On Tuesday, September 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., McKinney ISD will present a free information Expo featuring Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper as the keynote speaker. Breakout groups with a variety of topics and speakers will offer a wealth of helpful information. This day is for parents, and community volunteers that are currently volunteering or that are interested in volunteering.
The event will be held at First Baptist Church McKinney, 1615 West Louisiana in McKinney
The session and table information Is the following:
Early Bird 8:15 – 8:50 (Only One Available)
Session I 9:30 – 10:15
Session II 10:30 – 11:15
Lunch & Learn 11:30 – 11:50
Early Bird 3e McKinney Early Bird
3e McKinney is more than excitement, energy, and encouragement. If you think you are tired and wore out, come find what will energize you in our schools.
Presenter: Harry Long – Director of Programs 3e McKinney
McKinney ISD Volunteers & REACH Mentor Training Session I & II
Come find out how you can get involved in McKinney ISD. Volunteers are the heart of our community and McKinney ISD offers many avenues for you to Volunteer. ***REACH Mentor orientation is available during this time.
Presenter: Nancy Cowlishaw – McKinney ISD Partners In Education Director
REACH Mentoring with Secondary Students Session I & II
“Help” Come learn practical tools for mentoring students in middle and high students. This session will provide answers to your questions and problem-solving skills that will help you to be a successful secondary volunteer.
Presenter: Tina Davis, M.E.d.,LPC,NCC
Managing Your McKinney Activities Session I & II
Finding Things to Do With Your Family/Promoting Your School’s Activities to Other Families
Want some ideas of things to do with your family that don’t take you down to Dallas or Fort Worth? The McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau will give you some ideas on things to do with your family right here in town (or neighboring communities) that you may not have thought about or knew about. Then learn how to promote your own school’s events using local media and social media so other families can put them on their own calendars!
Presenter: Beth Shumate, MCVB Communication Service Manager
Oh, the places you will go! Session I & II
Are you planning on sending your child to a university, community college or career program? Attend this session to discover the opportunities awaiting your child after high school. Opportunities abound for today’s high school graduate, and this session will aid in finding the paths available. Federal, state and local financial aid sources will be highlighted.
Presenter: Kim Faris – Higher Education doctoral student, University of North Texas
Seventeen year career in community college and university admissions
Top 10 Tools to Survive Middle School Session I & II
Middle School is a time of constant change: academic, social and physical. Every student needs to be properly equipped to be successful during this critical time period. Please join us as we consider 10 challenges middle school has to offer and some strategies for Mastering Middle School. We will discuss strategies and resources for parents as they work to help their child successfully navigate through middle school. Spanish Translation Available
Presenter: Logan Faris – Principal of Dowell Middle School
The Bully, The Bullied, and The Bystander Session I & II
This session will exam three types of students often involved in bullying behavior and the role they play. Strategies for preventing and intervening in these behaviors will be discussed.
Presenter: PJ Holland Rasor – Director of Counseling and Student Support
Bilingual/ESL Department: Secrets of Student Success: What Parents Need to Know Session II
Learning doesn’t just happen at school, it can happen anywhere. There are a number of skills that you can easily incorporate into your home routine. Come and get ideas of things you can do at home to support your child’s learning.
Presenters: Dr. Stella Uribe – Director of Bilingual/ESL Department, Sonia Rhykerd – Bilingual/ESL Specialist &
Edith Jaime – Bilingual/ESL Specialist
Keeping your Booster Club in McKinney ISD/UIL Compliance Session I & II
Everything you need to know to safeguard your booster club from violating both the McKinney ISD & UIL policies and procedures. If you hold a position in your Booster Club or just want more information on the management of Booster Clubs, this session is for you!
Presenter: Valerie Little – McKinney ISD Assistant Athletic Director
PTA Basics: Presidents ****PTA Members Only ***** Session I
Being President is about leading others to become passionate about the mission and vision of PTA. Learn the tools you will need to develop relationships, manage volunteers and create a successful, efficient PTA. Bring your Local PTA bylaws for reference.
Presenter: Lori Norman – Area 15 PTA President
Presidents Roundtable ****PTA Members Only ***** Session II
We are sure that you have a ton of questions. This is the perfect opportunity to get great ideas, wonderful feedback and answer any burning questions that you may have.
Presenter: Kathryn Lewis – McKinney ISD Council of PTA President
Programs Roundtable ****PTA Members Only ***** Session I
No need to reinvent the wheel every year. Come and learn what other PTA schools are doing in McKinney for parent education and student programming.
Presenter: Kathryn Lewis – McKinney ISD Council of PTA President
PTA Basics: Treasurers *****PTA Members Only***** Extended Session 9:30-11:15
The Treasurer position is critical in realizing the goals of any organization, and PTA has the information and resources you need to be confident and successful! From writing checks to making deposits and beyond, learn the ins-and-outs of being PTA Treasurer.
Presenter: Renee Walker Texas PTA Leadership
Leadership Orientation Training – LOT *****PTA Members Only***** Session Time 11:30-1:30
This required course for PTA Officers is being offered from 11:30-1:30 $6 fee.
Presenter: Lori Norman – Texas PTA Area President
PTO Volunteering Seminar *****PTO Members Only***** Session I
“The A B C’s of how to build your volunteer base and keep them”! Come and get tips on how to build parent involvement and expand volunteering into our community.
Presenter: Wendy Fair – PTO Experienced Board
The Power of Communication Session II
Learn how to build your membership and volunteer base with effective communication tools.
Presenter: Deana McGonagill
Coach Mom It’s a Dream to Have a Team Checklist Session I & II
Move your family into a unified, all-star team by doing three things:
1. Instill value – make sure each team member knows they are a top-draft pick
2. Allow choices – create buy-in by team members by allowing appropriate choices
3. Set boundaries – give your team member the security of knowing what is expected
Presenter: Brenna Stull has helped thousands of moms make every minute count through her teaching, speaking, and her book, Coach Mom: 7 Strategies for Organizing Your Family into an All-Star Team! ***Book Signing***
Quick and Healthy Meals for Busy Families on the Go Session I & II
One of the greatest challenges for a busy family is making a quick yet nutritional meal. Market Street has lots of ideas to help you solve this dilemma. (You will enjoy a few samples as they share their ideas.) Spanish Translation Available
Presenters: Ruth Thompson – Market Street McKinney’s Culinary School Manager & Alicia Brown – United Supermarket’s Corporate Dietician
Improve Your Parenting Skills Session I & II
Tips that you can use tonight on your children and teens, to reduce your stress level and energy drain. Learn how to enjoy your children and help them become more responsible adults by using “Love and Logic”.
Presenter: Paula Isaacks
Working with Children In Poverty – Insider Information for Elementary REACH Mentors Session I & II
Do you know how to have the greatest impact with your weekly 30 minutes? Get tips how to make a lasting, genuine, life-changing relationship with your “new friend”. Learn the secret code of a successful mentor!
Presenter: Kim Simpson – Director of dv8, reaching At-Risk Kids
Concession/Food Certification Session I & II
***REQUIRED to work in any McKinney ISD Concession stand***
The City of McKinney requires all Volunteers be certified/trained in food handling. This session will meet the requirements to work in any McKinney ISD Concession stand. (Certification valid for two years) Come and get your training early.
Presenter: Richard Milam
Lunch and Learn: Session 11:30-11:50
Healthier YOU! McKinney ISD and the City of McKinney have teamed up to promote the McKinney Health Initiative. We will cover many Health/wellness topics that you can use daily to ensure a healthier YOU!
Julie Blankenship – Director of McKinney ISD Health Services & Karin Klemm – Health & Physical Education Facilitator
McKinney ISD Partners In Education/Information
McKinney ISD Partners In Education believes that education at its highest level can only be achieved through community involvement and civic closeness. Stop by and get information about how you can get involved.
Nancy Cowlishaw – Director of Partners In Education & Tiffany Collett Assistant
McKinney ISD Communications Department
Stop By McKinney ISD’s misdGO table to learn about how the district’s new mobile application keeps you up-to-date on all of the latest information and news. Or, if you already have the app downloaded on your smart phone, stop by for a free give-away!
McKinney ISD Coordinated Health & Wellness
Stop by our table to find out more about what you can do to promote health and wellness form McKinney ISD.
Julie Blankenship – Director of McKinney ISD Health Services & Karin Klemm – Health & Physical Education Facilitator
McKinney ISD Counseling and Student Support
Information about McKinney ISD Counseling Program and a variety of services and programs available to McKinney ISD students.
P.H. Holland-Rasor – McKinney ISD Director of Counseling & Student Support
McKinney ISD Human Resources
Volunteers may complete a volunteer application at the EXPO. Individuals who have a question about the volunteer application process should stop by for assistance.
Kathy Robertson – McKinney ISD Human Resources Systems Analyst
McKinney ISD Career and Technology Education Program
McKinney ISD’s mission is to provide opportunities for students to acquire 21st century academic and technical skills needed for entry into postsecondary education and/or the global workforce in order to become contributing members of their community.
Keva Boughner – Coordinator of Career and Technology
McKinney ISD Advanced Academics and LOTE/AVID
Where our students prepare to meet other cultures. Stop by and get information about LOTE. Languages Other Than English are taught in all secondary schools!
Marita I Cleaver – McKinney ISD Coordinator for Advanced Academics and LOTE/AVID District Director
McKinney ISD Bilingual ESL Department
“Support For English Language Learners (Bil./ESL Dept.) “
“Ayudando en el Aprendizaje Del Idioma Inglés” (Dept. Bilingüe/ESL)
Dr. Stella Uribe – McKinney ISD Director of Billingual/ESL Department
McKinney ISD Secondary Science & Math
Freebies….. Stop by and see some of the exciting things that our Secondary Science and Math Departments have going on with Math Moves U and the LASER Program.
Chaurcley Cook – McKinney ISD Secondary Science Director, Jaymee Robbins McKinney ISD Science Instructor Specialist &
Jill Mitchell – Raytheon
McKinney ISD Secondary Language Arts
Language Arts at Its Finest – Stop by and see what exciting things students will be doing during the 2011-2012 school year.
Debbie Stonich-Coordinator of Secondary Language Arts
McKinney ISD Fine Arts Department
Everything you wanted to know about the Fine Arts but were afraid to ask! Stop by and let us tell you great things kids are learning and great teachers are teaching. Let us answer your questions about what is available in the Arts for all kids.
Roy Renzenbrink – Director of Fine Arts for McKinney ISD
Lawson Early Childhood Center
Lawson Early Childhood Center is a public school in McKinney ISD serving preschool aged students who meet the qualifying criteria for our programs. We house Head Start, Early Head Start, Pre-K, PPCD, and PALS programs. Stop by our information table to learn more about our programs and the McKinney ISD students we serve.
Page Hanks – Lawson Early Childhood Principal
McKinney Fire Department – Fire & Life Safety Education
Do you know what to do in case of a fire in your home? What if there is a fire at your place of work, or in a business you frequent? Do smoke alarms last forever? Learn important safety & survival information by visiting the Fire & Life Safety Education table!
Stacie Durham – McKinney Fire Department Fire & Life Safety Education Coordinator
Learn about Adopt-A-School program and how you can become involved!
Harry Long – 3e McKinney Director of Program Development
McKinney ISD Club 360
McKinney ISD Child Care Programs provides after school care for students who attend school within the McKinney ISD school district. Our office also manages an onsite preschool at each of the McKinney ISD High Schools.
Durham School Bus Services
McKinney ISD teams with Durham School Services to transport students to school safely, on time, and ready to learn each day.
McKinney’s Project Graduation
A non-profit, volunteer run organization with one goal: To provide an alcohol and drug-free celebration for all graduating McKinney ISD seniors on the night of graduation. Come and find how you can help and get involved.
Deana McGonagill – Project Graduation Coordinator
McKinney Council of PTA’s supports the Vision Mission and Purposes of Texas and National PTA. It is our goal to serve and lead our Member PTA’s in providing excellent communications and serving as a relevant resource to all PTA families in McKinney. Council PTA provides a great opportunity for all Member PTA’s to network and share ideas.
PTA Council Board Members
Chestnut Square Historic Village
Where Collin County History Comes Alive! Stop by this table and get information on all the Chestnut Village events.
Cindy Johnson – Chestnut Square Historic Village Executive Director
The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Bringing nature and people together for over 40 years in McKinney. Come to our table to see a live animal visitor and learn more about the abundance of programs we offer to people of all ages.
Tiffany Champney – Outreach Specialist & Observation Station Supervisor
Bed Bath and Beyond
See and hear about products that help you get organized, simplify your life and help you manage your time so you have more time for the things that you want to do.
Judy Kelly – Bend Bath and Beyond District Customer Service Trainer
Cooper Fitness Center at Craig Ranch
The world famous Cooper Fitness Center is the exciting result of blending years of scientific research and award-winning experience in exercise and nutrition. We help people to workout with a purpose to achieve their fitness goals.
Joey Herald – The Family Man
Getting your Children to school on time
Stop by our table and get information about the importance of attendance and McKinney ISD Guidelines.
Sonja Harrison – McKinney ISD Director of Administrative Services
McKinney Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department
Let PROS Rec Your Life!!! The McKinney Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department can help you add Recreation to your life! We offer aerobics classes, sports leagues, weightlifting, dance classes, youth activities, miles of hike and bike trails and fun for the entire family!
Ryan Mullins – Aquatic Supervisor and PROS Staff
North Central Pharmacy
Delivering Better Health, Care! Stop by this table gather information and get your FLU VACCINATION today.
Chinedu Okocha, PharmD. – Pharmacist
North Texas Asthma Consortium
Learn about the two new projects for Texas Schools – The School Air Quality Program and the Texas Asthma Resource Guide. Free samples are available to school nurses and administrators who plan to implement these programs.
Robin Brown – North Texas Asthma Consortium
Children and Community Health Center
Children and Community Health Center: a free medical clinic which provides basic healthcare with dignity and compassion to the medically uninsured children and adults of McKinney and northern Collin County who fall below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. Volunteers are welcome in all areas—office, translators, nurses and providers.
Sandra Dickey – Executive Director Children and Community Health Center
Methodist McKinney Hospital
Your local community hospital! Please stop by our booth to receive information about the variety of services our hospital provides along with some healthy eating tips and educational information.
Nicole Adame – Physical Liaison for Methodist McKinney Hospital
American Diabetes Association
Don’t miss out on our DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION demo and opportunity to get active!
Are you at RISK?
Our mission: To cure and prevent diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Join the millions to STOP DIABETES
Sidekicks Martial Arts
“Making a positive change in the community. Sidekicks Martial Arts will be providing information on how martial arts programs can make an impact on your life.”
Steve Williams – Sidekicks Karate
Collin County Healthcare
Come see What Services Collin County Healthcare provides for the community.
Suzanne Curtis, Health Care Analyst
City of McKinney, Community Services
Get Connected, McKinney! Stop by this table and get information, including Neighborhood volunteer activities and information on Affordable Housing and Home Repair programs.
Christine Lawton – CDBG Coordinator and Shirletta Best – CDBG Administrator
City of McKinney Office of Environmental Stewardship
“Get Green” Come find out about Green events and outreach programs. Register to win a Home Energy Conservation Kit.
Martha Cavazos Fipps – Coordinator
McKinney Noon Lions Club helped over 300 McKinney ISD students obtain eye exams and eyeglasses during the 2010-2011 school year. The cost to the Club exceeded $30,000. We also send physically or mentally challenged McKinney ISD students to Lions Camp in Kerrville free of charge. Information is available regarding these services at the Lions table. We need all the help we can get to financially support our community service.
Where we improve the lives of children in our community by providing them with a quality, affordable and patient centered medical home. Stop by our table to get your free jar opener and meet Dr. Rajadhyaksha.
Dr. Rajadhyaksha and Teresa Martinez – Office Manager
Medstream Wellness Medical group
Our goal is to provide you and your loved ones with the same outstanding care we would want for our own families. Our practice offers a trusted, experienced medical team at the helm, a hardworking staff and advanced technology. We will be offering Bone Density Screening, Blood Sugar, and cholesterol screenings.
Come and meet our staff Vicki Davis, M.D. and Kathy Kennely, FNPC
Come meet the Pediatric Dentist! Please join our fun staff at our table and receive a goodie bag for your child. We welcome questions regarding your child’s dental health education and look forward in making you SMILE!
Dr. Arthur Williams – Pediatric Dentist, Monalisa Daniels – Pediatric Manager and Staff
Amatos – Donated Sandwiches
New York style Italian dishes in a friendly Texas neighborhood setting. Excellent for both quick business lunches and celebratory dinners. Traditional homemade Italian specialties, hand tossed pizzas on special house made crust, heavenly house baked cheesecake and a wine list for all palates and pocketbooks.
Andy Cope – Marketing Coordinator
The Pantry Restaurant – Donated Sandwiches
A favorite establishment in the downtown McKinney square since 1982. Home of the famous chocolate chip pie.
Kim Shumway – Event & Catering Specialist
Market Street – Donated Sandwiches
Market Street is the only store that combines the affordability and practicality of everyday shopping with the upscale gift items, organic foods and gourmet products of a specialty store
Sam’s Club – McKinney – Donated Sandwiches
At Sam’s Club, our focus is on giving you more value for your Membership. Your Membership gives you services and savings to simplify your life, home, and business.
Joe Williams – Membership Sales Manager
Jason’s Deli – Donated Sandwiches
Jason’s Deli, we’re all about healthy food. Jason’s Deli services healthy, fresh and even organic foods. It’s not just healthy it’s delicious!
Whitney Griffin – Local Sales Manager
McAlister’s Deli – Donated Sandwiches
Unique menu filled with a wide variety of sandwiches, giant spuds, entrée salads, soups, sweets and of course our signature
Famous Sweet Tea.
Kimberley Cottongim – DFW Catering/Marketing Director
RaceTrac – Donated Sandwiches
***Gas Card Drawing *** Fuel, Food and a Friendly Staff RaceTrac is committed to be a good neighbor…McKinney ISD newest Business Partner!
Leigh Gable – Community Marketing Manager DFW