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April 26, 2017
Top 5 Things You Need to Know
  • National PTA is pleased to announce the full list of nominees (slated and self-nominated) for election during the 2017 Convention & Expo. See the full list.
  • Are you ready for Teacher Appreciation Week? We have resources in English and Spanish! Visit PTA.org/ThankATeacher.
  • The National PTA Board of Directors recently passed new position statements. Details below.
  • What makes the “PTA Difference” so much better for schools? See below. 
2017-TAW-IG.jpgGet Ready for Teacher Appreciation Week!
National PTA’s Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8-12 and we can’t wait to celebrate the incredible teachers who deliver their best to children every day!
To help you #ThankATeacher, we’ve put together a few fun resources like: Thank-you cards, Posters, Certificates of Appreciation and social media images. They are available in Spanish, too!
Check them out at PTA.org/ThankATeacher.
What Parents Should Know About School-Based Law Enforcement Officers
Families are often unware of the presence of school-based police officers or School Resource Officers (SROs) and that they are sometimes involved in their child’s education and discipline. They also may not know the scope of officers’ authority.

Strategies for Youth has created this “Parent’s Checklist for SROs in Your Children’s Schools” to provide parents with a set of questions that will help parents understand the scope of authority that law enforcement may have in their child’s school.

Read the full checklist.

What Makes the “PTA Difference” So Much Better for Schools?

Your event is in full swing—the room is decorated, there’s a great turnout, the fundraiser is making money and everyone is happy … But then someone gets hurt and you realize that you forgot to purchase insurance. Now what? Or, what if you discover some of the fundraising money was stolen? If you’re an unaffliliated parent group, you’re on your own.

But, if you’re a PTA, you know that the path to fixing these issues is as simple as making a phone call or sending an email. You’re covered! See more benefits to being part of the PTA community at PTA.org.

National PTA Board of Directors Passes New Position Statements
The National PTA Board of Directors recently passed and/or updated four position statements. National PTA Position Statements are official documents outlining the opinion, will or intent of the association to address national problems, situations or concerns that affect children and youth and require national action to seek resolution on the issue.
National PTA has adopted hundreds of position statements on a wide variety of national education, health and safety issues since its first convention in 1897. You can view some of them online.
Join the Speak Up for Kids Campaign in May

ChildMindInstituteLogo.JPGEvery day in May, the Child Mind Institute is unveiling a video from a celebrity or prominent individual who tells a powerful story of hope to his or her younger self about growing up with a mental health or learning disorder.

Go to SpeakUpForKids.org and watch the #MyYoungerSelf videos, beginning May 1.

Plan Now for September: Attendance Awareness Month
Does your school want to start an attendance push next year, or improve your current effort?
Working with over 60 national partners, Attendance Works has launched plans for Attendance Awareness Month 2017 with a webinar and the release of the Count Us In! 2017 toolkit, an essential guide to the templates, tools and strategies for making the most of activities this September.

Let’s get all our children ready and set to go to school every day! Learn more at Awareness.AttendanceWorks.org.

Check Out the Amazing Ticketed Events at #PTACon17
National PTA Endowment Luncheon
Friday, June 23 at 11:30 a.m.
National PTA Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast
Saturday, June 24 at 7:30 a.m.
National PTA Reflections and Awards Celebration
Saturday, June 24 at 7 p.m.
Get your tickets for these amazing events today! Log in to your 2017 National PTA Convention & Expo registration and add tickets to the event to your account. Not registered yet? Why wait? Register now and purchase your tickets at the same time!
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Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 518-1200
Toll Free: (800) 307-4PTA
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