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 Razvi
LISD Council of PTAs
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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


(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.
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!

District Sweeps Regional Band Competition

Congratulations to THREE LISD bands for placing in the Bands of America Denton Regional competition! Hebron HS Band took first place, Marcus HS band second, and Flower Mound HS Band third. It’s an LISD sweep!

Hebron band

Hebron High School Band


Marcus Band

Marcus High School Band


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Flower Mound High School Band

Congratulations Creekside Elementary!

way to go gifCongratulations to Creekside Elementary School PTA! In the Texas PTA Connection Day prize drawing their PTA won a Back the Future prize package valued at over $1800!  Check out their Facebook page.

Connection Day = Huge Success

942 PTAs pledge 227,746 members!


Texas PTA Winners for the Prize Drawings

“Museum in the Classroom” package from Dinosaur George valued at over $3,500:

  • Independence Elementary School PTA in Keller!

T-shirts/spirit-wear of their choosing from Gandy Ink valued at $2,500

  • Haggard Middle School PTA in Plano!

back the future prize package valued at over $1,800

  • Creekside Elementary School PTA in Lewisville
  • Covington Middle School PTA in Austin
  • Stephen F. Austin High School PTA in Austin

Fall Leadership Dinner & Learn Series

Back The Future Fall Leadership Dinner & Learn Series

Join LISD Council of PTAs for our Fall Leadership Series.  Learn more about the Basics of the following Executive Board Positions:  President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Seating is limited and a light dinner will be served.

Do you have new Board Members?  All Board Members who have not taken FLO or LOT in the past are required to take FLO (Foundations Leadership Orientation – formerly LOT).  FLO is available online at TXPTAs site.  Cost for this self paced class is $10.  We are looking at offering an onsite FLO class.  As soon as the October date is confirmed – we will publish the sign up!

Click here to take your FLO Class

We appreciate your service!  Feel free to let us know if you need help throughout the year!  We highly encourage a board orientation (regardless if you’ve had one in the past).  New and exciting things are happening with TXPTA and Council!  We want to ensure that your local PTA have all the tools needed to service the children, parents, and community we all serve.



Texas PTA Website

Have you checked out the Texas PTA website lately? No, you should – it’s awesome!

TXPTA Website 2014