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CFB ISD Community Partners Back to the Future

The CFB ISD Community came out in force supporting students in the Back the Future Rallies presented by CFB ISD Council PTA, C-FB ISD and Community Partners this past year.

Nearly 1,000 people rallied to learn more about the terrific opportunities to C-FB ISD students and families at RLTurner High School in December and Ranchview High School in September.

Supporters visited Community Partners from across the district including Brookhaven Country Club, North Lake College, On the Border, Raising Cane’s Chicken, Future Farmers of America, Boy Scouts, C-FB ISD Educational Foundation, C-FB ISD Ambassadors and many many more.

District and community leaders who shared their commitment and vision for our students included Texas Representative District 115 Bennett Ratliff, C-FB ISD Board Trustees Richard Fleming, James Goode, Nancy Watten, Nancy Cline, Superintendent Dr. Bobby Burns, parents and Community Partners.

Diane Dobis, President CFB ISD Council PTA shared, “this is a tremendous showing that C-FB has strong community support for our schools. Families from every C-FB ISD campus came out to connect and demonstrate their interest and support of our students. Many community Ambassadors were welcomed and were able to meet with parents and district leaders. Thank you to all who came. Council PTA is planning to continue these rallies at each high school in the coming months. Back the Future is Texas PTA’s initiative this year to jump-start connections between our schools and our communities. Strong communities make strong schools and our strong schools enrich and enliven our communities. From academics, to athletics to our performing arts programs, C-FB ISD offers a wide range of opportunities designed to help students succeed in school and in life.”

A few of the Community Partners who donated goods and services in support of our schools include:

  • Brookhaven Country Club
  • C-FB ISD Ambassadors
  • C-FB ISD Educational Foundation
  • Harry Photo
  • i-entertainment
  • Joe’s Pizza (on Beltline Rd).
  • Brookhaven & Northlake Colleges
  • On the Border
  • Raising Cane’s
  • RL Turner ROTC Color Guard & Drill Team
  • Ranchview & Turn HS Band & Orchestra
  • RL Turner Future Farmers of America
  • Scout Troop 316
  • H & R Block 

PTA is the largest advocacy organization for students, teachers and parents. Texas PTA represents over 500,000 members and encourages public involvement in public schools. Back the Future recognizes strong schools build strong communities and encourages community partners to positively engage with schools. C-FB ISD Council’s membership initiative reaches out beyond the campuses and includes its new “Angel member” which encourages community members to join PTA on campuses that would especially benefit by their engagement.

Carrollton-Farmers Branch Council PTA provides coordination, training, scholarships, grants and support for all of the active local PTA units on the 40 C-FB ISD campuses and centers along with the following programs:

  • Teacher grants to support student achievement;
  • Student scholarships;
  • Training for PTA campus leaders;
  • Family engagement/education programs on the campuses;
  • Programs that increase student awareness of the environment
  • Healthy Lifestyles initiatives such as Red Ribbon Week
  • Reflections competitions which encourages creativity and recognizes achievements in Literature and the Fine Arts.

PTA membership is available to anyone who cares about public education. Ask any board member how you can join. See  www.cfbpta.org and join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/councilpta

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015