Teacher Appreciation Week is here!

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and the Thank a Teacher campaign is going strong. We’ve partnered again with the Virginia Lottery to achieve one goal: sending thank-you notes to as many Virginia public school teachers as possible.

Thank a teacher today – visit www.thankateacherva.com to send a digital thank-you note! While you’re at it, please remind parents, students and anyone who knows a deserving teacher that they can do the same. You can send the notes through midnight on Friday, May 10.

Teachers who receive a thank-you note can enter for a chance to win one of two Virginia vacation packages courtesy of the Virginia Tourism Corporation. All PTAs that participate will receive Virginia Lottery Scratchers along with their notecards.

For more information, visit www.thankateacherva.com. Thank you for supporting the Thank a Teacher campaign – and for recognizing our hardworking public school teachers!

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Virginia PTA Seeks Committee Members

Virginia PTA seeks interested members to join our effort to engage families and advocate for all children of the Commonwealth. If you are interested in serving on a committee  as a Chair or a Member-at-Large, please complete this document documentation (56 KB) and submit to nominations@vapta.org. Committees include but are not limited to:

  • Advocacy- Works to develop advocacy across the Commonwealth  (committee members only)
  • Bylaws- Works to not only approving local units' bylaws but also seeks areas where the bylaws can be improved. (committee members only)
  • Communication- Works to ensure that content relevant to our association is shared with our local units. (committee members only)
  • Family Engagement- Works to develop programs that enhance family engagement in our schools and community. Also promotes programs such as Volunteer of the Year and Family Engagement awards. (committee members only)
  • Growth and Development- Works to charter new local units and acts as an intermediary in those areas without district leadership. (Chair and committee members only)
  • Health & Safety- Works to promote healthy lifestyle solutions to our local units and assists with the Power Plates Program. (Chair and committee members only)
  • Membership- Works to promote Membership. (Chair and committee members only)
  • Nominations- Works to seek out qualified candidates to serve as an elected officer or Committee Chair on the Virginia PTA Board of Directors.
  • Reflections-  Works to promote the Reflections program across the Commonwealth and potentially serve as judges for select categories. (committee members only)