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Who wants to see Ms. Duvall and Mrs. Branch ride dinosaurs to school on October 16?

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I bet all of our kiddos would!  And I have a feeling Ms. Duvall and Mrs. Branch are looking forward to it as well.  So, how can YOU help make this happen? By joining PTA.  Our goal is 350 new and returning members by October 15th, and there are three ways you can help us reach it.
1.  joinpta.org: This is a quick and easy way to sign up for our PTA.  Just go to http://www.joinpta.org, choose Wylie ISD, and then Dodd Elementary, fill out the information, pay the $8.00 per member dues with your credit card and you are done!  This is a great way to get all those grandparents and other family members that want to support our kiddos through PTA to sign up – just send them the link!
2.  Wylie Matey membership form:  If you want to join more than one local PTA, the Wylie Matey membership form can be found here –  Wylie Matey Form.  With this form you can join multiple schools, or all of them!  Just fill out the form, print it off, and mail it to Monica Munoz at the address listed on the form, along with a check.  For more information on the Wylie Matey program, email: 3vpmembership@ptawyliecouncil.com.
3.  Dodd PTA membership form:  If you only want to join Dodd’s PTA, our PTA membership form can be found here – Dodd PTA form.  Just print it off, fill it out and return it to your student’s teacher along with a check for $8.00 per member.
If you have any questions about becoming a member, please feel free to reach out to us by leaving a comment below or emailing Laura Cornstubble at lcornstubble@pfsweb.com.  Let’s help make riding dinosaurs to school a reality for Ms. Duvall and Mrs. Branch!

Happy September 1st!

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Hard to believe it is already September! Just a few more weeks and fall will be here. Of course, it will probably be several more weeks after that before we get consistently cooler weather here in Texas. But in the meantime, here are some activities to look forward to this month as we count down the days to our all-too-brief and beautiful fall!

September 3, 2015 – Watch D.O.G.S. pizza party – Dodd Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. (more information can be found here: http://ptadodd.com/watch-dogs/)

September 10, 2015 – Breakfast with Grandparents – Dodd Cafeteria at 6:45 a.m. (more information can be found here: Breakfast with Grandparents)

September 10, 2015 – Parent Orientation – PTA Internet Safety Program – Dodd Cafeteria at 5:00 p.m. (more information can be found here: http://www.wylieisd.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=11&ModuleInstanceID=10440&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=30348&PageID=15)

September 18, 2015 – Movie Night – Dodd at 6:00 p.m. (details coming soon!)

 

It’s going to be a great year!

Good morning, Dino Families!  Happy first day of school.  I hope everyone has a wonderful day and we all get settled into our new routines quickly.

Dodd PTA has some great events planned for this year, and you can find them all on our newly updated Calendar page.  Be sure to check back here often, as well as on Facebook, to get the latest information on all the upcoming events.

Here’s to a great start to the new school year!

2015-16 Officers; Call for Committee Interest

The Dodd Elementary PTA presents the following officers for the 2015-16 School Year.

President – Kim Vitale
1st VP Fundraising – Open
2nd VP Programs – Open
3rd VP Membership – Laura Cornstubble
Secretary – Christi Farrow
Treasurer – Jeniffer Reyez

Congratulations to both returning and new Officers!


If you are interested in serving in one of the open officer positions or as Chair of a Standing Committee or as Parliamentarian for the 2015/16 school year, please submit the following to kvitale03@verizon.net by April 30th:

Position/Committee Chair interested in
Name
Home Address,  ZIP
Phone, Best time to reach you
Email address
Member Local PTA Unit(s)*
Number of years in PTA*
Number of years on a PTA Board*
Previous and Current Positions held in PTA*
*Please note: Previous experience is not required.

Below are the descriptions of each position.


Officer Positions

First Vice President/Fundraising

  • Ensure proper permission for fundraising activities is obtained.
  • Coordinate fundraising activities.
  • Chair the Fundraising Committee. This committee shall be composed of a chair and at least two (2) members.
  • Work with the committee to select, coordinate, and promote all fundraising activities (such as Carnival, Santa Shop and Silent Auction) with board’s approval.
  • Work with the committee to select, coordinate, and promote all non-fundraising programs (events such as family nights, trunk or treat, garage sale and game night), with board’s approval.
  • Adhere to the 3-to-1 rule; PTA’s should use the 3-to-1 rule when planning the year’s activities. For every fundraising activity, there shall be at least three (3) non-fundraising programs aimed at helping parents and children.
  • Chair the Fundraising Committee.
  • Fill in when president is not available.
  • Foster unity among the board, school and parents.
  • Participate as a member of the Budget and Finance Committee.

Second Vice President Programs

  • Coordinate two (2) educational assemblies to enrich and enhance the student curriculum with approval of the principal.
  • Participate as a member of the Volunteer Recognition Committee.

Parliamentarian

  • Chair the Bylaws and Standing Rules committee
  • Advise the presiding officer on questions of parliamentary procedure when asked

 

Standing Committee Chairs

Accelerated Reader (AR) Store

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Assist the school librarian with recognition for the accelerated reading program.
  • Recruit volunteers and participate with book fair.
  • Promote and assist with Box Top Contest.

Arts in Education

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Promote National PTA Reflections Program.
  • Coordinate local unit entries by publicizing, receiving, judging and forwarding winning entries in each category to Wylie Council of PTAs.
  • Assist Council with Reflections program where necessary.
  • Promote art education with the school.

Communication

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Promote Local PTA school events and district events by publishing four (4) newsletters including information requested by the board and approved by the president and principal.
  • Maintain website and all social media outlets with accurate and timely information as requested by the board and approved by the president and principal.

Environment/Green Team

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Develop programs and projects that will enhance the beauty of the school and community and to promote environmental education for students and the general public.
  • Coordinate activities with the school administration.
  • Participate in the district wide paper recycling contest.

Field & Water Day

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Organize annual field day:
  • Coordinate activities with school administration.
  • Coordinate all supplies with the school administration and purchase necessary supplies, as budget allows.
  • Create a volunteer list for the school administration to assign stations for the day of the event.
  • Volunteer the day of the event to setup and facilitate.
  • The Water Day committee shall be composed of a chair and members as needed.
  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Organize annual water day:
  • Coordinate activities with school administration.
  • Coordinate and purchase necessary supplies for the event, as budget allows.
  • Create and communicate a volunteer list to assign stations for the day of the event.
  • Volunteer the day of the event to setup and facilitate.

Hospitality

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Provide refreshment at the musicals for all grades, as budget allows.
  • Provide refreshments as requested for UIL and STAARS testing, as budget allows.

Room Parent Representative

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Be responsible for designating a room representative for each classroom.
  • Assist the room representatives in organizing the three (3) school designated class parties during the year.
  • Serve on the Staff Appreciation Committee.
  • Serve on Fundraising Committee.

Special and Gifted Education (SAGE)

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Promote SAGE upcoming events, classes and programs.
  • Advocate for the diverse learner and for their teachers. Make sure each special education and gifted education teacher on your campus has a room parent, if needed. Ensure that they are included in all activities and staff appreciation.
  • Be a resource for all PTA Board members.
  • Reach out to parents and new families.
  • Ensure inclusion of special and gifted children in PTA sponsored activities when possible. This may require modifications and accommodations.

Spirit

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Coordinate design, printing and sales of spirit items.
  • Obtain approval from the board and school principal on all new designs and items.
  • Schedule volunteers to work at spirit table during school events.

Staff Appreciation

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Provide for Back to School, Teacher/Parent Conference Nights and Teacher Appreciation events for the faculty and staff, which include:
  • Coordinate event item donations and purchase event items when necessary, as budget allows.
  • Secure volunteers to serve.
  • Reserve school location for events.
  • Coordinate activities for Teacher Appreciation Week in May.
  • Serve on Recognition Committee.

Volunteer and Recognition

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Recruit, oversee, and train volunteers for Morning Duty, Recess Duty and Holiday Duty.
  • Notify volunteers that they must have a current and approved criminal background check with the district before volunteering.
  • Compile and enter all volunteer information into database.
  • Distribute volunteer information to the board when needed.
  • Coordinate selection of Volunteer of the Year and responsible for submitting nominee to the Council for District Volunteers of the Year.
  • The Volunteer Recognition Committee shall be composed of a chair and two (2) members.
  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Recognition of Condolences, Memorials, Retirement {within Officer and/or school position}, other School Staff Appreciation events and thanking Volunteers.
  • Condolences and Memorials expressed by this Local PTA shall be in the form of sympathy cards and a nominal gift not to exceed $45 (forty-five), as budget allows.
  • Career Change expressed by this Local PTA shall be in the form of congratulatory cards and a nominal gift not to exceed $20 (twenty), as budget allows.
  • Other staff appreciation days expressed by this Local PTA shall be in the form of thank you cards, as budget allows.
  • Volunteer Thank You’s expressed by this Local PTA shall be in the form of thank you cards, as budget allows.
  • Chair the Recognition Committee.
  • Serve on the Fundraising Committee.

Watch D.O.G.S.

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Promote the program, plan and host the kickoff party.
  • Organize volunteer information.
  • Collect and turn in money for shirts, order and distribute shirts.
  • Make the volunteer schedules, communicate with volunteers and staff, and keep up with email daily.
  • Provide the campus liaison with supplies they need (printer paper and ink for pictures, goodie bags).
  • Order supplies for the following year.
  • Serve on the Recognition Committee.

Council PTA delegates shall:

  • Two (2) delegates shall be appointed by the president.
  • Participate fully in Council PTA discussions and deliberations;
  • Report announcements, important actions and the Council PTA program to the board;
  • Report and/or vote as directed by the Local PTA board at the Council PTA meeting.
  • Promote/assist in all Council projects: ie. Boots & BBQ Gala with the Wylie ISD Educational Foundation and Teacher of the Year Recognition.

School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) delegate(s) shall:

  • Be appointed by the president; one (1) or two (2) delegates maybe appointed.
  • Delegate(s) must participate fully in the four (4) SHAC meetings.
  • Report announcements and important actions to Local PTA board.

Nominating Committee Report

The Dodd Elementary PTA Nominating Committee submits the following nominees for the 2015/16 term:

President – Kim Vitale
1st VP –
2nd VP Programs – Patty Celis
3rd VP Membership – Laura Cornstubble
Secretary – Christi Farrow
Treasurer – Jeniffer Reyez

Elections will be held during the Membership Meeting on April 16, 2015, at Dodd Elementary beginning at 6:30pm.

Dodd Carnival

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It’s Carnival time at Dodd!  Please join us Friday, April 10th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm for some food and fun.  Everyone is welcome.  We’ll have a petting zoo, train, games and prizes, and the always favorite DUNKING BOOTH!  See you there!

DODD PTA NEEDS YOU!

All Dodd PTA members are invited to declare their interest in serving on the Dodd PTA Executive Board.

The Nominating Committee will slate individuals for the Officer positions. After their election, the newly elected officers will appoint the Standing Committee Chairs and Special Committee Chairs.

The Officers Positions are:Voting Clipart

President
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President – Programs
3rd Vice President – Membership
Secretary
Treasurer

To submit your name for nomination, please e-mail the following information to lcornstubble@pfsweb.com by March 27th.

Position interested in
Name
Home Address,  ZIP
Phone, Best time to reach you
Email address
Number of years in PTA
Number of years on a PTA Board
Positions held in PTA

Information about Standing Committee Chairs will be posted soon.