Science Is Leading the Way to Reopen Schools
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 19:19:13 +0000
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented immense and immediate challenges for schools across the country. Seemingly overnight, teachers and administrators had to rework their curriculum, shift to online learning, and find ways to engage students of all ages from behind a screen. At the same time, students and parents worked to quickly acclimate to the virtual […]
5 Steps to Maximize Your Fundraising During the Pandemic and Beyond
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000
Can schools effectively fundraise this school year£ Many parent groups are wondering if it’s possible or even appropriate to raise funds considering job losses and the fluctuation between virtual, hybrid and on-campus learning across the country. My own children’s school went through this consideration process as well.  Beyond being on my children’s school board, and […]
Arlington Science Focus School Virtual Family STEM Night 2021
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 16:38:09 +0000
Think you can’t host a family fun night while remote learning£ Think again! Arlington Science Focus School, an elementary school in Arlington, Va., hosted its first-ever Virtual Family STEM Night Wednesday, Feb. 17. The event went off without a hitch thanks to ASFS Investigation Station Lead, Stephanie Lin, the 2020 NOVA District PTA Educator of […]
It’s Not Too Late To PTA!
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 13:00:00 +0000
It’s been a school year like no other. Many schools remain closed, offer hybrid attendance or are open one day and closed the next due to increased cases of COVID-19 in the community. But PTAs don’t need a school building to support their families! Are you still PTA/PTSA-ing in your school communities£ Kids, families, teachers, […]
National PTA Demystifies School Funding
Thu, 11 Feb 2021 13:00:00 +0000
Do you feel intimidated by issues related to school funding and education finance£ You are not alone. We surveyed parents and caregivers around the country and many shared that they feel clueless and frustrated by how difficult it is to find basic information. In fact, less than a third (32%) of participants agreed they have […]
National PTA Celebrates Look Within Reflections Artists
Fri, 05 Feb 2021 13:00:00 +0000
For over fifty years, the National PTA Reflections program has provided opportunities for recognition and access to the arts, which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life. The arts program honors student creativity through six Reflections categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.  In response to an annual theme, thousands of students across the country and in […]
You’re Invited! Join us for the 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference
Thu, 04 Feb 2021 18:42:22 +0000
Happy New Year! It seems like just yesterday that we were all gathered at the Westin in Old Towne Alexandria for the 2020 Legislative Conference. PTA Advocates were on Capitol Hill the last day it was opened to the public before the pandemic. So much has happened since then. PTA has been busy advocating for […]
We Have a Winner! The Reflections Program’s Annual Theme Search is Complete
Mon, 01 Feb 2021 04:04:57 +0000
Did you know that students develop the Reflections program’s annual overarching theme£ Each year, students from across the country and in U.S. schools abroad submit theme suggestions for a future Reflections program cycle. The Reflections Theme Search Contest’s winning theme goes on to inspire thousands of student artists.  We are excited to announce that Jason Yevin, a 10th grader from Salk/Macarthur PTSA […]
PTA Elections Are Coming Soon! Are You Ready£
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 13:00:00 +0000
How does your state or local PTA prepare for the elections of new officers£ You should first look at the bylaws of your PTA to see what they say. Under normal circumstances, there are usually two ways; one that has been used for years at your local PTA (this may be different than what your […]
2021 Healthy Habit New Year’s Resolutions
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 15:50:54 +0000
Help minimize the spread of germs this new year Even though the calendar has turned to a new year, COVID-19 is still a presence in our lives, and practicing healthy habits is as important as ever. So, this year, choose New Year’s resolutions that will help minimize the spread of illness-causing germs. Lysol and National […]
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