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All Blog Posts Tagged 'involvement' (9)

Strategies for Student Success

Today I was asked about specific strategies that PTA units can use to support student success. Standard 3 of the PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships is supporting student success and is someting that many people struggle to implement. According to the National Standards, Goals, and Indicators for Family-School Partnerships, supporting student success occurs when "families and school staff continuously collaborate to support students' learning and healthy development both at…


Added by sherriwilson on October 24, 2011 at 9:43am — No Comments

My Friday Message to You!

Hello Friends!

I hope this email finds you all happy and healthy, it’s been a busy week here at National PTA, so let’s get right to it!

This week I spent a great deal of time preparing for the Take Your Family To School Week Grants. Have you talked to your local units yet? It’s never too early to start the application process, but it’s too late after October 28, ‘cause they close at 5:00 pm sharp! Thanks to the generous sponsorship of our National Partner AXA Foundation, we will…


Added by sherriwilson on October 7, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

Take Your Family To School Week Grants

National PTAs Take Your Family To School Week is celebrated each February to pay tribute to PTA's legacy of building family-school partnerships. Next year, PTA will celebrate PTA Take Your Family To School Week from February 12-18, 2012 with the purpose of expanding and enhancing family engagement in schools across the country.


National PTA offers grants to PTAs in good standing to implement programs tht engage families in the school community. These grants can be used to…


Added by sherriwilson on October 5, 2011 at 8:18am — No Comments

A reprint of last week's message to the Family Engagement Chairs (and everybody else!)

Hi Everyone!

Well, I’m wrapping up my second week here, and I hope all of you enjoy your jobs as much as I am enjoying mine! Thank you to those of you who have reached out to welcome me to National PTA. I am delighted to be here. I am surrounded by a fantastic group of hard working, very smart people and I’m really excited to be a part of that one voice for every child!

I wanted to remind you that the Take Your Family To School Week grants are open now! Please encourage all of your… Continue

Added by sherriwilson on October 3, 2011 at 7:14am — No Comments

Week Two! Is it too soon to say how much I love my job?

Hello friends!

So week two is nearly in the books. What have I learned? PTA staff are phenomonal! They work even harder than I'd imagined, and I had imagined they had worked pretty hard! I also learned that a lot of people out there are hungry for information and we need to find better ways to communicate effectively. I hope the Great Idea Bank takes off and we can use it as a forum to post information so I don't have to email all of you individually when something interesting is…


Added by sherriwilson on September 30, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Evolution of NCPIE

Hello Friends!

Let me start by saying, I had every intention of liveblogging the National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education meeting this morning, but the best laid plans...


Anyhow, here is a quick recap of what we covered! There were lots of interesting people in the room. Among the attendees was Rosie Kelly, former project officer for Parent Information and Resource Centers at the USDE. Now, Rosie is the team leader for the Magnet Schools program. When we…


Added by sherriwilson on September 28, 2011 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Hello Friends!

My name is Sherri Wilson and I am the new Senior Manager of Family Engagement in Education at National PTA. I've been involved in PTA since my oldest son (who is now 24) began Kindergarten. Over the years, I have served as President of a local unit, Chair of Communications on the state board and most recently Vice President of Programs for Alabama PTA. My professional career began when I started working as a Parent Advocate at a Parent Information and Resource Center when my youngest son…


Added by sherriwilson on September 27, 2011 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Three Steps Easy Steps to Improve Your School Fundraiser: Free E-Book

Another free e-book courtesy of Believe Kids. This time we've compiled three basic steps for ensuring that your school fundraiser is a success. Check it out, and feel free to download and distribute!

Three Steps to Improve…

Added by Believe Kids on July 22, 2010 at 3:51pm — No Comments

25 Tips for School Fundraising: Free E-Book

Just wanted to let everybody know that we published a free e-Book called "25 Tips and Ideas for Fundraising" on a couple weeks ago. As part of our commitment to education, we hope to publish more free documents for you in the coming weeks. Check it out here!


Added by Believe Kids on July 15, 2010 at 12:46pm — No Comments

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