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How Do They Do It?

(Sponsored Post) One hardworking local PTA meets the wide-ranging needs of 1,800 K-8 students and their families spread across four grade level centers. Kim Mayton, a mom to seven-year-old twins, has a familiar story about how she ended up in a PTA leadership role. “When my kids were entering pre-K, the teacher told us parents that the class needed a Room … [Read More...]

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PowerTalk 21 Creates Lifesaving Conversations Between Parents and Kids

Sometimes it just takes a word. The right conversation between a parent and a child can be life changing – and lifesaving. That’s what PowerTalk 21® – a day dedicated to inspiring intentional, ongoing, and possibly lifesaving conversations about alcohol between parents and their kids – is all about. This year, PowerTalk 21® celebrates a significant … [Read More...]

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A Special Message from President Laura Bay: I Challenge You!

Hello PTA Leaders, Think BIG… Think PTA! 2016 National PTA Convention & Expo is just two months away, and I challenge you to register for our BIGGEST convention yet. This year’s convention will take place June 30-July 3 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort—a great excuse to plan a family vacation to Disney World! In addition to enjoying … [Read More...]

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Come to #PTAcon16 and Plan Now

If you haven’t heard the news by now, the Think BIG… Think PTA! 2016 National PTA Convention & Expo will be held in sunny Orlando, Fla. June 30-July 3 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort. We’re so excited and hope you and your family can plan to spend your summer vacation with us! Think BIG... Think PTA! is going to be BIGGER than ever so … [Read More...]

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Free Tools: National PTA’s 2016 #ThankATeacher Toolkit

Everyday teachers touch the lives of millions of children for their hard work and impact beyond the boundaries of the classroom. We're so excited to celebrate these real life superheroes during National PTA's Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6. Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to thank teachers for making the difference they make. To help you plan … [Read More...]

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#PTA4STEM Thought Leaders Meeting

On March 22, National PTA and Bayer USA Foundation convened industry leaders, educators, association and corporate executives, government officials and family engagement researchers to launch National PTA’s STEM Initiative. STEM has been a hot topic in education over the past few years. Nearly 8.6 million science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs … [Read More...]