The Preston Hollow Early Childhood Association hosts at program at 7 p.m. Oct. 24, featuring nutritionist and mommy blogger Robin Plotkin. For details on the location, visit

The North Dallas Early Childhood PTA hosts its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6 in Meaders Hall at Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church, 9027 Midway. The program is “How to Prepare Your Kids for Kindergarten.” Maria Smith, 29-year educator, children’s performer and author, will speak. For details, visit


Dallas County school districts, including Dallas ISD, participate in a program run by Alpha Media that offers school bus advertising to local and national businesses. Companies purchase one ad per bus, which is placed above the windows on either side of the bus or below the windows on the driver’s side, and school districts receive 66 percent of revenue from ad sales.

Sister Margaret Ann Moser


Sister Margaret Ann Moser has been selected by the Catholic Foundation to receive the 30th Catholic Foundation Award during a special dinner reception this spring. Sister Margaret Ann is president of the Ursuline Academy and is the school’s longest-serving leader. She attended Ursuline herself and has been president since 1989. The award dinner is set for Feb. 10 at the InterContinental Dallas.

Jenna McCoppin of W.T. White High School received a scholarship from the McKool Smith law firm. She was one of four recent high school graduates awarded funds through The First Tee of Dallas, a nonprofit scholars program that uses the game of golf to promote success in academics and life skills. McCoppin received $1,500 to help with her first year of tuition at the college of her choice.

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