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PISTOLS & PEARLS GALA - January 25
Kickin' It Old School!

Gala Dinner Tickets

Each active full member is required to purchase two (2) Gala dinner tickets at $50 each, total $100.  You can pay for your tickets through this website by credit card or mail your checks to the address below.  The Pistols & Pearls Event is now on the PCWL Event Calendar and you may register yourself and a guest to attend HERE!  We would like to ask that if you cannot attend you let us know. We would like to use your tickets to invite community members, school members and prospective new members. 

 

Make checks payable to PCWL and mail to : 

PCWL Gala 2019

C/O Sarah Nichols

7338 Carta Valley DR

Dallas, TX 75248

 

Auction Items

Each member is also required to provide an auction item or items that value at least $50.  While you may write a check for $50 rather than provide an item- please include it with your payment for tickets. We really do encourage everyone to go out and solicit or shop for a great item!  The Pistols and Pearls theme this year is Kicking it Old School! We are looking for old school style theme baskets. Some basket ideas are – movie night, pampered pets, culinary treats, ultimate sports fan, cigar and whiskey, technology, etc… Plus we are having the popular wine pull – we need $25 WINE or gift cards for wine. And we are looking for Party sponsors- pajama night, tailgating, around the world culinary….We want to raise as much as we can, and each donation makes a big difference.

 

Donation Forms can be downloaded from this website HERE or email any of the committee members. 

Auction items are due by January 4 (or any time before).  Auction items can be dropped off at:  Sarah Nichols, 7338 Carta Valley Dr., Dallas TX 75248

 

Gala Sponsors

To help us keep our costs down and raise more scholarship funds, we ask for you to think about helping us seek businesses that might like to advertise in our auction catalog as a sponsor.  This helps us underwrite costs and allows additional businesses to participate in our Gala.  Good news for you--securing a sponsor counts as your auction item credit!!

 

We look forward to a Kicking it Old School Gala and we hope you are excited too! Email or call any of the committee with questions or ideas.

 

Your Gala Fundraising Committee

Sarah Nichols snicholsx3@gmail.com 214-533-7025

Murry Brown murry_brown@hotmail.com 214-914-4564

Kim Malcolm kmalcolm57@gmail.com  214-534-7258

 










Just a Reminder!

Reminder from our Treasurer:

Just as in the old PTA days, PCWL cannot reimburse or pay sales tax.  Any member purchasing items for PCWL should download and print the Tax Exempt Form available on the website under Forms and Documents and give to the seller for a tax free purchase.  Please keep a copy of the form with you for valid purchases.  Any questions, please call Deb Tucker.

Reminder if you volunteer in RISD Schools:

To volunteer for events in RISD schools, please be sure and complete a Volunteer Application through this website address:  RISD Volunteer Application



 


Our PCWL Moms Volunteer to Feed Starving Children!


On Saturday, September 21, PCWL members were part of a volunteer group that hand packed enough meals to feed 63 malnourished children for one year in Cuba.


Look for the next opportunity to pack meals at FMSC on October 20, 2018 from11:30am-1:30pm.  Signups will only be allowed up to October 15 at 3:00p. 

Sign up now and receive PCWL service credit!  SIGN UP HERE






RISD 5K Spirit Run November 3! Register HERE 



The Mum Store Can Use Our Help!
Remember the good old days when so many of us spent hours at the mum store honing the craft of mum decoration?  The process has grown a bit more automated since then, but the Pearce Mum Moms can still use our help in many ways!!!  

Currently the Mum Store would love to have any old mums or garters donated to them for parts -- even the faded ones.  So if you are looking to clean out that kiddos room - this is a perfect opportunity to do some good with the years of mum creations just hanging around!  There is no credit for the donations -- mums can be dropped off any day after 10a.m. at 7517 Campbell, Suite 407.

To receive PCWL credits, there are quite a few opportunities to work at the mum store for a few shifts.  Visit this Mum Store Sign-Up website to see what jobs are available and to sign up:  MUM STORE SIGN-UP

Just be sure and sign in at the store when you work to receive proper PCWL credit!!!








 

Thanks to all of you, we surpassed our goal and delivered a total of 87 backpacks on 8/13 to Bukhair, Dobie, Prestonwood, Greenwood Hills and Northrich Elementary!!  Our schools were thrilled!  You should be proud!

Special thanks to our PCWL mom volunteers that assisted in delivery:  Tomi Morriss,Lisa Albert, Laura Bartolome, Susan Heimbuch and Leslie McFarlane.

We couldn't do this wonderful annual backpack drive without the love and dedication of all of our members - both active and sustaining!  Thank you for your time and generosity from the staff of these schools and the children they serve!!!  Check out more backpack delivery photos HERE.


Tammie Engels, Community Service Chair




Our Legacy Scholarship Winners 2018!

Congratulations to the youthful, energetic faces above who are recent winners of our PCWL Legacy scholarships.  This includes a shopping trip to Target to purchase school and dorm supplies for their first year of college.  Some of us PCWL moms miss the opportunity to shop with their kiddos first venture into college life, so this experience of partnering and advising a Legacy winner is always a pleasure!  This year's winners and their PCWL Mom Partners are: 

Legacy Winner
PCWL Mom
Legacy Winner
PCWL Mom
Aaron Goldman
Tammie Engels
Erica Newberg
Laura Meisel
Max Braht
Marcel Solman
Kaitlyn Zimmerman
Kim Malcolm
John Dunkerly
Kim Caston
William Dunkerly
Susan Heimbuch
Emma Abelman
Cori Pratt
Sam Harrison
Chrystie Ewing
Clayton price
Tricia Gold
Cullen Embry
Debbie Olschwanger
Arianna Hadjebian
Sheila Legan
Elizabeth Braht (Lizzy)
Lisa Faulkner-Dunne

Be sure and check out more scholarship shopping pictures HERE.


Ben Neighbor Memorial Scholarship


A 2005 graduate of JJ Pearce HS, Ben epitomized “student-athlete.” He was captain of the football team, earned all-state academic honors, as well as all-city and all-district honors.  Ben was a great man, husband, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.  To celebrate his amazing life and the impact he had on others, his family is establishing the Ben Neighbor Scholarship FundBen’s legacy will include scholarships to deserving Pearce High School students who exemplify Ben’s life of integrity, kindness, leadership, effort and heart for welcoming and embracing all.


PCWL sends their deepest sympathy to Ben Neighbor's family, his wife Beth, parents and extended family.  To donate to his memorial scholarship, please click HERE.  100% of all donations are used for annual scholarships to graduating Pearce area students.  PCWL appreciates your donations and Ben's family will be informed of all donations made to his memorial scholarship. 





















Want to Become a Member of PCWL?


Is your last child a Pearce High School Senior ready to graduate or will your last child be a Senior at Pearce this coming fall?  Want to stay involved in your community or finally enjoy some time for yourself socializing among women who are former Pearce busy moms?  We want you!!!  Please express your interest to our membership chairperson, Kathy Weatherford at kweatherford@earthlink.net or 214-762-7194 today!  We would love to invite you to one of our events so you can see how much fun we have now that the kids have run away!!!



PCWL Ladies Spread Holiday Cheer to Pearce Area Kiddos!!!



PCWL's annual Toy Drive resulted in 35 members donating 121 toys to four Pearce area elementary schools.  Many thanks to our generous members from some very grateful and surprised children! 




Pearce Pom Squad

 

 

Earlier this year, PCWL provided a generous donation to the Pearce Pom Squad to purchase performance tops, bows and duffle bags for their performances.  PCWL’s own Deb Tucker, spoke with the Pom Squad’s faculty leader about the squad’s mission and goals.  Here are the excerpts of her communication with Coach Jacklyn Smith:

 

How many girls are in the squad?  There are 22 members of the Pearce Pom Squad.

 

What is their mission?  My mission for the Pearce Pom Squad is to provide a dance team, separate from Pacesetters, for JJPHS students.  Pearce is a large campus, therefore there are many students on campus who have not found a group, team, organization to be a part of.  By creating the Pearce Pom Squad, more dance students have been given the opportunity to belong on a team, which is allowing them to continue their dance training and gain performance opportunities.  Another mission of the Pearce Pom Squad is to spread “Pearce Pride” throughout the entire community and feeder pattern, specifically reaching out to the elementary schools not neighboring the high school.

 

Is the goal to have a pom squad every year?  Pearce Pom Squad will continue for many years to come, hopefully indefinitely.  One of the perks of this organization is the students are earning a semester credit for Fine Arts.  We are hoping all Pearce Pom Squad members either go on to become Pacesetters or continue to serve as members on the Pom Squad, serving as role models for the new members we will gain next year.

 

What exactly did we buy for them?  With your generous donation, we were able to purchase beautiful performance tops as well as bows that are worn while performing, along with team duffle bags.  The duffle bags are used to carry their workout clothes to and from school.  The members also use their duffle bags when traveling to and from events and performances; they use their bags to carry their poms, cover ups, shoes, etc. 

 

PCWL extends their very best wishes and congratulations to these lovely young women and their coach for many happy years of Pearce spirit!!!



 



PCWL Helps Fund Pearce Student Government 

  
 

Our newest PCWL philanthropic commitment is helping to fund the new JJ Pearce student government. On June 19 the newly elected JJ Pearce student officers participated in team building exercises at their morning retreat in Parker, TX.

 

“Our 28 student officers have been elected to serve as the voice of the student body and to propel the necessary changes that will create a more unified Pearce High School. These students were chosen to serve as student government officers based on application essays, teacher recommendations, interviews, and student body voting.

 

Some of the things our officers will oversee are homecoming, community service projects, school improvement, improving student:teacher and student:student relationships. With this new format we will be able to introduce new projects to JJP and continue to build many of the traditional JJP initiatives.” Sarah Dailey Easterling JJ Pearce Student Government Sponsor

 

The goal is that this program will filter down to the junior high and elementary schools preparing our students to be our future leaders.