LISD Rally Bus to Austin Postponed

   Texas is expecting SNOW early on Wednesday morning February 25. The Council has decided to postpone our trip to Austin. Safety is our first priority. We will look at the calendar and reschedule a day for us to go and speak to our representatives and perhaps with a few of those who sit on the Public Education and Appropriation Committees.
    Jenny has not deposited anyone’s check for the bus. Please let her know if you want her to hold on to it for the rescheduled trip, return it or shred it. Stay warm and Jenny will be in touch about an alternate day for LISD to “Rally at the Capital”.

 

Questions?  Email Jenny at legislative@lisdpta.org

 

Let the Good Times Roll!

Bowling for Scholars was a huge success this year!  Over 115 bowlers of all ages comprising 25 teams raised $3000 for senior scholarships on Saturday, February 7, 2015.  The theme was Mardi Gras.

This fun, party atmosphere promoted a sense of comradery between friends and families, LISD administration and teachers, local PTAs, and clubs such as WATCHDOG Dads and Girl Scouts as they bowled in 2-hour sessions to raise funds for LISD PTA’s scholarship fund. Two scholarships will be awarded to two seniors at each of the five LISD high schools: Hebron HS, Flower Mound HS, Lewisville HS, Marcus HS, and The Colony HS. Bowling for Scholars is the LISD Council of PTAs’ only fundraiser.

  • Alley Cats, Marcus HS Alley Cats, Marcus HS
  • Bowling on the Bayou, Forest Vista ES Bowling on the Bayou, Forest Vista ES
  • Bowling Stones, McKamy MS Bowling Stones, McKamy MS
  • Bowling Stones, McKamy MS Bowling Stones, McKamy MS
  • De Hamm Bones, Highland Village ES De Hamm Bones, Highland Village ES
  • FMHS Bowling Team FMHS Bowling Team
  • Knight Bowling, McKamy MS Knight Bowling, McKamy MS
  • Knight Bowling, McKamy MS Knight Bowling, McKamy MS
  • Lady Bugs, Liberty ES Lady Bugs, Liberty ES
  • Lady Bugs, Liberty ES Lady Bugs, Liberty ES
  • Lady Liberties, Liberty ES Lady Liberties, Liberty ES
  • LES is More, Liberty ES LES is More, Liberty ES
  • LISD Board Super Heroes LISD Board Super Heroes
  • Mardi Gras Queens, Bluebonnet ES Mardi Gras Queens, Bluebonnet ES
  • Party in the Gutter, Wellington ES Party in the Gutter, Wellington ES
  • Party in the Gutter, Wellington ES Party in the Gutter, Wellington ES
  • Sassy Pink Panthers, Shadow Ridge MS Sassy Pink Panthers, Shadow Ridge MS
  • Snow Queens, Liberty ES Snow Queens, Liberty ES
  • Spare Me, Arbor Creek MS Spare Me, Arbor Creek MS
  • Supergirls, Polser ES Supergirls, Polser ES
  • Supergirls, Polser ES Supergirls, Polser ES
  • Team Shley, LISD Graduate Bowlers Team Shley, LISD Graduate Bowlers
  • Team Shley, LISD Graduate Bowlers Team Shley, LISD Graduate Bowlers
  • The Alley Cats, LISD SEPTSA The Alley Cats, LISD SEPTSA
  • The Dragon Ladies, Castle Hills ES The Dragon Ladies, Castle Hills ES
  • Three Strikes and a Spare, Liberty ES Three Strikes and a Spare, Liberty ES
  • Watchdog Dads, Wellington ES Watchdog Dads, Wellington ES
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Donning capes and spandex, the LISD School Board team of “Super Heroes” (Board members Angie Cox, Tracy Scott Miller, Trisha Sheffield and Interim “Super”-Intendent Dr. Kevin Rogers) won the Most Spirited Award. Other winning teams included Best Costume winners: “In the Zone…The Strike Zone” of FMHS Bowling Club, “The Lady Bugs” of Liberty Elementary School, and “De Hamm Bones” of Highland Village Elementary School as well as Best Team Name winners: “Party in the Gutter” of Wellington Elementary School, “Bowlin’ on the Bayou” of Forest Vista Elementary School, and “The E-port BOWLios” of Highland Village Elementary School.

Event organizer Renee Webb already has big plans for next year’s Bowling For Scholars event. “This event has enormous potential on two fronts. It’s a fun for groups, no matter your age or ability. Beyond that, it’s an investment in the future; an opportunity for all the LISD communities from Plano all the way to Argyle to unite and support the future of seniors at all of our high schools.” Next year’s Bowling For Scholars is scheduled for Feb. 6, 2016. Please contact Renee Webb at bowling4scholars@lisdpta.org for more information.

Career Center East: Community Night

Jeff Wagley, Associate Principal at Career Center East is inviting you to Community Night at the Career Centers on Tuesday, February 10th, 5:30 -7:00. Everyone is invited students, parents, neighbors, family and friends. With High School registration fast approaching for the 2015-2016 School Year, there is no better time to check out Career Center East and Dale Jackson Career Center.

The LISD Career Centers offer over 35 courses. Students that attend the Career Centers gain valuable industry knowledge through classroom experiences and internship programs. Students attending the career centers have the opportunity to obtain industry certifications that prepare them for the workplace. The LISD Career Centers will help in achieving the highest levels of preparation to help students become college and career ready.

Get on the Bus for Rally Day!

school_bus_driving_lg_clrRide the bus to Austin on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 for Texas PTA Rally Day!

Departure time is 6:45am from Lewisville HS parking lot.  Return will be by 8pm, depending on traffic.  Further details will be emailed to you after you submit your payment.  Get all the details and register HERE.  Registration deadline is February 10!

Get Ready to Roll!

Bowling for Scholars is happening February 7!  Click on the registration form below to sign up.  For all the details including answers to questions you might have navigate to the Bowling for Scholars page.

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Who Will You Honor This Year?

Hi everyone,

It’s time to think about awarding your Lifetime and Extended Service awards.  You should form your Lifetime Membership Selection committee soon if you haven’t already.  This is usually is made up of your membership chair, who is the chair, and has either 3 or 5 members total.  Be sure to publicize through your newsletter, etc, that you are looking for nominees.

The criteria is simple.  You want to award someone for their service to children and youth.  It can be anyone..a parent, grandparent, teacher, admin, crossing guard, custodian, food service individuals, community member…the list goes on. Please give it some serious thought. Your standing rules will tell you how many people you can honor, although you can do less than that if you prefer.  They are invited to the Founder’s Day dinner courtesy of your PTA, so keep your budget in mind as well.  A guest for each recipient is sometimes covered as well.  Again, check your standing rules.  Also check to see if the PTA president and your principal are covered.  If they aren’t, and your PTA can afford it, I would suggest you cover them as well. If your budget is tight, try to honor at least one person, but it is okay if you aren’t able to. An Extended Service award is for 10 or more years of service. It’s nice to give the Lifetime first if they don’t already have it.

Also to keep in mind budget wise.  In order for your recipient’s name to be on the TXPTA list, you must purchase a certificate, which is $45 for a Lifetime membership award and $60 for an Extended Service.  There are also pins you can order that are optional.  If the budget is tight, you could just do the certificate, honor them in a ceremony at school and give them the option of attending the dinner at their own expense.

Here is the timeline:

  • November/December – Lifetime nominating committee should be formed
  • January 29th – Email names of honorees to Laurie at lauriebwilliams@hotmail.com
  • February 5th – Deadline to RSVP and submit payment and meal selection ($30/person)
  • February 26th – Founders Day dinner at DFW Marriott

Please note that the price has increased to $30/person.  Please make budget amendments accordingly.

Invitations will be available at the January meeting. You must let Laurie know who your recipients are in order to receive them. I will send the meal choice form later.

I know it’s a lot of information but I want to make sure no one misses out.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Naseem

Naseem Razvi
President
LISD Council of PTAs
www.lisdpta.org
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New Information on Environmental Awareness

Walk/Bike to school day recap and the Green Impact Challenge information – it’s starting soon!

Click here to check it out!

Food, Family & Fellowship with Lewisville Learning Center

lewisville learning center llcThe faculty and staff of the Lewisville Learning Center would like to extend an invitation for you to join us next Wednesday, November 12thfor Food, Family and Fellowship.  We welcome students, parents, community members and LISD personnel to walk our building, visit with teachers and see what it is that we do to help LISD’s at-risk students achieve academic success.  In addition to dessert and coffee, we will discuss our programs and college/career readiness efforts.

We recognize that many of LISD’s success stories are rooted in the Learning Center.  While many of you may know where we are located, you may not understand exactly what it is that we do.  If you have ever wondered about Night High School, accelerated instruction or what a DAEP classroom looks like, prepare to be enlightened.  We welcome you with open arms and hope that you leave with your questions answered and a clear picture of our mission.  Thank you for partnering with us as we work to change the perception of the Learning Center.  Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or if I can be of assistance.  We are located at 1601 S. Edmonds Lane, Lewisville.

Accelerated, Night High School, DAEP & SAPP – One Team, One Dream!

Kecia D. Theodore

Principal – Lewisville Learning Center

theodorek@lisd.net

(469) 713 – 5185

(972) 350 – 9350 fax

Presidents and Principals Luncheon

Every year, the Council hosts a luncheon to thank our presidents and principals for their support of PTA.  The relationship between a PTA president and their principal is essential to PTA’s success.  With them working as a team, so much can be accomplished.

The McKamy MS Band Honor Wind Ensemble performed for us and did an outstanding job!  Thank you to their director, Russell Cote, and McKamy MS principal, Peter Taggart, for making it happen.  Amber Fulton from Friends of Texas Public Schools was our speaker and did a wonderful job of reminding us of why we need to stand up for public education.

Thank you so much to all who were able to attend.  To those who weren’t able, we missed you and hope to see you next year.  Thank you for all that you do.

October Meeting and Vendor Fair

October’s regular meeting is this Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 9:30am.  Please join us at the Bolin Admin Center located at 1565 West Main St., Lewisville, on the corner of Main and Garden Ridge.

The Vendor Fair will be open before and after the meeting from 8:30am-9:30am and 11:00am-12:00pm. Your PTA’s program and fundraising chairs are welcome along with any other board member that might be interested.
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Our presentation will be about LISD’s Choices: Safe and Drug Free Schools and the services that they provide, free of charge, to both parents and students.

We are selling Council t-shirts this year for $15.  If you have one, please wear it, if not please wear your spirit wear.  We will be selling the LISD Council t-shirts for $15.

Presidents and principals are always welcome.  We look forward to seeing you!