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Trailridge Elementary PTA selected as a 2015-2017 National PTA School of Excellence.

Missouri PTA is pleased to announce that Trailridge Elementary PTA, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri was selected by National PTA as a 2015-2017 National PTA Schools of Excellence.

In the 2014-2015 school-year, more than 240 PTAs partnered with schools to participate in National PTA’s School of Excellence program. Of those participants, National PTA is pleased to recognize 124 schools from across the country as the 2015-2017 National PTA Schools of Excellence for their achievements in building strong family-school partnerships.

In the analysis of data for the 2015-2017 School of Excellence participants, National PTA found:

  • Nearly 95% of families feel they are treated fairly regardless of age, gender, race or cultural background. (Welcoming All Families)
  • 95 % of families believe their school and PTA communicate with families in multiple ways. (Communicating Effectively)
  • 79% of families feel they understand the academic standards their child is expected to meet and how the curriculum is linked to those standards. (Supporting Student Success)
  • 83% of families feel PTA promotes opportunities to empower parents to advocate for the success of their own child and other children in their school. (Speaking Up for Every Child)
  • Approximately 81% of families believe their school establishes policies that recognize and respect families’ cultural, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic diversity. (Sharing Power)
  • 93% of families feel the school is a central part of their community.  (Collaborating with the Community)

For more information please visit National PTA’s website.

Missouri Department of Revenue & Tax Exempt Letters

Dear PTA Presidents and Treasurers;

I wanted to share with you that I recently talked with Missouri Department of Revenue regarding tax exempt letters.  I had received an updated letter that has no expiration date.  They have changed the letters; there is no longer an expiration date.  They mailed out updated letters on Dec. 15, 2014 to every unit that had a current tax exempt letter as of Dec. 1, 2014.

If your unit has not received an updated tax exempt letter you need to go to their website; and search for Form 126 Registration or Exemption Change Request.  Here is a direct link;

I was told that they had “a ton” of the letters returned to them.  They would have mailed this update to the last address that they had on file.  Please check to see that you have received your updated letter as soon as possible.  If you have not please go online as soon as you can to get your current mailing information changed.  Please mark your envelopes with “Address change” so that it will flag the letter.

I would suggest that you use the school mailing address so that you are assured that in the future any correspondence from them comes to the school and they can get it to you.  Most units have a PTA box in the office.  This should assure that you don’t miss any correspondence.

Each time there is a turn over in your leadership you should fill out this form so that MO Dept. of Revenue has updated mailing information.   This should be added to your procedure book and list of things to do when leadership has a turn over.

Thanks, have a great day!
Lori Prussman
MO State PTA Treasurer