Keep up with what is going on at Van Hise!  In addition to our news and information below, you can also find recent PTO newsletters by following the links below.  

Virtual Learning 2.0


At our August 11th PTO meeting, Principal Seidl shared a great deal of information with families about how virtual learning is shaping up for the start of school.  Click on the button below to see the slide deck she shared as she talked through what teachers and staff are planning.  

August 12, 2020

August PTO Meeting

All are welcome to join the next PTO meeting!  We will be meeting via Zoom, in light of Covid -19.  Keep an eye out for the Zoom link, which will be emailed out to families before the meeting.  We hope to see you there!

Date:  Tuesday, August 11

Where:  via Zoom link

When:  6:00 PM  (with an update from Principal Seidl)

Join us in the Van Hise gym.

Calling all students who love science... Or having fun exploring science!

All Van Hise students are welcome and encouraged to prepare a ​hands-on project​ or an exhibit about a ​scientist.
This is a chance for students to explore and share something about science that they think is fun and exciting! All student projects will be demonstrated.
There will also be fun, hands-on exhibits from local science experts to explore.

Need ideas? There are a TON of resources to help students (and parents) available online. The Van Hise’s librarian is also available to help with resources and ideas.


Due to Covid-19

  • Food will be available for purchase starting at 5:00.  

  • Buy tickets for great raffle prizes and Carnival games - advance tickets available at school starting at 8am on Carnival Day.

  • Donate to your Classroom Basket or to the Silent Auction - Check back for a complete list of prizes

  • Volunteer to help with your classroom's game (everyone can help, from toddlers to grandparents!)

  • Donate cupcakes for the Cake Walk.


DATE: February 21

WHERE: Gym & Cafeteria

DINNER:  5:00

GAMES:  5:30 - 8:00 PM

​Get the whole family involved and sign up for a 30 minute shift at the event. Many volunteer roles can be done with your child--it's a great way to teach them how to give back to their own school!


MOD Pizza PTO Fundraiser

Head to MOD Pizza at 7015 Sligo Dr. by West Town Mall on March 16th to help raise money for our school!


Due to Covid-19

Chocolate Shoppe PTO Fundraiser

Head to the Chocolate Shoppe on Tuesday, February 11th for a sweet way to support the Van Hise PTO.  

Date:  Tuesday, February 11

Where:  555 S. Midvale Blvd., Sequoia Commons

When:  4 pm - Close

G6 Update


Principal Seidl

In 2020-21, Van Hise will join other MMSD schools that are supported by technology.  We are “group 6” or G6. That means that other schools in the district (G1, G2, G3, G4, and G5) have all received this technology already.  The advantage of being in the last group to receive this technology means that we benefit from the experience of those schools that have gone before us!  That said, we are spending this year preparing for this technology. Our staff has attended conferences and conducted school visits to inform our work. We would like to hear from you!  What questions do you have about the use of technology at Van Hise elementary?  Please complete this survey so staff can best consider how to incorporate these new devices next year in the rigorous and fun curriculum VHE students know and love! 



The winter Box Tops Challenge is on! Collect Box Tops, send them to school, and earn money for Van Hise. The class that collects the most will earn a special prize! 


You can also collect digitally using the Box Tops app. Click here to learn more. By downloading the app on your phone, you’ll be able to scan store receipts and the app will identify participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school’s earnings online. The contest will run February 10th - 21st. Collection sheets will come home with each child but feel free to send Box Tops to your classroom teacher in a baggie.  

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