PTA Parent – 9.19.17

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September 19, 2017
Is Your Child on Track? Use the PTA-NEA Family Guides to Find Out
National PTA, in partnership with the National Education Association, is pleased to announce the release of the updated PTA-NEA Family Guides. These guides help families navigate common topics related to improving student outcomes and engaging families in their child’s education.
Topics include Preparing Your Child for School, Making Sure Your Child Gets the Education they Deserve, Helping Your Child with Today’s Math and Testing at Your Child’s School. Visit PTA.org/FamilyGuides to see these and more!
PTA Our Children Magazine
GettyImages-531229189.jpgParents have two “New Years”—January 1 and the first day of school. The back-to-school season means it’s time for new clothes, backpacks and school supplies, but it’s also a time to reset priorities and establish new habits for a successful school year.
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GettyImages-622988462.jpgAs a parent, you may ask, “What is the secret behind getting an A?” While having effective study skills may be overlooked on the academic journey, we’ve seen this be the tipping point in making good students into great students.
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FallOCCover.JPGDid you know that Our Children Magazine produces two print editions per year? It’s true! Our Fall 2017 Back-to-School edition includes articles on how to increase male engagement at your school, how to reduce stress when juggling your child’s various activities and more. Read it now.
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Help National PTA #STOPCutsToClassrooms
StopCutsSocialChallengePic.jpgFederal funding for public education programs has remained at 2% of the federal budget for decades, despite the increase in public school enrollment and the rising cost of education resources and services.
Tell Congress that our children deserve more than 2%. Sign our petition!

Become a Monthly Donor!

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Become a monthly donor and you can make a difference in the education, health and welfare of children across the country.

Click here for more info

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National PTA – Local Leader News 8.30.17

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August 30, 2017
Top 5 Things You Need to Know
  • Join us on Facebook and Instagram next week (Sept. 5-8) to celebrate National PTA’s official Back-2-School Week! Use the hashtag #PTAB2S to join the conversation. 
  • Speaking of back-to-school season, register now for the 2017-2018 PTA Back-to-School Kit.
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Ready to Take Your Leadership Skills to the Next Level?
National PTA’s Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC) is seeking candidates to stand for election in New Orleans, La., June 21-24, 2018 for the following national leadership positions:
  • Eight (8) member representatives for the National PTA Board of Directors (2018-2020 term)
  • Two (2) members for the Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC) (2018-2021 term)
Completed LOIs must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. EDTSaturday, Oct. 1, 2017. To learn more about National PTA leadership positions, visit PTA.org/NLRC, or join us for a webinar Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. EDTRegister now!
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3 Things To Know About This Year’s Back-to-School Kit
BTSKpromo.JPG1. Registration is open! Visit PTA.org/BTSKRegister
2. We’ve revamped the PTA Leaders, Finance, Fundraising and Membership sections  to make them even more user-friendly.
3. Join us on Instagram tomorrow, Aug. 31 at 11 a.m.  EDT for a special #ThrowbackThursday PTA Live! We’ll be unboxing our Kits from previous years.
Take the #STOPCutsToClassrooms Social Media Challenge

StopCutsSocialChallengePic.jpg62% of voters believe the federal government spends too little on public education (it accounts for just 2% of the budget).

Do you agree? Join National PTA in telling Congress to #STOPCutsToClassrooms.

Sign our petition, print out our official sign and challenge your friends to do the same! Visit PTA.org/StopCuts.

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Resource: Go Back-to-School With the PTA-NEA Family Guides
NEA_PTA_Preparing_06JUL17-1.jpgNational PTA, in partnership with the National Education Association, is pleased to announce the release of the updated PTA-NEA Family Guides. These guides help families navigate common topics related to improving student outcomes and engaging families in their child’s education.
Topics include Preparing Your Child for School, Making Sure Your Child Gets the Education they Deserve, Helping Your Child with Today’s Math and Testing at Your Child’s School. Visit PTA.org/FamilyGuides to see these and more!
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Enroll Now to Become a School of Excellence!
SOELogoLockup.jpgLooking to step up your PTA’s involvement in school improvements?

Join the  National PTA School of Excellence program!

To learn more, read our blog post about Becoming a School of Excellence or watch our PTA Live! on Facebook about our newest Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award Winners.

ENROLL NOW at PTA.org/Excellence.

Apply for a STEM + Families Grant!
STEMPlusFamiliesLogoSmall.jpgThe 2017 National PTA STEM + Families Math Grants, sponsored by Mathnasium, will award local PTAs $1,000 to host a STEM + Families Math Event at their elementary school this fall.

To be considered, submit a completed application online (We also have the application in Spanish) by TOMORROWAug. 31 at 8:00 p.m.

To apply, visit PTA.org/STEM. Save the date for a PTA Live! on Facebook Sept. 22 to see who won!

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Be A Learning Hero This School Year!
When it comes to starting the new school year off strong, you are a learning hero! But do you have an accurate picture of your child’s academic progress and what’s expected in this new year?
Here are five free, fun Back-to-School Power Moves to help parents support learning at home, in collaboration with teachers throughout the year: BeALearningHero.org.
Become a Monthly Donor to National PTA!
PTAMonthlyDonor.jpgFor 120 years, National PTA has been a powerful voice and advocate for all children.
Become a monthly donor and you can make a difference in the education, health and welfare of children across the country. For more info, visit PTA.org/MonthlyGift.
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2017ConventionLogo.png PTA Delegates Update National Bylaws at Annual Convention
At the 2017 National PTA Convention and Expo in Las Vegas, PTA members voted to amend certain provisions in Articles IV, V, X and XI of the National PTA Bylaws.

You can view the amended bylaws at PTA.org/Bylaws.

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$1 million is available to public schools nationwide—teachers can learn more and submit a project at GreenSchoolFund.com.
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PTA Parent 8.16.17

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August 16, 2017
Take the #STOPCutsToClassrooms Social Media Challenge

StopCutsSocialChallengePic.jpg62% of voters believe the federal government spends too little on public education (it accounts for just 2% of the budget).

Do you agree? Join National PTA in telling Congress to #STOPCutsToClassrooms.

Sign our petition, print out our official sign and challenge your friends to do the same!

To get the full instructions, visit PTA.org/StopCuts.
PTA Our Children Magazine
shutterstock_388630444.jpgDespite the best of intentions, reading and writing often take a back seat to other activities over the summer—speech-language pathologists working in schools often see a literacy lag as students return to the classroom. Don’t panic! Instead, plan to use the 10 days before school starts to get your child up to speed. Read more.
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Dad-cooking-while-mom-helps-son-with-homework.jpgWhether they are just starting elementary school or are getting ready to graduate high school, every parent wants their child to have the knowledge they need to be successful in the future. However, sometimes it can be difficult to keep track of everything your child needs to know. That’s why National PTA created the Parents’ Guides to Student Success. Read more.
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Doctor-Writing-Allergy.jpgAugust is always a stressful time for parents sending their kids back to school, especially for parents of children with severe allergies. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction resulting from exposure to allergens. Whether your child has a severe allergy or not, it is up to all of us to make sure that we keep schools as safe as possible for all children. Read more.
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Go Back-to-School with USA TODAY
USATBTSMAG2017.jpg Get ready for the school year by checking out the USA TODAY Back to School Magazine.
Find everything from school supplies to creative snack ideas by visiting usat.ly/2uQjVco.
What Makes a Good ESSA Report Card?
Did you know that there are four different kinds of report cards? It’s true! Student, School, District and State Report Cards are required by ESSA, the new K-12 education law.
Watch this recorded webinar to learn how these report cards equip parents to make better decisions concerning their children’s educational opportunities and become more effective advocates. Watch now!

Become a Monthly Donor to National PTA!

PTAMonthlyDonor.jpgFor 120 years, National PTA has been a powerful voice and advocate for all children. Become a monthly donor and you can make a difference in the education, health and welfare of children across the country. For more info, visit PTA.org/MonthlyGift.

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$1 Million Available from Tom’s of Maine for Green Classroom Projects
TomsofMaine_BTS(1).jpg This back-to-school season, tell your school’s teachers how they can help kids learn about and care for the planet through the Tom’s of Maine Green Your School Fund.  
$1 million is available to public schools nationwide—teachers can learn more and submit a project at GreenSchoolFund.com.
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Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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