Save the Date, January 25-26, 2020

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OUR FAMOUS, SUMMER LEADERSHIP TRAINING...COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

Virginia PTA leaders are coming to you for a day of LEADERSHIP TRAINING, TABLE TALKS, and NETWORKING - designed to help you better understand the business of PTA and to grow your leadership skills.

We are offering these training in four areas of the state - Central, Hampton Roads, Northern, and Roanoke - we want to make sure ALL our PTAs get a chance to attend these incredible trainings.

You can register for one or ALL of the training!  Each training will offer the same basic offerings. Check out each date to see which is best suited for you!

Take a minute to review the workshops, schedule and register today!

Dates:
July 13 - Southwest Virginia (Roanoke) - Northside High School
July 20 - Central Virginia (Richmond/Chesterfield) - Atlee High School
July 27 - Northern Virginia (Woodbridge/Prince William County) - Westridge Elementary School
August 3 - Hampton Roads/Tidewater (Peninsula/Southside) - Gildersleeve Middle School

Join the conversation by ‘Telling Your Story:  Advocate the PTA Way’

As a parent or caregiver, as soon as you speak to a teacher or administrator about a concern, you have become an advocate for your student. Join this workshop to learn about concerns parents have across the Commonwealth and ways that we can make positive changes for our students.

Key to asking for change is knowing where to get the data and how to use it. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires your school district and state to release a school report card every year. The report cards include important information about school environment, student demographics and academic performance on the state, local and school level. Although the reports need to be accessible to every parent, the information doesn’t always speak for itself.

That’s where YOU come in. Getting familiar with this information can help you turn these reports into results for your child’s school. Furthermore, Virginia PTA is committed to helping parents understand, interpret and advocate for meaningful, understandable and transparent education information.

This summer, our Advocacy training workshop will include a special focus on using reports to advocate for the change you want to see in your schools. Join the conversation by attending our Telling Your Story:  Advocate the PTA Way workshop.

For the course description:
RT 204: TELLING YOUR STORY:  ADVOCATE THE PTA WAY
This advocacy workshop focuses on using personal stories coupled with school report card data to advocate for meaningful change in your schools and across the Commonwealth, creating a larger grassroots network and working with elected officials to work to achieve PTA’s mission.

 

Vendor/Sponsor Information

Summer Leadership Training (known as SLT) is an annual event designed to provide training and programs to all local PTA members, helping them to establish grassroots advocacy in their schools and preparing them to be key leaders in their education community. Held on a school campus, Summer Leadership is casual and fun.

Attending summer training is a fantastic way to learn the essentials for any officer or committee chair position in your local PTA!

If you are prospective or returning vendor or sponsor, please click here to download the pdf 2019 Sponsorship Agreement & Vendor Application. (486 KB)

 

PTA Day at the General Assembly 2019

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There were great investments made in K-12 education this session. Teacher salaries were increased and bills were passed that support school safety, dyslexia testing, military family registration, the e-cigarette epidemic and control of the local school calendar. While there was a modest increase in school counselor funding, there is still work to be done to modernize the Standards of Quality funding formulas and fund full unified mental health teams. Funding also fails to fully address the deterioration of aging school buildings across the state and renovations needed to provide safe environments equipped to support 21st century learning.

pdf Download the Re-Cap Here (302 KB)

VAPTA State Conference

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Workshop Materials

We continue to keep registration costs down and reduce our carbon footprint with the 2014 Annual Conference. Available workshop materials are linked below. Please download any materials desired.

Boot Camps, Thursday 6:00-9:00 PM

Session 1 Friday, 10:15-11:30 AM

Session 2 Friday, 1:00-2:15 PM

Session 3 Friday, 2:30-4:00 PM

Session 4 Friday, 4:15-5:30 PM

Session 5 Saturday, (Roundtable Sessions) 8:00-9:15 AM

Dialogue not Presentations

Session 6 Saturday, 1:45-3:00 PM

2015 Virginia PTA Annual Conference
Workshop Materials

We continue to keep registration costs down and reduce our carbon footprint with the 2015 Annual Conference. Available workshop materials are linked below. Please download any materials desired.

Boot Camps, Thursday 6:00-9:00 PM

Session 1 Friday, 10:15-11:30 AM

Session 2 Friday, 3:15-4:30 PM

Session 3 Friday, 4:45-6:00 PM

Session 4 Saturday, 8:00-9:15 AM

Session 5 Saturday, (Roundtable Sessions) 12:15-1:15 PM

Session 6 Saturday, 1:45-3:00 PM

2018 PTA Day at the General Assembly

January 29, 2018

 

Prior to visiting with your elected officials, please plan on stopping by Meriwether’s Market, located on the 3rd Floor of the SunTrust Center, 919 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219. Doors open at 7 a.m.   We will have Virginia PTA Day materials from 8 a.m. to Noon, a coffee and Danish at our greeting area conveniently located across from the General Assembly.

Questions: advocacy@vapta.org

2019-2020 Reflections Deadlines

Deadlines for the 2019-20 school year will be posted as soon as available (usually in the fall). Units served by a Council submit to the Council. PTAs not served by Councils, submit to the District. If your Council or District does not appear on the list, please contact your District Director.

Councils:

  • Alexandria 
      Drop Off Date / Time: November 6, 2019 (time TBD) 
      Drop Off Location:TBD
      Contact Person: Cathy Petrini, alexandriaptareflections@gmail.com 
  • Arlington 
      Drop Off Date / Time: November 6, 2019, Any time of the Day
      Location: Bin on front porch of 4810 26th St, N., Arlington
      Contact Person: April Maddox, ccptareflections@gmail.com
  • Bedford County - November 13 
      Location: Forest MS, 100 Ashwood Dr, Forest
      Contact: Stella Osborne, sosborne@bedford.k12.va.us 
  • Botetourt County 
  • Chesapeake
      Drop Off Date(s)/Time(s): November 8
      Location: A Place for Girls, 912 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake 23322
  • Chesterfield County -
      Drop Off Date(s) / Time(s): November 11, 5PM - 7:30PM
      Location: CTC @ Hull Street
  • Fairfax County 
      Drop Off Date(s)/Time(s): October 31 and November 1, times TBD
      Drop Off Location: Room 1180, FCPS Gatehouse Ctr, Falls Church
      Contact Person: Denise Bolton, reflections@fccpta.org
  • Goochland County 
  • Hampton -
      Drop Off Date(s) / Time(s): November 7, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      Location: SAC Conference Room
  • Hanover County -
      Drop Off Date(s)/ Times(s): November 15, by 3PM
      Location: Stonewall MS
  • Henrico County - 
      Drop Off Date(s)/Times(s)/Location(s): November 19, 6:30PM - 8:30PM - Varina Library & Tuckahoe Library
                                                                    November 21, 6:30PM - 8:30PM - Twin Hickory Library
  • Newport News
      Drop Off Date / Drop Off Time: November 14, Deer Park ES
  • Norfolk 
      Drop Off Date/ Time/ Location 1: Dec 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Broad Creek branch library, 1425 Norchester Ave
      Drop Off date/ Time/ Location 2: Dec. 3 from Noon – 3 p.m. at Lafayette branch library, 1610 Cromwell Drive
  • Portsmouth  - November 22, 2019
  • Roanoke Central - November 15 
      Location: Fallon Park ES, 502 19th St SE, Roanoke
      Contact: Nikki Mitchem, nmitchem@rcps.info 
  • Roanoke County - November 15
      Location: Roanoke County Schools Public Administration Bldg
      Contact: Chuck Lionberger, clionberger@rcps.us 
  • Salem City - November 15 
      Location: South Salem ES, 1600 Carolyn Rd, Salem
      Contact: Teresa Sizemore, tes129@gmail.com 
  • Virginia Beach - November 14, 2019
  • Williamsburg/James City  -Friday, November 15th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.,
    Barnes & Noble Cafe, New Town
    Contact:  Karen Peterson, kedpeterson@gmail.com
  • York County - November 1, 2019
      Location: School Board Office, 302 Dare Road, Yorktown 23692
      Contact: Pam Abercrombie, abercrombieph@gmail.com 

Districts:

  • Big Walker - ***
  • Blue Ridge - ***
  • Dan River - ***
  • Eastern Shore - December 13, 2019 (No specific time or location)
      Contact: Joy Phillips, eastern_shoredd@vapta.org 
  • Fredericksburg - December 13 6:00 pm at Wegmans
  • Holston - ***
  • Hunt - December 2 2019 - 11 AM
               Wegmans (101 Crosstrail Blvd, Leesburg, VA 20175
               Contact: Marlene Chiasson - Reflections@huntdistrictpta.org
  • James River - TBD
  • Lynchburg - ***
  • Natural Bridge- ***
  • Natural Tunnell - ***
  • Northern Virginia - Council Submission to District
        Drop Off Date(s)/Time(s): December 6, 2019 11am - 5pm (by appointment)
        Drop Off Location: Room 3050-51, FCPS Gatehouse Center, Falls Church
        District Contact Person: Cathy Petrini, reflections@novadistrictpta.org     
  • Parkway - ***
  • Patriot - November 15
  • Peninsula - Friday, December 13,  Location TBD
  • Rappahannock Valley - ***
  • Richmond - January 3
  • Roanoke - December 13
    Roanoke County Schools Administration Bldg
    5937 Cove Road, Roanoke 24019
  • Shenandoah - ***
  • Southeastern - December 14, 2019 at Russell Memorial Library, 10AM - 12PM
  • Tidewater - December 13, 2019

***Please send 1st place entries and student participation form for each piece with a Local Unit Registration Form by Wednesday, December 11, 2019 to the Virginia PTA Reflections Chair, 1027 Wilmer Ave, Richmond, VA 23227.

Postage/shipping will be reimbursed with provision of receipt. Mail receipt to same address with note indicating name/address of individual to reimburse or you can scan/email receipt to Extension Chair.

 

 

2018 Virtual Exhibit Hall

These Sponsors and Exhibitors are supporters of Virginia PTA's 2018 Annual Meeting & Advocacy Conference. They support Virginia PTAs year round, so click the logos to find out more about each one.

SPONSORS

It’s never too late or too soon to start saving for higher education for yourself or anyone you know.  Virginia529℠ offers affordable, flexible, tax-advantaged savings options for qualified higher education expenses through its three programs – Virginia529 prepaid529℠, invest529℠, and CollegeAmerica ®. Pursue your dreams at any stage in life or help a loved one reach theirs by saving with Virginia529.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  In fact, it’s the reason we play.  We generate more than $1.6 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools.  Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Virginia Lottery generated a record $588 million for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2016. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Founded in 1989, Association Insurance Management (AIM) focuses on creating and maintaining quality insurance programs for educationally-based non-profit associations.

 

WATCH D.O.G.S. is a one-of-a-kind, school-based father involvement program that works to support education and safety.

EXHIBITORS

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Art of Problem Solving offers advanced math and language arts enrichment instruction

after school, on weekends, and summer camps for grades 2-12

EPI is the leader in pre-packaged and bulk school supply programs, as well as custom

apparel.  We offer quality products and a low-price guarantee.

Contact us for more information.

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