Plano ISD Teacher of the Year Support

Posted by Webmaster on March 15, 2014 in News, Plano ISD Proud |

Plano ISD Council of PTAs assists Plano ISD’s Teacher of the Year Gala Planning and Solicitations Committee by helping to secure monetary and in-kind gifts for the Teachers of the Year, Excellence in Teaching awardees and all teacher nominees. Review available opportunities for sponsorship, table sponsor, and gift and gift certificate donations. If you are interested in providing a gift to recognize the excellent teachers in our district, contact Committee Co-Chair, Penny Chapman, at

Gifts are tax deductible. All agreements, payments and certificates must be received by April 18. 2014 for publication in the gala program.

Learn more about the Teacher of the Year Gala.

Council Connection – March issue

Posted by Webmaster on March 8, 2014 in Council Connection Newsletter, PlanoPTA |

The March issue of the Council Connection is now available. News covers April’s Vendor Fair and the recent changes to Texas PTA’s Bylaws template, as well as information about a new resource for volunteers.


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TX PTA’s The Voice Spring Issue

Posted by Webmaster on March 7, 2014 in Texas PTA |

The spring issue of Texas PTA’s The Voice is available.

Our 5th VP – Communications, Frances Fass, is featured in her role as Director-at-Large. Also inside are articles on music and money that should interest all parents and an update on the Texas Family Conference.

SAGE Brown Bag Lunches Planned

Posted by Webmaster on March 3, 2014 in PlanoPTA, SAGE |

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2014-2015 School Calendar Released

Posted by Webmaster on February 27, 2014 in News |

Plano ISD has adopted the 2014-15 school calendar. The coming year will include a week-long Thanksgiving Break and bad weather make-ups days planned before the last day of the school. View the calendar.

Council Connection – February

Posted by Webmaster on February 6, 2014 in Council Connection Newsletter |

The February issue of the Council Connection is now available. Find out about this month’s Council-hosted workshops on bylaws and leadership and discounted registration for Thrill-of-the-Grill. Help out a local school by donating water and snacks for STAAR testing.


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Council PTA Seeks Officer Nominations

Posted by Webmaster on February 1, 2014 in PlanoPTA |

Plano ISD Council of PTAs is searching for enthusiastic volunteers to serve on the 2014-2015 Plano ISD Council of PTAs Executive Board. Officer positions will be elected at the March 18, 2014 General Membership Meeting. These positions include President, 1st VP-Aide, 2nd VP-Programs, 3rd VP-Membership, 4th VP-Volunteers, 5th VP-Communications, Secretary, and Treasurer. To be considered for any of these positions, please submit the 2014 Officer Nomination Form by Friday, February 21st to Plano ISD Council of PTAs, Attn: Michele Mecca, Nominating Committee Chair, PISD Administration Building, 2700 W. 15th St., Plano, TX 75075. You can also email your form to Michele at

Want to learn more about these positions and other leadership opportunities on Council?  Attend the Leadership Workshop on February 18th.

Life Membership Banquet Keynote Announced

Posted by Webmaster on January 29, 2014 in Membership, PlanoPTA, Texas PTA |

Plano ISD Council of PTAs is pleased to announce that Texas PTA President Karen Slay will be the keynote speaker at the annual Life Membership Award Banquet. The Plano Council will host the Banquet, which honors recipients of the Texas PTA Life Membership and Extended Service Awards from across the 70 Plano ISD school PTAs, on February 11, 2014, 6:30 pm, at Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas.

In addition to her role as Texas PTA President, Ms. Slay serves on many community-based boards, and is the volunteer Executive Director of the Injury Prevention Coalition of the South Plains. She served on the Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees for eight years. She is the founder of the US Department of Transportation’s “Kids Aren’t Cargo” campaign, and was the driving force behind legislation in Texas that passed in 2001 to keep kids out of the back of pickup trucks. She has appeared in many magazines including Woman’s Day and Texas Monthly, and has appeared on the Oprah Show.

Congratulations to Huffman Elementary School PTA! Their Life Membership Banquet attendees will be riding to the Banquet in style! They won the grand prize, a limo ride, in the Membership Increase Drawing. We thank EPI for providing this donation.

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