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Saturday Campus Workday Rescheduled

November 21st, 2014 · PTSA Committee

Campus Workday Rescheduled
Saturday, November 29th >> 9am – Noon

Due to a high probability of wet weather, we are rescheduling the Saturday Campus Workday to next weekend.

Staying in town and wanting to burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories?
Come join us on the 29th to help move the big pile of mulch, tend to the trees and finish the front stepping stones.

ARS students receive service-learning hours, all are welcome. Tools, snacks and drinks provided.

Can’t make it on the 29th? Our next campus workday will be on Feb. 21st, 2015 (weather permitting).

Questions? Please contact Mark Penniman >> or (512) 627-2891

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Campus Workday coming up

November 12th, 2014 · PTSA Committee

Pie Enviro Art
Saturday, November 22nd
>> 9am – Noon

Join us on Nov. 22nd for our last Campus Workday of the calendar year. We will be mulching in trees out front, finishing up the front entry stepping stones project and tending to our courtyard trees for the winter season.
Come join the fun and help to beautify our campus.

ARS students receive service-learning hours, all are welcome. Snacks, tools and drinks provided.

Questions? Please contact Mark Penniman >> or (512) 349-2890


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ARS PTSA Bylaws Proposed Changes

October 29th, 2014 · PTSA President

The proposed bylaws changes, documented in the links below, were presented to the PTSA general membership on October 14th. We will vote on the proposed changes at our next PTSA General meeting, on Tuesday, Jan. 13th, 2015 from 6-7PM in the ARS Cafeteria.

2014 FINAL LOCAL PTA BYLAWS TEMPLATE with July 8th Changes

ARS Bylaws Made Easy Form 10-14-2014

For more information, contact Charlie Foreman
(512) 658-2136

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Reflections Entry deadline extended to Monday, Nov. 3rd

October 29th, 2014 · PTSA Committee

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Saturday workday a success

October 28th, 2014 · PTSA Committee

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped on Saturday, October 25th to work on beautifying the front of the school. We planted 2 new trees, removed some dead and invasive species trees, built a rock lined addition to the front entryway and mulched & tended to the existing trees.

Enjoy some pictures from the event with this photo gallery


Picture 1 of 40

Join us for our next workday on Saturday, November 22nd, from 9-12. We will doing some fall tree maintenance and continuing our work in the front area of the school.

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Reflections Pizza & Pastels workshop Rescheduled

October 21st, 2014 · PTSA Committee

The Reflections Pizza & Pastels workshop scheduled for Weds. has been rescheduled to next Monday, October 27th. Please RSVP with Lieng Chin at 512-744-7338, email

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Student Enrichment Fee

October 9th, 2014 · PTSA Committee

It’s not too late to join the Ann Richards PTSA and pay your Annual Student Enrichment Fee of $60.00. We appreciate those who have already paid and are now part of our 400-member organization.

If you haven’t yet paid this year’s fee–or would like to make an additional donation–forms can be found in the school office, on the PTSA bulletin board opposite the library, or on our website (click on the flyer, upper right corner of this page). Cash, checks, and money orders can be sent through your daughter’s advisory.

The Enrichment Fee helps fund school events, programs and resources for our amazing ARS Stars.

Thank you for helping support our school!

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Reflections at ARS

October 8th, 2014 · Administrator


“The World would be a better place if…”

The Reflections program recognizes students at the Local, Council/Region, State and National PTA levels. At each level, all entries are judged on interpretation of the theme, creativity and artistic merit.

ARS Students are encouraged to submit entries for any, or all, of the six art categories. Last year we had eight student entries, let’s double that number this year and show the true talent we have at ARS.

For more information visit the Reflections Webpage

Entry Deadline is October 31st. Join us for a Pizza & Pastels Relections workshop on October 22nd, details below. RSVP Required.

2014 Reflections Workshop Note

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AISD Trustee Candidate Forum on October 19th

September 29th, 2014 · Administrator

AISD candidate flyer image

The AISD School Board will be changing soon with 5 new Trustees to be elected on November 4th (early voting starts Oct. 20th). There are 16 candidates vying for these important positions that will help to shape the future of our school district, and the ~85,000 students and 128 campuses served. Show your support for ARS and let our Trustee candidates know that we care.

The Parents and Friends of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy and the Kealing Magnet Advisory Group would like to invite you to attend our 2014 AISD Trustee Candidate Forum on Sunday October 19th at 4pm in the LASA library. PFLASA has hosted these forums in past years, with great response from candidates and parents.

We are trying to get a loose headcount, so we can plan appropriately. Please help us out by letting us know if you think you can make it or are interested in volunteering by Clicking Here to access Google Forms

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Annemarie at or 512-538-8290

Click Here for directions to LASA

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(Updated) Back to School Night > Weds. September 17th

September 14th, 2014 · Principal

September 17. Wednesday:  Back to School Night Schedule
5:30-6:00    Girls Club Showcase/Registration    (Small Gym)
PTSA Uniform Closet Sale                  (Small Gym Hallway)
6:00-6:20       Welcome/Introductions/Instructions    (Large Gym)
To accommodate the different needs of our various grade levels, we are running a different schedule tonight.  Find your daughter’s grade level below:
8th Grade Families
6:20-6:30             Meet in Cafeteria for class meeting (Teacher intros, 8th grade calendar overview, College Advising staff)

6th-12th Grade Families
6:40-6:45             Meet daughter’s advisor in their room and get your daughter’s schedule  (Advisory lists on wall)
6:50-7:50             Visit classrooms of your daughter’s teachers     (Room #s on schedules)

Miércoles, 17 de septiembre.  Horario de Noche de Regreso a la Escuela
5:30-6:00     Showcase del Club de Chicas /Registración      (Gimnasio Chico)
Venta de Armario de PTSA         (Pasillo del Gimnasio Chico)
6:00-6:20    Bienvenido/Introducciones/Instrucciones      (Gimnasio Grande)

Para dar cabida a las diferentes necesidades de nuestros distintos niveles de grado, tendremos un horario diferente esta noche. Encuentre por debajo el nivel de su hija:
 8th   Familias de Grade
6:20-6:30             Reunión de clase se encuentran en la cafetería (Introducciones de maestro, repaso de calendario del grado 8, Personal de Asesor de Colegio)

6th-12th Familias Grado
6:40-6:45             Conoce al asesor de su hija en su salón  (Listas de asesores en la pared)  Obtenga los horarios de su hija con su asesor
6:50-7:50             Visite los salones de maestros de su hija     (#s de salones en los horarios)



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