From PTA President Debra Million
Welcome back, everyone, to Finals Week. Looks like it's time to get serious about school again. It's also time for New Year resolutions. I have made a few fairly reasonable ones. I also have one for all of us to consider. Would you make a resolution to support our school by attending the "Lucky 13" Paschal Silent Auction and Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Cendera Center?
The Silent Auction is the PTA's biggest fundraiser of the year and benefits every student at Paschal. Auction chairs Tisha Phillips and Cammie Nowell, along with their dedicated committee, have been working hard to make the 13th Auction truly memorable. You will find many great items on which to bid, plus parties with other Paschal parents, as well as the always entertaining live Auction. Invitations should be in your mailbox any day now. So, fulfill the suggested New Year's goal by filling out the response card and joining other parents at the Auction!
That's a resolution worth keeping. I look forward to meeting and seeing you at our Silent Auction Feb. 9.
Finals Are This Week!
First Semester finals are this week, on Jan. 15-17. (Monday, Jan. 14, is a regular school day.) For a complete schedule go here. Remember, Honors, Pre-AP and AP class finals count for 25 percent of your student's grade. On-level class finals count for 10 percent of your student's grade.
Note: There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, Jan. 18.
Spring Open House, PTA General Meeting Jan. 28
The Spring Open House is an important event for all PHS parents and students. Parents can learn and understand about all the upcoming tests this semester as well as meet teachers for any new classes their students are taking. It's also a PTA General Membership meeting with important voting scheduled.
Make it a Date: Feb. 9 PHS Auction & Dinner
Plan to help celebrate Paschal High School's "Lucky 13"
Auction and Dinner on Feb. 9. The annual auction and dinner will be held at the Cendera Center on Benbrook Highway. We will have yummy Mexican food, great entertainment and tons of creative, fun items and trips to bid on. Feel like going to beautiful Costa Rica? How about a fun party for parents only at The Oui? Who likes the Horned Frogs, Longhorns, Cowboys, Rangers or the Mavs? There will even be a Dirk Nowitski autographed jersey! Bid on a package to eat your way down Magnolia Street! There are great packages from restaurants, home goods, jewelry, clothing, gardening, museums and much more! Favorites like the "Wine Pull" and "Split the Pot" are back. Are you feeling lucky yet?
This is the PTA's largest fundraiser for the year and there are so many needs, including a Language Lab, a Living Lab, microscopes for Science, field trips, new clean bathrooms and teacher supplies just to name a few.
Please spread the word and invite your friends, maybe get a table together. This is an awesome party with a purpose so we hope to see you there! Check the PHS website often for updates and watch for your invitation, coming soon!
Clay Shoot March 24; Big Band Dance April 26
The 4th annual Paschal Clay Shoot will be held at Alpine Shooting Range Sunday, March 24, at noon. Participation from every sport is our goal. Cost is $100 per shooter or put together a team of five for $500. This is one of the largest athletic booster fundraisers of the year and proceeds benefit all sports. If you would like to sponsor or sign up please contact Kristi or Blake Parker at email@example.com.
The Big Band Dance is back again this year. Mark your calendar for April 26 and watch for more information, coming soon!
Have You Ordered Your 2012-2013 Yearbook?
Don't miss out! Go to www.jostensyearbooks.com, stop by room 229 to pick up an order form, or call 1-866-282-1516. THE DEADLINE TO ORDER IS JAN. 31! Email Mrs. Sigl at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Notice to Parents of Seniors!
This next semester is full of exciting events for your senior! If you are not receiving the Paschal Senior (or PHS Senior) News emails, please send your student's name and your email address to Betsy at email@example.com. Thank you and Happy 2013!
PHS Student's Play to be Produced at Stage West
In the Stage West Festival of the Kid playwriting contest, Paschal students received nine Honorable Mention awards and one of the students, Kennedy McKibbin, will have her play produced at Stage West May 20-22. Paschal received the most awards of the 17 Metroplex schools that participated. There were 322 plays submitted.
Reunion Planning e-book Purchase Benefits AVID
Planning a high school reunion? There's a great resource available that can help you AND support the PHS AVID program. Rix Quinn, 1966 PHS alumnus, has written "Your Class Reunion" book, which retails for $3.99. He has committed to donate 100% of the royalties on this e-book to the PHS Educational Foundation. In addition to be being an author, Quinn is also a mentor to students in the AVID program. To purchase his e-book, go to this link.
Toys for Tots Drive Results
Many thanks to all the students, teachers, staff and administrators who made the PHS toy drive such a success. There were 549 toys collected for the Marines' Toys for Tots program, which helped to make a happier holiday for many needy children. Special thanks to the organizations that made signs for the drive (particularly the Advertising Club and NHS); JROTC for all the work in gathering toys and preparing them for pick up; and Coach Dokie Reyes and her students and athletes who had the highest number of toys from a specific classroom.