Thank you for a fantastic February! We are fast approaching spring break and the last grading period of this school year. We are grateful to you for sharing your children with us. We love watching them grow, learn, and become leaders.
A special thank you to our PTA Members, Volunteers, and Staff for making this past Saturday a great success, Run for the Heights. Although the weather attempted to put a damper on things, we still had a grand turn out and a healthy run. Thank you for everyone that supported our school and to all those that put in even a minute of your time. Mrs. Bissen and Mrs. Harris, JOB WELL DONE!
Safety Request- Please do not drop your children off in the middle of the parking lot and expect them to get to the crosswalk alone. This creates a safety concern for our students because cars are parking and backing out. We ask that you walk them to the crosswalk in the front of the school and safety patrol as well as staff can ensure they cross safely and in the back of the school, we ask that you walk them safely across while our crossing guard directs the traffic to stop. We do not want anyone involved in an accident. Please think of our students! A diagram is attached to show the various safety expectations for drop off. Thank you in advance!
March 9th- 13th: Spring Break/ No School
March 17th & 18th: PTA Presents Eat for a Cause at Chili’s
March 19th: Heroes for Health (More info coming, City side wellness event)
April 7th: Kinder Round-Up (More info coming); Let your friends and neighbors know if they will have a Kindergartener starting next year. We will host an informative meeting in April.
Continue to practice good hygiene techniques and hand washing. The Flu, as well as other illness, is still hanging around. Protecting yourself is the same for exposures. Remember “COUGH OR SNEEZE, ELBOW PLEASE”.
March 6th, we will sponsor Dr. Mari-Ellen Torres of Kids World Dentistry. She will do a visual screening of 3rd grade students and you will receive the results of her screen from our clinic. Remind our students to practice good dental hygiene and lets all:
“Brush two minutes, two times a day.
Clean between your teeth daily.
Limit snacks, eat healthy snacks.
Visit your dentist regularly.”
A BIG thanks to all of our Run For The Heights Volunteers, Sponsors, and Participants! A special e-blast will be out soon detailing the event.
Save the Date – Eat for a Cause
Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18
Let Chili’s do the cooking while we support Tuscany Heights PTA at the same time. With each flyer presented Chili’s will donate 15% of the event days’ sales back to our great organization! We look forward to our Tiger families having dinner together! Flyers available soon!
NEISD Used Book Sale Donation Drive
The NEISD Used Book Sale is coming up the weekend of April 10th - 12th. Tuscany Heights PTA will be collecting books throughout the month of March (which also happens to be the month that Dr. Seuss was born back in 1904!). Every child who donates will be given a Dr. Seuss spirit stick. The top 20 donators in the school will be given a gift certificate to the Scholastic Book Fair in May. If we can reach a school-wide participation goal of 25%, Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. McCurry have agreed to spend a day dressed as Thing 1 and Thing 2. So help us reach our goals, and clean off those bookshelves! Watch for a flyer to come home with your child with the details.
Driving Education to the Top Award – Kidsville News
It is that time of the year when we are looking for teacher nominations for the Driving Education To The Top Award sponsored by Alamo Toyota. The first place teacher will receive a field trip for his or her class and $1,000 for the teacher. The more creative one gets or the more we hear about a teacher from students and parents, to even nominations from Principals, the more of an impact it makes for a teacher to stand out. Kidsville News will be recognizing an additional 5 teachers who will receive a plaque, recognition in Kidsville News and some wonderful gifts. This is the third year of this great teacher recognition program. The deadline is March 31. See attached form for nominations that can be passed on. - Gina Barbera, Kidsville News
5th grade students – 5th grade spirit is popping up all over campus. Don’t forget to make your mark by showing off your 5th grade spirit shirt on WILD Wednesday!
- Want an extra shirt?
- Don’t want to do laundry so often?
Winter Spirit Wear – Limited adult sizes are available in the office
Adult Long Sleeve Shirts - $20
Adult Hoodies - $27
If you’ve been waiting to settle in to the new school year before getting involved, or maybe you’re new to our campus, wait no longer! PTA could still use your help! We’re a fun, supportive group who love making a difference on our campus, and we’re looking for volunteers to fill the following chairs:
Cafeteria – Legislative Action
We’re also looking for a volunteer to help with Spring pictures in April. If you would like more information or have any questions about any of the volunteer opportunities please don’t hesitate to ask. I’d be happy to visit with you.
Alana Harris, PTA President firstname.lastname@example.org
Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!
THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org
Tuscany Heights Volunteers Link http://www.volunteerspot.com/group/35885320036
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