Valley Ranch Elementary PTO: Latest News



Meet teacher
Meet the Teacher Night!!!
Published: Tue, Aug 18, 2015, 09:23PM CDT

Don’t forget this Thursday, August 20th from 5:30-6:30p is Meet the Teacher Night at VRE! If you haven’t already, you should receive communication from your child’s teacher so you’ll know which teacher to meet!

Please be advised that school supplies WILL NOT be available for purchase on campus during Meet the Teacher. If you would like to purchase school supplies from the PTO, you should do that through our Webstore at www.vrepto.com. We have limited quantities remaining and when they’re gone…they’re gone!

If you pre-ordered your school supplies and picked them up or purchased them on-site at Residency Verification Day, you should bring them with you to Meet the Teacher night and give them to your teacher that evening.

If you pre-ordered school supplies and were not able to pick them up at Residency Verification Day, they will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom before the first day of school. School supplies ordered after Verification Day will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom on Tuesday, August 25th.

If you have any questions regarding school supplies, please contact our School Supplies Coordinator, Aanchal Prakash at aanchal.prakash@yahoo.com



Pto
Be a part of PTO !
Published: Wed, Aug 12, 2015, 11:07PM CDT

The best way to know what’s going on at Valley Ranch Elementary School is to be a part of the PTO! Make sure to stop by each of the PTO tables during Residency Verification Day! Each family that stops by all of the tables will be entered to win a raffle drawing for a $50 Visa gift card!!!



Residency
Residency Verification Day August 13,2015
Published: Wed, Aug 12, 2015, 11:07PM CDT

You need to verify your residency with a current utility bill. Please bring a copy of the current July or August Utility Bill . The address for the utility bill must match the address on record for your student(s). If it does not, please bring a copy of the new lease or settlement statement with you along with the current utility bill to the office or Residency Verification Day.

Residency Verification Day is Thursday, August 13th
Timings : 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM or 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

During Residency Verification you will have a chance to:

1: Sign up for membership in our Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO).

2 : Learn more about how volunteering at events can benefit your child and your child’s school.

3 : Purchase this year’s spirit wear t-shirt – The Stars are Bright at the Ranch!

4 : Pre-order your yearbook for a discounted price.

5 : Make your contribution to our yearly Write-a-Check campaign.

6 : Pick up pre-ordered school supplies.

7 : Purchase school supplies if you have not already (price increases after 8/13)
And much more!!!

We’re looking forward to seeing you all at Residency Verification Day!!!



Checklist
Residency Verification Day - Call for Volunteers
Published: Sat, Aug 8, 2015, 08:05AM CDT

We need your help make Residency Verification Day a well run event! Verification Day is August 13th 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 volunteer shifts – one in the morning (7:30-10:00 am) and one in the late afternoon (2:30-5:30 pm) and we would love your help with either one or both shifts (we do ask that you come 15 minutes prior to these start times in order to be ready when people start coming through the line).

Come help us welcome our VRE families with short lines and smiling faces. We hope you can join us on August 13th! Please let us know by August 11th if you can work one or both shifts. You can sign up by clicking on the blue box below.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Mandy Foster
VRE PTO President

Monica Kirchmer
VRE PTO Vice-President



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

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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
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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.