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MEMORIAL PARKWAY IMPORTANT NUMBERS

MPCA OFFICE: 281-492-2949

FAX: 281-492-7130

EMAIL:

office@mphoa.org

COMMUNITY

EMERGENCY (Police, Fire, Medical) 911

Non-emergency:

Harris County Constables 281-463-6666

HCE SD FIRE DEPT. 48 281-599-8888

Dept. of Public Safety 281-517-1300

Poison Control Center 800-764-7661

Domestic Abuse Center (emerg) 281-391-4357

• non-emergency 281-391-4504

Health Dept. (backyard cleanup) 713-274-6300

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Mosquito Control 713-440-4800

Post Office 800-275-8777

MUD #81 281-392-8112

MUD #81 (Trash) Best Trash 281-313-2378

Memorial MUD (Trash) WCA 281-368-8397

Centerpoint Energy

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• Gas - bills/report emergency 713-659-2111

• Street LIght Outages 713-207-2222

• Power Outages 800-752-8036/800-332-7143

SCHOOLS

KISD Administration 281-396-6000

KISD Security 281-396-7560

KISD Transportation Dept. 281-396-6220

MP Elementary 281-237-5850

Hayes Elementary 281-237-3200

MP Jr. HIgh School 281-237-5800

Taylor High School 281-237-3100

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

Director

Mike Brahm

Charles Herring

Michael Olsen

William Pongrass

Michael Smyth

MPCA OFFICE

21600 Cimarron Parkway

Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

The office is open the first Tuesday of each month:

7pm - 8pm (except on holidays)

Answering machine

281-492-2949

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or email office@mphoa.org

www.mphoa.org

IMPORTANT DATES IN January 2021

January 1st-2nd:

Garage Sale Weekend

January 5th:

Board Meeting

Office Hours for January 2021

Monday through Friday:

9 AM-5 PM

(Unless otherwise posted on the front door.)

January 1, 2021: Closed for New Year’s Day

BOARD MEETING

The Board of Directors meet in the Memorial Parkway

Clubhouse (21600 Cimarron Parkway) on the first

Tuesday of every month at 7 PM. The meeting is

open to all members of the Association. The Board

is only required by the State to have ONE meeting

per year, but MP has always had monthly meetings

so that they can be more accessible to the members

that they serve. Our monthly Board meeting will be

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 7 PM.

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2021 MAINTENANCE FEE

The 2021 Maintenance Fee of $375, is due by

January 1, 2021. Any account not paid before

January 31, 2021 will incur a late fee of $35

on February 1st and a finance charge of 10%

per month. Payment plans are available in

the office. Plans will consist of 3 monthly

payments. There is a $35 charge to get on a

payment plan.

Late Fee Schedule for Unpaid

Maintenance Fees

Accounts not paid before January 31, 2021

will incur an additional late fee of $35.

Accounts not paid before February 28, 2021

will incur an additional late fee of $35.

Accounts not paid before March 30, 2021 will

incur an additional late fee of $50.

Accounts not paid before April 30, 2021 will

incur an additional late fee of $50.

All unpaid fees after January 31, 2021 carry a

finance charge of 10% per annum.

Accounts not paid by April 30, 2021 may

be turned over for legal pursuit in which all

costs are the responsibility of the delinquent

owner. Legal fees can range from $150 to

over $2,000.

STAY CONNECTED

To find the latest news and information on

upcoming events, documents, copies of

Board minutes and to register for Memorial

Parkway’s blog, please go to our web page

mphoa.org.

As another way to share communication,

ideas and events in our neighborhood is to

“like” us on Facebook.

QUESTIONS?

COMMENTS? SUGGESTIONS?

We welcome communication from

homeowners and residents. The MPCA

Board of Directors are your neighbors and

are available to answer questions. We love

having comments and suggestion from

everyone as we strive to make Memorial

Parkway a great place to live. Please contact

us at anytime via email at office@mphoa.org.

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL

COMMITTEE

All exterior changes to your property must

be submitted to our committee for approval

before you start any work. This includes, but

is not limited to, painting, re-roofing, sheds,

patio covers, fences, etc. All requests must be

on our request form that can be found online

at our website www.mphoa.org or at the office.

Please give as much detail as possible, so there

is no delay in getting your request reviewed.

Except for painting and re-roofing, it would

be best to include a plat of your property

that shows property lines and easements in

relation to the location of your project.

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ARCHITECTURAL

MODIFICATIONS APPROVED

October 25-November 20, 2020

Exterior Paint 3

Roof 1

Exterior Repairs 1

Shed 3

OPEN DEED RESTRICTION VIOLATION

COUNTS AS OF NOVEMBER 20, 2020

Animals 1

Architectural 1

Basketball Goal 3

Decorations 3

Driveways 13

Dumpster or Pod 1

Exterior Lighting 1

Fences 29

Flags & Flag Poles 3

Garages 9

Home Exterior

Dirt & Mildew

Exterior Paint 31

Exterior Repair 16

Gutters & Downspouts

Roof 5

Landscaping

weeds 1

vines 3

trim bushes 5

dead landscaping 4

border 6

Lawn Maintenance

bare spots 26

mow, edge, grass in seams 19

edging 11

grass in seams 20

ruts 2

street curb debris 1

Mailboxes 14

Outdoor Furniture 0

Satellite Dish 0

Sidewalk 11

Signs 2

Stored Items 70

Swimming Pools & Spas 0

Trash Containers 84

Trees

dead tree 2

leaves & tree debris 18

low tree branches 0

palm tree 4

stump 6

Use 0

Vehicles

commercial 0

parking 2

storage 14

repairs 0

recreational vehicles 3

trailer 14

Windows

window a/c unit 2

window treatments 9

damaged glass 2

Total 471

OCTOBER SECURITY REPORT

Accident FSGI 1

Alarm Local 13

Animal-Humane 1

Check Park/School 11

Child Custody Dispatch 1

Computer Crime

Contract Checks 77

Criminal Mischief 2

Disturbance-Family 2

Disturbance-Loud Noise 5

Disturbance-Other 2

Disturbance-Weapon 1

Follow Up 4

Illegal Dumping 1

Incident Report 3

Information call 69

Meet the Citizen 89

Mental Health 3

MUD Building Check 1

Neighborhood check 63

Open Door/Window 1

Prop Found/Lost 1

Runaway 1

Silver Watch 2

Special Assignment 5

Suspicious Person 6

Terroristic Threat 1

Theft - Other 1

Traffic Hazard 11

Traffic Stops 7

Unk Medical Emergency 2

Vacation Watch 21

Vehicle Abandoned 2

Vehicle Suspicious 8

Vehicle Speeding 2

Vehicle Stolen 1

Welfare Check 6

Writ of Execution 5

Total: 432

MP ROADWAYS

Please help us keep our streets clear. We are

receiving many complaints from residents

about cars being parked in the street with

empty driveways. Please be considerate of

your neighbors when parking your vehicles.

Try to always park in your garage or on your

driveway. If you can’t park in your garage

because you have too much clutter, spend

some time and clean out your garage! As a

reminder, commercial vehicles are not allowed

in Memorial Parkway subdivision.

STREET GUTTERS AND DRAINS

We ask that you keep the street area in front of

your home clean, so that leaves, pine needles,

grass clippings and dirt won’t accumulate in

the gutters next to the curb and end up being

washed into the drains causing them to back

up and flood the streets. If you see someone

putting grass clippings, oil or other debris

down the drains, please contact the MUD

District and the County at 281-463-6300. This

includes lawn contractors that are blowing

the leaves into the street instead of bagging

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HOW TO REPORT BACKYARD NUISANCE

If you have a neighbor with a terrible backyard such as garbage dumping,

unsanitary conditions, unsecured private swimming pools, etc., you can

call Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services’ at 713-274-

6300 to file a report.

NEED CURB REPAIR??

Do you have a broken curb in front of your home... Did you know that

Harris County Precinct 3 will come and fix it? It is as easy as going to

their website and filling out the service request form. They will come

and fix it for free (well, that is your tax dollars at work)! They will not fix

the curved part that attaches to your driveway, that is the homeowner’s

responsibility. You can go to www.pct3.com/about/service-request and

fill out the service request form if you have a broken curb that needs

repaired.

GARAGE SALES

MPCA would like to suggest that garage sales be conducted the first

Friday and Saturday of each month. This will eliminate the many signs

that are out each week and also makes for a stronger turn out. Most area

communities only allow sales twice a year. Memorial Parkway could be

known for its “Once a Month” garage sales.

Do not attach your garage sale signs to the STOP signs, as it is against the

law and the County can issue citations for this. If a sign is on a public right

of way, like the esplanades), they may be subject to fines of $500-$1,000

per occurrence per day. We also ask that you do not post your signs on

the property of another resident. When your sale is over, please go back

and pick up all of your signs.

CLUBHOUSE RENTAL

Clubhouse rental is subject to availability on a first come/first serve basis.

The clubhouse is only rented to Memorial Parkway adult residents (owner

or renter) in good standing (maintenance fee current and not in violation

of deed restrictions). Resident must show valid ID when renting facility

and must be present during the entire time of rental. A rental fee of $50

is required at the time the reservation is made. Rental of the Clubhouse

requires refundable deposit of $275.

HOURS OF RENTALS & FEE RATES

• Monday-Saturday, 8 AM-4 PM: $50

• Monday-Saturday, 5 PM-1 AM: $50

• Sunday, 8 AM-1 PM: $50

• Sunday, 1:30 PM-1 AM: $50

• All Day Rentals from 8 AM-1 AM: $100

NON-PROFIT CLUBHOUSE RENTAL

The Memorial Parkway Clubhouse is available to non-profit adult and

youth groups for meetings. The meeting times and days are: 3 PM, 5:30

PM, 6:45 PM and 7 PM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

(some exceptions regarding times on Sunday). Reservations must be

made at least 2 weeks prior to reservation date.

For additional details, contact the MPCA office at 281-492-2949. All

groups who wish to use the Clubhouse must be comprised of no less

than 80% of Memorial Parkway residents.

TRASH PICK UP INFORMATION

If you pay your water bill to Harris County MUD #81: Collection days are

Monday and Thursday for garbage and Thursday for recycling. Please

secure all garbage in the 65-gallon black garbage cart with red lid and

the green recycling cart provided by Best Trash. On collection days,

please place the carts as close to the street as practicable, facing forward.

For more information, please check out HC MUD #81 website at www.

hcmud81.com. If you pay your water bill to Memorial MUD: Collection

days are Tuesday and Friday for garbage and Tuesday for recycling. For

more information, please check out HC Memorial MUD website at http://

memorialmud.com/.

MEMORIAL PARKWAY

2020 YEAR IN REVIEW

# of Homes Sold

Average Price per Sq. Ft.

Average Sales Price

2019 2020 Year-Over-Year Change

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TRASH CAN/CART REMINDERS

FOR EVERYONE TO FOLLOW

On collection days, make sure to set your trash

receptacle out by 7 AM but no earlier than 6 PM the

evening before. Trash receptacles/carts must be stored

inside your garage or behind the fence line at all times.

They must be stored out of public view by 8 AM the

following morning. Please note that a deed restriction

violation letter will be sent out for those who do not

comply with this policy.

SIDEWALKS

In recent deed restriction inspections, we have noticed

a lot od damaged and uneven sidewalks. Sidewalks are

the homeowner’s responsibility to keep in good repair.

A NOTE FROM THE CONSTABLES

The Vacation Watch form is now available online on

our website in the left column. From this page (https://

constablepct5.com/index.php/vacation-watch/) you

can fill in the form and submit it. The submitted form

will be emailed to dispatch for distribution.

There is lots of good information on Harris County

Precinct 5 Constables’ office website. Residents are

encouraged to check it out at https://constablepct5.

com/.

who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued for failing to properly restrain their

pet. Please remember that cats fall under the same laws as dogs and must be licensed and

kept restrained when not on the premises of the owner. We’ve been told that spreading

moth balls in flower beds might keep cats away.

To make a complaint or report an animal that is not properly restrained please contact:

Harris County Precinct #5, Contract #87: 281-463-6666

Harris County Animal Control: 281-999-3191

Harris County Health Department, Rabies/Animal Control Section

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PROCEDURE FOR REPORTING BARKING DOGS:

1. Contact your neighbor and work it out as good neighbors should.

2. In the event that #1 is not possible, contact the Constables at 281-463-6666. It is our

understanding that the Constables will investigate the barking dogs. In order to file a

formal complaint you must be willing to give the officer your name, address and phone

number for their records.

PROCEDURE FOR REPORTING LOOSE DOGS,

DOG BITES & LOST PETS:

1. Contact Harris County Animal Control at 281-999-3191 or 281-999-3194. A recorded

message will guide you through the system. When reporting a loose animal you will be

asked to give your name and address, a description of the animal and the address of the

animal’s owner (if known).

REMINDER FOR DOG WALKERS

Be a responsible/considerate pet owner by picking

up your dog’s waste from your neighbor’s yard when

you’re out for a walk. There’s nothing more frustrating

than stepping in fecal matter in your own yard when

you don’t even have a pet.

LEASH LAW

Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat

to all our residents. While you may know your pet is

friendly, an animal running at someone who is walking

by is very scary for that person. Many children are afraid

of animals and become frightened, which could result

in the child getting hurt trying to avoid the animal.

Harris County Animal Control advises, “All dogs

and cats must be kept under restraint while in the

unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas. The

custodian of a dog or cat is not authorized to have,

harbor or keep any unlicensed dog or cat nor to allow

any dog or cat to become a stray.”

Restraint is defined as “the control of a dog or cat under

the following circumstances:

1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more

than six (6) feet in length, if the line or leash is held

by a human being who is capable of controlling or

governing the dog or cat in question.

2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle.

3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the

animal does not have access to sidewalk or street.

While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard

while you work or play, it is against the law, unless the

animal is properly restrained.

Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable

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DATES TO REMEMBER

January 1st: Holiday

January 4th: Professional Learning Day - No Students

January 5th: First Day of Spring Semester

January 6th: Family Night (No Homework Assigned)

January 18th: Holiday

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL UPDATES

CONTINUED CAMPUS PHASE 1 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Katy ISD Campus Phase 1 Safety Protocols remain in effect to ensure the

continued mitigation and deterrence of the potential spread of COVID-19. The

District anticipates releasing Phase 2 protocols when state, local and the Texas

Education Agency (TEA) provide updated guidance allowing for de-escalation of

virus mitigation protocols. Katy ISD will provide updates as additional information

becomes available. Please check the Katy ISD “Smart Restart” webpage to review

current Campus Phase 1 Safety Protocols.

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COMMON VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES

As we embark on the journey each day to eat and live better, take note of

the common vitamin nutrient deficiencies that are easily treated:

1. Calcium: Calcium is important for maintaining strong bones and

controlling muscle and nerve function. Signs of severely low calcium

include fatigue, muscle cramps, abnormal heart rhythms and a poor

appetite. Make sure you’re getting enough with at least three servings of

milk or yogurt a day. Other good sources of calcium are cheese, calciumfortified

orange juice and dark, leafy greens.

2. Vitamin D: This vitamin is also critical for bone health. Symptoms

of a vitamin D deficiency can be vague - fatigue and muscle aches or

weakness. If it goes on long term, a vitamin D deficiency can lead to

softening of the bones. To get enough vitamin D, have three servings

of fortified milk or yogurt daily eating fatty fish, such as salmon or tuna,

twice a week; and spend some time outside in the sunshine every day.

3. Potassium: Potassium helps the kidneys, heart and other organs

work properly. You could become low in potassium in the short term

because of diarrhea or vomiting, excessive sweating or antibiotics or

because of chronic conditions such as eating disorders and kidney

disease, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Symptoms of

a deficiency include weight loss, muscle weakness, constipation and in

severe cases, an abnormal heart rhythm. For natural potassium sources,

consume bananas, whole grains, milk, vegetables, beans and peas.

4. Iron: Iron helps your body make red blood cells. When iron levels get

too low, your body can’t effectively carry oxygen. The resulting anemia

can cause fatigue. You might also notice pale skin and dull, thin, sparse

hair. To boost iron levels, eat iron-fortified cereal, beef, oysters, beans

(especially white beans, chickpeas and kidney beans), lentils and spinach.

5. Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 aids the production of DNA and helps make

neurotransmitters in the brain. With an increasing number of vegans

and people who’ve had weight loss surgery, vitamin B12 deficiency is

becoming more common. Symptoms of severe B12 deficiency include

numbness in the legs, hands or feet; problems with walking and balance;

anemia; fatigue; weakness; a swollen, inflamed tongue; memory loss;

paranoia; and hallucinations. You can get vitamin B12 from animal

sources: eat more fish, chicken, milk and yogurt. If you’re vegan, opt for

vegan foods fortified with B12, such as non-dairy milk, meat substitutes

and breakfast cereals.

6. Folate: Folate or folic acid, is a particularly important vitamin for

women of childbearing age, which is why prenatal vitamins contain such

a hefty dose. A folate deficiency can cause a decrease in the total number

of cells and large red blood cells as well as neural tube defects in an

unborn child. Symptoms of a folate deficiency include fatigue, gray hair,

mouth ulcers, poor growth and a swollen tongue. To get folate from food,

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go for fortified cereals, beans, lentils, leafy greens and oranges.

7. Magnesium: Magnesium helps support bone health and assists in

energy production. Magnesium deficiency can cause loss of appetite,

nausea and vomiting, fatigue and weakness. In more severe cases, it can

lead to numbness, muscle cramps, seizures, abnormal heart rhythms,

personality changes or low potassium or calcium levels. To help your

levels return to normal, eat more magnesium-rich foods, such as almonds,

cashews, peanuts, spinach, black beans and edamame.

Courtesy of: www.everydayhealth.com/hs/guide-to-essential-nutrients/

common-nutrient-deficiencies

EASY WAYS TO EAT MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES

The new food plate unveiled by the Department of Agriculture sends a

clear message: eat more fruits and vegetables. Here are easy ways to get

more of these important foods into your diet:

Start early: Get in the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables

a day by eating them early with your morning meal. Add a banana to

your cereal, berries to your yogurt, veggies to your omelet.

Make them visible: Set out a fruit bowl in the kitchen or have carrot

sticks available for snacking. Take some time to prepare the fruits or

vegetables, so they are ready to eat.

Frozen is good: Frozen vegetables, such as peas and carrots, are a great

way to make sure you always have vegetables in the house.

At mealtime, think of the veggies first, not the protein: Half of your

plate needs to be filled with fruits and vegetables. Base your meals on

what vegetables you’ll have and then think of the grains and protein to

go with it.

Have fruit with your sweets: Fruits are nature’s natural candy. Puree

berries and adding them as a sauce to desserts, such as ice cream.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Martin Luther King, Jr., an American clergyman and Nobel Prize

winner was one of the principal leaders of the American civil rights

movement and a prominent advocate of nonviolent protest. King’s

challenges to segregation and racial discrimination in the 1950s and

1960s helped convince many white Americans to support the cause

of civil rights in the United States. After his assassination in 1968, King

became a symbol of protest in the struggle for racial justice. In 1957,

King helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

(SCLC), an organization of black churches and ministers that aimed

to challenge racial segregation. As SCLC’s president, King became

the organization’s dominate personality and its primary intellectual

influence. He was responsible for much of the organization’s

fundraising, which he frequently conducted in conjunction with

preaching engagements in Northern churches. SCLC sought to

complement the NAACP’s legal efforts to dismantle segregation

through the courts, with King and other SCLC leaders encouraging

the use of nonviolent direct action to protest discrimination. These

activities included marches, demonstrations and boycotts.

“I Have a Dream” - King and other black leaders organized the 1963

March on Washington, a massive protest in Washington, D.C. for

jobs and civil rights. On August 28, 1963, King delivered the keynote

address to an audience of more than 200,000 civil rights supporters.

His “I Have a Dream” speech expressed the hopes of the civil rights

movement in oratory as moving as any in American history. After

his death, King came to represent black courage and achievement,

high moral leadership and the ability of Americans to address and

overcome racial divisions. Perhaps the most important memorial

is the national holiday in King’s honor, designated by the Congress

of the United States in 1983 and observed on the third Monday in

January, a day that falls on or near King’s birthday of January 15 th .

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Spaghetti Pizza

You could make this on National Spaghetti Day January 4th!

Ingredients:

1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup milk

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

4 ounces pepperoni sausage, sliced (or other toppings if preferred)

Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch

baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti

and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water.

Combine egg, milk, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, salt and garlic salt in a

large bowl. Stir in cooked spaghetti; mix well. Spread mixture into prepared

baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and

reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Spread sauce over spaghetti. Sprinkle with oregano, basil and the remaining

1 1/2 cups mozzarella. Top with pepperoni, return to oven and bake until

cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown, about 30 minutes more. Let stand

5 minutes before cutting.

Source: allrecipes.com, Submitted by: Kathy

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

You could make this on National Peanut Butter Day January 24th!

Ingredients:

1 (9 inch) prepared chocolate cookie crumb crust

4 eggs

1 cup butter, softened

8 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 cup smooth peanut butter

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

DIRECTIONS:

Melt 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate and cool to room temperature. Beat

the eggs with 3/4 cup butter or margarine, chocolate and confectioners’

sugar for a FULL 5 minutes. Mixture will be thick and smooth.

In a separate bowl, beat the peanut butter, 1/4 cup butter, and cream.

Spoon chocolate filling into crust. Swirl peanut butter filling into

chocolate filling. Drizzle remaining 2 oz of melted chocolate on top of

pie. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and serve.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/

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WALKS/RUNs

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ANNOUNCES REASON2RACE

Pick your race, pick your pace and raise funds for teacher grants with

every step. Run or walk with the Katy ISD Education Foundation in the

Katy Half Marathon/5k/1k on Saturday, February 6, 2021 to raise funds

for the Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program. Last year, over 60

teams and 600 runners raced to support the foundation, raising over

$115,000 for Katy ISD teacher grants.

The Katy ISD Education Foundation celebrated a spectacular milestone

this year with over $2 million awarded in its first eight years of Inspiring

Imagination teacher grants. Reason2Race and its proceeds play a key role

in reaching milestones such as this and will continue to garner support as

the foundation’s grant program expands. Register and join Team Katy ISD

Education Foundation, a Katy ISD campus team or recruit your own team

of co-workers and friends. All proceeds will directly support Inspiring

Imagination grants awarded to teachers in May 2021.

Find more information and register at https://tinyurl.com/

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