Mid-Year LeaderPalooza on Saturday, January 31
The Council Board will be hosting a variety of workshops for local PTA leaders from 9-11 a.m. at Naaman Forest High School at the end of the month.
The workshops are being offered in response to numerous requests from locals. So, if now that you've got a little experience under your belt, but have discovered topics you need advice on, here's your chance to get those answers.
With the need for nominating committees to begin preparations for 2015-16 Board elections rapidly approaching, this is also a good opportunity for individuals considering a given role a chance to learn more about what the job entails. (If we can explain the basics in less than two hours, it's gotta be doable, right?)
Dues are Past Due!
If you have not yet submitted dues to Texas PTA for your members or have not yet submitted your $50 Council PTA dues, please do so ASAP!
PTA Schools of Excellence Honored at GISD Board meeting
Pat Mullins, Family Engagement Facilitator, coordinated a reception on Tuesday, October 14 for the schools that earned "National PTA School of Excellence" designations. read more
SAVE THE DATE!
LAUNCH: Summer Seminar will be at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas - July 17 – 19th. Registration info will be available on the Texas PTA website in January.
Editor's note: This is an AWESOME opportunity for your local PTA leadership to get all sorts of training in one place, as well as network with fellow PTA leaders from around the state. I did not really believe it until I experienced it for myself - but now I am definitely a proponent of the time and expense involved.
Foundations: Leader Orientation
All new Board members are required to complete this leadership training. To make it easier for individuals to get the training at their convenience, Texas PTA has made it available on their website, www.txpta.org. However, be forewarned that finding it on the site is challenging.
(1) Go to www.TXPTA.org
(2) Log in using the 2014-15 login/password (included with your membership card)
(3) Click on Intranet Home in upper right section of page
(4) Choose View Member Area from left side menu buttons
(5) Choose Notebook from left side menu. This is the online training portal.
A council board member who was planning to do the online training reported that you may run into issues with your browser while trying to access the training. If you have more than one browser installed on your computer and have problems, you may wish to try an alternative browser. Examples of browsers include Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome.