DMS PTA News December 2021


We feel so fortunate to be a part of a supportive community dedicated to the education of our kids!  The DMS PTA has the full support of the Downing teachers and staff and has signed up over 400 students, family and community members.  We would like to express our sincere gratitude and let you know in return, we are working hard every day to ensure each student at Downing has the best education possible.  

December is the month we get to start thinking about who you would like to honor with the National PTA Lifetime Achievement Award!  Do you know of someone in the PTA that goes above and beyond for Downing, the students, parents and teachers?  Please consider taking a minute to fill out this form and speak life into them through your nomination!  All Downing Middle School PTA members are eligible for nomination.

Please complete the online Google Form HERE by Friday, January 8th, 2022.  

Thanks again for all your support of our Downing Middle School PTA!  


When the Downing PTA needed to take a “blah” conference room and turn it into an inviting, festive Hospitality luncheon locale, Cecilia Goeke was our go-to volunteer. With her whimsical eye and artistic flair, Cecilia converted white walls in a Halloween pumpkin-scape, a Thanksgiving fall festival, and will soon unveil her Winter Wonderland for our holiday luncheon. When we needed a hand, Cecilia jumped in to help without reservation, and her efforts are playful and large-scale, helping convey how much we value the Downing MS teachers and staff. Thanks to Cecilia for stepping up and lending her creative flair to our Hospitality efforts!


The next Downing Dine Out Night will be all day on December 9th.  Please be sure to tell them you are supporting Downing PTA so we will receive 10% back!  


Lewisville ISD PTA leaders heralded the efforts of Superintendent Dr. Kevin Rogers at its November meeting. Dr. Rogers will be stepping down after 36 years of service to the District and six years as superintendent; his final day will be January 31, 2022. The LISD School Board has contracted a search firm to consider replacement candidates. We will miss you, Dr. Rogers! 


The Downing PTA is proud to offer a $500 scholarship for a senior high-school student who is a current PTA member and Downing alum. Please visit LEF’s scholarship application HERE to be considered for our award. Applications must be turned in by 4:30 p.m. January 7, 2022. 


This month, Lewisville ISD’s Dressed to Learn team is collecting new shoes for LISD students in need. All sizes needed from Kids 11- Adult Size 12 for boys/girls/women/men.  They are also collecting joggers and leggings. Contact Erica Erlinger for drop-off locations and times at 817-507-5204. or 

 Downing PTA Hospitality is thankful for so many people this month.

We are thankful for Cecilia Goeke. Her artistry and decorations continue to delight and amaze us.

We are thankful for Lily Higginbotham who volunteered her time to make cheese and cracker turkeys for every staff member.

We are thankful for the army of PTA members who without hesitation helped carry in and set up crockpots, trays, and baskets of food.

We are thankful for all those who donated fruits, veggies, bread, beverages, desserts and money that made this meal possible. (Special shout out to Beth Currey. Your homemade chocolate pies were declared the most delicious dessert.)

But most of all, we are thankful for our teachers who have dedicated their lives to the education of our children.

Our next event will be a “Holly Jolly Holiday Party” on Tuesday, December 14th.  Click HERE to sign up for items to bring.


Lose the clutter and earn cash for your school — Downing PTA will be holding its fall recycling event on December 4 from 9 a.m. – noon in the South Parking Lot (by the track). Our recycling partners have an extensive list of items they’ll take — clothing to household goods to electronics. Clear out those closets before Christmas and help the Downing PTA!
For more information about what items are acceptable, individuals can click HERE

Thanks for all your Holiday Hoodies purchases!  Our order has been placed and we will reach out for delivery before the holiday break.


This will serve as an official notice that the Downing PTA will announce amendments/edits to its bylaws and standing rules (as required by the Texas PTA once every three years) at the Feb. 22 General Meeting to be held via Zoom at 7 p.m. 

Billowing clouds of color, smiling faces and happy kids… who could ask for more?! The Downing PTA will be hosting an in-school Color Run for all grades on March 4, 2022. We are looking for two volunteers to help organize the event, which was a big hit in its inaugural year prior to the pandemic. Please contact Tish Raymond at for more information and/or to sign up to help!

Are you looking for a great way to contribute to our school and leave a lasting legacy for your student?  Ordering a personalized brick for our Legacy Garden is only $25.  After placing your order, you’ll be contacted to provide up to 3 lines (13 characters each) to be engraved on a brick for the Legacy Garden.
Click HERE to order.


Celebrate your child and help Downing PTA all in one with a BirthdayGram—a birthday note, special candy delivery and lunchtime announcement for $15.
Click HERE to purchase a Birthday Gram

Shop at Amazon and generate donations for Downing Middle School PTA.
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