Join the Wolf Den PTSA!

 

 

Your membership in the Plano West Wolf Den PTSA is vital to supporting the Students, Teachers and Staff at West all year long.  One of the goals of this year's PTSA Board is to also support our parents by providing a bulletin board of information here on the Wolf Den PTSA website.  Please check back often to see what we're up to this week!  We encourage both parents and students to become members of the Wolf Den PTSA. Click here to join today! 

 

 

The 2021-2022 Wolf Den PTSA Board Needs YOU!

 

 

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Are you interested in serving as a Wolf Den PTSA Board member or committee chair for the Wolf Den PTSA for the 2021-2022 school year? We need you! Complete the online Board Interest Form at https://planowestptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/Open_Forms.

Deadline to submit officer interests is Friday, February 12th. Officers will be elected at the General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, March 3rd. All other chair position interests should be submitted online by Friday, March 5th.

Questions can be directed to Rhonda Snyder, Wolf Den PTSA President at president@wolfdenptsa.org or Amy Nelson, Parliamentarian at parliamentarian@wolfdenptsa.org.

 

 

PTA Life Membership Nominations

 

If there is anyone that comes to mind that has gone above and beyond for our students, please nominate them to be a PTSA Lifetime Member. That includes faculty and staff too.

Please click here for the nomination form.

Please have all forms back to Sara Burnett at membership@wolfdenptsa.org as soon as possible.

 

 

PTSA Spirit Day 

 

 

Plano West PTSA will be having an all day fundraiser at Taverna Rossa on Thursday, January 28th.   

Here are the details:

  • 15% of sales will be donated to PTSA
  • open 11am to 10pm
  • online orders can be placed at TavernaRossa.com and can be picked up curbside
  • RSVP on facebook HERE if you would like a reminder

 

 

Snack Baskets for Wolfpack Teachers

 

Plano West Wolf Den PTSA is preparing snack baskets for our hard-working teachers and staff, and we need YOUR HELP to make it a success! Please consider signing up to donate one or more prepackaged food items at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4cabab2aa64-snack. You may drop off all donations in the Plano West front office (or on the porch at 8400 Buxton Court) by Friday, February 12 at 3pm. Email hospitality@wolfdenptsa.org with any questions. Thank you for supporting our amazing teachers!

 

Congratulations to Reflections Winners!

 

Congratulations to the following students who won special recognition at the PISD District level for their Reflections Entries.  This year's theme was "I Matter Because..."

  • Jessie Keogh won a District AWARD OF EXCELLENCE in the Visual Arts category with her Acrylic on Canvas entry, "Living":

 

  • Tirzah Lo won a District HONORABLE MENTION in the Photography category for her entry "Burst":

 

 

Summer Expo

 

 

 
 

 

Thank You!

 

Thank you to the many families who contributed to the staff holiday Treasure Chest and Casserole Day! We were able to acquire enough items and gift cards so that EVERY SINGLE MEMBER of our large staff will be able to receive a gift this holiday season due to the incredible generosity of our Wolfpack community. PTSA is proud and honored to be able to provide not only these gifts, but also a holiday lunch and Casserole Day for our amazing teachers and staff this December.

 

 

 

 

    

World Wear Project

 

 

 

Support PTSA with Rewards Programs

 

The Plano West Wolf Den PTSA relies on membership dues and just a few fundraisers to fund our programs.  Parents and community members can participate with little to no effort. We are grateful for any support you or your family is willing and able to give.

 

Amazon Smile

Click here, and select PTA Texas Congress Plano West Sr High School Wolf Den PTSA and 0.5% of your purchases will be donated back to our PTSA.

 

Tom Thumb & Good Neighbor Program

Link your Tom Thumb Remarkable card to the Plano West Wolf Den organization #9312, and Tom Thumb will send a check for 1% of all eligible purchases back to the Wolf Den PTSA!  You can link up to 3 organizations to your Tom Thumb remarkable card. Complete this form and turn it in to your Tom Thumb customer service desk or email the information to good.neighbor@tomthumb.com. Please make sure to add our Charity # 9312.

 

Kroger Community Rewards Program

It is super easy to give back by shopping at Kroger! 

Simply visit Kroger's website. Once logged in to your Kroger account, you can search for Plano West Wolf Den PTSA either by name or SW055 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a Rewards card.

*Customers must have a registered Kroger Rewards card account to link to your organization. If a member does not yet have a Kroger Rewards card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.

REMEMBER, purchases will not count for our organization until after you register your Rewards card.
Participants must swipe their registered Kroger Rewards card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count.

 

  

Booster Clubs

  

 

Plano West Hockey Club

 

VARSITY

Plano West   vsJesuit                Thu Jan 28  at  9:00PM                  Starcenter Richardson - Blue Rink

CoppellvsPlano West                 Thu Feb 4  at 8:15PM                    Starcenter Plano- US Rink

Plano WestvsFlower Mound/Marcus     Thu Feb 11 at 8:15PM        Starcenter Farmers Branch - Tom Gaglardi Rink

Denton CountyvsPlano West     Thu Feb 18  at 8:15PM                   Starcenter Farmers Branch -Tom Gaglardi Rink

 

JV

Frisco EastvsPlano West            Sun Jan 31 at 3:30PM           Starcenter Plano - World Rink  

Tulsa vsPlano West-                   Sun Feb 7 at 2:00PM             Starcenter Plano- World Rink

Plano WestvsNorthwest              Sun Feb 21 at 5:15PM           Starcenter Euless - Gold Rink

Allen vs. Plano West                   Sun Feb 28 at 5:00PM           Starcenter Plano - World Rink

 

  

Shepton Stallionettes Fundraiser

 

 

 

Yearbook Sales

 

It's time to order your child's 2021 yearbook! Online yearbook sales are now open. Order the 2021 yearbook at http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01044419.

 

Senior Recognition Ads for the Class of 2021 can also be purchased and created through Josten's for inclusion in the yearbook. These ads are a great way to celebrate this special time, and they are available for a limited time. Ad sales link: https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1036901.

 

Finally, for parents and students who love to take pictures of school events, if you would like your photos to be considered for inclusion in the 2021 yearbook, you can go to https://images.jostens.com/415468615 and share your photos with the yearbook staff.

 

 

Apply Now!
New Volunteer Management System

 

Plano ISD has implemented a new volunteer management system for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Volunteers need to apply at www.pisd.edu/volunteer. PISD hopes to improve your volunteer experience as a valued partner in student success.

 

 

 

 

Changes to Instructional Environment Selection (updated 11/17/2020)

 

3rd 9-Week Changes to Instructional Environment

November 16, 2020

 

En español

 

Families now have an opportunity to make a change to their child’s learning environment for the third 9-week period. As we have worked with Collin College, our higher education partner for dual credit, it became necessary to adjust the timing of the selection process in order for both organizations to have the information needed for staffing and scheduling second semester.  For that reason the following slight adjustment is being made to the selection window:

 

Revised selection window:  November 17-November 30
(Originally scheduled selection window:  November 30-December 4)

 

The new  window for selection is November 17-November 30 for all levels (elementary and secondary students). Students will be scheduled in the selected instructional environment, which will go into effect on January 5, 2021. If no changes are made in Parent Portal, then the current instructional environment will remain in effect until the fourth 9-week selection period opens. 

Changes to Instructional Environment Selection

Plano ISD understands that families may want to change their instructional environment based on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Changes may be made beginning November 17. Instructional environment selections will be valid through the end of the school year unless you make a change at the end of the third 9-week cycle in February.

 

These changes will become effective on the first day of the third 9-week grading period through the end of the grading cycle. To view the environment selection for the current 9 weeks by campus, visit www.pisd.edu/school@home_selection

Parents Who Do NOT Want to Make a Change of Environment – NO ACTION REQUIRED 

Process for Changing Instructional Environment Selection

  • All primary guardians will receive a notification prior to the change selection period. 
    Changes may be made in the Parent Portal
    • Instructions on how to complete the process are located in the Parent Portal. 
  • Any changes made in the Parent Portal  will go into effect on the dates listed below. 

NEW - Instructional Environment Change Selection Periods

Third 9-weeks opportunity to revise instructional environment:
   November 17- 30, 2020
   Effective on January 5, 2021

Fourth 9-weeks opportunity to revise instructional environment:
   February 15-19, 2021
   Effective on March 15, 2021

  • Elementary students changing their environment may be assigned to a new teacher or teacher. Change in environment will almost always result in a teacher change. 
  • Secondary students making changes to their learning environment selection are not guaranteed to be assigned to their same teacher or class schedule based upon availability. Some staff may need to shift to align with new learning environment choices. Therefore, even students who do not change learning environments could experience a change to their teacher(s), course availability or class schedule.

Please Note: The Texas Education Agency has issued guidance that allows school districts to stop offering virtual instruction to individual students with poor grades or attendance. Campuses will notify parents if a student’s attendance and/or academic performance in one or more classes puts them at significant risk of severe learning loss in the PISD School@Home or the hybrid schedule remote days.  

 

A student’s lack of engagement and poor academic performance could result in revoked access to the remote learning environment or Plano ISD School@Home. In which case, the student may be required to return to the face-to-face learning environment (or hybrid 4 days a week). Campuses will notify and collaborate with parents regarding learning environment changes if their student is not demonstrating academic success.

 

Grab-and-Go Meals

 

Due to a waiver issued from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), all Plano ISD students (whether enrolled in face-to-face instruction or School@Home) will receive free breakfast and lunch meals through December 31, 2020, or while USDA funds last. For meal bundle pickup locations, schedules and menus visit www.pisd.edu/grabandgo. Anyone picking up meals without the student present, must bring appropriate documentation in the form of a school-issued ID, report card, parent portal attendance summary form, or birth certificate. 

 

 

  

  

 

Plano Council of PTAs resources

 

Plano West Senior High
5601 West Parker Road
Plano, TX 75093
(469) 752-9600

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Wolf Den PTSA
President – Rhonda Snyder 
president@wolfdenptsa.org

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PTA Awards
2019-2020 Texas PTA Membership Awards