Merriman Park PTA

Brag Sheet 



Incredible Events Organized and Sponsored by our PTA:  
  1. Supply Sale
  2. Red Ribbon Week
  3. Pumpkin Parade
  4. Technology Education
  5. Holiday Program
  6. Academic Showcase
  7. All-School Spring Picnic with In and Out Burger
  8. Field Day
  9. Organized and sponsored a free carnival for all MPE families.
  10. Held a special breakfasts for our MPE’s Grand Friends and celebrated MPE alums
  11. Participated in the North Texas Day of Giving
  12. Organized annual #mpeserves - Families picked from different community service projects based in Lake Highlands (Reversing Hunger canned food roundup, Treats for Thurgood Marshall, MPE 101 session at an apartment complex, and MPE OLC cleanup
  13. Increased participation and support for all school competitions including: Destination Imagination, Invention Convention, Science Fair, Lone Star Challenge, Noetic Math and Spelling Bee through financial assistance and parent coaching; additional support for our 5th and 6th grade DI teams at the State Competition and our 5th Grade DI team in Global Competition.
  14. Organized After School programs including: Mad Science, Spanish classes, Chess Club program; launched Underground University, an evening enrichment program on Python Coding, Stop Video Animation, Codes and Ciphers, and History of Invention
  15. Coordinated 2 Training programs for all MPE teachers and Staff on Gifted Education
  16. Participated in the Reflections Art Program and two of our students qualified for state

PTA Membership Awards
Honor Roll 500+ Club
Fall Increase Award
President’s List Award
Spring Increase Award 
Gold Apple for 100% Staff  
Men Are Really Special Award
Student Involvement Award
Community Membership for 50+ members
Generations for 50+ grandparents
Platinum Award for a Voice for Every Child
Received the Platinum Volunteer Award for reporting 10 times the number of students
PTA Board Accomplishments: 
Three PTA members served on the RISD Council Board: 4th VP of Used Book Fair,
Secretary, and Newsletter Chair
-  Hospitality Board: 
Hosted a Back To School Teacher Luncheon
Snacks for teachers at staff meeting
Provided turkeys for our cafeteria and custodial staff
Hosted a Senior Breakfast for MPE 2016 High School graduates
Awarded two college scholarships to former MPE graduating Seniors at LHHS

-  Teacher Appreciation Board:
 Provided monthly lunches for the teachers
Provided the Staff Dinners on Meet The Teacher Night and Open House Night
Put on Over the Top Teacher Appreciation Week for our fabulous staff in May

-  MPE Dad's Cub:
Ran morning carpool line EVERY morning
Served as hall greeters and tutors in the morning
Helped during lunch
Washed teacher's cars
Completed other projects around the school
-  Our Preschool Liaisons:
Hosted the Annual Fall Tour
Hosted the Annual Spring Mom's Dinner and Panel  
Kindergarten Round Up
“A day in the life of a kindergartener” Pee Wee Panther event
Kept future families involved through playgroups, events and newsletters
-   And so much MORE
Maintained -
A web-based supply sale
An updated website
Weekly eLink updates
Active Facebook page
Reduced printed material for weekly folders.
Financially supported:
The 5th Grade Trip to Pine Cove
The 4th Grade Trip to Fort Worth
Funded an additional field trip for every student at MPE
Including the Dallas Zoo
World Aquarium
Perot Museum
and the Rangers Ballpark
Library Author visits
Video conferencing and Scholastic Book Fair
Outdoor Learning Center
Self Manager leadership program for students in 1st-6th grade
Hosted & Organized:
The most successful MPE Auction in the Spring
A Volunteer and Awards Luncheon to honor:
 - Golden Apple Award 
 - Panther Award
 - Lifetime PTA Award
 - Dads Club Award
 A Recycle Day for the entire MPE community
Monthly spirit days at participating local restaurants
And even MORE: 
Partnered with local businesses that give back to schools.
Received grants from Lowe’s Toolbox for Education and Lake Highlands Exchange Club
Solicited and organized our very successful Community Partners Program and Panther Parent Partners.
Donated to and helped staff the RISD Used Book Fair
Planned and fully supported the 1st grade/6th grade Pals (Mentoring) Program
Produced and distributed the All School Directory and Yearbook
Organized and supported 6th Grade end of year activities
Collected clothes and provided many manpower hours to the RISD Clothes Closet
Supplied staff and Principal with School Incentives and Educational Support including:
- Professional Staff Development and testing snacks/strategy prizes
- $250 teacher allowance for every teacher on staff
- Financial support for enrichment cluster supplies
- Technology software