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Debbie Barker-Principal 19910 Stonelodge, Katy, TX 77450 Phone: 281.237.5450 Fax: 281.644.

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KISD Website: www.katyisd.org PE PTA Website: pattison.txpta.org

December 3, 2010
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday December 7 PTA Executive Board Meeting 11:30 a.m. Off Campus Thursday December 9
General PTA Board Meeting
(Nominating Committee Elected)

Challenge Screening for Grade 5 Scheduled
It is time for the annual screening for Challenge, the secondary gifted and talented program. Fifth grade students who are not currently identified for Challenge, may be screened for service for sixth grade. The program for secondary students (grades 6 through 12) is a subject specific aptitude program that targets the language arts, math, social studies and science disciplines. Secondary students may be referred for screening in one, two, three or all four content areas. Program service would begin in 2011-2012. Parents may refer their child for screening by picking up a Parent Checklist from the front office or requesting one from the counselor. A letter was sent home with all students on November 9. Additionally, these forms are available online from http://www.katyisd.org/ gt/Pages/default.aspx under Parent Check List – Secondary. Please be sure to read the directions for G/T Parent Checklist Information that is online. Completed forms must be returned to the counselor or Challenge teacher by Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

6:30 p.m.
Colt Chorale Performance

6:45 p.m. Challenge Screening for Grades 1-4 Scheduled
It is time for the annual screening for Challenge, the elementary gifted and talented program. First, second, third, and fourth grade students who are not currently identified for Challenge, may be screened for service. Program service would begin in 2011-2012. Parents may refer their child for screening by picking up a Parent Checklist from the front office or requesting one from the counselor. A letter was sent home with all students on November 16. Additionally, these forms are available online from http://www.katyisd.org/ gt/Pages/default.aspx under Parent Check List – Elementary. Please be sure to read the directions for G/T Parent Checklist Information that is online. Completed forms must be returned to the counselor or Challenge teacher by Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

Friday December 10 Spelling Bee 1:30 p.m.

PATTISON POST EDITOR Shelley Eastland

eastland@hal-pc.org
Article Deadline: Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

PTA Volunteer News
Thank you all so much for volunteering this semester at Pattison. Every minute, hour, day is always gratefully appreciated by all the Staff and PTA Board members. We really could not do all the things we do without your dedicated support from both inside the school and those of you who help from home. Thanks. For the months of July/August, September, October and November Pattison has clocked more than 7,500 hours which is truly amazing.....Well Done. When attending the VIPS Meetings each month representatives from the various campuses share ideas. Pattison is fortunate as there are many schools that struggle to get even basic help for their teachers and children. Again, please give yourselves a pat on the back as our children do benefit from everything the volunteers do!

Are you a member?
As the holiday travel and gift giving season approaches, don't forget there are many discounts you can get with your PTA Membership card. Here are just few of the many discounts available to you as a member of PTA. La Quinta discount rate 3% off auto insurance from Nationwide Insurance • 5% - 10% off Enterprise Rent-A-Car • 4 to 6% off Aflac supplemental accident insurance • 5% off Southwest Vacations • 15 - 20% off admission at Schlitterbahn, Fiesta Texas, and SeaWorld • 5% off online purchases at www.BarnesandNoble.com • Discounts on selected Sharp Electronics products • 14% discount at T-Mobile • Monthly specials and 7% off at Dell • • If you are not a member and would like to be, please contact Cyndi Tabor at cktabor@email.com or 832-350-0768 for more information.

Our Volunteers of the month for December are Holly Winchester and Cynthia Darden. Well done, girls and thank you for all the hard work during our fundraiser time and the hours spent making sure PTA finances are in order. Enjoy the parking spot - I know it will be well used in the next few weeks!

Correction!
The November 19 issue of The Pattison Post incorrectly listed one of the Reflections participant’s names. Apologies go to Nicholas (Nick) T. Schmid, who entered the Primary Visual Arts category. Again THANK YOU to all who participated. Solveig Kyriakides, PTA Arts in Education Chair

Are you moving?
Please contact Laura Fisher, the registrar, to assure a smooth transition. Contacting her early allows teachers to plan and records to be ready upon withdrawal. Call 281-237-5455 or email her at laurarfisher@katyisd.org.

2011-12 PTA Nominating Committee Consider Serving
What is the role of the 2011-12 PTA Nominating Committee? The Nominating Committee holds the key to a successful Pattison PTA. Its responsibility is to present the best qualified nominees for the offices of PTA President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President, 3rd Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer for the upcoming 2011-12 school year. Who can serve on the 2011-12 PTA Nominating Committee? Any PTA member who completes the information below can serve. Who can NOT serve on the 2011-12 PTA Nominating Committee? Anyone serving on the Nominating Committee last year (2010-11) and the current PTA President can’t serve on the 2011-12 PTA Nominating Committee. What happens if I submit my name? The PTA General Membership will elect the 2011-12 Nominating Committee at the General PTA Meeting to be held at 6:30pm on December 9, 2010. The Pattison PTA Bylaws state that the Committee will be composed of 7 members and 2 alternates. (Nominees need not be present.) What happens if I am elected? PTA guidance will be provided for all the items below: 1. Nominating Committee Solicits Nominees for 2011-12 PTA Offices. In January, 2011, the Committee will solicit nominees for the 2011-12 Board positions of PTA President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President, 3rd Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. In the past, this has been done via a flyer sent home in the Pattison Tuesday Folder. 2. Nominating Committee Meets. This is done in February. The Committee elects its own Chairperson and prepares the 2011-12 list of officers to be submitted to the PTA General Membership. In the past, this has been accomplished in a 1-2 hour meeting. 3. PTA General Membership Elects 2011-12 Officers. This will be done at the PTA General Meeting in March. Only the Nominating Committee Chairperson needs to be present.

If you would like to serve on the 2011-12 PTA Nominating Committee, please complete the following information and email it to Debbie Wagner at DebraCWagner@katyisd.org by no later than Monday, December 6:

First Name: Last Name: Street Address: City, State Zip Code: Email Address: Preferred Contact Phone Number: Second Contact Phone Number: