Future Dates for National Convention and Legislative Conferences

National PTA has scheduled the National Convention and Legislative Conferences for future years.

National PTA Convention
2017:     June 22 – 25, 2017 – Las Vegas, NV
2018:     June 21 – 24, 2018 – New Orleans, LA

National PTA Legislative Conference
2017:     March 7 – 9, 2017 – Arlington, VA
2018:     March 13 – 15, 2018 – Arlington, VA
2019:     March 12 – 14, 2019 – Arlington, VA

Visit http://www.pta.org/events for more information.

Let the Reading Begin!

Let the Reading Begin!

girl-reads-book.jpgCelebrate National Reading Month this March with your friends at National PTA and thousands of schools across the country! With the PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle, kids, families and teachers can engage in fun literacy activities ranging from phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary.

See different activities that your local PTA can do and visit our Pinterest board for additional tools and tips!

Crisis Management: Build Your Plan, Key Messages and Media Skills

When: Tues., Feb. 23
Time: 7 p.m. EST

crisis-comm.jpgIt is important for PTAs to work proactively with the media, and at times reactively with the media. When such situations arise, it is critical to react quickly, effectively and confidently to maintain your PTA’s reputation.

Get insider tips from National PTA’s Media Relations Manager, Heidi May Wilson; Education Writer, Karla Scoon Reid; and the National School Public Relations Association.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Assess your PTA’s potential vulnerabilities
  • Develop an internal plan of action
  • Respond to the media to manage a crisis


Make Donations Easier for Your PTA and for Families

Give your PTA superpowers! 

PayPal for Schools helps your PTA boost donations and streamline fundraising.

Your PTA takes payments for everything from fundraisers to donations to PTA dues. But keeping track of cash and checks can be difficult and time-consuming.PayPal for Schools is a secure, flexible online store built for your PTA that makes it easier to accept and track all kinds of payments, quickly and securely.
  • Get a custom site. We’ll help you build and customize your online store.
  • Encourage giving. Online payments make it easier for families to give—and to give more.
  • Gather valuable info. Get the data you need to build community.
  • Offer multiple ways to pay. Parents can pay with PayPal, or with credit or debit cards.
  • Keep track of your funds. Track account activity online with PayPal.
  • Get great low rates. Qualifying PTAs pay a low per-transaction fee. There are no extra fees for setup, statements, withdrawals or cancellations.*button(54).png
*2.2% + $0.30 for each web store transaction. Store hosting is no cost for the first three months of your subscription plan, and $11.99 per month thereafter. Terms and exclusions may apply. Learn more

Membership Tip: PTA has a theme song!

The National PTA mission theme song, “Every Child, One Voice“—performed by Jon Christopher Davis & Annagrey at the 2012 Convention in San Jose—is FANTASTIC! It’s available at iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. You can also download a ringtone for iPhones.

It Inspires us, to be Informed, to be Involved!!!

Get it, Play it, Listen to it!

Use it to inspire your board. Play it at Back-School-Time events like teacher in-services and meet the teacher nights. They will want to be informed & involved PTA MEMBERS!!!