December 2016
Helping you make afterschool better!

Winter Resource Giveaway! 
School Supplies
Mark your calanders for PQI's annual Resource Giveaway.
This will be held on 
January 13, 2017 from 10-12 p.m. in the
Magnolia Room, 2902 Floyd Street Dallas, TX 75204.

Stop by to speak to your quality advisor and grab some free supplies! Some items include: First Aid Kits, Walkie Talkies, Jump Ropes, Kickballs, Whistles, Mini Whiteboard Sets, Pencil Sharpners, Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, Folders, Notebook Paper, Glue, Tri-Fold Posters, Construction Paper, and gently used children's books. 
Reflect Actively.  

The winter holidays are a great time to check in on your program successes so far. As your program wraps up this month, consider speaking with students and staff about their experiences and loop in some evaluative questions:
  • What worked especially well this semester? 
  • What, if anything, is missing from the program?
  • What should you do differently next semester?
  • What outstanding moments would you highlight from this semester?
Remember to follow up on the concerns that are brought up; listening is important, but actively addressing the concerns builds trust and improves your program at the same time!
Celebrate With Us! 
Communities in Schools

We would like to congratulate Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region, Inc. Ketchup Saturday! Their dedication to continual improvement and hard work within the PQI Process over the last five years has led to their recent certification. We appreciate all the efforts they make to be a high quality program and a great partner. 
Plan for Success


Please share the following resource with your parents: 
"Dallas City allows for school of choice. However, sometimes making the right decision for your family can be a daunting task requiring hours of research on traditional public schools, magnet schools and programs, and charter schools. To assist parents and increase the capacity of neighborhoods, Children at Risk has developed Texas School Guide to rank schools and to serve as a one-stop-shop for parents as they navigate these systems.
Texas School Guide has three main goals.

1. Understand How Local Schools are Performing
2. Become Aware of their School Options
3. Become Advocates for High Quality Public Schools

You can access the interactive map at or and get to know how your neighborhood schools rank. You are also welcome to request a workshop on how to use the guide from a Children at Risk representative.  Call 214-599-0072 or send an email"

The Susan Crown Exchange team is excited to announce we are opening applications to identify afterschool program partners for our next Digital Learning Challenge. The application process for program partners for the Digital Learning Challenge will open on January 2 and close on January 20. You may receive additional information by signing up for their newsletter.
 Have You Met New Horizons of North Texas? 
Super Kids Club addresses the needs of underserved, at-risk elementary kids living in Dallas by providing a safe learning Community for kids to belong to after-school throughout the school year. This month, students are taking their talents on the road to preform for a local nursing home. 
Click here to get to know this awesome program! 
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