Paschal High School
PTA NEWS BLAST
February 10, 2014

A Message from PTA President Dennis Johnson

 

Greetings, I would like to point out just a few items to you, but each one is very important.

 

Mark your Calendar for 8TH GRADE ROUNDUP on this THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13 at 6:00 P.M.  The PTA conducts a short General Membership Meeting at the beginning of this event.  Also please take the opportunity this evening to nominate yourself for next year's PTA Board.

 

Mark your Calendar again, this time for TEA WITH TERRI on THURSDAY MARCH 6 at 4:00 P.M. in the Library.  This PTA sponsored event is a great opportunity to interact with Dr Mossige our Principal.  The PTA Board will meet immediately following the Tea with Terri.

 

Please see the article below on the Willing & Able Program.  These are real world needs for students at OUR SCHOOL, please count your own blessings and give generously.

 

Hope to see you at the upcoming events!  

What is the Willing & Able Program at Paschal High School?

 

The Willing and Able program helps our students meet their basic needs so we can prepare all students for academic success. Many of our students who are economically disadvantaged need the support, love and care as they begin preparing for college and career opportunities and leadership.

 

Many of our students walk the halls without school supplies, backpacks and key essentials to help with their organization and academic success. More importantly many students need basic supplies such as toiletries, clothes and snacks because they are tired and hungry. All students need to feel valuable, loved and accepted. They need to feel important and respected. They need to feel good about attending school and they need folks to believe in them. Many students come to school every day with needs we all take for granted. They may go unnoticed in the halls but they are there walking next to your son or daughter.

 

"Every child deserves a champion - an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be." - Rita Pierson

 

Maybe, you can help us be their champions? Can you help our counselors and intervention specialists fill those needs?

 

The Willing & Able Closet is up and running thanks to the generous donations of Paschal families. The physical closet is located on campus and we have started to fill the shelves. In fact, yesterday three students were given "gifts" to help support their needs.

 

We have taken the single step of supplying the closet with toiletries, school supplies, food/snacks & new paschal shirts. We are need of:

 

       Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, Old Navy, etc.

       Restaurant gift cards

       Grocery gift cards

       Cash/checks made out to the PHS educational foundation

 

 

Here are a few of the items your donations provided:

  Food and gifts for three students during the holiday season 

  A computer was donated to a sick student who misses school due      to dialysis and hospitalization

  Backpacks filled with school supplies for several students

  A gas card purchased for a returning student who wanted to finish      high school while supporting his family. 

             (He was having difficulty finding the resources to get back and                      forth to school and work.)

  Containers with healthy snacks and drinks for the counselors and        intervention specialists

  Coats

 

We will be happy to pick up gift cards, cash or check from you or you can mail them to us. 

 

Are you willing? Are you able? Can you please help?

 

Thank you for helping our counseling department and intervention specialists fill these needs for our students. We are Paschal. We are family!

 

Kendall & Kim

 

 (If it is more convenient you may also pay by PayPal on the PHS Educational Foundation website and send a quick email stating the funds are designated for the "closet "

 

Kendall Draper                                Kimberley Darnell                

2617 Mockingbird Ct.                     4120 Hildring Drive East

Fort Worth, TX 76109                     Fort Worth, TX  76109

 

kendall.draper1@gmail.com 

MandKDarnell@sbcglobal.net



The Paschal Vagabond Theatre Troup will be presenting "Connections." A show which examines 
the changes in our society' ways of communicating with one another {from person to person to digital, cell phones, internet, etc.}.  

 

Play opens on February 20 

and runs February 21-22, 27-28, and March 1 

Evening curtain at 7:30 P.M.

Science Club News

 

Congrats to these awesome academic warriors!  

Trimble Tech for the UIL A competition results:   

 

9th/10th grade division  

1st place team - Wyatt Reeves, Paul Ryu and Sue Oh  

1st place biology/chemistry/physics/overall - Wyatt Reeves 

 

11th/12th grade division  

1st place team - Edward Nguyen, Junsung Lee, Mario Garcia  1st chemistry/physics/overall - Edward Nguyen

 

Legacy High School UIL B academic tournament results:

9th/10th grade division  1st place team - Wyatt Reeves, Paul Ryu and Sue Oh  1st place individual biology/chemistry/physics/overall - Wyatt Reeves  2nd place individual - Paul Ryu
  
11th/12th grade division  4th place team   4th place overall - Edward Nguyen  

  

NHS Information

 

The next chapter meeting for National Honor Society will be Friday, February 21, in room 204 at 8:10 a.m. or 3:40 p.m..  Members who have conflicts before and after school may stop by room 203 during period 7 to sign in and be debriefed.  The meeting counts as a chapter activity.

 

NHS members can preorder t-shirts from Mr. Wright in room 203.  T-shirt sales benefit the chapter scholarship fund.  T-shirts cost $10.00 and must be pre-ordered by Friday, February 28.  Ordering a t-shirt counts towards service time (since it benefits the chapter scholarship fund) and as a chapter activity.

 

All NHS members need to have turned in documentation for at least 18 service hours by April 7 and need to have

participated in at least 6 chapter activities by the beginning of April.  Members who do not fulfill these requirements face probation and possible dismissal.  We hope to recognize all 200 of our members at graduation in June!

 

Garage Sale

A Garage sale benefiting the Senior Celebration will be March 29th.  Please save any items - especially "big ticket" items such as furniture for this event!! (please limit clothing to jeans or school uniforms).  We are looking for a "storage" place. If anyone has information or connections to assist us please contact Kim Barber at tkcab@sbcglobal.net or Susan Pels at susan_pels@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

IMPORTANT DATES

 (for athletic and other events not listed, please visit www.paschalhs.org)
  

February 11:

6:00 p.m.

FWISD College Experience @ Western Hills High School

 

February 12:

PHS Band Candy-Gram Fundraiser

 

February 13:

PHS Band Candy-Gram Fundraiser

6:00 p.m.
8th Grade Round-Up

PTA General Meeting

FWISD College Experience @ Trimble Tech High School
 
February 14:
PHS Band Candy-Gram Fundraiser
 
12:00 p.m.
Spirit Store Valentine's Day Gifts

February 18:
6:00 p.m.
FWISD College Experience @ Northside High School

6:30 p.m.
Cheerleader Parent/Candidate Meeting @ PHS

7:00 p.m.
US Navy Concert Band @ PHS

February 19:
6:00 p.m.
FWISD College Experience
@ Carter Riverside High School

February 20:
6:00 p.m.
FWISD College Experience @ Arlington Heights High School

7:30 p.m.
Vagabond Theatre Troupe presents Connections

February 21:
8:10 a.m.
NHS Meeting

3:40 p.m.
NHS Meeting

7:30 p.m.
Vagabond Theatre Troupe presents Connections

February 22:
9:00 a.m.
FWISD College Experience @ South Hills High School

6:30 p.m.
Sweet Serenade Concert

7:30 p.m.
Vagabond Theatre Troupe presents Connections

February 23:
2:00 p.m.
Fort Worth Panhellenic Forum


 
PHS Cheer Information

February 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Mandatory Parent/Candidate Meeting in PHS Cafeteria   All forms, except physical   must be completed and turned in
 
March 25 - 27 from 
4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Learn Cheer, Chant and Dance for try-outs in the PHS girls gym
 
April 4 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Optional material review in the PHS girls gym
 
April 5
FWISD Cheerleader tryouts
Time and location TBD

April 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Mandatory - New cheer parent meeting in the PHS cafeteria
First payment due by 3:45 p.m. or at the meeting
Uniform resale/exchange after the meeting
PHS JROTC 

 

The JROTC Rifle team (marksmanship team) has qualified to compete in the Army Service Championship which will be held February 20 thru February 22 in Anniston, AL. The team is currently ranked second in the nation out of over 1700 programs. If the team finishes in the top seven at that competition, the team will then be invited to shoot at the National Championship in March at Camp Perry, OH. At the national championship, the top teams from the Army, Navy, Marines and the Air Force compete for the overall National Champions.  

Team members are:  

Turan Vural 

Stephanie Martinez 

Isela Velazquez 

Larenda Reyes 

Hanh Nguyen 


Rascal's Spirit Shop
 
Rascal's spirit store will have new t-shirts and tanks on sale, February 14 during both lunch hours as well as valentine goodie bags. T-shirts are $15 and tanks are $10.