SAGE of Plano ISD Council of PTAs is hosting the 6th annual Summer Expo, a summer camp and resource fair, on Saturday, February 8, 2014, from 10 am to 2 pm, at Plano Senior High School Cafeteria. More than 70 camps are expected this year. This is an excellent opportunity for students and parents to speak with actual camp directors, counselors and alumni.
Are you interested in getting more involved in Plano ISD Council of PTAs? Join us Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 10:00 – 11:30 am for a Council Leadership Workshop. Plano PTA Council Board Members will be on hand to share information and experience. Learn how to volunteer and become a future leader. At the Plano ISD Admin Building, 2700 W. 15th Street in Room 309. RSVP is encouraged, but not required.
The League of Women Voters of Collin County invites the public to participate in a free forum to meet candidates for Collin County offices and legislative districts in the coming March 4 Primary Elections. Saturday, February 1, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at the Christopher A. Parr Library, 6200 Windhaven Parkway, Plano, TX 75093, there will be three sessions with a 15 minute Meet-and-Greet between sessions:
- Session 1, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Candidates for U.S. Representative District 3
- Session 2, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Candidates for Texas Senate, District 8, and Texas Representative, Districts 66 and 67.
- Session 3, 1:00 -2:30 p.m., Candidates for County Commissioner Precinct 1, District Clerk and Justice of the Peace Precinct 3, Place 2
An online Voters Guide for these races and other races whose districts include Collin County will be available Feb. 4 at www.VOTE411.org, or at the League of Women Voters of Collin County website, www.lwvcollin.org.
Plano Council of PTAs does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.
Texas PTA offers $500 scholarships to teachers, teachers’ aides, or other faculty members planning to take college credit courses, workshops or other continuing education that improves the applicant’s teaching proficiency or applies to a specific education-related certification (includes middle management, administrator, counselor, etc.). These courses may include online correspondence courses.
Please review the Faculty Scholarship Guidelines and complete the electronic Faculty Scholarship Application at www.txpta.org/recognition/scholarships/. Deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
Planning has begun for the 2014 Teacher of the Year Gala. Volunteers are needed to help locate donations for prizes and awards for the 73 nominees. Assistance may involve calls, visits, and pick-ups. We will take as many volunteers as we can get for this. It’s really the biggest and most important piece of the whole event… rewarding those select teachers in a very special way. The first meeting will be Monday, January 13 at 1 pm in the Plano ISD Administraiton Building.
Dawn Thompson, Arts in Education Chair, is pleased to announce Plano ISD Council of PTAs results in the 2013 National PTA Arts in Education Reflections program “Believe, Dream, Inspire”.
Once again, Plano ISD students impressed our judges with their various talents and one Overall Award of Excellence in each category and age division will be heading to Austin for state-level judging in January. Good luck to all the advancing entrants!
|Award of Excellence, Award of Merit,
and Honorable Mention Recipients
|K – 2||3 – 5||Middle||Senior|
|Visual Arts||Visual Arts||Visual Arts||Visual Arts|
|Special Artist Division|
Participants will be invited to attend a special awards ceremony in April. If you would like to volunteer to assist with this event, please sign up using the Volunteer Opportunities form in our Council Toolkit.
This year’s Life Membership Awards Banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2014. This grand event honors members of the community who make an impact in the lives of children. There are many opportunities for you to support this event.
Nominate an individual
Contact your local PTA to see how to nominate an individual and when the deadline is.
We have opportunities for Planning, Staging, and Event Day. Volunteer using our Council Toolkit.
There are a number of PTAs that do not have the funds to recognize deserving individuals with this award. If you are interested in helping support these PTAs by sponsoring an award ($60) or Banquet tickets ($25-$250), please contact Erica Johnson at email@example.com.
Angela S. King, firstname.lastname@example.org, can assist if you have questions about supporting the Life Membership Awards Banquet.
The December issue of the Council Connection is released and includes news about Reflections and an update on the Hygiene Supply Drive. Learn how you can help with the Life Member Banquet event, too.
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