So this is it. The start of a new year! In just a few days, all our schools in Virginia will be back in session and PTA's will be in full swing. A couple of things to think about over the next few weeks:

Remember that Virginia PTA is rolling out a membership database platform right now. This adds joining options and changes the way we work together. Plus, it will help our membership association stay in better contact with our members - and effective communication is one of the keys to effective advocacy! For more information about the database, click here

Speaking of advocacy, we have state and local elections coming up in November. It's time to start thinking about hosting a candidate forum where you can have important conversations with candidates about their role and intentions in supporting and fully funding our public schools. For more information about candidate forums, click here.      

And lastly, remember Virginia PTA is here for you! Our council and district leaders are well-trained and eager to help keep you focused, build membership and engage all our members in the mission of PTA. Please check our website for news and important information.  If you're not sure of your district, you can contact us or use this link to find it.

Let's stay in touch. You can reach me at president@vapta.org. Let me know what great things are happening in your PTA and what we can do better. Like us on Facebook, send us pics and ideas so we can share them - communication builds a strong PTA family! Best of luck to our students, teachers and families this school year!

Engage.  Empower.  Advocate.

Let's do this...

Sarah Gross

Virginia PTA 2017 - 2019