December 8, 2014 – Membership Monday

Good Evening PTA Leaders!
I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday – we all have so much to be thankful for.
As we head into the holiday, my wish for you is that you are taking time to enjoy your family and truly experience the reason for the season.
We’ve got just a couple weeks before the children are out of school and we get some much needed time off!  Here are a few reminders and updates to take you into the holiday season:
**NEW REFLECTIONS DEADLINE:  The deadline for Reflections has been moved to December 17, 2014!  Missouri is participating in the launch of the online submission process, and there are a few technical issues that are being resolved.  Thank you to all units participating in the Reflections program and for your patience with the new process.  Please remember your unit must be in good standing in order for your Reflections submissions to qualify.  I have attached a copy of the online submission guide made available by National PTA. (You may have received this same information earlier today.)
**Membership Cards:  Thank you all for your patience as we have dealt with the lack of membership cards.  We finally have cards printed and the mailings have been sent!  If you are still awaiting membership cards after requesting more, please contact myself with your name and position, the full unit name and unit id, and the number of cards you are waiting on.
Please remember that the method of requesting more cards is to fill out your dues form with membership numbers and the dues payment,filling in the portion near the bottom for the number of additional cards requested.  Each unit was sent 75% of their paid membership dues reported last year.  We are thrilled that so many of you will be meeting or exceeding last year’s membership numbers!!!  I can’t wait to see December’s membership report and to share it with you all!
**What will your unit’s Winter Membership drive look like?  Its never too late to join PTA, or to give your parents, teachers and community a reason they should join.  Share with your school population the wonderful things your PTA/PTSA unit has done, share the resources available to them, and ask them to be a part of it by joining PTA!
**’Tis the season for electronic gifting! With the number of electronic gifts sure to be purchased this year, take some time to direct your parents and students to great resources to keep them safe.  Check with your unit’s school or district to see what resources are available to parents.  Check out the website and look for the Guides button — there are guides for parents on mobile devices, instagram, snapchat, etc.  Tuesday February 10, 2015 is Safer Internet Day.  Check out an infographic presented by NPTA and our partner, Lifelock, that demonstrates how teens and families are engaging with technology and digital education:
Remember to take time for yourself and your family during the holiday and know how much you are appreciated for the work you do on behalf of our children. Thank you!
Please be sure to share this information with the leaders of your PTA unit.
Rebecca Cahill
Missouri PTA
VP Department of Membership Services


• PTA Surveys click HERE (in MS Word format)

• Membership section of the Tool Kit.  The Tool Kit is emailed to each unit president during the summer.  It is also available online in the PTA Members Section of this website.

• PTA Membership Quick-Reference Guide.  This is included in the Back-to-School kit from National PTA.  The kit is available online.

• Procedure Book.  This should be passed on to you from your predecessor.  If you didn’t get one, start one now.

• National website:  Check out the latest information & hints about card activation, member benefits and growing your PTA.

• Check out “201 Ways to Increase Your Membership“.

• Search the Internet:  PTA Membership, PTA Membership Campaigns, PTA Membership Ideas, etc.; Look at other State or unit PTA Websites and Newsletters on-line

• CONTACT:  This is a state magazine publication that is online under the PTA Members Section of this website

MOPTA 2013-2014 Convention – 100% Faculty Award

All Full Time Certified Personnel are PTA members of the unit

Gateway Region
Ruth Oliver Walker Elementary PTA, Florissant, MO
McNair Elementary PTA, Hazelwood, MO

Ozark Region
James A. Jeffries Elementary PTA, Springfield, MO
Hickory Hills Elementary PTA, Springfield, MO
Ridgeway Elementary PTA, Columbia, MO
David Harrison Elementary PTA, Springfield, MO
Disney Elementary School PTA, Springfield, MO

Pony Express Region
Bode Middle School PTSA, St. Joseph, MO

Three Trails Region
Trailridge Elementary PTA, Lee’s Summit, MO
Korte Elementary PTA, Independence, MO
Southwood Elementary PTA, Raytown, MO
Spring Valley Elementary PTA, Raytown, MO
Yeokum Middle School PTSA, Belton, MO
Sunset Valley Elementary PTA, Lee’s Summit, MO
Woodland Elementary PTA, Lee’s Summit, MO
Meadowmere Elementary PTA, Grandview, MO
Cambridge Elementary PTA, Belton, MO


MOPTA 2013-2014 Convention – Exclusive 100 Award

100 or more members over the previous year combined total membership of all units

Liberty Council
Liberty 53 School District

Grandview Council
Grandview C-4 School District


100% increase OR 100 more members OR 100% enrollment

Heritage Region
Rock Bridge High School PTSA, Columbia, MO

Ozark Region
Sequiota Elementary PTA, Springfield, MO

MOPTA 2013-2014 Convention – Oak Leaf Award

Increase of 2% or more combined membership for all members units over previous year

Liberty Council
Liberty 53 School District

Grandview Council
Grandview C-4 School District


Increase of 10% or more over previous year

(Units are grouped by School District)

Ash Grove R-IV School District
Pirate PTA

Belton 124 School District
Mill Creek Upper Elementary PTA
Scott Elementary PTA
Yeokum Middle School PTSA

Blue Springs R-IV School District
Brittany Hill Middle School PTSA
Chapel Lakes PTA
Cordill-Mason Elementary PTA

Cameron  R-I School District
Cameron PTSA

Columbia 93 School District
Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary PTA
Ann Hawkins Gentry PTSA
Columbia Missouri Association for the Gifted and Talented PTA
Grant Elementary School PTA
Hickman High School PTSA
Lange Middle School PTSA
Ridgeway Elementary PTA
Rock Bridge High School PTSA
Thomas Hart Benton Elementary School PTA

Grain Valley School District
Matthews Elementary PTA
Sni A Bar Elementary PTA

Grandview C-4 School District
Belvidere Elementary PTA

Hazelwood School District
Armstrong Elementary School PTA
Barrington Elementary PTA
Brown Elementary PTA
East Middle School PTSA
Hazelwood West High School PTSA
McCurdy Elementary PTA
Twillman Elementary PTA

Hickman Mills C-1 School District
Center of Differentiated Education PTSA
Ruskin High School PTA

Smith Hale Middle School PTSA

Independence 30 School District
Little Blue Elementary PTA
Pioneer Ridge Middle School PTSA
Sugar Creek Elementary PTA
Sycamore Hills Elementary PTA
Thomas Hart Benton PTA

Joplin School District
Cecil Floyd PTA

Lee’s Summit R-7 School District
Cedar Creek Elementary PTA
Greenwood Elementary PTA
Hazel Grove Elementary PTA
Meadow Lane Elementary PTA
Lee’s Summit High School PTSA
Lee’s Summit North High PTSA
Pleasant Lea Elementary PTA
Trailridge Elementary PTA
Westview Elementary PTA

Liberty 53 School District
Blue Jay Nation PTSA
Discovery Middle School PTSA
Heritage Middle School PTSA
Liberty North High School Eagle Club PTSA

Nixa R-II School District
Nixa High School PTSA
Summit Intermediate School PTA

North Kansas City 74 School District
Briarcliff PTA
Gracemor PTA
Nashua Elementary PTA
Northgate Middle School PTSA

Ozark R-VI School District
Ozark North Elementary (O.N.E.) PTA
Ozark Tiger Paw PTA

Park Hill School District
Alfred L. Renner PTA
English Landing Elementary PTA
Line Creek PTA
Tiffany Ridge Elementary PTA

Platte Co. R-III School District
Barry Pathfinder PTA
Platte County R-III High School PTSA

Raymore-Peculiar R-II School District
Creekmoor Elementary PTA

Raytown C-2 School District
Blue Ridge Elementary PTA
Fleetridge PTA
Little Blue PTA
Southwood Elementary PTA
Spring Valley Elementary PTA

School of the Osage R-II School District
Lower Elementary School of the Osage PTA
School of the Osage Upper Elementary PTA

Sedalia 200 School District
Sedalia Middle School PTA
Skyline PTA
Smith-Cotton Junior High School PTSA
Washington Elementary PTA

Springfield R-12 School District
Bowerman Elementary PTA
Boyd School PTA
Bingham Elementary PTA
Eugene Field PTA
Hickory Hills Elementary PTA
Kickapoo PTSA
Mark Twain Elementary PTA
John J. Pershing PTA
John J. Pershing Middle School PTSA
Pipkin Middle School PTSA
Reed Academy School PTSA
Sherwood Elementary PTA
Wilson’s Creek PTA

St. Joseph School District
Eugene Field Elementary PTA
Hyde Elementary PTA
Lafayette High School PTSA
Robidoux Middle School PTSA

Wentzville R-IV School District
Heritage Elementary PTA
Wentzville Middle PTA

MOPTA 2013-2014 Convention – Honor Roll

CONGRATULATIONS to the following units who qualified for the Honor Roll by meeting or increasing their previous year’s membership by March 1, 2014.  

Armstrong Elementary PTA
Bell Prairie PTA
Benton High School PTSA
Bingham Elementary PTA
Blue Springs Early Childhood Preschool PTA
Border Star Montessori PTA
Cambridge Elementary PTA
Campbell Elementary PTA
Central High School PTSA
Christian Ott Elementary PTA
Clardy/Gashland PTA
Coleman Elementary PTA
Daniel Young Elementary PTA
Delta Woods Middle School PTSA
Diamond R-4 PTSA
East Middle School PTSA
Eastgate Middle School PTSA
Elm Grove Elementary PTA
Espy PTA of Nixa
Eugene Field Elementary PTA
F. L. Skaith Elementary PTA
Fremont Elementary PTA
Graden Elementary PTA
Grain Valley South Middle School PTSA
Greenwood Elementary PTA
Guy A. Cowden Elementary PTA
Harry S Truman Elementary PTA
Hawthorn Elementary PTA
Hazelwood Central High PTSA
Hazelwood Central Middle School PTSA
Hazelwood East Senior High PTSA
Hazelwood North Middle School PTSA
Hazelwood Southeast Middle School PTSA
Heritage Elementary PTA
Hickman Mills Jr. High School PTSA
Holland Elementary PTA
Horace Mann Elementary PTA
Jarrett Middle School PTSA
Jefferson Jr. High School PTA
Kentucky Trail Elementary PTA
Kickapoo PTSA Lafayette High School PTSA
Lakeview Elementary PTA
Lakewood Elementary PTA
Lange Middle School PTA
Lee’s Summit West H.S. PTSA
Liberty Middle School PTA
Lillian Schumacher Elementary PTA
Little Blue PTA Logan-Rogersville PTA
Lone Jack PTA
Maplewood Elementary PTA
Marion C. Early G & H Schools PTA
Mason Elementary PTA
McBride Elementary PTA
McNair Elementary PTA
Meadowbrook Elementary PTA
Mill Creek Elementary PTA
Nixa SCORE High School PTSA
North Platte PTA
Northview Elementary PTA
Noyes Elementary PTA
Ozark West Elementary PTA
Park Hill Plaza Middle School PTA
Park Hill Prairie Point Elementary PTA
Park Hill South High PTA
Parkade Elementary PTA
Parkview Elementary PTA
Parkway PTA
Paxton Keeley Elementary
PTA Platte County R-III High School PTSA
Pleasant Lea Middle School PTA
Pleasant View Elementary PTA
Pleasant View Middle School PTSA
Raymore Elementary PTA
Raytown Central Middle School PTSA
Raytown South High School PTSA
Raytown South Middle School PTSA
Red Bridge Elementary PTA
Ridgeview Elementary PTA
Rock Bridge Elementary PTA
Rock Bridge High School PTSA
Ruskin High School PTA
Russell Blvd. Elementary PTA
Sequiota Elementary PTA
Sherwood Elementary PTA
South Valley Jr. High PTSA
South Valley Middle School PTSA
Staley High School Falcon Booster Club PTSA
Ste. Genevieve Elementary PTA
Summit Intermediate School PTA
Sunny Vale Middle School PTSA
Symington Accelerated Elementary PTA
Thomas PTA
Thomas Ultican Elementary PTA
Trailridge Elementary PTA
Truman Elementary PTA
Twillman Elementary PTA
Voy Spears Jr. Elementary PTA
Walt Disney PTA
Warford Elementary PTA
Woodland Elementary PTA

MOPTA 2013-2014 Convention – Community Involvement Award

Single PTA unit in Missouri that sells the highest number of business membership during the year.

Liberty Oaks Elementary PTA
Liberty 53 School District
Pony Express Region

MOPTA 2013-2014 Convention – Golden Gavel Awards


Blue Jay Nation PTSA
Liberty School District
Pony Express Region

Blue Jay Nation PTSA
Liberty School District
Pony Express Region

Blue Jay Nation PTSA
Liberty School District
Pony Express Region

Blue Jay Nation PTSA
Liberty School District
Pony Express Region



Grandview Council
Grandview C-4 School District

MOPTA 2013-2014 Convention – Early Bird Award Winners

The Early Bird Awards were presented during the Awards Luncheon at the 2013-2014 Missouri PTA State Convention. Units that send the HIGHEST MEMBERSHIP based upon last year’s TOTAL MEMBERSHIP to the state office postmarked on or before September 29, 2014.

Early Childhood / Elementary / Special Education
Voy Spears Jr. Elementary PTA
Blue Springs R-IV School District
Three Trails Region

Middle / Jr. High / Combined
Delta Woods Middle School PTSA
Blue Springs R-IV School District
Three Trails Region

High School
Rock Bridge High School PTSA
Columbia 93 School District
Heritage Region

October 20, 2014 – Membership Monday

Good Morning PTA Leaders!

WOW!  What an amazing weekend we just experienced at the 99th Annual Missouri PTA State Convention!  For those of you who were able to attend – thank you for taking time to share ideas, network and attend training.  We are all very busy and I appreciate you carving out time for PTA.  For those of you unable, I would remind you that money spent on training your volunteers is never a dollar wasted.  Successful leadership is vital to the success of your unit, and attending PTA training gives you the tools you need.

Congratulations Missouri PTA!  We are now over 30,000 members strong and halfway to our goal of 60,000!  Please remember to continue to send your dues in the first of each month.  We are working on sending out membership cards to those that have requested more.  Thank you for your patience as we have worked through this challenge and are now able to begin processing those requests.  Do you need more cards?  There is a place on your membership dues form to request more cards – make sure to fill that out and we’ll get them to you as soon as possible.

Have you checked out our newly updated website?  If not, go to and see what we’ve done!  Check out our PTA members section, use the following to log-in:  Username = Diversity & Password = means.  Both are case sensitive.  Valuable information is posted here for our PTA members!

November 3rd is the deadline to enter the PTA Take Your Family to School Week grant of $1,000.00.  Celebrated February 16th-20th, this year’s theme is Supporting Student Success, focusing on family engagement solutions.  If you would like more information, go to

Remember that October is Bullying Prevention month, and National PTA has revamped their Connect 4 Respect program to reflect the most updated information on bullying prevention in our schools.  Check it out at

Have you heard about the new #ShareAwesome campaign?  It’s an initiative brought to you by NPTA and sponsor LifeLock, to educate families about the conversations that are important for guiding safer, smarter digital decision-making while sharing the awesome ways people are using technology to improve their lives and world. So, share your awesome decisions, moments and people at #ShareAwesome. There’s even a contest with prizes and money!  Check it out at

Did you know that National PTA offers free e-learning courses for PTA members and leaders?  The e-learning courses cover PTA Essentials, Nuts and Bolts, and Leadership Enhancement.  Learn more at

Please be sure to share this information with the leaders of your PTA unit.

Thank you for your dedication to the children of Missouri,

Rebecca Cahill
Missouri PTA
VP Department of Membership Services