May 19, 2018 Minnesota PTA Convention & Expo
Announcement from the MN PTA Board of Directors,
The Minnesota PTA Convention has been RESCHEDULED for Saturday, MAY 19!
NEW LOCATION: We will be hosting our annual convention at the TIES building in St. Paul, located at the intersection of Snelling and Larpenteur Avenues. We will have an announcement as soon as the details have been finalized. Thank you for your continued support.
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Deadline Extended for 2018 Scholarship Program
Applications are still being accepted for the Minnesota PTA Scholarship.
Three scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to high school seniors who will be entering the field of education at a Minnesota College or University. The scholarships will be awarded based on academic ability, financial need, community service, and essay response. Only high school students attending a high school with an active PTA, or have purchased a membership with the Minnesota PTA ($15), are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
All applications must be postmarked no later than April 27th, 2018. Click here for more information or to download an application.
Come for a great family event as we cheer on the Minnesota United FC as they take on the San Jose Earthquakes at 1pm. Tickets are only $20 each and it’s a fantastic way to spend time with your family and your PTA family! All are welcome, so reserve any amount.. 5, 10, 20 seats if you like! Reserve your seats now and take part in the halftime high five. This is an amazing experience you don’t want to miss! We will see you there with SCARVES UP! GO LOONS!
“Our mission—to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children—is a belief that touches the lives of over 16.5 million students every day.” Annual report viewed here.
Minnesota PTA Recognized as a “Friend of Bloomington Public Schools”
On Monday, December 14, Minnesota PTA was recognized by the Bloomington School Board as a “Friend of Bloomington Public Schools.” Friends of BPS are “businesses, organizations, faith communities and individuals who partner with [BPS] to provide educational opportunities and support to [their] students.”
The “Outstanding Interpretation” winners have already been prepared and advanced to the next level of competition in Alexandria, VA. where our National PTA office is located. All 50 states and foreign country PTA’s are now being judged at the national competition. So GOOD LUCK to our Minnesota Outstanding winners at the 2018 National PTA Reflections competition!
The Reflections program is a great opportunity to get students involved in more cultural arts opportunities and for parents and families to get involved with PTA events at your school. Browse the checklist and get ready to host Reflections in your school!