How Life360 Crash Detection Helped Save Our Boys
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:48:29 +0000
On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, my two sons, ages 16 and 13, were driving on the freeway and collided with another car. The car veered off the road, down an embankment, hit a tree and flipped over. Every parent’s nightmare. I’m a therapist and never look at my phone during a patient session, but it […]
National PTA Gives Federal Policy Update
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 20:53:11 +0000
Last night, March 25, the U.S. Senate passed a $2 trillion dollar COVID-19 #3 relief package. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote and pass the bill Friday, March 27, and then it will go to the President for his signature, which he has indicated he will sign. In related news, U.S. Secretary […]
The Top 3 COVID-19 Legislative Packages You Need To Know
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 19:32:43 +0000
National PTA is engaged in, and closely monitoring the details of the third legislative package. Specifically, we are focused on ensuring that federal resources are able to quickly get to states and school districts, including dedicated resources to support distance learning, and that there are appropriate flexibilities provided, however we are opposed to broad waivers […]
National PTA President Addresses Membership Amongst Pandemic
Thu, 19 Mar 2020 19:39:22 +0000
The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has reached a critical point. Yesterday we learned that we have lost our first known PTA leader to the virus. Our utmost priority during this crisis is the health and safety of all of our members and all students, educators, staff and families. We are also committed to supporting and making […]
Partnering for Good: Spotlighting Survivors at the Super Bowl
Sat, 07 Mar 2020 13:00:47 +0000
Each year, the NFL seeks to improve the surrounding communities of the Super Bowl host city through their Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program. As the Miami-Dade County Council PTA/PTSA President, I knew we had to take advantage of this opportunity and help one of our local PTAs become a recipient of the grant coinciding with […]
Customize Health for Your Community! With a Healthy Hydration Event
Fri, 06 Mar 2020 13:00:38 +0000
SPOTLIGHT: Apples PTA (Stamford, Connecticut) This blog post is part of a series authored by local PTA leaders who received a Healthy Hydration Grant, sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America. They share practical advice and lessons learned from planning and hosting their events. The Healthy Hydration Program is a great way to promote drinking water […]
Fun for the Whole Family! At a Healthy Hydration Event
Wed, 04 Mar 2020 17:29:54 +0000
SPOTLIGHT: Dufief Elementary PTSA (North Potomac, Md.) This blog post is part of a series authored by local PTA leaders who received a Healthy Hydration Grant, sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America. They share practical advice and lessons learned from planning and hosting their events. Incorporating a Healthy Hydration Event into our PTA calendar was […]
Arts Enhancement Grant Awards Local PTAs
Mon, 02 Mar 2020 19:51:21 +0000
National PTA’s Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant awards two local PTAs $1,000 in matching funds for student-centered programs that increase access to high quality arts learning experiences and new pathways for students to participate in National PTA’s Reflections program Last year, through the Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant application, PTAs shared […]
National PTA Celebrates the Heroes Around Us All
Sat, 29 Feb 2020 13:00:51 +0000
National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life. Each year, over 300,000 students participate in Reflections in response to the annual theme. On Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, the […]
8 Easy Steps for an Awesome Field Day!
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 18:36:22 +0000
Winter is winding down, which can only mean one thing—Spring is right around the corner! You may be looking ahead to a 5th grade graduation, or even thinking of that upcoming summer vacation, but wait! Don’t let Field Day catch you by surprise this year. At Booster Spirit Wear, we work with thousands of schools across the […]
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