Nichols PTA Winter Newsletter

Issue No. 2

Letter from Camie Wallace PTA President

Happy New Year’s Nichols PTA Members! WOW! It’s hard to believe that we have finished our 2nd nine-weeks and are now entering into our spring preparations. We are thrilled to announce that the playground shade structure has finally been installed. We are so thankful the PTA was able to fund this for the school!


We will be sending out a survey to all of our Nichols PTA members asking for your input as to what you would like to see the PTA purchase for our school. There are 3 option choices and an option for additional suggestions for future budget planning. The PTA truly appreciates the feedback from our members, so please fill out the survey once you receive it. More information will be sent out soon.


Have you ever considered being part of the Nichols PTA board? If so, now is the time to get involved! At our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, we will be selecting our nominating committee for the 2015 – 2016 Nichols PTA board. Interest forms, for all PTA positions, will be sent home sometime mid-February and will be due back before spring break. There will be executive board positions as well as committee chair positions available next year. If you’re interested, fill out the interest form and let your voice be heard!


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

Camie Wallace

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Catch a Healthy Snacker – HAVE YOU GOT CAUGHT?

Nichols Elementary is so excited to have given away over 100 healthy stickers and over 100 signatures of students and teachers who have gotten caught being healthy! Come check out the poster in the cafeteria! Congratulations to Kyle McCormick, Hailey Davis and Isabella Meier to just name a few!

Parents - Keep the kiddo’s stocked with healthy snacks for school and watch out for the teachers who want to catch them…AND…remind the kids that they can catch the teachers as well! Getting caught being healthy = fun at Nichol’s Elementary!

We will look forward to celebrating our healthy success at Healthapalooza April 14th 6:30pm.

21 Day Challenge

Monday, Jan. 26th, 9pm to Monday, Feb. 2nd, 11pm

This is an online event.

The 21 DAY CHALLENGE is on….

I hope everyone signed up for the 21 DAY CHALLENGE during the week of January 12th!

What is the challenge??? The challenge is open to all Nichols students (and their family too)! We are challenging ourselves to make a healthy choice for a snack vs. something not so healthy!

The official 21 DAY CHALLENGE takes place January 26th – February 2nd. Make sure your child makes a healthy choice for a snack during this time period EVERY DAY. The snack could be made from our “Kids Teaching Kids” Recipe Books or something creative on their own. Lots of fruits, vegetables and protein can always make a healthy snack!

Keep track of the days you ate healthy snacks on a calendar because after the challenge week - you will be entering your success on the website!

FRISCO ISD vs. ALLEN ISD = BRING IT ON!!!

…And to add some excitement…We are in big competition with Allen ISD!!! Frisco vs. Allen – BRING IT ON! Let’s go Nichols – Be healthy and beat Allen ISD!

Texas PTA Honorary Life Member Awards

Do you know someone within our Nichols community that has gone above and beyond for our school? If so, please nominate that special person for our Texas PTA Honorary Life Member Award. This is an annual award issued by the TX PTA. It is truly an incredible honor to receive this very special award and the recipient does not have to be a PTA member to qualify. Click on the form below to nominate someone!

Save the Date Healthapalooza at Nichols

Tuesday, April 14th, 6:30-8pm

7411 Nichols Trail

Frisco, TX

Please bring the kids and join us at Nichols Elementary to celebrate and learn about the various health and wellness programs and events available to us at Nichols Elementary and in our community – Plus earn a chance to win AWESOME raffle prizes!

WE WILL HAVE:

  1. Excellent guest speakers such as Frisco ISD certified dietitians and doctors from community health care agencies.
  2. Over 15 vendors set up “round robin” style in the cafeteria for you to visit, enjoy, snack and ask questions while your kids are having fun in the gym!
  3. FUN activities for the kids by “Kids Teaching Kids” group providing hands on fun creating healthy snacks together and learning why it’s important to make healthy choices.
  4. Obstacle Course for both kids and parents provided by Coach A! Everyone who completes the obstacle course gets a chance to win awesome prizes! (Last year was a $50 gift card to Under Armor!)
  5. Did I mention awesome raffle prizes???!!!

Come see what everyone was talking about after last year’s Healthapalooza!!! See YOU there!

FISD Teacher of the Month

Would you like to nominate a FISD teacher for Teacher of the Month? The Frisco Roughriders Foundation has a program to honor teachers for their hard work and dedication to our students. Please fill click on the below button for the nomination form.

Community Partners Highlights

*Our next fundraiser is Thursday, February 12th at Jason’s Deli

*We have submitted over 7,000 box tops since the beginning of the school year and have earned over $700. Please continue to place your box tops in the container outside your child’s classroom.

*Kroger classroom contest has ended and 125 cards have been linked. There is still time to link your card or a relative, at www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com .

Upcoming PTA Programs

February 5-13- The Spring Book Fair is upon us! This year’s theme is “Under the Sea” and we need all the volunteers we can get to make it a success. Please take a moment to sign up as a volunteer at the book fair. There are several opportunities to help…decorating, teacher preview days, student preview days and the actual book fair. Sign up for as many spots as you would like!

Book Fair Set Up, Take Down and Preview Days:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054aafab29a57-under

Book Fair Volunteers
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054aafab29a57-under1

March- Kids Read Week- This program will include activities for the week that promote the love and importance of reading.

April and May- we are working on our biggest program of the year, Hi Touch Hi Tech Program: High Touch High Tech is an innovative world leader in hands-on

science programming for children. The program is committed to creating a
passion for science in the children, and they accomplish this mission
every day through direct, completely
interactive, relevant, hands-on science experiences that come directly
into the classrooms. It is...Science Made Fun!