Our amazing Frayser Community PTSA team of volunteers are committed to helping others. We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. Using data driven models, we provide solutions that make a long-lasting difference. We take our convictions a
Our amazing Frayser Community PTSA team of volunteers are committed to helping others. We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. Using data driven models, we provide solutions that make a long-lasting difference. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? Get in touch for more information!
FCPTSA is a community organization that consists of community activist, community leaders, parents, teachers and students. Seeing a need for energetic, nonprofit work in this area, we formed our organization to provide sensible solutions. We've consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community!
Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Learn more about our upcoming events, fundraisers, and more!
The Reflections Program is a Multilevel Creative Contest for students wanting to express their own thoughts, ideas, and unique voice through their own artwork or theme entry. It provides our Tennessee Students (Pre-K to 12th Grade) an opportunity to be creative by getting inspired by this year’s winning student theme (I AM HOPEFUL BECAUSE…) and developing artwork in any (or all) of the six main art categories. The Art and Theme Contest has 3-4 levels depending on your area: school (local), council unit (if applicable), state (Tennessee) and national.
ARTS IN EDUCATION CONTEST (pdf)Download
FPTSA Literature-Category-Guidelines_Reflections.pdf (pdf)Download
FPTSA Dance-Choreography-Category-Guidelines_Reflections.pdf (1)-compressed (pdf)Download
FPTSA ART Reflections 2023 (pdf)Download
FCPTSA Citizenship Essay Contest Rules (pdf)Download
FPTSA Safety Poster 2023 .2 (pdf)Download
FCPTSA dance-choreography-cat-guidelines_reflections-es (pdf)Download
FCPTSA guide_reflections (Art Spanish) (pdf)Download
literature-cat-guidelines_reflections-es (Literature Spanish) (pdf)Download
FCPTSA dance-choreography-cat-guidelines_reflections-es (Dance Spanish) (pdf)Download
July 25, 2022- Renaming Ceremony at Civic Center Plaza
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Bluff City building will get a new name after Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill to rename it after the first black federal judge.
The building was previously named after Clifford Davis, a Ku Klux Klan leader and supporter of Jim Crow laws.
Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released a statement after the committee passed bill H.R. 390, which would designate the Federal Building in Memphis as the Odell Horton Federal Building.
A renaming ceremony is scheduled for July 25 at 10 a.m. at Civic Center Plaza in front of the Odell Horton Federal Building.
Items listed here are to offer nourishment for your total well-being. “Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” – Sonia Gandhi
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The FCPTSA members thank you for your continued support!
Officers: Johnnie Hatten, FCPTSA President
Theodore (Teddy) King, FCPTSA
Vice-President Regenia Dowell, FCPTSA Treasurer Loretta Miller, FCPTSA Secretary Uploaded by Dee Dee Jackson, Videographer, FCPTSA Diversity & Inclusion Coord. (I do not own any music)
(Included are Pictures and Videos of each Frayser Urban Garden)
The Cooper Young Garden Walk came to Frayser, Friday, June 9, 2023 and this is Frayser Community Urban Gardens first year to be featured in the Cooper Young Garden Walk Tour. We are connecting the Dots in the Frayser Community. Our goals are to improve access to fresh, locally grown produce to Frayser residents, tocreate a safe space for exercise, to provide an educational approach to nutrition, and to offer an opportunity to improve psychological wellness. This video features the Frayser Connect Urban Garden, the Frayser Community Urban Garden and the New Hope Urban Farm.
Also, this video was created as a service to the Frayser Community on behalf of Regenia Dowell, Chairperson of Frayser Connect. We would like to thank the Cooper Young Garden Assoc., our Frayser residents, other neighboring communities and businesses for coming out to visit us!
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REVISED: (Included are K-2 pictures, videos of their Parade and Prom)
Theme: "The Enchanted Forest"
On May 15, 2023, Cornerstone Prep Denver held its 1st Annual K-2 Attendance Prom and it was a phenomenal event with the theme, The Enchanted Forest that included a CPD Parade. Our parents really supported us in raising money and dressing their kids. Most importantly, our parents made sure their child has good attendance and is not designated as “chronically absent” by the TN Department of Education. We’re hopeful that 100% of scholars will earn this reward next year. All they have to do is be present everyday possible (18 days or more is chronic absenteeism).
The Royal Court
Kindergarten Queen – Syriah Elem
Kindergarten King – Trenton Miller
1st Grade Queen – Aaliyah Austin
1st Grade King – Malik Pennelleton
2nd Grade Queen – London Edwards
2nd Grade King – Jaceon Watkins
Prince 1st Runner Up – Josiah Davis
There will be more to come!
Memphis Community Clean Up in Frayser
On behalf of Regenia Dowell, FCPTSA, President Emeritus, we would like to thank Memphis Allies for spearheading this endeavor along with:
Memphis City Beautiful
MLK College Prep School
Legacy of Legends
Memphis Youth Athletics
National Exchange Clubs - Unity for Service
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On Thursday, October 27 2022, Frayser Community PTSA held it's STEM + Families Fun Night - Corvid 19 & Booster Event at the Ed Rice Community Center. The Community enjoyed STEM projects, food and fun. There were more than 250 people in attendance. Those that received the Corvid 19 Vaccine or Booster shot were given a $50 gift card. Gloria Jones, FCPTSA President, Regenia Dowell, FCPTSA Treasurer. Uploaded by Dee Dee Jackson, FCPTSA Videographer. "October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month"
(Include: Pictures & Video) On Saturday, October 22, 2022, Greater St. John MBC held it's Women's Day Conference, Theme: "Unmasking the Camouflaged Woman". The members of Greater St. John MBC would like to thank the women who bravely and spiritually shared their souls with us by touching on subjects that inflicted so much heartache and pain. We also thank those that were in attendance and those that couldn't attend. With listening to their testimonies it helped to heal our souls. We are forever thankful and pray that you also get healed on your journey. Looking forward to seeing you next year! Cee-Cee & Rochel Darby, Co-Facilitators Uploaded by Dee Dee Jackson, Videographer
On Thursday, December 8, 2022, the FCPTSA held its Arts in Education Award Ceremony at Ed Rice Community Center. The Frayser Students that participated were able to display their art posters. The best of the best were given awards based on art and creative writing on the subjects that were provided. Special thanks to all the parents, students, teachers, volunteers and PTSA members and community for being a part of this event. Uploaded by Demetria (Dee Dee) Jackson, Videographer
On Thursday, October 29, 2020, FCPTSA hosted it's 1st Virtual STEM & Families Night. Each STEM winner received $100 towards their MLGW bill and a Microsoft Ready Laptop. Some of our participates wore costumes, we observed Breast Cancer Awareness. As always, we want everyone to continue to wash their hands, stay at home when sick, practice social distancing. We will continue to remember those that are sick or lost their lives.
December 15, 2020, the Frayser Community PTSA hosted it's 1st Virtual "Arts in Education" Program at for all students to participate in that attended Elementary to High School. Art is both an important tool for learning, as well as a basic part of human nature. The PTSA recognizes the many ways a quality arts education can benefit all children. The students competed in (3) three categories, Citizenship, Safety, and Reflections. The winners received gift certificates and monetary awards.
Nicholas Bobo, beloved son, husband, father and friend, was honored by the
Frayser Community PTSA for his kindness and selfishness to others.
He shared warm spirit with us at our Town Hall Luncheon at
The Guest House on October 20, 2018 as a speaker.
Sgt. Nicholas Bobo, who was a paratrooper in the US Army.
Bobo, an automated logistical specialist, assigned to the 407th Brigade Support Battalion, leaves behind his wife, daughter, and parents. He joined the Army in 2019 and had been stationed at Fort Bragg since 2019, according to New York Post.
His awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the Army Parachutist Badge, Driver Mechanic Badge-Driver Wheeled Vehicle, and Marksmanship Qualification Badge Expert-Carbine, according to WBTV
His Funeral will be Friday, September 30, 2022 at 12 Noon
Serenity Funeral Home
638 Sycamore View Rd
Memphis, TN 38134
Rest in Heaven, Nicholas, you will surely be missed.
Regenia Dowell, FCPTA, President Emeritus
Frayser Community PTA
Dee Dee Jackson, FCPTA Videographer
On April 7, 2018, the Frayser PTSA celebrated MLK 50 "Investing in the Dream" in a salute to the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's Legacy. Uploaded by Demetria Jackson, Videographer.
On May 7, 2020, the Frayser Community PTSA recognized the Class of 2020 Senior Valedictorian and Salutatorian with Scholarships. Demetria Jackson, Videographer. Stay Safe and Be Blessed!
The Frayser Community PTSA extend a thank you to both Shelly & Barbara Rice, avid community activist's for their service in the Frayser and neighboring communities. March 2020, they re-visited the Ed Rice Community Center before it's closure for remodeling. Demetria Jackson, Videographer.
On December 12, 2019, the FCPTSA held it's Annual Arts, Awards Reception displaying the beautiful Art and Literature from the Frayser neighborhood students. Uploaded by Demetria Jackson, Videographer.
On Thursday, October 24, 2019 the Frayser Community PTSA sponsored it's 3rd Annual STEM & Family Event at the Ed Rice Community Center. We had fun, food and STEM activities. Uploaded by Demetria Jackson, Videographer.
On Saturday, April 6, 2019, the Frayser Community PTSA celebrated the 200th Birthday of the City of Memphis along with the unveiling of the “Welcome to Frayser” Mural’s and an inaugural Frayser Coloring Book both created by artist, Lurlynn Franklin. This event was Free to the Public and included fun and games for children and youth, food and fellowship along with a kaleidoscope of entrepreneurs, neighborhood schools and community services along with a signup of youth summer events and Shelby County Government Division of Community Service. City of Memphis, Mayor Jim Strickland, Shelby County,Mayor Lee Harris, Commissioner Willie Brooks and Supt. ASD, Dr Sharon Griffin were in attendance. Uploaded by Demetria Jackson, Videographer.
On December 13, 2018, Frayser Community PTSA held it's Arts in Education Safety Poster and Reflections Ceremony at the Ed Rice Community Center. The student's artwork deliberated on today's environment. Very well done!!! Demetria Jackson, Videographer
On October 25, 2018, the Frayser PTSA held it's 2nd Annual STEM & Family Night at the Ed Rice Community Center. The community enjoyed STEM Activities, food and fun. Uploaded by Demetria Jackson, Videographer.
On February 8, 2018, The United Shelby County Council PTA (USCCPTA) held it's 1st Founder's Day Program at what was formerly known as the Board of Education, Memphis, TN. The Frayser Community PTSA members were instrumental in this project. Uploaded by Demetria Jackson, Videographer.
On February 21, 2018, Shelby County Middle & High School Students took the State Capitol by surprise with over 300 Shelby County Students participating at "STORM THE HILL". The Frayser Community PTSA chartered a bus of the SCS students to this memorial event. The students got a chance to actively engage in a "mock session" with TN State Representatives concerning gun control and security in the schools. Also, other students from other cities were there visiting their State Representatives. Uploaded by Demetria Jackson, Videographer.
On Thursday, October 26, 2017, the Frayser Community PTSA sponsored it's STEM & Family Event at the Ed Rice Community Center. We had fun, food and STEM activities. Uploaded by Demetria Jackson, Videographer.
On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, jr. was shot in Memphis, Tennessee. What many people do NOT know is his purpose and what he was trying to accomplish. Square.TV presents The Crucible of Necessity, a look at the Memphis Sanitation Strike of 1968. We had the opportunity surviving members of the strike as they talk about their involvement in the strike.
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No pandemic can stop the drive for a good education. All across the Mid-South, there has been a push for students to participate in STEM studies. That is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Local 24 News Reporter Brittani Moncrease shows us the latest virtual effort in the Frayser community. For the Frayser Community PTSA, it is simple. “We see what our community needs and our children need. We try to help provide it as best we can,” said Regenia Dowell, FCPTSA President.