TAG Life 2.27.18

February 27th, 2018

Time-Sensitive Info

2/28 Purchasing and designing a Yearbook ad
3/8 Deadline for Yearbooks
 3/8 – 3/9  TAG-IT Chaperones Needed. See below

  • Thursday, March 8, we need 9 volunteers <<8 of 10 slots filled>>
  • Friday, March 9, we need 7 volunteers <<5 of 8 slots filled>>
 3/8 Talent Show – Griffins’ Got Talent
 3/9 Get Involved – join our PTSA Executive Board
3/9 We want to hear from you! Send us your news for inclusion in our eBlast 
3/10, 3/17 & 5/5 PTSA at the Garden
4/6 PTSA Coffee & General Meeting



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

Why Support Your TAG PTSA?

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

PTSA Executive Board Nominees 3/9/18


Would you be interested in serving as an officer of the TAG PTSA next school year? If so, we would like to hear from you!

TAG PTSA has formed a nominating committee (NomCom) to present a slate of candidates for 5 elected Executive Board members. The committee’s responsibility is to nominate the best qualified candidates for each position. The Executive Board positions are:

Vice President – Programs and Activities
Vice President – Membership and Communications

If you are interested or have any questions, please send an email to the NomCom Chair:
Michelle Chow-Agee at mhchow@swbell.net by Friday, March 9, 2018.

PTSA Coffee & General Meeting 4/6/18

Come join us on Friday April 6th for the PTSA Coffee and General Meeting!

When: Friday, April 6, 2018 from 8:00am – 9:30am (come and go as you please!) Moved from the Wednesday date that was previously published.
Where: TBD The library is being used for training, so we will have signs telling you where to go.
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 April 6th 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-IT Chaperones Needed:  Read More here at TAG-IT 2018

Parent volunteers needed! Every year, TAG provides enrichment to students by offering fun and educational classes and activities during the two days of TAG-IT. But we can’t go on field trips without our wonderful parent volunteers. Would you join us? If you’re interested in looking at all available TAG-IT offerings, check out the brochure HERE.

  • On Thursday, March 8, we need up to 9 volunteers. You may choose from active field trips (walking/sketching/writing at White Rock Lake, touring Oak Cliff), moderately active (visiting emergency preparedness sites, the Fed downtown, or the DMA), or you can go to the Lundy Rec Center where students will be doing basketball strategy (and you can sit inside and work or read).
  • On Friday, March 9, we need 7 volunteers (all of the above choices except the DMA and the Fed). SIGN-UP ON THE VOLUNTEER SPOT LINK HERE If you have questions about any of these activities, please email Dr. J at rjensen@dallasisd.org. Once the TAG-IT brochure is completed, we will make it available via a link so that you can see all of the course choices, including the ones that will be staying on campus.


If you have questions about any of these activities, please email Dr. J at rjensen@dallasisd.org. Once the TAG-IT brochure has been completed, we will make it available via a link so that you can view all the course choices, including those that will take place on campus.

Yearbooks and Yearbook Recognition Ads

Buy: at school with cash or check starting on Tuesday, 2/20 – Friday, 3/2/18!
Early Bird Pricing: Order by Friday, 2/23, and receive early-bird pricing of $25!
Purchases after 02/23, will be at the regular price of $30.
Method of Purchase: You may pay via cash or check (made payable to “TAG Yearbook”) until Friday, 3/2. Purchases after Friday, 3/2, can only be made online, via credit card.

Buy your Yearbook: Online with a credit card now!
Go to tiny.cc/tagyearbook
Locate TAG by typing “School for the Talented and Gifted.”
Once you’ve selected “School for the Talented and Gifted,” you may create an account and purchase a yearbook. The early-bird price of $25 applies online through Friday, 2/23. The deadline to purchase a yearbook online is Thursday, 3/8.

Buy your Yearbook Recognition Ad: Online with a credit card now!
Go to tiny.cc/tagyearbook
Locate TAG by typing “School for the Talented and Gifted.”
Once you’ve selected “School for the Talented and Gifted,” you can create an account and purchase one of the following:
1) A half-page ad ($30)
2) A full-page ad ($50)
You must pay for the ad prior to designing it. Once paid, go to “My Stuff” in the top right corner of the page. Click “Edit” on the far-right side of the page to upload pictures and start the design process.
You must complete your ad design by Wednesday, 2/28. All ads will be automatically uploaded to the yearbook as-is on Thursday, 3/1 and cannot be changed after that date.

Questions, concerns, problems? Email Ms. Greer at ggreer@dallasisd.org.

PTSA at the Garden 3/10, 3/17 & 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.

– March 10th, course # 6949, 9:00 – 10:30 AM * Gardening, seeding, and theory
– March 17th, course # 6955, 9:00 – 10:30 AM * Gardening, seeding, and theory
– 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), 972-919-2685 (f) 972.989.6582 (m)

Talent Show – Griffins’ Got Talent – 3/8/18

  • When: March 8th (time to be determined)
  • How to Participate: Stop by during lunch or after school on February 5th or 9th to let us know what you would like to do in the show-the meeting location will be posted in the locker area.
  • Help Requested: We also need stage helpers and help with ticket sales
  • RSVP: Contact Vallerie Dontes with questions vdontes@yahoo.com 708-606-0064

TAG Destination Imagination (DI) Teams Advance to State Tournament 

On Saturday February 17th, TAG teams competed in the Destination Imagination Regional Tournament. TAG has 4 teams moving on to the state competition in April. UnFrogettable took 1st place in Drop Zone. To Live is to DI took 1st place in Unlikely Attraction. School for the Talented & Gifted took 1st place in Change of Tune. The junior team, Stomatapods, won 1st place in the Project Outreach challenge and won a special DI Renaissance award. Congratulations to all teams! and Good luck at the state tournament April 6-8th

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. Please feel free to visit the website, www.dallasisd.org/DACA, for access to these resources and feel free to share the link with anyone you may know who could benefit from it.

Important Dates for TAG Seniors

Below is a list 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

Next eBlast Newsletter

3/9/18 – Please send anything you wish to be included in our eBlast or the TAG website
Send to: Elisa at edeltat@aol.com
3/21/18 – Next newsletter will be published