Carpenter Middle School PTA

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Operating as usual


🍕🍝 Please join us for our next Spirit Day at Joe’s Pasta-N-Pizza. No need to cook dinner that night! Dine in or take out. 🍕🍝


A big thank you to all that supported our teacher wish list!


DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY !!! Please send some gift cards for our awesome staff ! You or your student can drop them in the box in the front office!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break!! If you get a chance, please purchase some gift cards for our awesome staff!! There is a box in the front office for them. We would love to have at least one gift card for every staff member!

You can sign up for specific ones or just buy any $5-$15 gift cards while you are out! #!/showSignUp/8050B44A8A728AB9-45460149-carpenter

Photos from Carpenter Middle School PTA's post 12/04/2023

Carpenter PTA is doing great!!! We have received several awards. The big one is the Golden Apple Award. That means that 100% of the Carpenter staff has joined the PTA!!!!! We have also received the MARS award for having more than 50 male members and the Snappy Increase Award for having more than 100% of last year's membership! Thank you so much to our AWESOME community for supporting Carpenter Middle School PTA. - Mary Radtke, President

We only need a few more members to receive the President's Challenge Award so if any of you would like to join, please click here!


Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break!! If you get a chance, please purchase some gift cards for our awesome staff!! There is a box in the front office for them. We would love to have at least one gift card for every staff member!

You can sign up for specific ones or just buy any $5-$15 gift cards while you are out! #!/showSignUp/8050B44A8A728AB9-45460149-carpenter


Let’s play some Fall Selfie Bingo! Take some pics and see if you can get a bingo! Happy Break, Cowboys!

There will be a prize for the first student in each grade to get a bingo.

Photos from Carpenter Middle School PTA's post 11/16/2023

New design! CMS block design in new colors! Long sleeve, short sleeve, hoodies and sweatshirts! Message us to ask about sizing and we can try to set up a time to purchase. Or you can come and buy one tonight at the play!

Short sleeve $15 + tax
Long sleeve $20 + tax
Sweatshirt/ hoodie $30 + tax

Photos from Carpenter Middle School PTA's post 11/15/2023

Showing our thanks to the wonderful Carpenter staff!! Thank you to our awesome Hospitality chair, Kristie Cohen, for setting this up!!


In case you needed another reason to love our principal, Mr Ragsdale, here he is sweeping all the acorns off our sidewalk this morning! He is the best!!


Our first Long Range Facility Planning Meeting will be on Monday, November 13 from 6-7:30 PM at Jasper Wolves.
Hear from district leaders on our ongoing strategic roadmapping process and give us your feedback! Learn more and see the full schedule of meeting dates by visiting


Great turn out for our ideas session breakfast this morning with admin, PTA, and parents. Great things happen when the community comes together for our children!

Thank you to those who attended to let your voice be heard.


Important Reminder!!!!!

Photos from Carpenter Middle School PTA's post 11/03/2023

Shout out to our Social volunteers!


PTA is helping to collect Gift Cards for Teachers & Staff this Holiday Season.
It’s hard to get a gift for each teacher and favorite staff members.
PTA will collect Gift Cards to make sure each Staff and Teacher are shown some love this Holiday Season.
You can signup below or just drop in front office #/

- Thank You - Carpenter PTA


RSVP by Nov 5th for Academy High School PTSA’s FREE Community Movie Night!
Credit Union of Texas will be bringing their food truck with FREE burgers* too!

Grab your camp chairs, lawn chairs, inflatable chairs, pillows, blankets, and get comfy for our showing of Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse!

RSVP by November 5th to help ensure you receive the latest info on contests, door prizes, event updates, potential inclement weather plans, and MORE!

Key event info will also be forwarded with the RSVP confirmation email, once submitted.

Plano ISD Academy High School is located at 1701 Alma Drive, Plano, TX 75075. Event parking will be in the main lot, in-front of the school.

Here's your event timeline!
5:00 p.m. Movie lot opens for seating set-up, games, contests, and door prizes!
6:00 p.m. Credit Union of Texas-CUTX begins serving FREE Burgers!
(Other snacks and treats will be available for purchase)
6:30 p.m. MOVIE TIME! Spider-man into the Spider-verse

*Vegetarian burger option will be available. All burgers and chips are while supplies last


Calling all parents, teachers, staff, guardians, volunteers: Help your school achieve the School of Excellence award by sharing your thoughts about Carpenter Middle School! You have until Fri 11/3 at 5pm to let your voice be heard!

Google Form link in English:

En español:


Hey Carpenter! Get ready for our next spirit night. Mooyah Burger at 6100 Avenue K, November 8th, 11 am to 9:30 pm.


Howdy Carpenter Families! Get ready 6th and 7th grade for your social! Date is November 3rd. Time is: 3:45 to 5:15. Tickets can be purchased in advance. You can buy tickets online at Also we will be selling tickets during lunch October 30th & 31st, November 1st, 2nd and on November 3rd at the door.

Volunteers needed:

Photos from Carpenter Middle School PTA's post 10/18/2023

Today was our first whole-school pep rally since February, 2020 and it was EPIC!

Photos from Carpenter Middle School PTA's post 10/18/2023

It’s a great day to be a Carpenter Cowboy! Our first annual Step-Out day has been amazing!


It’s finally here! It’s Step Out Day! Big shout out to our PTA President Mary Green Radtke and our principal Mr Ragsdale for all of their hard work to make this day awesome!


Thanks to our awesome Carpenter community, all In-N-Out lunches for staff have been covered for tomorrow! Thank you so much for showing so much love to our incredible teachers and staff! Tomorrow is going to be so much fun!


Carpenter will celebrate the Rangers Spirit Day on THURSDAY since our pink out is Wednesday. Go Rangers!

Photos from Carpenter Middle School PTA's post 10/17/2023

We are SOOOO excited about our first Stay Day! In ‘N Out truck, Kona Ice, pink out, a DJ, and a pep rally.Tomorrow (Tues) is the last day to purchase a lunch ticket. It’s going to be an AMAZING day!

If you see our PTA board or admin team, be sure and thank them for planning such a fun event for our Cowboys.

In-N-Out Food Truck Fundraiser 10/16/2023

Hello everyone! Our big fundraiser event is THIS Wednesday and we only need 17 more teacher meals purchased for EVERY staff member to get a free lunch! Please consider purchasing one and thank you to all who already have!

We also need some help on the day of the event. Find out how to purchase meals , sign up to help, and ALL the important information about the event by clicking on the link below!

In-N-Out Food Truck Fundraiser Carpenter Middle School PTA


Enjoy your week off, Cowboys!

Photos from Carpenter Middle School PTA's post 10/06/2023

It was a special morning as we recognized the students for being STRONG with a special breakfast funded by the PTA.

Happy Principal Appreciation Month Mr. Ragsdale 10/05/2023

Hi Parents!
This month is Principal appreciation month and the school has asked us to help by posting messages to our awesome Principal, Mr. Ragsdale. He will see this tomorrow, October 6th (shhh, it’s a secret ), so please, click on the link below, leave a message for him to show him how much we appreciate everything he is doing for our kids!!

Happy Principal Appreciation Month Mr. Ragsdale Shout out to the MVP

Spirit Worx - Carpenter Fall / Winter Spirit Store 10/04/2023

Howdy Carpenter Families!
So the online store is finally open! I’m so excited! They is some really really cute stuff in there… Hope you guys all like it!

Spirit Worx - Carpenter Fall / Winter Spirit Store Your ({{creditPoints}}) {{CreditDiscount| currency}} FREE shirt credits are now available & will automatically apply at checkout.

Check out my list on Amazon 10/02/2023

Howdy Carpenter Families! The PTA has created a teacher wishlist for items that the PTA is unable to purchase. Please consider making a purchase if you can or just sharing the wishlist. Thank you in advance for any help!

Check out my list on Amazon


Go support our feeder school’s cheerleaders’ car wash tomorrow!! See you there!


Howdy Carpenter get ready for our next Spirit Day at Little Rome on Tuesday October 17th. Event starts at 11 am and ends at 10pm. Come for lunch or dinner. Must leave receipt in box for us to get credit. Thank you!


Open house for 7th and 8th grade students and family only! Tuesday August 22, 4:30 pm to 6 pm.

Photos from Carpenter Middle School PTA's post 07/19/2023

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3905 Rainier Road
Plano, TX

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