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VIPS celebrates Volunteers at Legacy Stadium
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Partners in Education brings the community into Katy ISD classrooms through a menu of opportunities so everyone has a chance to help teachers and kids.  Read more...

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Katy ISD offers volunteer opportunities for everyone.  We welcome and are exceedingly thankful for the multi-national, multi-cultural, multi-generational talents that our parents, community and business partners share with our children.  Read mo​re...




Katy ISD to Celebrate Volunteers with Family Movie NightKaty ISD to Celebrate Volunteers with Family Movie Night2021-04-09T20:59:52Z<div class="ExternalClassF96F03AD57E34596B80BAAF701369633"><p>​(Katy, Texas) –The Katy ISD Volunteer Celebration will be held at Legacy Stadium on Friday, May 7<sup>th</sup> from 6:30-9:00 p.m.  Hosted by Partners in Education and the Volunteers in Public Schools Executive Board, this annual event honors the thousands of school district volunteers who donate their time and talents to our students and teachers. </p><p> </p><p>This year, the party goes beyond the walls of the Merrell Center to a Family Movie Night under the stars at Legacy Stadium, featuring <em>The Greatest Showman</em>. For the first time ever, volunteers can welcome their families to participate in the celebration, where each school's 2020-2021 Volunteer of the Year will be announced. The VIPS Family Movie Night will also include entertainment from all nine Katy ISD high schools.</p><p> </p><p>All Katy ISD volunteers are invited to attend, and should RSVP no later than May 3rd by clicking <a href="">here</a>.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  For more information about the event, volunteers should contact their campus VIPS Liaison or <a href=""></a>.<br></p><p><br></p><p><img alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Photo Caption:  Katy ISD Partners in Education will celebrate volunteers with a Family Movie Night on May 7th.​</p><p><br><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Showers Memorial Hermann Staff with LoveKaty ISD Showers Memorial Hermann Staff with Love2021-04-09T16:00:41Z<div class="ExternalClassC17472DA9B4D4259B845F1FF8283202F"><p>​<font size="3"><font face="Calibri"><strong><span>Katy ISD Showers Memorial Hermann Staff with Love</span></strong><strong></strong></font></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center"><em><span><font color="#000000"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri">Katy ISD students step up to recognize community heroes</font></font></font></span></em></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center"><em><span><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Calibri"> </font></span></em></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span><font color="#000000"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri">(Katy, Texas) – The request went out in January from Memorial Hermann Hospital and Katy ISD delivered. Hospital staff needed a morale boost and campuses across the district came through by the bushel- four bushels-full, in fact. Partners in Education collected thousands of notes of encouragement from around the district, with over half of Katy ISD’s 72 campuses participating, from Pre-K all the way through high school students.</font></font></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span><font color="#000000"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri">Katy ISD showcased their heart with this act of gratitude, with all Memorial Hermann staff from doctors and nurses to custodians receiving well-wishes. Nearly every student from Memorial Parkway Elementary sent a hand-crafted, glittery card equaling over 800 sparkling messages for hospital staff! Miller Career and Technology Clinical Rotation and Pharmacy Tech students created a Paper-Mache Prescription of Gratitude container full of encouraging notes; Winborn Elementary painted “Super Nurse” posters; the Life Skills students of Katy Junior High felt like super heroes themselves when they designed their cards for healthcare heroes and the Leonard Elementary Kindness Club each crafted Lifesaver Snowmen, to name a few. </font></font></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span><font color="#000000"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri">Partners in Education hand delivered the bushels of love last Thursday to Memorial Hermann. “We are incredibly appreciative of the drawings, cards and letters our healthcare workers received from Katy ISD students,” said Jerry Ashworth, SVP and CEO of Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. “This kind gesture was truly the ‘pick-me-up’ our staff needed during these stressful times. We cherish our relationship with the students in our community.”</font></font></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Calibri"> </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span><font color="#000000"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri">###</font></font></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Calibri">Katy ISD <strong>Partners in Education</strong> creates school-support opportunities for parents, businesses and the community by offering a wide variety of options amenable to every schedule, talent and expertise, including at-home/ virtual options. We connect volunteers to every Katy ISD campus and for all grade levels. To learn more, visit </font></span><a href="" target="_blank"><span><font size="3" face="Calibri">Partners in Education</font></span></a><span><font size="3"><font face="Calibri"><font color="#000000"> or contact Kelly Clarke at .</font></font></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Calibri"> </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Calibri"> </font></span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Calibri"> </font></span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong></strong></p><h2><font color="#000000"><font face="Calibri"><span><strong>Photo Caption:<span>  </span></strong></span><span>Katy ISD Partners in Education delivers a car-full of encouragement to Memorial Hermann hospital staff </span><span>to boost morale.</span></font><font size="5"><span> </span></font></font></h2><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Calibri"> </font></span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Calibri"> </font></span></strong></p><h2><font color="#000000"><font face="Calibri"><span><strong>Photo Caption:<span>  </span></strong></span><span>Katy ISD Partners in Education delivers thousands of encouraging notes to Memorial Hermann hospital staff </span><span>to boost morale.</span></font><font size="5"><span> </span></font></font></h2><p class="MsoNormal"><span><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Calibri"> </font></span></p></div>
Katy ISD's Partners in Education Launches 19th Annual Food for Families Campaign with $5,000 donation from American Furniture WarehouseKaty ISD's Partners in Education Launches 19th Annual Food for Families Campaign with $5,000 donation from American Furniture Warehouse2020-09-04T16:07:34Z<div class="ExternalClassCCF47E02973342C38FB6C521D140CB65"><p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Katy ISD's Partners in Education Launches 19</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> Annual Food for Families Campaign with $5,000 donation from American Furniture Warehouse</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Give to Katy ISD families in need</em></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>(Katy, Texas)</strong> – Katy ISD's Partners in Education is kicking off the Food for Families program this school year with a $5,000 donation from new partner American Furniture Warehouse. Katy Facility Manager, Jacob Colby, said "AFW has been actively involved in our local communities for more than 40 years and that will continue here in Katy. We live here, our kids go to school here, and we believe in shaping the future through these giving efforts. We are proud to partner with Katy ISD to provide Food for Families in our community this holiday season."</p><p> </p><p><a href="/dept/pie/Pages/FoodForFamilies.aspx"><strong>Food for Families</strong></a> allows the community to bring a little joy into the homes of Katy ISD students and their families. Campuses identify students for the program, and Partners in Education collects donations from the community and corporate partners like American Furniture Warehouse. Grocery gift cards, along with a note of support from the Katy ISD community, are then delivered to each student by a campus staff member. In the 2019 holiday season, Food for Families raised $37,000.  Since its inception in 2002, this initiative has raised over $266,000 and assisted more than 5,600 families.  </p><p>   </p><p>Those interested in supporting Food for Families can contribute online or via check, remitted to "Katy ISD Food for Families" and mailed to Partners in Education, Katy ISD ESC, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, TX 77494.  </p><p> </p><p>Food for Families, a Katy ISD Partners in Education yearly initiative, unites our Katy ISD staff and community in holiday support for select students and their families.  To learn more, visit Partners in Education under the "Community" tab at <a href="/"></a> or contact Tammy Stringer, 281-396-2645, <a href=""></a>.</p><p> <img src="/dept/pie/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/FFF%20AFW.jpg" alt="FFF AFW.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:586px;" /><br></p><p><strong>Caption:</strong> Katy ISD Partners in Education launches annual Food for Families campaign with a $5,000 donation from American Furniture Warehouse. Pictured left to right: Katy ISD Partners in Education Coordinator, Tammy Stringer; American Furniture Warehouse Katy Facility Manager, Jacob Colby.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/dept/pie/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/FFF-logo-Tag.png" alt="FFF-logo-Tag.png" style="margin:5px;width:277px;" /> </p><p><br></p></div>

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