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Welcome Letter From The President


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! The theme for Northside ISD this year is “Northside Inspired.” At Council, we are “PTA Inspired”.


The NISD Council of PTAs was chartered in 1961 through Texas PTA. Now in our 56th year of operation, the NISD Council of PTAs is composed of 110 local PTA/PTSA units, with the addition of Harlan High School PTSA and Kallison Elementary PTA. We are composed of over 22,000 PTA/PTSA members. Our volunteer efforts help our 103,000 plus students and their families in a district that is the 4th largest in Texas and among the top 25 in the nation. At Council, we work closely with all our local units to fulfill the PTA Mission:


To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.


The Council board members have been busy preparing for the upcoming year ahead! We are here to assist the various Local PTAs. We are available to answer questions and offer training on position and general PTA areas. We provide programs throughout the school year such as Healthy Lifestyles, the Donna Smith Title 1 school project, Arts in Education (Reflections), the Jack C. Jordan Scholarship program, and Vendor’s Fair, which assists units in learning about fundraising opportunities for their groups.


Along with classes and programs, the website will provide useful information. If you have additional questions, Council Board members’ contact information is provided to help you in answering questions, providing suggestions, and solving problems. Council also maintains a Face Book page, where new information and news will be posted on a regular basis. Be sure to check it out and “Like” us. In addition to these means of contact and communication, we will put out a newsletter 5 times yearly to help local boards and their members keep current on the latest events in PTA.


Council holds 5 General Assembly meetings each year the same way that the local units hold general meetings for their members. These meetings are held on the 1st Thursday every other month beginning in September. This year our meetings will be held on September 7th, November 14th, January 4th, March 1st, and May 3rd. Each meeting in held at the Northside Activity Center on Culebra at 7:00 P.M..


On behalf of Council, I want to thank each of you - parents, grandparents, family members, community members, teachers and administrators for all the work you do each day on behalf of the children in NISD community. Please join PTA this year and continue as we pass on our feeling of inspiration to all our students. We are “Northside PTA Inspired”.


Larry Rowe – President
Northside ISD Council of PTAs



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Nominees for 2018-2019 Officers for Executive Board of NISD Council of PTAs

President: Larry Rowe

1st Vice President: Jennifer Marg

2nd Vice President: Elizabeth Ariola

3rd Vice President: Yesenia Rodriguez

4th Vice President: Julie Matta

5th Vice President: Sheila Christman

6th Vice President: Jennifer Morris

Secretary: Michelle Huerta

Treasurer: Evelyn Zinda




Eric Snow of Watch D.O.G.S spoke at our Sept. 4th General Meeting




General Assembly Meetings will be on September 7th, November 14th, January 4th, March 1st and May 3rd at 7:00 PM at the NAC


Founders Day Event will be February 1st, 2018 starting at 6:00 PM at Earl Warren High School


Vendor Fair will be March 1st 2018 from 1:00 PM - 6:45 PM


Council Reflections Awards Ceremony will be April 5th, starting at 7:00 PM at Marshall High School


Jack C. Jordan Scholarship Reception will be May 3rd, starting at 6:00 PM the NAC


NISD Council of PTAs' Goals:

  • Increase Membership by 3% within 50% of Local PTAs
  • Build Leadership and Relationships by Increasing Training and Meeting Attendance



1. Make sure to send copies of treasurer reports for your board and general meetings to the Vice President assigned to your PTA.

2. Remind officers and chairpersons to update procedure books thoughout the year. Some PTAs have a transition meeting so that the current board members can give the binders to new members who will be taking over their duties and can answer any questions. When possible leaving contact information is helpful for any questions later on.

3. Make sure that you designate the signers on your account as needed due to changes in officers and note them in your minutes.

4. Designate who he non-signer is that will open and sign your monthly bank statements each month and note this in your minutes.

5. Financial reconciliation should be completed prior to a new treasurer taking over the books and writing any checks, or any time a signer is added or deleted on the account.

Please let us know of any questions you may have at any time.

Michelle Montemayor, President
Northside ISD Council of PTAs


National PTA has adopted a new vision and mission for PTA:

Vision: Every child's potential is a reality.

Mission: To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

In Spanish:

Visión de la PTA:
El potencial de cada niño es una realidad.

Misión de la PTA:
Hacer realidad el potencial de cada niño comprometiendo, apoderando, y abogando por todos los niños, las familias, y las comunidades.

Please be sure to update the new vision and mission on all of your materials and communications.


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