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Letter from the President

Winding Down 2019 at The Ranch

Hello Vineyard Ranch Families,

We have had a busy couple of months since our last newsletter in mid-October! Here is a list of all we have accomplished:

  • Celebrating National Custodian Appreciation Day by providing lunch for the Custodians.
  • Participating in National Walk to School Day.
  • Sponsoring an amazing Red Ribbon Week full of events including a visit from the NEISD Police Department and Canine Unit.
  • Hosted our third annual Trunk or Treat Event, which was a huge success.
  • Kicked off our annual Board Game Drive for our Sister School, Oak Grove Elementary.
  • Decorated the Library for, and helped to run the Fall Book Fair
  • Provided funds to pay for the Author Visit by Mr. Bruce Hale.
  • Celebrated our Veterans with breakfast and refreshments for the Veteran’s Day Ceremony. A special thanks to HEB for donating food for this event!
  • Before the Thanksgiving Break we gifted all staff members with 110 pies to show them how thankful we are for all they do.

We hope you enjoy this update, filled with photos from all the events we've listed above! Does it look like fun? Join us! It’s not too late to sign up to be a volunteer! You do not have to be a PTA member to volunteer, but your membership fees are minimal and having you as a listed member helps our school immensely on the local and state levels. We are extremely close to a membership milestone, so sign up your Bronco, your Bronco's teacher or a friend or neighbor!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Heidi Koentopp


Vineyard Ranch PTA

What's happening with PTA right now?

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We are almost to our membership goal of 465 PTA members for the 2019-2020 school year. There is still time to get your membership information in!

Each month we are eligible for a membership award, which means more support for our Broncos on the State and National PTA level. Don't forget--consider adding your spouse, children, or grandparents. Maybe even a little holiday gift for your student's teacher? PTA membership is open to teachers, too!

Some Quick Facts about PTA membership:

  • Annual dues are $6 per person, and include Vineyard Ranch, Texas and National PTA memberships.
  • PTA Membership lasts one academic year and must be renewed annually.
  • You can be a member of more than one PTA (you could even be a member of the Reagan, Lopez AND Vineyard Ranch PTA's at the same time!).

Please also share this newsletter with your neighbors, friends, and children's classmates who may not have already joined!

Link to Join:

Sister School Board Games Drive, Benefiting Oak Grove Elementary

Sister School Drive

Monday, Oct. 21st, 7am to Monday, Dec. 16th, 11:45pm

16818 Huebner Road

San Antonio, TX

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, we will collect board games to give as a gift to EVERY child attending our Sister School, Oak Grove Elementary. Our goal is to collect 400 games! We are just over halfway, with 225 NEW BOARD GAMES donated!

Please donate NEW, age-appropriate board games labeled with your child's name, grade and teacher. If you prefer, you may also donate case or check payable to "Vineyard Ranch PTA" in an envelope to the front office. Brag Tags will be issued to all participating students!

Questions? Contact Carmen Ramriez,

What has the PTA been up to this Fall?

Trunk or Treat in Review!

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PTA Builds Dia de Los Muertos Altar

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PTA Sponsors Red Ribbon Week

PTA Sponsors Author Visit: Bruce Hale

PTA Volunteers help the Vineyard Ranch Library have a FANTASTIC Book Fair!

Veteran's Day Celebration

We are THANKFUL; PTA delivers holiday Pies to all our teachers and staff

Vineyard Ranch PTA Recognized for Excellence!


The PTA took home two AWESOME awards at the State Meeting. The first was for our Sensory Walk. The second was for the MOST Volunteer Hours!

Reflections Winners

Half of Vineyard Ranch Submissions advanced to District-wide Judging!

Bennett Rode, Look Within the Lizard, I Look Inside the World

Jasmine Smith, Camael

Akshaiyaasri Laksmipriya, Make a Life in Earth Like in Oceans, Look Within--Overcome Obstacles

Madison Depoyster, Dancing Girl

Ella Fall, Day of the Girl

Anaika John, What Do You See?

Eliana Matos, Eye Look Within

Angela Damron, Shadows

Olivia Damron, Spiral of Mirrors

Meylynn Hill, Up High

Clara Lyons, Less and Less Attention

Amelia Salazar, Stay

Gabriella Garza, Neko Matsu

Kaitlyn Anders, Look Behind the Curtains

Sienna Statton, Stars Within

Annakate Roberts, Sunset Breeze, My Trolly Ride

Congratulations Broncos and GOOD LUCK!

2019 PTA Life Member Awards

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Please congratulate Parent Alix Allen (2019-2020 Secretary), Parent Heidi Koentopp (2019-2020 President), Teacher Sofia Walker (3rd Grade Dual Language) and Teacher Eileen Brzozowski (Art), our 2019 winners of the PTA Lifetime Membership Award!

Visit the Spirit Store

The Spirit Store is where you can get all your Bronco gear! It is open every Friday from 7:00-7:30 AM in the Atrium.
View Spirt Store Order Form

You can visit the store on Fridays, or you can send this order form and check to your child's classroom!

Class Holiday Parties at the Ranch

PreK & Kinder: 9:30 – 10:15

1st grade: 10:10 – 10:55

2nd grade: 11:15 – 12:00

3rd grade: 8:45 – 9:30

4th grade: 1:10 – 1:55

5th grade: 1:50 – 2:35


  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for the holiday break, December 20
  • PTA General Meeting Tuesday, December 3 at 6:30 PM
  • School-led Taste of the Arts, Tuesday, December 3
  • Choir Performance Tuesday, December 10th
  • Break Ends! Back to School January 6.

What are Greenbacks?

Greenbacks is our annual no-sell fundraiser that takes the place of traditional fundraisers like bake sales and galas. Our goal for this year is $15,000! We have currently raised $8,500. Help us meet our goal to serve the students of Vineyard Ranch!

To learn more, click here!

Community Partners

Special thank you to Vilore Foods!

Vilore Foods Company, through Vineyard Ranch parent Juan de los Rios, graciously donated pallets of beans, peppers, vegetables and juices to support the 4th grade McKinney Food Drive. Thank you, de los Rios family and Vilore foods!

Special thank you to Huntington Learning Center, Frost Bank, and Britton Orthodontics!

These community sponsors donated board games or made monetary donations towards our Sister School Board Game Drive!

More Valued Community Partners

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Thank you to our 2019-2020 Community Partners!

Do you want to become a community partner? Learn more here.