SEM PTSA NEwsletter August 24, 2015 - Additions/Corrections
Welcome back to school !
DISD provides school buses from most Dallas High School Campuses to Townview. View 2015-16 Bus Schedule.
Activity Bus: We have Buses that leave the school an hour later and are called "Activity Buses". This allows students to stay after school for various reasons, club meetings, etc. A student will need to obtain a pass from the teacher they have stayed late with in order to ride the "late" activity bus. Busses do not run every day of the school year... and especially not on Fridays. Please view the pdf activity bus schedule here.
(Please view all robotics news) On August 7, 2015 SEM robotics teams Iron Reign and Imperial Robotics inspired returning DISD students to think of themselves as budding engineers and scientists. At the Mayor's Back to School Fair and as guests of Dallas City of Learning, the team demonstrated their creations to Mayor Rawlings and hundreds of kids. Many students learned to operate the robots and learned about robotics opportunities available to them at all levels in Dallas ISD.
The team photo shows (left to right): Darshan Patel, Jayesh Sharma, Omar Ramirez, Max Virani, Tycho Virani and Nick Macabare.
Please view our photo gallery to view pics of the mayor, team members, young learners, full SEM banner and robots.
Register your SEM family. It's easy to join, just go to the PTSA website and click the link:
You can still purchase a 2014-15 yearbook!
We have over 30 books still available. Please pay online or send $35 cash/check in an envelope to put in our PTSA dropbox and we will get a yearbook out to you ASAP. Be sure to label the envelope with your child's name and make sure we know this is a payment for last year's book.
Next year's books is already on sale via our website!
New this year... Advertisements! These can be purchased by family, friends, students, or businesses! We will be sending out details about this in the coming weeks, but please start thinking about the ad you'd like to create!
If your child would like to join the yearbook staff, we welcome them! Our first meeting will be in a couple of weeks and will be announced soon.
The PTSA Website requests YOUR input about our school!
New Feature! Give us your thoughts about your child's SEM education!
Also: Tell us what your kids did this summer! Any interesting programs? Job? Internship? Volunteer Service? We'd like to share so that other families can get ideas of what they could plan for next summer.
SEM Calendar through August
24--First Day of school
25—PTSA Board Meeting, 6pm, Room 211 | New volunteers welcomed!
4-Parent First Friday Coffee, 7:30am, Room 211 9—SEM Staff Meeting—PTSA provides breakfast 7-Holiday Labor Day—OFF 8—meet the Teachers night- Freshman/Sophomore parent meeting 15—PTSA General Meeting 6:30—Junior and Senior Parents Meeting 22--PTSA Board Meeting 6 PM 24-25—Yearbook photos 25-SEM Movie Night 29-ACT Testing- Seniors
Meet Your PTSA Board for 2015-2016
Membership in the SEM PTSA is easy... just sign up and pay $9 per adult, and $7 per child... using our on-line form (select PTSA Membership).
You may also sign up in person at any of our PTSA events.
We encourage all parents to join the PTSA and strive for 100% of the households to participate.
Membership has its privileges such as having access to the new on-line SEM Directory, board meeting minutes and reports, and meeting some great people thru our activities.
The PTSA welcomes volunteers! Please contact one of the board members if you are interested in helping out in one of the committees or events!
Our first board meeting is this Tuesday, August 25 at 6pm... please join us if you would like to be involved!