Welcome to Alice Carlson PTA

Last General PTA Meeting is Thursday, May 28th!

Hello Members of the Alice Carlson PTA,
This communication is notice of the Membership Meeting to be held virtually on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 6 pm. Guidelines from Texas PTA allow virtual meetings through June 30, 2020. Our meeting agenda is attached, along with the minutes from our last meeting on Feb 10, 2020. Please notify the secretary, Danielle Walker, at d.k.walker@tcu.edu with any corrections to the minutes.
At this meeting we will be conducting the election of our 2020-2021 PTA officers. The nominating committee has met and have nominated the following for office:
Kristen Riggsby (returning for 2nd year)
1st VP Membership:
Amy Groat (returning for 2nd year)
2nd VP Fundraising:
Sarah Crow (returning for 2nd year)
3rd VP Programs:
Brittany Holmes (returning for 2nd year)
4th VP Parent Involvement:
Jessica Clanton (first year)
Jordana Mortimer (first year)
Sheryl Morgan (first year)
If you would like to run for any of these positions you must complete the “Intent to run from the floor” form by May 23, 2020 @ 5pm.
Only members of the Alice Carlson PTA can participate in PTA business, but there is still time to join! You can join at www.joinpta.org. Please note that if you join in order to be able to vote at the May Membership meeting, you are joining for the 2019-2020 school year. PTA membership runs from August-July in the current school year. The deadline to join Alice Carlson PTA and participate in PTA business at the May Membership meeting is May 23, 2020 @ 5pm.
Alice Carlson PTA has chosen Zoom to host our meeting. Registration is required to attend the meeting. Register @ www.bit.ly/ACmeetreg You will receive instructions to join the meeting in a separate communication.
Please review the meeting rules for this virtual meeting. We look forward to seeing you soon at our 1st virtual meeting and appreciate your grace as we navigate this new platform.
President, Alice Carlson PTA
Kristen Riggsby


Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center is a school of choice. The applied learning approach encourages children to be independent learners while working as members of a team to apply classroom learning to new situations. In addition to team work, an applied learning education emphasizes:

  • Communication skills, especially writing
  • Awareness of positive complex behavior such as problem-solving

Applied Learning students work with businesses and organizations outside the classrooms to complete hands-on, real-world, child-centered projects within authentic learning situations.

Carlson’s enrichment program provides opportunities for students to study areas of particular interest, participate in fine arts, and provide volunteer service to the school and community. Students also receive instruction by certified specialists in music, art, computers, and physical education.

The school-wide discipline model is based on positive discipline and peer mediation that encourages student responsibility.

Other highlights include:

  • Assessment system that utilizes nationally benchmarked standards, rubrics and criteria charts, parent-child-teacher conferences, and portfolio presentations
  • Partnerships with the Fort Worth Zoo, Texas Christian University, REAL School Gardens, University Baptist Church, and Texas Master Gardeners
  • Computer lab and laptop computer cart for student use
  • Outdoor Learning Environment for science observations, projects, and experiments

At Alice Carlson, our teachers have a unique set of school supplies they need throughout the year. We do not use the FWISD supply list. We ask that all families please purchase school supplies through the PTA. School Supplies will cost $40 per student. You can pay online through our website or pick up a form in the office and leave a check or cash in the office PTA locked box. Classes with 100% participation will be eligible for a free ice cream party!  Thank you for supporting our school and teachers! Special thanks to our school supply committee who make sure our dollars go as far as possible and that our teachers get what they needed for the year.

Please mark your calendars for upcoming family meeting nights. These meetings are an opportunity to get to know your child’s teacher, meet other parents, learn about school routines, ask questions and learn homework expectations, as well as, hear more about and join the very active PTA!

Alice Carlson would like to encourage us all to be up at school as much as possible. Stop by for lunch or for recess; make copies for your child’s teacher, say yes to volunteering and being involved. We are all so busy, but our kids, our school, and our families all benefit from all our efforts. Any help is a big help!

On behalf of your PTA Board, we’d like thank all who make our school a wonderful learning community.  Be sure to sign up for the electronic newsletter, The Carlson Weekly. You can find the signup using the form in our sidebar. We look forward to partnering with and supporting our Alice Carlson parents, teachers and students during this school year.