NPTA School of Excellence

National PTA School of Excellence Program | Deadline Reminder December 6th

As you know, the deadline for schools enrolled in the School of Excellence Program was extended until Friday, December 6th.

While the National PTA strongly encourage schools to complete their Family-School Partnership Scans by Friday, December 6th,  the National PTA will not be shutting down the link for schools to complete their Family-School Partnership Scan until the end of the month for any school that may have experienced any technical difficulty with the enrollment process. If you know of any schools that will need this extra time to complete their family-school partnership scan, please notify Dr. Renee Jackson. We want to give schools ample time to complete this very important step on their road to excellence. Schools can access the School of Excellence portal at www.pta.org/excellencetools.

Thank you to many of you or other leaders who have reached out to schools enrolled in the program to encourage them to continue the next steps for completion.

Please remember to visit the state portal where you can receive updated information, milestones, and materials for the program www.pta.org/stateexcellencelibrary. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Erin Thwaites or myself, Dr. Renee Jackson at excellence@pta.org.

NPTA School of Excellence

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!

TGPLA

2014 Georgia Parent Leadership Award – Nomination Deadline Extended to December 4, 2013

We realize this information has been available to you through the Georgia Department of Education website since beginning of November, but during a meeting of Steering Committee on Friday, November 19, it was brought to our attention that no submissions for these awards have been received by the DOE yet. We all know that the PTA has some of the most hard-working, parents that exemplify the true meaning of what strong parent leaders are all around. It is our strong hope that you will get these links for the award applications into the hands of leaders in your area right away.  The Georgia Department of Education has graciously extended submission deadline.  Applications must be postmarked by no later than Wednesday, December 4, 2013.  Please review instructions carefully before beginning application  process.  The winners of this prestigious award will be formally recognized during the January 9-11, 2014 Family Engagement Conference in Athens, Georgia!  

 

The information for the Parent Leadership Award application is available under the Parent Involvement Month 2013 website.  Click here to directly complete the application:

To visit the Parent Involvement Month website click here.

Thanking each of you in advance for taking the time acknowledge extraordinary efforts expended by Today’s Georgia PTA parent leadership!
 
Angel Little, Georgia PTA Family Engagement Chair
Georgia PTA Executive Committee

Falcons

HEAR YE…HEAR YE…HEAR YE | Atlanta Falcons vs Washington Redskins

Atlanta Falcons vs. Washington Redskins

Sunday, December 15.2013

1:00pm

This message comes to you from the office of Male Involvement.

Have you been racking your brain for something to do with your kid(s) and/or the entire family?  Well your timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

The aforementioned dated event lends the perfect opportunity for you to fulfill that desire.

So why don’t you grab your Atlanta Falcons attire and join many other males and their families from across the State along with Georgia PTA Board of Directors for a wonderfully exciting game.

 Remember “We Are Today’s PTA”….the Falcons would like our support but more importantly, OUR kid(s) need our support. The PTA bus is idling and we are waiting on you and the family.

 Hope to see you at the game!!

 

Reginald B. Forrest

Georgia PTA Male Involvement Chair

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CDLT Registration

The registration period for 2013 Council District Leadership Training Registration ended.  If you registered for Council District Leadership Training Registration and have additional questions please contact us at (404) 659.0214.

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!

IKEA

IKEA ANNOUNCES PTA CHALLENGE WILL AWARD UP TO $10,250 TO 10 LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS‏

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

soft_toy_fy14_global_presskit_Page_09The 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.

Prizes include:

$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

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“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.