Sorry for the confusion: we will have the teacher appreciation breakfast on Wednesday February 15th. Those of you who have volunteered to help, please confirm that you will be available to help on Wednesday. Thank you!

The Dads Club does a teachers appreciation breakfast during Valentine’s week.  We just need a few guys to help from 7-7:30AM on Wednesday February 15th so let me know if you can help by sending an email to

Dads, mark your calendar and plan to attend the VRE Dads’ Club meeting next Monday, February 13th at 7:30AM in the VRE library. At the meeting we will discuss the following:

  • Movie Fundraiser recap
  • Teacher Appreciation Breakfast (February 15th)
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Please mark your calendar and join us next week for this important event!

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.

Come watch a movie with your child in the VRE cafeteria on Friday night, January 27th. Doors will open at 6:30 PM and the featured movie will begin at 7:00 PM. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.  You can vote on which movie to watch or purchase tickets to the movie. All proceeds will be used to support technology purchases and other important causes at the school.

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.