National Mock Election Day – November 3rd, 2016

Thursday, November 3 is National Mock Election Day. National PTA is supporting this initiative by promoting it via social media as well as promoting the importance of voting to our PTAs.  We also have co-branded Election Guides with Non-Profit votes here.  Additionally, a PTA leader recently penned this blog on the importance of voting and there is a featured article in Our Children from a teacher and parent on the importance of voting.

 

Mary Jo Neil |  National Service Representative

C 301.919.8839

mneil@pta.org | www.pta.org

 

 


Bullying Prevention – Supporting LGBTQ Students

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Bullying Prevention:  Supporting LGBTQ Students
When:  Tuesday, Oct. 11
Time:  7 p.m. EDT
shutterstock_304512785.jpgBullying can happen anywhere and to anyone. However, depending on the environment, certain groups—such as LGBTQ students and students who are perceived to be LGBTQ—are at a greater risk of being bullied. Creating a supportive school climate for LGBTQ students improves educational outcomes for all students.
In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, please join National PTA and The Human Rights Campaign’s Welcoming Schools Program for an Every Child In Focus Leadership Series webinar.
Attendees will gain an understanding of how to best support LGBTQ students and reduce their risk of being bullied, as well as ways to advocate for all students.
Featured Speakers
  • Laura Bay, National PTA President
  • Johanna Eager, Director of Welcoming Schools at The Human Rights Campaign
About the Every Child in Focus Leadership Series
National PTA’s Every Child in Focus initiative is a campaign to strengthen family engagement in schools by celebrating the achievements and reporting the disparities within diverse populations, and sharing resources and advocacy tools to help understand the needs of every child.
Through its Every Child in Focus Leadership Series, National PTA is hosting a series of virtual events for PTA leaders, educators and family and community engagement professionals to share effective family engagement and community outreach strategies.
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1250 N. Pitt Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 518-1200
Toll Free: (800) 307-4PTA
Fax: (703) 836-0942
E-mail: info@pta.org
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What Does Your Family Think About STEM?

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STEM + YOUR Family
What are your thoughts on STEM education? How do you incorporate STEM activities at home? We want to hear from you!
Please take a brief survey to share more about your perceptions of and engagement in STEM education. Your insights will help to inform National PTA’s STEM + Families initiative.
Everyone who completes this survey will be eligible to win one of five Panera gift cards—courtesy of Bayer, National PTA’s STEM + Families Founding & Presenting Sponsor.
This survey will close on October 14.
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1250 N. Pitt Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 518-1200
Toll Free: (800) 307-4PTA
Fax: (703) 836-0942
E-mail: info@pta.org
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National PTA – Confused about the federal budget? We can help!

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Webinar: Federal Appropriations 101
When: Wednesday, Oct. 5
Time: 3 p.m. EDT

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Every year, Congress must pass a budget to fund the government for the next year. This congressional requirement has become more complex over the years, but no less important, as the budget decides what federal programs should be funded.
National PTA’s government affairs department will guide participants through the appropriations process with updates on the funding levels for certain education programs.
Participants will learn:
  • How the annual federal appropriations process works
  • Ways to effectively advocate for investments in education
  • National PTA’s federal funding priorities
Speakers:
  • Joshua Westfall, Government Affairs Manager, National PTA
  • Jacqueline Thomas, Legislative Assistant, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)
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We encourage you to share this webinar with all PTA members and leaders in your community!
National PTA Headquarters
1250 N. Pitt Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 518-1200
Toll Free: (800) 307-4PTA
Fax: (703) 836-0942
E-mail: info@pta.org
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National PTA Statement on Townville Elementary School Shooting

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Sept. 28, 2016)The following statement can be attributed to National PTA President Laura Bay:

 

“National PTA is deeply saddened to hear of the shooting this afternoon at Townville Elementary School in Townville, S.C. Our hearts, prayers and sympathies go out to the students, families, educators and administrators.

 

“While the facts are still being gathered, any act of violence at a school or involving children and youth is intolerable. Every student deserves to learn and grow in an environment that is safe. And the protection of students is of utmost importance. It is urgent that families, educators, community leaders and elected officials work together to make meaningful changes to ensure that all students have a safe environment in which to thrive and learn.

 

“It has been, and remains, a top priority of National PTA to prevent and eliminate violence in schools, promote safety for children and youth and improve education. National PTA has a strong history of supporting and advocating for laws and regulations in the areas of gun safety, violence prevention and juvenile justice.

 

“National PTA is committed to supporting students, families, schools and communities in coping with and preventing violence. The association offers a variety of resources that can be downloaded atPTA.org/SchoolViolence.”

 

About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health and welfare of children and youth.

 

Media Contact

Heidi May Wilson, National PTA

hmay@pta.org, (703) 518-1242