Angela S. King, Council Membership VP, hosted a prize drawing at the October 15th General Membership Meeting for local PTAs who qualified for Texas PTA’s Head Start and Early Bird Achievement Membership Awards. Hendrick Middle School PTA came away with 100 free Italian Ice Cups, donated by Rita’s, in the Head Start Award drawing and Daffron Elementary School PTA’s prize was one free month of class, with uniforms, for 12 students from USA Martial Arts Leadership Academy. Also recognized was Plano West Senior High School PTSA who earned an individual award for Increased Membership from 2012-2013.
Thank you to these businesses for providing donations for our Membership recognition.
Texas PTA has released its October isssue of Under the Dome. In it, find information about graduation changes proposed in House Bill 5 and the response from the U.S. Department of Education on a waiver from testing included in House Bill 866.
View Under the Dome October 2013. To become a subscriber, find a link at the bottom of the web document.
Collin County League of Women Voters invites members of the Plano ISD Council of PTA’s to attend their Homeland Security Presentation on Human Trafficking. Featuring Dr. Joseph Otrhalek, from Homeland Security, the free event is Thursday, November 7, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the Medical Center of Plano Auditorium, 4001 W. 15th Street, Suite 315, Plano TX 75093. (NW corner of Coit and 15th Street). Light refreshments will be served prior to the program and no reservations are needed for this event.
This November, nine constitutional amendments, which were passed during the 83rd Legislature, will be on the ballot for your consideration. State Representative Jodie Laubenberg has prepared an overview of each proposition on the ballot, including a brief descption, as well as opposing and supporting arguments. Texas law allows you to take this into the voting booth. Early voting begins Monday, October 21, and runs through Friday, November 1, 2013. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
Need information on Collin County polling locations, times and sample ballots? Click here.
You can also visit the Texas Secretary of State’s VoteTexas.gov website for more information on the Primary Election and the upcoming General Election in November.
Susan Svidlow, Plano ISD Council of PTAs Historian, is hosting a local historian crop on November 12, 2013 from 9 am to noon at the Administration Building in Room 311. All Plano ISD local chapter PTA Historians are invited to attend.
In the October issue of The Council Connection Newsletter find out about upcoming events that are open to the community, deadlines for PTAs, and our communtiy outreach drive.
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National Drug Take Back is October 26 from 10 am -2 pm at Plano Senior High, Plano West Senior High, Clark High, and Baylor Hospital Plano. The Plano Police Department invites you to gather up all your expired, unwanted, or unused prescription drugs and bring them out to one of these collection sites for proper disposal. Officers and volunteers from the Plano Police Department will be on hand to provide you easy and anonymous collection of these items. Drive up to one of the collection sites and someone will come out to your car and pick them up.
Often these dangerous drugs are abused and disposed in a way that is potentially harmful to our environment. Plano PD is partnering once again with the Drug Enforcement Administration in an effort to keep our citizens and our community safe from these dangers. To date, they have collected thousands of pounds of these dangerous drugs for proper disposal. For more information, call the Crime Prevention Unit at 972-941-2431 or visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html.
Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the world at the Plano International Festival, from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, October 5, in downtown Plano’s Haggard Park. Enjoy ethnic cuisine, multicultural music and dance performances, cultural displays, a green Village, and Family Health and Wellness Fair. At the Children’s Global Village, visitors will be able to get important health information and participate in fun games and activities where they can learn about healthy lifestyle choices. Kids can play soccer, stack cups, and go through an obstacle course. They’ll also learn about fitness, healthy eating and pedestrian safety in collaboration with Plano ISD Health Health Sciences Academy. As kids move through the stations, they’ll get their festival passport stamped. Admission and parking are free. Plano ISD Council of PTAs is proud to be participating in this event.
Visit www.planointernationalfestival.org to learn more.
Looking for community credit hours? Students interested in volunteering may sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0944AAA92AA64-green1 and www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0944AAA92AA64-pifvolunteer/3835728.
If you would like to volunteer at the Council of PTAs booth please contact Magdalena Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org.