Dear SCPS Families,
Beginning today, January 24th, Seminole County Public Schools’ parents will have an opportunity to participate in the 5Essentials Survey. Your participation in this survey will help guide school improvement efforts at your student’s school. This is the second year the district has administered the survey.
Your identity and survey responses are kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your student.
In order for a school to receive a Parent Survey Report, at least 20 percent of the parents at a student’s school must complete this survey. If you have students at multiple Seminole County Public Schools, parents are encouraged to complete a survey for each of their students who are enrolled in a Seminole County Public School. The survey results will be sent to schools and districts the week of April 24th, 2017.
The 5Essentials Survey will be conducted January 24 – February 24, 2017. To take the survey please visit the SCPS website: https://www.scps.k12.fl.us/district/departments/assessment-accountability/5essentials/index.stml.
Please contact your school principal for additional information.
-Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS)
Students across Seminole County have enjoyed another year of participation in the National PTA Reflections Program. Students created visual arts, photography, literature, music, film production and dance choreography inspired by this year’s theme, “What’s Your Story?”. Thirty-five schools supported the Reflections program this year with over 350 winning entries advancing to SCCPTA for county level judging. Three Seminole County level winners in each arts area and level represented will advance to the state level of competition with Florida PTA.
Congratulations to the many talented and creative students who participated in the program this year and thank you to the many PTA/PTSA Reflections Chairs, committees, parents and teachers, our SCCPTA Reflections team, and the many volunteer judges at all levels who dedicated many hours to supporting the program. The County Winners and Honorable Mention Winners will receive their award ribbons and be honored at the SCCPTA Reflections Awards Ceremony and Vendor Event on Wednesday, March 1 at 7pm at Winter Springs High School. Non winners who advanced to compete at the county level will receive a SCCPTA Reflections Participation Ribbon later this spring.
Plan to attend the SCCPTA Reflections Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, March 1 at Winter Springs High School. The event begins with a Vendor event, Food Trucks, Cookie Reception and Art Exhibit at 5pm, and the Awards Ceremony begins at 7 pm. It is always a special event and we look forward to celebrating with you all!
Congratulations again and good luck to the Seminole County Council PTA level winners in each arts area and level who advance to the state level of competition with Florida PTA. They will be competing with other county winners from across the state for the Florida PTA Reflections awards. The Florida PTA Reflections winners will be announced in March and will be celebrated at the Florida PTA Reflections Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 22 in Pinellas County. Watch for more information!
Thank you again for your support of the PTA Reflections Program and all that you do in support of PTA at your schools!
SCCPTA President 2016-2017
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Florida PTA is pleased to offer an opportunity for assistance to qualified students who wish to continue their education beyond high school.
Florida PTA offers a total of four (4) scholarships, one each in the following categories: University, Fine Arts, Community College, and Vo-Tech, to a student graduating in the 2016-2017 school year. This is a one-time (non-renewable) award of $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a worthy student who is interested in getting a start in life through higher education.
Deadline for all applications is February 1, 2017. All applications must be postmarked by that date in order to be considered. For complete details, please visit floridapta.org. Please note: the applying student must be a member of his/her school's PTSA or a member of the Sunshine State PTSA (application available on our website).
National PTA is now accepting applications for the 2017 Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award. This award recognizes PTAs that best demonstrate outstanding achievement in the areas of diversity and inclusion, as well as efforts to end discriminatory practices. Online application submission deadline is Friday, March 17, 2017, 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST.
The award will be presented to one state PTA, one district/council PTA and one local PTA at the Annual National PTA Convention, June 22-25, 2017, in Las Vegas.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
COMPLIANCE CHECKLIST...have you completed all of the following?
These activities are essential to participate in PTA programs and to be eligible for recognition and awards.
Click to read the entire briefing.
Top 5 Things You Need to Know
Florida PTA is pleased to offer a total of four (4) scholarships, one each in the following categories: University, Fine Arts, Community College, and Vo-Tech, to a student graduating in the 2016-2017 school year. This is a one time (non-renewable) award of $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a worthy student who is interested in getting a start in life through higher education. This award is specifically for a student who wishes to pursue their education at a University, Fine Arts School, Community College, or Vo-Tech.
All applications for the FL PTA Scholarship Program (click for details) must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2017 to be considered. .
League leaders will participate in regular radio segments to discuss voting rights, public policy issues and advocacy. The League segments will start January 3rd and air every first and third Tuesday of the month at 1:30pm ET/ 10:30 am PT.
The Union Edge is a 4 hour daily live radio program out of Pittsburgh, PA, syndicated on 33 stations nationwide, and available by webstream, mobile apps, and podcast. You can download the free app at http://www.theunionedge.com. Click the following to read more details, http://lwv.org/press-releases/league-announces-partnership-labor-talk-radio.