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Time Sensitive Please Read to show your support to Florida

The National PTA has sent a request to the Michigan PTA to show your support for all students and families in Florida in light of the most recent tragedy.  

To all PTA Local Units, 

Today, we are requesting that you show a sense of support, love and purpose by asking that you create a school banner filled with your unique message of solidarity, thoughtfulness and hope to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on behalf of their PTSA.  To be clear, we are asking that you send one banner representing your State PTA with a message that encompasses your uniqueness, passion and strength. These banners will be hung in the classrooms, on the fences and the school entrance prior to the students and faculty returning next week.  Like Snowflakes [that had been sent] for Sandy Hook, these banners will act as a meaningful and emotional tribute for many months to come. 


Knowing the power of social media and the full logistical weight of such a request and how it could impact and overwhelm the recipient, that is why this request, unlike what you may have seen on social media, is limiting the scope to one official banner per state/congress. . These children and faculty return to classes next week so this request for banners is timely. There will be many more ways to give and show your support in the future, we just do not need to add logistics to their burden. 


To make this possible for Michigan please note we are coordinating a banner to be sent to Florida.  

The request for banners to be sent to Florida has been revised to ONE BANNER per state.

If you wish to participate, please send a message in PDF (letter size) from your PTA with the school/PTA name and logo/mascot on it. We will create a banner from Michigan PTA units. You may send the PDF via email to by Friday, February 23, 2018 at noon.

Thanks for your support and your commitment to PTA and to the safety and educational enrichment of our children..

We will have additional information on how to coach local students to be supportive advocates while working within school structures/expectations, soon.


Michigan PTA Celebrates 100 Years


Michigan PTA’s Centennial Celebration is here!  The volunteer organization was formed on May 19, 1918 in Battle Creek.  Past presidents and leaders who served on the Michigan PTA over the last thirty years have come together, swapping stories, digging up memorabilia and raising funds to celebrate an organization that has advocated for every child in our state for 100 years.


It’s amazing that a volunteer organization comprised primarily of parents has sustained this long.  However, never underestimate parents when it comes to taking care of our children.  The Michigan PTA is indeed alive and well and dedicated to continuing their great work for the next 100 years. 


Our website ( lists facts about dedication of volunteers and our work in working to help the children of Michigan achieve better lives physically, emotionally and academically.  Take a look, share your PTA story, and consider donating to the organization. 


On April 21, 2018 the community will come together at Lovett Hall in Dearborn to honor those who have served in exemplary fashion on behalf of children. Exemplary Advocate Awards will be given to those who have excelled at working on behalf of children throughout Michigan:  Dr. Herman Gray (Wayne State), Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha (Bronson Flint), Kathleen Straus (Advocate), Brian Whiston (MDE Superintendent), and the organization Michigan’s Children, represented by Matt Gillard. National PTA President, Jim Accomando and Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) will be the Keynote Speakers. DPSCD recently selected PTA as the official parent group for the District.


The luncheon is open to all; sponsorship tables, silent donation opportunities and ads are available. There will be entertainment by local students, a reception, historical and Reflections (art program) displays and silent auction. This year’s Fran Anderson Scholarship will be presented also. Any proceeds will benefit youth programs and scholarships. For more information about donating, luncheon tickets and luncheon sponsors contact Barbara Blanchard, Centennial Chair at or 734.975.9500.


MemberHub: Michigan PTA's Unit Membership Processing Tool 

MemberHub provides membership and communications technology to all Michigan PTA Units/Councils free of charge. Michigan PTA will be using MemberHub to receive officer lists, process Unit individual memberships, and instantly provide individual membership cards. Through MemberHub, information is processed more quickly and provides instant membership cards for individual members.

Explore MemberHub as an all-in-one communication platform for "all things involvement" in your school!

For more information visit Michigan PTA Member Hub



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