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Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! The theme for Northside ISD PTA this year is “Painting Our Future.” At Council, we work with all our local PTAs to help make those student canvases bright and beautiful for their futures.

The NISD Council of PTAs was chartered in 1961 through Texas PTA. Now in our 57th year of operation, the NISD Council of PTAs is composed of 111 local PTA/PTSA units, with the addition of Dr. Linda G. Mora PTA. We are composed of over 24,000 PTA/PTSA members. Our volunteer efforts help our 106,000 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 positions 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 Vendors/Programs/Healthy Lifestyles Fair, which assists units in learning about fundraising, programs, and student/family healthy lifestyles 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 6th, November 1st, January 10th, March 7th, and May 2nd. 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 “Back the Future.”

Larry Rowe – President
Northside ISD Council of PTAs