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10:00am President's Webinar

Standards of Affiliation ( SOA) Days
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Community Service Event at "Festival of the Trees"

Standards of Affiliation Due
President's Webinar
2018 National PTA Advocacy Awards Deadline
Sibyl Collins Wilson ~ President, Michigan PTA
Join Sibyl Collins Wilson for the next
"President's Webinar"
November 4th
@ 10:00 am

Meet the President in person at the Southfield Public Library
join us virtually on your computer at 10:00am
RSVP To Attend to:
Mary Clegg, Director Michigan PTA

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Organizer: Sibyl Collins Wilson, President Michigan PTA

Subject: Michigan PTA President's Webinar

Date and Time 11/4/2017 10:00 AM US/Eastern (GMT-0400)

1.Dial In to the Conference(United States):(641) 715-0697

Access Code: 665351

2.Join Online Meeting: Online Meeting Link:

Online Meeting ID: director965

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November 6th@ 7:30pm
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PTA Audits & Budgets: 
November 15th @1:00pm
November 18th @ Noon

All Other S.O.A. - Q & A:
November 20th@7:30pm
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Michigan PTA Night at Little Caesars Arena!

Sunday, January 21 or Saturday, February 3

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Weekly Newsletter

Helping your child succeed- homework and assessments
We know that when parents are engaged in their child’s education, children are more likely to succeed. This engagement may take the form of volunteering at their school or even being involved at the district or state level. However, engagement usually starts at home. Personally monitoring and guiding your child’s education has a huge impact on academic success. Cultivating your child’s natural curiosity and focusing their efforts can prepare them for learning. By listening, discussing and encouraging, parents can improve their child’s academic self-esteem and instill value attached to learning.

What can you do at home?
Show your child that you think learning and education is importantSet a time and place to do homework and make sure to remove distractionsProvide supplies and resourcesEncourage early learningRead to your child every night and ask questions about what you have readPlay rhyming games and sing the alphabet songTeach your child to accomplish simple tasks like putting away toys or tying their shoesDetermine whether to help or not with homework-Talk about homework but do not do it for themHelp them understand the instructions and work through the first problem and then let them do it on their own. Getting started is often the hardest part.Monitor what your child is learning in schoolTalk to their teacher often to determine their progressEnsure they are attending classesHelp your child be mentally and emotionally ready for assessmentsEnsure your child is well restedPrepare a good, high protein, low carb meal for them to eatTalk to them about testingTests are a normal part of learning and can be important to your child’s futureIf children have a lot of test anxiety, remind them that this is just one measure of learning and tell them all the things they do well.Know what your child will be tested on Review the syllabus and talk to the teacher Study information on state assessments: Review information at 
Check out PTA’s Parent Guide for Student Success

Look at state practice test opportunities listed below:

M-STEP Sample Tests                                     
High School PSAT and SAT Samples             
MDE High School Assessment Page               
Great Schools Parent Guides                           
Learning Hero Parent Resources                                 
10 Tips For Parents                             

MIPTA Celebrating 100 Years in 2018!

Michigan PTA is celebrating it's Centennial in 2018!  Here's fun fact number 33 from Michigan PTA History:

33.  What was the theme of the 1933 Michigan Congress of Parents and Teachers 16th Annual Convention?
The conservation of children’s rights; a challenge to parents and teachers.


Clarification about credit card charges through MemberHub

There have been questions from those who are looking at the transaction reports in MemberHub and wondering if there is a mistake or are my transactions off in MemberHub by a few pennies? (This pertains to when a member goes in to pay for their membership through MemberHub or for any money transaction that is processed through MemberHub.) The answer is yes you are seeing a transaction that shows the allocation less than the 100% of money you expect and that difference is returned to you at the end of the cycle. You do receive all of your money. MemberHub and Heartland have a payor absorbed fee model. This model was selected to allow organizations to receive 100% of the money they are collecting and still offer the convenience of online payments to their members.
A current limitation in the Heartland software causes a rounding error when this fee model is used and there is a percentage and flat rate included.  Here is an example of what happens:

$10.00 Base +3.5% (35¢) + 50¢ =$10.85
$10.85 * 3.5% = 38¢ + 50¢ = 88¢
$10.85 – 88¢ = $9.97

When this payment is broken up for disbursement, the 3.5% is applied to the $10.85 which causes the 3.5% to be on a larger number so $.88 in fees are removed causing your deposit to be $9.97 instead of the full $10.00. Until Heartland releases a software upgrade in Summer 2018, all pennies will be batched, combined and deposited monthly into your account as a true up.

To read further information on this topic click the link below

Here's how to get Memberhub Help....
Please continue to submit your requests/help tickets to Not only do they want to assist you with any issues you may be having but they are looking into the feedback given, for potential updates to the system, that would be most beneficial to you.

Just click on the Help button in the lower right corner on your memberhub dashboard it looks like this:  
Then you'll see a chat box open and you can get help right away! 


Good standing documents upload link in MemberHub (990, budget, audit, bylaws) has been fixed.
If you have any difficulties with that upload link please email If you've already sent your good standing documents to the state office, we will make sure that gets logged into MemberHub.
View Memberhub Start Up Video Here
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