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.
Ready to Take Your Leadership Skills to the Next Level?
- 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)
3 Things To Know About This Year’s Back-to-School Kit
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
62% 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.
Resource: Go Back-to-School With the PTA-NEA Family Guides
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!
Apply for a STEM + Families Grant!
To be considered, submit a completed application online (We also have the application in Spanish) by TOMORROW, Aug. 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!
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!
For 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
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.
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