Looking For School Supplies Yet?


Who’s thinking about school supplies yet?

We are! Let us handle the details for you! Even better than that, contribute to your PTA at the same time! A portion of the purchase price of each School Supply Pack comes right back to our PTA to use in our own school.

Supporting your PTA while simultaneously taking care of one of those “summer chores” that you don’t want to do anyway? How can you beat that?

Go to EPI Packs and let us take care of the details!

Get Involved!

Are you interested in getting involved but don’t know where to start? Check out the PTA Directory and see if there are any committees that interest you! Many of these committees are busy for only a few weeks to a couple of months each year.

Feel like you’re too busy? Busy people get things done, so don’t feel like that should rule you out!

Work full time? Several of our board members (including our incoming president) work full-time jobs, you can too!

If you’re not sure, contact us and we’ll see what can we can come up with!

New PTA Web Site

Welcome to the new Las Lomas PTA web site! We’re still playing with the format, so you may see some changes over the coming weeks. The single biggest thing that has changed (other than the look)? Check out the new Events calendar (click on Events in the menu bar above)! We’ll keep this up to date with events that are PTA-related, impact parents, we need volunteers for, or we just think you’d like to know about!

As always, if you have any comments or questions, let us know!

Executive Board 2012-2013




PRESIDENTKristie Dodererkristie.doderer@laslomaspta.com

1st VICE PRESIDENTSteve Hansensteve.hansen@laslomaspta.com

2nd VICE PRESIDENTFran Houstonhouston_txgirl@yahoo.com

3rd VICE PRESIDENTSherlly Morenosherlly99@yahoo.com

SECRETARY Arien Adams2oragneflowers@gmail.com

TREASURERStephanie Richardstephanie.richard@laslomaspta.com

PARLIAMENTARIANDonna Jo ThompsonDonnajo@kthompsonhomes.com

HISTORIANElizabeth Unterseeuntersee.family@gmail.com



ADEPT AssistantVacant

Arts in EducationVacant

Arts in Education AssistantVacant

Audit Audra Frigonaudrafrigon@hotmail.com

Audit AssistantLisa De Leonultimatecleaningservices@live.com

Audit AssistantElizabeth Unterseeuntersee.family@gmail.com

Beautification/Campus Imp.Vacant

Bulletin BoardVacant

Bulletin Board AssistantVacant

Classroom GardensTamara Gifford jtgifford@sbcglobal.net

Front School EntranceVacant

Front WindowVacant

Bike Rodeo/Field DayMelanie Hensontx.ann@hotmail.com

Book Sale Vacant

Booksale AssistantVacant

Box TopsChristina Kingchristinakingtx@gmail.com

Box Tops AssistantAna-Maria Moralesaspursfan1@sbcglobal.net

Copy Room/Front OfficeVacant

Council LiaisonDonna Jo Thompsondonnajo@kthompsonhomes.com

Life Membership/Founders DayDonna Jo Thompsondonnajo@kthompsonhomes.com

Council Liaison DelegateVacant

EnvironmentalMichelle Hockleymhockley@sbcglobal.net

Faculty AppreciationKate Bambergerbambergerclan@hotmail.com

Elise HartElise: georgia_e99@yahoo.com

Fifth Grade PartyJulie Brownmarkhamjulie@att.net


Homeroom Parent Coordinator (K-3rd)Arien Adams2oragneflowers@gmail.com

Homeroom Parent Coordinator (4th-5th)Julie Brownseattleshamrock@gmail.com


Library CoordinatorHelen Chaneyhl_chaney@sbcglobal.net

Lost and Found Christina Kingchristinakingtx@gmail.com

Lost and Found AssistantAna-Maria Moralesaspursfan1@sbcglobal.net

LunchroomBeth Meeksbeth_meeks2003@yahoo.com

Membership & DirectoryAudra Frigonaudrafrigon@hotmail.com

Membership RecruitmentVacant

Newsletter/PublicityAna-Maria Moralesaspursfan1@sbcglobal.net

Presidential Service Volunteer ProgramKriztella Melendezkriztellalopez@yahoo.com

PrincipalAlan Rochkus

Random Acts of KindnessVacant

Random Acts of Kindness AssistantVacant

Sister SchoolVacant

Special EducationVacant

Spirit ItemsAudra Frigonaudrafrigon@hotmail.com

Spirit Items AssistantJaime Heyejaimeheye@sbcglobal.net

Spirit Items AssistantVacant


Student Enrichment ProgramVeronica Garciagarciavero11@yahoo.com

Student Enrichment Progam AssistantVacant

Watch D.O.G.S. CoordinatorJason Richard

Website MasterSteve Hansensteve.hansen@laslomaspta.com

From The Desk Of Principal Rochkus

Principal Rochkus:

Dear Parents,

It is very hard to believe that we have already completed the first six weeks of school. It seems like yesterday we were planning our May family picnic. Before you know it, we will be moving into our new facilities and enjoying all of what our new school has to offer for the education of our children.

Each week I send out a brief newsletter to our parents through our e-mail system. If you are not receiving this newsletter, please contact our office at 407-1606 and speak to Mrs. Kiest. She will be happy to update your e-mail address in our mainframe system. As a LEED Green school, we work to reduce the paper we use, but if you do not have an e-mail account and wish to have a hard copy of the newsletter, you can contact your child’s teacher and have her/him print you a copy. The copy won’t be sent home until Monday, as the newsletter is published after school each Friday.

Beginning Friday, October 12, 2012, we will hold a “Spirit Day” competition each week. Teachers will send down the percent of their students who participate in “Spirit Day”. It is simple to participate. All your child needs to do is wear their Las Lomas shirt or dress predominately in Purple or Gold. The class on each grade level with the highest percent participation will have the bragging rights as the most spirited class and keep the Spirit Trophy in their classroom for the week. Any class that has a 100% participation rate will earn an extra five minutes of recess on that Friday. If there is a tie, the classrooms will share the trophy for the week.

Gooooo Lions! Mr. Rochkus

Welcome Las Lomas Families!


My name is Kristie Doderer and I am proud and honored to be the First President of the Las Lomas Elementary PTA. I would also like to say THANKS to Mr. Rochkus, PTA Executive Board members, PTA Committee Chairmen, PTA members, and all Las Lomas families who have come together to make this a great year so far, despite the fact that we are on two campuses. The PTA has been busy at work since last May’s Charter Meeting getting programs set and ready so that the students will have an enjoyable year. However, we are still in need of volunteers to chair the following committees:

  • Arts in Education
  • Beautification/Campus Imp.
  • Front Window
  • Book Sale
  • Copy Room/Front Office
  • Hospitality
  • Special Education
  • Spirit Items
  • Sponsorship

Also there are some areas where we can use assistants, such as:

  • ADEPT Assistant
  • Arts in Education Assistant
  • First Fridays Assistant
  • Spirit Items Assistant

Please note that if you volunteer you are never alone. Everyone on the Board is ready to help whenever someone needs a hand. Please take the time to think about giving some time to the PTA and if you are interested please contact me!


The website committee maintains the site to make sure that it is functional and usable. If you know of content that you think should be on the site, or you know a way that we can make it better, please let us know!

Box Tops & Soup Labels

Las Lomas Lions

Collecting Box Tops,


and Tyson Labels is a GREAT

way to support our school!

Each label redeemed earns money for Las Lomas. Clip labels, collect them in a baggie and drop them in the Las Lomas collection box near the front office.

How many of you shop on the internet?I know many of us do BUT did you know you can shop on the internet and earn money for your school through eBoxTops.Earn eBoxTops for the Lions by shopping at over 175 retailers online through the Box Tops Marketplace. It is very easy go to http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/marketplace/Default.aspx

üGrade Level Class Winners each month for most labels submitted will take possession of the coveted Las Lomas Lion mascot

üEvery student who submits labels is eligible for weekly random prize drawings

üAll submissions contribute toward winning the ultimate end of year Race to the Finish contest (one winner per grade level)

Be sure to include your child’s name, grade and teacher when submitting Box Tops or other labels. Attach labels to this form and deposit in the Las Lomas Box Tops container near front office. Only Box Tops with valid expiration dates are eligible for redemption. No expiration date on other labels. See www.btfe.com for more information on the Box Tops program and earning opportunities. Thank you for your support! Questions: christinakingtx@gmail.com.

For full product lists of the following, please click on the following links:

Tyson Project A+


Labels for Education


Box Tops for Education


Help your school by joining Box Tops for Education!

All you have to do is join in and you will earn money for your school!It’s that easy!

To Join Box Tops for Education:

Step 1:Go to http://www.boxtops4education.com/

Step 2:Enter Zip Code 78258 to find our School

Step 3:Look for our school, it is listed as follows:

Select this school »

Step 4:Fill out Step 3 and Step 4 on the screen with your personal information and you will be signed on and helping your school!

Get your other family and friends to register, it’s that easy!

You can also help by joining HEB ~ Box Tops for Education!

To Join:

Step 1:Go to http://cashforyoureducation.com/

Step 2:Click on the following:

Step 3:Look for our school, it is listed as follows:

Las Lomas Elementary/canyon Ridge

Step 4:Fill in the Register Profile and then hit Register!

You are now registered and earning more money for our school!


If you are a WAL* MART Shopper you can join in on their website and earn money for your school as well!

Step 1:Go to http://earnmoreformyschool.com/

Step 2:Click on Register now.

Step 3: At search for school put in Las Lomas, Texas and this is what you will see

Las Lomas Elementary/canyon Ridge

Step 4:Highlight this and enter your information under Register your account then hit Submit

You are now registered and earning more money for our school!

Order Your School Supplies!

Why worry about buying school supplies at the store? Let us handle the details for you! Even better than that, contribute to your PTA at the same time! A portion of the purchase price of each School Supply Pack comes right back to our PTA to use in our own school.

Supporting your PTA while simultaneously taking care of one of those “summer chores” that you don’t want to do anyway? How can you beat that?

Go to EPI Packs and enter the school ID “LAS014″ then let us take care of the details!