Valley Ranch Elementary PTO: Latest News



Ptologo
Remaining PTO Positions
Published: Mon, Aug 3, 2015, 09:34PM CDT

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, we would appreciate your assistance in filling the remaining vacancies we have on our PTO Board. Currently, the positions left to be filled are:

Secretary/Parliamentarian
Assistant Treasurer
Technology Coordinator
Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) Coordinator
Membership Coordinator
Yearbook Coordinator
Community Partners Coordinator
Room Parent Coordinator
Specials Room Parent Coordinator

Please consider volunteering to serve in one of these positions for the upcoming school year. There is a wide range of time and effort commitment for each of the positions on this list – i.e. some require more/less time or a longer duration of commitment, some can be done from home, some can be done at school, some require a certain set of computer skills, etc. – all positions come with training, assistance and ongoing support – PTO is a team effort!!!

For more information concerning the specifics on each position, please check the PDF attachment located below. If you are interested in volunteering or have additional questions, please contact our PTO President, Mandy Foster, at 972-922-8141 or at mandyjofoster@gmail.com

File
VRE PTO Positions 333 KB


Supplies
Order Your 2015-2016 School Supplies Today
Published: Thu, Jun 4, 2015, 08:30PM CDT

School is almost out, and you’re counting days to the summer vacation. Why not get one last thing out of the way, and order your school supplies for next year now, so your child has his/her school supplies on the first day of school in the fall?

Supplies are currently $48 per kit, until June 6th.

Click here to order them now at the VRE PTO Webstore.

For questions/clarifications, contact aanchal.prakash@yahoo.com



Images
Don't know what to do with the old school supplies? Don't throw them away!!
Published: Thu, Jun 4, 2015, 08:30PM CDT

As the school year ends, and your kids clean out their classroom and desks, let them know if they find things that they do not want anymore, then please have them put their items in collection bins located in each hallway, instead of throwing them away! The Green Team is happy to collect any items (used or new), such as:

crayons, markers, pencils, erasers, pens, scissors, glue, binders, book covers, rulers, pencil cases, colored pencils, highlighters, construction paper, colored paper, plain white paper, folders, notebooks (tear out used pages), and anything else you can think of!

These items will be donated to a Title 1 school in Carrollton, where 20-50% of the students do not have school supplies. Because of their need for any school supplies, used items are definitely appreciated and expected by the receiving school. Boxes will be picked up at end of day on Friday, June 5.



Reminder
Early dismissal on June 5th
Published: Thu, Jun 4, 2015, 08:30PM CDT

On June 5th it is Early Dismissal at 12:50 pm



Thank you
Volunteers - Thank you !!
Published: Thu, Jun 4, 2015, 08:30PM CDT

As the school year is coming to an end the PTO wants to thank ALL the volunteers for helping us complete another successful year.

Whether you are a room parent, volunteered in organizing an event or volunteered for a day it all matters and we want to say a BIG THANK YOU to each and every one of you.

See you in the 2015-16 school year when we all come back to contribute again and continue to make VRE the great place it is.



Summer
Enjoy your summer!!
Published: Thu, Jun 4, 2015, 08:30PM CDT

Last day of school is June 5th. Enjoy your summer ! Stay safe , relax and recharge.

Important dates to remember

Residency Verification – August 13, 2015

First day of School – August 24th, 2015



Ptologo
VRE PTO needs you for 2015-16 school year
Published: Wed, May 27, 2015, 07:47PM CDT

Valley Ranch Elementery PTO needs you to volunteer and accept one of the open board. Most of the positions need just a few hours each month. Some need you only a few times in the school year. We have a number of open positions for next year as listed below :

President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Asst Treasurer
Technical Coordinator
School Supplies Assistant
Membership Directory
Newsletter
School/District Publicity
Community Night coordinator
Spring Carnival Coordinator
Kinder Roundup Coordinator
Spirit Wear Coordinator

Did you know that the best ways to connect with the school and keep in touch with the happenings is by contributing to the PTO?

Interested and want to know more about a position(s) ? Join us for the next board meeting on June 2nd at 7pm in the school library.



Yearbooksales
Get your Yearbooks now!
Published: Wed, May 27, 2015, 07:47PM CDT

Yearbooks are cherished later in life. They bring back fond memories. Get them now for your kid(s).

Order forms can be picked up in the office. You can also order them online from the PTO webstore by clicking here



Field day 2013 2
Thank you for making Field Day a success
Published: Wed, May 27, 2015, 07:47PM CDT

Field day on Friday May 22nd was a success despite the rain. it would not have been possible with out the hard work of many volunteers. We want to thank Asst Principal Mary Myles Radka, Giovanni Angulo and the Dad’s club for the hard work they put in to make this event come together and be such fun for our kids.



Coppell football
Coppell Football Spring Game -- May 28th
Published: Wed, May 27, 2015, 07:47PM CDT

Annual Spring Football Game Next Thursday!

When: Thursday, May 28

Where: CHS Stadium

Who: JV plays at 5pm & Varsity at 7pm. CYFA 7 on 7 teams will scrimmage between JV & Varsity games. Coppell Band, Cheerleaders and Lariettes will also participate.

To purchase tickets:

1) Online at www.coppellcowboys.com until Wednesday, May 27

2) During CHS lunch periods on Tuesday, May 26

3) At all middle school offices until Tuesday, May 26

4) Game tickets & limited meal tickets available at the gate on game day

A bounce house and Coppell fire truck will be onsite for the young Cowboys. Incoming 9th grade football players will participate by having a special section in the end zone to watch the games. Fans will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle for a chance to call the offensive and defensive plays during the second half of the Varsity game.

Join us for this fun family event for the entire community on May 28th and show your Coppell Cowboys spirit. Go Cowboys!



Camera
Photography and Film Summer Camp
Published: Wed, May 27, 2015, 07:47PM CDT
Nth c camp


Cricket
Annual CISD PTO Dads Clubs Cricket Challenge - May 16 @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Published: Tue, May 5, 2015, 12:58PM CDT

CISD Elementary Dads Cricket Challenge May 16 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Sponsored jointly by Valley Ranch Stars’ Dads and R.J. Lee Spurs’ Dads Clubs

Net proceeds directly support Valley Ranch & Lee Elementary Schools

  • Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 8:30 AM *

At Valley Ranch Elementary School

9800 Rodeo Drive Irving TX 75063

Register here! Click here for more details !

The Community is supporting us through sponsorships…….now we need you to sign up and play!! Help make this fundraiser a success by signing up and telling all your friends to sign up.

You do NOT have to be a student at VRE or Lee to participate in this an amateur, fun-filled day of Cricket.

Each participant receives a T-Shirt. Cricket Club will do a demonstration to introduce the game to the kids who may be new to the sport.

Play for a purpose; the more you do, the more technology can be purchased for your child!



Ptologo
PTO Meeting May 11, 7pm
Published: Tue, May 5, 2015, 12:58PM CDT

The monthly meeting of the PTO board will be held on May 11th at 7pm. This meeting is open to public and important issues will be discussed so please mark your calendars and attend the meeting.



Field day
Mark your calendars - Field Day May 22nd
Published: Tue, May 5, 2015, 12:58PM CDT

Mark your calendars for Field Day planned for May 22nd.

This is a day that the students look forward to all year. We will need your help to make it a success. More information will follow.



Ptologo
VRE PTO needs you for 2015-16 year
Published: Tue, May 5, 2015, 12:58PM CDT

Valley Ranch Elementery PTO needs you to volunteer and accept one of the open board. Most of the positions need just a few hours each month. Some need you only a few times in the school year. We have a number of open positions for next year as listed below :

President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Asst Treasurer
Technical Coordinator
Hospitality
School Supplies Assistant
Membership Directory
Newsletter
School/District Publicity
Spring Carnival Coordinator
Kinder Roundup Coordinator
Spirit Wear Coordinator

Did you know that the best ways to connect with the school and keep in touch with the happenings is by contributing to the PTO?

Interested and want to know more about a position(s) ? Join us for the next board meeting on May 11th at 7pm in the school library.



Ourplace
VRE night at Our Place - Every Thursday
Published: Tue, May 5, 2015, 12:58PM CDT

Did you know that Thursday night is VRE night at Our Place Indian Restaurant on MacArthur Blvd. ? So whether you always wanted to try Indian food or a regular at this restaurant, enjoy with family and friends.

Remember a portion of their proceeds will come back to Valley Ranch !!



Teacherluncheon
Teacher Appreciation Week Snack Bar - Donations Requested
Published: Mon, May 4, 2015, 07:33PM CDT

The PTO is putting together a popcorn snack bar for our teachers and staff on Friday, May 8th for Teacher Appreciation Week. If you’d like to donate one or more items needed below, please click “add contribution”. Please leave your items at the school office on Thursday, May 7th by 3 p.m. Questions? E-mail Mandy Foster at mandyjofoster@gmail.com.



Teacherluncheon
Teacher Appreciation Week Breakfast - Donations Requested
Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015, 07:44PM CDT

The PTO is putting together a light breakfast for our teachers and staff on Wednesday, May 6th for Teacher Appreciation Week. If you’d like to donate one or more items needed below, please click “add contribution”. Please leave your items at the school office on Monday , May 4th by 3 p.m. Questions? E-mail Mandy Foster at mandyjofoster@gmail.com.



Yearbooksales
Yearbook on Sale.. Price increase on May 1
Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015, 07:44PM CDT

Yearbooks on sale now for ONLY $25.00! Prices go up to $30.00 May 1st so order today!

Order forms can be picked up in the office. You can also order them online from the PTO webstore by clicking here



Golf2
Notice: Golf Outing Rescheduled to April 25!
Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015, 02:11PM CDT

Notice! The 2015 Golf Challenge has been rescheduled to April 25th due to some scheduling conflicts. All other details remain the same.

Click here for more information.



Yearbooksales
2014-15 Yearbooks on sale now!
Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015, 02:11PM 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.



Texas rangers
Texas Rangers - CISD Student & Teacher Appreciation Night
Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015, 02:11PM CDT

CISD Student & Teacher Appreciation Night at Globe Life Ballpark in Arlington Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Forms were sent home with students as well as available in the
front office or on Peachjar. Deadline to order tickets is Friday,
April 24, 2015.



Kids performace
Second grade Performance - Thursday April 16, 2015
Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015, 05:12PM CDT

Come enjoy the performance by your second grade students on Thursday, April 16 at 6:30pm.



Class picture
Spring picture day @ VRE is April 15th, 2015
Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015, 05:12PM CDT

Remember that the Spring picture day @ VRE is April 15th, 2015.

Send your child(ren) prepared for class pictures.



Grandparentsday
Grandparents/Special Friends Day –New Date - April 9th, 2015
Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015, 06:06PM 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.



Art smart
VRE Art Fair - April 9th, 2015 6:00pm
Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015, 06:06PM 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.



Volunteers needed
Volunteers needed for Spring Picture Day - April 15th
Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015, 06:06PM CDT

Spring picture day @ VRE is April 15th, 2015.

We need 4 volunteers to help us with the event.

If you can be one of the volunteers, please contact Carol Snowden



Ptologo
REMINDER! General body PTO meeting Tuesday night, April 7 2015
Published: Sun, Apr 5, 2015, 09:34PM CDT

We hope to see you Tuesday April 7th at 7pm in the VRE Library for the General Body PTO meeting. Please join us as we host Coppell ISD Superintendent Dr. Mike Waldrip who will be speaking on Senate Bills: SB 276, SB 642, SB 4 and SB 6; all of which effect public education in Texas. (please click on the links below for information on each of these Texas State Senate Bills)

We will also be voting on the spending of APEX funds and vacant PTO Board positions for the 2015-2016 school year.

Link
SB 6
Link
SB 4
Link
SB 276
Link
SB 642


Spring carnival banner
Thank You!
Published: Thu, Apr 2, 2015, 12:48PM CDT

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make our spring carnival a great success!

Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time at the carnival, and we’ve heard lots of positive comments.

The VRE PTO is very appreciative of all the help we received, and we could not hold events like this without volunteer support!



Spring carnival 2
Thank You to Our Carnival Sponsors
Published: Thu, Apr 2, 2015, 12:48PM CDT

We wanted to recognize and thank our carnival sponsors! Thank you to:

Kroger
Talent Learning Center
Target
Sam’s Club
Panera Bread
Las Colinas Federal Credit Union
iFratelli Pizza
Walgreen’s

We appreciate the generosity of these businesses as the carnival committee put our event together!