TAG Life 4.30.18

 April 30th, 2018

Help out TAG as Backup Webmaster, Email or Spanish!

Are you skilled in the areas as website editor (WYSIWYG, WordPress or Html, etc)? Are you familiar with email? Are you able to read/write Spanish?
Information pertaining to all TAG and PTSA events are updated on a bi-weekly basis and communicated via website, email, Facebook, Instagram and Group Text – we already have great volunteers in place – we just need backups.  The time commitment is 2-4 hours per month, and we already have a content editor who compiles the content.
Thank You for assisting our critically important TAG electronic communications team.

Support Your PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association)

Donate Here TAG PTSA support important Programs & Activities
Painless_Fundraiser 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

May 4 TAG’s Civics Fair Volunteers 
April 20 – May 18 AP Testing Snack Donation
May 9 – 18 New Student Orientation
Email for details TAG Senior Thesis Judge (email Mr. Correa at acorrea@dallasisd.org)
2018-2019 PTSA – Various Committee and Volunteer Opportunities


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


Time-Sensitive Info

May 4 TAG’s Civics Fair 
May 5 PTSA Coffee & General Meeting
May 5 PTSA at the Garden
May 6 Seniors – Townview Baccalaureate
May 9 New Student Orientation
May 11 We want to hear from you! Send us your news for inclusion in our eBlast
May 19 TAG Prom – Buy Tickets Online here
May 23 Seniors – Townview Picnic
May 25 Seniors – TAG Graduation
Summer 2018 Summer Public Speaking & Debate Camps – Register Here
Summer 2018 8th Street Bridge Construction & Traffic Impact on TAG  (click here) 



Events & Dates for Seniors Schedule of Events


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

Next eBlast (email) Newsletter: 

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

5/11/18: Please send anything you wish to be included in our eBlast or the TAG website

5/16/18: Next newsletter will be published

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 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.

May 4 – PTSA Coffee & General Meeting 

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!

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.

 May 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.

 May 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”

May 5: PTSA at the Garden

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)

 May 7 – 18: 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!

May 9 – Volunteers Needed – New Student Orientation

TAG will host its New Student Orientation for all of our incoming students on Wednesday, May 9th from 6pm to 8pm. We are expecting 150 students and their parents to join us on that evening and will be looking for parents, students, and alumni to volunteer to help us welcome our new families. You would be welcoming families, answering questions about your experience at TAG, and assisting with various sessions.

If you are interested and available to help out on Wednesday, May 9th please fill out this form, and we will follow up with you via email by Friday, May 4.

May 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.

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

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

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 Event Venue Fee
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 City Club, Bank of America Tower,  Downtown Dallas $70 single, $130 couple (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

Click Here for Large Map: Construction and Impact to Townview Traffic