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Advocacy Day 2014

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

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014
DoubleTree Hotel, Dearborn


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OK 2 SAY Program Launched

Don't let another parent lose their child - share this message with your family

 

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Michigan PTA Executive Director, Sandra York, joins State Attorney General, Bill Schuette, and other State officials at the Lansing roll-out press conference for OK2SAY.

Did you know that in 81% of cases of youth related violence (perpetated on others or themselves) at least one other person had information about what was going to happen and did not say anything?· Let's turn the culture of silence amidst our youth into a culture of responsibility.  Share the message with your child(ren) that it is OK 2 SAY.

OK2SAY is a confidential reporting system specifically designed to help students report anything that threatens their safety or the safety of others.· Anyone who knows about a student safety threat (students, teachers, parents, etc.) can submit it to OK2SAY program operators by phone, text, e-mail, mobile app, or via the OK2SAY website.  Visit www.mi.gov/ok2say for more information·and how to submit tips and share this information with your family.

 

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


More info and ideas.

 

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)

 

In Memory of Fran Anderson

"Hello you wonderful PTA people!"

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September 24, 2013


Fellow Michigan PTA Members,


It is with great sadness I have to report that Fran Anderson, Michigan PTA Past President, has passed away.


It is a very sad day for the family of Fran Anderson and, as PTA members, I believe we are part of that family. As we reflect on the memories we each have of Fran, it occurs to me that we have lost a fabulous woman and mentor for children. Let the memories of her life live on in each of us through our hard work and dedication to PTA.


Fran’s passion and enthusiasm for children was certainly contagious. Every year she attended the Michigan PTA convention to personally present the Fran Anderson Michigan PTA Scholarship. This scholarship was set up by her, because of her dedication and promise to the children of Michigan to continue on to great things. She believed so much in the ability of our young people and it certainly showed when she spoke about the scholarship recipients.


Let us not forget the “Many Hats” presentation that Fran did from time to time at the State Convention. The presentation brought out some truth, smiles and definitely laughter to all of us.  Her warmth and eagerness to embrace each and every one of us by saying “Hello you wonderful PTA people” was priceless.


With that I must remove my hat and say “Thank you and good-bye you wonderful PTA lady”.  You will be dearly missed.


Regards,


Teresa Marhofer
Michigan PTA President

 

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