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Back the Future


Welcome Letter From The President


Welcome to the 2014 -2015 school year at Northside ISD. This year Northside ISD Council of PTAs proudly adds two new PTAs to our Council: Dr. Joe J. Bernal Middle School PTA, Bonnie Ellison Elementary PTA.


The Norhside ISD Council of PTAs is composed of over 23,000 PTA/PTSA members, within 105 local units, serving over 103,000 students and their families. The Council was chartered in 1961, under the authority of the Texas PTA.


Our Council board of volunteers, has been busy preparing for the exciting year ahead! We are looking forward to meeting all of you and working with each of the Local PTAs in fulfilling the PTA Mission:


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


NISD is a large district with needs that vary depending on the school. We are here to assist each school with the particular needs relevant to that PTA. Council PTA offers a variety of training and support classes with materials. We can also provide a Local Board Orientation training in which we come to your school. Council publishes five newsletters a year and supports programs such as the Jack C. Jordan Scholarship and the Reflections fine arts program.


Along with classes and programs, we hope that you find our website informative and useful. All of our Council board members have had experience on a local PTA and are ready to help support you when you have questions. Click our contact page to reach us. For real time PTA information be sure to have everyone on your board to like our Facebook page! We hope to see many of you at the General Assembly meetings held at the Northside Activity Center on September 4th and November 6th, January 8th, March 5th, and May 7th.


On behalf of the other members of the Council, please allow me to extend our thanks and appreciation to each of you, the parents, grandparents, family members, community members, teachers and administrators for all of the work you do each day on behalf of the children in our community. Thank you because your time and dedication truly "Backs the Future".


Geri Bartuch, President
Northside ISD Council of PTAs



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Nominees for 2015-2016 Officers for Executive Board of NISD Council of PTAs


President: Geri Bartuch

1st Vice President: Larry Rowe

2nd Vice President: Elissa Mobley

3rd Vice President: Michelle Montemayor

4th Vice President: Carli Gross

Secretary: Liz Reichman

Treasurer: Donnis Carpenter




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




Vendor Fair will be March 5th 2015 from 1:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Vendor Fair Flyer


IRS 990 Form

Don't forget to file your 990! Below are the instructions to help you file your 990.

990N Instructions


2014-2015 Council Awards for Local PTAs

Here is a list of the 2014 - 2015 Council Awards available to your PTAs.

2014-2015 Council Awards for Local PTAs


2014-2015 Jack C. Jordan Scholarship

The 2014-2015 application packet is available for download.

2014-15 JCJScholarship Application Packet


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.

Geri Bartuch, 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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