May
20

Last Day of Schools signs

For easy printing, make sure you select “fit to page” in your printing settings. lastdayofschool signs

May
04

Meeting Notice for May Virtual Meeting

Meeting Notice to Members/ Parents:

KDE PTA will be holding our General Membership meeting on Wednesday, May 19, 2020 at 3:00pm. Due to current social distancing, our meeting platform will be on Zoom, and our ballot voting will be on Google Forms.  All members must register by May 12, 2020. All floor nominations must also be received by Friday, May 12, 2020 with registration.

The nominating committee presented the following slate of officers on February 19, 2020.

President- Rashmi Dharam

VP of Programs- Nicole Slusz

VP of Membership- Crystal Matovich

VP of Ways and Means- Kara Abrameit

VP of Family Engagement- Elizabeth Perry

VP of Communications- Jennifer Wisniewski

Treasurer- Meranda Cambel

Secretary- Caroline Vyvial

CURRENT 2019/2020 PTA MEMBERS:

Attendees MUST register to attend, to allow the PTA to verify their membership. Once your PTA membership has been verified, KDE PTA will send you an email. This email will include instructions on how to join the meeting. Each member must register separately with their own unique email address to receive a ballot, including members who have multiple PTA members in the same household.

 

NON-PTA MEMBERS:

A non member can register, and be approved to attend as a guest. However, only members can vote on PTA business. A non-member who intends to run from the floor can register and be approved to attend as a guest, but will not be sent ballots for voting.

 

JOIN the 2019/2020 PTA:

If you are not a current 2019/2020 PTA member please go to www.joinpta.org; select Katy ISD under the school district, and select KDE PTA under the PTA. Please take a screenshot of the completed registration or receipt, and email it to president@kdepta.org . If you are joining we must have the screenshot or receipt 5 days prior to the meeting in order to be eligible to vote. The deadline to become a member and register is May 12th to ensure eligibility to vote at the May 19th meeting.

 

FLOOR NOMINATIONS:

On Wednesday April 23, 2020 the Executive Board voted to only accept notice of intent to run from the floor prior to the meeting. Notice must be received at least 5 days prior to the meeting. The ONLY way to run from the floor is to fill out the meeting registration Google Form included in this email. Registration and floor nominations MUST be received no later than May 12, 2020. There will be NO exceptions, and the ballots will be set after May 12, 2020.

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

The meeting will open approximately 15 minutes prior to the start time. In order to be accepted, you MUST have your first and last name in the profile so we are able to accept you into the meeting. If we can not verify the name, you will not be admitted. If ballot voting is necessary, ballots for each position will be sent out separately. Please make sure you have access to your registered email to receive ballots for voting. Do NOT log out of the meeting while voting. You must be present in the meeting in order to receive a ballot. The ballots will be open for 2 minutes to allow for your vote.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

April 23rd- Nominating Committee Report posted to PTA Members

May 4th- Google Form Registration OPENS for Membership Meeting/Elections

May 12th- Google Form Registration ENDS and Floor Nomination CLOSES. (NO EXCEPTIONS)

May 19th – General Membership Meeting at 3:00pm via Zoom

 

MEETING RULES:

  •   The chair gives the chance to speak to every member who wishes it. Pro and con speakers should be given alternating opportunities to speak, if possible, and all speakers should tactfully be kept to rules of order and to the question.
  • Each member has two opportunities to speak to the motion. A member may exercise his or her first opportunity to speak and, then, after every other member has the chance to speak, may speak only once more.
  • All statements must be addressed to the chair and not to another member.
  • The chair recognizes a member who has not previously spoken to the motion in preference to one who has spoken.
  • The chair does not enter into discussion. Should the President wish to debate, the chair must ask the Vice President to preside. He or she does not resume the chair until after the final disposition of the question under discussion. The President may vote when the vote would change the outcome (to make or break a tie) or when the voting is by ballot.
  • Debate continues until no one wishes to speak or until someone moves to close debate.
  • Members cannot close debate by shouting, “Question.” A member must seek recognition and make the motion properly and requires a 2/3 vote to pass. (“I move the previous question.”) 

Please register with the following link. Click here to register

 

Thank you,

KDE PTA


Mar
22

February Volunteers of the Month

Congrats to our February Volunteers of the Month!

Thank you for all that you do for our PTA and our school!

Nicole Slusz

Nicole says “My favorite thing about volunteering at KDE is surprising my son. I love to watch the excitement on his face when he walks into the lunchroom, library or school event and sees that I am there when he didn’t expect me. I have also really enjoyed meeting other parents. KDE is blessed with so many great families who share a similar passion/commitment to ensuring our children are getting the best educational experience possible. I am honored to be a part of this exceptional community of people!
Why do I do it? Not only is it fun, but I also believe it is important to the success of the school to have the support and involvement of its parents.”

Fanny Alamón

Fanny says “What I love the most about helping out here, is when the kids are having lunch I really enjoy helping out these kids during their school day, I also enjoy helping the teachers in their process of teaching our kids.”

Rashmi Dharam

Rashmi says “I love being involved in our KDE PTA team through which I get to support our school in all the different areas like teaching Junior Achievement, Class coverage, lunch volunteering, International Night etc. I was also very happy to chair the International night position and was able to successfully conduct the event last month (Feb 21st). It was a very rewarding moment to see the parents getting involved to represent 17 different countries in a big community event like the “International night” where we had all our community come together to enjoy this event and get to explore things like culture, food, tradition about different countries from around the world. I am very thankful to have a wonderful PTA at Davidson and would always love to help and support our school.”

Sade Bello

Sade says ” I love to use my knowledge and experience in helping our wonderful teachers and students in any way I can.”

Kirsten Coday

Kirsten says ” Love being involved and a part of my children’s school!”

Mar
22

The start of Virtual school

Welcome back Dragons! We would love to celebrate our new adventure of virtual school with you! Please print, take a pic with your Dragon and post on our social media pages! (If they print a little off center if you go into print settings, click scale and fit to paper. This should fix the issue)

Back to School Signs

Feb
18

January Volunteers of the Month

Congrats to our January Volunteers of the Month!

We appreciate all that you do for our school

Thelma Smith says “My favorite thing about volunteering is being able to help make a difference for the kids. All of the little smiling faces keep bringing me back!”

Christie Goolsby says “KDE has been so great to my kids that I want to do what I can to give back. Making new friends and seeing my kids around the school is an added bonus. ”

Monica McNamara says “I have loved being a part of the yearbook team over the past 4 years- helping to make the book of memories that our children will take with them from Davidson has been a great experience. My daughter enjoys seeing me at the school, and I’m glad that she sees me contributing to her school and our community.”

Ginny Beeson says “I love volunteering at KDE because it allows me the opportunity to give back to the teachers and staff. I also enjoy seeing how proud my daughter is to have me involved.”

Jan
11

December Volunteers of the Month

Congrats to our December Volunteers of the Month!

Thank you for all that you do for our school!

Check out why they love volunteering at our school!

Caroline Vyvial says “I have many favorite things about volunteering, but my MOST favorite thing is seeing how excited and proud my girls are to have their mom at school. I do it first because I love supporting our teachers! They deserve so much! But I also do it because it shows my children how much I value them and their school! It tells them- you are important and so is this place!”

Rachel Fajardo says “Being able to help out our amazing teachers in any way possible because they do so much!”

Paola Maidla says “I love being involved in my daughter’s education however way I can, helping, and getting to see them makes my heart full.”

Elizabeth Spears says “I love to volunteer because the PTA is a vessel that bridges the school and community. I love to interact and give back to the students, teachers and staff but most of all I love it when I see the look on my child’s face and knowing that I’m helping and making others smile all by being part of this organization. ”

Rosie Flores says “What I like about volunteering with the yearbook is being involved in my daughter’s school activities. I enjoy capturing these moments for all the students to look back on.”

Kim Whitman says “As both a teacher and a parent of students at Davidson, I love being a part of the amazing things happening here! Watching the students shine in after school activities that they enjoy (such as RDR and choir) is a highlight for me. I enjoy helping my fellow colleagues however I can with their activities that I know they work so hard to coordinate.”

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