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Originally delivered on 9/15/2020 7:02 am

eBark Newsletter - Sept. 15th, 2020

September 15, 2020
2019-2020 Teacher of the Year

Ms Rachel Ashby

Haun is honoring Ms. Ashby this week for Teacher of the Year! PISD canceled the banquet at the start of COVID and so the school is celebrating her every day this week. This is a teacher well-deserving of all the accolades.

The Haun PTA has showered her with flowers and a basket of her favorite goodies. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication, Ms. Ashby!

Spread the Love Peanut Butter Drive

Once again, Haun is joining forces with PISD and the City of Plano in efforts to collect shelf-stable, nutritious food and to spread the love and compassion to Plano and our Collin County Neighbors. We’re making it easy to make no-touch donations throughout the Haun community:

September 21-28: School Collection Boxes for those on-campus

September 21-28: Neighborhood Collection boxes for any Haun student (Drop Off locations TBD)

September 24: Collection box at Handel’s Ice Cream during Haun Spirit Night

TBD:Drive-by Collection Parade in the carpool line- OR -

You may elect to donate online. Each dollar represents one pound of peanut butter. Make sure to include ‘HAUN’ in the comments. 

In light of the pandemic, it is more important than ever that we help our community members who are continuing to struggle. So, let’s show our Haun Husky Spirit and Spread the Hope!!

Note: We are encouraging actual peanut butter donations as it lets the kids “see” the difference they can make for others.


September 25th

Order your Spirit Wear by September 25th for an October Delivery Date. Any orders submitted after September 25th have a delivery date yet to be determined.


Haun's Easiest Fundraiser - Coming Soon!!!

Rather than ask our students to go door-to-door selling items, the PTA saves you the hassle with its Write-A-Check Campaign.  This means that 100% of your donation is tax deductible and 100% of the funds go directly to our school and your kids!

Stay tuned for more information!

School Information
Face-to-Face Instruction
Face-to-Face Instruction

Haun administrators have come out with their guide for face to face instruction. Their recent Smore's publication has ALL the pertinent details.


*Daily screenings, even before entering the building
*No visitors or volunteers allowed at this time
*All attendees must wear masks, ensuring nose and mouth are covered. No Bandanas.

Haun's Return to School draft which has been crafted to fit the needs of Haun students in accordance with PISD's own Return to School draft: Haun's Return to School Plan

Changes to Instructional Environment

Plano ISD understands that families may want to change their instructional environment choice based on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • With all students starting the year with School@Home, changes may be made 'before the start of the school year'. Instructional environment selections will be valid through the end of the first 9-week cycle.

  • Changes beyond the first 9-week cycle will be permitted during the indicated window (see below).

  • These changes will become effective on the first day of the next 9-week grading period through the end of the grading cycle. 

Process for Changing Instructional Environment Selection

  • All primary guardians will receive a notification prior to the change selection period below. 

  • Change may be made in the Parent Portal

    • Instructions on how to complete the process are located in the Parent Portal. 

  • All changes will be effective on the dates listed below. 

Instructional Environment Change Selection Period: 

New Choice Effective Date:

Opportunity to revise instructional environment selection

July 24 2020-August 6, 2020

First Day of School - Remote Start for ALL

August 12, 2020 

September 28, 2020- October 2, 2020

Beginning of 2nd 9-Weeks

October 14, 2020

November 30, 2020 - December 4, 2020

Beginning of 3rd 9-Weeks

January 6, 2021

February 22, 2021 - February 26, 2021

Beginning of 4th 9-Weeks

March 15, 2021

*Taken from PISD Draft Plan updated 08-17-2020

Looking Ahead
Monday, September 21
Peanut Butter Drive
Tuesday, September 22
Peanut Butter Drive
Wednesday, September 23
Peanut Butter Drive
Thursday, September 24
Peanut Butter Drive
11:00a Spirit Night: Handel's Ice Cream
Friday, September 25
Peanut Butter Drive
5:00p Deadline to Order Spirit Wear
Saturday, September 26
Peanut Butter Drive
Sunday, September 27
Peanut Butter Drive
Monday, September 28
Peanut Butter Drive
Monday, October 12
Student/Teacher Holiday
Contact List

Do you have questions for yearbook? Spirit Wear? Would you like to know what to expect for your grade level? Don't be shy...Reach out!

For a list of PTA chairpersons including Grade Level Coordinators go to: PTA BOARD LIST


When you shop at Amazon Smiles they will donate a percentage of your order back to our PTA. Login through Amazon Smiles and select PTA Texas Congress Bettye Haun Elementary 7411

Clip and save your BoxTops or scan your receipt and barcode proof of purchase on line. Learn more about the BoxTops App 

Link your rewards card  ONLINE and search Charity Code:  JY924

Before shopping, print out their enrollment form Charity Code:4973.

World Wear Bin

Clean out your closets and help your PTA! Donate any gently used items to our World Wear Bin located in the West Parking lot. Click HERE for list of acceptable items and donate TODAY!

Donations are always accepted! All donations go directly to support the programs and events our organization offers. No amount is too small - please consider making a donation today!

Volunteer Opportunities

We love our volunteers and appreciate any amount of time you are able to give. Short on time? We also have opportunities for items to be donated to various events. To see a list of our current volunteer opportunities, click the link below. 

Volunteer Interest Form
Submit your PISD Volunteer Application

Fill out your Volunteer Background application today and be ready to volunteer when school opens up for in-person volunteers!

Click below and start the process today!! For non-citizens, you may complete this form and go to the PISD Admin building to show your ID documents.

PISD Links and Information

Pick Up Times (Starting 9/15) :
Every Tuesday @ 9:30am-10:30 am OR 4:45pm-6:00pm


Due to a USDA waiver, all Plano ISD students (face-to-face & School@Home) will receive free breakfast & lunch meals through Dec. 31 or while USDA funds last. For curbside pickup locations, schedules & docs you should bring if student is not present, visit"

PISD Covid Dashboard

Plano ISD is providing regularly updated data for test-confirmed COVID-19 cases by district location. The summary reflects test-confirmed cases by location since August 12, 2020, and is updated daily, Monday through Friday. View online at

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