Red Ribbon Week

It’s Red Ribbon Week and education is the most effective tool in a drug prevention program. Sometimes it is hard to find age appropriate material for older students. The Foundation for a Drug-Free World has videos with real life stories from individuals who share the truth about synthetic drugs, alcohol, pain killers, etc. that would […]

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Freshman Year Tips

Freshman year of high school can be exciting and terrifying all at the same time. Trying to pick classes, to “fit in” and seriously thinking about life brings a whole new level of stress to students.  Here are some great tips for parents and students to turn it into a springboard to a fantastic four […]

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JC/DC Alert: MOPTA Opposed Amendment 4

MO PTA Opposes Amendment 4: Amendment 4 would create a constitutional amendment prohibiting any new state or local sales or use tax on any service or transaction that was not subject to tax as of January 2015. Amendment 4 would compromise Missouri’s ability to invest in education, health, public safety, transportation and other critical public services. Because […]

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JC/DC Alert: Family Engagement Center Funding

Family Engagement Centers – The newly enacted Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes the Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFEC) program, which provides competitive federal grants to statewide organizations to promote and implement evidenced-based family engagement strategies. If the SFEC program is funded, applications for these competitive grants can be submitted to the U.S. Department of […]

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Is Your Child On Pace for Math Success?

October 18, 2016 Dear PTA Parent, The fall semester is picking up speed, so it’s time for a math checkup! Can your child answer our grade-level mental math questions below? As a parent and PTA member, set your child on the path toward math mastery by presenting them with enrichment opportunities, while raising money for your local school! […]

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