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!

Thanks!

Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Ms. Khosla, VRE Librarian,  needs volunteers to help put books back on shelves.  Please contact her at:
    214.496.8514 akhosla@coppellisd.com
  • 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.

boxtops

Dads,
Kiran has set up a Whatsapp group for us at https://chat.whatsapp.com/KPzB287Oa71JDx33Kn45BA. 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 have lunch with your child(ren). Lunch schedule is 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

Dads,

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!