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Vineyard Ranch PTA Newsletter, May 2020

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Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week!

We are sad that we can’t show our love and appreciation to our teachers this year with Teacher Appreciation Week, but that doesn’t mean we can’t show our appreciation VIRTUALLY!

Your PTA will be posting the daily themes on our Facebook page, and you can put your picture in the comments, email them directly to your teacher, or send your picture to them through Seesaw. Of course this is not mandatory! We know how much our teachers are missing their students, and this is just a way to say THANK YOU for all of their hard work!

We love and miss the Vineyard Ranch Broncos!

You can also send teachers, administrators and staff gift cards!

Our PTA is limited to what we can do to show our appreciation during these abnormal times, but rest assured we will be showering them with appreciation in exciting ways when they come back to school. In the mean time, feel free to email your favorite teachers and staff an electronic gift card if you love a good gift! Listed below are their "Favorite Things”

Online School Supply Pack Sales START NOW!

Don’t want to brave the stores this year to purchase school supplies? Purchase them online, and they will be ready-to-go on desks for the first day of school next year! Delivered at Meet the Teacher Night. Sale now through July 7th!

CODE: VIN041 (it’s 3 letters+3 numbers)

Fiesta at the Ranch

We are of course so sad we had to cancel, but thankful for our sponsors. We can't wait for Spring 2020!
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Fifth Grade Activities

Congratulations to our Fifth Graders on your Graduation from Vineyard Ranch and Best Wishes to the class of 2020! Our teachers and PTA are working hard to plan memorable and exciting surprises to send our 5th Grade Class off to middle school. Stay tuned!
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2020 Bronco Legacy Scholarship Recipients

The Vineyard Ranch Elementary PTA established the first annual Bronco Legacy Scholarship. The Legacy Scholarship was awarded to two graduating NEISD seniors who completed fifth grade at Vineyard Ranch. They have continued to demonstrate outstanding academic records, extracurricular achievements, and community involvement. This year's recipients were Kaylee Sue and Matthew Peck!

Kaylee Su

Kaylee will graduate from Reagan High School. She will attend The University of Texas and hopes to become a front-end software developer. Congratulations, Kaylee!

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Matthew Peck

Mathew will graduate from International School of the Americas. He will attend The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he will study Economics and will concentrate with the Business of Sports. Congratulations, Matthew!

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Thank you to our "Graduation" Legacy Board Members for your years of service to the Vineyard Ranch PTA!

Heidi Koentopp

Kathleen Brennan

Jenny and Randy Crider

Christy Garber

Erica Garcia

Rita Schuenemann

Bridget Banta

Kathleen Brennan

Our PTA received the NECPTA "Spotlight On" award this spring for our 5th Annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration!

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Vineyard Ranch had the HIGHEST EVER number of Gold Level Presidential Award Designations! 16 Gold Level, 10 Silver Level, and 38 Bronze. Go Broncos!

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Officer Nomination Slate for the 2020-2021 School Year

President: Katherine Thompson

President-Elect: Cat Lodge

VP, Ways and Means/Fundraising: Stephanie Boothby

VP, Programs: Marissa Helm

VP, Volunteers: Fiona Pich

Secretary: Alix Allen

Treasurer: Ana Watson

*Virtual Election procedures in the midst of this new normal will be emailed to our PTA members*

There will be a Virtual Video General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 3:00 pm.

The meeting will be held via video conference on Zoom. Attendees must register in advance and the meeting link will be sent to registered participants on May 4th.

Please click here to register:

THE REGISTRATION FORM CLOSES AT 12 midnight on Sunday, May 3, 2020.

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What are Greenbacks?

Greenbacks is our annual no-sell fundraiser that took the place of traditional fundraisers like bake sales and galas. We raised nearly $10000. This money is used to help fund all of the awesome activities and programs that serve our students. We have a special surprise gift in store for our teachers that wouldn’t be possible without the funds raised from this drive. Thank you for helping us raise money to serve the students and teachers of Vineyard Ranch!”

To learn more, click here!

Thank you to our 2019-2020 Community Partners!

Do you want to become a community partner for 2020-2021? Learn more here.