Step Up Your Family Engagement

Dance can be a powerful way to foster Social Emotional Learning (SEL), celebrate cultural diversity and promote parent involvement. Many parents are reluctant to participate in school activities, possibly due to feeling intimidated by the school building or not feeling they have enough spare time to attend. But you’ll be hard-pressed to find a parent whose heart … [Read More...]

Attention PTA Leaders and Members: Nominate Deserving Teachers to Win $500 WE Teachers Awards

In today’s day and age, teachers are much more than educators. They serve as mentors, counselors, cheerleaders, protectors, and they spend an average of $500 of their own money each year to purchase classroom supplies that benefit their students. Starting July 21, customers can visit their local Walgreens stores to learn how to nominate a special teacher in their … [Read More...]

How You Can Help Teachers Tackle Tough Topics

Today’s classrooms are heavily influenced by the communities in which they are located. In addition to teaching, educators often have to address challenging social ills such as bullying, youth violence and mental health issues—which impact students’ learning potential and can have long-term impacts on their well-being. According to the 2018 “Voices from the … [Read More...]

Excellence in 3 Ways

We are so pleased to announce our newest class of National PTA Schools of Excellence. The amazing 2019-2021 designees consist of 326 amazing PTA leaders—a whopping 17% increase from last year! The two-year School of Excellence designation celebrates PTA leadership and accomplishments in building strong, effective family-school partnerships! Through the year-long … [Read More...]

By The Numbers: A PTA Connected Event

At Middlebrook PTA, we realize that technology and social media are a part of our lives. As parents and educators, we have a responsibility to ensure our children know how to use these tools safely and respectfully. We had: 4 teacher volunteers join other parent volunteers in leading 6 sessions for our Kindergarten-5th grade school. 1 critical partnership in … [Read More...]

How Sitting on a Ball Helps Kids Focus and Do Better In School

Balance balls were originally developed in the 1960s for physical therapy purposes; who knew that one day they'd be recommended for children who have trouble focusing in school? But today, that's just what's happening. Balance balls might be just what the doctor ordered to help children reach their full potential in the classroom, especially for those with sensory … [Read More...]