Welcome to the Vineyard Ranch Elementary PTA Website!
Lights! Camera! Appreciation!
Staff Appreciation Week
We're rolling out the red carpet to say thank you to our fabulous Vineyard Ranch teachers and staff! Each day of the week will have a fun activity or theme to show our staff how much we appreciate them.
Our teachers have asked for the "Gift of Time" so we are giving them an extended lunch time on Wednesday, May 4. In order to do this, we need volunteers to come into the classrooms for 30 minutes and do an easy activity. Volunteers must be DPS cleared. See the link below for the Volunteer Form.
Staff Appreciation Week Schedule
Star Flyer (for kids to decorate for their teacher)
Parent Volunteer Sheet
Sister School School Supply Drive
April 29-May 27
We are collecting school supplies for our Sister School, Oak Grove, for the upcoming school year! We are collecting NEW wide-ruled composition books and Crayola classic broad-tip washable markers.
Please drop off to the collection box located in the Atrium. We will also be happy to buy supplies for you! Just drop off cash or check payable to "Vineyard Ranch PTA" in an envelope to the front office.
For questions or more information, email Victoria Carrion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016-2017 School Year
The PTA will once again be selling prepackaged school supply kits for the upcoming school year through our vendor, Educational Products, Inc. (EPI). Orders will be taken ONLINE ONLY this year. The kits will have everything on the NEISD approved school supply list for your Bronco's grade level.
Deadline to order is JULY 10. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Kits will be delivered to your child's classroom for Meet the Teacher night in August.
To order school supply packs through EPI, go to www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ and enter VIN041 for the School ID.
PTA Committee Positions 2016-2017
We need you!!!
We have PTA Committee Positions that need to be filled for the 2016-2017 school year.
The following Committee positions are still open (for position descriptions, click here)
The following requirements are necessary in order to serve on the as a Committee Chair:
PTA Executive Board 2016-2017
Congratulations to our new PTA Executive Board for the 2016-2017 school year! They were elected at our general PTA meeting on April 5. We look forward to another successful school year!
President - Christy Garber
1st Vice President - Alix Allen
2nd Vice President - Monika Cruzen
3rd Vice President - Lesley Oberlin
4th Vice President - Heidi Koentopp
Secretary - Laurie Rivas
Treasurer - Alissa Hatch
Keep turning in Box Tops! You can still bring them in until May 20.
Did You Know?
Vineyard Ranch is a "The Leader in Me" School
Read all about this exciting model and how it is being implemented at Vineyard Ranch. Click here.
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Participate & Support These Ongoing PTA Fundraisers:
From our Amazon Deals Page:
Your Amazon purchases automatically benefit Vineyard Ranch PTA when you use our Amazon Associates link from our website. Our fundraising code is already embedded in this link. No signups or registrations. Amazon Prime Members can shop too. Referral fees of 4% to 15% back to PTA from your purchases - no extra cost to you.
Box Tops For Education:
Earn cash for our school by joining Box Tops for Education. Clip Box Tops from 100"s of products.
Learn More Here
Be a Leader in Your Child's Education - Make a Donation.
Greenback Giving is the main source of funding for PTA sponsored programs not included in school budget to enrich our student's lives. 100% of your Tax Deductible donation directly benefits and impacts each student.
Learn the 7 Habits of Greenback Giving Here
Target: Take Charge of Education
Enroll in Take Charge of Education & Target will donate a percentage of each REDcard® purchase you make to our school Principal for school needs.
This program will be ending on May 14, 2016.
Learn More Here
Recycle with us at the Ranch.
Did you know that old/broken cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, ink cartridges are recyclable? How about empty glue sticks and Capri juice pouches? YES, all recyclable!
LEARN HOW HERE
PTA has partnered with TerraCycle to start a number of Recycling Programs at our school.
From now on, instead of tossing items into the trash, bring them to school to earn Terracycle Points for our school. TerraCycle points are redeemable for up-cycled products, charitable gifts or payment to our school. Think of it as Win-Win situation.
The items collected will be sent to TerraCycle, an international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and re-purposes the material into affordable, innovative products, according to terracycle.com. Our program helps earn money for our school while keeping unnecessary amounts of trash out of our landfills.