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Originally delivered on 9/6/2021 12:00 pm

SUBJECT: 21-22 CES PTA Cowboy Connection Vol. 2

Newsletter Volume 2 - September 6, 2021
Message from the President

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!  

The CES PTA has been hard at work getting things underway for this school year.  Our amazing committee chairs have already started planning some fun things for students and families in the upcoming months.  This week our Ranch Hand, Library, and Copy Room Volunteers will be returning to campus to help our teachers and staff.   Don’t forget, all volunteers must have a completed background check to volunteer campus.

Speaking of volunteers, I would like to give a huge THANK YOU to Kristen Walker, Margo Sturgeon, and All-Star Dads for planning such an amazing Start of School Party!  I know that the kids had an amazing time and it was a fantastic way to kick off the school year! I would also like to say thank you to those parents who got up extra early and helped with open car doors at drop off the last few weeks.  Thank you everyone!

As always, we appreciate everything our parents do to make CES the BEST!  Do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns at or 817-565-8040.


Upcoming Dates
Monday September 6Labor Say - NO SCHOOL

Yearbook Sales Start
Thursday September 9Vision & Hearing Screening
Monday September 13PTA Executive Board Meeting
Thursday September 16Picture Day - will be used in Yearbook
Monday September 20Teacher Development - NO SCHOOL
Saturday October 30CES Fall Festival

Check out the CES PTA Calendar online to stay up to date on events!

PTA Membership Update

Thank you to those of you who have signed up for PTA!  I am excited to announce that the CES PTA will be recipients of two awards from Texas PTA, yay! First, The Golden Apple Award, which is given to schools that have 100% of their faculty join the PTA and second, The Head Start Award, which is given to those schools who have achieved at least 75% of the previous school years membership.  Let’s not stop here!  If we achieve 100% or greater, we will receive two additional awards from Texas PTA, so please join today!


By joining the PTA you will have access to our online directory, receive regular newsletters to update on any PTA events and have opportunities for your voice be heard through Texas PTA.  There are also opportunities to sign up for other volunteer opportunities like Room Mom, Library Volunteer, All Star Dads & many more.

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our Membership Drive Contest and new owners of a free CES Spirit Wear T-shirt!

- Debbie Hedges

- Danielle Czyzewski

- Daniel Spencer

- Musa Minhas

Connect with PTA
We need your help!

We rely on the PTA directory and message boards through Membership Toolkit as our form of communication and outreach to CES families for such things as class parties, volunteer opportunities, and many more important events throughout the year. The directory requires that parents populate their information and student class/teacher, and it is looking very slim at the moment. Please log into Membership Toolkit and update your child’s grade and teacher so you don’t miss out on any important communication!

1. Visit and create an account! If you're already registered for an account, please log in to your account and update your family's information, including your child's teacher.  No obligation to join PTA.

2. Update your family contact information and child's teacher. Choose how much or how little information you want included in the PTA Family Directory. The PTA Family Directory is available for CES PTA Members only.

3. Although there is no obligation to join PTA if you create an account, by joining the PTA you receive access to the full directory. This is an extremely helpful tool for party lists, play date communication, getting to know other CES families.

CES 21-22 Yearbooks on Sale!

For a limited time enjoy this Back-To-School Special!  Yearbooks are on sale for only $30. Order between September 6-17 to get this special price, before it’s too late!  Price will increase once this special ends. 

Yearbooks will be delivered in May. 

Personalization options and 5th Grade Shout Outs available online - see more here!  

Questions? Contact:  Sophie Bradford 214-226-5626

Also, remember to upload event pictures for the yearbook!

Purchase Yearbook
Cowboy Kudos

Is there a CES PTA Volunteer who has gone above and beyond the call of their volunteer duty? Cowboy Kudos is a new program to recognize those who have provided outstanding, continued, and dedicated volunteer service to our children and CES school community.

Spread encouragement and nominate someone today! We will read some of the best Kudos at each month's PTA meeting and spotlight one winner each month in our newsletter.

Run Club Update from Coach Vali

Due to some CMS track availability issues, we are delaying the start date of Run Club. If you have joined already, please be on the look out for more communication from Coach Vali.  There is still time to sign up - click here to join Run Club! if you have questions, email

Volunteer Background Checks

Don’t forget to complete your GCISD background checks!  Background checks are required to volunteer on campus.

How to Register:

  1. Visit the website: App-Garden Volunteer Tracker
  2. Register and complete application.
  3. Application will be reviewed and you will be contacted if further information is needed.
  4. Once approved, check your email inbox for invites to opportunities that match your interest.

Please see information from the district regarding these:

Welcome to the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District. We sincerely appreciate the investment of your time as a volunteer. Whether it is volunteering with your child's classroom, your school's field day or in any capacity in connection with our partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, you must complete the following Volunteer Background Authorization form online.

 For the protection of students and staff, all volunteer applicants must read the 
Volunteer Handbook (in Español) and are asked to apply online authorizing the district to obtain a criminal history background check.

Note: All volunteers are required to reapply each year.


Box Tops for Education has made things easier than ever! No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online. Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs!

When you shop on Amazon, simply visit and select Colleyville Elementary PTA as the organization you would like to support. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to our PTA!

Kroger Community Rewards makes giving easy when you grocery shop! Kroger donates annually to our PTA based on your percentage (at no added cost to you) of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations. 

Through your online Kroger Shopper Card account, under My Account > Community Rewards, select Colleyville Elementary School PTA. 

Sign Up for Remind Updates

New Change: CES PTA is now offering Remind by grade level.  

Text grade level code to "81010"

CES PTA PreK @cespta2034

CES PTA Kinder @cespta2034

CES PTA 1st Grade @cespta2033

CES PTA 2nd Grade @cespta2032

CES PTA 3rd Grade @cespta2031

CES PTA 4th Grade @cespta2030

CES PTA 5th Grade @cespta2029

Don't forget to follow CES PTA on Facebook for important updates!

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