TAG Life

 May 29th, 2018

TAG Digital Communications Needs You! 

Do you recognize the importance of keeping up to date with  TAG news using our  website and email?  Are you able to read/write Spanish? Is Social Media (Facebook or Instagram) key to getting the latest news? Do you keep up with news using Group Text? Are you interested in collecting news from Mr. Mackey, Faculty and PTSA in order to share with the TAG community? 
Please consider joining the ccritically important TAG electronic communications team.

Thank You, Judy

TAG Family,
This is the final edition of the eNewsletter for the 2017-2018 school year.  Be on the look-out for summer eBlast info in mid-June, mid-July and mid-August.  Information or an event you would like to share with the entire TAG Family?   Email information submissions during the summer to edeltat@aol.com.  Have a great summer!

Time-Sensitive Info

Click here Join & Support YOUR parent student organization that supports TAG
Corporate Grants or Gifts Do you or your spouse work for a company that participates in making Grants or Matching Gifts for non-profit organizations?
Various, June-July Please Volunteer: Teacher Summer Training Concessions (PTSA sponsored)
Various, June 18 – July 25 DARN College Search Series
June 26 – 28 Bevo Boot Camp: UNT Dallas Outreach Dallas
TAG Directory Please send your family’s updated contact information
Now Sign Up for Music at Townview Music
May 29 to June 1 ACP Exams for 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Students
Sept 27 The Perry Outreach Program  open to Females in Grade 10+: Perry_Outreach
Summer 2018 Summer Public Speaking & Debate Camps – Register Here
Summer 2018 8th Street Bridge Construction & Traffic Impact on TAG  (click here) 

 

Please Join, Support & Volunteer!

Please volunteer – PTSA MANY committee positions available – Click Here for SignUp.com
Grants or Matching Gifts TAG PTSA welcomes your company’s Grants or Matching Gifts to non-profits

 

Kudos 

TAG Destination Imagination TAG DI Team Finishes in 4th Place at Global Finals!

 

Support Your PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association)

Donate Here TAG PTSA support important Programs & Activities
Painless_Fundraiser Why Support Your TAG PTSA?
2018-19 PTSA Board TAG PTSA Board Members

 

Welcome Our New 2018-2019 TAG Teachers!

Computer Science Joe Gaasbeck – Joe_Gaasbeck_Comp_Sci_Ciencias_de_la_Computacion
Math Cymone Lonon –Cymone_Lonon_Math_Matematicas
Science Erin Morrison – Erin_Morrison_Science_Ciencia
English Chelsea Wells – Chelsea_Wells_English_Ingles

 

Resources for TAG Families

TAG Senior Students Important Dates of scheduled activities for Townview Seniors
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) More information on DACA from DISD (Dallas Independent School District)

Grants or Matching Gifts 

Do you or your spouse work for a company that participates in making Grants or Matching Gifts for non-profit organizations (such as TAG PTSA!)?  If so, please send the Directory team this information. Employer information will not be included in the Directory but will be forwarded to the group working on grant-writing. Send details to Jan Quesada at  j.quesada@tcu.edu

Please Volunteer: register with this link
TAG PTSA Concession Stand Volunteers During Teacher Summer Training (sponsored by PTSA to support our teachers)

Attention Students and Parents!

We have the opportunity to raise funds for the TAG PTSA by selling concessions to teachers during their summer training at Townview on the following days:

June 11-14
June 18-21
June 25-28
July 23-26

We need volunteers to (1) sell concessions in two-hour shifts on each of these days from 7:30am to 3:30pm, and to run the popcorn machine, make coffee, and sell other items.

We also need volunteers who have a Sam’s Club or Costco membership to help with the shopping. The PTSA will provide a shopping list and volunteers will (2) shop for needed items and deliver them to the school two times each week. The PTSA will reimburse all expenses.

Finally, we would greatly appreciate (3) volunteers who could make homemade items, such as baked goods, for us to sell! We would welcome donated foods that are packaged and ready to sell. They can be delivered to the second floor of the school on any of the days listed above.

TAG Students – This is an easy way to GET YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS! Mr. Mackey will sign-off on the hours that you work. There are several ways to help, it’s not hard work and you can do it with a friend!

If you can help, please sign up for as many shifts as you can! This is a huge undertaking and if everyone pulls together we can make a huge contribution for our school!

DARN College Search Series: Click here to register

As the school year winds down, consider signing up for DARN College Search Series. This is a two-hour event held at nine (9) high schools across DFW open and FREE to anyone and everyone. The first hour, DARN will give a College 101 presentation. The second hour will be a college fair of DARN members.

Bevo Boot Camp: Click here to sign up now! 

UT Outreach Dallas invites you to participate in this year’s Bevo Boot Camp. Three sessions including Preparing for College, Community Service and College Day. June 26-28th at UNT Dallas.

TAG Directory – Request YOUR updated contact info

The Directory team needs your family’s updated contact information! Please forward any changes from last year to:
j.quesada@tcu.edu

Painless PTSA Fundraiser in Action

Your support of TAG PTSA supports the school! We have only raised a small fraction this year.

Please consider donating whatever you feel comfortable to support needs which would be unfunded by Dallas ISD.

Click here to read more on how TAG is supported by PTSA funds.Click here to donate to your PTSA

Fundraising Call

Your TAG PTSA is committed to serving the entire TAG Community. Please help us continue to offer important programs and activities made possible only through your generous support. We are more than just a school, we are a FAMILY, and the success and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is our #1 priority! We are all in this together, thank you for your continued support!

Click here for a detailed list of 2017-2018 TAG PTSA projects and goals. Click here to donate to your PTSA

TAG 2018 – 2019 – Various Committee and Volunteer Opportunities Available!

Your TAG PTSA is Powered by Parents! Many of the wonderful programs and activities offered by TAG are made possible only through the generous support of our volunteers. Help us make the 2018-2019 school year the best it can be by partnering with us in one of the many fun and rewarding committees and volunteer opportunities available. Click here  to view a detailed list and sign up today!

If you have already committed to serving in a position, please add your name to the corresponding SignUp activity/position.

We couldn’t do it without you! Thanks – Your TAG PTSA

TAG PTSA Board Election Ballot 2018-2019
Dear TAG Family,

Welcome to all our new TAG families!

Thanks to all who attended the recent TAG Expansion FAQ session and our monthly meeting. Your input and participation are so appreciated. For those who could not attend, we elected our new board for next school year.

President – Brooke Wise
1st VP – Elisa Roby
2nd VP – Angie Navarro
Treasurer – Mark Cronjaeger
Secretary – Mandi Valdez

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved. We are working on a SignUp.com for you to consider where you are best suited to help out.

Summer Public Speaking & Debate Camps
Our Summer Debate Camp would help in building your students communication and critical thinking skills, thus leading to better academic performance at school. Many of our former campers have gone on to participate in national debate tournaments and enroll in prestigious universities (UCLA, Stanford, USC, and Harvard to name a few). We also have scholarship and financial aid opportunities for students to take advantage of.

We would like to extend an invitation to your students to apply for  2018 Summer Debate Camps:

Southern Methodist University: click here
St. Edward’s University: click here
The University of Houston: click here

TAG DI Team Finishes in 4th Place at Global Finals


The TAG junior DI team spent the last week at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville competing in the Global Finals.  They finished in 4th place. Thousands of teams from all over the globe came together for a week’s worth of competition.  The Stomanopods competed in the Service Learning Challenge.  Congrats to Trace Hamada, Colin Troy, Nate Martin, Justin Wise, Emily Morris, Lorelai Pop, and Kezia Lopez. And thanks to their teacher sponsors Ms. Ellis and Ms. Malone

Resources for DACA Students & Families

Dallas ISD has launched a new webpage with resources for students and families who are impacted by recent developments regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Dallas ISD school board voted unanimously to declare Dallas ISD a welcoming and protective district vowing to do everything it can to provide a welcoming and protective environment in all schools for all students. Learn more about these resources and feel free to share the link with anyone you may know who could benefit.

Website: www.dallasisd.org/DACA

 

Summer 2018 – 8th Street Bridge Construction

Construction and Impact to Townview Traffic: 8th Street Bridge Construction