National PTA Local Leader News – 9.28.16

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September 28, 2016
There’s Still Time to Enroll in School of Excellence
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Enrollment has been extended to Oct. 15! National PTA invites you toenroll this school year to demonstrate your continued commitment to building strong family-school partnerships and positively impacting your whole school community. Enroll today at PTA.org/Excellence.
Then join our webinar Wed., Oct.  26 at 2 p.m. EDT, to help you get started on the path to excellence. We’ll dive deeper into the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships. Guest speakers include School of Excellence award recipients will share how their PTA and school achieved excellence status.
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Reminder: Call for Resolutions for 2017 PTA Convention
The resolutions committee is seeking resolutions for consideration during the 2017 National Convention in Las Vegas.
  • All resolutions packets must be RECEIVED electronically atResolutions@PTA.org by 11:59 p.m. EDT, Nov. 1.
  • See our checklist for detailed submission guidelines.
  • Resolutions received after the deadline will not be presented at the 2017 National Convention.
  • Early submission is encouraged. If parts of the resolution or background information are missing, or if edits are necessary, the submitter will need to work with a committee member to ensure the final submission is completed by the deadline date.
  • Fax and hard copy submissions will not be accepted.
For more info, see our PTA Resolutions Toolkit.
Become a National PTA Leader!
The Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC) is seeking candidates to stand for election in June 2017 for several national leadership positions. NLDC is accepting Letter of Interest Applications submitted online until 11:59 p.m. PDT (3 a.m. EDT), Sat., Oct. 1.
We strongly recommend you submit your application early. Watch the recording of our webinar on the new online application process!
If you have questions, please contact the NLDC at LeadershipDevelopment@PTA.org or (703) 518-1251.
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PTA Webinars
These webinars were pre-recorded. Watch them on National PTA’s YouTube.

Save the Date
Webinar: Federal Appropriations 101
Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. EDT
Join National PTA’s Government Affairs team on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. EDT for a webinar that will guide participants through the federal appropriations process with updates on the funding levels for education programs.Register now!
2017 National PTA LegCon
March 7-9, 2017
Join National PTA on March 7-9, 2017 in Arlington, Va., for the 2017 National PTA Legislative Conference (LegCon). The conference will feature new content and trainings to provide PTA advocates with the latest skills to shape public policy.
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Go Back-to-School With PTA E-Learning
National PTA e-Learning offers new micro-courses designed toexplain specific topics in just 8-12 minutes.

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Looking to find out more about 501(c)(3) requirements? Take the Quick Guide to 501(c)(3) Basics Course! Are you looking to help support local unit secretaries with specific training on how to record minutes properly? Take the Quick Guide to Taking and Approving Meeting Minutes!
If you are looking for more information regarding all of National PTA’s e-Learning courses, visit our Facebook page to see our most recent PTA Live with e-Learning Manager Jonathan Baker. He covers a wide range of e-Learning topics from translated Spanish courses to why using e-Learning as a tool for your Local Units is most important during Back-to-School!
Calling All Federal Employees
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Are you or someone you know a federal employee, member of the military or a federal contractor?
If so, please choose National PTA as your charity of choice for your federal workplace giving campaign!
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Actor Rob Lowe helped launch the Crest Healthier Smiles Project in NYC on Sept. 26.
Crest is partnering with the National PTA on an education program and working with Feeding America to donate hundreds of thousands of tubes of toothpaste to those who need it most.
Is Your Child on Pace for Math Success?
MathnasiumPTAParent920.jpgTime for a math checkup! Can your child answer Mathnasium’s grade-level mental math questions? The results may surprise you.
Whether students are ahead of the curve, performing at grade level, or falling behind, Mathnasium is here to help them reach their math goals.
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Get a Healthy Start on the School Year

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More than 38 million school days each year are missed due to influenza alone, while tens of millions more are lost due to colds and other infectious diseases.
To help reduce absenteeism in schools, Lysol has partnered with the National PTA and NEA (National Education Association) to develop the Healthy Habits Program, which  provides customizable lesson plans, activity calendars and tips for parents and teachers on how to help keep kids healthy. Learn more today!
Local Leader’s Guide to Helping Young Artists Become Masters
shutterstock_425810359.jpgWhen Rembrandt was learning to paint, he greatly benefited from the training and leadership of mentors who led him along the path to becoming a master artist.
The Park West Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Park West Gallery, supported National PTA during National Arts in Education Week. Without Local Leaders emphasizing art education, the world would become a dimmer place. Learn more about Park West’s mission at parkwestgallery.com.
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PTA Parent 9.20.16

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September 20, 2016
Spark Your Child’s Creativity with PTA Reflections
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This year, National PTA asks students to share their story through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography or visual arts and enter according to local deadlines and instructions.
Visit our new resource for students! Here, you’ll find tips and information to help your child participate in the PTA Reflections program, and don’t forget to visit our online art gallery for inspiration and use #PTAReflections to share your family’s experiences in the program.
Students of all grades and abilities are welcome to participate! For more information, visit PTA.org/Reflections.
Our thanks to Guitar Center for their support as a new national sponsor of Reflections!
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How to Curb Your Kid’s Smartphone Use
The typical child spends over 7 hours a day looking at a screen—mainly a smartphone—which can affect their social, mental and academic development. Before school starts, have a conversation with your child about appropriate smartphone use.

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Time Management for Teens
Time management isn’t just for adults at work. The first few months of the school year can be overwhelming for teens as they struggle to balance all of their schoolwork and activities. You can help your teen avoid your teen having an emotional breakdown by fostering a strong relationship that encourages open and honest communication.

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8 Tips to Harness Your Child’s Musical Interests
So, you want to be the parent of a musician. Perhaps you dream of raising the next Mozart, Audra McDonald or Yo-Yo Ma. Maybe you’re just thrilled about your child’s growing musical talents and aren’t sure about the next step. No need to worry, we’ve found a few tips that will give you a head start toward harnessing your child’s musical interests to develop a lifelong love of music.

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PTA Webinars
These webinars were pre-recorded. Watch them on National PTA’s YouTube.
Save the Date
Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. EDT
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Interested in improving family engagement at your school? This webinar is for you! Join our webinar on Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. to learn about the PTA School of Excellence program, ways to get started on the path to excellence and how exactly the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships can help. Register today!
Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. EDT.
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The Human Rights Campaign and National PTA are partnering to deliver a webinar on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. EST, which will help attendees gain an understanding of how to best support and welcome LGBTQ-headed families into their communities. Register today!
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Your Super 5 Power Moves for Back-to-School
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When it comes to your child’s education, you are a Learning Hero. Your superpowers include expertise about your child’s interests, habits and personality. Combine this knowledge with a clear understanding of how to support your child’s learning and the sky’s the limit.
Use the Super 5 to get started and find the answers to important questions with easy to use resources and videos from Learning Heroes, National PTA, Scholastic and others.
To learn more, visit bealearninghero.org/super5.
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Researchers Agree! Physical Activity at School is a Win-Win For Students, Parents and Teachers.
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Parents Play Critical Role for Young Artists
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Besides breaking artistic boundaries, what do artists Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali have in common? They received encouragement from their parents when they demonstrated a passion for art at a young age.
The Park West Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Park West Gallery, proudly supported exposure to the arts with National PTA and its parents during National Arts in Education Week.
Learn more at parkwestgallery.com.
Get a Healthy Start to the School Year
LysolLogoSmall.jpg?r=1474393473707More than 38 million school days each year are missed due to influenza alone, while tens of millions more are lost due to colds and other infectious diseases.
Practicing healthy habits like regular hand washingcan help prevent the spread of germs, reduce the number of sick days and ensure that kids are in the classroom to learn.
To learn more about Lysol’s Healthy Habits Program, visit lysol.com.
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We Deliver the Food. Your PTA Earns the Funds.
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  • Fundraising made easy—No order forms, we collect the payments and pay your organization
  • Keep on Earning—Earn 20-40% during the first 45 days, then 5% for the next 90 days
  • Delivery to the door—Schwan’s Home Service will deliver family-pleasing food to your supporters
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Empowering Parents In The Digital Age
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With TeenSafe, parents can discretely supervise texts, social media, web activity—or turn it all off with the touch of the “Pause” button.
Is Your Child on Pace for Math Success?
MathnasiumPTAParent920.jpgTime for a math checkup! Can your child answer Mathnasium’s grade-level mental math questions? The results may surprise you.
Whether students are ahead of the curve, performing at grade level, or falling behind, Mathnasium is here to help them reach their math goals.
National PTA Headquarters
1250 N. Pitt Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 518-1200
Toll Free: (800) 307-4PTA
Fax: (703) 836-0942
E-mail: info@pta.org
Disclosure: This e-newsletter contains sponsored content from third parties. National PTA does not endorse any commercial entity, product or service.

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National PTA Exclusives 9.13.16

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Raise Funds While Providing Delicious Food for Your PTA’s Supporters!
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With the Schwan’s Cares™ fundraising program, your supporters enjoy a wide assortment of delicious foods while you earn funds for your PTA.
  • Fundraising made easy—No order forms, we collect the payments and pay your organization.
  • Keep on earning—Earn 2040% during the first 45 days, then 5% for the next 90 days.
  • Delivery to the door—Schwan’s Home Service will deliver family-pleasing food to your supporters.
Bringing the best-quality foods directly to families is what Schwan’s Home Service, Inc., has done exceptionally well for over 60 years.
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Call for Resolutions for 2017 PTA Convention‏

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Reminder: Call for Resolutions for 2017 PTA Convention
On behalf of National PTA, the resolutions committee is seeking resolutions for consideration during the 2017 National Convention in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • All resolutions packets must be RECEIVED electronically at Resolutions@PTA.org no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Nov. 1.
  • See our checklist for detailed submission guidelines.
  • Resolutions received after the deadline will not be presented at the 2017 National Convention.
  • Early submission is encouraged. If parts of the resolution or background information are missing, or if edits are necessary, the submitter will need to work with a committee member to ensure the final submission is completed by the deadline date.
  • Fax and hard copy submissions will not be accepted.
For more info, see our PTA Resolutions Toolkit.
FAQs
Why submit a resolution?
Resolutions call for action by National PTA or its constituent bodies (state, district, council or local units). National PTA resolutions seek to address problems, situations or concerns that affect children and youth nationwide and that require nationwide action for solution.
Who can submit a resolution?
Local, council, district/region or state PTAs, National PTA Board of Directors or committees may submit resolutions. Criteria for resolutions to be considered at the convention are the same for all PTA bodies.
What criteria must each resolution meet?
Each resolution submitted to National PTA is subject to consideration by the resolutions committee.
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Phone: (703) 518-1200
Toll Free: (800) 307-4PTA
Fax: (703) 836-0942
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National PTA: PTA Exclusives

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Start a GoFundMe for Your Classroom
shutterstock_309326726.jpgHappy Back-to-School season! This past Teacher Appreciation Week, GoFundMe partnered with National PTA on a #thankateacher campaign that raised over $1 million for teachers and classrooms!
We’re doing the same thing for Back-to-School, giving communities across the country the chance to rally around their children and make every classroom a great place to learn and grow.
Start an education campaign by Sept. 16 and GoFundMe will chip in $50 and put you in the running for a $10,000 classroom prize.
It takes a village, so we encourage you to start campaigns for teachers and classrooms that you love—and ask friends, neighbors and other parents to do the same.
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Thanks for all you do, this school year and every year!
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