All posts for the month January, 2017

As you probably heard, the Dads’ Club held a fund raiser last Friday. The movie “Kubo and the Two Strings” was screened in the school cafeteria.  Over 150 attendees pre-registered for the event and another 30-40 walked up and paid at the door, and the reviews were very positive from everyone. Attendees purchased movie tickets, pizza, popcorn, drinks and candy. Total revenues exceeded $1,350 and net profits totaled about $875! This result was fantastic considering we hoped only to net a few hundred dollars.

We couldn’t have held such a successful event without the assistance of many dedicated volunteers including:

  • Mrs. Arterbery for providing access to her staff and the facilities
  • VRE Office Admins, Shelli Orjada and Megan Grantonic, who helped promote the event
  • Arpan Prakash for taking charge of the video and audio setup
  • Greg Ellis, Tarun Anand and Kiran Ganji for helping with morning announcements
  • Viju Vidyadharan, Ram and Mohit Mittal for manning the registration & ticket desk
  • Kiran Ganji and Madhu Mallu for registration during lunch w/ Dads
  • Avinash Sawant for popcorn production and sales
  • Mya Andersen, Monica Kirchmer, Gio Angulo, Bliss Blodget-Stephan, Sophia Angulo, Zoe Stephan, Mahesh Anand, and Grady Andersen for initial food setup and serving help
 There were other volunteers who’s names I can’t recall but your help was greatly appreciated. Thanks to everyone for making this event such a huge success. We plan on hosting another movie event in March so stay tuned for details.

Hi Dads,

Now is your last chance to order pizza if you want to eat while you attend the “Kubo and the Two Strings” tomorrow night at 6:30PM in the VRE cafeteria.  We’ll need to order the pizza early tomorrow so we’ll shut down the order form at that time. Please help us to order the correct number of pizzas and place your order now!


Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Ms. Khosla, VRE Librarian,  needs volunteers to help put books back on shelves.  Please contact her at:
  • We need a Coordinator Dad from each grade – please contact us if you are interested in volunteering
  • Please collect box tops at home and from co-workers and deliver them to the school; VRE gets 10c per box top. Here is an image of a box top coupon.


Kiran has set up a Whatsapp group for us at This will allow us to communicate in a more immediate way and send reminders to you. If you aren’t familiar with Whatsapp, it’s a FREE messaging app that uses cellular data on your mobile phone to send SMS (i.e., “text” messages), and to make video and voice calls. You are not charged (other than the data) for these messages and calls. Please download Whatsapp from the Apple or Google store, install it, and subscribe to the link above if you are so inclined.

Also, some of you have mentioned that you don’t see the e-mails we send because they get routed to your Promotions or other folders. You can change the destination folder of any message by simply dragging the message to the folder into which you want it to be delivered in the future.


Come eat lunch with your children tomorrow. This event is very popular with the kids. Lunch schedules are as follows:

Lunch  Time
K 10:40 – 11:10
1st 11:05 – 11:35
2nd 11:40 – 12:10
3rd 12:15 – 12:45
4th 12:30 – 1:00
5th 12:45 – 1:15

No background check is required to eat lunch in the cafeteria. We hope to see you there! 

Attendees: Doug, Greg, Tarun, Ms. Arterbery, Kiran, Madhu
Next Fundraiser:
We will host a Movie night for kids on Friday – January  27th in the cafeteria.  Tickets will be online and at Lunch with Dad’s event on January 13th.
Volunteers Requested for:
  • Library to put books back on shelves.  Contact Ms. Khosla
  • Coordinator Dad from each grade – please contact us if you are interested in volunteering
  • Collect box tops from co-workers, school gets 10c per box top clipping
Next Meeting
2nd Monday of the Month, February 13th, 7:30am in VRE library
Next Events
  • Lunch with Dad, Friday January 13th, VRE Cafeteria
  • Movie night, Friday January 27th @ 6:30pm, VRE Cafeteria
  • Dad’s Club Meeting, Monday February 13th 7:30am, VRE library
  • Teacher Appreciation Breakfast in February, February 15th (approximate)

Dads, please plan to attend the VRE Dads’ Club meeting tomorrow morning at 7:30AM in the VRE library. At the meeting we will discuss the following:

  • Lunch with Dad – January 13th (this Friday), VRE Cafeteria
  • Movie Fundraiser – January 27th @ 6:30pm, VRE Gym
  • Teacher Appreciation Breakfast (February)
  • Other Volunteer Opportunities

Please join us in the morning for this important event!