Welcome back to a brand new school year. I am honored to be your Council President and I look forward to a wonderful year.
We are excited to welcome 4 new PTAs into our Council; Hosp PTA, McSpedden PTA, Newman PTA and Scott PTA. It is exciting to be a part of a thriving and growing community. And exciting to be thriving and growing right along with the community. PTA really does put the YOU in CommYOUnity and this year we hope to expand our community. I am looking forward to all of the opportunities that are in store for our FISD students and seeing PTA help to make their potential a reality. Strong PTAs help to build strong communities and strong schools that in turn builds strong, successful students. Our future is bright.
Several years ago Governor Rick Perry declared September “Family Engagement Month” and it has been that way ever since. Family Engagement is one of PTAs’ founding principles. This is perfect for PTA and the beginning of the school year.
Enjoy Family Engagement Month and the rest of the school year. Keep engaging and promoting the purposes of PTA for the benefit of Every Child.
Dear PTA members,
I know most of you were busy working all through August to get ready for the new school year, just as all of us at FISD were. Thanks to that hard work, the school year is off to a great start and it has been wonderful having PTA support with events such as Popsicles with the Principal, treats for our teachers, and the many hours you have already spent sup-porting your campus manning the copiers and helping teachers.
FISD staff has been very busy welcoming new students, new teachers and staff, and opening our five new schools – Scott Elementary, Newman Elementary, McSpedden Elementary, Hosp Elementary, and Independence High School. By the time you are reading this letter we will have already held celebrations for the openings of Independence, Newman and Hosp Elementary schools. We will dedicate McSpedden and Scott on October 5. We welcome the public at these events and our PTA parents are al-ways great to help with refreshments and little extras to make these events so special for the namesakes and their families. We really appreciate your presence at the dedications.
I also urge you to invite any of your members who are also new Frisco ISD parents to attend our first FISD New Parent Orientation on October 8 at 7 p.m. at the Administration Building at 5515 Ohio. We will meet in the board room and hope to answer questions that parents may have about the FISD philosophy and culture. The event is open to all but we are hoping to attract parents who have moved into Frisco ISD over the summer and during the first part of the school year. By now they probably have some questions.
Also, mark your calendar for the Gary Burns Fun Run benefiting the Frisco Education Foundation on October 25. I know many of you are dedicated walkers and runners and I hope to see you out and about that morning. When your student is a senior and perhaps qualifies to receive an FEF scholarship, you will be glad you have supported this wonderful event.
By now you have seen dirt moving at several sites around the District. As the growth continues, we have begun construction on two new middle schools, two new elementary schools, and high school number 9. As you may know we have already had to cap enrollment at Stafford Middle School and Ashley Elementary this year. Even the Dallas Cowboys are moving on their new facility, which we will be sharing in the future.
I hope you all have had a great first few weeks of school. I also hope your students are settling into a routine and that you have reclaimed your homes from the damp swim towels and scattered flip flops of summer.
Dr. Jeremy Lyon