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February 22, 2017
Top 5 Things You Need to Know
  • National PTA released a statement on Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Education. Read the full statement.
  • March is also National Nutrition Month. Learn more about this important topic on PTA.org!
How Did You Celebrate Take Your Family to School Week?
TYFTSW17.jpgTake Your Family to School Week was Feb. 13-17, and we loved hearing from PTAs across the country! This year, PTAs celebrated the changing faces of families in our nation’s schools.
We want to hear from you!
  • Use the hashtag#PTAProud and tag @NationalPTA on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to join the nationwide celebration.
  • Brag about your great events! Tell us how you celebrated by sharing your story at PTA.org/PTAProud.
National PTA Celebrates Safer Internet Day!
SaferInternetDayPic.JPGNational PTA President Laura Bay joined several other organizations in Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 7 to celebrate Safer Internet Day.
The theme was, “Be the Change: Unite for a Better Internet.”
In addition to the national event in Philadelphia, 20 local PTAs celebrated by hosting Safer Internet Day satellite events to teach families about The Smart Talk, an interactive digital safety website designed by National PTA and LifeLock. These events were made possible by $1,000 grants awarded by National PTA.
Save the Date: Upcoming Webinars and PTA Events!
Bylaws & Policy Committee Webinar! Feb. 23
Join National PTA’s Bylaws & Policy Committee, Thursday, Feb. 23, as they go over their proposed amendments to the National PTA Bylaws. Register now.
National PTA Legislative Conference, March 7-9
Join policymakers and fellow PTA advocates as we celebrate 120 years of changing children’s lives! Register now.
National PTA Convention & Expo, June 22-25
Connect with 1,500 of the nation’s most influential leaders in education, as well as other parents and experts in Las Vegas. Register now.
Apply Now: National PTA Award and Grant Opportunities
Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award
Apply by March 17
The Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Awardrecognizes one local, one district/council and one state PTA that best exemplify a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The awardees will be honored at the 2017 National PTA Convention & Expo. Apply today!
Mary Lou Anderson Grants
Apply by March 17
The National PTA Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant provides up to $1,000 in matching funds to support local PTA arts projects within their school community. Funded projects will increase access to learning opportunities in the arts for under-served audiences. Apply today!
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Nominate a Teacher for STEM’s Highest Honor
PAEMST.JPGGreat teachers ought to be recognized. If you know a seventh through 12th-grade educator that deserves the nation’s highest honor in STEM teaching, nominate them for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Anyone–parents, students, teachers or friends–can submit a nomination.
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.
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AFHK_Logo.pngSupport Kids’ Health and Well-Being: Apply for a Grant 
Action for Healthy Kids is providing over 1,100 grants for the 2017-2018 school year. Apply for a breakfast grant to pilot or expand school breakfast programs or a Game On grant to support physical activity and nutrition initiatives.
Learn more and apply by April 7 at ActionforHealthyKids.org/Grants.
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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
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