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PTA Officer Nominations for 2020-21

Folks, it’s that time of year again. Our Harry Stone community needs a few good people to join together and help provide leadership of our PTA into the next school year. We are taking nominations for the PTA board positions, which will be voted on at our 5/26 meeting. If you are interested, or know someone you’d like to nominate, please send an email to nominations@harrystonepta.org. See below for details.

If you aren’t ready to be a PTA board member, but are interested in contributing, we are always on the lookout for folks interested in helping on committees or for PTA events.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

President

  • Represent the PTA and coordinate the work of the officers and committees of the association

1st VP

  • President’s aide and backup,
  • Committees: Program Chair, Hospitality Chair, Teacher Appreciation

2nd VP Membership

  • Committees: Directory Chair, Volunteer Services Chair, Book Fair

3rd VP Public Welfare and Education

  • Committees: Youth Safety Chair, Parent Education/Resource Chair, Health Education Chair, Environmental Chair, Legislation Action Chair

4th VP Student Enrichment

  • Committees: Reflections Contest, Outdoor Classroom Chair, Arts in Education, Cultural Arts Education Chair, Playground Chair

5th VP On-going fundraiser

  • Committees: Family Fun Night, Daddy Daughter Dance

6th VP Publicity

  • Committees: Communications Chair, Magnet/Choice Fair Chair, Newsletter Chair, Web Chair

Secretary

  • Records and documents verbal communication that takes place at Meetings and or gatherings.

Treasurer

  • Reconciles and records all financial income and transactions for the PTA along with bank deposits and check disbursement.

Harry Stone presents a Taste Tasting This Thursday, 5:30-6:30

DISD Food Service will be at Harry Stone this Thursday, Jan 23, 5:30-6:30, to give us a taste of items proposed for next year’s student menu. 
Please come join us! This is a special opportunity, which doesn’t come around often.

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Harry Stone Family Fun Night

Join us for an evening of fun, food and memories this Friday, March 29, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.


All Access wristbands $25, or $1 per tickets.Games and activities for kids of all ages.


Hope to see you there!

PTA meeting Thursday, 3/7 @ 6:00 PM

Folks, hope to see you at the PTA meeting. We’ll have a group of the 8th graders presenting their community projects, and 4th & 5th graders singing and performing with bells.

Make A Difference: Mexico Slideshow

Below is a link to the presentation Mr. Bennett gave at the PTA meeting on the trip planned by the PTA Travel Committee for our Spanish language middle school students. The trip will give students and parent volunteers an opportunity to experience the culture, see some wonderful sites, and contribute to some of the communities.

Abajo hay un enlace a la presentación que el Sr. Bennett hizo en la reunión de la PTA sobre el viaje planeado por el Comité de Viajes de la PTA para nuestros estudiantes de español de escuela intermedia. El viaje les dará a los estudiantes y padres voluntarios la oportunidad de experimentar la cultura, ver algunos sitios maravillosos y contribuir con algunas de las comunidades.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17BMp-De8bNJxxjmImds0g1q1Q0GqDm4t0X7d8c8FaVI/edit?usp=sharing

PTA Meeting – Thursday, 1/24

The first PTA meeting of the new year is this this Thursday evening @ 6:00 PM. 

T-Shirts and other goodies: The PTA will have the new school spirit shirts (student and family versions) on hand for purchase, as well as yard signs and stickers. Student shirts are available from XS (pre-K/K size) through Adult Large. An order form will also be given to the kids to bring home at some point soon.
Events updates: We’ll have updates on event dates, including Daddy-Daughter Dance, new dates for Family Fun Night, and more. We have a new Movies with Mommy event coming, and a dream flag writing event which has opportunities for public display.
PTA Travel Committee: There will be a presentation by the Travel Committee on plans for foreign language trips.

And more! We hope to see you there!

Family Fun Night is Friday, Dec 14 – Postponed

Postponed due to weather

Join us for an evening of fun, food, and life-long memories at Harry Stone’s annual Family Fun Night, from 6 to 8 PM, Friday, December 14, 2018.

The games and activities for kids of all ages to enjoy include:

  • Game Truck
  • Rock Climbing Wall (age and footwear restriction apply)
  • Face Painting
  • Knockerball Bubble Soccer
  • Carnival Games
  • Parent/Student Freeze Out Tournament
  • and Food!

Do you have a business you would like to advertise during Family Fun Night? Ask us how to reserve a booth! Please contact kourtneyvalentine @ gmail.com for more information!

FFN 2018 Flyer

PTA Travel Committee presentation

This week at our PTA meeting, we had a presentation by the Travel Committee, working to coordinate foreign trips for our MYP (6-8) students. We want the presentation to get out to a wider audience, and are making it available on the PTA website.

Foreign Travel PTA presentation

A note on the Harry Stone IB program

Dear Parents and Students,
The article entitled, “The Transformative Nature of an IB Education,” is the perfect answer to why Harry Stone became an IB school. Additionally, it explains the “intangible” benefits of an IB education that we often have difficulty expressing.  We can talk about IB Learner Profile Traits and Approaches to Learning, but to see the students successfully instigating, implementing and engaging in action is the proof of the value of our program.
https://blogs.ibo.org/blog/2018/06/11/the-transformative-nature-of-an-ib-education/
I invite everyone to the Community Project Presentations the MYP3 students will give in February.  You will be inspired by what these young people have accomplished for the betterment of our human community and see the perfect expression of what an IB education is all about.
Megan Capshaw
MYP 3 Individuals and Societies
IB Coordinator

Online Enrollment

School administration has brought to our attention a gap we have in officially getting students enrolled. Dallas ISD wants students explicitly enrolled in their system. See instructions the link below for online registration. Hint: It involves Power School.

https://www.dallasisd.org/onlineenrollment

For parents attending the Montessori Parent Night tomorrow (Wednesday, 9/26), your teachers have your student codes, and there will be a number of computers available so you can take care of it there.

For parents of 6-8 graders, student codes were handed out to the students today.