FOSI

Reviewing the Stats: How Parents Fare with Online Safety Efforts

On November 12, I had the pleasure of attending the Family Online Safety Institute’s (FOSI) annual conference themed “Redefining Online Safety.” Technology today is dramatically different than it was just a short time ago. Virtually everything is done online or via smartphones and/or tablets. And when it comes to youth, their eyes are always fixed on a … [Read More...]

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Growing Into Healthy Lifestyles

The Lakeland School District has been focusing on healthy lifestyles for a number of years now—focusing on balanced menus, encouraging healthy snack choices, and working with those who have food allergies to provide viable options. At Van Cortlandtville, the PTA has served as a main communicator to encourage healthy choices and work with the school community to … [Read More...]

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Raising Awareness on Healthy Lifestyles

Do you want to raise awareness of healthy lifestyles for your students at school and home? Do you know that healthy lifestyles and healthy choices often lead to increased student success?  Do you want to be guided by the National PTA standards and help make all families feel welcome while communicating effectively, supporting student success, and collaborating with … [Read More...]

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Stop Oversharing: Teens & Identity Theft

LifeLock is a financial sponsor of National PTA, and has been invited to submit a blog post as part of their engagement with PTA. National PTA does not endorse any commercial entity, product, or service, and no endorsement is implied by this content. My first job out of college was a tech position at a tiny boarding school in upstate New York. I spent most of my … [Read More...]

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NEA and National PTA Encourage Nation to Celebrate American Education Week

With co-author Lily Eskelsen Garcia American Education Week (AEW) is celebrated each year during the last full week before Thanksgiving. This year, AEW will be celebrated November 14-20. Founded by the National Education Association (NEA) and The American Legion in 1921, with the U.S. Department of Education joining in 1922, AEW was created in response to 25 … [Read More...]

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9 Tips to Better Fundraising

Schwan’s Cares is a financial sponsor of National PTA, and has been invited to submit a blog post as part of their engagement with PTA. National PTA does not endorse any commercial entity, product, or service, and no endorsement is implied by this content. Although fundraising is not at the heart of PTA’s mission, raising money nevertheless is essential to … [Read More...]