New PTA Connected Initiative Grants – deadline extended to Sunday, November 18 at 7 pm cst

National PTA has over $400,000 in grants available for the new PTA Connected initiative!

The funding enables local PTAs to lead discussions and host events about online safety, cyberbullying, social media, and more. Basically, all the tough topics that come up about parenting in the digital age. National PTA is committed to awarding local PTA grant recipients in every single state – as well as in DC, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and our European Congress. Each grant awarded will be $1,000 – so there is a lot of grants to award!  And keep in mind, you don’t need to be a digital safety expert to put on this event because NPTA will provide a toolkit and the resources you need to put on a successful event.  We’d love for you to apply for one of the available grants. The deadline has been extended to Sunday, November 18, at 8 PM Eastern time (7pm central), so it’s coming up quick.  Apply now! The application typically takes about an hour to complete, with just a handful of key questions.

pta.org/grants

If you have questions or want to chat with a PTA representative before you complete the application, please call 800-307-4782 or email programs@pta.org.  We are happy to answer any questions you have!

Thanks for all YOU do to support your local PTA and your families.  We look forward to receiving a grant application from you. National PTA looks forward to continuing to serve you and your local PTA with more opportunities like this in the future.

Have an amazing day!

PS – Please share this message with a fellow PTA leader if a better fit to apply on behalf of your PTA.

Susan Rupert
President
Missouri PTA
susanr@mopta.org
816-806-7131


Missouri Safe and Sober

Missouri PTA has been working with the Missouri Safe and Sober Program for several years and even in the last few years, their program was added to the Independence School District curriculum for the Middle School level.  All of the materials needed to introduce this program to your school comes complete and for FREE, to use right out of the box.   But you need to register your school to get things rolling.  See the following for more information from Missouri Safe and Sober themselves:
Did you know that alcohol is still the number one most used and abused drug by teens? Safe and Sober is here to help with outcomes-based educational material for your school.

Each year we offer a FREE, comprehensive video-based program to all Missouri middle AND high schools.Last year alone we had 468 schools across the state sign up for it! The video content we provide is created new every year and features real life Missouri teens and their families talking about real issues they are facing. This year both our middle/jr. high and high school videos offer students a realistic perspective of the science behind the harmful effects of underage drinking and drunk driving. All our content is now available online immediately following registration.

To take advantage of this free and incredible resource, take a few minutes to register your school online today athttps://www. missourisafeandsober.com/ register/.

Please feel free to forward this information to anyone at your school you think may be interested in helping bring this program to your school. This is a perfect resource for your STUCO advisor, SADD advisor, activities director, prom committee sponsor, FFLA sponsor, or even SRO to use!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our program coordinator, Whitney Mann, at whitney@missourisafeandsober. com or by calling 417-631-4009.

Thank you and we appreciate the proactive steps you are taking to help Missouri teens make safe choices!

Whiteny Mann
Program Coordinator
Missouri Safe and Sober
p:  417-631-4009
a: 3331 East Ridgeview St, Springfield, MO 65804
w: www.missourisafeandsober.com


National PTA Has Announced 5 New Grants

Take Your Family to School Week Grant Opportunity

In celebration of National PTA’s Founder’s Day, this year, we are excited to support local PTA’s in hosting a National PTA program during Take Your Family to School Week. of Take Your Family to School Week, National PTA and Office Depot are partnering to support Take Your Family to School Week events by offering $1000 grants to 15 local PTAs!   Deadline: October 21, 2018

https://www.pta.org/home/run-your-pta/Awards-Grants#officedepot

PTA Connected with Facebook Grant

The PTA Connected with Facebook Grant will provide 200 local PTAs in all 54 state congresses with $1000 to support their PTA in hosting a Digital Families Community Event from January 1 – May 1, 2019.  The program for this event will empower families to have honest conversations about digital literacy, safety, and citizenship. Deadline: October 14, 2018

https://www.pta.org/home/programs/connected/digital-families

PTA Connected with LifeLock: The Smart Talk

The 2018 PTA Connected with LifeLock Grant will award $1,000 to 25 PTAs across the country to host a SmartTalk Conversation at their school, in celebration of Safer Internet Day during the week of Feb. 5, 2019.   The Smart Talk program empowers families to have honest conversations about digital wellbeing and device usage by creating a personalized contract. Deadline:  October 14, 2018

https://www.pta.org/home/programs/connected/smart-talk

The 2018 National PTA littleBits Invention Night Kits opportunity is available to local PTAs interested in hosting an Invention Night as a way to reinvent education through hands-on engagement and play for children and families. There will be 20 local PTA winners who will receive Invention Night kits for their schools. Deadline: October 21, 2018.

https://www.pta.org/home/programs/stem/invention-nights

Enter the 2018 National PTA ThinkFun Game Night GIVEAWAY to win a bundle of games that help families learn through play! 50 local PTAs will receive 50 games each to host thing engaging, learning-filled night.  Deadline: October 21, 2018.

https://www.pta.org/home/programs/stem/STEM-Families-ThinkFun-Game-Nights


Grant Opportunity – Celebrate Healthy Lifestyles

In celebration of Healthy Lifestyles Month, National PTA and GOYA-Move are partnering to support healthy lifestyles by offering $1000 grants to 15 local PTAs who commit to hosting a “Get Off Your Apps” Physical Activity Event at their elementary and middle schools during the month of November. So, put down those devices and join in the fun!To be awarded the grant to host a “Get Off Your Apps” Physical Activity Event, PTA applicants must:·Serve elementary and/or middle schools·Hold a physical activity event between November 1-30, 2018·Be a PTA in good standing·Commit to engaging families in a fun and engaging physical activity of your choosing·Participate in a webinar on how to host your event·

Submit evaluation results to National PTA after the event by deadlineApplications must be complete and submitted online by 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm on August 26, 2018.Visit PTA.org/CelebrateHealthyLifestyles to apply today!