Nichols PTA Winter Newsletter

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Msg from Dorothy Holt PTA President

Wow! It’s hard to believe that we have finished our 2nd nine – weeks and are now entering into our spring preparations. There are so many exciting things happening this month. As we begin the second half, we look forward to more success and more fun starting with our “Groovy” Spring Book Fair from Feb. 22nd through the 26th. Then Diverse Abilities Week is scheduled from March 2nd to March 4th. And our last scheduled spirit night event at Blaze Pizza will be on February 18th. As one can see there are plenty of opportunities for you to help volunteer and support our school!

Have you ever thought of being part of the Nichols PTA board? If so, now is your time to get involved! At our recent PTA meeting on Thursday, February 4th, we selected our Nominating Committee to help choose the 2016-2017 Nichols PTA Board. Our committee consists of Jennifer Bryant, Camie Wallace, and Heather Alwood. Their information to contact them is listed on the nomination forms. The nomination forms and committee interest forms for all board positions are being sent home in students’ folders this week, and will be posted on the website and available in the office. The forms are due back on Thursday, March 3rd which can be returned back to your child’s teacher or the office. There will be executive board positions as well as committee chair positions available for the next school year.

We hope you will consider and get involved, as this is one way for you to help and make a difference.

Thank you for your time and commitment to the Nichols PTA!

Dorothy Holt, PTA President

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WATCH D.O.G.S. Family & Friends Night at the Rough Riders

Hey Top Dogs,


Want to enjoy a fun night out at the ballpark with your child? Unlimited ballpark food is included in the price. See above form for more info. Fill out your form give and call to Johnny or mail in their order form for tickets. If you mail in, please make sure you place the name of the school on the order form. They will do their best to seat all the similar schools in the same section. The RoughRiders will then mail out the tickets directly to your home addresses in March. If there are any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to Johnny and the RoughRiders at 972-334-1911 or jcoenen@ridersbaseball.com. Forms can also be found on the Nichols PTA website http://www.mynicholspta.org/volunteers/watch-d-o-g-s/.

Diverse Abilities Week March 2-March 4

SAGE Volunteers

Disability Awareness Days Volunteers

We are excited to announce the dates of our 2016 Disability Awareness Days. This year, we will have stations available for our students covering the following topics:

  • ADHD

  • Autism

  • Hearing Impairment

  • Vision Impairment

  • Limb Differences

You do not need any special skills or experience to volunteer! All materials will be provided for class discussion and activities and you will have an opportunity to review those materials and ask questions on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

If you do have experience or knowledge in a particular topic we are presenting, please email me to coordinate coverage for that topic. In addition, if you know a member of our community who has personal experience or knowledge in one of our topics and they would be interested in volunteering, please have that individual contact me by email to discuss.

All volunteers must complete the standard online background check required for onsite visitors. A link will be provided for those who haven't already done so. Please remember that backgroud checks must be completed every school year for all volunteers.

We really appreciate your participation! Please feel free to contact Heather Alwood or Dorothy Holt with any questions at sage@nicholspta.org or president@nicholspta.org

Spirit Night at Blaze Pizza

Thursday, Feb. 18th, 4-9pm

3311 Preston Road

Frisco, TX

Please come out and support us at our last Spirit Night of the year!
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Groovy Book Fair Feb. 22-26

Dates: Feb. 22-26th

Donuts with Dads: Feb. 23rd at 7am

Volunteers are needed! Sign up genius links are below:

Volunteers: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054aafab29a57-spring

Teacher PReview Snacks: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054aafab29a57-teacher

Box Tops

Please continue to save and turn in your box tops. We are so close to our $2500 goal! A box top form can be found at http://www.mynicholspta.org/programs/reward-programs/