Back to School Packets Mailed to Schools Mid-August
Everything you need to start the 2018-2019 school year will be mailed to PTA school addresses soon. Please check with your school office staff prior to the first day of school, if possible. The contents will also be posted on this website.
During the month of August, feel free to reach out to us for ideas for promoting PTA at your back-to-school events. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Universal Bylaws Adopted
An improvement for PTA units in Minnesota
Something new for PTAs in 2018-2019: Universal bylaws will replace all individual unit bylaws, making it easier to maintain “good standing” for our PTA units. Standing Rules will also be utilized, which is a new concept to most of our PTAs. They provide process and details not contained in the bylaws, and are customizable. Watch the website for more details on the implementation timeline. To read more about this change, click here.
“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!