Vanderlyn Elementary’s 5th grade class overwhelmingly decided, in lieu of an end of year celebration or gift for the school, to donate their collected money to Malachi’s Storehouse. These students felt it important to help those in our community impacted by hunger, particularly now that the number of those with food insecurity has increased due to Covid-19. Congratulations VES Class of 2020 – this giving spirit will take you far!
Deadline Extended to July 1st!
Vanderlyn is excited to continue our partnership with 1st Day School Supplies!
1st Day School Supplies helps parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the hassle of having to go to the store. 1st Day School Supplies is convenient, easy and hassle free! Plus, they have guaranteed competitive prices on the highest quality brands including the germ fighting brands like Purell and Clorox.
The last day to order has been extended to July 1st!
Don't miss out, order your kit today!
Congratulations to our 5th graders!
They spent the week celebrating with their graduation ceremony, pizza party and Kona Ice. You'll see their yards signs on display in your neighborhoods. The 5th grade class made a donation to our custodian, Mr. Victor Shumate, as their 5th grade gift. We wish our Class of 2021 Vikings the best of luck as they move on to middle school!
We Love Our Vanderlyn Teachers & Staff!
Thank you to our amazing teachers and staff for always having a smile on your face despite all the challenges you faced this year. Vanderlyn is very lucky to have all of you!
Vanderlyn Kindergarten teachers are ready and super excited to meet the school's newest Vikings! Click here to learn more about your child's exciting year ahead!
To register your rising Kindergartner, please visit the DeKalb County School District site and follow the steps for New Student Registration.
VICtory Walk for Vic Shumate!
We love how our teachers and faculty support each other! On Thursday, Vanderlyn staff participated in a VICtory Walk to support beloved custodian Victor (Vic) Shumate who has been paralyzed. See this article about Mr. Shumate and the VICtory Walk. The PTO has made a contribution to the Shumate family to show our support.
Online Registration for New Students is Open
Registration is open for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. For more information and to register, click on the link below and follow the steps for New Student Registration:
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!
The Vanderlyn PTO celebrated our true heroes throughout this week for 2021 Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week. They received treat bags each day and ended the week with lunch and desserts. We love our Vanderlyn Superheroes! Thanks for all the support from the Vanderlyn PTO families and a huge thank you to all our Teachers and Staff!
PTO Volunteers Needed
It is hard to believe the end of the year is upon us. To set us up for another great year at Vanderlyn, we are already planning for our 2021-2022 school year. A big part of our school’s success is our parent volunteers. Our PTO’s mission is to support our school and our children by providing the volunteers and financial resources to enrich every child’s educational experience.
To learn more about how you can get involved or for information about co-chairing a committee, please reach out to Jennifer Dees & Meagan Galle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTO Nominating Committee Report for
Executive Committee Officers 2021-2022
The Nominating Committee respectfully submits the following nominations:
Co-President: Jennifer Dees
Co-President: Sara Graviss
1st Vice President Community Outreach: Julie Canaway
1st Vice President Education: Marcy Ames
2nd Vice President Health & Wellbeing: Mandy James
2nd Vice President Ways & Means: Whitney Gaines
Secretary: Bee Agha
Treasurer: Melissa Wheeler
Assistant Treasurer: Peyton Graham
Posted by the Nominating Committee:
We are excited to share that the PTO was able to fund the following items to assist our teachers and staff with face to face and virtual learning needs! The PTO purchased plexiglass shields, voice amplifiers, hand sanitizer stands and web cameras and tripods to supplement what was provided by DCSD. We hope these items will help keep our staff and students safe and allow teachers to effectively teach during these unprecedented times.
Thank you to our Viking families for your continued support of our various Vanderlyn PTO fundraising efforts such as Annual Fund, VanderDash, Spirit Nights and more! This would not be possible without your generosity!
Thank you to everyone that participated in our 2021 Virtual VanderDash, especially our Corporate and Family Sponsors. We are proud to say that we exceeded our registration goals and raised over $10,000 for Vanderlyn! Way to go, Vikings!
We have a limited number of VanderDash shirts available for sale. Click here to place your order before they are gone!
The Woodhouse Day Spa
Thank you, Vikings!
Together we can do great things! This month, Vanderlyn joined forces with Austin, Chestnut, Dunwoody, and Kingsley Elementary Schools to fill the pantry shelves of both Malachi’s Storehouse and Dunwoody’s CAC branch. THANK YOU to those Vikings who donated close to 400 pounds of food and numerous boxes of hygiene products.
We all know and love Flat Stanley, and now we’d like to introduce you to Flat Vander!! He’s been SO LONELY in the halls of Vanderlyn, so he’s hoping his fellow Vanderlyn Vikings will create for him and/or take him on some new adventures!
All you need to do is print and cut him out, and then photograph him (with you) on any fun you are having… here, there, or anywhere!
Email Flat Vander at Flat.Vander@gmail.com with your photos. Then, be sure to follow our PTO's Facebook and Instagram pages to follow along with Vander’s adventures.
We Need You!
At 65%, we are getting closer but need your help to make it happen! One hundred percent of your donation to this annual fundraising campaign helps to provide improvements to our school and an enhanced educational experience for your child.
All donations, large and small, do make a difference!
Help us reach our goal of 100% participation. Be a Viking Champion! Login to your Membership Toolkit account and donate today!
2020, Different Year, Same Spirit!
Update your information for the 2020-2021 school year in Membership Toolkit. Go to Vanderlyn’s Membership Toolkit at www.vanderlynpto.org , click on My Account, to create or update your online account, and complete the following:
Parent and Student Family Information: All families need to enter or update their contact information. Once entered, it will be saved for the directory. Please update your directory and publishing preferences.
Newsletters/Calendar Subscriptions: Under My Account, subscribe to Viking Views and the 2020-2021 school calendar.
Student Fees: This form includes classroom dues, agendas (for grades 2-5) & 5th grade dues.
2020-2021 PTO Membership form: Joining the PTO provides you an active voice to support your child’s school. Membership also provides you with online access to the directory.
Annual Fund One-Check, One-Time Donation form: Please help us continue the tradition of excellence at Vanderlyn by donating money to the 2020-2021 Annual Fund campaign. 100% of your donation will be used to enhance the educational experience of every student and faculty member at our school. Programs supported by the Annual Fund include: faculty development and appreciation, educational programs, STEM initiatives, school wide events, facility care and campus safety, and classroom enhancements. All donations, large and small, DO make a difference. To find out more about the Annual Fund, please click here. If you need more information or would prefer to set up a recurring payment, please contact Kate Koulouris at email@example.com.
Have questions? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vanderlyn Elementary’s 5th Grade Gift to Malachi’s Storehouse!
Thank you to all of the families that participated in the Holiday Toy Drive! Please see this heartfelt message from OakCliff Elementary School.