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12
Jan

PTA General Meeting

Meeting will be conducted in the school library.Please remember to sign in. Thank you!
2023-01-12
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
28
Feb

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    13
    Apr

    PTA General Meeting

    Meeting will be conducted in the school library.Please remember to sign in. Thank you!
    2023-04-13
    05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

    Reflections has been a staple arts program in many schools for over 50 years. Millions of students have found a creative outlet in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story.

    2022 Reflections Theme: Show Your Voice!

     

    HOW TO GET STARTED

    The student or at least one person from their primary household must be a current member of Christie Elementary PTA.  To join, click HERE.

    Students should download the Program Rules to ensure they understand all guidelines, and that their art meets the necessary requirements for each art category. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed Student Entry form.

    Student Program Rules Packet
    English | Spanish

    Student Entry Form
    English | Spanish

    Grade Divisions

      Students may enter the Reflections program in the appropriate division for their grade:

    Primary (Preschool – Grade 2)

    Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

    Special Artist (Please refer to the Special Artist rules).*

    Arts Categories

    Students may enter the Reflections program in one or more arts categories with no limit to the amount of entries in a single category.
    Rules for each category are available below, along with past winners.

    Special Artist

     Special Artist English | Spanish

    *Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.

    SUBMISSION FORMATS & ENTRY

    Deadline: OCTOBER 28, 2022 Extended to November 4, 2022
    The following categories MUST be turned in digitally and uploaded HERE.  There will be no live performances.

    Dance Choreography, Film Production, Music Composition

    Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4.

    Audio file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: MP3, WAV

    The following categories MUST be turned into the front office, in a physical format:

    Photography

    Print image dimensions must be no smaller than 3x5 inches and no larger than 8X10 inches. Final product should not be
    larger than 11x14 inches with matting. Framed prints are not accepted.

    Visual Arts

    Accepted forms include: 2D original print, drawing, painting, collage (cut and pasted materials such as clippings and photos), metal etching or punch work, fiber work or computer-generated artwork. Frames and artwork containing loose materials are not accepted. Matting is accepted. Dimensions must not exceed 24x30 inches, including mat. Paper entries should be mounted on sturdy material.

    The Literature category can be submitted in either format

    Accepted forms of fiction and nonfiction include: Prose, poetry, drama, reflective essay, narrative and short story. Entrants may write
    in their primary language as long as an interpretive English translation is also attached. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Writing must not exceed 2,000 words and may be handwritten or typed. Accepted format: Single-sided on 8 ½x11” paper. 

    AWARDS & RECOGNITION

    Local Level (Christie Elementary)

    **Winners to be announced in November**

    State and National Level

    Each level of Reflections judging will determine how and when their participating students are celebrated. Here is an outline of the awards and recognition received if the entry advances to Texas PTA and National PTA.

    • Merit Award: Bronze Medal; Certificate of Merit; Work featured in the virtual exhibition
    • Award of Excellence: $200 Young Artist Scholarship; Silver Medal; Certificate of Excellence; Work featured in the virtual exhibition
    • Outstanding Interpretation Award: $800 Young Artist Scholarship; Gold Medal; Certificate of Outstanding Interpretation; Work featured in the virtual exhibition; $200 Prize for Local PTA Unit

    Questions about Reflections?

    Contact Christie Elementary PTA VP of Programs, Katie Petschke at VP-Programs@christiepta.org

    Retail Rewards

    Do you shop at Kroger?

    1. Create a digital account.

    A digital account is needed to participate in Kroger Community Rewards. If you already have a digital account, simply link your Shopper’s Card to your account so that all transactions apply toward the organization you choose.

    2. Sign in to your digital account.

    3. Visit, https://www.kroger.com/account/communityrewards

    4. Enter the organization number II028 (two capital I's and the number 028)

    5. Select the Christie Elementary PTA (Frisco) from the list and click “Save”.

    Your selected organization will also display in the Kroger Community Rewards section of your account. If you need to review or revisit your organization, you can always do so under your Account details.


     

    Do you shop on Amazon?

    Start shopping on AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your purchases are donated to Christie Elementary PTA!

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    We are listed as PTA Texas Congress 3982 Christie Elementary


     

    Download the Box Top app to scan your receipts for any Box Top products that can be used to earn rewards for Christie Elementary School in Frisco, TX.   No more clipping necessary.  Click the this link for more information.


     

     

     


    Sponsors

    2022-2023 PTA Sponsorship Opportunities

    Christie Elementary is proud to offer the community our 2022/23 Sponsorship campaign for the PTA programs and fundraisers. We are looking to secure year-long partners that will help us provide the best educational activities, programs and events to our Christie families. 

    As a member of the Christie community, we invite you to participate as one of our elite partners at any of the four levels offered. Your partnership contributions help to fund some of the following focused areas such as:

    • Educational programs – Reflections art program, Author visits
    • Family Engagement Events – Movie Night, Ice Cream Social
    • Campus Enrichment – Student shirts, teacher appreciation initiatives, and student recognition, to name a few.

    Below is a detailed explanation of our tax-deductible Sponsorship levels and benefits. Each Sponsorship level provides your business a full year of exposure opportunities among our Christie families and throughout the entire Frisco community.

    • Top tier placement of logo on the back of 600+ student shirts
    • Primary large largo placement on sponsorship signage at all PTA events
    • Primary placement of business logo on PTA website with active link to business website
    • Business featured in spotlight on social media platforms
      • Shout out on Social Media channels
      • Spotlight 2x a year
    • Thank You shoutout in school and staff Newsletters once a month
    • Sign at Field Day sponsoring activity
    • Medium-sized logo on the back of 600+ student shirts
    • Medium-sized logo on sponsorship signage at all PTA events
    • Business logo on PTA website with active link to business website
    • Business featured in spotlight on social media platforms
      • Shout out on Social Media channels
      • Spotlight once a year
    • Sign at Field Day sponsoring activity
    • Small-sized logo on the back of 600+ student shirts
    • Small-sized logo on sponsorship signage at all PTA events
    • Business logo on PTA website with active link to business website
    • Shout out on social media platforms
    • Business name listed (no logo) on the back of 600+ student shirts
    • Business name listed (no logo) on sponsorship signage at all PTA events
    • Business name listed (no logo) on PTA website with active link to business
      website
    • Shout out on social media platforms

    We hope you are able to participate in this opportunity to support our elementary school and all the fantastic educational programs and activitie s that we are planning. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for your support of Christie Elementary School!

    Partners

    Questions about Sponsorship Opportunities or Partnering?

    Contact Christie Elementary PTA VP Ways & Means, Lindsey Abel at vpwaysandmeans@christiepta.org.

    About

    Hello Wonderful Christie Elementary PTA Members!  

    THANK YOU and for joining the PTA, and for your future support of both the students and staff throughout the 2022-2023 school year. We are so grateful and excited that you have decided to take this journey with us and can’t wait to get started!

    Our Board of Directors have been working hard behind the scenes to revive our program, as we feel it’s an integral part of our school. 

    We are a group of individuals that are DREAMING BIG to bring life back into our PTA program and we need your help to do that! Below are a few ways you can help.

    Reflections Program – One of our first big initiatives is getting the Reflections Program up and running. Whether you’ve participated in the past, or this is all new to you, we are looking for YOUR HELP. If this is you, please email VP-Programs@christiepta.org

    What if that’s not me? Don’t worry! We have lots of ways you can still support the PTA!

    Below are a few options that involve very minimal effort and SHOPPING!  This is a great option for someone who doesn’t live locally, but still wants to support Christie!

    • AmazonSmile – If you have an Amazon, 0.5% of your purchases will be donated to Christie Elementary PTA if you select Christie Elementary PTA as the recipient through AmazonSmile. You place an order, we receive a contribution, it’s that simple! To set Christie Elementary PTA as the intended recipient, go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and select “PTA Texas Congress 3982 Christie Elementary” as your charity.

    • Kroger Community Rewards – If you shop at Kroger, all you need to do is link your free Kroger Loyalty Card to Kroger Community Rewards. Just like AmazonSmile, if you set Christie Elementary PTA as the designated recipient, Christie Elementary PTA will earn between 3% – 5% of the total amount spent in a transaction. To sign-up, log into your Kroger account through https://www.kroger.com/account/communityrewards, enter the organization number II028 (two capital I’s and the number 028), and Select the Christie Elementary PTA (Frisco) from the list and click “Save”.

    • Box Tops for Education – Download the Box Top app to your phone, click “Find a School”, type in “Christie Elementary” and click search, select “Christie Elementary School 10300 Huntington Rd, FRISCO, TX 75035”. No more cutting and turning in little Box Tops! Use the app to scan your receipts to determine if you have any qualifying purchases.

    • Christie Spirit Wear – We have custom designed apparel available for purchase to showcase our school and support our PTA. We will post on this website and Facebook when the store is available.

    Still looking for ways to give back? Or ways your employer can help? Below are a few ways to DONATE:  

    • Provide monetary donations and/or business sponsorships to help us raise funds to provide a t-shirt for every Christie student. Our students haven’t had PTA sponsored t-shirts in 2 years and it’s time for us to step up our game!

    • Provide monetary donations for funding toward special programs, special treats for the staff, and Christie community events.

    • Provide non-monetary donations such as pre-packaged food to stock our school pantry with snacks for students, supplies for our events, food items for staff for special days and staff break room during STAAR testing.

    • Participate in Spirit Nights at local restaurants. When you order, in person or online, please indicate that the order is to support “Christie Elementary School” so the PTA receives a percentage of the proceeds from your order.

    If you are interested in being more hands on, we will have plenty of opportunities for you to serve alongside us!  Aside from the Reflections Program, future events include: Scholastic Book Fairs, Christie Community events, and so much more! If you have any event ideas, please don’t hesitate to send them our way, through contact@christiepta.org.  

    Be on the lookout for all event postings through our Facebook page, as well as on this website.  We are also working on a newsletter that will highlight all things PTA, to send out on a regular cadence, to keep everyone informed.

    And please don’t forget to join us at our monthly meetings!  We require a minimum of 10 members, plus board members, in attendance, so we can formally vote on agenda items. Please check our Events calendar for future PTA meetings and events.

    We are so excited for the year ahead and look forward to partnering with you so we can DREAM BIG

    With many thanks,
    Christie PTA Board of Directors 

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