PTA Update

Cougar Communication - January 7, 2023

Dear Cougar Community,

Welcome back to school and Happy New Year! I hope you enjoy the new format of a bi-weekly newsletter versus the weekly room parent email. Hopefully this will get better information to more parents and faculty. Please read on for PTA information for a successful return to school in January.


Wishing you a happy and healthy 2023!


Lydia Wright

GH PTA President

PTA Happenings


January

  • To start off 2023 we will continue hosting Comerica monthly lunches for our staff and serve dinner to staff on Parent Conference Night.
  • PTA will also be planning our spring speaker and potentially a speaker series. Look for an interest poll in early January.
  • PTA will also look at ideas for a Late Winter Parent Social.
  • PTA President and VP will continue working with SBDM and our school leadership team on improvements for parent/school communication.

SMU Basketball Fundraiser

Get your tickets for the SMU Basketball vs Wichita State game on Sunday, Jan. 22nd at 2pm! For every ticket that's purchased, $5 will be donated back to GH

Getting Involved

Ways to Volunteer!

This spring we will need volunteer support for PTA with yearbook design, field day and other potential school events. We have a core group for yearbook and field day but additional support is always welcome. Some of our previous spring events are also looking for Lead Volunteers right now including 100th Day of School, Grandfriend's Day and the Student Talent Show. If you are interested in getting involved in PTA, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Gaurange Robinson at Gaurangalila@gmail.com


DISD First Step to Volunteer!

In order to volunteer for school events you must be registered annually in the DISD Voly system. Please take time today to sign up! This insures all of our volunteers know the safety guidelines of helping in our schools and pass a background check. https://dallasisd.voly.org


Lunch with your Cub!

Click https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4daca929a0fb6-lunch2 to schedule your lunch time with your GHE Cougar Cub. Please email or call Ms. Rios at school with questions.


Feed The Teachers

We have a Amazon Wish List for teacher snacks. You know they need extra energy to keep up with all of our kiddos!! The teachers no longer have a vending machine for cokes and snacks so Ms. Lane has created a snack station for our staff. Let’s help her keep it supplied all winter! Please visit the link and order some snacks for our dedicated staff! (Thank you to Jen Strunk for setting up this project.) https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/T0D6P1KKWQCU

SMU Men's Basketball School Fundraiser

Sunday, Jan. 22nd, 2pm

3009 Binkley Avenue

Dallas, TX

Get your tickets for the SMU Basketball vs Wichita State game on Sunday, Jan. 22nd at 2pm!


For every ticket that's purchased, $5 will be donated back to GH

https://offer.fevo.com/smu-mens-basketball-vs-wichita-state-5cb15sl-208fb6b?fevoUri=smu-mens-basketball-vs-wichita-state-5cb15sl-208fb6b%2F

IB Reading Night and PTA Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 6-7:30pm

6606 Ridgecrest Road

Dallas, TX

IB Literacy Night is an annual event to promote reading and college readiness. Students will listen to volunteers read their family's favorite bedtime story at the event while wearing their pajamas. This event will kick off the Geneva Heights Reading Challenge for February. Reading is a crucial indicator of a student's academic success, and all who come to the IB Literacy Night will have a fun time. Join us in the GH Gym for a light dinner and an evening of reading.

Calendar Information

Other Upcoming Dates to check out on school calendar (Also visit the PTA Calendar link below)

Jan. 9 - Return to school for all students

Jan. 16 - MLK Holiday - no school for all students

Jan. 22 - SMU Basketball Fundraiser Game

Jan. 23 - Parent Conferences - check with teachers about how to sign up - Report cards will also be distributed this day.

Jan. 27 - 9:00AM - School Tour for Potential GH Parents 23-24 (share with any interested potential families you know - flyer below)

Jan. 31 - IB Reading Night and PTA Meeting - More details coming but this is always a fun night of reading and the start to our Read-A-Thon month.

Feb. 20 - President's Day - No school for DISD

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Latest Dallas ISD News

Direct parents to take a look at all district updates on the DISD website. Information about DISD Weather-related closings: https://www.dallasisd.org/weather

Feeder Pattern News

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Outside PTA


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After school spring semester basketball skills clinic is starting soon. Sign up today if interested.


What: Basketball skills clinic, all skill levels welcome

Who: 2nd grade - 5th graders (Space is limited)

Where: Geneva Heights

When: January 12 - May 25

Day: Thursdays

Time: After school, 3:30 - 4:30pm

Cost: $247

Sign up here: www.attackbball.com/Geneva

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