East News Flash

April 26, 2019

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This East News Flash includes the following information:

  1. FANS Information
  2. Graduation
  3. Jostens Cap and Gown Orders
  4. Senior Photos Scheduling
  5. New Official Twitter Page for Plano East
  6. Parent Survey
  7. Final Exam Exemption Guidelines
  8. Dazzler's Spring Show
  9. Scholarships
  10. Social Emotional Learning Engagement Series
  11. Senior Reunions


Booster Club News

General Annoucements

FANS Information- This month, families with unpaid meal charges will begin receiving notifications from Plano ISD regarding the amount owed and how to pay their balances. We want you to be aware of this impending communication and the related guidelines and payment options.

The goal of Plano ISD's school breakfast and lunch program is to provide healthy meals to children during the school day. In order to serve healthy, high-quality meals to all children, we must make sure we are financially secure, and parents play a key role in this effort.

Procedures for Students with Unpaid Meal Charges:
If you are unsure if your family has a meal account balance, you can view your balance via the Plano ISD Mobile App (downloadable at www.pisd.edu/mobileapp), or you can access and pay the balance online using Paypams, https://paypams.com.

A student is allowed up to two reimbursable breakfast meal charges (where served) and two reimbursable lunch meal charges. Once a student incurs these charges, communication to the parents/guardian is initiated. This month's direct notification will include comprehensive guidelines and instructions, and will be sent in addition to the regularly scheduled notifications.

· Parents/guardians may make payments in students' accounts through the online payment system or in person at the campus site.

· For online payments, visit https://paypams.com. You will need to know your login information.

· To access the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application visit https://fans.pisd.edu/fma. Qualifying for the Free and Reduced Meal Program will apply only to charges incurred after successful enrollment, and cannot be applied retroactively to existing balances.

For questions or inquiries about payment plans, contact the food and nutritional services manager at your child's school. You may access those phone numbers as follows:

· Elementary Schools: https://www.pisd.edu/Page/4521

· Middle Schools: https://www.pisd.edu/Page/4548

· High Schools/Senior High Schools: https://www.pisd.edu/Page/4549

Graduation- Please visit the Plano East website at https://www.pisd.edu/Domain/57 to read both the “Countdown to Graduation” document and the details regarding the Ford Center.

Seniors – Still need a cap and gown for graduation? It is not too late! All graduation items must be ordered online at https://www.jostens.com/grad/graduation-packages.html or by calling 1-800-JOSTENS. Your order will be shipped to your home. The local Jostens office in Allen does not sell cap and gowns from their location.

Juniors, it is time to sign up for you senior photos. Please click the link below and choose the best time for you to have it taken. Please keep in mind, even if you have senior photos taken somewhere else, you still have to have this photo taken so that you can be included in the yearbook.


Plano East has a new official Twitter page. Follow the official Plano East Twitter @EastPanthers1.

Valued parents of students with disabilities, the special education program is exploring ways to increase communication, training and involvement opportunities for families of students with disabilities, and we need your input. I know that you are very busy working and taking care of your family, but I encourage you to give us your voice by answering the thirteen (13) questions in this survey. We value parent input and want to know how the special education program is doing towards meeting you and your child's needs. Please click the link below that corresponds to your language of preference and complete the survey by Friday, April 26th.


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Final Exam Exemption Guidelines:

US History End of Course Schedule and Procedures:

On Wednesday, May 8th our Juniors will be taking their US History End of Course Exam. Testing time is from 9:00 to 12:30. All juniors will be assigned testing rooms and should report directly to these rooms. Juniors will be able to find their testing location on listed posted through out campus.

Freshman will be taking a practice AP exam.

Sophomores will have study hall.

All seniors will report to school after testing and follow the schedule below.

Please note we will have one lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 and our cafeteria will be open for any students that need to purchase a lunch.

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The 2019 Dazzlers Spring Show "A Dream Within A Dream" will be held Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 7 pm in the McMillen Cafetorium. Performing alongside the Dazzlers Drill Team will be the MHS Dance I and II classes and a handful of very special guests! This event is fun for the whole family and showcases the art of dance in a variety of exciting ways. We hope to see you there!

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/mcmillen-drill-team-18770781093

For questions please contact Cortney.davis@pisd.edu

Scholarships can be found on Naviance. Please check there regularly for scholarship


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Social Emotional Learning Engagement Series
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Senior Reunions

Seniors have you attended PISD since elementary school? If so, did you know that most Elementary School have a Senior Reunion! To see if your elementary has a date and time already selected, click here .


LAST CALL! Attention all PESH Senior Parents- Is your senior student a PTSA member? If not, they are missing out on an opportunity for FREE MONEY!!! Every senior PTSA member is eligible for a scholarship drawing from Plano East PTSA AND the PISD Council of PTAs. Winners will be announced at the Senior Luncheon on Friday, May 17th. A $10 investment could score $500!! Don't delay! Join the PESH PTSA at planoeastptsa.org by Tuesday, April 30 2019 to be eligible.

Attention 2019 Plano East Seniors:

Complete the application link to enter the drawing for a $500 college scholarship. Winners will be announced at the Senior Celebration Luncheon on Friday, May 17, 2019 in the Gym. One entry per student. Use your PISD student account to logon.


Senior Parking- Class of 2020 painted parking spaces has become a tradition for senior students at Plano East. Spaces are $110 including your PTSA Student Membership. The locations are Fine Arts, Front Circle Parking (Staff Parking), and Africa.

Note: The parking lot behind building 4 (near tennis courts) will be reserved for Teachers and Staff ONLY.

NEW!!! 2020 Seniors can purchase your parking space ONLINE through Thursday, May 2nd. Spaces are limited! Remaining spaces will be sold on FRIDAY, May, 3, 2019 during A and B lunch periods. Look for the PTSA table in the atrium (Bldg A).

2019 Seniors can pay the $50 repainting fee on Friday, May 3, 2019 or during Senior Luncheon on May 17, 2019.


Your will need to provide your Name, Email address (add one that you check regularly), Cell Phone #, and Lot Location - Fine Arts, Circle, or Africa Lot

Parking spaces will be assigned during schedule pickup in August. You must purchase your PISD parking permit for $75 before turning in your sketch and parking form for approval and assigned parking space. PISD parking requires a valid driver's license and proof of insurance.

Booster Club News

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