Your Vote, Your Voice – Be Sure To Vote July 22!

At Georgia PTA’s recent Convention Leadership Training, our Legislative Leadership Team hosted the State Superintendent Candidates’ Forum. All four run off candidates participated in forum. It was recorded and has been placed on You Tube and the Georgia PTA website for your viewing pleasure. Please click on video below.

State Superintendent Candidates’ Forum Video

– Georgia PTA Legislative Leadership Team.

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!

39th PTA Day at the Capitol

 

39th PTA Day at the Capitol

 

WE ARE RALLYING THE TROOPS FOR A HISTORICAL DAY

 

TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD

 

For over 100 years, the PTA has been the voice for those who were too young to speak for themselves and for those that were ignored.

 

After a thorough discussion with Tyler Barr about our 39th annual PTA Day at the Capitol celebration, we made a slight adjustment to the PTA Day program. The decision was made to mirror an action made by our PTA founders.  Our founders advocated for a strong public school system through the universal kindergarten program. They also fought off threats to our children by eliminating child labor laws. Their advocacy efforts helped to provide support to other PTA members who wanted to speak up with a powerful voice.

 

We are rallying the troops, both young and old, to come and stand with our State President Rita Erves as we dress in Red to Rally for the Legislative Hot Topics as deemed by you, the members of PTA and our Legislative Team.

 

However, before our march to the Capitol, we will hear a presentation on Common Core from Dr. Dana Rickman, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education.  We are so excited about having our National PTA Legislative Chair, Stella Edwards, at this event to give us many helpful tips on how to advocate effectively.  This dynamic duo will provide the resources and training that will strengthen our powerful voice on behalf of “every child!”

 

SPEAKERS

 

 Stella Edwards, National PTA Legislative Chair

 

Dr. Dana Rickman, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education

 

John Barge, State School Superintendent

 

Rita Erves, Georgia PTA President

 

REGISTER NOW FOR THE MARCH 4, 2014 PTA DAY @ THE CAPITOL!

 

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!

PTA Day at the Capitol

The 2014 Georgia PTA Day at the Capitol will be held March 4, 2014.  We invite all PTA members to celebrate our second century of advocacy by joining us at 8:30 a.m. at the Fulton County Government Center for a briefing on legislative issues and advocacy.  Immediately following this session, we will head to the Capitol to see the legislature at work.

Invite your administrators, educators, superintendents, school board members, business partners and student leaders to attend.  To ensure your seat, register early.  Remember to WEAR RED!

The second highlight of the day will be lunch with the legislators at the Freight Depot beginning at 12:15 p.m.  Georgia PTA has invited all of the legislators to the luncheon, however, a personal invitation from you as a constituent and “local leader” in your community will be the most effective guarantee of their attendance. Go to Capitol Watch here to contact your legislator.

Questions?  Call Georgia PTA at (404) 659-0214 or (800) PTA-TODAY.

Advance Registrations must be received in state office on or before Wednesday, February 26, 2014.  Registration after February 26 or on site is $50.

Lunch and resources are not guaranteed for registration after February 26, 2014.

Registration Form

Health and Wellness Grant‏

PTA has a myriad of opportunities to honor students, parents, leaders, PTA units, and other individuals. Whether it’s honoring student art achievement or honoring child advocacy efforts—PTA has an award for you. Apply today!

Smart from the start!

Smart from the Start: Community Outreach provides PTA Regions, Districts and Councils with tools and resources to educate families of children ages 3-5 and partner with a local neighborhood community to improve awareness of energy balance concepts. Energy balance is finding a balance between the calories we consume through what we eat and drink and the calories we burn through physical activity.

Funding Available

National PTA will award 10 grants of $10,000 each to PTA Regions, Districts and Councils.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST/2:00 p.m. PST

For additional information and to apply for this grant please follow this link to the National PTA Website