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Male Engagement Conference 2014

This message is on behalf of Georgia PTA President, Rita Erves, and the Georgia PTA Male Involvement Committee (Reginald Forrest/Chair and Keith Lamar/Vice Chair):

We are sure that all of you as excited as we are about the upcoming National PTA Male Engagement Conference that is just around the corner from October 24-26 in Atlanta. The increasing amount of male involvement that we have seen over the past years in this state tells us that Georgia will be well represented at this Conference. We have a few reminders to share with you.

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National PTA Every Child in Focus Campaign

National PTA’s Every Child in Focus is a campaign to strengthen family engagement in schools by celebrating the achievements and reporting the disparities within diverse populations, and sharing resources and advocacy tools to help understand the needs of every child.
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Zoo Atlanta Educators and PTA Members Appreciation Day

Georgia PTA is pleased to announce to its membership that this year’s Zoo Atlanta Educator Appreciation Day is set for Saturday, September 6, 2014.

Georgia PTA has enjoyed a long standing partnership with our friends at Zoo Atlanta. This relationship has resulted in awesome benefits for all card-carrying PTA members. Georgia PTA would like to take this opportunity to formally express our sincere THANKS for all of the educators across the state [teachers, school and school district administrators [including our superintendents] that have already joined their local PTA/PTSAs for this new school year. If you have not yet joined for the 2014-15 year, we encourage you to do so. In addition to free admission for one PTA member per household each year on Educator’s day, families can also receive $10.00 off Zoo memberships, or Rare Care animal sponsorships as well.

For more information, click here.

Educator Appreciation Day

Zoo Atlanta welcomes educators and their families to the biannual Educator Appreciation Day sponsored by Macy’s. Educators receive FREE admission (educator ID required) and $2 OFF general admission for accompanying guests. Register online today to utilize Express Entry. Visit the Educator’s Lounge in the Ford Tent from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to receive your coupon for 10% off gift shops and food outlets. Stick around to meet Zoo staff and education vendors, while your children enjoy private animal encounters and face painting. Visit http://www.zooatlanta.org/home/article_content/educator_appreciation_day#ff_s=fynw to learn more!

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School’s Out! Safari Day Camp

The best break for K-5th graders: School’s Out! Safari Day Camp continues on Feb. 14 and Feb. 17-21. School may be out, but camp is definitely in! Zoo Atlanta offers a fun and exciting day of learning for your children even when school is not in session. Campers enjoy Zoo tours, crafts and more in the home of more than 1,500 animals from around the world. Book now!

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Deadline to Submit your Family-School Partnership Scan extended to December 6, 2013!

 We want to make sure you are all aware of the new updates regarding the School of Excellence Program. Schools have to complete the Family-School Partnership Scan to stay in the program and the deadline has been extended to December 6th. There were many schools that had some trouble getting the scan online and we didn’t want anyone to stress about getting this done by November 15th because they were not able to access. The web address to the portal is http://pta.org/excellencetools . This is for schools to submit their scan and will remain open until all schools that wish to complete the scan have had the opportunity to do so.

Schools should submit their scan online at http://pta.org/excellencetools . Once they complete their scan online, the email that enrolled their PTA into the program will receive a PDF link of their Roadmap immediately. If they don’t receive the Roadmap via email immediately, they need to check their SPAM or JUNK folder or ask the person who enrolled to check their email. Below are also some helpful links that you can use for your PTA as well.

To contact for any assistance – excellence@pta.org

To access the state library – www.pta.org/stateexcellencelibrary

The log in information is the following:

User name: Diversity

Password: Means

I want to thank each of you again for your patience during this first year of our program rollout. Your feedback is crucial on this GaPTA journey!

Family Engagement Conference Early Registration Ends Tomorrow!

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!!

To learn more click here.

Please here to view the Family Engagement flyer and see all of the savings you can receive by getting registered early!

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Athens!

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2014 Family Engagement Conference Reminder‏

Reminder FEWe hope this Friendly REMINDER finds you well and that your school year is going great.  We would like to remind you of the upcoming Family Engagement Conference, January 9-11, 2014, to be held at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia.  Our theme this year is, “Sharing Responsibility to Impact Student Achievement and Success”.  The Early Bird Registration DEADLINE is rapidly approaching.  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. Early registration ends on October 31, 2013.  Don’t Delay, Register TODAY!!

To learn more click here.

Please here to view the Family Engagement flyer and see all of the savings you can receive by getting registered early!

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Athens!

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Atlanta Falcons 5th Annual Family Day

Atlanta Falcons PTA Day

ORDER TICKETS BY NOV 1ST

Freddie FalconThe Falcons and Georgia PTA have teamed up for a day of family fun, Sunday, December 15th as the Atlanta Falcons battle the Washington Redskins.  Kickoff at 1pm.

PTA members and their families may purchase upper level $55 regularly priced tickets for only $50 per ticket.  And it gets even better…Your PTA will receive $5 from every ticket purchased!

ADVANTAGES OF PTA PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT:

Local Unit PTAs/PTSAs will receive $5.00 from every ticket purchased!

Five Local Unit PTAs/PTSAs will be randomly selected for the opportunity to allow two people from their school to receive pre-game sideline passes and the opportunity to be in the player tunnel during player introductions!

Offers entertainment that entire families can enjoy [promotes “Family Engagement” – one of Georgia PTA’s Strategic Initiatives].

How to Obtain Parent Ticket Order Form to Order Tickets

Download and print a copy of the ticket order form in PDF format.

  • You need access to a printer  and the Adobe Acrobat Reader software .  The form is 1 page.
  • The ticket form is formatted for letter size paper (8.5″ x 11″).    If your printer can not accommodate this,  select “shrink to fit” when the  Adobe Acrobat Reader “Print” dialog box appears.

pdf_downloadDownload Parent Ticket Order Form

 

How to Obtain Local Unit Ticket Order Form to Order Tickets

Download and print a copy of the ticket order form in PDF format.

  • You need access to a printer  and the Adobe Acrobat Reader software .  The form is 1 page.
  • The ticket form is formatted for letter size paper (8.5″ x 11″).    If your printer can not accommodate this,  select “shrink to fit” when the  Adobe Acrobat Reader “Print” dialog box appears.
  • This is also a fill-able version of the ticket order form.  It will allow you to type the needed  information into the form using your keyboard.  You will still need to print,  sign and mail the form.   Otherwise, it works the same as stated above.

pdf_downloadDownload Local Unit Ticket Order Form

 

Where to Return the Form:

    • Make your check or money order payable to the name of your local unit.
    • Submit the completed form and payment to :

Attn:  Jordan Otto

1 Georgia Dome Dr.

Atlanta, GA  30313

DEADLINE TO PURCHASE:

November 1, 2013 (Tickets are limited and will sell out quickly-only 600 available).  All tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

ANY QUESTIONS?

Contact Evelyn Johnson, Georgia PTA Resource Development Chair at eves@bellsouth.net or call Kamara Williams at Georgia PTA office (404) 659-0214.  To verify that tickets are still available before mailing your order, call Jordan Otto @ (404) 367-2193.

 

 

 

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Become a part of No.1!

We are delighted at your interest in attending 2014 Georgia Family Engagement Conference as an exhibitor or prospective sponsor.

    • Exhibitor and Sponsorship packets are available for download here.

    • Registration packets are available for download here.

Online Application

We are delighted to welcome you to the 2014 Georgia Family Engagement Conference. There are only two steps necessary for your registration as exhibitor:

  1. Please fill in the online registration form below.
  2. For legal purposes, please print the application, sign it and send it via mail or fax to Jainell Corbitt.  Please find more details in the Exhibitor | Sponsorship Application form.