VOLUNTEERS OF THE MONTH
We can’t wait for our Color Run this Friday, March 4 from 1:30 to dismissal.
• Students who purchased a Deluxe package will get their T-shirt, bandana and a wristband for snack-table access BEFORE SCHOOL Friday. We don’t want those shirts getting lost!
• $5 Color Bombs for Mr. Martin’s solo lap are available for purchase HERE and will be for sale the day of the event. The Color Bomb lap will be the grand finale of the Color Run event at 4 p.m.
• We will sell $1 + $2 snack and drink items at our concession stand to students who did not pre-purchase the deluxe package.
• We need volunteers, please sign up HERE.
• Questions, please email the PTA President HERE.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
We are excited to announce the most recent Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership Awards for the school year 2021-2022!! Please congratulate LAURA GAREN and TISH RAYMOND for this wonderful achievement!! They each have gone above and beyond to serve our school, students and teachers. If you see them, please congratulate them on this fantastic achievement!! Well done!!
Dory Holzapfel and Caprice Payne take care of our needy Diamondbacks—providing weekend foodstuffs and meeting toiletry/clothing needs as part of their Community Outreach committee. This year the dynamic duo have innovated with an Amazon wishlist (check it out HERE) and Walmart wishlist (check it out HERE) that has kept items rolling in throughout the school year — and during a particularly difficult February 2022 that included many surprise school closures and last-minute LovePACs for students. Thank you to these wonderful, compassionate volunteers!
APRIL GENERAL MEETING
DOWNING DINE OUT
SWEET TOOTH BAKERY
This year’s “Souper Bowl” is now complete.
– 8 qts of ham and potato soup,
– 8 qts of turkey chili,
– 8 qts of pork meatball and egg noodle soup,
– 8 qts of beef and barley soup,
– 6 qts chicken tortilla soup, and
– 4 qts of vegan roasted tomato and basil soup.
Lots of desserts and extras to complement the soups for our “Souper” Downing teachers and staff!
COVID-19 RECOVERY PRESENTATION
The Downing PTA is a proud co-sponsor of an event that will focus on the social/emotional and mental-health aspects of the pandemic disruption in students and how to help them cope. Our 8th graders will join other feeder schools for a morning presentation at Marcus High School. Parents of all students are invited to the companion evening program to be held at the MAC arena on the Marcus campus.
New Date and Time TBD (rescheduled due to weather).
DIAMONDBACK COMMUNITY HERO AWARD
At our general meeting last month, we proudly awarded Heidy Williams our Diamondback Community Hero award. Heidy enlisted the help of local families and businesses to completely overhaul our Legacy Garden near Downing’s front entrance on Bridlewood Blvd, clearing away years of overgrowth and restoring the garden to its tranquil origins. Thank you to Heidy and congratulations to her for earning the rank of Eagle Scout as a result of her efforts!
2022-23 NOMINATING COMMITTEE
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.
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