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A big thanks to our Platinum Community Connection Sponsor Educational Products, Inc. for their continued support!

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Photos from Texas PTA's post 11/30/2023

Congrats to the following PTAs!!

Huffman Elementary PTA - Plano, TX
Andrews Elementary PTA, Plano, TX
Wyatt Elementary PTA
Mitchell Elementary PTA


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Plano ISD PTA Members,

It has never been more critical for you to reach out to your lawmaker and make your voice heard. We urge you to contact your state representative using the link below and tell them to share your opinions, concerns, and thoughts.

This week, the Texas House will consider House Bill 1, which includes a voucher system with universal student eligibility. According to the Legislative Budget Board, the voucher program will cost $2 billion in the second year of the program and continue to grow each year. This creates a significant new financial commitment for the state that would hinder the ability of the legislature to sustain or provide future funding increases.
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The legislature has a rare opportunity to invest in our public schools in a way that enables us to keep up with rising costs, attract and retain high-quality educators, provide safe learning environments, and strengthen the economic engine of our state.

Despite having a record surplus of revenue and the ability to make school districts whole, the Governor and Lieutenant Governor are holding teacher pay and school funding hostage to pass a voucher program that would use up available funding that could be better used to serve the more than 90% of Texas students educated in public schools.

Our students and teachers deserve better.

Legislators must hear from Plano ISD parents. You can click this link to send a message to your representative urging them to vote NO on HB 1 and asking them to focus on funding public schools instead of diverting taxpayer dollars to private entities. Once you open the link, you can use the pre-written message and send it as is, or you can edit it to personalize the message.

Thank you for supporting your public schools!


Take Action Now
In person testimony
Texas PTA President Jennifer Easley’s testimony
Compilation of Public Comments
Educational Opportunity & Enrichment, Select Committee
Texas House Bill 1


Long Range Facility Planning Community Input Meetings

As part of Plano ISD’s ongoing strategic roadmapping process and as the district begins work on a long range facility plan, Plano ISD families, staff and community members are invited to attend and participate in a community input meeting near you. Meetings are conveniently located at six locations throughout the district (see dates and times below).

Meeting Locations and Times
(Spanish translators and sign language interpreters available at select meetings, see below.)

· Jasper High School
November 13, 2023
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
6800 Archgate Drive, Room 1100
Plano, Texas 75024

· McMillen High School
December 11, 2023
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
750 N. Murphy Road
Murphy, TX 75094

· Vines High School
January 11, 2024
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
1401 Highedge Drive, Presentation Room
Plano, Texas 75075
Sign language interpreters provided

· Williams High School
February 10, 2024
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
1818 18th Street, Presentation Room
Plano, TX 75093
Spanish translation provided

· Clark High School
March 6, 2024
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
523 Spring Creek, Cafeteria
Plano, Texas 75023
Sign language interpreters provided

· Shepton High School
April 9, 2024
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
5505 Plano Parkway, Presentation Room
Plano, TX 75093
Spanish translation provided


What are you excited to celebrate this month? 📆 This multicultural calendar list highlights and recognizes the diversity in our PTA & school communities for November 2023.

Visit for more diversity and inclusion resources, tips, and tools!

Photos from NorthTexas-TOTR's post 10/23/2023

A big congratulations to the September Teachers on the Rise from PISD!


A big thanks to our Silver Community Connection Sponsor North Texas Performing Arts for their continued support!

As the North Texas Performing Arts’ flagship location, NTPA – Plano provides youth, ages 3 to 18, an opportunity to discover and develop their passion for the arts. While the youth are having fun, they are developing life-long skills and character. With training courses, a wide range of productions, and workshops, NTPA – Plano has something to offer for any student ready to take the stage and become a part of the NTPA family.

Find out more at

Photos from Plano ISD Council of PTAs's post 10/08/2023

Children's is partnering with PEEP on a speaker series for families this fall. All are in-person at Beaty and Isaacs ECS (but open to ALL families) and will have sessions in both English and Spanish.


A big thanks to our Gold Community Connection Sponsor, Wize Computing Academy, for their continued support!

Wize Computing Academy offers after school robotics and coding programs on campus. Their projects are not only designed to follow Computer Science standards, but also to be enjoyable and engaging for children!

Get more information on Wize Computing Academy at


If you’re at the Plano Balloon Festival, Inc. this evening come say hello to our awesome volunteers Julia, Robin and Jeri!
We’re easy to find, next to a cookie truck that rhymes with Biff’s Beets 😜
Come tell us how great your PTA is!! ❤️


Do you have a graduating senior this year?
Are you a current faculty member planning to continue your education?

Add these dates and deadlines to your calendar so you won’t miss the application window!
Application Opens: September 15
Application Closes: November 15
PTA Membership Deadline: December 1
(All applicants must be PTA members. Details found in the guidelines)
Recipients Announced: April 1

The first step for both the student and faculty scholarship applications is to review the guidelines linked below. The answers to almost all questions about this scholarship opportunity can be found in the guidelines. They list applicant and document requirements, dates and deadlines, and details about disbursement.


Thank you to our Bronze Community Connection Sponsor, Teachers on the Rise!

Teachers on the Rise is a Student/Parent nomination-led program, where students and parents can nominate a teacher or school faculty member that has made an impact on their life. Three winners are chosen every month of the school year, one Elementary School, one Middle School, and one High School winner. Each winning teacher receives a $100 Market Street gift card, a $100 American Express gift card, and a bread goodie basket from Mrs Bairds. The winning student will also receive a $50 American Express gift card.

Nominate a teacher here:


Welcome and THANK YOU to our new Bronze Community Connection Sponsor, Smile Doctors!

Smile Doctors mission is to create confident smiles that inspire the best in their patients, each other, and the communities they serve.

For more information, visit


Plano ISD Recognizes Students Are More Than a Score

Plano ISD is committed to every student and engages in continuous improvement efforts to ensure students are on grade level (or above) and growing every year.


A big thanks to our Silver Community Connection Sponsor, Credit Union of Texas, for their continued support!

For more information about CUTX and their services, visit


Looking for work? PISD has increased the pay for Bus Assistants!


Important information from Children's Health and the Safe Kids Greater Dallas Coalition!


A big thanks to our Silver Community Connection Sponsor, iCode Plano!

iCode Plano provides after school computer science lessons along with seasonal camps. Through exciting, hands-on activities, students build a strong foundation of skills that will prepare them for the tech-driven workforce of tomorrow. Kids advance through our hands-on, proprietary STEM curriculum as they acquire vital skills in programming, critical thinking, collaboration, and so much more.

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The Annual Peanut Butter Drive with P.I.S.D. and the North Texas Food Bank is a long-standing tradition of providing peanut butter to the NTFB - now without the logistics of collecting and hauling massive amounts of peanut butter!

Information about the virtual drive can be found via the link below:

Volunteer: Fall 2023 CORE Store Teacher Shopping 08/31/2023

Plano ISD CORE Store Support (A PISD Education Foundation Initiative) is seeking volunteers to help organize, catalog and assist 'shoppers' - #/

Where Plano ISD Educators Shop for Free Supplies - FREE to any Plano ISD teacher, counselor or librarian. If you serve students in Plano ISD, you can shop for free supplies at the Plano ISD Education Foundation's CORE Store.

Volunteer: Fall 2023 CORE Store Teacher Shopping Welcome Back PISD CORE Store Volunteers! We hope you had a great summer and are excited as we are to welcome back our PISD Teachers!! Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. If your plans change, please be sure to cancel so that we can ensure that shift is covered...


The Education Foundation board is looking for help planning their signature fundraising event - SKI Plano (Supporting Kids In Plano)

Calling all volunteers with experience and/or willingness to help with the SKI Plano Auction!

If your local PTA has an auction guru, or even lots of contacts that they think would be willing to donate big ticket items to an auction that benefits programs district wide - please contact Brittnea Ussery, senior executive director, at [email protected] or call the Foundation at 469-752-8272 if you or your organization would like to "Support Kids In" Plano.

Many PTAs have contributed baskets to the SKI Plano auction in the past and/or donated to the Education Foundation - check your budget (expenses) to see if your PTA has already budgeted for these items.


The Welcome and Enrollment Center is home to The Caring Place which serves as a food pantry and clothes closet.

The Caring Place is made possible by the generosity of our community. Items in The Caring Place include hygiene products, the infant closet, clothes (socks, underwear, pants, shirts and shoes), coat closet, and backpacks with school supplies.

Their mission is to provide food and clothing to Plano ISD’s families who are in immediate need and who are currently living in transition, due to economic hardship, natural disaster, fire, loss of housing, job loss or any other life-altering situation that may have occurred.

Interested in hosting a Clothing of Food Pantry Drive at your campus that benefits The Caring Place? Please visit our website for more information.


The PISD Outdoor Education team (who coordinates 5th Grade camp AND runs the Holyfield Outdoor Learning center) is selling limited edition T-shirts featuring their famous feathery friend, Blossom the umbrella cockatoo.

These super soft shirts are available in short and long sleeve styles and available in both Adult and Youth sizes. Short sleeve tees are $20 each and long sleeve shirts are $25. All items ordered will be delivered to your campus or department via interschool mail.

Hurry and don’t delay because this sale will end on Wednesday, September 6th!


Congratulations to our amazing PTAs who received the coveted National PTA School of Excellence Award!!

Barksdale Elementary PTA
Boggess Elementary PTA
Brinker Elementary PTA
Harrington Elementary PTA
Hedgcoxe Elementary PTA
Hickey Elementary PTA
Mitchell Elementary PTA
Schimelphenig Middle School PTA
Shepard Elementary PTA

Photos from Downtown Plano Arts District's post 08/04/2023
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Be part of every child’s success story!

At the end of the day, we all want to see our students become productive, resourceful and contributing members of our society. That means no matter if you are a parent, student, teacher, or community members, we want to every child’s potential to become their reality. You can help that happen by joining a campus PTA TODAY.

Campus PTAs need parents, teachers, students and community members to join together to create environments where community spirit shines, student and parent education programs thrive, and voices are heard. As a member-based child advocacy group, PTA needs members to make these goals come to fruition. Join a local campus or an entire feeder pattern TODAY!

Developing Community Spirit: A local campus PTA develops community spirit through a variety of means including Spirit Wear, Back to School Picnics, Holiday Parties, Parent Meet & Greets, and Membership Meetings. Supporting these programs is pretty easy if you are a parent, teacher or student, but what if you are a Community Member? Each campus has a Ways and Means Chair or VP that would be happy to connect with you and find out how you can participate and support the community building goal of PTA. In addition, you can always contact [email protected], the Council Ways and Means VP, to connect on a larger level.

Education Programming: A local campus PTA strives to present appropriate student and parent programming based on the needs of their local campus. Programming could include Character Development, Drug Awareness, College Readiness, Cyber-bullying/Bullying or Leadership Development. The best way to support these programs is to attend. These programs are available for all to take advantage of but most do have a price tag associated with them. Off-setting the financial impact to the local PTA can be done through membership dues or special program sponsorships by our Community Members. Each local campus has a Programs Chair or VP who would love to hear from you if you want to support a program. In addition, the Council of PTAs loves to put on programs for the entire district! You can contact us at [email protected] to let us know of your interest, too.

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