First meeting of 2014-15
As former "newbies" ourselves, the members of the Council Board are well aware of the anxiety that can accompany taking on a leadership role within your local PTA. That's why we will be offering our annual officer and chairman training session - aka Leaderpalooza - to give your local PTA a one-stop opportunity to gain tips and tricks to successfully filling your role this year.
Breakout sessions include workshops for:
Come join us at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 13 at Lakeview Centennial High School, located at 3505 Hayman Road. The school is near I-30/Broadway.
34 GISD schools earn National PTA School of Excellence
National PTA School of Excellence is a recognition program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. At a National PTA School of Excellence, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and PTA is a key partner for continuous school improvement.
The path to excellence starts with a joint commitment of PTA and school leaders to work together to achieve PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships. Through the School of Excellence program, the PTA and school will gain new ways to engage families in school decision-making, such as improvements to programs, practices and policies related to education, health, safety or the arts.
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.
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