How Can You Get Involved With PI?

PI -Parents Involved – is our version of a traditional PTA. We believe in fostering a Community of Learners, and our Parents Involved are a crucial part of this community.

How can you get involved?

Be sure to attend the monthly “Meet & Greet” events held the first Friday of each month. You should receive a phone tree message reminding you of this event before each one happens. Also, click HERE to visit the PI portion of the school website. On the website you can learn more about PI, see the calendar of when their monthly meetings are scheduled, and contact officers with further questions.

Your involvement is critical in allowing the organization to achieve it’s plans for YOUR student(s)!

What Does Parents Involved (PI) Do?

Parents Involved (PI) is a non-profit entity working solely for the better good of the students, teachers and The Learning Center as a whole.  We earn our dollars by fundraising and all proceeds go back to the students and their classrooms.  All of these photos showcase our annual Parents Night Out that we host each December.

Here our most recent accomplishments:

  • Supplied our very first wrestling mat for the new TLC Wrestling Club

  • Purchased $1,700 worth of school supplies for students with funds from 2017’s Mum sales.

  • Dome Theater presentation for students

  • Popcorn Machine and sales at TLC events

  • Middle School Class Trip Scholarship for 1 student

  • Assisted with donations for Coffee Givers coffee cart

  • Donation to Kitchen Staff for festive decorations

  • Parents Night Out in December in conjunction with National Junior Honor Society

  • Annual Santa’s Workshop

  • Paid for National Junior Honor Society 2018-2019 registration

  • Purchased new swing seats and playground activity kits for each classroom

  • First Friday of the Month Parent Meet and Greet with National Junior Honor Society and Coffee Givers

What is Parents Involved?

Parents Involved is our version of a traditional PTA. We believe in fostering a Community of Learners, and our Parents Involved are a crucial part of this community. 

Parents Involved (PI) is a non-profit entity working solely for the better good of the students, teachers and The Learning Center as a whole.  We earn our dollars by fundraising and all proceeds go back to the students and their classrooms.  

PI Projects Include:

  • Coordinating the Fall Mum Sale

  • Gathering donations and running Santa’s Workshop- a holiday shop for students to buy inexpensive presents for their loved ones.

  • Spearheading the year-long collection of Box-tops for Education to raise money for our school

  • Volunteering around campus

  • and many more- our creative PI are always generating new exciting ways to make school a positive and enriching experience for all of our students and teachers!

Click HERE to visit the school website’s Parents Involved page.

Annual Mum Sale now through Sept 12

The Learning Center charter school has long been known for selling beautiful mums each fall to the community.  It’s that time of year again!

Locally grown by Robert Gouglar of Sunshine Mountain Farms, the mums are larger and longer-lasting than what local chain stores are selling them for. They cost $12 each and come in a gallon sized terra cotta colored pot. Brilliant colors of red, white, orange yellow and pink/purple are available.

The annual mum sale is coordinated by the school’s parent group, Parents Involved. The group uses the proceeds from the sale to purchase school supplies for the school.

The mum sale runs through September 12th and buyers then pick up their mums on September 18th or 19th from 2:30-5:30 at The Outdoor Learning Center on the school’s campus at 945 Conaheetta St. in Murphy. Look for directional signs on mum pick up days.

To buy a mum, call the school at 835-7240 or purchase directly from a school student.

Scenes From Field Day 2018

For 18 years, Field Day has been the hallmark event signaling the end of the school year at The Learning Center Charter School.  This year’s event was held May 18th on the campus of the school.

Always thinking out of the box, the school’s Field Day is water based and includes events such as water brigade, slip n’ slide,  and everyone’s favorite, mud pit tug-of-war.

This year the school’s parent organization, Parents Involved, rented inflatable water slides that students in kindergarten through eighth grade fully enjoyed. There was music, bubbles, water, mud and fun had by all.

Physical education teacher, Shelley Farmer, who organizes the annual event said, “We introduced water activities to Field Day several years ago and it was such a huge success. I can’t imagine Field Day any other way. Our students have a blast!”

Dome Theater Recap

The Dome Theater visited our campus on March 6, 2018. The Dome Theater is much more than a traveling planetarium. Developed by Rice University, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and supported by NASA, the Dome Theater is 16ft x 16ft wide and reaches 10ft tall.

Traveling all over the nation, this interactive giant features highly innovative, educational and entertaining programs.

All students viewed hour long educational Dome Theater programming during the school day.

Students and staff enjoyed having the Dome Theater on campus!

Thank you to PI (Parents Involved) for making this event possible.

 

Thanks for Making the Annual Parent Fair a Success

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The annual Parent Fair was held August 17, 2017 from 1:30-6:00 pm and served as way to inform and to provide parents of enrolled students with all of the “start-up” details for the upcoming school year. It also provided an opportunity for parents and the community to explore the full range of Learning Center offerings.

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