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Attention! We have extended the free newsletter one more week due to the healthy response in memberships. This is a complimentary service of the PTSA. Please join the PTSA to continue receiving the newsletter! Each parent must join in order to receive the newsletter. A bargain at $10 each. Students are included with either parent's membership. Thank you for your support as we grow!

SEM Morning Mixer and PTSA General Meeting Tomorrow Morning!

The 2018-2019 SEM PTSA welcomes all parents to our very first Morning Mixer and PTSA General Meeting!

You won't want to miss the keynote address on September 11 by Mr. Palacios to kick off the new school year! Mingle with other SEM parents over a light continental breakfast and coffee at 8:00 am, followed by the start of our program at 8:30 am. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and to get involved with the school! 

We're asking for some volunteers to help provide light breakfast items for tomorrow's Morning Mixer. Small donations (suggestion donation = $10) are also appreciated! Please follow this link to volunteer.

Thank you so much for your support, and we hope to see you tomorrow!

SEM Facebook page


Feel free to join the SEM PTSA Facebook page at this link. It is a closed online community for parents to discuss all things SEM.

Join PTSA!


Please join us in the PTSA!                                                     

Here are some benefits from joining the PTSA:

  • Weekly informative newsletter
  • Support for PTSA Activities
  • Making a difference for students

JOINING PTA DOES NOT COMMIT YOU TO DO ANYTHING. 

It simply makes you a child advocate.

You do NOT have to volunteer. You do NOT have to go to PTA meetings. 
Although you are very welcome to do both!

10 MYTHS ABOUT JOINING THE PTSA:

Myth #1
IF I JOIN THE PTSA, I WILL HAVE TO VOLUNTEER.

--->FALSE! Every person has a different capacity to give and be involved. And your capacity to volunteer will change from one year to the next. Your decision to purchase a PTSA membership (and stay current on what is happening with kids in our area) is significant all by itself.

Myth #2
I WILL HAVE TO TAKE A BOARD POSITION— OR LEAD A COMMITTEE— IF I JOIN THE PTSA.

--->NOPE! Some of our most valued PTSA friends have never held an elected (or appointed) position. You do not have to be a leader to be an important part of PTSA. Your membership support it critical to our success too!

Myth #3
MY PTSA MEMBERSHIP NEVER EXPIRES. I ONLY HAVE TO JOIN ONCE.

--->PTSA memberships are an annual thing— good for one school year. Memberships need to be renewed each year. If you choose to enroll online, your username and password will make it a snap to login and re-enroll each year.

Myth #4
THE PTSA ALREADY HAS ALL THE HELP THEY NEED.

--->It's probably no surprise that the more volunteers SEM has, the better. More volunteers means less work for each person — which means everyone has more time to enjoy events with their families!

Myth #5
I DON’T HAVE THE TIME TO JOIN THE PTSA.

--->If you are unable to give your time, please consider offering financial support. Joining—and donating if you are able— helps fund events and activities for the children through the school year!

Myth #6
THE SEM PTSA DOESN'T NEED ME SPECIFICALLY.

--> You have gifts and abilities that are entirely yours to give. When you give yourself to the people around you, all of us become richer for it! The first step is to show up and be willing to engage.

Myth #7
THE PTSA IS ONLY FOR STAY-AT-HOME PARENTS.

--> Our PTSA is made up of men and women who have a wide range of daily commitments. Some work 60 hours a week, some are retired. But most juggle work, bills, household chores, kids, sports, and homework, just like you!

Myth #8
MY CHILD’S LIFE WILL BE THE SAME —WHETHER OR NOT I JOIN THE PTSA.

---> UNTRUE. For at least 2 reasons.

    1— If everyone felt this way, all the wonderful activities and supports your child enjoys because of PTSA would suddenly vanish! and

    2— Research shows that parental involvement within the child’s school increases their academic achievements and decreases behavior issues. Not only does membership put you in direct communication with other parents and teachers, it shows your child that you are interested and invested in their educational experience.

Myth #9
ONLY MOMS & TEACHERS BELONG TO OUR PTSA.

--->NOT THE CASE! Moms, teachers and school staff DO naturally form the backbone of any PTSA— BUT the strongest groups ALSO have many grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors and community leaders who are invested in the youngest members of society.

Myth #10
I HAVE AN AWESOME IDEA, BUT THE SEM PTSA WOULDN'T BE INTERESTED.

--> Nothing could be further from the truth!
New ideas, and new friends keep our PTSA fresh and exciting!


PTSA BOARD Members still needed

Also, there are wonderful opportunities to work with both students and parents on the PTSA board! We want to be able to provide unique, fun and meaningful activities that transform our campus community.

If there are board positions you are interested in, please contact Amy Hickox at president@semagnet.org

SEM Information Page


Please click this link for the current news about our school including Schedules, Calendars, A/B Days, Construction, and Arrival Procedures.

Club information can be found at this link. Information will be updated as it becomes available.
 

Seniors Section

 
Seniors Picture Day is 
  • Monday, Oct. 1st: pictures for grade 12 (no make up day, all seniors must take pictures on 10/1)             
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Parking Permits


Parking permit applications are now available in the SEM office. If your child hasn't picked one up, tell them to do so as soon as possible. Enforcement of having a permit will begin next Monday, September 17th. Permits must be renewed annually. There is a $5.00 fee, payable in cash or money order, no checks. 

Sign up here for Voly

 

Follow this link to sign up for Voly- DISD's clearance page for volunteers to help out on campus. It's easy!

Bus Schedules

 

Click on the following links for Bus Routes 

Activity Bus    

8th St Bus Schedule (Pat Rainey Service Center)

Denley Dr Bus Schedule (Kleberg Service Center)

Eads St Bus Schedule (Lawnview and North Dallas Service Centers)

New Townview Library Website

 
Ms. Cunningham has created a new website for the Townview Library! We have direct access to book search, online databases, book recommendations, contact and info for the library, events and announcements as they arise.

Updated Townview Dress Code

Calendar

September

11 - PTSA Morning Mixer 8-9:15a Click here to donate
12 - Freshman Club Fair After school- 3rd floor
12 - 11th grade Mandatory Parent Meeting 6:30p in Theater
13-14 - Picture Day for grades 9-11 & faculty/staff
19 - SBDM Meeting 5p in Rm 211
19 - PTSA Board Meeting 6:30p in Rm 211
21 - Picture Day 9th-11th Grade
26 - 9th Grade Student Council Meeting 4:30p

October
1 - Senior Picture Day (No Retakes)
3 - SBDM 5p in Rm 211
3 - PTSA Board Meeting 6:30p in Rm 211
8 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
10 - PSAT Grades 9-11
12 - Staff Development NO SCHOOL
19 - Fair Day NO SCHOOL
23 - PTSA General Meeting 8:30a in Library
25 - Picture retakes for grades 9-11

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