Celebrating Family Day in 2 Cities


On Saturday, March 28, 2015, Parents Step Ahead (PSA) kicked off the 5th “Family Day” beautification program in Irving ISD. Part 1 of 2015’s Month of the Family began with projects done at Irving High School, Austin Middle School and M.C. Lively Elementary.

Irving High School

Students and families helped beautified their courtyard garden by planting several flower beds, ensemble and paint benches and a picnic table. Other activities included cleaning areas around courtyard.

Austin Middle School

Their project focused on the creation of a “Bronco Bistro,” a VIP sitting area for students to use as a merit basis initiative. The bistro was decorated and furnished with the addition of tall tables, stools, colorful lamps, tables and chairs.

Lively Elementary

The enthusiastic families of Lively refurnished the Parent Center area with a new rug, and created paintings that decorated the entire school. Flowers were planted in the courtyard area and extensive cleaning work was also done.



On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Parents Step Ahead (PSA) held the second “Family Day” beautification program at Northside ISD in San Antonio, Texas, with beautification projects done at Anson Jones Middle School and Cable Elementary School.

Anson Jones

More than 150 parents, students and teacher gathered early in the morning to work on beautifying their front outdoor area by repainting benches that have been chipped off throughout the years. They also worked on repainting their cougar mascot that is displayed in the front of the school that has faded in color.

Cable Elementary

Almost 200 parents, teachers and student continued to invest several hours working on enhancing their project from last years “Family Day” in 2014, by expanding the capacity of the courtyard garden to include an outdoor classroom seating. They built wooden benches and created concrete stepping stones that included a special artistic touch to their outdoor learning area. For additional images visit our 2015 “Month of the Family” gallery at parentsstepahead.org.

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