Did you know that March was National Nutrition Month? Momma always said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and, when it comes to nutrition and overall ability to perform, we couldn’t agree more! To help get the word out, we held a School Breakfast Luncheon in San Antonio! Our expert speakers, including Senator Lucio, Councilwoman Taylor, Voices for Children of San Antonio, and school district representatives, explained the new Universal School Breakfast legislation, gave examples of how school districts can implement the program, and pointed out how this program is a step in the right direction toward ending food insecurity among Texas’ children.
Looking forward to this month, we are excited about the release of our 9th annual State School Rankings! The North Texas School Rankings will be released in partnership with local news outlets on April 27th and across the state in the following days. This year’s rankings will include a growth index, allowing us to better incorporate the improvements made by schools over time when ranking them. This year, we will also complete a ranking based on science and math indicators for Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana. Stay tuned for more details around our methodology and release!
All my best,
Jaime Hanks Meyers
Managing Director, North Texas
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Wonders of Childhood, May 8th
1) Volunteer Opportunities: We have some great ways to get involved in the next few months, including: serving as a volunteer at our upcoming fundraiser, the Wonders of Childhood on May 8th; being one of our summer interns; or, helping us run registration at our Primer on Pre-Kindergarten and Early Education policy luncheon on April 29th.
2) We are getting very exciting for our upcoming event, the Wonders of Childhood! This fundraiser will be set at the lovely home of Sarah Losinger on May 8th and will feature delicious hors d’oeuvres by Chef Justin Box, former sous chef for Bolsa and Stephan Pyles, and carnival-like games that will help our guests remember the wonders of their childhood while learning how they can help ensure that more children are given the opportunity to enjoy theirs. Entry is limited so be sure to secure your spot today!
3) Wondering where you can get the Texas School Guide? This month, we were asked to present at the Arcadia Park Branch Public Library and the 8th Grade Parent Night at Skyline High School in Spanish and English, allowing us to get over 100 books in the hands of parents. This month we will be giving a Community Workshop in Fort Worth on April 24th and would love to see you there. Register today!
4) Thank you for your support this month! With your help, we raised over $3,000 at the SMU Student Bar Association 5K Race Judicata, Grub Burger Bar Profit-Share and Buns for a Cause, and Dallas Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show events. If you are looking for a group to be the beneficiary of your event and want to help us raise funds and awareness, please contact Amanda Steger email@example.com.