shifts that will work for you. If you have any questions, please e-mail Ratna. Thanks for your support of this exciting new offering for our children!



Yearbooksales
Last chance to order yearbook - Please order by Friday, May 2nd
Published: Wed, Apr 30, 2014, 12:38PM CDT

Yearbooks can be ordered online for $25 per copy. Be sure and order yours today!

The price goes up & yearbooks aren’t guaranteed after May 2nd !!

You can order them securely on the VREPTO webstore .



 
Run to Fund - Coppell Education Foundation
Published: Wed, Apr 30, 2014, 12:38PM CDT

The 3rd Annual Coppell Education Foundation Run To Fund 1 mile Run/Walk, 5K and 10K race is a fun community wide event open to everyone of all ages. Races begin at 8:00am at Coppell High School Stadium. J Macklin’s will be serving free pancakes, Bigby free coffee, lots of giveaways, live music, bounce houses and you on the BIG screen. Come join the fun and register today at www.coppellisdef.com. Prices go up closer to race day, discounts available for CISD teachers and staff and City of Coppell employees.

Here is the file from Coppell Education Foundation for more details

For questions or for information on how to become a Education Foundation sponsor contact:
Nancy Ludden
Amy Dungan



Ptologo
"Like" the PTO on Facebook
Published: Wed, Apr 30, 2014, 12:38PM CDT

The VRE PTO has its own Facebook Page. “Like” us on Facebook to receive reminders, updates and other PTO information!

To like us, click HERE



Boxtops
Turn In Your Box Tops!
Published: Wed, Apr 30, 2014, 12:38PM 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 over to your teacher and may be your child’s class will be the one to win!