Local Leader Kits and DIY Membership

Support your PTA Leadership Needs

Check out the Local PTA Leader Kit at PTAKit.org — your free, year-round resource to support all of your PTA leadership needs. You will find strategies, tips and turn-key tools to ensure your success. It contains resources to help PTA leaders serve their communities and manage local PTAs, including:

  • Easy-to-use guides for the president and treasurer
  • Turn-Key membership, fundraising and marketing tools
  • Program and advocacy resources
  • Special offers from national partners

It’s also completely digital and mobile-friendly.

New! Special Incentive to Access Your PTA Local Leader Kit

Within a month after you register to access the Local PTA Leader Kit, we will mail you a DIY Kit for Membership Growth, which contains what local PTA leaders need for a “do-it-yourselves” four-step PTA Membership P.L.A.N.:

  1. Picture who, when and how you will connect with members
  2. Listen to what matters most to your members
  3. Ask your members to join PTA by aligning your efforts to what matters most to them
  4. Nurture relationships with members year-round

Limited supplies available, so register today and start exploring!

Already registered? Login at the top right-hand corner of PTAKit.org and update your profile to access Local Leader resources and receive your DIY Kit.


TIME IS RUNNING OUT for Grant Applications due Aug 26th

Local units have an opportunity to apply for 3 grants and state/council/region/district can also apply for a grant.  Grants are due by August 26 – less than 2 weeks away.  Please encourage your local units to take advantage of this opportunity!!!

If a PTA has previously won one of the Science Festival or Math grants, they cannot apply for that same grant again.  They can apply for the GOYA grant.

Here are some ideas/pointers as you support local units and encourage them to apply –

Application

The initial questions in each application are to identify the person submitting the application, the school and the PTA.

Then there are 3-4 questions specific to each grant. Please see the questions for each grant below.

It would be best to craft the answers in a Word or Pages document prior to filling out the online application.  This would help the local unit leaders craft and edit the message as they work to succinctly describe their plan and stay within the word limit requirements.

GOYA-Move Healthy Lifestyle Grant: 15- $1000 grants

Elementary or Middle School PTA

How would you make sure that a broad & diverse group of families attend your “Get Off Your Apps” Physical Activity Event? (250 words or less)

At the “Get Off Your Apps” Physical Activity Event, how would you make sure families and students engage in the activities together? (250 words or less)

How would the “Get Off Your Apps” Physical Activity Event promote & support ongoing physical activity in your school community? (250 words or less)

STEM + Families Science Festival Grant: 30- $1000 grants plus $250 in science materials.

(Activities are geared towards elementary age students, but a high school can apply to host an event in partnership with a local elementary or middle school.)

Briefly describe your school community and why a STEM + Families Science Festival would be valuable to your community. (100 words or less)

At your STEM + Families Science Festival, how would your PTA make sure all families feel welcomed and engaged? (250 words or less)

How will your PTA use the STEM + Families Science Festival to advance STEM learning at your school? (250 words or less)

Share one idea that will make your Science Festival unique (100 words or less).

STEM + Families Math Night Grant: 35-$1000 grants- Elementary school PTAs

Briefly describe why the STEM + Families Math Night would be valuable to the broad and diverse groups of families and students you serve. (100 words or less)

At the STEM + Families Math Night, how would your PTA make sure all families feel welcomed and engaged? (250 words or less)

How will your PTA use the STEM + Families Math Night to promote ongoing STEM learning at your school? (250 words or less)

National PTA website has resources and ideas on the website.  Encourage local units to check it out.

In other news – don’t forget to encourage local units to apply for the School of Excellence – enrollment ends Oct 1 and Reflections – enrollment ends Nov 1.

If  you have any questions, please let me know.

Mary Jo Neil | National Service Representative

C 301.919.8839 | mneil@pta.org

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National PTA Back-to-School Week–SAVE THE DATE!

PTA Leaders,

Back-to-school is practically a holiday for PTAs around the country–and this year we’re celebrating in a BIG way! Mark your calendars because we’ve designated Sept. 17-21 as National PTA Back-to-School Week.

Each day of the week we will highlight and share tips and resources for the amazing people who support our children’s learning and success. And we’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Office Depot to make all of this happen!

Monday, September 17 – PTA Leaders
Tuesday, September 18 – Parents
WednesdaySeptember 19 – Students
Thursday, September 20 – Teachers
Friday, September 21 – Office Depot Day

Back-to-School Week will feature a comprehensive webpage with a wide variety of resources, announcements on grant recipients and new grant opportunities, classroom surprises–and so much more!

Be sure to visit PTA.org and use and follow #PTABacktoSchool as we rev up plans and promotions. I’ve also attached three “Save the Date” graphics that you can use on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to help spread the word.

We want you to celebrate with us! Together, we can make the 2018 National PTA Back-to-School Week and 2018-2019 school year a huge success for PTA leaders, parents, teachers and students. Enjoy the rest of your summer and get ready for an exciting back-to-school season.

Jim Accomando
National PTA President


National PTA Health and Safety Champion Monthly Webinar Schedule

4th Thursday at 7:30pm EST – GoToWebinar

The Health and Safety Champion webinars are great for your state leaders, potential state leaders and/or anyone interested in our PTA mission.  The more your community and your team understand the concept that healthier students learn better, the more supportive they hopefully will be. Please feel free to distribute the following message widely.

The National PTA Mission Engagement Committee is hosting a monthly webinar during the 2018-2019 school year.  As part of our Mission Engagement initiative, we’ve lined up relevant and exciting content to support our PTAs in the work we do every day around Health and Safety.  These webinars are intended for state leaders, administrators, educators, policy makers, family and community members, and anyone interested in seeing children succeed.

The webinars will take place the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30:00 pm.  All webinars will be one hour only and recorded.  The 2018-2019 schedule is below.

August 23rd2018

Planning/Hosting a PTA State-wide Summit/Fair

Join us as we hear from state leaders who have successfully planned and hosted a state health summit.   Lessons learned, helpful tips, and a step by step easy to follow action plan will all be shared.  You will hear from state leaders from different states to gain diverse perspective and insight.  This webinar is great for all state and council leaders and skills are applicable to hosting a summit of any kind.  Please join us!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5424822538381876738

Please register for Hosting a PTA State Summit on Aug 23, 2018 7:30 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5424822538381876738

Join us as we hear from state leaders who have successfully planned and hosted a state health summit. Lessons learned, helpful tips, and a step by step easy to follow action plan will all be shared. You will hear from state leaders from different states to gain diverse perspective and insight. This webinar is great for all state and council leaders and skills are applicable to hosting a summit of any kind. Please join us!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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September 27th2018

Vaping 101, Everything You Didn’t Want to Know

October 25th2018

All About Mental Health

November 29th2018(due to Thanksgiving, this is the 5thThursday)

School Safety and the Role of the State PTA

Please join us as we discuss the National PTA resources.  Many resources already exist to support our work around school safety.  Hear from National PTA’s experts on position statements, resolutions, what other state PTAs have done. Also hear about past legislation and potential legislation and what state PTAs should be considering as we prepare for the upcoming legislative year.  Learn how to embed this important work into the mission, bringing together health and safety champions and advocacy teams to create the biggest impact.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2030964394972288770

Please register for School Safety and the Role of the State PTA on Nov 29, 2018 7:30 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2030964394972288770

Please join us as we discuss the National PTA resources. Many resources already exist to support our work around school safety. Hear from National PTA’s experts on position statements, resolutions, what other state PTAs have done. Also hear about past legislation and potential legislation and what state PTAs should be considering as we prepare for the upcoming legislative year. Learn how to embed this important work into the mission, bringing together health and safety champions and advocacy teams to create the biggest impact.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Brought to you by GoToWebinar®
Webinars Made Easy®

 

December – No Webinar Scheduled

January 24th2019

TBD
February 28th2019

TBD

March 28th2019

TBD

April – No Webinar Scheduled

May 23rd2019

TBD


National PTA School of Excellence Program – Open Enrollment

Dear PTA Leaders,

Enrollment for the 2018-2019 National PTA School of Excellence program year is now open at PTA.org/Excellence! As you know, the National PTA School of Excellence program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being of all students. By enrolling in this program, PTAs are making a yearlong commitment to identify and implement an action plan for school improvement based on PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships.

We appreciate your support in spreading this news to your network by using the promotional tools found on the State Excellence Library—including our new social media graphics! Please visit PTA.org/StateExcellenceLibrary for resources to recruit, support and celebrate PTAs throughout the School of Excellence program.

Thank you for your continued dedication and support.

Sincerely,

Amy Weinberg I Manager, Programs & Partnerships
National PTA
1250 N. Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 307-4PTA (4782)
(703) 518-1248  (Direct)