Top 5 Things You Need to Know
- National PTA’s 2017 Legislative Conference was a great success! You can enjoy some of our favorite moments by watching the PTA live videos on our Facebook page.
- ALERT: A political action committee has been calling itself the “Parent Teacher Alliance” and using the PTA trademark while campaigning for candidates for the Los Angeles Unified School District School Board. More details below.
- March is National Reading Month! Show us how you’re celebrating by using #FamiliesRead on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Save the Date: Upcoming Webinars and PTA Events
Special Family Reading Experience PTA Live!
March 27, 7 p.m. EDT
Join us on our Facebook page
for a very special PTA Live! We’ll be visiting Parklawn Elementary School in Alexandria, Va., to celebrate National Reading Month.
Webinar: The Educational Rights of Immigrant Children
March 30, 7 p.m. EDT
to join us during this webinar on federal protections available for immigrant children, and the actions you can take as an advocate to ensure that schools are safe and welcoming places for all students to learn.
Be a Learning Hero: Get Ready for the Test with Our Family Playbook
This spring, your students will take state tests
in math and English language arts. These tests serve as one measure of how prepared each student is for the next grade.
Test anxiety is real but there are simple ways we can help children tackle test nerves. Use the free resources from Learning Heroes to help make sure your child feels confident and prepared at BeALearningHero.org
How do you help your students tackle test nerves? Share your tips using #BeALearningHero on social media.
Parent Teacher Alliance Activities Not Connected to PTA
A political action committee has been calling itself the “Parent Teacher Alliance” and using the PTA trademark while campaigning for candidates for the Los Angeles Unified School District School Board. Please be aware that National PTA, California State PTA and other constituent associations have no affiliation, connection or association with the Parent Teacher Alliance.
The services offered and campaigns made by the Parent Teacher Alliance are not sponsored nor approved by National PTA. As you know, PTA is a nonpartisan association. As such, National PTA and its constituent associations never comment on, endorse nor support candidates for office. Any messages you hear or receive that state otherwise are not ours. National PTA takes this matter very seriously and is committed to ensuring it is resolved.
Call for Self-Nominations for National PTA Offices
New in 2017—Revisions to the National PTA Bylaws and Election Policy require self-nominations (formerly known as Intent to Run from the Floor) to be made electronically. No emails or written notifications will be accepted. Visit PTA.org/Elections to learn more.
PTA members must submit their Self-Nominations using the online self-nominations form by April 1 to be able to run for office at the 2017 National PTA Convention & Expo, June 22 -25, in Las Vegas.
Self-nominees must fill out the online form and provide their name, mailing address, email address, phone number and position sought.
To access the form, visit PTA.org/Elections. For more information about elections and campaigning, contact the Convention Elections Committee.
Nominate a Teacher for STEM’s Highest Honor
Winners receive a signed certificate from the President, a trip to Washington, DC for recognition events and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. Nominations close April 1, so nominate an exceptional teacher today
College Board Scholarship Opportunity
The College Board is hosting a social media contest for students called #Collegiance. Current high school seniors can enter the contest by pledging their #Collegiance to their future college or university with a creative video, Boomerang, or photo on Instagram with the hashtag.
Film and media professors from College Board member institutions will select 10 winners, including a $5,000 grand prize winner.
This is a great opportunity to celebrate students’ hard work, while also giving them a chance to earn additional money for college.
You can learn more about the campaign, including the complete rules and a toolkit for educators, at Collegiance.org.
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