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April 14, 2017

It’s Spring Cleaning Time!

Lori Fontana, Membership Coordinator

The 2016-2017 school year may be in the last quarter, but we still have a list of things to do.

Click our latest Membership Matters email here for:

  • MEMBERSHIP AWARDS - New process this year!
  • Who is your +ONE?

Insurance Update

Dania Welch, Membership / Insurance Manager

Attention Presidents!

You should have received the Insurance Application/Invoice packet from AIM, our new insurance agency, this week.

Please sign all of the documents and return them, with your payment made payable to AIM, to the address provided. If you have any questions, please contact AIM directly. Read about the new insurance program including AIM contact information here.

You Can Help Address the Growing Mental Health Crisis Among Students

Join the conversation about the mental health issues impacting our students. Share everyday challenges with educators, parents, school staff and mental health professionals. Discuss what improvements can be made to identify and treat mental health issues. Learn what you can do to create solutions through training, partnerships and advocacy strategies that benefit schools, communities, students and families.

NYS PTA is a Cooperating Partner with the New York State School Boards Association for this critical summit. We hope that you will attend.

Saturday, May 20, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Express, Latham

Cost: $35
Pre-Registration Deadline is May 12, 2017

Click here for more info and to register.

Upcoming Award Deadlines

Family Engagement Award in Honor of Jami-Beth Knapp

This award will recognize an individual or group of individuals, who demonstrate innovative and unique strategies to encourage and involve parents as equal partners in their child’s education. Deadline: May 15

Family Engagement Award – Online Application Form

Family Engagement Award – Online Letter of Recommendation Form

Leadership Award In Honor of Jane Skrzypek

This NYS PTA award was established in 1991 to honor the memory of Jane Skrzypek. The purpose of this award is to recognize an outstanding leader in your PTA who, by his or her actions, inspires others to volunteer and assume leadership positions. Deadline: June 15

Application Leadership Award in Honor of Jane Skrzypek (fillable Word document)

Application Leadership Award in Honor of Jane Skrzypek (PDF document)

Teacher Fellowship For Graduate Study In Memory of Richard Gazzola

The Teacher Fellowship was established in 1961 to encourage excellent teachers to stay in the classroom by providing them opportunity to improve teaching skills, update professional knowledge, and expand professional perspectives. In 1992, the Fellowship was named to honor a “Master Teacher,” Richard Gazzola, who served on the New York State PTA Board of Directors for many years prior to his untimely death in 1991. Deadline: June 15

Teacher Fellowship for Graduate Study application (fillable Word)

Teacher Fellowship for Graduate Study application (PDF)

SLC Save the Date!

Carol Raymond, Operations/Events Manager

Summer Leadership Conference | July 21-23, 2017, Utica College

Utica College is a casual, relaxing and scenic environment where PTA members from around the state can network with state PTA leaders and one another, and expand leadership skills.

Past attendees have found the information interesting, useful, motivational and supportive. It is also a great opportunity to meet new PTA friends and share ideas.

Online registration for this event will be ready in early May.

This year we are looking to the future of PTA! Save the date to join us and learn how you can take your PTA unit to new and exciting places.



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