Pack Leader News

September 19 - 24, 2016 by John A. Bojescul

Successful Greenback Night & Open House

I thank all of our teachers and staff for a successful Open House last week. I also thank our wonderful PTA for conducting their annual Greenback Night fundraising campaign, which was successful, as well. Finally, I thank all of our parents for attending this event. It is important that we continue to work together with our teachers, staff, PTA and school to educate and support our students. So, I hope you are ready to back our future!

Tejeda Box Tops!

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. All you have to do is clip them and send them to school.

Box tops can be given to your student’s Science teacher and then they will make their way to me. We use the Box Top money to buy Science lab supplies and materials. We collect Box Tops year round however, there are two submission deadlines; November 1st and March 1st.

Get your Bonus Box Tops at HEB!! Buy 10 box tops products and get 60 bonus box tops when you check out. Or buy 15 box tops products and get 100 bonus box tops! Offer valid Wednesday, September 7th through Tuesday, September 20th. For a list of box tops products you can visit the box tops website at .

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m here to help make our school’s Box Tops for Education™ program a huge success this year.

Thanks for your help!

Beth Rocheleau

6th Grade Science Teacher/

Tejeda Box Top Coordinator

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Fiesta Medals!

FIESTA medal pre-orders will be taken through the end of October. They are $10 each and will help pay for our new camera equipment for the yearbook program. Send money and order forms to Mikel Brand in B108 or drop off at the main office. For questions, email Mrs. Brand at

Yearbook Sales!

If you missed the opportunity to purchase the yearbook from last year, they are available in the front office. Price is $50.

This Week's Events & Activities

Monday, September 19th

  • Leadership Team Meeting w/department leaders in MPR, 7:30 - 8:10 am
  • Foundations Team Training Session, NEEC 614, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Tuesday, September 20th

  • ELL training during planning periods
  • Football verus Krueger, 4:30 - 6:30 pm; 7th at Tejeda, 8th at Comalander Stadium

Wednesday, September 21st

  • Faculty Advisory Committee Meeting in MPR, 7:30 - 8:10 am
  • ELL training in MPR, 3:40 - 4:15 pm
  • 7th Grade C Team Football versus Bush, 4:30 - 5:30 pm at Tejeda

Thursday, September 22nd

  • Volleyball versus Eisenhower, 4:30 - 7:30 pm; 7th at Eisenhower, 8th at Tejeda

Friday, September 23rd

  • ELL training in MPR, 7:45 - 8:10 am
  • Johnson HS Varsity Football versus Roosevelt Spirit Game, 7:30 pm at Comalander

Saturday, September 24th

  • 7th Grade Volleyball Tournament at Driscoll, 9:00 am - noon

September Birthdays!

Linda Lasher: September 19th

Amber Crocker: September 25th

Happy birthday to you! I wish you both a wonderful and extra special day!

PTA News

SILENT AUCTION SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone who came out on September 13th to support Tejeda PTA and meet your child's teachers! Our Silent Auction has raised over $3,000 to support Tejeda Middle School students and staff throughout the school year. Thank you for being so generous!! We'd also like to thank the many community businesses who donated items and services for the auction. Please view their websites by viewing the Tejeda Community Partners (scroll down to Silent Auction).

We have reached out to all the winners of items that were not picked up the night of the auction. If you are not sure if you won or know you won an item and need to pay for and pick it up, please email Jennifer Bissen, 2nd VP Ways & Means at Thank you for supporting Tejeda PTA!!

JOIN PTA & WIN A DOOR PRIZE: All students and parents are encouraged to join PTA and "back the future!" Send in your Membership Form and dues by September 30th and you'll be entered in a drawing for "door" prizes. The drawing will be held in October. Prizes include Tejeda tumblers, mugs, keychains and other Timberwolf swag, a $20 gift card to Whataburger, and a Bahama Bucks Paradise Party Pack gift certificate. Thank you to Whataburger on Evans and Bahama Bucks on TPC for generously donating to this membership drive. CLICK HERE for a Membership/Greenback donation form. Thanks for helping us lead the pack!

BE A VOLUNTEER: If you would like to be included on our 2016-2017 Tejeda Volunteer E-mail list, please complete the 2016-2017 Tejeda PTA Volunteer Google Form to receive e-mails from about all Tejeda volunteer opportunities. Anyone interested in volunteering this year, must complete the form to receive the e-mails. If you have not volunteered on a NEISD campus before or in the last 12 months, please visit to become DPS cleared.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We need volunteers for the following events, so please sign up on

YOLO! 8th GRADE T-SHIRTS-ORDER BY 9/23!: Purchase your 8th grade t-shirt by September 23rd and support the 8th Grade End of Year Party! Forms are available in the front office and each shirt is $15. Checks payable to Tejeda PTA.

EXPRESS YOUR ARTISTIC TALENT WITH PTA REFLECTIONS 2016-2017: This year's theme is "What is Your Story?" Pick up forms and guidelines in the library. Please turn in all entries to the library by Friday, 10/14.

PVSA (Presidential Volunteer Service Award): It’s never too early to start logging your volunteer hours into the PVSA ( website. Parents, each student in your household needs a separate email address and password to begin logging hours. Also, if your student is new to Tejeda please change the Record of Service Key to Tejeda’s key: FCD-43444. Instructions are located on the PTA website. For questions please contact Cameron Weirbach at

For more info, please visit and follow us on Facebook-Frank Tejeda Middle School PTA.