TAG Life 4.29.18

4/29 – Hello Dumpling Fundraiser – signup here

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TAG social and fundraiser at Hello Dumpling!  Too delicious to miss!
DATE: Sunday, April 29, 2018
When: 4:30 – 7:30 PM
Location:  1146 Peavy Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

April 20th, 2018

Support Your PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association)

Donate Here TAG PTSA support important Programs & Activities
Painless Fundraiser in Action  Why Support Your TAG PTSA?
Please volunteer MANY committee positions available – Click Here for SignUp.com
PTSA Board Election TAG PTSA Board Election 2018-2019 Results


Volunteer Opportunities

5/4 Civics Fair Volunteers 
4/20 – 5/18 AP Testing Snack Donation
Email for details TAG Senior Thesis Judge (email Mr. Correa at acorrea@dallasisd.org)


Welcome Our New 2018-2019 TAG Teachers!


Computer Science Joe Gaasbeck – Bio_Joe_Gaasbeck_Comp_Sci_Ciencias_de_la_Computacio_n
Math Cymone Lonon – Bio_Cymone_Lonon_Math_Matema_ticas_
Science Erin Morrison – Bio_Erin_Morrison_Science_Ciencia
English Chelsea Wells – Bio_Chelsea_Wells_English_Ingles_


Time-Sensitive Info

4/21 OSU Junior Day
4/21 Congresswoman Johnson’s 26th Annual “Academy Day”
4/23 Seniors – Townview Panoramic Portrait
4/27 We want to hear from you! Send us your news for inclusion in our eBlast 
4/29 Hello Dumpling – TAG Social & Fundraiser
5/4 TAG’s Civics Fair 
5/4 PTSA Coffee & General Meeting
5/5 PTSA at the Garden
5/6 Seniors – Townview Baccalaureate
5/19 TAG Prom
5/23 Seniors – Townview Picnic
5/25 Seniors – TAG Graduation
Summer 2018 Summer Public Speaking & Debate Camps
Summer 2018 8th Street Bridge Construction & Traffic Impact on TAG  (click here) 

Construction and Impact to Townview Traffic 


Events & Dates for Seniors Schedule of Events



TAG Destination Imagination DI Teams Advance to State Tournament


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)
TAG Social Media Get Connected via Facebook, Instagram, Website, Email, Text

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

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.

TAG Senior Thesis Judge 

List of Thesis Projects: Newsletter.2018 Thesis Judge Request

Are you interested in judging one of our Senior Thesis projects this year? Please review the list of projects that are still in search of judges. If you are able and interested in judging, you can email Mr. Correa at acorrea@dallasisd.org.

 AP Testing Snack Donation  

Our TAG students take a lot of long and arduous tests during the AP and STAAR testing weeks of May 7 – May 18. We strive to keep our students well-fed and comfortable during tests so that they can focus on the task in front of them. If you are willing and able, we are soliciting donations of any packages snack items (crackers, cookies, granola bars, fruit cups, gummies, etc.) that we can offer to students during their breaks. If you are able to donate, please bring the snacks to the TAG office anytime between now and May 11! Thank you in advance!

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

4/21 – OSU Junior Day 

OSU’s event exclusively for high school juniors will be here in a few weeks! OSU Junior Day is Saturday, April 21. Students can learn more and register at this link.

We invite juniors to dream big. They’ll hear how current students are turning ideas into reality every day. Students will learn how to achieve their dreams as part of the Cowboy family. We want juniors to see our campus, meet other students who want to be part of OSU Class of 2023 and start planning their future here at OSU.

4/21 – Congresswoman Johnson’s 26th Annual “Academy Day”

Learn more about the U.S. Military Service Academies!

Click for the Flyer: Academy Day 2018 Flyer3
When: Saturday April 21, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m


 5/4 – TAG Civics Fair  – Call for Volunteers

We need one or two 9th grade parent volunteers to coordinate the purchase and delivery of Pizzas, Bottled Water, Plates and Napkins for the Civics Fair scheduled for May 4. The parent will be responsible for contacting the pizza vendor and purchasing and delivering the bottled water, plates and napkins, and delivering them to the school for this event. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact your amazing PTSA President, Brooke Wise at brookewise@gmail.com. The parent volunteers will be reimbursed for any money spent as long as they can keep expenses within the budget provided.

 5/4 – TAG Civics Fair 

Our TAG 9th graders have spent the past semester identifying, defining, researching, and developing a feasible solution to an issue that they see in their community. Our student groups will present this project at a Civics Fair here at Townview in the Auditorium on Friday, May 4th. Below is the schedule for the civics fair on May 4th. Any parents who want to attend are welcome to do so. It is come and go so you don’t have to stay for the whole event if you are busy.

Order of events
9:20-9:30 Overview of day and introductions
9:30-10:15 Keynote Speech and Questions by Colin Allred

Group presentations
10:20-10:40 Promoting Voting by Jaik, Symira, Tyler, Ketan, Hannah, and Haleluya
10:40-11:00 AWA: Awareness to Women’s Athletics by Haven. Karthik, Sanam, Bridget B., Georgia and Ny’ajia
11:00-11:20 Get Smart. Get With It.; Encouraging Academic Success for Students in Oak Cliff by Annie, Bridget H, Joe, Isabella, Aleena, Jennifer, and Annette
11:20-11:40 Share the Health: Minimizing Malnutrition in the Homeless by Bethle, Jonathan, Yenell, Carmen, Trinity and Richard G
11:40-12:00 Table of Friendship: Forming Bonds Across Generations by Cooper, Aaron, Cross, Frank, Niko, and Miguel
12:00-12:20 The Heart Behind The Force: Building the Bridge Between Children and Cops by Barret. Nishanka, Holly, Chris, Leo, and Nathan
12:20-12:40 The Dallas Dog Dilemma by Jessica, William, Genesis, Deymi, Ari, and Jonathan

12:40-1:15 Lunch

1:20-1:40 A Different Kind of Treble, How Arts Programs Impact Students: by Gabe, Angela, Carey, Austin, and Agustin
1:40-2:00 Restoring the Monarchy: A Quest to Revitalize the Texas Monarch Population by Jisoo, Emma, Francesca, Lois, Samuel, Andrew and Leodan
2:00-2:20 Growing a Better Community: Solving Food Deserts in Lamar Central by Mark, Miles, Guadalupe, Stephanie, King, Antonio
2:40-3:00 ROCKETS: Roundup of Calculation, Knowledge, Engineering, and Technology for Students by Madelyn, Keanu, Griseydee, Alex, Emmanuel, and Blaine
3:00-3:20 En Pointe: Diversity in Ballet by Aiden, Avery, Florence, Hugo, and Joshua
3:20-3:30 concluding remarks
3:30-4:16 Sunshine

If you have any questions or are looking for more details, please email Ms. Malone at memalone@dallasisd.org”

5/4 – PTSA Coffee & General Meeting 5/4/18

We will be voting on next year’s budget and reporting on success from our 2017-2018 year. Please come by and have coffee and treats with us.

When: Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 8:00am – 9:30am (come and go as you please!)
Where: Townview Library
Where Do I Enter the School: Parents may park in any of the ‘Visitor’ spaces out front and are more than welcome to come in through the front door of the school where there will be no lines! You may also enter in the student entrances.

The PTSA holds monthly coffees and general meetings at Townview in the Library where parents can mingle with one another, enjoy some coffee and snacks, and talk with Mr. Mackey. The meeting will include an update of what’s happening at TAG by Mr Mackey. After the PTSA business is completed there will be time to meet and mingle.We hope to see you there!

5/5 – PTSA at the Garden 5/5/18

Gardening Classes at the Farmers Branch community gardens at 12411 Templeton Trails, located between William Cabell Elementary (DISD school) and I-635.Sign up via the link, below. You may sign up for more than one class. You do not need to be a resident of Farmers Branch in order to register, but you will need to create an account. Creating a main account will allow you to easily add family members. If you prefer not to enter your date of birth, you may indicate your age by using the “age category” option.If you run into registration issues, please email Zoher Bharmal at zmbharmal@hotmail.com, provide your name and phone number.

To sign up, click here
– May 5th, course # 6956, 9:00 – 10:30 AM * Harvesting techniques

Exciting volunteer opportunities available – Help grow and harvest food for the needy! Contact Pam Smith, Park Landscape Manager at pam.smith@farmersbranchtx.gov, 972.919.2625 (o), (f) 972.989.6582 (m)

5/19 – TAG Prom

May 19th from 8pm – 12am at City Club, located at the very top of the Bank of America Tower in Downtown Dallas
Prom tickets can be purchased online HERE

TAG Prom has officially been confirmed! TAG hosts Prom for ALL GRADE LEVELS each year as a schoolwide bonding experience. Single tickets are available for $70 and couples tickets are available for $130. If you are unable to purchase the tickets online, you can send cash or check to the TAG office for the ticket purchase.

5/5 – PTSA at the Garden 5/5/18

Gardening Classes at the Farmers Branch community gardens at 12411 Templeton Trails, located between William Cabell Elementary (DISD school) and I-635.Sign up via the link, below. You may sign up for more than one class. You do not need to be a resident of Farmers Branch in order to register, but you will need to create an account. Creating a main account will allow you to easily add family members. If you prefer not to enter your date of birth, you may indicate your age by using the “age category” option.If you run into registration issues, please email Zoher Bharmal at zmbharma

TAG Destination Imagination (DI) Teams Advances to Global Tournament

Congratulations to the TAG DI team Stomatopods! They won 1st place at the Texas State Affiliate Destination Imagination Tournament. They also received a Da Vinci award for their set that lit up a map of the world. The team will now represent TAG and DISD at the Globals Tournament in Knoxville TN at the end of May. 

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

Next eBlast Newsletter: 

edeltat@aol.com: Send your event, news & pics to Elisa

4/27/18: Please send anything you wish to be included in our eBlast or the TAG website

5/2/18: Next newsletter will be published

TAG Social Media 

Get Connected via Facebook, Instagram, Website, Email, Text. Sign up on the TAG website below


TAG Senior Students: 

Important Dates of scheduled activities for Townview Seniors

Date Time 300Event Venue Fee
Monday, April 23, 2018, 11:10am (subject to change) Townview Panoramic Portrait Prices TBA
Sunday, May 6, 2018 4:00pm (graduates arrive at 3:00pm) Townview Baccalaureate Concord Church free
Friday, May 18, 2018 8:00pm-12:00am Townview Prom Hilton Anatole Hotel $90 (online payment will be available; deadline is January 31, 2018)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:00am-TBA Townview Picnic Southern Cross Ranch $55 (online payment will be available; deadline is January 31, 2018)
Friday, May 25 (Tentative) 7:00pm (Rehearsal at 9:30am on May 25) TAG Graduation Gooch Auditorium at UTSW free

Summer 2018 – 8th Street Bridge Construction  –  Construction and Impact to Townview Traffic