Texas PTA has three primary objectives: parent education, parent involvement, and advocacy. The single largest factor in student success is an environment of active and engaged families, educators, and communities.

At Moss Haven the Parent Education committee educates parents and brings families together for events. 


Parent Education Chair (2020-2021) is Kristin Sample. Email: kristinhsample@gmail.com




Please join us as we journey from everyday parent involvement to meaningful family engagement.  We are kicking off the school year with the following RISD Parent University virtual sessions, all available at multiple times:    

8/20:  1-2pm & 6-7pm  Understanding Virtual Learning Platforms

8/25:  1-2pm & 6-7pm  Creating Home Learning Environments 

9/1:    1-2pm & 6-7pm   FOCUS:  Accessing Grades, Progress Reports, and Attendance

9/3:    1-2pm & 6-7 pm  Sustaining and Strengthening Home to School Connections


Registration for sessions will end one hour prior to the session start time. Register here

Past sessions will be posted within 24 hours in the Parent Corner video library at https://web.risd.org/parentcorner/

Spanish interpretation will be available for all sessions.



Moss Haven Language Tips!

For those of you new to Moss Haven or the district, this may help you navigate our special language here at Moss Haven! 

  • Round-Up – the school assemblies held twice a month on Friday mornings. All of the children come to the cafeteria by 8 am. Many parents attend (younger siblings welcome) and it is a great opportunity to hear about what is going on, recognize student accomplishments, and see a skit or cheer from one of the classes; all of the classes take turns doing the cheer throughout the year. 
  • Raptor – The RISD system for screening all visitors to the schools. To enter into the school (to have lunch or volunteer), you must have your driver’s license scanned in and be checked in and out. This helps track visitors to keep our students protected. To volunteer in the school or on a field trip, you must have a background check through RISD’s website. 
  • Specials– The extra classes of P.E., art, and music all students rotate through each week.
  • Reach – the Richardson ISD gifted and talented program. 
  • Reflections – the national PTA art program in which children submit art to be judged at the local, state and national levels. There are 3 workshops after school where your child can make the art or they can do it at home! We always have great response from Moss Haven! The theme this year is Let Your Imagination Fly.
  • Auction is a big deal at Moss Haven. Many parents go to support the school financially and have a great time. There is a silent and live auction and dinner. Many parents dress up in costume for the theme.
  • Sign and Go – These are get togethers that you can sign up for at the auction. They go fast so be at auction on time! The sign and go’s are a set-price. You sign up for them and then you go, thus their name – sign and go.

The Farm – the school garden located behind the school on the south side of campus. Each class has a raised garden bed that they plant, tend, and harvest throughout the year. It is a true “ole” or outdoor learning environment that is incorporated into all areas of the school’s curriculum.

Primary – 1st and 2nd grades

Intermediate – 3rd and 4th grades

Upper – 5th and 6th grades








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