Plano_RDSPD The Talk

January 22, 2016

News from Plano Regional Day School Program for the Deaf

January Is Off To A Busy Start

The school year is really flying by. The program has several upcoming events which have been rescheduled. They are the January Parent Meeting & Student Social and the Spring Show. Please see the links below so you don't miss out on these happenings. This spring will be busy with parent meetings, the Spring Show in March, and our Peer Review. We hope you are able to take advantage of some of our offerings. Please watch for the newsletter to get additional information about our upcoming events.

Thanks for your responses to our parent survey. It is not too late to fill out a survey and send it to your child's deaf education teacher or email it to me. Your responses help us with our Peer Review process. Through the Peer Review process we work to make improvements to our program. To access the form go to

January Parent Meeting & Student Social

Help Your Child Become a Good Digital Citizen

Monday, January 25 @ 6:30pm

Davis Elementary School

Dates to Know:

January 12 - March 1 - Tuesday nights, 6:00 - Sign Language Classes at Davis

January 25 @ 6:30 - January Parent Meeting & Student Social - Cyber Safety - Date Change

February 11-14 - Academic Bowl

February 25 @ 6:30 - February Parent Meeting & Student Social - Speech

March 7-11 - Plano ISD Spring Break

March 19 @ 2:00 - Spring Show - Date Change

March 31 @ 6:30 Parent Meeting & Student Social - DARS

April 8 & 9 - Imagination Texas

April 8 - 10 - Math Counts

April 21 @ 6:30 April Parent Meeting & Spring Show - College Accommodations

May 19@ 6:30 Parent Meeting & Student Social - Pot Luck Dinner

June 3 - last day for students in PISD

An Opportunity for an Interpreted Musical

LEGALLY BLONDE – THE MUSICAL: PSHS Theatre presents Legally Blonde – The Musical on Thursday, January 21st – Sunday, January 24th. SAVE THE DATE…You do NOT want to miss this show!!! Tickets will be on sale soon at The presentation on Sunday, January 24 will have ASL interpreting. Please contact Leslie Allen at so that a block of seats can be arranged for those who need to see the interpreter. You will need to purchase tickets at The show contains adult content. It may not be appropriate for young children.

Click on the title above to go to the Plano RDSPD Events Calendar. Be in the know about our happenings and events.

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Student Accomplishments...

  • 6 year old Ethan LeBlanc has added "Accomplished Skier" to his resume. Over the holidays his family skied Snomass in Aspen.
  • On New Year's day, sophomore Corin Harrison and junior Will Durnin joined 780 more members of the Allen Eagle band to become the largest band in history to march the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasedena, California.
  • Michaela Nguyen/Centennial HS/Frisco : First Place in the Pink Tournament for the JV Golf Team

  • Meghana Vedala/Vandeventer MS/Frisco: Victorious Viking for Team 7a (chosen by teachers as responsible and dependable)

  • Amari Smith was accepted to RIT.

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