Welcome to the Schluter PTA Corral!
Schluter PTA takes pride in serving our parents, teachers, staff and students. We designed this site in response to the request of a better way to inform everyone on news and information from the PTA, Schluter, and the NISD. We will do our best to make it easier on you to locate information, or at least lead you in the direction of someone who can.
We look forward to serving you this school year!
1/1 – Yearbook Ads are live
1/11 – Western Wear Wednesday
1/12 – Dudes On Duty Kick-Off Event (details below)
1/16 – NO SCHOOL
1/24 – Schluter Family Night (more details to come)
View the full calendar of events here.
News Around the Corral
Come visit the corral often to check in on news and updates on what’s happening in and around Schluter Elementary!
Join our Mailing List to stay informed!
Did you know that have access to perks and benefits with all the partners listed below and more?
Schools are given recognition for the amount of engagement they get from the community. Learn how you can get Schluter noticed and earn Local PTA Membership Awards!
Interested in joining the Schluter Family? Sign up for a membership here.
Click on the link below to order your yearbook: 2022-23 Yearbook
Click here to order your 5th Grade Dedication.
Please upload your photos to the event links below so we can include them in this year’s yearbook!
Breakfast with Santa
Character Counts Week (Oct 17-21)
Red Ribbon Week (Oct 24-28)
Carl Day (Nov 4)
Year Round (Misc)
Schluter Staff Uploads
Schluter Western Wear
Beat the Bears Membership Drive
In the spirit of friendly competition, we are doing a “Beat the Bears” PTA Membership Drive from September 1st to the 30th with Berkshire Elementary!
Read more here.
How to Order on CheddarUp
First time using CheddarUp? Here is a cheat sheet to help you get started!
Our school Principal, Kasey Williams, releases a very informative newsletter every Friday. We will share the link to those newsletters here in the corral, as well as pull out and share some of the important news shared within it. This is meant to help share the newsletter and not replace it, so please visit the newsletter to see all the relevant information for the week.
Read more about Schluter’s Newsletter this week here: December 2, 2022.
Missed a newsletter? Links to all past newsletters are provided in the footer below.
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Click here to access the arrival and dismissal procedures presentation.
Walker and biker dismissal map is provided below.
Car Tag Request
Click here to submit a car tag request.
Submit a ride change form by 2pm CST.
Sign Up for Text Updates
This year, the district plans to utilize text messaging as a way to communicate with families and staff about important dates and events. To opt in and receive messages, text Y to 67587.
Parents – click HERE for a Family Media Agreement.
This is for a tool to help you and your child discuss media expectations, responsibilities and limits. Communication is key to being safe and media smart.
This does not need to come back to school.
Click here to view this year’s supply list.
Virtual Angel Tree now open for community support of students
Each year, Northwest ISD opens its Virtual Angel Tree to ensure every child has during the holiday season. Community members can visit angeltree.nisdtx.org to select a student – or multiple students – to provide gifts. A suggested $100 limit exists for each child. For more information, read this message explaining how the Angel Tree works.
Lost and Found
Read to Your Bunny
Dress Up Week
Reindeer Romp Registration
Registration for Northwest ISD’s 15th annual Reindeer Romp benefiting district physical education programs is now open, with the event itself scheduled for Saturday, December 10.
The event consists of two races, a 5K and 1-mile fun run. The latter race begins at 8:30 a.m., while the longer race begins at 9 a.m. Registration costs $20 per student and $25 per adult. Registrants can take part in either race or both races, if desired.
To register for the Reindeer Romp or learn more about the event, visit www.nisdreindeerromp.com.
The PTA Annual Holiday store is right around the corner! We need your help, helping students shop and restocking items.
Sign up here!
Have you registered your child for school yet? Online enrollment is open for the 2022-2023 school year! Enrollment doesn’t roll over year to year and is required annually. Families can complete an easy 1-2-3 process for returning students to quickly register their children for next school year.
For families of currently enrolled students who will return next year, the process will take a matter of a few minutes with a quick, three-step process in Home Access Center. Learn more about the documents you’ll need to enroll, or get the process started at www.nisdtx.org/enroll.
After-school care positions
AlphaBest, Northwest ISD’s after-school program provider, is now hiring for the 2021-2022 school year. Visit their website at www.alphabest.org for more information.
Food Service positions
Aramark is seeking full-time and part-time food service employees for locations in Justin, Rhome, Newark, Fort Worth, Keller, Haslet, Trophy Club and Roanoke.
No weekend, holiday or evening hours. Apply online by visiting nisdtx.org/foodservice or call 817-215-0007.
NISD now hiring bus drivers
Northwest ISD is seeking applicants who are 18 years and older for bus driver positions starting at $18/hour. Employees receive paid training, TRS retirement, and benefits, including medical, dental and vision. Apply online at bit.ly/nisdbusdriver, call 817-698-1287 or email email@example.com.
Schluter and other Northwest ISD campuses have begun using ParentSquare to communicate with families, and so far we’ve heard great feedback! One question we have heard is how can families change how they get communication, such as only receiving text communication and not emails.
To change your preferences, just log into ParentSquare and click your name at the top right of the screen. From there, click “My Account,” then “Notification Settings” on the left sidebar. The instant feature will send you all communication as soon as it’s posted by a staff member (this will result in more communication received), and the digest feature will send you an email at 6 p.m. with all communication from our campus (resulting in fewer messages at one time, unless a staff member has opted to send important information instantly). It’s all up to you how you receive our communication!
Free and Reduced Lunch Program
While the federal government subsidized a free meal program that Northwest ISD implemented for all elementary and middle school students last year, this program was not funded for 2022-2023. This means families who meet income requirements should apply for the free and reduced-cost meal program if they believe their children should qualify for these meals.
Students in this program receive one breakfast and one lunch combo meal daily for their free or reduced-cost price. Families can apply online or print out a paper copy of the form. Those who previously were accepted into the program will have a 30-day grace period to reapply.
School Meal Information
All Northwest ISD students can charge up to 5 breakfast and lunch combo meals. Adults and children not enrolled in the district are not allowed to charge. After the charging limit has been reached, NISD students will receive a courtesy meal. A breakfast courtesy meal includes two pieces of toast with the students’ choice of milk, juice, and/or fruit. A lunch courtesy meal includes a sunflower butter & jelly sandwich with the students’ choice of milk, juice, and/or fruit. Courtesy meals must include fruit and meet combo meals guidelines.Menus for every school are available on the Nutrislice website, which families can access by clicking “Find it Fast” at the top of the Northwest ISD website and then selecting the “Menus” button. School cafeterias continue to accept cash and check payments, and families can load funds into their students’ accounts at www.myschoolbucks.com. Information about meal prices is available at this webpage.
Finally, if you meet certain economic requirements, be sure to apply for the free and reduced-price meal program. With federal funding no longer available to provide free meals at elementary and middle schools in Northwest ISD, it’s imperative that families in need apply for this program to keep receiving benefits should they qualify.
Read the parent letter here.