MN PTA State Reflections reception and ceremony honoring 2019 Reflections was held in Winona at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts on May 18.
Congratulations to this year’s program winners and all participants. And congratulations to National PTA Reflections award winners Cassandra Bolster (Park Rapids) and Hadley Schuer (Olson Elementary, Bloomington).
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.
“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.”