Trailridge Elementary PTA selected as a 2015-2017 National PTA School of Excellence.

Missouri PTA is pleased to announce that Trailridge Elementary PTA, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri was selected by National PTA as a 2015-2017 National PTA Schools of Excellence.

In the 2014-2015 school-year, more than 240 PTAs partnered with schools to participate in National PTA’s School of Excellence program. Of those participants, National PTA is pleased to recognize 124 schools from across the country as the 2015-2017 National PTA Schools of Excellence for their achievements in building strong family-school partnerships.

In the analysis of data for the 2015-2017 School of Excellence participants, National PTA found:

  • Nearly 95% of families feel they are treated fairly regardless of age, gender, race or cultural background. (Welcoming All Families)
  • 95 % of families believe their school and PTA communicate with families in multiple ways. (Communicating Effectively)
  • 79% of families feel they understand the academic standards their child is expected to meet and how the curriculum is linked to those standards. (Supporting Student Success)
  • 83% of families feel PTA promotes opportunities to empower parents to advocate for the success of their own child and other children in their school. (Speaking Up for Every Child)
  • Approximately 81% of families believe their school establishes policies that recognize and respect families’ cultural, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic diversity. (Sharing Power)
  • 93% of families feel the school is a central part of their community.  (Collaborating with the Community)

For more information please visit National PTA’s website.


Missouri Department of Revenue & Tax Exempt Letters

Dear PTA Presidents and Treasurers;

I wanted to share with you that I recently talked with Missouri Department of Revenue regarding tax exempt letters.  I had received an updated letter that has no expiration date.  They have changed the letters; there is no longer an expiration date.  They mailed out updated letters on Dec. 15, 2014 to every unit that had a current tax exempt letter as of Dec. 1, 2014.

If your unit has not received an updated tax exempt letter you need to go to their website; www.dor.mo.gov and search for Form 126 Registration or Exemption Change Request.  Here is a direct link; http://dor.mo.gov/forms/126.pdf.

I was told that they had “a ton” of the letters returned to them.  They would have mailed this update to the last address that they had on file.  Please check to see that you have received your updated letter as soon as possible.  If you have not please go online as soon as you can to get your current mailing information changed.  Please mark your envelopes with “Address change” so that it will flag the letter.

I would suggest that you use the school mailing address so that you are assured that in the future any correspondence from them comes to the school and they can get it to you.  Most units have a PTA box in the office.  This should assure that you don’t miss any correspondence.

Each time there is a turn over in your leadership you should fill out this form so that MO Dept. of Revenue has updated mailing information.   This should be added to your procedure book and list of things to do when leadership has a turn over.

Thanks, have a great day!
Lori Prussman
MO State PTA Treasurer

 


Thank You For Your Donation!

Missouri PTA would like to say THANK YOU to the list of units and councils below that have graciously donated and supported the Missouri PTA Building Fund, Founders Donations, and Scholarship Donations.  Your unit or council can join this elite group by donating any amount your unit chooses.  You can include this information on the Unit/Council Dues Submission form.

 

Building Fund Donors
Blue Springs Early Childhood Preschool PTA
Franklin Smith Elementary PTA
Greenwood Elementary PTA
James A. Jeffries Elementary
PTA Nixa Jr. High PTSA
Prairie View Elementary PTA
Summit Lakes Middle School PTA
Trailridge Elementary PTA 

Scholarship Donors
Blue Springs Early Childhood Preschool PTA
Blue Springs R-IV School District Council PTA
Delta Woods Middle School PTSA
Franklin Smith Elementary PTA
Gracemoor PTA
Greenwood Elementary PTA
Hazelwood Council PTA
Independence Council PTA
Lee’s Summit Council PTA
Lee’s Summit West High School PTSA
Liberty Oaks Elementary PTA
Lone Jack PTA
Mark Twain Elementary PTA – St. Joseph
Mason Elementary PTA
Meadow Lane Elementary PTA
Nixa Council PTA
Nixa Jr. High PTSA
Pleasant Lea Middle School PTA
Prairie View Elementary PTA
Richardson Elementary PTA
Springfield Council PTA
Summit Lakes Middle School PTA
Trailridge Elementary PTA
Underwood Elementary PTA
Yeokum Middle School PTSA

Founders Donors
Blue Springs Early Childhood Preschool PTA
Blue Springs R-IV School District Council PTA
Delta Woods Middle School PTSA
Gracemoor PTA
Greenwood Elementary PTA
Humboldt PTA
Lakewood Elementary PTA
Lee’s Summit Council PTA
Lee’s Summit West High School PTSA
Liberty Oaks Elementary PTA
Longview Farm Elementary PTA
Mark Twain Elementary PTA – St. Joseph
Mason Elementary PTA
Meadow Lane Elementary PTA
Nixa Council PTA
Nixa Jr. High PTSA
Pleasant Lea Elementary PTA
Pleasant Lea Middle School PTA
Prairie View Elementary PTA
Richardson Elementary PTA
Stonegate Elementary PTA
Summit Lakes Middle School PTA
Summit Intermediate School PTA
Summit Pointe Elementary PTA
Timber Creek Elementary PTA
Trailridge Elementary PTA
Underwood Elementary PTA
Woodland Elementary PTA
Yeokum Middle School PTSA