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October 26, 2016
Kindle E-Reader Donations to Increase  Family Engagement and Literacy Efforts
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National PTA and Amazon are pleased to award a classroom of Kindle e-readers to 25 local PTAs and schools across the countryfor family engagement and literacy efforts.
The donation of Kindle e-readers is part of the PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle program—an ongoing collaboration between National PTA and Amazon to encourage family reading, promote a love of literature and support student success.
Get involved by hosting a PTA Family Reading Experience event this March in celebration of National Reading Month. Sign up for a free toolkit and be considered for the next Kindle Giveaway. Visit PTA.org/Reading for more info.
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Watch October’s PTA in One Minute
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In this month’s episode of PTA in One Minute, learn about what nonprofits can and cannot do during election season, how you can enter to win a free Google Chromebook and a special donation opportunity for federal employees.
Nominate Your Favorite PTA Advocate!
National PTA is now accepting  nominations for the 2017 Advocacy Awards ! If you know of an outstanding youth or individual PTA advocate, or a local unit or state PTA that has done great advocacy work,  nominate them to receive an award for their efforts from National PTA. You can also nominate yourself!

Award Categories:
The deadline to submit a nomination is Sunday, Dec. 18.
Last Call! 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 at Resolutions@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.
Win a FREE Google Chromebook!
We need you to take our Back-to-School Kit survey. It will only take a few minutes and asks for your feedback on the kit, registration and Recruitment Tool.
Once you complete the survey, you’ll be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a Google Chromebook. You have until Oct. 31 to complete the survey. We’ll draw one winner Nov. 1.
To qualify, you must be registered for the Back-to-School Kit. Still need to register? Visit PTAKit.org.
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PTA Webinars
These webinars were pre-recorded. Watch them on National PTA’s YouTube.
Bullying and cyberbullying can negatively impact the learning environment of all students. Join this webinar for more information on how you can prevent bullying and cyberbullying, as well as support a positive school climate through PTA.
2017 National PTA LegCon
March 7-9, 2017
Join National PTA March 7-9, 2017 in Arlington, Va., for the 2017 National PTA Legislative Conference (LegCon).
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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shutterstock_209660803.jpg e-Learning Courses Now Available in Spanish
Do you have Spanish speaking leaders or members in your PTA? National PTA now offers  four e-learning courses available in SpanishLocal Unit President, Local Unit Secretary, PTA Basics, and Board Basics.
 To find out more information about these courses, or to see what else is available, please visit our e-Learning Library.
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Urge Your Students to Stand Up for Digital Equity
Students in grades 6-12 are now invited to participate in CoSn and ASCD’s Digital Equity Student Video Challenge and produce a video highlighting efforts to eliminate digital inequities in their community.
The grand prize winner will have the chance to travel to the CoSN Annual Conference and the ASCD Annual Conference to present their winning video.
Click here to view a full description of the video challenge and guidelines. Deadline Jan. 19, 2017.
Nominations Open For 2017 Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Awards
Nominations for the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) Youth Safety Ambassador Awards are open now through Dec. 2, 2016.
The awards recognize individuals and/or entities that have made a significant contribution to advancing athlete safety. For more information or to submit a nomination, visit NATA.org/Ambassador-Awards.
The Role of Adult Capacity in Keeping Young People on a Path to Graduation
Increasing the number of active adults in a community—adults who are available to nurture, socialize, teach and become role models for youth—results in more young people on a positive path to adult success.
Learn why this matters and more in the latest Center for Promise brief, Who’s Minding the Neighborhood?.
Also, discover the adult-to-youth ratio in your community.
October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness Month
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the number one killer of student athletes and the number two medical cause of death for youths under the age of 25.
Join Operation Prevention and #TakeThePreventionPromise to learn how heart screenings, CPR and AEDs can save a child’s life! Learn more at ParentHeartWatch.org.
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Help Improve PTA.org
RedesignPhoto(1).jpgNational PTA is upgrading our PTA.org website. We invite you to help assist us in this process by sharing your experiences on PTA.org.
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Please complete the survey before Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.
Sponsored Content
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Do you know a student-athlete who is engaged in the community and deserves to be recognized for his or her achievements?
The U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence is accepting nominations for the 2017 program until Dec. 30.
For more info, visit ProFootballHof.com/Army.
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Students and families at your school might be worrying about college…but you can help!
Beginning Nov. 1, high school students can enter the MakeCollegeHappenChallenge for a chance to win $15,000. Learn more.
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Ends 12/31/16.
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