Family Math Night

mathVan Arsdale PTSA is proud to sponsor Van Arsdale Family Math Night on November 13, 2014. Come anytime between 6:00pm and 7:30pm to play math games related to the new Math Expressions curriculum, learn about math technology tools, see how the kids learn in class, and have your questions answered. Refreshments will be available and every kid who attends will have the chance to earn a special prize! There is no charge for the event. To RSVP, please complete a RSVP form.

Family Math Night – RSVP form


Reminder: It’s Fundraiser Delivery Week!

200179052-001It’s Fundraiser delivery week! Please head to the gym on Thursday between 2:30-4:30 to collect your orders.  If you can’t make it please send someone in your place because no orders can be left at the school after Thursday.  Congratulations to all of our Superstar Limo Prize recipients!  Friday afternoon from 1-3 pm the PTSA will personally chaperone all Limo riders to and from their classrooms to enjoy their Superstar Party!  AM Kindergarteners will be riding at 1pm so please check your child in at the office by 12:50.  All 3rd Grade parents, please know that we are aware of your field trip and have made arrangements to chaperone your kids from 2-3.  ALL STUDENTS need to have a signed permission slip turned into the office ASAP!  Hard copies are coming home with your kids today, copies are also available in the office, or you may print on off.  Email Cathi Kruse at cathikruse@yahoo.com if you have any questions, especially if you think your child is not on our Limo list and should be! To qualify your child must have sold (or paid through booster club) 20 items each or 30 items as a family.  We will have our Superstar Party even if it rains.

Limo Permission Slip


Van Arsdale/Outdoor Lab Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser!

VanArsdaleBallDropHelp our school raise money for OutDoor Lab, a very important program available only in Jefferson County!  Van Arsdale Elementary has until Dec 1 to pay our fees and 6th Grade parents have decided to raise money in the craziest way possible!  We will be dropping golf balls out of a helicopter!

Buy as many golf balls as you like.  Every golf ball will have a number on it.  On Oct 31, during our Halloween parade (2:30pm) we will drop these numbered golf balls from a helicopter onto targets on the Youth Memorial fields behind the school.  If your number lands closest to the target, you win a great prize! Like an iPad, or a family dinner and many others! And it’s super easy to do!

Step 1: Go to https://www.mygolfballdrop.com/e/Van_Arsdale_Ball_Drop (Or click the picture in this post)

Step 2: Click on the ‘Purchase Golf Balls’ tab on the right.

Step 3: Wait to see if you’ve won (we’ll email everyone after the event) or show up and see for yourself!

Thank you for supporting our school!

Van Arsdale Golf Ball Drop

Having problems creating a page for your child?  We are working on the issue, in the meantime download the form below your student can use and turn in to their teachers so they can still get credit for their sales!

Student Order Forms


The Carnival is on the Way!

free-kids-ice-cream-lJoin us September 26th for a fun evening at the school.  We have many games this year and will be having local FOOD TRUCKS provide a variety of dining options.  Please be aware that the food trucks will NOT be accepting carnival tickets as payment.  They will be accepting cash and possibly credit only.

Click the attachment for more information and to order tickets!

Carnival Announcement #1 2014_Fall-1


Got Penguins?


Hey kids, Got Penguins? coupons can be redeemed during your lunch time ONLY on Tuesday 9/2, Friday 9/5 and Tuesday 9/9!  Parents, put the signed coupons in a Ziploc and stick it in your child’s lunchbox so they will be all set to start trading penguins.





Enrichment Classes

Enrichment Classes

Did you know that Van Arsdale is one of the only schools in Jeffco that offers Enrichment classes for our students? We are proud of this and would like to expand our program by adding a more diverse roster this year. Classes we are interested in bringing to the school include: 


LEGO Engineering

math      Guitar




But we can’t do it alone. If you have 2-3 hours to volunteer and would like to be in charge of bringing one or more of these important programs to Van Arsdale, please contact Lila Schow at lilabudo1@gmail.com. Thank you.


Spirit Wear Sale!

Go Mountaineers!Stop by the school lobby from 3:00pm to 4:00pm on Wednesday, August 27th and Thursday, August 28th to buy 20th anniversary Van Arsdale spirit wear.

Some sizes are going fast so shop early for the best selection. Child and adult sizes are available.

T-shirts are $10 and hoodie pullover sweatshirts are $20.


2014-2015 School Supply Lists

iStock_000010636360SmallSummer just started, but it’s never too early to start planning for next year!  Here, for your convenience are the school supply lists for the 2014-2015 school year!

See you in August!

Half Day Kindergarten Supply List


First Grade Supply List

Second Grade Supply list 2014-2015



Fifth Grade Supply List 2014-2015



Staff Appreciation Week!

Rocky with mountainsOur Van Arsdale Teachers and Staff are amazing, and we would like to say THANK YOU!

Staff Appreciation is May 5th-9th. Click  here for more information!! Staff Appreciation

Please help us show appreciation of our staff by supplying some treats for the teacher’s lounge during the week.

Please sign up on Sign-up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=c.jump&jump=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Esignupgenius%2Ecom%2Fgo%2F4090F4EAEAD2EA31%2Dteacher


The Carnival is Coming!

Go Mountaineers!

Carnival Announcement #1 2014

Join us for a fun evening at the school.  We have many NEW games this year and will be having local FOOD TRUCKS provide a variety of dining options.

We need your help!  Please sign up to volunteer or donate a cake below!




Save the Date; May 18th Run With Rocky 5k!

runSave the date; May 18th, Run w Rocky 5k!

Click the link below to print out your registration form!  Hope to see you there!



Young Writer’s Conference


It is time to celebrate all of the young authors in our school. The “Van Arsdale Young Writer’s Conference” will be Friday, April 18th, 2014  from 8:00 to 8:45.  Students will be sharing their writing in small groups that will be facilitated by parent volunteers in the library as they enjoy a light breakfast.  All participants need to have written and “published” a book, story, poem, essay, non-fiction article, song, etc.. “Published” indicates that the piece has been carefully edited, revised, and recopied as a polished piece. This event is appropriate for all writers!

If your child is interested in participating, please return the registration form in your Friday Folder by April 15th, 2014. If you are interested in helping with the event, please contact Michelle Jones at mmorrisjones@q.com.

Van Arsdale Young Writer handout


Family Movie Night: Frozen!

family movie night


Thank you!

From Our Heart to Yours-2


Community Service Survey

HeartFrom Our Heart to Yours would love to get some feedback on the Children’s Hospital community service project.  Please complete the quick survey by Friday, February 28th.  Thank you in advance!
Thank you!
Shelly and Cindy


Pizza Hut Fundraiser!

pizza hut


Smart Cow Fundraiser!


Vanarsdale smart cow





The Van Arsdale Talent Show is Here!

1082718-Clipart-Girl-Singing-A-Song-In-A-Talent-Show-Royalty-Free-Vector-IllustrationIt is time once again for the 2014 Van Arsdale Talent Show.  

This years show will be held on Friday, March 14th, 2014 at Drake Middle School (12550 W 52nd Ave, Arvada, CO 80002) from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.  We have moved the show to Drake in order to use their auditorium and to accommodate our growing crowd.  There was a sign up sheet in theFriday folders this week, or you can click on the link and print one from home here! VATalentShowFlyer

There are a few important notes about the talent show.

  • Due to the number of students we need to coordinate for the show, ALL sign up sheets are due no later than Friday, February 28th by the end of the school day.
  • If your child is singing a song, or performing to a song with the words, a copy of those lyrics MUST be turned in with their sign up sheet on the 28th.
  • If there sign-up sheet and the lyrics (for anyone using a song with words) are not turned in by the 28th, they will not be able to participate in the talent show.
  • All students are allowed to be in (1) act (either a solo act or a group act that cannot exceed 3-minutes).
  • If they are in a group act, EACH person from that act MUST turn in their own sign up sheet (but only one person needs to turn in the lyrics) in order to be in the show.
  • If you will be having music with your act, the CD (edited and ready for the act (no longer than 3-minutes)) will be due no later than Friday, March 7th and must be turned in at the mandatory talent show meeting at 8am.

If you should have any questions, please contact Jay Charness at (303) 731-7731 or email at jay@ape-strangerawareness.com .

Click the link below for more information!



Van Arsdale Parent / Child Dance 2014







The annual Parent / Child Dance is coming up on Friday, February 7th, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Van Arsdale Gym.

This is the 7th annual event, the theme this year is “Black and White” and as always, it is a great time for both students and families.  The cost is $10.00, and that is per family (regardless of how many students you have at the school).  It is open up to Van Arsdale students and their parents (or other relatives, Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles, etc).  Please come join us for another great year of music, dancing, games, raffles and a great time with your family and Van Arsdale friends.  You can print off the Dance flyer and turn it in to the school with your $10.00.  If you should have any questions, please call Jay Charness at (303) 731-7731.

We hope to see you all at the dance!




Barnes and Noble Night!

Come Join us at the Barnes and Noble Bookfair!

Click here for more information!

Barnes & Noble 2013

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