Valley Ranch Elementary PTO: Latest News

Join the pto
Please join us for a PTO MEETING!!
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 12:27PM CST

Please join us for a
PTO MEETING
December 6th, 2016
6:30 p.m.
The VRE Library
Learn what we do, hear about our exciting upcoming PTO events and make new friends!

Write a check
WRITE A CHECK
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 12:27PM CST

Thank you VRE Families, for your generous write a check donations! Our 2016 goal was $12,000 to pay for science programs, technology and a new sound system in the café . We raised almost $7,000!  We will be discussing which of these items we can purchase for our school at our next PTO meeting (Tuesday at 6:30pm). Thank you for helping make our school great!

Classparty
Winter Parties Are Coming Up!
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 12:27PM CST

If you are a room parent, please check in with your teacher to finalize Winter Party plans. Even if you are not a room parent it might be a good idea to check in with your child’s teacher to make sure there is a party plan in place and volunteers to help. We want every class to have a fun winter celebration, but without a room parent or parent volunteers that cannot happen!
2A Kyle Steele does not have a room parent. If your child is in her class, it might be a good idea to reach out to her to ask how you can help. It would be very sad for 2A to not have a winter party like the rest of 2nd grade.

Red black
NOMINATE a School Staff Member to be a Red & Black Superstar!
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 12:27PM CST

 
Red & Black Super Star is a program started by the Coppell Education Foundation to recognize elementary and middle school students and CISD employees.
 
NEXT SUBMISSION DEADLINE DECEMBER 9TH!!
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∙        Elementary school parents can submit nominations at the end of each 9-week grading period for any CISD staff member on their elementary school campus they feel deserves recognition.
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∙        This could be for going above and beyond for a student or co-worker, an ability to inspire, dedication to their profession and/or commitment to mentoring students or colleagues.
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∙        At the end of each grading period, at every elementary school, one to two CISD employees will be selected from all the nominations to receive a Red & Black Super Star award.
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∙        Please click here to submit your nomination by the December 9th deadline.
 

Loose change
Got Spare Change? An Extra Dollar?
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 12:27PM CST

Time to round up your spare change and send it in to school with your child for our annual Holiday Collection for our P.E., Art, Music teachers and all the other teachers, aids and staff that take care of our little stars every day. Be on the lookout for a flier with more details.

Marquee sign
Tell your child HAPPY BIRTHDAY on the VRE sign!
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 12:27PM CST

Spaces for birthday greetings on the VRE Marquee for the 2016-2017 school year are now available. Purchase your spot now for $15. Availability is on a first come, first served basis. Birthday greetings will be posted for one school week.
The sign is double-sided so there are two greeting spaces available for each week.
The sign is updated each Friday for the following week. All greetings will read:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY (CHILD’S FIRST NAME AND LAST INITIAL) Purchase Space Now for $15 (each child) by going to https://vrepto.revtrak.net to purchase online or by filling out a form and paying in the VRE Office.

Join the pto
Join the Valley Ranch Elementary PTO Today!
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 12:27PM CST

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?

1. PTO offers parents the opportunity to
make positive changes in the school.

2. Stay informed on school related events. PTO distributes information on a regular basis via newsletters, e-mails and a website. Being a member of the PTO ensures that your info is up to date so that you can stay informed of school announcements and activities in a timely manner.

3. Get connected with other VRE parents and families. You will also receive a copy of the school directory with your PTO membership.

4. Share your ideas, questions and concerns. Being part of the PTO gives you a voice.

5. Joining the PTO shows an interest in your child’s education and school activities, shows greater support for his/her teachers and school and improves the relationship between parents and school personnel.

Joining the PTO does not obligate you to volunteer. However your $15 family membership will enhance your child’s educational experience by helping the PTO support or fully sponsor the following:
Ipads and Ipad Charging Carts
High Touch High Tech Science Programs       
Field Trip Bus Transportation for all grade levels   
Field Day Activities and Treats                       
New Electronic Sign (to come)
Fifth Grade Recognition Ceremony
Maintaining the Garden of the Stars
Kindergarten Roundup Refreshments
Back to School Ice Cream Social
Red Ribbon Week (drug awareness programs and education)   
School Supply hassle free ordering, processing, & delivery to classroom
Ranch RoundUp (the PTO newsletter, which your membership gives you)
Community Night
Yearbooks
Boohoo/Yahoo Breakfast
Teacher Appreciation Week/Back to School Teacher Luncheon/Happy Teachers
AND MUCH MORE!

Join online at http://tinyurl.com/ptomembershipvre or be on the lookout for a paper form coming home with your child soon.

Ptologo
THE VRE PTO NEEDS YOU!
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 12:27PM CST

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.
Current open PTO Board Positions for 2016-2017 include:
SCHOOL SUPPLY Coordinator-
Duties: Coordinates class supply lists with teachers and vendor; orders class school supply packets from vendor; organizes and staffs volunteers for the school supply sale in August, coordinates the delivery of school supplies to student’s appropriate classroom. We have someone to help train you!

Box top
BoxTops for Education -  SPRING 2017 Drive
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 12:27PM CST

Thank you for all your submissions! This collection was a major success thanks to you. Please continue to collect for our Spring BoxTop Drive. The holidays are a great time to find and clip those boxtops! Also, please Register on the BoxTops website. Our school’s id is 406338. For every email registered, the school gets 5 Box Tops.
For more details, please visit here or contact Nupur at valleyranchpto@gmail.com.

Ilead
Mark Your Calendars for iLead 2016-17
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 12:27PM CST

This is an iLead training year! iLead is an adult leadership training opportunity led by the CISD Board of Trustees and staff. The program is designed to help interested Coppell ISD parents and community members gain insight into the operations of the CISD public school system, learn more about committee service opportunities within the district, and help build potential capacity for future Board service. Six, two-hour sessions will be held at locations throughout the district from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on November 30, December 14, January 18, February 8, March 1 and March 22. Attendance to at least four sessions is required for graduation. Cost of iLead is $49. This will help defray district expenses incurred (t-shirt, materials, food, awards, etc.). For more information, visit iLead or email bhunt@coppellisd.com with questions.

Community
Thank you for supporting Community Night!
Published: Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 04:08PM CDT

Our Valley Ranch Elementary Family came together for an epic night of food, friendship and lots of FUN!

Thank you to our Community Night Coordinators, Maria and Mohammad Qazzafi, for pulling it all together and for working tirelessly to make the event a success.
Thank you to our Silent Auction winners!
Arun Vasudevan
Tarun Anad
Abid Ghuznavi
Fizza Zafar
Suzzanne Thai
Grady Andersen
Balaji
And a big thanks to the parents, students and teachers who came to community Night!

Turkeydrive
CISD's 14th Annual Turkey Drive is now the CISD Thanksgiving Family Feast Drive
Published: Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 04:08PM CDT

Due to new FDA regulations, the North Texas Food Bank can no longer collect frozen turkeys at our annual Turkey Drive. The visionary for the district-wide service learning project, Tammy Gilstrap (Cottonwood Creek Elementary P.E. teacher) and the North Texas Food Bank have worked together for over 13 years to collect food for families in need and are ready to embark on a new journey to continue helping our North Texas families. This year, we are excited to introduce the CISD Thanksgiving Family Feast Drive ! In lieu of donating turkeys, we are asking for students to bring canned foods to donate on Friday, November 18. You may also make an online donation here.

Marquee sign
Tell your child HAPPY BIRTHDAY on the VRE sign!
Published: Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 04:08PM CDT

Spaces for birthday greetings on the VRE Marquee for the 2016-2017 school
year are now available. Purchase your spot now for $15. Availability is on a first come, first served basis. Birthday greetings will be posted for one school week.
The sign is double-sided so there are two greeting spaces available for each week.
The sign is updated each Friday for the following week. All greetings will read:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY (CHILD’S FIRST NAME AND LAST INITIAL) Purchase Space Now
for $15 (each child) by going here
to purchase online or by filling out a form and paying in the VRE Office.

Box top
BoxTops for Education - Fall 2016 Drive :
Published: Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 04:08PM CDT

BoxTops for Education – Fall 2016 Drive

Thank you for all your submissions! This collection was a major success thanks to you. Please continue
to collect for our Spring BoxTop Drive. The holidays are a great time to find and clip those boxtops!
Also, please Register on the BoxTops website. Our school’s id is 406338.
For every email registered,the school gets 5 Box Tops.For more details,
please visit here
or contactNupur at valleyranchpto@gmail.com

Write a check
Write-A-Check Is Here!!! CONTRIBUTE TODAY!
Published: Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 04:08PM CDT

Write-A-Check Is Here!!! CONTRIBUTE TODAY!
The Valley Ranch Elementary WRITE-A-CHECK CAMPAIGN KICKED OFF on
October 12, 2016. This campaign is a fundraiser where the money raised stays at VRE and is not put into the district’s general fund. Your child will be bringing
home a flier notifying you of the start of write-a-check. Please consider
donating/participating (participation is determined by number of Write-a-check
completed and fliers returned. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and the
fabulous thing about it is you do not have to do anything, but write a check. No
selling cookie dough or wrapping paper! These funds help us provide the
“extras” for our learners and teachers that the district and state can’t provide.
The generous donations from parents like you in the past are what make VRE a
top rated Coppell campus.

Red black
Congratulations to the Coppell Education Foundation Red & Black Superstars!
Published: Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 04:08PM CDT

Red & Black Super Star is a program started by the Coppell Ed Foundation to recognize elementary and middle school students and CISD employees each quarter.

Kinder: Navaneeth Vinod
1st Grade: Anushka Ashwin
2nd Grade: Rachael Chio
3rd Grade: Muskan Kaur
4th Grade: Isabel Agudelo
5th Grade: Shravani Ambre
CISD Employees: Megan Grantonic and Jennifer Montano
Congratulations to the winners!

Join the pto
Please join us for a PTO MEETING!!
Published: Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 04:08PM CDT

Please join us for a PTO MEETING,
November 11th, 2016
8:00 a.m.
The VRE Cafe
Learn what we do, hear about our exciting upcoming PTO events and make
new friends!

Writeacheck
Write a check prizes:
Published: Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 04:08PM CDT

The class with the 3rd
highest participation from will have a PTO sponsored popcorn party!

The class with the 2nd
highest participation will have a PTO sponsored dance party!

The class with the most participation from will get to attend the Happy Birthday
VRE birthday party!

Please be sure to check with your employer to see if they participate in matching funds; if they do, please complete the necessary paperwork to notify them that matching funds are being requested. Your donation is tax deductible and will fund technology, equipment or other resources needed to enrich our children’s learning at Valley Ranch Elementary.

Campout
Red & Black Robotics Camp
Published: Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 04:08PM CDT

We are excited to partner again with Verizon to offer our Red & Black Robotics Camp. This program is specifically designed for 5th and 6th graders to build and program their very own Parallax Boe-Bot Robot to perform a variety of tasks. The two-hour classes will be held on Wednesday nights over 8 weeks, starting January 11th. Registration opens November 2nd at 8:00 am.For more information, click here

Ilead
Mark Your Calendars for iLead 2016-17
Published: Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 04:08PM CDT

Mark Your Calendars for iLead 2016-17
This is an iLead training year! iLead is an adult leadership training opportunity led by the CISD Board of Trustees and staff. The program is designed to help interested Coppell ISD parents and community members gain insight into the operations of the CISD public school system, learn more about committee service opportunities within the district, and help build potential capacity for future Board service. Six, two-hour sessions will be held at locations throughout the district from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on November 30, December 14, January 18, February 8, March 1 and March 22. Attendance to at least four sessions is required for graduation. Cost of iLead is $49. This will help defray district expenses incurred (t-shirt, materials, food, awards, etc.). For more information, visit iLead or email bhunt@coppellisd.com with questions.

Ptologo
Join the Valley Ranch Elementary PTO Today!
Published: Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 04:08PM CDT

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?

1. PTO offers parents the opportunity to
make positive changes in the school.

2. Stay informed on school related events. PTO distributes information on a regular basis via newsletters, e-mails and a website. Being a member of the PTO ensures that your info is up to date so that you can stay informed of school announcements and activities in a timely manner.

3. Get connected with other VRE parents and families. You will also receive a copy of the school directory with your PTO membership.

4. Share your ideas, questions and concerns. Being part of the PTO gives you a voice.

5. Joining the PTO shows an interest in your child’s education and school activities, shows greater support for his/her teachers and school and improves the relationship between parents and school personnel.

Joining the PTO does not obligate you to volunteer. However, at the school (though any help you can offer is greatly appreciated). We hope to have everyone join us as members of the PTO. your $15 family membership will enhance your child’s educational experience by helping the PTO support or fully sponsor the following:
Ipads and Ipad Charging Carts
High Touch High Tech Science Programs
Field Trip Bus Transportation for all grade levels
Field Day Activities and Treats
New Electronic Sign (to come)
Fifth Grade Recognition Ceremony
Maintaining the Garden of the Stars
Kindergarten Roundup Refreshments
Back to School Ice Cream Social
Red Ribbon Week (drug awareness programs and education) at the school (though any help you can offer is greatly appre
School Supply hassle free ordering, processing, & delivery to classroom
Ranch RoundUp (the PTO newsletter, which your membership gives you)
Community Night
Yearbooks
Boohoo/Yahoo Breakfast
Teacher Appreciation Week/Back to School Teacher Luncheon/Happy Teachers
AND MUCH MORE!

Join online or be on the lookout for a paper form coming home with your child soon.

Ptologo
THE VRE PTO NEEDS YOU!
Published: Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 04:08PM 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.
Current open PTO Board Positions for 2016-2017 include:

SCHOOL SUPPLY Coordinator-Duties:
Coordinates class supply lists with teachers and vendor; orders class school supply packets from vendor; organizes and staffs volunteers for the school supply sale in August, coordinates the delivery of school supplies to student’s appropriate classroom. We have someone to help train you!

Track
TRACK IMPROVEMENTS MADE TO VRE!
Published: Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 04:08PM CDT

VRE’s running track is taking shape as much needed repairs are in the process of being
made to it. Not only will it be safer for our children, it helps our school look new and
refreshed! This is just one of many enhancements and repairs being made to our, school and all schools in our district, thanks to the bond that passed several months ago. Keep your eye out for further improvements

Community
Volunteers Needed for the Community Night!!
Published: Tue, Oct 18, 2016, 12:33PM CDT

Valley Ranch Parents,

The PTO is busy planning for our annual Community Night on Thursday, October 20, 2016. This event is focused on bringing our Valley Ranch Community together through food, fun and friendship! There will be food ,ice cream truck, bounce houses ,Train , Games ,entertainment and much more. Make sure to mark your calendars and attend this event!

We need your help to make this event fantastic, the PTO is looking for a volunteers for our upcoming Community Night on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Please signup here for volunteer.
We are also looking for:

Henna artists

Origami artists

face painting

If you have any question ,Please feel free to contact Maria at mariaqazzafi81@gmail.com

Meeting
PTO MEETING !!!!
Published: Thu, Oct 6, 2016, 08:51AM CDT

Please join us for a

PTO MEETING

October 11th, 2016

6:30 p.m.

The VRE Library

Learn what we do, hear about our exciting upcoming PTO events

and make new friends!

Community
COMMUNITY NIGHT IS COMING!
Published: Tue, Oct 4, 2016, 05:24PM CDT

STEP RIGHT UP AND ENJOY A FUN FILLED NIGHT OF GAMES, FOOD, FRIENDS AND BOUNCE HOUSES!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 th 5:30- 8:00pm

Mark your calendar for Valley Ranch’s signature event! It is sure to be a blast for the entire family!

Join the pto
Join the Valley Ranch Elementary PTO Today!
Published: Tue, Oct 4, 2016, 05:24PM CDT

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?

1. PTO offers parents the opportunity to make positive changes in the school.

2. Stay informed on school related events. PTO distributes information on a regular basis via newsletters, e-mails and a website. Being a member of the PTO ensures that your info is up to date so that you can stay informed of school announcements and activities in a timely manner.

3. Get connected with other VRE parents and families. You will also receive a copy of the school directory with your PTO membership.

4. Share your ideas, questions and concerns. Being part of the PTO gives you a voice.

5. Joining the PTO shows an interest in your child’s education and school activities, shows greater support for his/her teachers and school and improves the relationship between parents and school personnel.

Joining the PTO does not obligate you to volunteer. However, your $15 family membership will enhance your child’s educational experience by helping

the PTO support or fully sponsor the following:

o Ipads and Ipad Charging Carts

o High Touch High Tech Science Programs

o Field Trip Bus Transportation for all grade levels

o Field Day Activities and Treats

o New Electronic Sign (to come)

o Fifth Grade Recognition Ceremony

o Maintaining the Garden of the Stars

o Kindergarten Roundup Refreshments

o Back to School Ice Cream Social

o Red Ribbon Week (drug awareness programs and education)

o School Supply hassle free ordering, processing, & delivery to classroom

o Ranch RoundUp (the PTO newsletter, which your membership gives you)

o Community Night

o Yearbooks

o Boohoo/Yahoo Breakfast

o Teacher Appreciation Week/Back to School Teacher Luncheon/Happy Teachers

o AND MUCH MORE!

Join online here or be on the lookout for a paper form coming home with your child soon.

Fb pto board openings
Current open PTO Board Positions for 2016-2017 .
Published: Tue, Oct 4, 2016, 05:24PM CDT

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.

Current open PTO Board Positions for 2016-2017 include:

SCHOOL SUPPLY Coordinator-

Duties: Coordinates class supply lists with teachers and vendor; orders class school supply packets from vendor; organizes and staffs volunteers for the school supply sale in August, coordinates the delivery of school supplies to student’s appropriate classroom. We have someone to help train you!

Writeacheck
Get Ready Write-A- Check Begins October 12th!!!
Published: Tue, Oct 4, 2016, 05:24PM CDT

The Valley Ranch Elementary WRITE-A- CHECK CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF on October

12, 2016. This campaign is a fundraiser where the money raised stays at VRE and

is not put into the district’s general fund. Your child will be bringing home a flier

notifying you of the start of write-a- check. Please consider donating/participating

(participation is determined by number of Write-a- check completed and fliers

returned. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and the fabulous thing about it

is you do not have to do anything, but write a check. No selling cookie dough or

wrapping paper! These funds help us provide the “extras” for our learners and

teachers that the district and state can’t provide. The generous donations from

parents like you in the past are what make VRE a top rated Coppell campus.

Write a check prizes:

The class with the highest participation from October 12 th -19 th will have a PTO

sponsored popcorn party on October 21 st !

The class with the highest participation from October 20 th -26 th will have a PTO

sponsored dance party on October 28 th !

The class with the most participation from October 27 th -November 2 nd will get to attend the Happy Birthday VRE birthday party on November 4 th !

Watch for more details as the kickoff date nears!!!

Please be sure to check with your employer to see if they participate in matching funds; if they do, please complete the necessary paperwork to notify them that matching funds are being requested. Your donation is tax deductible and will fund technology, equipment or other resources needed to enrich our children's learning at Valley Ranch Elementary.

Box top
BoxTops for Education - Fall 2016 Drive :
Published: Tue, Oct 4, 2016, 05:24PM CDT

Dig through the kitchen drawers, peruse the pantry and call the grandparents — round up all your Box

Tops and send them into school!

There are two ways to turn them in:

1) Turn in the BoxTop flier (flier coming home with your child soon) with all 25 slots filled will receive a spirit stick!

2) Turn in 25 or more BoxTops in a ziplock bag with

 Your child’s name

 Teacher’s name

 Grade and class (i.e. K1, 5C, 3E)

 Number of boxtops

Remember, this is only for box tops and not any of the other school point systems (such as Campbell’s soup can labels).

The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 21, 2016.

Also, please Register on the BoxTops website. Our school’s id is 406338. For every email registered, the school gets 5 Box Tops.

For more details, please visit or contact Nupur.