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AISD Trustee Candidate Forum on October 19th

September 29th, 2014 · Administrator

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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Collect and save Box Tops for the Ann Richards Band!

September 8th, 2014 · PTSA Booster Club

​Parents and Students,
Lets work  together and get as many  Box tops as Possible. Our Band Needs your Support!!
Click Here to Sign in and Register your Randalls card with eboxtops! Lets reach a Goal of 10,000.00 this Year.

If you have any questions please contact parent Monica Carson > (512)426-5950

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Volunteers needed for BookFair

September 7th, 2014 · Administrator

Our fall book fair is right around the corner and we need a few (okay, several) great parents to help out. This year we are beginning the fair on Friday, September 12th and ending on Thursday, September 18th to avoid conflict with our Great Day of Service. Family night coincides with our Back to School on the 17th, so make sure to spread the word.

We are setting a goal of $1300 in profit to support book clubs and other library activities, and we need your help to pull it off. If you can help out, please sign up using the instructions below.

Thank you for all your help and support!

Please sign up for Fall Book Fair – 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.

Shawn Mauser – Librarian and Information Specialist – Office: 512.414.3362
Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

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Courtyard Workday

September 5th, 2014 · PTSA Committee

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Saturday, September 27th, 2014
>> 9am – Noon

Join us on Sept. 27th for our first Courtyard Workday of the school year. We will be tending to the flight cage, raised bed gardens, picking up trash and weeding.
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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June 8th, 2014 · Administrator

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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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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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