Backing the Future

GISD Council of PTAs

Team Rodney, Touched by an Angel!

A special thank you to Rep. Cindy Burkett, for attending the October general association meeting. Those in attendance left with a clear overview of the seven propositions up for consideration on Nov. 3rd. In addition, Representative Burkett has graciously become a Platinum Angel, joining every PTA in the district! Rodney would like to remind everyone that voting is a privilege, so research your precinct number and voting location, so you are prepared on voting day.

Chairman Chatter

  • Arts in Education Chair Sharon Wainscott reminds readers that individual and Council dues had to be paid by Oct. 15th, in order to participate in Reflections! Turn in your entries at the Harris Hill Admin building on 12/4 from 3:30-7:00PM and 12/5 from 8:30-10:00AM. Reflection chairmen at the local level are invited to contact Sharon regarding serving in this capacity. Mark your calendars now for the January 7, 2016 reception, at the Curtis Culwell Center, from 6:00-8:00PM.
  • Parent Education/Volunteer Chair Dr. Ramona Aguilar reminds parents and educators of the Texas PTA Ready, Set, Achieve program, a great resource if you are looking for Parent Education programs for your local association meetings!
  • Jody Luna continues to look for unique and creative nominees for Outstanding PTA Awards. Deadline for entries in November will be 11/20, due to the Holiday Break.
  • Environmental Chair Joe Luna will be launching Soles for Souls as the Council's environmental project. Start collecting gently used shoes, and let's repurpose what our kids have out grown.

WANTED: A Few Good Men...

Have you met Rusty Truelock? Rusty works in the IT department of GISD. He serves as Health and Safety Chairman on the Council. Rusty also serves on the board at Bussey Middle School, where on any given day he can be found recruiting WatchDOGS, and handing out Man Cards. If you would like information about starting a WatchDOGS program at your campus, get in touch with Rusty.