Frisco ISD Council of PTAs

March, 2022


  • Letter From PTA President
  • Inclusion Shirt Flash Sale
  • Community Family Fair
  • RoughRiders Spirit Night
  • Papa John's Spirit Week
  • PTA Reflections Art Show
  • Membership Update
  • Upcoming Training
  • Frisco Threads Update


Happy Spring!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful spring break! Hard to believe that we are here. I always feel like Spring Break is the signal to start all the craziness that comes with ending a school year. So buckle up, here it comes!

We’ve had a pretty good year considering there is no road map for our new normal. In February, celebrated Founder’s Day in person! What a great way to celebrate our PTA accomplishments with some cake and time together. We are definitely celebrating membership this year! We are currently over 22,000 members which is up significantly from 20/21 and approaching the amazing numbers of the previous school year. We are celebrating that we are 68 PTAs strong with 2 more schools opening next school year. More members to advocate for our FISD kids!

We have a jammed packed Spring with our Community Family Fair on April 2. It is a great event to spend time with the kids and check out some great vendors! On April 21, Council will once again host the PTA Night at the Frisco RoughRiders game. We will use this time to celebrate the Teachers of the Year for the past three school years! Please join us for the first pitch at 6:35 pm. At the end of April and beginning of May, Council will host the Reflections Art Show to highlight the amazing submissions of our students into Texas PTA’s Reflections program. Come see the talent that our students have for the fine arts.

May is going to bring more celebrations and training. May 5th will be the Summer Prep Orientation which is training for all current and new PTA leaders. Then on May 12th, we will celebrate those individuals who have gone above and beyond.

Whew! On top of all of that, we know that you have a busy spring on your local campus! Please let Council know if we can help in any way.

Please check out the upcoming spring programs listed in our newsletter. They are going to be great!

As always, I hope you and your family stay healthy and well!

Yours truly,

Terri Palmer

President, Frisco ISD Council of PTAs

Inclusion Shirt Flash Sale

We have extra inclusion shirts, so we are offering them up at great sale prices! We even have a few of last year's shirts that we are offering at an even bigger discount!

Visit to order!

Community Family Fair

It's time for the 7th annual Community Family Fair!

This family-friendly event is FREE to the public and will have fun activities and over 100 vendors!

For more information and to RSVP, see the Facebook event.


Stop by the check-in desk to identify your school in attendance at the fair! There will be hourly drawings for gift cards for attending schools!

RoughRiders Spirit Night

We are thrilled to bring back our RoughRiders Spirit Night, a fun night of RoughRiders baseball with our Frisco ISD families!

Since we had to skip a couple of years, we are going to celebrate our Frisco Teachers of the Year for the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022 school years!

To purchase tickets, visit!

Make sure you list your school when placing your ticket order! The school with the most tickets sold will receive access to a suite during the game!

Papa John's Spirit Week

Our spring district-wide Spirit Night with Papa John's is coming soon (Friday, April 22nd to Friday, April 29th). Stay tuned for more details!

During this time you will be able to use your specific school code when ordering Papa John's to earn 15% of the sales for your campus and 5% for Frisco Threads!

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PTA Reflections Spring Art Show

It is time to celebrate district and state advancing students in the PTA Reflections program! You can choose from two nights to visit! All categories will be showcased, and advancing students in all categories will receive a certificate and ribbon.

We look forward to seeing you at Gallery 8680 for this special event!

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Thanks to your support, we have 22,178 PTA members in Frisco ISD this year. Thank you to all of our PTA members for joining and showing support to our PTA mission. Your membership directly supports our students, teachers and has a positive impact on our community.

Monthly award winners

Congratulations to our Monthly Award winners so far this year!

Honorary Life Membership and Extended Award Celebration

We are looking forward to honoring this year's Honorary Lifetime Member Awards with a special presentation.

Thursday, May 12, 6:30pm

Memorial High School

Tickets: $10

More details will be released closer to the event.


Save the Date - Training sessions

Financial Reconciliation Prep (Treasurers & Secretaries)

  • April 19, 6:30-7:30pm, Location TBD
  • April 26, 9:30-10:30am

Conquering the 990EZ (Treasurers)

  • May 6, 9:30-11:30am, Zoom
  • June, Time TBD

School of Excellence Roadmap (Incoming Presidents)

  • May 10, 12:30-1pm, Admin Training Rooms

Summer Prep Orientation

All new and returning Board members for NEXT YEAR should attend this informative event to get a head start on planning for the 2022-2023 school year!

Thursday, May 5, 6:30-7:30pm

Trent Middle School

LEAD Leadership Awards

Do you know a PTA board member who consistently leads by example in their role? Or an entire board who is going above and beyond this year? Take some time to nominate them for a LEAD Leadership Award! Recipients will be recognized at Council delegate meetings!
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Frisco Threads by the Numbers

We have been excited to have 328 families apply to receive items from Threads this year. So far, here is what we have been able to do:

  • 21 shopping days
  • 237 families
  • 685 shoppers
  • 11,471 items provided

We look forward to continuing to help our FISD families as we finish out the school year!

Thank you to our supporting schools!

Thank you to all of the schools who have held clothing drives to support Frisco Threads so far this year! We are extremely grateful for your help and support!

  • Bledsoe ES

  • Boals ES
  • Miller ES
  • Norris ES
  • Ogle ES
  • Phillips ES
  • Pink ES

  • Rogers ES
  • Smith ES
  • Taylor ES
  • Fowler MS
  • Griffin MS
  • Lawler MS
  • Trent MS
  • Vandeventer MS
  • Frisco HS
  • Heritage HS
  • Lebanon Trail HS
  • Liberty HS
  • Lone Star HS
  • Reedy HS Volleyball

  • School Support Specialists & FISD Guidance And Counseling Dept







Terri Palmer, President

Cyndi Arakas, Vice President

Genna Corwin, Secretary

Renee Wyse, Treasurer

Allie Moore, Parliamentarian

Dianne Stephens, Arts in Education

Tara Childers, Clothes Closet

Terri West, Communications Liaison

Sue Park, Community Partners

Dominica Sequeira, Environmental

Martin Sopher, Father Involvement

Camie Wallace, Fundraising

Keri Joeckel, Healthy Lifestyles

Andrea Fink, Hospitality

Colleen Dachowicz, Leadership Development

Melinda Samberson, Legislative

Clemencia Cole, Membership

Nandini Kambi, Multicultural Inclusivity

Shawane Simpson, Programs

Megan Buehler, SAGE

Christy Larkin, Technology

Stephanie Sudomir, Training Coordinator

Sonia Bhatia, Vendor Fair