MAY 23, 2023

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2022-2023 BDJH PTA Executive Board

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School Supplies sales for 2023/24 are now OPEN until July 1st!

Order before school is out to avoid a last-minute rush during summer.

All supplies will be shipped & delivered FREE directly to your home.

Includes the items requested by teachers and one BDJH PTA Membership per pack.

Remember to order for the grade your student will be entering in August 2023.

Click on the link below. (NO extra kits will be sold at Bear Blast this year)

Contact Sharon Kelly at with any questions.

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May 23rd. *Legislative/advocacy update*

As mentioned in the last update, HB 4402 (broaden accountability standards for public schools) is still in the Senate Committee on Education.

While voucher/ESA bills have been unsuccessful thus far, the chance remains that a special legislative session will be called to address this issue.

Texas PTA continues to stand opposed to vouchers as they will hurt Texas public schools because they direct funding away from an already critically underfunded system.

The 88th regular session of the Texas Legislature adjourns with “sine die” on May 29 th.

We encourage you to remain in contact with your elected officials if a special session is called.

If you'd like more information please visit:

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Parents, please save these dates:

*Cub Camp* (for incoming 6th grade students ONLY, to tour the school and learn about junior high)

Tuesday, August 1.

9-12 pm

More details to come.

*Incoming 6th Graders Parent Night*

Tuesday, August 1

5:30 pm

More details to come.

*6th Grade Social*

Monday August 7

6-8 pm

More details to come.

*7th Grade Social*

Tuesday, August 8

6-8 pm

More details to come.

*8th Grade Social*

Monday, August 14

10-1 pm

More details to come.

*Bear Blast* (for 6th, 7th, 8th graders and their parents/guardians)

"Walk your schedule" (find classrooms), get locker, get ID, purchase/pick up Spirit Wear, PTA Membership and Sign up to volunteer.

Thursday, August 10, 3-6 pm.

3-4 pm - 6th Graders

4-5 pm - 7th Graders

5-6 pm - 8th Graders

More details to come.

First Day of the 2023-2024 School year

Wednesday, August 16

*birthday marquee message*

Is your student's birthday in the summer?

Would you like his/her name to be shown on the school marquee?

You can purchase a "Happy Birthday *NAME*" Marquee Message in advance. The message will show up for 24 hours.

Please click on this link to purchase:

Birthday Marquee Messages (

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