Patton PTA Updates

January 20, 2023

What's in this week's newsletter?

  • Calling 5th Grade Parents! Yearbook needs childhood photos
  • Patton at the Texas Stars: Next Saturday Jan. 28
  • Patton PTA Honors and Celebrates Black History Month: Feb. 9
  • Beyond Birds and Bees - Parent Education Workshop: Feb. 16
  • Rally Day for the Texas PTA: Feb 27
  • PTA 88th Session Legislative Priorities
  • Patton PTA Sponsors 2022-2023
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Black History Month Celebration & Market

Thursday, February 9 - 5-7pm

All are invited to attend the Patton Black History Month Celebration on February 9! This multi-media event will include a live Jazz performance, student projects, student artwork and a wide variety of local Black-owned businesses including fashion, food, art and more. Come celebrate Black history in our community and support local businesses! See flyer below for more details.

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Join us for the Texas PTA Rally Day at the Legislature

Texas PTA is proud to continue building upon our long-standing legacy of advocating to make every child’s potential a reality. We do that through focusing within the following pillars: Supporting Student Success, Health and Safety, Meaningful Assessment and Accountability, and Strengthening Public Schools.

This year, our lead priorities are:

Public School Funding System

Pursue legislation that raises the basic allotment and automatically adjusts it with the cost of living, funds public education based on enrollment versus attendance, increases funding for full-day kindergarten, and improves ballot language for school district propositions.


Oppose legislation that authorizes state funds to be used to pay for private school tuition and related costs.

Teacher and Staff Shortage and Retention

Pursue legislation that addresses teacher and staff shortages and improves retention.

Student Mental Health

Pursue mental health legislation, including systems to identify students in need of intervention, and programs and services designed to help keep students mentally strong and prepared to cope with personal challenges.

A-F Accountability System

Pursue legislation impacting the state’s A-F system. Advocate for an accountability system that more broadly reviews school performance and includes a family engagement component.

Please join us on Rally Day to push for these changes to help keep our schools the best they can be.

Patton Volunteer Opportunities

CAFETERIA: Parent volunteers are needed to help monitor students in the cafeteria each day during lunch

Visit our Sign Up Genius page here to learn more and sign up for these opportunities:

You must have an approved background check before you begin volunteering. A new one must be completed each school year. Visit to complete yours now!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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