Meeting Programs

If you have a suggestion for a meeting topic, please contact the VP of Programs Sara Jackson.

September 12, 2016

Our first Council Meeting of the year started off with a bang!  Our meeting was hosted by Morton Ranch Junior High PTSA.

Boy Scout Troop 557 led us in the pledge.

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Council officers gave reports about the upcoming year.  But, the highlight of the meeting was hearing from our brand new superintendent, Dr. Lance Hindt!  Thank you for sharing your time with us Dr. Hindt!  We look forward to working with you!!!

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12074893_1502194063438612_5931118428861811081_nSeptember 28th, 2015

Thank you to Wolman Elementary PTA for providing the wonderful snacks at our meeting. It was a beautifully festive fall spread.

Secretary, Jeannie Griffith, had a handout about the history of PTA and some of the causes that  the organization has taken on in the past. Why PTA

Guests in attendance included Leslie Boggs, Texas PTA President who visited four PTAs whose membership included a voice for every child in 2014-15: Kilpatrick, Alexander, Randolph, and Pattison.

During the meeting the 2014-15 Financial Reconciliation Committee and the Final Annual Reports were given. Amendments to the budget were passed. We heard reports from National PTA Convention and SLS.

Membership goal for Katy Council this year is 30,000 members.

Te20150928_174320xas PTA President-Elect, Lisa Holbrook gave an update on the Legislative side of Texas PTA. Her slides (a modified version of the Legislative chair training) can be found here: Advocacy Presentation Updated for KISD (09.28.15)

Immediately after the Katy Council General Meeting, PTA Presidents were recognized at the KISD School Board Meeting

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Elementary Parent Leaders
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Secondary Parent Leaders

November 2nd, 2015

Thank you to Hosted by Griffin Elementary PTA for providing us with our delicious dinner.

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This is Katy Councils 25th anniversary of our founding.  Jeannie shared more history on the founding of PTA. The information can be found on the PTA website.

Reflections Entries advancing to the Council level competition can be turned in between November 16th (not before!) and no later than December 1st at Rylander Elementary.

December 1st is also the deadline for Texas PTA Faculty and Student Scholarships:  txpta.org/programs/scholarships/

Texas PTA Life Member award can only be purchased as a package, with the pin. The price is now $60. The Extended Service Award is now $100 (with pin).  Please make sure you adjust your budgets as needed.

Membership Awards – Texas PTA is slow to process rosters, so if awards aren’t showing correctly, don’t worry yet (but you might let Laura know).

Family Engagement Conference – Registration is now open for the Texas PTA Family Engagement Conference, February 26-28th, 2016 in Dallas. Registration is $80 per person. This is the 2016 Texas PTA Annual Meeting, and the new state board will be elected. Included on the slate this year is Katy’s own Lisa Johns as Texas PTA Treasurer.

Texas PTA Summer Leadership Seminar- There is no longer an early registration discount. The registration will be $100, with an additional fee to register on-site. Again, please adjust budgets accordingly.

Founders’ Day Dinner – The chair of Katy Council’s event is Rebecca Fox. If you are interested in being a member of her committee, please contact Laura Freeman.

A bylaws class will be held in January. Katy Council will also be updating their bylaws in early 2016.

Our speaker was Karen Sparks, an amazing teacher and mentor at Morton Ranch High School. She currently teaches Strategic Reading and piloting Restorative Justice on the campus.  She’s an inspiration to her students, parents, volunteers and the community at large.  Her desire to build strong relationships by collaborating with all team members is one of the her many qualities that we all admire.  Her topic was “The Power of Today”.   If you are interested in talking to her about speaking at your event, you can reach her at karendsparks@katyisd.org.

January 19th, 2016

Meeting, Vendor Fair to follow at ESC Room 1200.

March 7th, 2016

Board Elections, Location and Program TBD

May 2nd, 2016

Location and Program TBD.

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