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Welcome to the VSAA PTSA Web Site
Welcome to the Vancouver School of Arts & Academics PTSA located in Vancouver, Washington. The PTSA relies on volunteers just like yourself to help raise money that helps to fund many educational and other activities at VSAA. Whether your children are high school seniors or just starting at VSAA, we need your help. To volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact a board member. Thanks! Click here for the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics homepage.
December Book Fair helps Library
Our PTSA is sponsoring a book fair to benefit our Media
Center at Barnes and Noble Book Store, Vancouver Plaza, 7707 NW Fourth Plain
Blvd, Vancouver WA , 98662 on Saturday, December 7th 10am – 1pm. Work from visual arts students will be on
display throughout the morning, plus performances from acapella choir, dance,
music, theatre and ASL students!
11:00 Acapella Choir
12:00 ASL Performance
12:30 Jazz Band
Volunteers will be at the event with vouchers, which will
credit purchases to our school. Vouchers can also be used for toys, games and
Nook e-book readers as well as at the Barnes and Noble Café for breakfast or treats
during your bookstore visit. The store
is open 9 am – 10 pm. Open the flyer attached at the bottom of this page for vouchers! Additionally, students will
be receiving vouchers twice before the event in their advos.
This will be a wonderful start to the holiday season,
providing a performance experience for our students, and a chance for parents
and school supporters to do some holiday shopping while benefiting VSAA.
Don’t forget to buy
Barnes and Noble script from the script committee to spend while you’re there
and the school gets an additional bonus!
Volunteer at the Barnes & Noble Book Fair
using VolunteerSpot to help us organize our Barnes & Noble Book Fair (7700
NE 4th Plain Blvd), Saturday, December 7th. We need volunteers to gift wrap
books, please click the link below to learn more and sign up for a one hour (or
The Book Fair features VSAA student artists and
performers volunteering to raise funds for our Media Center. We need volunteers
to staff the gift wrapping table from 9am - 10 pm. Please sign up for a one
hour shift, the Media Center will grow with your help!
Please sign up for Barnes
and Noble Book Fair - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this
link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/sb1iB1 2.
Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an
account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots
- VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share
your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address,
please contact me at email@example.com
or 360-608-0983 and I can sign you up manually.
Thanks for helping the VSAA media Center!
Download our latest newsletter below to get the full update of VSAA PTSA happenings!
Scrip is back for the 2013-2014 school year as a major fundraiser. In case you've never heard ofthe Scrip program, did you know you can raise money for VSAA PTSA while you shop? All you have to do is purchase gift cards for your favorite retailers and use them in place of credit cards, checks or cash, for purchases you are going to make any way! Each card purchased carries an associated “contribution” of 2-15% or more. We have added many new vendors to our order form (below), so be sure check out the wide selection. Instructions on order and delivery are on the form. Questions? Contact Terri Lufkin firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have the opportunity to order scrip twice a month. Orders are due Fridays by 4 p.m. in the front office and will be sent home with your child on the following Friday.
Magazine sales are available all year long! The school will receive 45% of the subscription price.
You can order online at www.aphearst.com, click on Shop Now and enter the school code VSAA - be
sure to enter your student's name so they can receive credit for the order.
Join Our Volunteer Group!
We are building an email group of volunteers available for "as needed" activities. The people
on this list will receive an email when there is an upcoming activity with volunteer slots available.
We have an online signup that makes it easy to look and see if the activity interests you and
fits your schedule. If you'd like to be added to this group, email us at email@example.com.
Confluence Project Update
Beginning May 14, students are able to attend enrichment on Tuesdays and Thursday and work on the Confluence Project mosaic panels. It is exciting that the project has resumed, and students may learn about the tile, recycled materials, and glass cutting mosaic process. On Thursdays after school, 4:15-5:30, students interested in the Confluence Mosaic Club are also encouraged to come and “work” on the panels. After moving the project from downtown Vancouver (thanks again to Divine Consign for providing work space), we are thrilled to have artist Julie Brown return to VSAA so students may participate in creating the mosaics, and everyone may marvel at the beauty of the project. Work parties for other members of the VSAA and local community will be announced in the future. Feel free to contact Jeri Swatosh or Julie Genz (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions. Updates will be found on the VSAA PTSA facebook page in the future.
Confluence Project Background
Summarized from the confluenceproject.org website (check it out!), the Confluence Project is a collaboration between Pacific Northwest Tribes, Artist Maya Lin, and many other groups, schools, architects and landscape designers from Washington and Oregon. There are seven points along the Columbia River Basin where the Project will examine the intersection of environment, cultures and regional history. Four of the seven points are completed exploring the “confluence” points of contact (between nature and art; past, present and future; and the enduring communities of the Pacific Northwest). The completed points include the basalt fish cleaning station, cedar circle, amphitheater trail and boardwalk at Cape Disappointment State Park, The Vancouver Land Bridge, the Sandy River Delta bird blind, and the story circle at Sacajawea State Park.
Schools and students were invited to participate in the project and challenged with the same commission as Maya Lin. First, select a special place along the river and consider it from an environmental history point of view, a community point of view and a tribal point of view. Second, create a body of work that will engage the public in thinking about how they could play a role in the preservation of our cultural and environmental resources. Several years ago every VSAA student went to field trip locations (such as Fort Vancouver, the Land Bridge, Ridgefield Plank House, the Lelooska Plank House, and the Columbia River) and considered the commission of the Confluence Project. After creating sketches, students and staff used their sketch ideas to glaze clay tiles, which are included in each of the mosaics. As you’ve seen on the west side of VSAA, three of the six mosaic panels are completed, with work resuming on the final three. Please look for future announcements on the VSAA PTSA facebook page regarding ways students and the VSAA community may participate in the creation of the remaining mosaics, or contact Jeri Swatosh or Julie Genz for more information.
2012-2013 PTSA Staff Grant
All grants were awarded in full
for a total of approx..$3,000.
- Buddy Book Project – Bault,
Zeller, Jessen, Hockhalter
- Finale Music Notation software –
- Magic Bullet Suite –
- Darkroom Timer –
- Science Materials –
- Spanish Graded Readers – Cedeno,
- Reading Poetry texts –
- Ken Burns DVDs, Books –
- Jazz Resources –