On September 28, 2016, the Florida Department of Education will observe Dads Take Your Child to School Day statewide. This initiative is a wonderful opportunity for dads or other male role models to get involved in their child’s education and to highlight the significant difference they can make by taking a more active role.
More than 30 years of research supports the belief that a positive relationship endures between increased family engagement and student academic success. Additional research suggests that when fathers are actively involved in their child’s education, students:
Contact your child's school for more details on if and how they plan to implement this initiative. Don't forget, Dad's participation in activities, during school day, on-school campus, will require Dividend registration and approval prior to the event.
Don't forget, PTA/PTSAs' Annual Audit reports are to be sent to Florida PTA by Sept 30. If you have issues or questions, please communicate with Ginger@floridapta.org.
Oct 1 is the enrollment deadline for the PTA National School of Excellence recognition program for this school year 2016-17. This is an opportunity for you and your school community to survey and evaluate current practices at your school. After submitting the results to PTA, and receiving and implementing unique recommendations based on PTA Standards, you then send the complete application to PTA by June 1. We have so many great PTAs doing great things at your schools, go for it!
National PTA e-learning courses are for experienced PTA volunteers and new members, covering various topics in just 30-45 minutes. Although these courses are full of useful and insightful information, we know that not everyone has an hour to invest into a course, so National PTA has developed "micro-courses."
National PTA Micro-Courses take a specific subject from longer e-learning courses and cover it in just 10-15 minutes, so learners can get the information they need in a manageable amount of time.
We also wanted to meet the needs of PTA’s growing Hispanic membership base, so we've translated our core National PTA e-learning courses into Spanish, including:
Join us on Facebook Live!
Do you have a question about National PTA's e-learning courses? Join us on Facebook on Thurs., Sept. 22 at 12 p.m. EST for a PTA Live session.
We'll share more information on how to sign up for an e-learning course and how they can help you and other volunteers in your local unit PTA!
Florida PTA's Early Bird Award - An award will be given to each local PTA submitting an application and remittance form for state and national dues for 100% membership or any amount over last year's membership:
Upcoming Membership Award Dates: