Welcome to the Vineyard Ranch Elementary PTA Website!
Tuesday, October 4th
Pizza served at 6pm
Meeting at 6:30pm
Please join us for Howdy Night, our first general PTA meeting of the year. Learn more about our school and PTA, meet the staff, get to know other parents, and hear about the many ways to get involved. In order to get pizza, make sure you turn in your order form that came home with your child by September 27th. Proceeds from food sales will help the music department pay for special guests and programs. We look forward to seeing you there!
Sister School Tennis Shoe Drive
Monday, September 26th - Friday, October 21st
We are collecting NEW tennis shoes for students at our Sister School, Oak Grove Elementary. Our goal is to collect 100 pairs. You can click here to sign up for the size shoes you donating. Please drop off NEW pairs of tennis shoes to the collection box in the Atrium from September 26th-October 21st. Put your child's name, grade, and teacher on the package of shoes and your child will receive a spirit stick for their donation.
If you don't have time to get to a store, you may also donate money and we will do the shopping for you! Donate cash or check (made payable to "Vineyard Ranch PTA") in an envelope marked "Sister School Shoe Drive" to the front office by October 21st.
For more information or questions, contact Victoria Carrion-Ortiz at email@example.com.
Reflections is a nationwide PTA program that encourages students to express themselves through art. Students can enter in the categories of visual arts, literature, photography, dance choreography, musical composition, or film/video production. This year's Reflections theme is "What Is Your Story?"
Entry forms and guidelines can be downloaded here or found outside the cafeteria. Entries must be dropped off between October 19th-21st in the Atrium. In order to enter, there must be at least one dues paid PTA member in the household.
For more information or questions, contact Sheila Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTA Life Membership Nominations
Do you know someone who goes the extra mile for our Vineyard Ranch students? If so, please consider nominating them for the Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership Award. They can be a parent, faculty, staff, or community member. Submissions must be received by October 21st. We will be presenting the award at our General PTA meeting on December 6th. For more information on the award and how to submit, click here or email email@example.com.
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 as a Committee Chair:
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
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.