Saturday Scholar Program

Saturday Scholar Program at Northside Elementary School
   525 Ray Drive, DeSoto, Texas 75115
   Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Ms. Lisa Mott, Principal

What is Saturday Scholar?
The Saturday Scholar Program is a tutoring program primarily made up of caring adults and high school students in your community who volunteer their time to help elementary and middle/junior high school students having problems in classes, or students who feel they could benefit from the one-on-one instruction tutoring provides, and students simply want to excel further in their studies.
The program has received numerous awards including:
"Best of Texas" Award by the Corporate Fund for Children, proclamations in both the Texas Senate and House of Representatives, as well as by Governor George W. Bush ... 1994
The founder of the Saturday Scholars Program, Mr. James Coleman was named a Texas "Governor's 2000 Volunteer Award Winner" ... 2000
Regional Winner of the JCPenney Golden Rule Award ... 1999
Dallas County Outstanding Volutneer Award (Education) ... 1999
"Swiss Army Equipped National Award" ... 1999
Selected and profiled as "BEST IN CLASS" by TEA; distributed to all 7000 Texas Campuses by 9/2002
The Saturday Scholars program is available to students in the Arlington, Carrollton/Farmers Branch, Cedar Hill, Dallas, DeSoto, Irving, Grapevine/Colleyville, HEB, Keller, Lewisville and Plano ISDs.

When is it available?
The program is available to students at Northside Elementary School during the school year. All sessions start promptly at 9:00am and end at 11:00am. Please see the calendar of activities listed below.
As a parent, what can I do to help?
Your continued encouragement of your child to participate in the program.

Transportation of your child to and from the school promptly.

Your child will be encouraged to do better if you are involved and care about his/her progress.
What can I do to maximize my child's progress?
-Get to know your child's teacher.
-Sit in on a Saturday Scholar session.
-Keep the communication channels open between you and your child's teacher.
-Schedule meetings between you and your child's teacher if you feel your child is not working up to his/her potential.
-Encourage! Encourage! Encourage!
Who should I call/see if I have questions about my child's participation in the program?
Regarding your child's specific needs, please feel free to talk to their teacher or principal. We as tutors will maintain close feedback mechanism with the school professionals.

Who should I call if I have general questions about the programs?
Regarding the program in general, contact either Lisa Mott, Principal or Brenda Cribbs, Coordinator at Northside Elementary: 972-224-6709.


2008-2009 Calendar
** 2008 **
October 4 Kickoff / 1ST Saturday

October 18th

November 1st

November 15th

December 6th

December 13th

** 2009 **
January 10th

January 24th

February 7th

February 21st

March 7th

March 28th

April 4th
April 18th

May 2nd

May 16th (End of Year Celebration)

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00am

Enter and leave from the cafeteria doors on the West side of school building.

Parents: Please pick up your child at the cafeteria door at 11:00 am.

CDC Home Page
CDC Calendar of Events
CDC Scholarship Honor Roll
CDC Officers
Concerned DeSoto Citizens
Updated October 22, 2008