ACE Family Newsletter

February/March 2015

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Ace is the place to be!

The ACE After school program continues to be the place to be! We have 803 students enrolled in the program with 446 students who have attended ACE for at least 30 days. Parents, please remember research shows students who attend after-school programs regularly, receive the most benefit.

What are the goals of ACE?

ACE Programs strive to improve

  • Academics
  • Attendance
  • Behavior
  • Promotion Rates
  • Graduation Rates
  • College and Career Readiness

ACE offers a variety of before and after-school services, programs, and activities that engage students and allow for more learning to take place every day.

For Students

  • Academic Support
  • Science and Technology Education
  • Music, Art, Photography
  • Enrichment Programs
  • Character Education
  • Drug and Violence Prevention
  • Community Service
  • Computers
  • Driver's Education

For Parents and Families

  • Family Activities (Family Game Night, Family Crafts, Family Sweetheart Dance, Family Field Trips etc.)
  • English Language Classes (Rosetta Stone)
  • Computer Literacy
  • Sign Language
  • GED Assistance
  • Parenting Seminars and Classes
  • Change Your Money, Change Your Life-Financial Classes
  • Adult Karate
For more information or to register for any of our family classes or activities, please contact the Family Engagement Office at 903-356-1231 or

Butler Family Game Night

We had a great time at the Butler Family Game Night on February 19th. Families played games, had snacks and enjoyed some quality time together. We learned that games of all types aren’t simply fun for the kids; they also provide many ways for students to reinforce the skills they need for school, such as counting, spelling, and good sportsmanship. To learn more, please see the article below.

Cannon families, it's your turn! Come and join us on Thursday, March 5th from 6:00-7:30 at the Cannon Cafeteria.

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Open Houses at All Campuses

Thursday, March 12th, 5pm

All Campuses

Please come and join us at Open House. In addition to the regular Open House activities, each campus will have a gallery that showcases the ACE After-School Program. Please stop by and get a closer look at what your children have been doing in ACE.

Open House Times:

Cannon Elementary 5:00 p.m.

Butler Intermediate 5:30 p.m.

Thompson Middle 5:00 p.m.

Ford High School 5:30 p.m.

Ongoing Family Classes and Activities

Some Pictures From the Family Sweetheart Dance ~Find More on our QISD ACE Family Engagement Facebook Page

Quinlan ISD ACE Team

If we can be of service to you,

please give us a call!

Lisa Underwood

Program Director

ACE Office


Kathleen Witte

Family Engagement


Amy McDaniel


Site Coordinator


Amy Norris


Site Coordinator


Molly Letz


Site Coordinator


Tawanna Pumphrey


Site Coordinator