Neff PTA Newsletter

Every Child. One Voice.

Issue 4, February 7, 2017

We are now 201 members strong! Texas PTA recently awarded our PTA with the President's List Award for having more members than last year at this time. Our next goal is to reach 250+ members. Help us build an even stronger network of parents, teachers and community members. Encourage your friends to Join Neff PTA today!

In this newsletter, there is information about:

  • Neff WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)
  • Art Reflections Recognition - Reyli Cortes
  • Golden Apple Membership Award
  • Donna Smith Title 1 Scholarship Award
  • Valentine's Day Glow Dance - February 10, 6-8 pm
  • Upcoming PTA and School Events
  • Neff PTA Sponsors
  • Northside ISD Library Palooza

Thank you for supporting Neff PTA!

Maricela Arias-Cantu

Neff PTA President


Neff WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) started on February 1st. Thank you to Mathew Bueno and Ted Garcia who volunteered last week and Art Martinez for volunteering yesterday! Studies show that positive male role models make a big difference when it comes to classroom achievement. That is what WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is all about! This program encourages fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other father-figures to volunteer at least one day. We welcome moms to volunteer as well! We are looking for more role models, so please volunteer for this worthwhile program that makes a difference in our students' lives.

​- Get Started -
1. Complete the NISD Volunteer Background Form
​2. Sign up today! Email Art and let him know what date(s) you are available.
3. Order your official WATCH D.O.G.S. T-shirt ($15)

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Art Reflections Recognition!

Congratulations to Reyli Cortes! Reyli's Visual Artwork entitled, "Friends" received an Overall Award of Excellence from NISD Council of PTAs. The artwork is now with Texas PTA for its state-level judging. Good luck Reyli! And, thank you to Ms. Brenda Hafner for encouraging her art students.

Golden Apple Membership Award

Neff PTA was awarded the Texas PTA Golden Apple Award for having 100% faculty membership. Thank you to our faculty and administrators for making our Neff students' potential a reality and building strong connections with parents and caregivers.

Donna Smith Title 1 Scholarship

Neff PTA was awarded the Donna Smith Title 1 Scholarship from Northside ISD Council of PTAs at last week's Founder's Day Event. We received almost $200, which will pay for much needed classroom supplies - small dry erase boards and composition notebooks. Thank you Council for supporting our Neff students!

Valentine's Day Glow Dance

Friday, Feb. 10th, 6pm

Pat Neff Middle School, Evers Road, San Antonio, TX, United States, Cafeteria/Gym

All Neff Students are invited to the Valentine's Day Glow Dance. DJ Pablo will be back to play some awesome music! Snacks, drinks and glow items on sale for $1 each.

Wristbands go on sale -

Thursday, 2/9, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Friday, 2/10, 7:30 - 8:20 am

Friday, 2/10, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We are looking for help with selling concessions and chaperoning. If you can help, contact Chasidy at

2/10 - Valentine's Day Dance, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Cafeteria/Gym)
  • Wristbands will go on sale on 2/9 (during lunch) and 2/10 (during breakfast and lunch)
2/14 - Carnations on sale ($1 during breakfast and lunch)

3/3 - Jeans Day and Early Release, school is out at 12:30 pm
  • Students can wear jeans for a $1 donation.
3/20-3/24 - Popcorn fundraiser, 3:30 - 4:15 pm

Neff PTA Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for contributing your donations and products toward our student programs.

Library Palooza

Northside ISD has its 6th Annual Library Palooza on February 25th. This event is targeted for middle school and high school students (and parents are welcome as well). It is free and open to the public.

Transportation is being arranged for Neff students only to the event. Permission slips and information are available in the library. If anyone has any questions, please contact Camila Castro.

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About Neff PTA

​Pat Neff Middle School PTA welcomes all parents, grandparents, faculty and community members. We support ALL Pat Neff MIddle School students by providing various student programs and activites, such as WATCH D.O.G.S., Art Reflections, End of the Year Picnic, Jeans Day, Fall/Valentine's Day/Spring dances and Jack C. Jordan Scholarship Penny Drive.