Thursday, August 24
New Families
Please Join us from 3:00-4:00 in the gym.

We will introduce our staff and give you information about the upcoming year. 

Childcare will be provided.

All Rise Families
Please join us from 4:00-5:00 in your child's classroom.
Please visit with your child's teaching staff and help them get comfortable in their new classroom!

To allow you to hold your child's hand as you walk them in on the first day, we welcome you to bring any supplies your teacher has requested during open house; extra diapers, change of clothes or nap-mat.
Boo Hoo! Woo Hoo! Coffee Talk

Monday August 28
Please join the Parent Organization on the first day of school after you drop your little one off. They will have coffee, light breakfast items and support as you share your tears of joy or sorrow.
North Texas Giving Day is Coming, Spread the Word!!
September 14, 2017

This is the first event of the year where families can begin to fulfill their annual fundraising commitment. More information on how to fulfill your commitment will be provided during Open House.
What is North Texas Giving Day?
North Texas Giving Day is Communities Foundation of Texas'  annual 18-hour online giving extravaganza  for North Texas nonprofits that is powered by creative nonprofits, social media activism, area wide collaboration, and of course you!

North Texas Giving Day's goal is  to help build awareness and support  for nonprofits in the North Texas region.

Since 2009, Communities Foundation of Texas' North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $156 million, for over 2,500 local nonprofits, into the North Texas Community. In 2016, $37 million was raised through more than 142,000 gifts benefiting 2,518 nonprofits.

When is North Texas Giving Day?
Giving Day 2017 is  Thursday, September 14, 2017  from 6 AM Central – Midnight. 

Where is North Texas Giving Day?
North Texas Giving Day is an online event. Most of the activity took place via this website.
  • In addition, Communities Foundation of Texas and some nonprofits will host donation stations on September 14, 2017. Donation Station locations will be announced in June. 
  • News and updates will be posted regularly to social media sites: Facebook: North Texas Giving Day and Twitter @NTxGivingDay

What is Communities Foundation of Texas?
In 2009, Communties Foundation of Texas (CFT) created North Texas Giving Day, as one of the first—and now the largest—community-wide giving events in the world! Presenting North Texas Giving Day is one of the many ways CFT serves as a hub for philanthropy in North Texas. As one of the largest community foundation in the nation, CFT professionally manages more than 900 charitable funds for families, companies, foundations and nonprofits and has awarded more than $1.6 billion in grants since its founding in 1953. 
Dates to Remember
  • August 21-25 Staff In-Service
  • August 24 Open House
  • August 28: Children Return
  • August 28: BooHoo WooHoo Breakfast 8-9
  • September 4: Labor Day Holiday
  • September 14: North Texas Giving Day
  • September 20: Rise Cup Classic
  • September 21: Ashford Rise School Naming Ceremony @10:30
  • October 6: Rise Round-Up
Ways to support Rise
  • Amazon lover? Use Amazon Smile to support Rise
  • Sign up for the Tom Thumb Good Neighbor program. Get an application at the Tom Thumb courtesy booth using Rise account #9745. A percentage of your purchases will go to Rise!
  • Use (Yahoo powered) as your web search engine instead of Google and earn money for Rise. Spread the word to your friends and family.
  • Switch your electric bill to Cirro Energy. You will save money and a percentage of your payment will be donated to the school. To apply online you will need a copy of your TXU bill with the “ESI ID” number. Log on to and click on Forever Funds. Select the Rise School of Dallas (9252) on the organization list and click Go. Simply follow the directions!