Tays JH Update #5

May 4, 2016

A Note from Dr. Mitzner

Eleven weeks ago, I began the full time journey of assembling an extraordinary team of educators for our students and our community. Along with building a team that would provide unparalleled learning experiences for your students, we have been working furiously to create websites, social media sites, a PTSA, while overseeing lots of decisions about our school.

Thank you in advance for your understanding as my administrative assistant, Kathryn Fix, and I are the only full-time Tays Junior High staff members.

We will begin communicating via enews on Wednesdays (This is a practice that we will continue throughout the next school year.) We will put the link to this update in the enews as well as placing it on our website (http://www.katyisd.org/campus/tjh/Pages/default.aspx) and social media sites.

If you have a question or a comment, feel free to fill out our Tays Parent Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TaysParentFeedback

There is a place for you to offer suggestions and ask questions.

By creating the Tays Update in this format, we are able to include links as well as pictures and videos that cannot be done using the enews system. I am trying to put all the resources in this location so that it is easy for you to find what you are looking for.

We have hired 77 staff members and have 29 to go!! If you have been anxiously watching the building go up, mark your calendars for the Community Open House on Friday, August 12th from 5 - 8 pm. More details to come!

Looking forward to meeting each one of you!!

Dr. Kris Mitzner


Rescheduled Tays Junior High PTSA General Membership Meeting

Please note: Due to a scheduling conflict our Tays Junior High PTSA General Membership meeting has been RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:30pm at Tompkins High School in the LGI. The LGI at Tompkins is located through the main entrance, up the stairs and around the top. The LGI faces the front parking lot.

TJH School Supplies

Tays Junior High PTSA will be selling school supplies for the 2016-17 school year. As soon as we have finalized the details, information on how to order will be sent out electronically through our Tays Junior High newsletter and through our feeder schools. School supplies will be available to order online only through EPI. We are working as quickly as we can to get this finalized and in your hands. Thank you for your patience

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in helping out our Titans? If so, please consider being a part of our team. See attached links below for a list of all available positions.


Tays Junior High PTSA Volunteer Form


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the school. Please check all boxes of interest. Deadline for form submission is 5/5/16. Please fill out a form even if you have already filled out the paper form at our general PTSA meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Morris-PTSA President at taysjhpresident@gmail.com. Thank you!

Athletics Meeting for Parents of 7th and 8th grade Athletes

TJH Athletic Coordinators will be having a parent meeting for all 7th and 8th grade parents of student athletes on Thursday, May 12th, 2016. This meeting will be held at Tom Wilson Elementary in the gym located at 5200 Falcon Landing, Katy, TX 77494. The meeting will be from 6:00-7:00pm. If you have a student athlete that will be attending TJH in the fall and going into 7th or 8th grade, please put this date on your calendar to attend and receive important information.

TJH Athletes (7th and 8th grade students)

We are pleased to invite athletes to attend the Tompkins Strength and Conditioning Camp. This is an excellent way to keep your athlete in shape over the summer and ready for the upcoming athletics offerings at Tays Junior High. Please click on the link below for information and registration for this camp. All students wishing to participate in athletics (Grades 7-8) will need to have a physical on file. We recommend that you have a physical from your family doctor, but if you are in need of one please click on the link below for information on when physicals are available for a nominal fee.

http://www.katyisd.org/campus/tjh/athletics/Documents/Katy%20ISD%20Physical%20Dates%202016.pdf – Physical Dates

http://www.katyisd.org/campus/tjh/athletics/Documents/Tompkins%20Strength%20and%20Conditioning%20Camp%202016.pdf – Strength and Conditioning Camp

TJH Communication News

Stay up to date on all of the latest news from Tays Junior High! To subscribe to our communications, go to www.katyisd.org and in the lower right corner, select Katy ISD Updates - Click to subscribe to other district/campus notifications. Complete the form with your personal information and be sure to select Tays Junior High. We look forward to keeping in touch with you!

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