Geography Bee Chair needed

Are you or your Van Arsdale kiddo excited about history and the world? Please consider “chairing”our annual Geography Bee!

Please contact us asap to talk about what this event looks like and the commitment necessary to have this lovely annual event still take place.




Double Box Tops!

We all like helping as much as we can .This is an easy way to help!

Happy Mountaineering!



Arvada Harvest Festival!




this years theme is western


Please join us, detailt TBD!


School Calendar Sync

If you would like to add all the relevant school dates that Van Arsdale hosts on their calendar to your calendar, look no further!

Follow this Link:

Click the “Phone” icon: 

and select either open or copy as seen below.


I opened this while running my Outlook Calendar ,and also on my iPhone, and the calendar synced, seamlessly.


I hope it works for you!

Happy Learning,


PTSA Comm Team


Kid Watch Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteer parents or teens to watch kids during curriculum night in the gymnasium.  We will have a movie/games from 4:45-6:20pm.


Please use this Sign Up genius!


First Meet and Greet BBQ on Monday, August 12th from 4-6pm


We would like to cordially invite all families to Van Arsdale’s First Meet and Greet BBQ on
Monday, August 12th from 4-6pm.  We will have food for sale and we would love for you to
stay, eat, play, and socialize after school supply drop off.  We will have a special table for
incoming kindergarten families.

Cheeseburger/Hamburger **Meals $3.00
Burger only $2.00
Hot Dog **Meals $2.00
Hot Dog only $1.00
**All Meals include chips and drink
PTSA welcomes you to Van Arsdale and we hope you enjoy the many activities we have for
you this year.  We look forward to the wonderful events and encourage your families to
participate and volunteer to make our programs successful.

Sign up here!


Field Day BBQ

Field Day BBQ-Thursday, May 16th

Pre-purchase tickets for lunch using the order form below. Teachers will hand out tickets on field day.

Orders due by May 15th.


You made it, you spend it!


Van Arsdale PTSA needs your input!

We have all worked hard this year to fundraise for PTSA so we can support the school. It’s time to get the discussion rolling on how we want to spend those funds. Please take a minute to fill out the form attached on whether or not you would want the items listed to be gifted to Van Arsdale with our proceeds from the 2018-2019 year. All answers are anonymous. The official vote takes place on April 17, 2019 at the general meeting (3:45-4:45pm). All members who attend get to vote!! The form will close on April 16th at 8:00pm.

Please only fill in the form one time.


12th Annual Parent Child Dance


Summer Movie “Fun”draiser


A Big Silent Auction Thank You


Spirit Wear!


Wear your Van Arsdale Elementary T-shirt On Friday’s to show your VA spirit!

**These are pre-sale prices! Limited sizes available for additional $2 after deadline.**


Silent Auction Bidding and Volunteer sign-ups

The Third Annual Silent Auction Is Saturday

Make Sure You Create Your Auction Account Now So You Are Ready!

You will need your smartphone, tablet, or computer AND an Auction Account to bid from the Silent Auction Event!

The Silent Auction link is live now. More information on dates, times, and items will be sent out next week. Just create an account and join in the bidding on the night of the auction from home!

Can’t make it to the event? Have friends and family that want to participate? Anyone can bid on our amazing items from home! Just create an account and join the bidding.

BIDDING: Start bidding NOW using the following link: .

CASH DONATIONS: Anyone can make a straight cash donation right from our auction website. So spread this link around to your family and friends because

ACCOUNT: If you participated in our Silent Auction event last year and have already created an account with 32 auctions, you may use that account to bid and skip the following setup instructions. Simply log in and begin bidding!
Create an account now so you are all ready to start bidding when the Silent Auction starts
1. Copy and paste the link above
2. Click View All Items
3. Click on any item up for bid
4. Create an account to participate
5. Check your email and verify your email address by clicking on the link sent to you
6. Click on any item up for bid

VOLUNTEER: We will need help on the days before and the day/night of the Silent Auction. Please sign up on the Sign Up Genius to assist!

Make sure to LIKE Van Arsdale Elementary PTSA on Facebook to follow updates from the Silent Auction Event and to keep up on Van Arsdale Elementary events throughout the year.



Silent Auction

Tickets go on sale January 30th for this year’s Silent Auction and Dinner Event! February 23, 2019 6PM-10PM, Arvada Elks Lodge in Olde Town!

Take pictures in the Van Arsdale Harvest Festival Parade award winning Yellow Submarine and Photo Booth, enjoy a catered multi-course buffet, and sing/dance the night away (with time for Silent Auction bidding of course)! Come and Support OUR school! Tickets purchased by February 15th get entered into a raffle for one of two prizes!  This is an ADULT ONLY EVENT.

When: Saturday, February 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where: Arvada Elks Lodge | 5700 Yukon Street | Arvada, CO, US 80005

For more information, view our Silent Auction information flyer and order your tickets using the form below!


Science Fair Form

Please use our online form to register for the Science Fair!




Holiday Shop November 27-30, 2018

We’re excited to announce the Holiday Gift Shop, starting November 27th to November 30th!
We will be open in the mornings at 8, over lunch for your children to come shop without you, and from 3-4 in the afternoon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday! We will be open at 8 AM on Friday morning for any last minute purchases! Look for more information and shopping envelopes to come home this Friday!
Send checks or cash on your students envelope and we will make sure they come home with any change they have left over! For example, if you send a $20 check, we will give them change in cash, so no need to do the math ahead of time!
Jen Radovich
(720) 505.1114


Love and Logic Conference in Arvada, CO

I have great, wonderful, amazing children; whom I want to be happy and healthy and, unfortunately, they didn’t come with a manual or upper division class. So, I am taking the day off from work and attending this conference. I want to know what the people who have studied children and parenting have to say. I hope you will join me.

Thursday, November 29, from 8:30 to 2:30


National Geographic Bee

4th and 5th can compete!


Walk to School Day (Success!)

First of all, thank you, Elise Waln, for partnering with Van Arsdale to host our first annual Walk to School Day. This was part of the safe routes to school initiative that established this partnership. Although we postponed d/t weather, the event was a great success. Kids participated by walking with pride and were greeted with happy celebrating faces as they arrived at school. Supporting kiddos in their healthy lifestyles is critical to their life long healthy habits.


Thank yous also to:

Ms Chapla and the Van Arsdale staff, for always supporting events and striving to make Van Arsdale a healthy happy learning space!

Arvada FPD & emergency First Response teams for coming to our day.

Senator Rachel Zenzinger (@Zenzinger_AtoZ) · Twitter for supporting our local school and helping us have a successful day.

Thank you to Katie Ellis from Apex Rec District for putting together a table and supporting our healthy habits and safe practices!
Thank you to all of the volunteers and parents who chalked sidewalks, walked kiddos en masse to school and made this a special day for our students.

Also, thank you to our community partners who graciously donated goods (with a change of date and all!)!

Donut Time – Donuts (kids were SO EXCITED to have donuts!)
10370 Ralston Rd
Arvada, CO 80004
5340 Coffee – Coffee, creamer and cups, to boot! Adults were THRILLED to get a cuppa joe!
64th & Ward Rd., (NE Corner)
Arvada, CO 80004
Mon-Fri 6:30-3
Sat 7:30-1
Gluten Free Things – Cookies! What a treat!
Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery
11651 W. 64th Avenue, Unit A6
Arvada, CO 80004
Phone: 303.668.1663
And, our local King Soopers for the generous donation of a gift card!


Thank You! Thank You!

Thank you for all of the volunteers and support for this year’s carnival. We couldn’t have done it without all of the people who helped. A special thanks to Dina Hildebran, Jean Capurro, Michellle Lucero, the PTSA board, the set up and clean up crew, specifically Pack 475, Mrs. Chapla, Miss Laura, Miss Suzette, Mr. Carpenter, Mr. Chandler, the dunk tank volunteers, the maintenance staff, and all of the parents, students, and staff who helped make this carnival possible. There were so many people involved and we appreciate everything that you do. We were happy this community/school event was a great success. Thank you to everyone for promoting and attending this annual event.

We are still looking for the winner of the 50/50 ticket who won $75.00! #8492893

Don’t forget if you let us borrow a cooler we would like to return it to you.

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