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EnviroFair is coming

April 9th, 2014 · Administrator

Enviro-Fair is just a few days away and we still want and need your support to bring something or donate your time to help out with the fair. We’re using VolunteerSpot to organize our event, so sign in to see what is still needed. Visit the invitation page at:

For more information please contact teacher Sarah Krier >> 512-841-4062

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PTSA General Meeting – April 8th, 6-7PM

April 4th, 2014 · PTSA President

Please come and join the PTSA General Meeting on Tuesday 4/8 from 6-7 p.m. in the ARS cafeteria. We have an outstanding and informative agenda lined out. Not only will we be voting on PTSA officers for 2014/2015 (see below), but there be updates on PTSA events, the current budget, and the new UIL 6A designation for extracurricular activities. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Katherine Coffee, a U.T. graduate student, who will provide information regarding Resiliency and Mental Health and lead a YOGA demonstration. In addition, we plan to spotlight members of the ARS dance team who will perform a number.

Just a reminder, the ARS advisory with the largest number in attendance (students and parents) will win a prize, courtesy of the PTSA.

See you on Tuesday!


President            Sonya Banda
VP                          Lori McClure
VP                          Laura Sherman
VP                          Lisa Terrell
Secretary             Shawn Mauser
Treasurer            Mischca Scales

Suzy Searcy – 2013-14 PTSA President –

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PTSA Scholarship

April 3rd, 2014 · Faculty/Staff

The PTSA College Scholarship is now available for submission. Remember, you must be a dues paid member of PTSA to apply. The Deadline is April 21st. Let me know if you need any assistance with this, and when you’re done, please bring to me for submission!

Ashley Robinson  -  Scholarship Coordinator & Alumnae Director -  -  512-841-7464

The PTSA Scholarship is for $500 per year for four years. See application form (Word or pdf) below.

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  Scholarship Application PDF

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Scholarship Application Word

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Silent Auction Donations Needed

March 26th, 2014 · PTSA Committee

Help make the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders’ Silent Auction Fundraiser a success!
Gift Basket Donations Needed

The silent auction will be held in conjunction with the Enviro-Fair on Friday, April 11. We are in need of merchandise donations for gift baskets (grade-level themes for the baskets are below).

Proceeds from the silent auction go to the PTSA scholarship fund. Each year the PTSA awards a scholarship (which is renewable for four years!) to a graduating senior who has been active in PTSA activities during high school. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us grow this fund. Companies that donate will have their names featured on our PTSA website.

Donations for the gift baskets will be accepted in the front office from Friday, March 28 until Monday, April 7th. Please indicate on each item your daughter’s name, grade and the cost of the item donated (used to itemize the bid sheets).

Basket Themes for the 2014 Silent Auction Fundraiser are:
6th –   Gift Cards
7th –   University of Texas
8th –   Spa Day
9th –   Let’s make Tamales
10th – Dorm Room Ready
11th – The Best Gardner
12th – Starbuck’s anyone?

If you know of others who may be willing to donate, please pass this information along or contact Tina Weaver, Sandra Schell, Monica Carson, Sarah Jeansonne or Ivri Messinger  
For further information or questions, contact Melissa Saucedo or 512-731-5169
THANK YOU from the ARS PTSA for helping support OUR SCHOOL and OUR DAUGHTERS as we work together to prepare the young women leaders of tomorrow. The ARS PTSA Scholarship is meant to help ARS graduates—many of whom will be the first in their families to attend college—achieve their dreams. We need and appreciate your support.

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Treasurer needed for next year

March 26th, 2014 · PTSA President

The PTSA needs you!

The PTSA slate of officers for next year (2014/2015) is coming together nicely. However, at this time, we do not have anyone to elect for the position of Treasurer.  We are in need of a person (or persons) to assume this role. The Treasurer is the most important position of the PTSA and is vital to the success of the organization. Charlie Foreman has served in this role for the last two years, and per the by-laws, cannot continue to serve. He is more than willing to train, assist, etc. as needed.

If you have experience as a treasurer, experience in bookkeeping, etc. and can help out, please contact me. If you want to know more details about what exactly the job entails, please contact Charlie Foreman at
Thank you for your consideration,
Suzy Searcy – ARS PTSA President   512-794-1968

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Support ARS Theatre

March 26th, 2014 · Faculty/Staff

On Saturday, March 22, High School Theatre students participated in the 4A One-Act Play Competition at McCallum High School with The Insanity of Mary Girard by Lanie Robertson.  Actors included: Katya W., Magaly A., Marissa G., Kyla B., Summor E., Toni A and Adina F.  Crew included Donovan O., Sadie B., Delaney S. and Katia S.. The production placed as the Alternate Play for the district.  Individual awards included: Donovan O. for Outstanding Technician, Marissa G. for Honorable Mention All Star Cast, Kyla B. for All Star Cast and Katya W. won Best Actress. This is Katya’s second consecutive win as best actress for the district.

Please support ARS Theatre by viewing our community production this Friday or Saturday, March 28/29 at 6:30 pm in our cafetorium.  Admission is $2.00 for students and $4.00 for adults.  We hope to see you there!  —ARS faculty and staff see it free of charge.

Marissa Castanon-Hernandez, Theatre & PALS Teacher
Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

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Enviro-Fair Volunteers and Donations needed

March 21st, 2014 · Faculty/Staff

Ann Richard’s Enviro-Fair is coming up on April 11th and we need your help.  You can sign up to bring something or donate your time to help out with the fair. We’re using VolunteerSpot to organize our event.

Please sign up for Enviro-Fair 2014 – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
   1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
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 and I can sign you up manually.

For more information please contact teacher Sarah Krier >> 512-841-4062

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Enviro-Fair 2014

March 7th, 2014 · PTSA Committee

ENVIRO-FAIR is our annual school carnival to raise funds for environmental projects. Join us on Friday, April 11th from 3:30-6:00PM for a Family fun event and help support our school. Enviro-Fair 2014 will feature Food provided by Dad’s @ the Grill, Booths and Activities, Live Music, Games, Sno-Cones, Snacks, a Silent Auction to benefit the ARS PTSA Scholarship fund and more!

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Gradespeed Night

February 19th, 2014 · Faculty/Staff

Gradespeed is a useful online tool that allows instant access to your student’s academics…
Come learn how to utilize this useful resource with the help of Girls Club staff members!

When:  Monday, February 24, 2014

Where:  The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

Click Here   for the English Flyer
Click Here   for the Spanish Flyer

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Courtyard Workday

February 18th, 2014 · PTSA Committee

Pie Enviro Art
Saturday, March
1st >> 9am – Noon

Join us on March 1st for a Courtyard Workday and then head to the Explore UT event (11 – 5).
We will be excavating for some rock work, picking up trash and weeding the courtyard paths.
Come join the fun and help beautify our campus.

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

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

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