Calling all 2017-18 graduating high school seniors!
Are you continuing your education through a 4-year College/University, 2-year State/Community College, or a Vocational-Technical School? Read more about a scholarship waiting for your application! Complete and mail your application material, postmarked no later than March 19, 2018 (Original date was extended to March 19, 2018). Donations are encouraged through March 31, 2018. Read more details at http://www.sccpta.com/2017-18-scholarship-for-seniors---application--donations.html
Reminder from SCCPTA Reflections Chair to Local Unit Chairs:
Local Unit PTA Reflections Chairs,
Please contact your student winners and student honorable mentions and their parents to inform them of the results. Ask if parents have received their Punch Bowl invitation to the 2017-18 PTA Reflections Awards Celebration and Vendor Event on March 14th.
If they have not received the invitation; please forward your copy to them and contact me with their email so we can update our email records.
Thank you and congratulations to all the students, volunteers and teachers who came together to make this program a success.
SCCPTA Reflections Chair 2017-18
On January 23, 2018, Orange County Council PTA's (OCCPTA) is hosting a Bus Field Trip to Tallahassee, FL. All local PTA/PTSA unit members are encouraged to attend on January 23rd, to tour the capital, visit legislators, and advocate for our children. Bus seats are limited so don't delay or you can drive yourself and meet there. Click to read more bus details and register.
This day trip is in conjunction with Florida PTA's Legislative Conference is January 21 - 23, 2018 (registration required), in Tallahassee, FL. Local PTA/PTSA Advocacy/Legislative Chairpersons are encouraged to register and attend the Legislative Conference to learn more about PTA advocacy and the legislative process.
The 21st annual Arts Alive in Seminole is right around the corner! This annual fundraiser for the arts, presented by the Foundation for SCPS, is this Sat, Nov 11 at the Westin Lake Mary. There is still time for your PTA to donate to this event!
Many thanks to the following PTAs/PTSAs who have donated to Arts Alive along with Seminole County Council PTA in support of a strong arts education for our children:
Arts Alive in Seminole! Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 Westin Lake Mary
The 21st annual fundraiser for the arts is presented by the Foundation for SCPS, and all proceeds are donated to fund performing and visual arts programs in our schools.
Arts Alive includes performances by talented SCPS students, teachers, and staff; live and silent auctions; visual art displays; a delicious dinner, and more! Funds raised at Arts Alive support district-wide events and programs including All-County Band and Chorus, and the Seminole County Marching Band Festival. In addition, each school receives art related grant funds to use as needed in their curriculum. Arts departments depend on Arts Alive for funds to purchase supplies, sheet music, theatre costumes and props, and much more. Our district continues to offer strong arts education for our children with music and art offered in every school. Every student at every school benefits, and your support is needed for this great event!
There are opportunities for PTA/PTSA to donate and support of the Foundation of SCPS Arts Alive in Seminole! as our missions are aligned. Please show your support by making a donation, no matter how large or small. All sorts of things are needed for the auction, gift baskets, funds for the purchase of gift cards, and more! Every PTA/PTSA that donates by Friday, October 20, 2017 will be acknowledged in the evening’s program, others may be recognized at the event if received later.
See the *Auction Donation Letter and Form for donation submission information.
There are opportunities to sponsor tickets to the event, or purchase your own tickets to attend.
See the * Sponsorship Packet.
Please share information about this annual Foundation event and opportunities to support Arts Alive in Seminole! with your members and business partners.
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Auditions for the 21st Annual Arts Alive in Seminole! are open to all students and employees of SCPS. We are looking for singers, dancers, instrumentalists and entertainers! Soloists and groups welcome.
Auditions are held from 2:30PM – 8 PM:
Wednesday, October 11th at Winter Springs High School
Thursday, October 12th at Seminole High School
If selected, you will perform at the main event on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at The Westin Lake Mary and must be available for the dress rehearsal on Friday, November 10 between 3-9 PM. More than 300 guests will be in attendance at this fundraising event to support the visual and performing arts programs in our schools.
Download the attached *2017 Arts Alive Audition Packet. The forms will also be available through the visual and performing arts teachers at each school. Audition Application Deadline is Friday, October 6, 2017. You will be notified of your audition time and location - - - - -
There are also opportunities for PTA/PTSA Volunteers to support the activities at all four event dates associated with this event, the audition dates, the dress rehearsal, and the Arts Alive event itself. Your PTA/PTSA will be receiving some additional information in a future email about signing up to volunteer.
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There are opportunities throughout the year for PTA/PTSA to support and participate in Foundation for SCPS activities. To see what the Foundation does to support the schools and ways the PTA can support these activities, see the attached *Foundation Support Guide for PTA.
* Note: All forms and other documents referenced as attachments can be found at http://www.sccpta.com/arts-alive-in-seminole.html.
More information about Arts Alive in Seminole! and other Foundation for SCPS activities is available at the Foundation for SCPS website, www.foundationscps.org
or contact Katie Burris, SCCPTA Foundation Representative, email@example.com.
Thank you for all you do on behalf of PTA at your schools!
SCCPTA Immediate Past President
SCCPTA Foundation Representative
FLPTA Cultural Arts Committee
The following is a guide to building your PTA/PTSA Membership.
Winter Springs High School - Library
9/28/17 5:45pm - 8:30 pm
Event held in the school library
Please visit SignUp Genius to register for training at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4aaaa92ba57-sccpta.
All PTA/PTSAs are asked to be represented at the 1st General Meeting at 6:45 PM. If your school or PTA/PTSA has a conﬂicting event, please notify Polly DeLucia at firstname.lastname@example.org
SCCPTA & SCPS are partnering to collect donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Complete details, as well as a suggested donations list, is attached below.
Because the donations list is rather extensive and time is short, I'd like to suggest that you focus your collection on a few items. One of the best donation drives I've seen encouraged children to pick out a box of their favorite cereal to share with another child. It was very concrete and easy for children to understand. Something simple - a can of soup, a roll of paper towels, etc - may also be easier for busy parents.
Thank you for supporting this effort. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Saturday, August 19th, members of the SCCPTA Board will be available at the Panera Bread, South Sun Drive, Lake Mary. This is a drop-in type event -- you do not need to arrive at 9 AM or plan to stay until 11 AM. Come with your questions! Leave with our answers!
All purchases of food and beverages at Panera are on-your-own. You are under no obligation to make a purchase during this event.
I hope to see you Saturday!