Van Raub Elementary- 1/27/2023


This next week our 5th-grade students will be participating in the Boerne Outdoor Academy (BOA) at HEB foundation camp! This will be a wonderful experience. We will also be celebrating being 100 days smarter this week on Thursday, February 2nd! To celebrate being 100 days smarter, students can wear clothes with 100 things on them or can dress like they are 100.

This next week is the last week to collect items for the Love Delivered campaign. If you feel so inclined we have a collection box in the school entry for donations. Thank you to those who have donated already!

Please check your child's doctor's note when your child returns to school. This week we have had about 4 incidents where the note says a child can return to school on one date and the student has arrived here prior to that date. Unfortunately, we have to follow the doctor's note. Thank you for your attention and help with this. Keep reminding your children to wash their hands, eat well and get plenty of rest- we have seen multiple cases of strep, flu, and stomach virus recently. We want our Roadrunners safe and healthy!

Since the holiday break, we have seen a significant increase in toys, stuffed animals, and items such as Pokemon cards being brought to school. These items are causing disruptions in classrooms and at dismissal. Please encourage your child to leave those items at home. They are not intended for the classroom or school unless their teacher asks them to bring something in for a lesson. Also, we have had some students trading the cards, some have been lost and it causes issues. We appreciate your help in encouraging your child to leave these items safely at home.

As always, Thank you for sharing your precious children with us each week! We hope that you all have an amazing weekend!

Be Blessed,

Mrs. Gault



1/30 - 5th grade at BOA

1/31 - 5th grade at BOA


2/1 - 5th grade at BOA

2/1 - Reading Club

2/2 - 100th day of school!!

2/2 - General PTO Meeting - 9:45am-10:30am @ VRES

2/2 - Robotics Club & Choir Club

2/6 - LOVE Delivered donations opportunity ends

2/9 - Robotics Club & Choir Club

2/10 - All Pro Dads Meeting - 7:00am

2/10 - Bluebonnet Book VOTE at VRES!

2/15 - Kindness Counts Club

2/16 - Robotics Club & Choir Club

2/16 - VRES Spirit Night at Willie's

2/17 - BISD Holiday

2/20 - BISD Holiday

2/23 - 4th grade to Boerne Performing Arts @ CHS

2/23 - Math, Science, Technology Night - 5:30-7:30pm

2/23 - Robotics Club & Choir Club

2/27 - BISD School Board meeting- VRES students to lead pledge - 6:30pm

2/28 - 5th grade- Rising Charger Night at BMSS

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Head on over to Parker's Ice Creams to make your selection of your favorite VRES flavor! This weekend is the last opportunity to vote!

The 3 flavor choices are:



Pink Lemonade

February 2nd- 100th day of school!

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VRES General PTO Meeting - Join US!

Join us for our next General PTO Meeting on Thursday, February 2nd at 9:45 a.m - 10:30 a.m. Come hear about what PTO is, what we're working on, and how to be involved; as little or as much as you choose.

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LOVE DELIVERED - Let's show some VRES love!

BISD is once again partnering with Day 1 Bags to deliver Valentine’s day cards and fuzzy socks to those often overlooked on Valentine’s Day, Nursing Home Residents, and Local Foster Youth.

Our goal is for every BISD student to create one Valentine’s card, however, we would love to achieve multiple cards per student. Please strive to have students write a kind note on each Valentine (no blank valentine donations, please).

  • Elementary students can craft and donate for the Nursing home residents and Secondary for the Foster youth.
  • Please ensure that any sock donations and cards are gender-neutral.
  • Unopened candy will also be accepted and used for Valentine’s Day Deliveries by Day 1 Bags.

Please see the photo below for additional information.

We appreciate your support and help with this important community outreach project!

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Parent Speaker Series

Back by popular demand:

The next event in the Parent Education Speaker series, titled One Pill Can Kill and Cyber Danger, will take place on Thursday, February 16th from 6-7pm at Champion High School.

Panel Guests will discuss the dangers that our students face, such as Fentanyl as well as online. This is an encore discussion on the two topics for those who were unable to attend the events in the fall semester.

All Boerne ISD parents, students, and community members are invited to attend.

For more information please see the graphic.

Blessings in a Backpack - help needed

Help serve our VR community with Blessings in a Backpack! Scan this code for more details and to sign-up.

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Let's Fiesta! - March 31, 2023, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Fiesta Friday is our big spring community event and fundraiser. Mark your calendars, and come out with your kids to experience our Fiesta carnival with rides, games, food and auction. Our Fiesta Auction is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. The revenue from this event goes directly back to the school via Field Trip funds, assemblies, educational grants, events, staff appreciation and more.

Want to get involved?...

Your Room Parents will be reaching out to you soon to help create an amazing auction basket. Please help support them.

Do you have a business and would like to donate to our auction? Please reach out to to get started.

Do you want to be involved in planning...attend our General Meeting on February 2, or email

This event is not possible without many, many volunteers to help on the day of. Be on the look out for the volunteer opportunities that will be sent out in early March.

YEARBOOKS!! Deadline March 3rd

Yearbooks are still on sale! You can order your copy by clicking on the link below. They cost $25 each and will be delivered to classrooms by mid-May. Shoutout ads for students may also be purchased for $10 per ad. This includes a picture and shout-out for your child.

If you decide to purchase a shoutout, our yearbook advisor will receive a notification from Balfour and will e-mail you a request for a picture of your child and a message.

*The deadline to purchase a shoutout and reserve a space in the yearbook is February 1st.

*The deadline to order yearbooks online is March 3rd.

As of now, we have sold 295 copies (yay!) and they are going fast! We are contracted for 450 copies total and are able to sell more if you order online before the due date. After that, if we have sold the 450 online, we will have no more to sell in person. You don't want to miss out, so order your copy today!


Our teachers have the opportunity to nominate students for doing fantastic things on our campus. These nominations can be for academic or character-related greatness. We believe in promoting positive character traits, student success, and of course, most importantly being a good human! A few of the many traits that we promote are kindness, empathy, perseverance, leadership, service, responsibility, compassion, honesty, and treating your neighbor the way you would want to be treated. It is great to celebrate our students each morning. We are blessed that Van Raub has so many amazing kiddos to rave about!

Here are this week's Raveworthy Roadrunners:


We are so excited to share about our upcoming author visit in March! Don Tate will be coming to Van Raub after spring break! This visit is sponsored by our fabulous PTO! Don Tate is an author and an illustrator. He will be happy to autograph any of his books during his visit, so you may want to see about ordering a book or purchasing one of his titles at a bookstore. He has more than 25 books to his credit. Here are a few of the titles that he has authored or illustrated. More information will be coming in the weeks ahead...Happy Reading!

This week in the Library...

Newton's second law of motion made for a great STEAM time making snowman shooters in the library after students (first and second graders) heard the story The Snowbear by Sean Taylor. Reading and science connections were made with the book and the activity. Then, we laughed and sent our snowballs into flight with the force from our Snowman's hat (balloons.) Wonderful, fun learning!

Kinder friends listened to the same, delightful story about the Snowbear helping his friends find their way home up the steep, snowy mountain. These students "chopped" the word snowman and used chalk to illustrate their image. Kindergarteners are learning to put sounds together and many are reading!

Third graders used Jamboard to share facts they found about sharks and Eugenie Clark using Britannica on-line and Kid InfoBits. Gathering information and sharing it in clear sentences is an important skill that students demonstrated with ease on their shark images they chose from Google images. Super job!

We had our fifth Fun Friday with students building, creating, and exploring in the library today. Students made snowmen with marshmallows, created snowflakes, and even had a snowball fight with pom poms! Those that were able to come down for a visit enjoyed their experience and look forward to another visit. A big thank you to three parent volunteers that helped make this event a success!

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Bluebonnet Book Vote

The Bluebonnet Book Vote is just around the corner for our third - fifth grade students. Those that read 5 Bluebonnet Books will vote digitally and have a treat in the library on February 10th. Last year, nearly 100, 000 students across the state of Texas voted! Join in...there is still time to participate. Several of the titles can be listened to on YouTube, or borrow a title from the library. Let's read!
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You can put your child's birthday on the VRES marquee! Fill out the form and submit payment on REVTRAK online.

Please put in your marquee request at least a week prior so that we can get it scheduled and set up to display.


You can now pre-order a lunch meal for your student on Nutrislice:


Lunch Money Now to add money into student accounts:

Our KVRN news morning announcements

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Boerne ISD VOLUNTEER application/form

This is required if you plan to volunteer on campus, or chaperone field trips, etc. Click here to complete the form