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 www.mopta.org 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 www.pta.org/awards
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 www.pta.org/c4r
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 ShareAwesomeNow.org
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 www.pta.org/elearning
Please be sure to share this information with the leaders of your PTA unit.
Thank you for your dedication to the children of Missouri,
VP Department of Membership Services