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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.

Celebrate Public Schools week

Celebrate national Public Schools Week with…Spring Break! Public Schools Week is March 12-16.

And while you are enjoying a vacation from school, send a letter of support for public school funding to your members of congress using the PTA Takes Action Network and use the National PTA’s social media toolkit to tweet the reasons you love public schools using #LovePublicSchools and #PublicSchoolsWeek.

National PTA: 10 Study Habits to Succeed

From the National PTA’s Our Children Magazine, an article outline 10 study habits to help our kids, and especially the older kids in middle school, be successful.

10 Study Habits Your Child Needs to Succeed

Superintendent Hinojosa hosts Community Conversations

Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa is hosting informal discussions with teachers and parents/community members in October and November, with more coming in other parts of the district through May. A good opportunity to ask questions and be heard.

Separate sessions are scheduled for teachers & staff and for parents. See the page linked below for details.

May PTA meeting approaches!

At this month’s PTA, we will have:

– Our Asst Principal, Ms. Jones with us again to discuss:

  • Spring testing schedule
  • Safety/environmental updates
  • Fundraising update
  • Out of adoption textbook/instructional materials giveaway

– Brainstorming to improve our meetings next year
– Field Day
– and more

– Officer Elections
We will be electing officers for the 2015-16 school year, and we are looking for volunteers interested in serving! Please, please, we need your help to be successful! Even if you aren’t ready to take a board position, let us know if you’d be interested in helping by chairing one of the committees listed.

If you are interested, or have any questions, please send an email to communications @

The officer slate is below, with the committees/areas associate with each: PTA Officers list

Texas PTA on the new Math standards

The Texas PTA is offering a webinar.

Understanding the New Math Standards
Learn about available resources to help master the new math TEKS
Texas PTA and Texas Education Agency are joining forces to discuss how these new math standards were developed and what resources are available to parents, teachers and students to support their success.

PTA meeting tomorrow, Tuesday 3/18/14, 7 PM

Come join us for March’s PTA meeting at 7 PM, Tuesday 3/18, in the Harry Stone Auditorium.