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Georgia PTA is pleased to announce the CLT 2013 | 201: More Than Leading The Way Presidents Basics|Part 2 is now available for viewing on Channel GAPTA TV.
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Early Registration for the upcoming Family Engagement Conference, January 9-11, 2014, to be held at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia ends Oct 31, 2013. Our theme this year is, “Sharing Responsibility to Impact Student Achievement and Success”. Please don’t miss out on a great opportunity for you and your school to be a part of an exciting three days of some awesome workshops and keynote addresses. Don’t Delay, Register TODAY!!
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IKEA ANNOUNCES PTA CHALLENGE WILL AWARD UP TO $10,250 TO 10 LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS
(Atlanta, GA – October 28, 2013) On Friday November 8, IKEA will announce the 10 local public schools selected to participate in the IKEA Atlanta Soft Toys For Education PTA CHALLENGE. Since 2003, the Soft Toys for Education Campaign has reached more than 10 million children through 90 projects in 46 countries. To date, we’ve donated $74 million to UNICEF and Save the Children programs to help make schools more child-friendly.
These programs include:
· Providing educational supplies
· Training teachers in child-friendly teaching techniques
· Improving access to education for minority children
· Building better water and bathroom facilities in schools
About the IKEA Foundation
The Soft Toys For Education Campaign falls under the umbrella of the IKEA Foundation (formally IKEA Social Initiative). It was formed in 2005 to manage the company’s commitment to social involvements on a global level. The mission of the IKEA Foundation is to improve the rights and life opportunities of many children – fighting for children’s right to a healthy and secure childhood with access to quality education. To support this mission, The IKEA Foundation will donate €1 (as of September 25, 2013, €1 is equal to $1.35 in the US) for every soft toy and children’s book bought between November 10, 2013 and January 4, 2014.
About the PTA CHALLENGE
IKEA Atlanta would like to extend support to education locally by challenging public schools in Fulton, North Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, and Cobb counties to get involved in this global Soft Toys For Education Campaign (must complete attached form). Selected 10 schools will encourage their parents, teachers, and the community to purchase a soft toy at IKEA ranging in price from $0.99 to $19.99. All 10 schools will have the opportunity to win a donation from IKEA.
$5,000 Grand Prize: School with record of 5,000+ soft toys purchased $2,500 Prize: School with record of 2,500-4,999 soft toys purchased $1,000 Prize: School with record of 1,000-2,499 soft toys purchased $250 Gift Card (7 total): Schools with record of 250+ soft toys purchased
SOFT TOYS FOR EDUCATION CAMPAIGN
Starts: Sunday, November 10, 2013 Ends: Saturday, January 4, 2014
IKEA in Atlantic Station 441 16th St NW Atlanta, GA 30363
“At IKEA, we want to improve children’s lives and education is the most powerful tool in Atlanta and throughout the world” commented Jim Anastos, Store Manager at IKEA Atlanta.
National PTA President Otha Thornton appeared on “NBC Nightly News’ with Brian Williams” Tuesday October 8. President Thornton addressed leadership, advocacy, and membership. The profile aired in conjunction with NBC’s Education Nation with cameo appearances from Georgia PTA president, Rita Erves and featured the event held during the Glynn County Council Membership Bowl.
We are very optimistic about what the future will bring with regard to increase of membership during our journey together over the next two years. Our new membership theme is: Hop on Board the “Membership Express” Bus! The use of the words, “hop on board” and “membership express” denotes the need to speed up efforts. Georgia PTA experienced a significant decrease in membership during 2012-13. We recognize that we are facing a challenging uphill journey as we kick off the 2013-14 year. However, we have total faith in your efforts coupled with our powerhouse membership team. Together, we can make a difference. We are planning to go places with membership on this bus journey that we have never been before. We ask each local unit to get at least 13 more members in 2013:
Driven by our new theme for 2013-15, we are proud to announce five (5) exciting membership awards :
Premiere Achievers Bus Pass
First Males on Board
Award presented to PTA that proactively establishes a Male Involvement Committee to advocate for the importance of males being active and involved in the lives of children and submit contact information of at least 300 male members of their PTA by December 31, 2013. Based on our 13 more in 2013 campaign, the local unit will receive $201.30.
This award is presented to local PTA reporting membership dues for the largest percent of immediate family units (each individual member of a family must join) by December 31, 2013. Based on our 13 more in 2013 campaign, the local unit will receive $201.30.
Advocates on Board
Based on our 13 more in 2013 campaign, the local unit will receive $201.30.
Diversity on the Move
Award presented to PTA that hosts a diversity and inclusion event (for example an international/multicultural family event) at their respective school and reports the largest number of PTA members enrolled at event by the last business day in February.
Based on our 13 more in 2013 campaign, the local unit will receive $201.30.
Georgia PTA is pleased to announce the CLT 2013 | 211: Increasing Male Involvement and Engaging Dads is now available for viewing on Channel GAPTA TV.
We welcome your feedback on this new online training. Please send your comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia PTA has received some very exciting news regarding Georgia Native and National PTA President, Otha Thornton, Jr. President Thornton is being honored as “One of the Nation’s Most Influential African-Americans” by EBONY Magazine. President Thornton is a past Georgia PTA Legislative Chair and member of Georgia PTA Board of Directors. President Thornton will be featured in the December/January issue of EBONY, which will hit newsstands in early November. He also will be honored during the EBONY Power 100 Gala on November 4 at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. A prestigious recognition, the 2013 EBONY Power 100 list includes media mogul Oprah Winfrey, actress Kerry Washington, civil rights icon U.S. Rep. John Lewis and Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund.
“The EBONY Power 100 speaks volumes about the diversity of our accomplishments and the power of our collective influence across virtually every spectrum of society,” said EBONY Editor-in-Chief Amy DuBois Barnett. “We are thrilled to honor these exceptionally talented people who have inspired and enthralled us and who have helped to shape our lives.”
“The most recognized and respected source for perspective on the African-American community, we are elated that EBONY has chosen to honor our president and the important work of National PTA,” said Eric Hargis, executive director of National PTA. “This prestigious honor underscores President Thornton’s leadership and the difference he and National PTA are making in the lives of our country’s youth through the promotion of educational success, health and well-being, and strong family and community involvement.”
Thornton was installed as president of National PTA in June 2013, making history as the first African-American male chosen to head the 4 million member association. Under his leadership, National PTA has collaborated with prestigious organizations including the NFL and AARP. Since taking the helm, Thornton also has launched an awareness campaign to celebrate the achievements of diverse student populations and share resources and advocacy tools to help school communities address the unique needs of every child. In addition to being recognized by EBONY, Thornton recently was featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.
Georgia PTA commends President Thornton on his much deserved recognition and prestigious award.
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