CONGRATULATIONS to our SUPER SPELLERS! The following kids have qualified for this year’s PTSA sponsored Scripps Spelling Bee to be held on Saturday February 4th at 10am in the school gym. The top three finalists will advance to the Regional Scripps Spelling Bee. Our Committee Co-Chairs Diane Pasini-Hill and Kelly McGinnis are hard at work …View full post
PTSA Holiday Shop is Back! Kids can shop for friends, teachers, and family at our PTSA Holiday Shop. All gifts will be wrapped for free so kids can enjoy the gift of giving. Feel free to stop by ROOM D4 on the following days and times: Tues 11/29 Wed 11/30 Thurs 12/1 from 8-9:30 11-1:30 …View full post
Thank you to the following folks for all of your hard work with Box Tops! Tiffany Herron & Tiffanie Weston – Co-Chairs Jean Capurro Traci Webster Tifiny Jennings Maryann Roth Laura Orr Becky Schell Sara Metz Sarah Demers Dacia Kardoes Steve & Toni Schreivogel Jessica Brittin-Clingner Monica MeyerView full post
The 10th Annual Parent / Child Dance!
This is a special dance for Parents and their Students of Van Arsdale Elementary School. Please come join us for a great night of fun and dancing with a local DJ.
Date: Friday, February 3, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Van Arsdale Elementary School Gym
Theme: The theme this year will be “Colors of the Rainbow”; You can dress up in any or all colors of the rainbow (Dressing up is NOT required).
Cost: $10.00 Per Family (includes all V.A. Students & their Parents/Relatives)
For more information and to pay online or print the form to send in, please click the link on the menu above.
Kids can shop for friends, teachers, and family at our PTSA Holiday Shop. All gifts will be wrapped for free so kids can enjoy the gift of giving. Feel free to stop by ROOM D4 on the following days and times:
Tues 11/29 Wed 11/30 Thurs 12/1 from 8-9:30 11-1:30 and 3-4:30
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help run the shop, please contact Jaci Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Holidays from PTSA
Crazy Hat Rolling Skating Party
Friday, November 4th
Enjoy a wonderful evening of dinner, drinks, and laughter. Adults only.
When: Saturday, November 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Dinner served from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Auction from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Must be in attendance to win the top auction items!
Where: The Westin Westminster | 10600 Westminster Boulevard | Westminster, CO, US 80020
For more information, visit our Silent Auction page here.
Show your school spirit by ordering Van Arsdale Spirit Wear! Order online through our Spirit Wear Store or download the order form to send in. Click the “Spirit Wear Store” link for the downloadable form, or click “Shop” from the drop-down menu under the store menu to order online. All orders due by September 26th.
REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM This year’s theme: What is Your Story?
Welcome to the world of Reflections! Reflections is a National PTA Arts Program that gives students the opportunity to express themselves in any of the following areas:
Visual Arts (drawing, painting, etc.) Music Composition Dance Choreography
Literature Video Production Photography
Click the link in the above menu for more information!
Purchase your Field Day BBQ lunch tickets early and beat the lines!
We will be selling lunch tickets on Monday, May 16th before and after school and before school on Tuesday, May 17th and Wednesday, May 18th. We take cash, check, or credit. Join us for this fun Van Arsdale tradition!
Hot Dog Meal $2.00
Hamburger Meal $2.50
Cheeseburger Meal $3.00
Meals include entree, chips, and a drink.
Items can also be purchased a la carte such as extra entrees, sides, and drinks!
Click on the link to order for the 2016-2017 school year: http://www.edukitinc.com/page.asp?id=15&schoolid=557
Van Arsdale Young Writer’s Conference
It is time again to celebrate the many writers here at Van Arsdale. Our Van Arsdale Young Writer’s Conference will be Friday, April 15, 2016 from 8:00 to 8:40. Students will be sharing their writing in small groups that will be facilitated by parent volunteers in the gym with a light breakfast. All participants should bring some of their writing to share. Examples include: a “published” a book, story, poem, essay, non-fiction article, etc..
If your child is interested in participating, please return the registration form in your Friday Folder, complete the on-line registration form on the PTSA website (here), or contact Michelle Jones at email@example.com. Please submit registrations by Friday, April 8th, 2016.
Hi Van Arsdale Families,
Today, Friday, February 26th, is the first day of our first ever Read-a-thon at Van Arsdale!!! Student packets were sent home in your child’s Friday Folder. Each child has a username and password assigned to them. If your child received the wrong packet, please return it to your teacher on Monday!! You must activate their account before they can log any minutes or play with their owlvatars (avatars). Please visit the site www.whooosreading.org
Our primary goal is to help the kids be excited to read. We are encouraging the kids to read 20 minutes per day, 7 days a week. That totals 7 hours over the next 3 weeks. We also hope we can earn some money to give our school as we close out the 2015-16 school year. We hope that you will send at least 2 sponsor invitations to grandparents, friends or other family. There is no minimum requirement for donations. Sponsors are free to donate as much or as little as they like. They can make a set donation or make a pledge per hour of your child’s reading.
There are weekly prizes for top readers in each grade and everyone who reads the minimum 7 hours will receive a customized Van Arsdale Read-a-thon waterbottle. The top overall readers in each grade will win a $15 giftcard to Barnes and Noble.
The Read-a-thon runs from February 26-March 18.
If you have questions, please contact:
We have some shoes to fill!!!
Van Arsdale PTSA is looking for volunteers to serve on the Executive Board next year
TOP 10 Reasons to volunteer on the Van Arsdale PTSA Executive Board:
10. It’s a great way to meet other families with children the same age as your own.
9. You will become a greater part of your children’s early learning experiences!
8. You can help raise money for a great cause—your children’s education!
7. You’ll get to know the teachers at school and to understand their needs and ideas.
6. It’s one more way to meet and talk with school administrators like the principal.
5. You can create, plan, and execute fun events for the whole family!
4. It’s a few hours or so off each month from your hectic household routine.
2. You’ll experience feelings of self-worth through volunteering your time and seeing your efforts pay off in the smiles of your children and their friends.
1. And finally, the number one reason to join us…WE NEED YOU!
All positions are open for next year. The new slate of officers will be announced at our February meeting.
Please see the general description for
each position below.
President: The President will create agenda/conduct executive and general meetings once a month, send officer reports and membership reports to COPTA, help prepare for registration, help prepare membership campaign, welcome back staff lunch, hold introduction committee chair meeting, file with CO Secretary of State, update bylaws as needed, set school calendar with principal, and help recruit committee chairs.
Vice President (2 VP’s serve on the board): The Vice presidents will share the following duties: help create membership campaign, help prepare registration, welcome back staff lunch, parent teacher conference dinner for staff, and all fundraising,
Treasurer: The Treasurer will file fiscal report with COPTA, attend registration, have budget meeting, prepare budget reports for general meetings, respond to check requests and cash request for events and activities, track budget, balance bank statements, prepare and file annual audit information to COPTA, and prepare and file tax returns.
Secretary: The Secretary will take notes/minutes at each executive/general meeting, hospitality, prepare PTSA directory, post general meeting minutes on the PTSA website, and file minutes in the library binders.
VP Communications Facebook: Maintain and update PTSA Facebook page, update and send out PTSA online Friday Folder weekly
VP Communications Website: Maintain and update school website, give list of events to be listed on school marquee to front office staff, give morning announcements to front office staff, help create and maintain online forms
If you or someone you know are interested or just have questions please contact Brandy Kartchner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-360-6051.
February 5th, 2016 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Please join us for the 9th annual Van Arsdale Parent/Child Dance. It will take place on Friday, February 5th, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The cost is $10.00 per family and this dance is for Van Arsdale students only (no siblings who do not attend VA please) and their parent(s), grandparents or other relatives.
The theme this year is “Space Odyssey” – you can dress up in anything space related (Super Hero, Star Wars, Star Trek, Astronaut, Alien, etc. – but dressing up is NOT required.
This fun and exciting night is for Parents and their Students to enjoy some quality, fun time together with their fellow students and friends. Please click here to sign up.