Final Exams

Tue-Thu, June 5-7


Last Day of School

Thurs, June 7th 


First Day of School

Wed, August 15th 







Downing Middle School signs up PTA Members at the beginning of each school year, not in the spring. 

The #1 reason to join your PTA is to support your school and your student. This PTA is dedicated to making your school the best environment for educating your students that it can be. By joining, you are supporting all our great work.  Studies show that involved parents tend to have safer and higher achieving students. Being a PTA member is one way to be an involved parent. You’ll also be given more opportunities for involvement throughout the year.

In addition to a free directory, $5 off club dues and voting privileges,  Join now!


The following companies make additional benefits available to PTA Members:

Visit the Texas PTA Webpage for more information

(your password and login are on your PTA Membership card stapled to your directory)



Aflac’s Accident Insurance policy is made available to members at a competitive rate. Apply for a policy. For questions, please contact Aflac Agent Sharon Matherly atsharon_matherly@us.aflac.com.



National PTA and Barnesandnoble.com have developed a discounted online bookstore for PTA members featuring over one million titles of books, textbooks, audio books, music, DVDs, and videos. Members will save 5% off all purchases ordered from this site in addition to any normal site discounts of up to 40%. Orders of $25 or more qualify for Fast & Free delivery within 3 business days or less (see site for details).

PTA members can enter the storefront homepage at www.pta.org/bn or www.pta.org/barnesandnoble. By entering the storefront through the URLs, Members will be required to submit a user name (PTAMember) and password (benefit). Both the username and password are case-sensitive. New titles and special discounts will be featured periodically. Please only share this user name and password with PTA members.


Dell Computers

Dell Promotional Flier
Member “How To” Flier
Texas PTA members can get exclusive offers on select preconfigured systems as well as great electronics and accessories. Here are the types of awesome discounts members will find:

  • High-Powered Savings - Members-only discounts on top-of-the-line models like Dell Adamo™ and Alienware™.
  • Brilliant Buys - Popular systems loaded with great features at amazing prices.
  • Extreme Deals - Rock-bottom prices on workhorse systems for the whole family
  • Worry-Free Discounts - Savings on systems loaded with security features as well as companion security products, theft protection, computer care and other great services.

Get ready to save.
EPP offers the guaranteed best price* on our pick of popular products. Employees can get up to 10%, 20%, 30% or more off select configurations of Dell systems. If your employees find the identical Dell system configurations for less anywhere on dell.com/home, we’ll match the price.

Start now.
You’ll soon receive an e-mail newsletter featuring our members-only deals. To see our current promotions, click here. Employees can take advantage of their EPP savings now by visiting the online store at dell.com/EPP or by calling 1-866-914-6076. Use member ID number KS103271906.



Enterprise Rent-A-Car is pleased to extend a discount to all Texas PTA members on all rentals across the nation. Make your reservation and get your discount automatically. For instructions on how to book online, please download these instructions. If you have any questions, please contact your Enterprise Representative, Melinda Kirkham, at 512-912-5341.


Fiesta Texas

Members receive 15% off regular adult admission when purchasing tickets online.


La Quinta

Up to 35% off, guaranteed rate of $85.00 or less, no up-charge for king size beds, no up-charge for as many as 4 additional occupants, free up-grade to gold level in the La Quinta guest stay program, Returns, 15% off rack rate outside of Texas.

Ask for the Texas PTA rate when booking by phone at 800-642-4271 or when calling the La Quinta location of your choice directly. Click on the link above to book online with your discount, or use discount code “TXPTA” when making your reservations at www.laquinta.com.

To upgrade your La Quinta Returns status to Gold level, please contact: Sandy Clinton at Sandy.Clinton@laquinta.com.



Call the Fowler agency at (888-549-4922) or speak with your local agent. An Auto Insurance Benefit for Texas PTA Members.



Members receive a discount on admission when purchasing tickets online at http://www.schlitterbahn.com/partners/. You must enter the 2010 discount promotional code 333001067 in the field provided to receive your discount. If the promotional code is not entered before check out, you will be charged full price. For questions about this discount offer, please refer to Schlitterbahn’s Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs) section on their Website listed above.


Sea World

Single-day tickets are 20% off and multi-day tickets are 15% off for Texas PTA members.


Sharp Electronics

The PTA/Sharp Electronics member store is now available to offer you valuable member discounts on Sharp AQUOS Liquid Crystal Televisions and other home electronics products! Every unit is offered at special PTA member pricing, guaranteeing you the lowest possible price.

Sharp is also offering PTA members the ability to own a variety of other audio, video, home appliance and home office products and accessories. All of the products on the Sharp Electronics/PTA Member Store site are being offered to PTA members at extremely attractive pricing. Visit the PTA/Sharp Electronics member store athttp://www.sharp-cart.com/ecom/affinity.htm?passCode=PTA

Check the PTA/Sharp Electronics member store often, as products will be added and special “pre-orders” will be available as new LC-TV models are introduced.


Southwest Vacations

Southwest Airlines Vacations has teamed up with National PTA to offer PTA members an exclusive discount on vacation packages. Members can save five percent on vacation packages to more than 60 exciting destinations, in addition to everyday low rates and ongoing special offers.

Southwest Airlines Vacations offers convenient and affordable vacation packages, perfect for busy parents trying to plan their next getaway! Simply choose your destination, select your flights and hotel accommodations, and then add theme park tickets, tours, rental cars, and more—all in one place, for one low price.

Use promotion code PTADEAL and save five percent on flight + hotel vacation packages for two nights or longer to all Southwest Airlines Vacations’ destinations. Book now at www.southwestvacations.com/pta.



Texas PTA members receive a 14% monthly discount on qualifying rate plans. Call-in offer only 1-866-464-8662 (option 3). Mention promo code 9397TMOFAV and the main Texas PTA number (512-476-6769) for verification. Offer is NOT valid in stores. Members who sign up in stores will NOT receive phone or rate plan discounts. Texas PTA members receive waived activation fees and free two-day shipping. Rate plan discounts are for both new and existing customers/members. Existing customers wanting the rate plan discount and members wanting a complete of discounted phones can call 1-877-453-8824. 

Click link below to see National PTA Members Benefits Page: