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Congratulations to the 2012 Reflections Winners!

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2014 Voting & Elections Toolkit

With the upcoming general election quickly approaching, this is a great resource for information, ideas,and so much more. The last day to register for the general election is October 6, 2014. Make sure your voice is heard!

Toolkit

 

For the Love of Play

Fuel Up to Play 60, Quaker and the NFL are joining forces to launch the "For the Love of Play" campaign to encourage kids and the adults who care about them to get up and active for 60 minutes a day - at school, at home, and everywhere in between - as part of a healthy lifestyle. For the Love of Play empowers everyone from students and teachers to parents and community members to help keep kids moving for a healthier generation.


Spread the word about the importance of physical activity and its impact on student health and wellness.

  • Like, comment and share Fuel Up to Play 60's campaign content.

  • Share your favorite ways to play with a photo, selfie or short video. Make sure to use the hashtag #LoveOfPlay and tag Fuel Up to Play 60. Tag friends, partners and others and ask them to show how they play via the program's social channels as well.

  • Stay tuned for posts, videos, and photos featuring NFL players and students' favorite ways to get active through play in September and October on Fuel Up to Play 60 social channels:

Facebook.com/FuelUpToPlay60 = @Fuel Up to Play 60
Twitter.com/FUTP60 = @FUTP60
Instagram


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Advocacy Day 2014

Advocating For Your Child:
In Your District...in Lansing...in Washington D.C.


NEW DATE!

Saturday, October 25, 2014
DoubleTree Hotel, Dearborn

Information/Registration Form

Online Registration

 

Call for Nominations

Michigan PTA members are invited to submit recommendations for nominees for the Michigan PTA positions to be filled by election at the 97th Annual Convention, to be held March 27th – 29th in Lansing, Michigan.


Please share the information and encourage your members to also submit nominations. Nominations must be submitted by September 30, 2014.

Invitation for Nominations

Nominations Eligibility List

Nominations Ineligibility List

Nomination Recommendation Form

 

Hunger Doesn't Take A Summer Vacation

The Michigan Department of Education is proud to announce the availability of the new and improved Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Site Locator Map. This map will allow families to identify the nearest Meet Up and Eat Up™ site complete with information such as location, meal types, and times. It will even provide driving directions.
Site Locator Map

In partnership with Michigan No Kid Hungry and the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, individuals anywhere in the state also can locate the SFSP site nearest them by dialing 2-1-1 from any landline or mobile phone. These call centers around Michigan will be accessing the MDE Site Locator Map to provide callers with the most up to date information.

Michigan No Kid Hungry is again sponsoring a texting campaign, whereby individuals can text “FoodMI” to 877-877 to receive the most up-to-date site location information. Standard text messaging rates apply.

The Summer Food Service Program serves nutritious meals to children up to age 18 living in low-income areas (where 50 percent or more of the students qualify for free or reduced price school meals).  The program can operate in schools, public housing centers, playgrounds, camps, parks, and faith-based facilities.

Research shows a direct relationship between good nutrition and learning. The Summer Food Service Program is a key building block in Michigan communities to develop healthy, happy kids who are ready to learn.

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The NEW Common Core State Standards Initiative Newsletter is Now Available!


CCSSI Neswletter - June 2014, Volume 1 Issue 7

 

NEW!  Michigan Parents' Guide to Assessments and Accountability

Information to Help Families Navigate the Transition to the New Assessments

Developed in collaboration with National PTA, the Michigan Department of Education and the Center for Strategic Research and Communication, the Michigan Parents’ Guide to Assessments and Accountability features information in parent-friendly language. The Guide includes background on the Common Core State Standards, specific information about Michigan’s assessment consortium, the testing timeline, sample test questions, impacts on students, new accountability systems and ways for parents to get involved and support their child’s learning at home.

Download Michigan Parents’ Guide to Assessments and Accountability 

Download National PTA's Parents' Guide to Student Success Booklet

 

Public Education Funding is On Thin Ice

Your Voice is Needed!

Sweeping voucher bills that would take critical funding away from public schools have recently been introduced in Congress. Tell your Members of Congress that you support public education and oppose vouchers!

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National PTA Position Statement - Education Emphasis

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Vouchers Are Not the Solution

PTA Supports Public Education


In recent years, we have seen movement in Lansing designed to chip away at building a stronger public education system in Michigan.  On January 4th, the Detroit Free Press published an op-ed by Representative Tim Kelly asserting vouchers are a proven winner for education reform.  Michigan PTA President Teresa Marhofer submitted an opinion in response and an abbreviated version of the article was printed as a letter to the editor.

Michigan PTA Resolution on Vouchers

Read Michigan PTA Opinion
Read Letter to the Editor

 

Detroit Council PTA Hosts Town Hall Meeting with National PTA President Otha Thornton, Jr.

Every Child in Focus:  Serving Families of Children with Special Needs

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014 - National PTA President Otha Thornton, Jr. joined the Detroit Council PTA for a Town Hall Meeting at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. National PTA's Every Child in Focus campaign is centered on strengthening family engagement in schools by celebrating important cultural distinctions and achievements, while highlighting solutions to educational issues. December's focus is families of children with special needs and the unique challenges they face in supporting student success.

PHOTO, left to right:  Mac Saleh (Michigan PTA Board Member), Tawanna Simpson (Detroit School Board Member), Verna Brocks (Detroit Council PTA President), Otha Thornton, Jr. (National PTA President), Enrique Escallion (SunTrust Banks, Inc.), Heidi May (National PTA)

 

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