We are taking nominations for the 2014-2015 PTSA Board. The list of board postions can be found on the PTSA website in the bylaws and the standing rules. Being part of the SEM board is fun and interesting, and is also a way to give back to your child's school. If you are interested in volunteering for the board or want more information, please contact the nominating committee represenative, Cathy Lux at Cathy@compuguru.com. Here’s the link to bylaws and standing rules to find out more about positions. Board positions will be discussed at the next PTSA meeting on April 1.
3. Parent Social Events a. Awards Ceremony b. Fall Picnic c. New Parent Breakfast d. Meet The Teacher
4. Project Graduation a. Student Liaison(s)
5. Staff Appreciation
6. Student Social Activities a. Halloween Party b. Spring Student Picnic
7. Test Support
8. Volunteer Coordinator
TOTAL EXECUTIVE BOARD = 16 peopleI)
Mar 27, Thu - SEM Staff Appreciation Breakfast
April 1, Tues- PTSA General Meeting, 6:30PM
April 1, Tues- English II STAAR Exams
April 9, Wed- AP Pre Administration 12th am, 10th pm
April 9, Wed-NMSI Meeting
April 10, Thurs- AP Pre Administration 11th am, 9th pm
April 14-16, Mon-Wed- ACP Written Composition
April 15, Tues-SBDM 4:30 pm
April 15, Tues-PTSA Board Meeting 6:30
April 18, Fri-5th 6 Weeks ends
April 22, Tues- Freshman Orientation
April 24, Thurs- SEM Staff Appreciation Breakfast/Faculty Meeting
April 28, Mon- Report Cards
Thursday, March 27
We are providing breakfast for our wonderful SEM staff on Thursday March 27th and are asking for your support. Please send breakfast items (see form for item list) to conference room 211 at SEM by 7:30 am or put the items in the kitchen/refrigerator the day before with a note. Are you able to volunteer? We are in need of two volunteers to help set up at 7:30 am. and two volunteers to help clean up at 12:30 pm. Please use the online volunteer form under the volunteer section of the SEM website to sign up so we can coordinate donations,, and you'll receive a reminder in your email! Thanks so much!
need community service hours?
We are looking for volunteers to help after school with our children’s program. Your students would assist our teachers and help our children with homework and tutoring.
Interfaith Housing Coalition is a transitional housing program for Dallas area homeless families. We serve working poor families to help them move toward self-sufficiency by providing transitional housing, no cost child care, tutoring and after school programs, vocational training and job assistance, budget mentoring to help with financial literacy, and alumni support after graduation.
Attached please find 7 Things You Need To Know About Interfaith Housing Coalition. Please also check our website www.ihcdallas.org to find out more about Interfaith.
See below for our volunteer opportunities for students: Children Area Volunteers Children’s Day Champions Days: Monday through Friday Time: 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm LOC: Weekly or Daily/preferably school year What would I do? 1) Assist afterschool teachers 2) Help with Homework 3) Help K thru 5 graders with Edmentum tutoring software
Children’s Night Champions Days: Tuesday and Thursday Evenings Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm LOC: Weekly or Monthly What would I do? Help assist teachers and other volunteers with the evening’s activities which include but are not limited to Godly Play or Arts and Crafts!
Teen Area Volunteers **This volunteer opportunity takes place at our other property on 4627 Munger Avenue, Dallas 75204
Teen Tutor Mentors Days: Monday through Friday Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30pm LOC: Weekly or Daily/preferably school year What would I do? Help our teens with homework especially those who most need it in reading, math, or both!
STARS at UT Southwestern
STARS at UT Southwestern will again offer science workshops (at no charge to teachers or students) this summer in biology, chemistry and physics. In each workshop teachers will be coached by master teachers as they deliver lessons and lab exercises to students. The workshop in biology has been going on since it was initiated in 2007 with funding by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Many teachers considered it the best professional development experience ever and continue to use the resources available to this day. Teachers who are not completely comfortable directing laboratory exercises especially profit from this experience. Its success as best practice (determined by the HHMI) encouraged us to begin parallel workshops in chemistry and physics last summer, and all three will be offered again in 2014. Students are offered incentives, and teachers receive stipends.
The dates of the workshops in 2014 are as follows:
Biology - June 12-27 (rising 9th graders arrive on June 16, transportation provided) Chemistry - July 2-18 except July 4 (rising 10th graders arrive on July 7, transportation provided) Physics - July 24-August 8 (rising 11th graders arrive on July 28)
We'd like to give DISD teachers and students every opportunity to register as we open this up to the community at large. We will accept 10 teachers and 30 students for each workshop. The application links are below:
TACAC is pleased to offer current high school juniors (class of 2015) a unique opportunity to spend 2 nights on a college campus working with mentors on the college admissions process. Camp College will be hosted at UT-Arlington from Monday June 9, 2014 – Wednesday June 11, 2014. Students will spend two nights and three days learning the ins and outs of how to select a college or university, write quality essays, and apply for financial aid. Camp College is free to all participants, and free transportation will be provided from the Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio metro areas.
Interested students must submit an on-line application as well as additional paperwork that will be emailed to them upon completion of the on-line applicationLinks below). All applications and additional paperwork must be completed by April 1, 2014. Students will be notified whether or not they are selected to attend by May 1, 2014.
If you are interested in participating as a Camp College mentor, please log in to TACAC’s webiste and fill out the mentor application by April 1, 2014. Mentors will be required to arrive Sunday June 8 and remain until the complettion of Camp College on Wednesday June 11. Mentors will be required to stay in the dorm as the students for the duration of the program.
Mentors will be notified whether or not they are selected to participate by May 1. If you have any questions about participating as a Camp College Mentor, please email Jordan Sass, Camp College Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or832.842.9041.
Ford Driving Dreams Scholarships and the FREE driving skills program
Ford Motor Company is a partner with the Dallas ISD and is currently sponsoring two projects benefitting Dallas ISD students: Ford Driving Dreams Scholarships and the FREE driving skills program noted below. As you may know, the number one killer of teenagers in the United States continues to be vehicle crashes. Today, we ask for your help in raising awareness about an important program returning to North Texas. Parents of newly-licensed teen drivers are encouraged to sign up for Driving Skills for Life March 22-23, 2014 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. The program teaches teens advanced behind-the-wheel, real world driving skills aimed at saving lives. The Ford Motor Company Fund, the Governor’s Highway Safety Association and the Texas Department of Transportation recognize the importance of teaching newly licensed teens skills they need in order to avoid deadly car crashes. Just as in years past, teens participating in Driving Skills for Life will get to experience training in the following areas: • Distracted and Impaired Driving • Hazard Recognition • Space and Speed Management • Vehicle Handling Click here for a short video about the Driving Skills for Life program: http://youtu.be/UA3dWhvKshQ During its decade-long run, Driving Skills for Life has gained national recognition as one of the leading programs in helping to keep teen drivers safe for their entire driving career. Driving Skills for Life is open to teens with a valid permit or driver’s license. Again, more information and sign-up links are at www.DrivingSkillsforLife.com. Space is limited and registration is required. Please print out or forward the flyer below and help spread the word. Dallas, Texas: Hands-on driving clinic for newly licensed drivers https://www.facebook.com/events/369584779850688/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
ATTENTION PARENTS of teen drivers FREE TEEN DRIVER TRAINING PROGRAM
Dallas, TX March 22-23, 2014 Ford Driving Skills for Life is a FREE program developed in 2003 in conjunction with the Governors Highway Safety Association and a panel of safety experts to address thenumber one killer of teenagers in the United States – vehicle crashes. Where: Lone Star Park 1000 Lone Star Pkwy Grand Prairie, TX 75050 When: Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 Session 1: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Session 2: 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Teens will drive specially-equipped vehicles on road courses under the supervision of professional instructors, improving their skills in four key areas: hazard recognition, vehicle handling, space managementand speed management. Registration is limited and signed consent forms are required. For more information and to register, please visit www.drivingskillsforlife.com. Please bring the signed waiver form and your teen’s driver’s license or permit with you to the event.
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