Hi Davis Intermediate Family,
My name is Becky Welch, and I am your PTA President for the 2020-2021 school year. I am so excited to be a part of the PTA at Davis and experience all the amazing things we are going to do. I have four children- one student at Davis (Robby in 5th grade), one at McMillan, one at Smith Elementary, and one who is a future WISD student (although most of you see my William a lot since he seems to be at most of all of our school events). I have been involved with PTA since my oldest son, Aaden, was in kindergarten at Dodd Elementary…crazy to think that this was eight years ago!
We are blessed to belong to such an amazing school district as Wylie ISD. Our district is top-notch, and all of our leaders, administrators, and teachers are loving, caring, and dedicated to each and every one of our students. Here at Davis, we are also lucky to have an awesome administration team that fully supports and promotes our PTA program. Our PTA is amazing and has done great things in previous years. I know that the past months have been crazy and so uncertain due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Times are stressful and everyone is just trying to do the best that they can. We fully understand that everything is chaotic right now, and we want you to know that we SEE you and we are HERE to help in any way that we can. We want all of our Marauder Staff Members and Students (both those who are doing in-person and virtual learning) to feel welcome, wanted, and included in everything we do this school year. We plan to be as creative as possible to try to continue doing programs that engage our Davis students and their families while also respecting our families’ health and social distancing guidelines. Our events may look a little different, but we are striving to offer as many family events as possible including some new virtual Parent Presentations which highlight important topics such as cyber safety, mental health, and other special relevant topics. Our big goals for the Davis PTA this year include: 1. Increasing school spirit and promoting family involvement in school activities; 2. Striving for 100% membership for our school enrollment; 3. Creating more of a bond with all of our Marauder teachers, students, and their families while promoting collaboration and support for their needs; and 4. Promoting service before self in our student PTA members.
Strong PTA support is more important now than ever before, because each member that joins our PTA gives us another voice in both our State and National levels of advocacy for public education. One example is how our Texas PTA is advocating on behalf of our students and teachers to have this year’s STAAR Testing waived in light of all the current Covid-19 stressors being faced by our families. Your support helps us be able to gain more momentum and gain a louder voice within Austin and Washington, D.C. With that said, we are challenging our Marauders to end the school year with an all-time high goal of 1000 members (members can be the students themselves, parents, siblings, grandparents, other family members, friends, neighbors, and even local businesses). We love and appreciate all of our members!
Thank you for supporting us…. whether it’s through joining PTA, volunteering, or donating an item for a teacher luncheon or other event. We couldn’t do all that we do without our wonderful parent volunteers, so thank you for always helping us out. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime you have a question at firstname.lastname@example.org . I’m happy to help in any way that I can. Here is to a GREAT school year!
Davis Intermediate PTA President