ACM's PTA Annual Programs and Events

 

ACM’s PTA is very proud of all our unique Programs and Events that help make our school great! They benefit our school at large, parents, teachers and even our community. Thank you to all who contribute to making our school the amazing community it is! 

 

ACM PTA Back to School Activities:

Back to School online portal - starting in early August take care of all your back to school needs including adding or updating your account information, choosing volunteer opportunities, and purchasing school spirit wear, school supply packs, and your PTA Membership. We host the Back to School Extravaganza to provide help with everything in the Back to School portal and purchase used uniforms. The PTA also hosts the Boo Hoos & Woo Hoos Event on the first day of school. 

 

ACM PTA Spirit Wear & Items:

 

Every Friday is Spirit Day at ACM. Your child one can show their school pride and wear a spirit shirt! You can place an order for shirts and other goodies on ACMPTA.org starting in early August and running through early September! This year ACM’s PTA will provide every student a free Field Day shirt. Our PTA Board members are also provided a shirt to wear to events. 

 

ACM PTA School Supply Packs:

 

Every year, ACM PTA’s school supply chair works with our principal to set a list of supplies each grade requires and sets up online ordering and delivery to classrooms so parents can avoid the hassle of tracking down and bringing in all the items on the lists. PTA doesn't profit on school supply sales. It is done as a service to faculty and families because we know teachers prefer to have their class supplies ready to go on the first day of school. 

 

ACM PTA Homecoming Parade float:

 

It is so fun to see ACM’s Kinder kids waving on ACM’s float during the Richardson High School Homecoming parade. Email fieldday@acmpta.org to join the fun of brainstorming for and building the float.

 

ACM PTA Falcon Pride Donation Drive:

 

The Falcon Pride Drive is a cash donation drive that funds the many programs and services ACM’s PTA provides to our kids, families, and faculty. The drive allows us to get fundraising for PTA’s annual budget done at the start of the year, so we can focus on serving ACM’s students, families and faculty for the remainder of the year. It also keeps us from having to sell catalog items and 100% of donations benefit ACM! 

 

ACM PTA Fall Carnival and Trunk or Treat:

 

A highlight of the year, ACM PTA’s Fall carnival is loaded with fun and open to the whole community. All for FREE! 

 

Homeroom support & Class Holiday Parties – Winter & Valentines (School event supported by PTA):

 

ACM’s PTA sets aside a money for each class for volunteer homeroom parents to fund class parties. In addition, homeroom parents arrange for a teacher birthday gift and communicate with class parents when needed. 

 

PTA Reflections Contest:

 

ACM students express their artistic talents with PTA Reflections in the categories of dance choreography, musical competition, photography, visual arts, 

film production, and literature. Participation in all grades is encouraged. 4th-6th grade students will be required to submit a project for a grade (entering the contest is optional). 

 

ACM Red Ribbon Week (School event supported by PTA):

 

Red Ribbon Week focuses on drug prevention education & advocacy. The mission is to lead and support families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth. 

 

ACM PTA Fall Food Drive (School event supported by PTA):

 

The ACM PTA Fall Food Drive happens annually each November and benefits our own ACM families who wouldn’t be able to have a full holiday meal without our support. Your student will bring requested items to their classroom. 

 

ACM Holiday Giving Tree (School event supported by PTA):

 

Every year ACM’s front office staff collects a list of holiday wishes from those students whose families don’t have the funds to purchase gifts for the holiday season. You’ll see a tree just inside the office with ornaments noting the wishes and the age and gender of the recipient. 

 

Dallas Museum of Art Field Trip (School event supported by PTA):

 

One of the benefits of having kids at ACM is they get to go to the Dallas Museum of Art every year (as opposed to other elementary schools that go once during their elementary career). ACM’s PTA pays the $5 per child field trip fee for all ACM students each year. 

 

ACM PTA Donuts with Dad:

 

Bring your dad, uncle, grandfather, big brother, or special guest for a before-school treat in the ACM cafeteria. Spend some extra time with your child and start your pre-work day off with a smile while enjoying donuts, fruit, coffee (please being your own mug), and juice at this FREE event. 

 

Science Fair Support (School event supported by PTA):

 

ACM PTA’s Science Fair committee helps lead teachers promote the Science Fair and supports students during after school science fair work sessions and provides them each with a presentation board. Required for 3rd through 6th grades. 

 

ACM PTA Muffins with Mom:

 

Bring your mom, aunt, grandmother, big sister, or special guest for a before-school treat in the ACM cafeteria. Spend some extra time with your child and start your pre-work day off with a smile while enjoying muffins, fruit, coffee (please being your own mug), and juice at this FREE event. 

 

ACM PTA Multicultural Night:

 

ACM’s cultural diversity is one of our biggest assets. Enjoy this night of live music, dancing, traditional ceremonies, arts, crafts, and more from cultures around the world. Bring a dish from your family heritage labeled with what it is and its origin. Does your child have a cultural talent or tradition they would like to share with others that night? Please contact the multicultural chair at multicultural@acmpta.org

 

Arapaho Classical Theatre (School event supported by PTA):

 

Students in grades 4th-6th have an opportunity to audition, perform and/or work backstage through the ACM Theatre Department’s annual show! ACM PTA’s Theatre Chair and Committee supports ACM lead 

faculty through communications and arranging for parent volunteers. Tickets are sold in advance on ACMPTA.org, or after school. 

 

Yearbook produced by ACM’s PTA:

 

Make sure to send those school photos to yearbook@acmpta.org throughout the year. Our yearbook chair will be collecting throughout the year and assembling them into a book of memories for your child and family. 

 

Principals Fund:

 

We provide a fund for Mrs. Strickland to use towards teacher support, appreciation, and to provide scholarships for children when needed. 

 

Field Day supported by ACM PTA (School event supported by PTA):

 

A highlight for ACM students, this is a day filled with outdoor fun organized by our wonderful ACM Coaches Martinez and Norris and supported by ACM’s PTA and Arapabros. This event requires a lot of parent volunteer support so watch the ACM PTA FB page and Falcon Flyer for opportunities to volunteer.

 

ACM PTA Senior Breakfast (School event supported by PTA):

 

Graduating High School Seniors who attended ACM are invited to return to the school where they spent the majority of their school years for a breakfast in their honor organized by ACM PTA’s Hospitality committee. Teachers enjoy coming back to see their students and graduates marvel at how small everything is! 

 

Talent Show (School event supported by PTA):

 

Kinder, 2nd, 4th & 6th GRADERS show off their talents at this annual performance. Email our ACM PTA Talent Show chair at talentshow@acmpta.org 

 

Environmental:

 

Coordination of the National Walk and Bike to school Day! 

 

Nurses Fund:

 

The PTA covers the cost of Nurse Jennifer’s annual Nursing Association’s membership expense and provides lunch for the nurses who are providing assistance during the student’s health screenings. 

 

Skating 101:

 

The PTA covers the cost for the upper grades to participate in this program during their PE hour. 

 

ALL SCHOOL YEAR ACMPTA.org:

 

ACM PTA’s website will have the most up-to-date information regarding ACM PTA sponsored events and general school info. 

 

Falcon Flyer Newsletter:

 

 make sure you’re subscribed to ACM PTA’s monthly e-newsletter. You’ll receive information about what to expect in the coming months. 

 

ACM PTA Teacher Appreciation & Support:

 

ACM PTA’s Faculty Appreciation committee does a great job showing our amazing faculty just how grateful we all are that our kids are in their care. Appreciation efforts cover, not only classroom teachers and specials, but also office staff, nurse, counselor, principals, clerk, librarian, kitchen staff, custodians, etc. In addition to all the above joy, $100 is budgeted for every classroom and $100-300 for specials teachers to be spent however teachers wish for their classroom needs. 

 

ACM PTA Funded Assemblies and Programs:

 

The PTA is proud to sponsor a Fall and Spring Assembly to educate and entertain the students. Last year we brought in “Oceans Rock”, Shakespeare Dallas and Critterman. The ACM PTA also offers education to our parents. Many of our monthly PTA meetings offer speakers to keep you informed. 

 

ACM Acres:

 

ACM PTA funds a part time Garden Coordinator who creates curriculum that not only encourages healthy eating and knowledge about earth sciences, but also enhances other classroom curriculum (for ex. measuring perimeter and area of planting beds). There are lots of opportunities for ACM families to volunteer in the garden (and those volunteers are welcome to take any ripe herbs/vegetables as a reward!). 

 

ACM PTA Council Delegates:

 

ACM PTA’s Council delegates attend monthly RISD level PTA meetings to make sure parents at ACM are informed about matters that are happening at district level. They also work to support grade level concerts/performances and the RISD Used Book Fair that funds scholarships for RISD graduates. 

 

ACM PTA’s Clothes Closet:

 

ACM PTA’s Clothes Closet Chair and committee manages the Used Uniform sale and works with RISD to support their district level clothes closet. In addition, ACM’s PTA sets aside funds for any students who are in urgent need of, but unable to afford, clothing for school. 

 

Library Support:

 

ACM PTA’s Library Chair works closely with Ms. Belvin to arrange support for things like the summer reading program, the literacy library, the scholastic book fair and more. 

 

ACM PTA’s Inclusiveness Committee:

 

This committee promotes awareness, inclusion and engagement of diverse populations represented in the ACM community. It also encourages PTA’s membership, leadership, programs, and printed materials to reflect the diversity of the community. Finally, the committee identifies and addresses barriers that would hinder inclusivity including recruiting volunteers to translate PTA communications when needed. 

 

SAGE:

 

SAGE Committee fulfills PTAs mission of “every child, one voice” by ensuring that the specific educational needs of students with disabilities and learning differences are represented and included in PTA support and activities. SAGE is committed to supporting the students, teachers, and families of students with all special needs, diagnoses, and learning differences. If you would like to be part of this committee, email sage@acmpta.org 

 

Volunteers:

 

ACM PTA’s Volunteer chair encourages widespread volunteering and tracks the large amount of volunteer hours ACM’s community gives to ACM. 

 

ACM PTA Membership Perks:

 

Beyond the importance of supporting the long list of things ACM’s PTA does for the ACM community, joining the PTA has perks such as a homework 

pass for your kiddo, car rental discounts, Great Wolf Lodge discounts, and more. You can find more information here https://www.txpta.org/member-perks