Upcoming Events     



Art Show Celebration

Thursday, April 2, 3 - 6 p.m.

The students of Vanderlyn Elementary have come together to create artwork for a spectacular art show celebration! Every student will have their own masterpiece framed and on display. You do not want to miss this! Purchase your child's framed original art to proudly display in your home or office. In addition, a percentage of the sales go directly to your child's school. You may also buy reproductions at the art show. A framed reproduction of your child's art is an amazing, personalized gift for grandparents, friends or other family members. If you cannot attend the show, you may prepay by sending a check to your child's homeroom teacher made payable to the school.


Volunteers are need to make the show a success. Please sign up for a shift: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0945ADA72DA64-artshow


PTO Bylaw Changes

The PTO is revising our bylaws!  These changes will update procedures to allow the PTO to operate more smoothly. We will vote on the revisions at the next General PTO meeting, scheduled for April 16 at 2:30 p.m.  Click here to review the draft version of the bylaws. Questions? Contact Christy Keohane.


New to Vanderlyn! Shop at smile.amazon.com, choose Vanderlyn Elementary Parent Teacher Organization as your charity, and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to Vanderlyn. It is so easy. Smile.Amazon.com takes you to the same Amazon site you are used to using with your same account. All you do is start at Smile.Amazon.com instead of Amazon.com and Vanderlyn will receive money. Tell your friends and family. Please email Laura Mixson if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting our children and teachers. 



Lunch Bunch Volunteers

If you are looking for a great way to volunteer in the school and really get to know the kids in their element
(eating!), then Lunch Bunch is for you!
 We are in great need of volunteers to work 45 minute shifts to help
the kids during lunch. This gives our wonderful teachers their much-needed break time during lunch and is
part of the reason why Vanderlyn is a great school for teachers...parent commitment!

Volunteers can sign up at their convenience for whatever fits best with their schedule. Volunteer weekly,
monthly, or even be on our list as a substitute only!  
If you are interested, please contact Angela Thayer or 
Charlotte Wiseman or sign up for your preferred shifts now on SignUp Genius.

Thanks for helping Vanderlyn and the kids in this important area of service!

Angela Thayer angelathayer06@comcast.net

Charlotte Wiseman charlottewoodwiseman@yahoo.com
Lunch Bunch Co-Chairs







Thank you to the 71% of Vanderlyn families that donated to the Annual Fund during the first part of our 2014-2015 school year. Your donations will continue to provide high-quality programs, resources and activities throughout the year. We truly appreciate your support!

For those families that haven't donated, please consider making one. We have not met our goal for this school year. All donations, large and small, do make a difference! Be a Viking Champion, donate today. Together we can make a difference!



Corporate Matching Can Make A Difference!

Did you know many corporations have matching gift programs for their employees, retirees, and board members that will double or, in some cases, triple the portion of a donation that is tax deductible.

Please contact your employer to determine if they will match your financial gift and to learn about the guidelines for obtaining matching funds for Vanderlyn.  The Vanderlyn PTO will assist you in providing the details necessary for completing the matching gift paperwork. 

Click here to see a list of companies that we know participate in the corporate matching program.Email us at vanderlynannualfund@gmail.com to start your corporate matching donation!