Box Tops

It’s Box Tops Time Again!

It’s time once again for our semi-annual Box Tops for Education collection drive.  Please cut and submit any non-expired box tops to your child’s teacher no later than Friday, February 17th. We raised over $1,200 in the fall… please help us achieve our annual goal of $2,000.  Thank you!


Spelling Bee Winners

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 preparing for this event.  We wish all of our competitors tremendous S U C C E S S!

4th Grade:   Tayah Burton   Cayden Haxmeier   Payton Herron  Matthew Kotowski   Devan Kruse

5th Grade:   Luca Bashford   Matteo Bashford   Cameron Brittin   Isabella Brown   Megan Chen

Walter Grounsell   Tess Jennings   Livi Klisis  Ryan Mann   Aidan Meldahl Haven Powell

Sophia Rivera   Madison Rumley   Oriah Rumley  Jack Schwartz

6th Grade:    Anjelika Arushanov   Tyler Bradbury   Alex Brown  Cody Carpenter   Claire Fuqua

Anna Hughes   Jada Janson   Ben Kotowski   Taylor Loewen   Alex Rears    

Triton Roberts   Kian Rourke  Josh VanderLaan


Parent Child Dance


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.


Holiday Shop

holiday-shop-pic 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 and 3-4:30

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help run the shop, please contact Jaci Turner at jaciturner04@yahoo.com.

Happy Holidays from PTSA


Box Top Volunteers

Thank you to the following folks for all of your hard work with Box Tops!heart-volunteers

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 Meyer


Skate City Skating Party

Crazy Hat Rolling Skating Party

Friday, November 4th





Book Club

Book Club is back!  For more information, click here.


Silent Auction

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.


Dunk Tank



Silent Auction



Saturday, November 5th


Spirit Wear Store – now open!

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.


Carnival Help Needed!


We need you, to make the Van Arsdale Carnival a success!

Adult volunteers receive a free punch card! Good for 1 pony ride, 1 balloon, 1 face painting or glitter tattoo, 1 photo booth, and 1 dunk tank.




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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!


Field Day BBQ Presale

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!


Edukits are ready to order!

Click on the link to order for the 2016-2017 school year: http://www.edukitinc.com/page.asp?id=15&schoolid=557


Field Day BBQ Volunteers Needed!

 K-3rd Wednesday May 18th

4th-6th Tuesday May 17th

Go to the Sign Up Genius link here, or

email Jodi Stainwagner at Jbennish@yahoo.com with any questions


Run With Rocky

Run With Rocky 5K & 1K Run/Walk

Saturday, May 14, 2016 8:00 a.m.

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Young Writer’s Conference

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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 mmorrisjones@q.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.

Happy reading!!

If you have questions, please contact:

Heather Stratton



PTSA Executive Board Volunteers needed

We have some shoes to fill!!!

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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.

3. Camaraderie.

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 transactions4u@hotmail.com or 925-360-6051.

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