Kingwood High School Parent-Teacher-Student-Association
2012-2013 KHS PTSA Elected Officers
President Laura Shirley
First Vice President Kathy Velasco
Second Vice President Assistant Principal Steve Steinke (Principal's Rep)
Secretary Elizabeth Herink
Treasurer Jodie Felder
To contact PTSA, email: email@example.com
If you are not receiving KHS PTSA Email Blasts, then contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Both Parents and Students should sign-up. The weekly Email Blasts that go out are sponsored through Texas State PTA, not through KHS or the Humble School District, and as such, KHS PTSA follows National and Texas State PTA Guidelines.
These Emails are meant to keep you posted about upcoming events at the high school or within the community,
with information that is generated from either the KHS Administration, the Humble ISD Superintendent, the KHS PTSA or other KHS Booster Clubs and Organizations... so unless you are already signed-up,
you will not receive them, as the distribution list does not transfer over from the school's database.
KHS PTSA does not share your Email Address with any Third Parties.
Do yourself a favor and add these two PTSA Email Addresses into your own personal Email Contact List.
Important Notice: If you receive the KHS Email Blasts, be aware that the very last line at the bottom of the page states:
If you do not wish to receive further Email messages from this group please click HERE to opt out.
Make sure to not inadvertently move your mouse over the word HERE and click your mouse,
as you will automatically be deleted from the KHS PTSA Email Distribution List.
Should that happen, just email email@example.com and ask to be re-added.
To publish a KHS PTSA Email Blast Article, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you, as a parent or a student, are on the board of a KHS Student Organization, Booster Club or Organization and
need an article to be included in the KHS PTSA Email Blast, you may do so as long as it falls within National PTA and KHS Administrative Guidelines.
If you shop at Randall's, then link your Randall's Remarkable Card to
Kingwood High School PTSA’s Charity Number: 12160.
Reminder to Seniors and Senior Parents...
KHS PTSA awards Four $1,000.00 Senior Scholarships at the end of the school year.
To be eligible, you and your Senior Student must be members of the KHS PTSA.
Applications will become available in February in the College Room... look for PTSA Emails with details in February.
The same applies for the Humble Council of PTAs Senior Scholarships.
Kingwood High School has a few Departments that could always use Volunteers...
If you are interested in Volunteering at KHS in the areas of
the Copy Room, Library, English Department Book Room, Text Book Room, etc.,
then email us at email@example.com and we will forward your response.
Remember, here at KHS, our PTA is known as a PTSA
We encourage our students of all grades to join as well and participate
when we need volunteers to help out with Teacher Appreciation Events.
Being a KHS PTSA Student Liaison Volunteer, let alone a PTSA Member,
is a great addition to any College Resume.
The focus of KHS PTSA has always been to support our teachers, which in turn,
directly impacts and supports your own child's experience at KHS.
With district-wide cutbacks, we are able to step-in to offer Teacher Grants to provide new classroom materials and updated technology.
That is why your Contribution to PTSA is so very important... your Donation supports every single student.
If you have not yet joined as a Member of KHS PTSA for this school year, it is never too late.
We heard from a few of you at Stang Camp that you didn't want to join as you were not able to commit time
to volunteer or be on a committee. Let us put your fears aside...
being a Member of KHS PTSA means that you are part of the Regular Membership
and that your Donation directly impacts and supports your own child's experience at KHS;
it does not commit you to volunteer or be on the executive board or to serve on a committee.
Membership for Parents is $11.50 per person and for Students and Teachers it is $6.50.
If you have previously been awarded a Texas State PTA Life Member Award from one of your child's schools,
then you have a reduced membership fee of $10.25 as a Life Member.
In addition to your Membership fee, if you still want to make a Donation to PTSA, we would be so appreciative.
Please email us... and don't forget to check with your company for a Matching Gifts Program.
Your dues gives you Membership in our local PTA, Texas State PTA and National PTA.
As part of the Regular Membership, you are invited to attend the Regular Board Meetings
(...for those of you involved with PTA for quite a while, National PTA changed the wording of
"General" Board Meeting and "General" Membership to now be reflected as "Regular" Board Meeting and "Regular" Membership).
KHS PTSA By-Laws stipulate that there will be three Regular Board Meetings held each year.
The Meeting Dates & Location will be announced in the KHS PTSA EMail Blasts.
Always bring your PTA Membership Card with you for admittance, should you attend a Regular Board Meeting.
Regular Board Meetings are for Regular Membership only;
Executive Board Meetings are for Executive Board Members only.
As per National PTA and Texas State PTA Constitutional and Legislative Policies…
any National, State, Regional, District or Local PTA/PTSA Executive Meeting and Minutes are for Executive Board Members Only.
Any National, State, Regional, District or Local PTA/PTSA Regular Meeting and Minutes are for Regular Membership Only.
Therefore, as per the aforementioned, the KHS PTSA Charter and By-Laws stipulates that
Minutes will never be posted on the KHS Website as not every Teacher, Staff, Parent or Student is a Member of KHS PTSA.
Only current, paid KHS PTSA Members have authorization to Regular Minutes;
Only current, paid KHS PTSA Executive Members have authorization to Executive Minutes.
National PTA Membership Card
When you join membership in the KHS PTSA, you will receive a National PTA Membership Card.
National PTA has created an On-Line Activation Membership Card.
It must be activated for you to be registered as a Member and for you to access great PTA Resources and Benefits.
To activate your PTA Membership Card
Go to PTA.org/activate or call (800) 307-4PTA (4782).
National PTA has partnered with Office Max.
When you activate your card, remember to print out the Office Max $10 Off Coupon.
Keep your PTA Card in your wallet so it will be available to you for Merchant Discounts.
Note: The Log-In I.D. Number and Password from a PTA Membership Card is used only for access to secure areas
of the National PTA and Texas State PTA Websites, not the Kingwood High or Humble District Websites.
National PTA has partnered with these Companies offering PTA Members Discounts:
eTrak Devices, Hertz, MetLife Auto & Home, Sharp Electronics, SocialScout and T-Mobile.
For more information, go to the National PTA Website pta.org.
Texas State PTA has partnered with these Companies offering PTA Member Discounts:
Barnes & Noble, Dell Computers, Fiesta Texas (San Antonio), La Quinta Hotels, Nationwide Insurance, Schlitterbahn and Sea World.
For more information, go to the Texas State PTA Website txpta.org.
From time to time, log on to the National PTA Website (pta.org)
and the Texas State PTA Website (txpta.org)
for great resources that is geared towards students, parents and teachers.
Thank you for your Support of the KHS PTSA!
PTA. Every Child, One Voice.
The Vision of PTA is to make every child's potential a reality… The Mission of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
For valuable member benefits and resources, and to learn more about the National PTA and the Texas State PTA, visit their websites at www.pta.org andwww.txpta.org.
What Does PTA Do?
National PTA is the largest Volunteer Child Advocacy Association in the Nation.
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligations to children
and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child
while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.
Your PTA membership demonstrates the importance you place on educating your child. You have joined more than 5 million people who share your interest in issues affecting children. Everyone – parents, educators, students, mentors and other citizens who actively support our mission in their schools and communities – is invited to join our not-for-profit association, the largest child advocacy association in the world.
The following opportunities are available only to PTA Members…
Networking – Family, Teacher & Community Engagement – Legislative Advocacy – Parent Learning & Leadership Member Benefits & Discounts – Programs for Arts, Health & Safety.
National PTA keeps you informed on what’s happening on Capitol Hill
and Texas State PTA in Austin,
and brings forth legislative issues affecting families, school and communities.
PTA does not act alone.
Working in cooperation with many national education, health, safety and child advocacy groups
and federal agencies, National PTA collaborates on projects that benefit children
and that bring valuable resources to its members.
PTA is a Non-Commercial, Non-Sectarian-Non-Partisan Organization
that promotes the welfare of children and youth.
PTA does not endorse any Candidate or Political Party.
The actions of legislative bodies can have a profound effect on the education and well-being of children.
PTA serves as the voice for children in many legislative endeavors.
PTA supports legislation that improves health, well-being and educational opportunities for every child.
Successful implementation of our legislative positions is characterized by people
working together to assure wise legislative decisions through
knowledge of the process and an understanding of the issues.
A few of these legislative efforts include:
Child Labor Laws
A Public Health Service
Hot Lunch Programs
A Juvenile Justice System
Seat Belts on School Buses
PTA... A History
PTA has played a substantial role locally, regionally, and nationally in supporting parent involvement and working on behalf of all children and families. It's a time to reflect and take pride in our many accomplishments and to renew our commitment to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for parents, and a
strong advocate for public education. For more than 100 years, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has provided support, information and resources to families focused on the health and education of children. The organization was founded in 1897 in Washington, D.C., as the National Congress of Mothers by PTA's founders Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Alice McLellan Birney, along with the founder of Georgia's Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers, Selena Sloan Butler. These were women of imagination and courage, and if not for these women and their vision and determination, there would not be a PTA... an organization that has been woven
into the very fabric of American life. They understood the power of individual action, worked beyond the accepted barriers of their day, and took action to literally change the world. They had a simple idea... to
improve the lives and futures of all of our children. As much as other conditions in America may have changed, that idea has not. PTAs keep it alive. By whatever name it has been known, National PTA was created to meet a profound challenge, to better the lives of children... and today it continues to flourish because PTA has never lost sight of its goal, to change the lives of children across our great national for the better. Today, PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the nation. Our members represent the ethnic diversity of our
nation and they come from the ranks of traditional families, single-parent households, blended families, grandparents, and other caring adults. Together, we continue to serve as the conscience of the country for children and youth.
Texas State PTA… A History
In 1896, Mrs. Ella Caruthers Porter established the first Mother's Club in Hillsboro, Texas, to promote "child study and the betterment of home." In 1898, Mrs. Porter attended the second National Congress of Mothers and was appointed to organize a state congress in Texas. It took almost a decade, but The Texas Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teachers Association was formed on October 19, 1909, at the State Fair in Dallas.