Texas PTA Programs
Texas PTA offers a wide-away of Programs to its member PTAs. Visit the Texas PTA Programs page to learn more.
National PTA’s Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life. This year’s theme is I matter because… . Students may participate in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. Check with your campus coordinator for submission deadlines and entry rules.
Texas PTA Reflections Website – Visit this site to get all the information you need regarding the 2020 – 2021 contest and theme.
For more information on how your local PTA can participate in the Reflections program, please contact our Katy Council Arts in Education Chairs:
Arts in Education Elementary Chair – Lindsay Hunniford
Arts in Education Secondary Chair – Pilar Rey
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug abuse prevention campaign in the nation and takes place during the week of October 23rd – 31st. It is a week aimed to engage students, parents, and the community with fun and informative prevention activities. This year’s theme is Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free. Stay tuned for more details coming directly from your campus and PTA. For more information on the mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign, visit Red Ribbon Campaign | Largest drug-use prevention campaign in the U.S.
Healthy Lifestyles is a National PTA program dedicated to improving the health and wellness of families across the country. Your PTA and campus may partner together to encourage students and families to live a healthy lifestyle by making positive choices when it comes to diet and exercise. November is National PTA’s Healthy Lifestyles Month. For more information on how to run this successful program, visit https://www.pta.org/home/programs/Healthy-Lifestyles
Each school year fathers and father-figures make a positive impact on thousands of students in our district by volunteering countless hours in their local schools through this one-of-a-kind program. This school year may look different, but Watch D.O.G.S can still make a difference helping out by serving as a health ambassador, helping out during car rider drop off and pick up, and modeling healthy behavior. Check with your campus coordinator for details on this program. For more information on what this program has to offer, visit Watch D.O.G.S. Main
Kids First is a Texas PTA program that offers insight into the daily lives of those that live with autism, dyslexia, and ADHD. This program offers hands on activities to help build a culture of understanding and acceptance on campus. This turn key program can be used as a student program, family engagement event, or even serve as a staff development opportunity. For more information on how to bring Kids First to your campus, visit Kids First – Texas PTA – every child. one voice.
This Texas PTA interactive program is geared to learning how to enhance relationships and bringing out the best in others while understanding your personality. It promotes responsibility, respect, and building on each other’s strengths. This 90 minute workshop can be held as a community event or even serve as as a staff development opportunity. To find out more of what this program has to offer or to request True Colors for your campus, visit True Colors – Texas PTA – every child. one voice.
This program is geared to creating a culture of inclusivity and better understanding of the world around us. Many families come together to represent their home country and provide an opportunity for others to get a glimpse of what life is like outside of the U.S. by sampling foods, offering facts, and even performing. This is a top event for many schools within our district. Check with your PTA and campus administrator to see how this program can best work for your school.
Adopt-a-School Board Member!
Did you realize School Board Members are just like us – volunteers! Katy ISD Council of PTAs strives to grow our community and assigns a School Board Member to each local PTA. School Board Members are then invited to see how awesome our PTAs are by attending programs and PTA functions throughout the year.
Each January, during School Board Appreciation Month, local PTAs present a book to their adopted school board member, which is then donated back to their school library.
Please contact your school secretary to confirm the name of your School Board member.
Teacher Appreciation for Alternative Campuses
Another program of Katy ISD Council of PTAs is the coordination of teacher appreciation for Miller Career and Technology Center, Raines High School, the Opportunity Awareness Center and the Shaw STEAM Center. These campuses do not have a traditional parent support group since these are not traditional campuses! This is a way for us to bring the community together in support of these awesome educators.
Katy ISD Council of PTAs is hoping the PTAs within our council will each take a turn to show appreciation for the teachers at these campuses. The treats can be as big or as little as your PTA’s budget allows. We encourage you to team up with other schools in your feeder pattern, or a sister school, and love on these teachers!
For more information and to sign-up, please click here.