PTA NEWS BLAST
April 4, 2016
UPCOMING HARVEST PROJECT EVENTS
 
 
JROTC NEWS

The Paschal JROTC Program competed in the district drill meet this past weekend and won five trophies.  The Unarmed Drill Team took first place in regulation drill and exhibition drill, the Male Color Guard took first place for performance, the Academic Team took second place on the written test and the Armed Drill Team took third place for exhibition drill.



SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
STILL NEEDED!

Did you know that last year our PTA awarded twenty-three $1000 scholarships to the Class of 2015? We hope to raise even more scholarship funds for the Class of 2016!
Please help us meet our goal for the Class of 2016 by making a contribution to the Scholarship Fund today!
Online contributions can be made quickly and easily by clicking here.
 
Or, contact Scholarship Chair, Amy Pannell at 817.875.5125 (voice or text) or at 


Do you have a daughter who loves science and math?
 
Is she interested in exploring options in STEM careers?  Design Connect Create is an immersive hands on experience for young women to explore and have fun with physics. Students form a deep understanding and build confidence to move forward in science knowing they will be successful. Labs, guest speakers, interactive problem solving and engineering challenges fill our day as we explore topics in physics and engineering. This physics camp is open to girls taking any AP Physics course for the first time next year.  The FWISD site for the camp is Paschal High School from June 6 - 17.  Check out their website for more information or email Linda Antinone, the Paschal Mathematics Department Chair and AP Physics teacher at this address linda.antinone@fwisd.org.

NORTHWEST STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM SEEKING HOST FAMILIES FOR 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR

Foreign exchange students for the 2016-2017 school year are in need of kind and loving families here in Fort Worth.  Would your family like to host a student who would attend Paschal High School?  Exchange students come from all over the world - Switzerland, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, China, Japan and more! Host families like yours are needed to provide safe, loving homes to our students. 

You would supply:
A bed (sharing a room with a same sex sibling is fine)
Three meals a day
Transportation to/from school and activities (sports, church, doctors)

Exchange students have insurance, speak English, have strong grades and bring their own money to cover their expenses. They arrive in August and stay until school concludes in June.

We encourage you to also involve your family, friends and neighbors to help take them places. Once the student arrives, they will make friends easily through clubs, sports and church. NWSE offers trips for them to participate in, if they would like to do so.

If you would like to host...check out the online application here.

You will need to upload 5 photos with your application:
1. Front of house in daytime
2. Kitchen
3. Bath
4, Students bedroom (showing bed)
5. Students bathroom (showing toilet)

If you have extra room and would love to explore another culture, consider hosting an exchange student!

Have questions?
Contact:
Susan Jackubowski 
NWSE Area Coordinator
EX(CHANGE) YOUR WORLD!
Ft. Worth, Texas 
IMPORTANT DATES
 (for athletic and other events not listed, click here)
  
April 5:
4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Eat at Mexican Inn to support Paschal Band

6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PHS Band Booster General Meeting in Band Hall

April 9:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
African American Health Expo
TCC South Campus

April 11:
5:30 p.m.
Athletic Booster General Meeting

April 13:
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Paschal Care Closet Open House at University United Methodist Church

April 20:
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
"No More" Symposium at McLean Middle School Auditorium

April 23:
Senior Celebration Car Wash Fundraiser

April 28:
6:00 p.m.
PHS PTA General Meeting

PHS is an Engage Partner School with TAMU Engineering.  We are currently recruiting sophomores to travel to TAMU on April 15th for a hands-on experience with TAMU.
Click HERE for the application.
ADVANCED ACADEMICS



Juniors, do you need guidance in writing your college essays?  Then sign up for the Countdown to College 
course that Paschal offers.


Every Child Deserves a Birthday Party!
PHS Link Crew is sponsoring Tarrant County's
Food for Kids 
 Birthday-in-a-Bag Program!
Taking donations now through April 18th
Drop off in the PHS main office or in Room 249
Birthday-in-a-Bag items may include:
Cake Mix
Icing
 Candles
 Cake decorations
 Gift bags
 Wrapping tissue paper
Party favors (enough for 8 children)
Birthday themed paper goods (plates, napkins, forks, cups)
Themed or colorful party decorations (plastic table covers, streamers, balloons)
All non-perishable items you might find at a child's birthday party
Give a little or give a lot.  All donations are welcomed!


WILL BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT!

Here are a few
Senior Celebration
Fundraising Opportunities:

Car Wash:
April 23
More details TBA soon


Get Ready for Prom:
May 14
Look your best in a tux from Al's Formal Wear!
Located at 4811 South Hulen and Overton Ridge.
$5 is given to Senior Celebration for each tux rented.
Payment plans are available! 
Go rent yours now-
Tuxes will be delivered to PHS for pick up and can be returned to PHS after the Prom!
Tell them you are with PHS!

Volunteers Needed for FWISD Council of PTAs 

FWISD Council of PTAs provides Fort Worth PTA units with leader training, mentorship, information, and connection to Texas and National PTA as well as the School District.

We need you!  Are you available to fill the shoes as a chairperson?  Do you have the time to be a volunteer and sit on the board?  

Please click on the Nomination Form to submit your nomination.

If you have questions about any of these positions, please contact:
Kris Savage, PTA Council President at 

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FORM - 
MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016

FWISD District Walk
Saturday, May 14
9-10am
Free to all walkers


Sponsors Needed 
for PIP Talks
Paschal is excited to announce the return of PIP TALKS.  This program is conducted in partnership with TCU and allows students to present research on a topic of their choosing.  Last year over 300 students participated, resulting in 150 presentations.  Students have gone on to present at university academic conferences as well as use their research for scholarship proposals. 
We are currently looking for individual and corporate sponsors to provide awards and scholarships for the participants and the winning presentations.  If you are interested in partnering with us please contact Kristen Browning at Kristen.Browning@fwisd.org

HURRY! 
 TIME IS RUNNING OUT!! 
 Even if you missed the Last Chance sales event from a couple of weeks ago, you can still go to jostensyearbooks.com to purchase a copy of the 2015-2016 yearbook. However, you need to hurry as the prices are only going up!

Parents, grandparents, educators, students, neighbors and community leaders are all essential members of the Paschal family. Together, through PTA, we provide support for our school, and also a powerful and effective voice for all children in our community. Thank you to all of our current members! 

Not on the list? Join the PTA by clicking here.

Driver's Ed

Donation Program
Parents Save 25% and Paschal PTA Gets 25% Back
Click here for more information.