In the spring of 1990, Stewart and League City Elementary School parents, whose children would be attending Ferguson the following year, formed the Lloyd R. Ferguson PTA.


The 1990-91 goal was to raise funds to purchase playground equipment. The students and families of Ferguson sold candy and wrapping paper throughout the community. The next school year, the outside marquee was purchased, prepackaged school supplies were offered to parents, and the school store began operations. Additionally, the PTA purchased several computers, which allowed the school to open its computer lab.


In 1992, the first Fall Carnival was held. With these proceeds, the PTA purchased a spotlight for the stage, contributed funding for a portable storage building and assisted with the cafeteria mural. Money was also raised from a Ferguson cookbook, with delicious recipes contributed from faculty and parents.


During the 1993-94 school year, a portable video projector was purchased and money was given to the faculty for educational materials. Ferguson PTA was awarded a silver tray from the Clear Creek Area Council for its attendance at the monthly meetings. Because of the tremendous amount of volunteer hours logged at the school, and the PTA was a state finalist for Outstanding PTA.


With the carnival proceeds from the 1994-1995 school year, a surface for the playground equipment was purchased. Teachers were also given money for educational supplies and Hyde Elementary PTA received funding to begin their operations. In 1995, the majority of the carnival profits were dedicated to the faculty to aid them in improving their teaching curriculum. Accelerated Reading Program (ARP) books for the library was furnished with a fundraiser of selling children’s drawings on a magnet.


In 1996, the PTA established a goal of increasing parent attendance at the PTA meetings. Math night, Art night and PE night incorporated learning with family projects and fun. In addition to the annual Open House, these nights gave the students and their families the opportunities to learn a little more about the school, faculty and each other. In December, the Holiday Shop was a fun way for students to do their holiday shopping. With the carnival proceeds, the PTA developed the Bird & Butterfly Garden, which won a state award; funding was given to purchase additional computer technology and Parent Line a telephone communication system, was also purchased and installed.


In 1997-1998, the PTA focused on technology and science. The newly built science lab received money, as did other areas of technology. As in previous years, the PTA provided a variety of programming and extracurricular activities for the students and families like Family Nights, Rodeo Dance, Cultural Events and Concerts, Pastries With Parents, D.A.R.E graduation and faculty recognition.


The 1998-1999 carnival added the Ferguson 5K Fun Run. Carnival receipts were record-breaking. The proceeds were primarily dedicated to improving the outdoors, which included a new playground area. Additionally, the Music department and A.R.P. supplies were added to the list of PTA funding.


During the 1999-2000 school year, the annual carnival provided funding for outdoor benches, landscaping and a sprinkler system for the new playground area. Additionally, the PE department received money to purchase roller blades and safety equipment for Ferguson students. An outstanding Science Night was added to the popular Family Nights, 4th & 5th graders were taught CPR during PE, and all students participated in a tremendous school-wide Bike Rodeo. “A+ America” was a new school enrichment program started that provided resources for the PTA to purchase a video camera for the school.


In 2000-2001 school year, the PTA activated the Safe At Ferguson Elementary program (SAFE), an early warning system designed to inform parents when their children have not arrived at school as expected. The carnival proceeds went to each grade level for improvements.


During the 2001-2002 school year, the annual carnival provided funding for the “block” classes. Additionally, other items that were purchased were printers for every faculty, a power point projector; DI cuts for the teacher workroom, a new kiln, and a clay press.


In the 2002-2003 school year the PTA had their first every rainy day for our carnival. The rain did not hinder our attendance or our profits. The proceeds from the carnival were sent back to the grade levels to purchase items for their classrooms. Math night made a come back as well as Bike Rodeo. The Laura Recovery Center came to present their S.K.A.T.E. program to our children. This year our parents were introduced to TAKS with a parent information night and were informed about the bond election by the CCISD board president.


During the 2004-2005 school year PTA reached 100% participation with faculty and parents. Through this partnership PTA expanded the Family Fun programs at Ferguson introducing Grandparent’s Day and the first ever School Picnic. The PTA purchased books for the school, added café tables to the entry hall for lunch with parents and redecorated the front office. The community, faculty and parents came together through the PTA to help make Ferguson Elementary more outstanding than ever.


PTA had an excellent year under the leadership of President, Jill Reason, with 100% participation from parents and staff. Our major focus this year was on a new playground for the school. It was time to replace the equipment and by Christmas we were able to purchase the first section after an outstanding Carnival. Having survived the hurricane season with an evacuation for Hurricane Rita and welcoming new students after Hurricane Katrina the school celebrated its 15 year of operation. The PTA helped sponsor a Family Fun Sock Hop and Birthday Bash which helped recognized the hard work of parents and staff over the years while fostering community in the school. National PTA encouraged us to focus on Fitness which our PTA embraced with a Fitness program coordinated with the Physical Education Department. A highlight of this program was our Fun and Fit Night which was designed to bring the Ferguson families and staff together for a healthy night of entertainment. Ferguson PTA had a wonderful year with the help of volunteers, community leaders and school personnel.