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Back to School Packets Mailed to Schools this Week
Everything you need to start the 2018-2019 school year should be at your school very soon. Please check with your school office staff for our large white envelope. The unboxing of the contents can be seen on Facebook!
Feel free to reach out to us for ideas to help promote PTA at your back-to-school events. We hope you have an enjoyable school year!
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The National PTA Reflections program, in its 50th year, is a wonderful way for PTA schools to encourage students to create and submit original works of art in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Especially at schools where art is not part of the curriculum, Reflections allows an opportunity to showcase the many talented budding artists out there!
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.
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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!