Drugs & Alcohol Program 2017

Didn’t get to attend the awesome program last night?

Check out the 5 things every parent needs to know about drug abuse below.

2017 Drug Trends

STAAR Report Card Webinar

Explore the new STAAR report card with Texas PTA next week during a one-hour webinar with the Texas Education Agency. We’ll also review the brand new TexasAssessment.com.

When: Thursday, Oct. 19 at noon

The new STAAR Report Card gives parents a more in-depth look at their child’s academic strengths and areas for improvement so they can be an even stronger partner in their child’s learning. Once parents log into the new website, they’ll be able to see the actual test questions from the test, their child’s answers, and the correct answer if they answered incorrectly. The new site also provides information on boosting reading levels, questions to ask their child’s teachers, interactive videos and more.

There are many ways to measure student learning, and STAAR isn’t meant to tell the whole story. When combined with a student’s grades and teacher feedback, parents can use STAAR results to get a complete picture of their child’s progress.


Drugs ‘N Alcohol Program

MHS PTSA Sponsors

Drugs ‘N Alcohol Awareness Program

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 from 6:30p – 8:00p

MHS Sigler Auditorium

A “must-attend,”event for parents & students!

Hear directly from a local panel of experts
as we work TOGETHER
to keep our kids & our community SAFE!

Keynote Speaker(s):

Let’s be informed and proactive in protecting our children!

Proof of attendance slips will be given for student attendance.
Check with your coach or sponsor for service hour info.

Special Ed Meet & Greet

Lewisville ISD Council of PTAs / Exceptional Students

Would you like to learn more about Special Education in LISD? Join us for the Annual LISD Special Education Meet and Greet! Meet Executive Director Dr. Kathy Talbert as well as Directors and Leads.

When: September 26, 2017 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: Purnell Support Center, 136 W. Purnell St., Lewisville 75057

Kindly RSVP


Provided through the cooperation of the LISD Council of PTAs Exceptional Students Committee and LISD Special Education

PTSA Membership Meeting

Join us for the first PTSA  Membership Meeting of the 2017-18 School Year!

When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 6:00p

Where: Marcus High School (Main) Rm. D-110



You Made the Difference!

Dear PTA Advocates,

Once again and with your help, Texas PTA was instrumental in stopping the passage of legislation to create a voucher program in Texas. Our message continues to be, “Focus on strengthening our public schools! All students benefit from that goal.”

We made small, but important progress to begin to reform our outdated, inequitable and inadequate school finance system during the Special Legislative Session that lasted for 30 days this summer. HB 21 by Rep. Dan Huberty, created a grant program to provide extra support for students with dyslexia and autism, removed a penalty in funding for very small school districts, created a step-down to help some districts to adjust to the loss of specialized funding they had been receiving since 2006, and created a commission to develop recommendations for school finance reform that can be considered in the next Legislative Session that will begin in January of 2019.

While we did not see the progress in reforming our school funding system that we were hoping for, we made great progress in educating legislators about the fact that as property values rise and homeowners pay more in taxes, the state, for at least 10 years, has been using those increased revenues to offset their share of the cost of public education so that they now contribute less than 32% of the cost of education in Texas. This cannot continue. The state must increase its share of funding for public schools and must fund schools equitably. We will continue to work toward this goal.

Thanks again for making a difference,

Texas PTA Board of Directors and Staff
Texas PTA Advocacy Committee

PTA Parents’ Guide…

…to Student Success

Whether they are just starting elementary school or are getting ready to graduate high school, every parent wants their child to have the knowledge they need to be successful in the future. However, sometimes it can be difficult to keep track of everything your child needs to know. That’s why National PTA created the Parents’ Guides to Student Success.

Developed by teachers, parents and education experts, the guides provide clear and consistent expectations for what students should be learning in English, language arts/literacy and mathematics during grades K-8 and high school. You can use these guides to keep track of your child’s progress and ensure that they are prepared for the following school year and their future college and career ambitions.

National PTA’s Parents’ Guides to Student Success are an easy way to keep your kid on track. Not only do the guides serve as easy-to-use handbooks for your child’s education, but they also offer activities you can use to keep them engaged academically.

There are even two versions of each guide for your convenience! If you are looking for a quick overview of necessary curriculum, take a look at the two page guides. If you are want something a bit more in depth, check out the four page guides.

For Spanish-speaking families, National PTA has created Spanish versions of both the two page guides and the four page guides.

Research shows that family engagement promotes student success. Students with involved parents are more likely to:

  • Earn higher grades and pass their classes,
  • Attend school regularly and have better social skills,
  • Go on to post-secondary education

The National PTA Parents’ Guides to Student Success are a great way to get involved in your child’s education.

Learn More


Kayla Hewitt is a contributing writer for Our Children Magazine.

Take Action Now

Urge Legislators to Vote YES on HB 21 and HB 23!

Texas students need your voice tomorrow when legislators debate HB 21 and HB 23. Email or call your Representative and ask them to vote YES on both of these critical priorities.

As a reminder, HB 21 is Representative Dan Huberty’s plan to fix our broken school finance system. HB 23 is Rep. Huberty’s bill that aims to fund innovative, collaborative programs for students with autism on public school and charter school campuses.

We need your voices to #backthefuture of Texas children now.

They are our No. 1 priority!

LEF’s Evening for Education