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February 15, 2017
TYFTSW17.jpgIt’s Take Your Family to School Week!
This week is all about encouraging families to visit their child’s school and strengthen the partnerships between parents, teachers and administrators. For over 120 years, National PTA has been encouraging families to get more involved in their child’s education.
This year, we are honoring the diversity of families and students around the country with the theme, “Celebrating the Changing Faces of Families.” We invite you to celebrate our long legacy of family engagement by sharing by using#PTAProud and sharing your Take Your Family to School Week updates!
PTA Our Children Magazine
iStock-612736898-870x580(4).jpgLife with kids is an ongoing lesson about just how little control you have.  This year, instead of obsessing and making grand plans, I’m choosing to be reflective about what has worked in the past and how to make it more successful in the future. Read now.
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parentinvolvementarticlepic.jpgHigh-stakes assessments are creating a stressful learning environment for students and teachers in schools.
Teachers just can’t do it alone, so parents have an extremely important impact on their child’s success. Read now.
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iStock-612736898-870x580(4).jpgIt can be hard to keep up with the new digital devices, mobile apps and educational software that are developed every day, but when used effectively, technology can be a great way to strengthen a student’s learning experience. We’ve found a few tips to help your kids have safer, smarter and more positive digital learning experiences.Read now.
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Got Tests? National PTA Can Help!
shutterstock_568639153.jpgAll across the country, students are getting ready to take their annual assessments. This can be a challenging time—for both parents and students. National PTA has resources to make the test-taking process go a little smoother.
To learn more about the assessment process in your state, check out our assessment resource page. You will find state-specific information that will help you navigate the assessment requirements.
Mark Your Calendars
National PTA Founders’ Day! Feb. 17 
Founder’s Day is Friday, Feb. 17. Share our new videoon your Facebook or Twitter pages to help us celebrate 120 years!
Pre-LegCon PTA Live! Feb. 21
Join our Government Affairs Department on National PTA’s Facebook page, Tuesday, Feb. 21, to prepare for Capitol Hill Day during National PTA’s Legislative Conference.
National PTA Legislative Conference! March 7-9
Celebrate 120 Years of Changing Children’s Lives at the 2017 National PTA Legislative Conference (LegCon)! This year’s LegCon attendees will celebrate incredible milestones and honor policy makers and PTA members whose efforts to make every child’s potential a reality. Register now!
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