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…Continue
Added by sherriwilson on October 24, 2011 at 9:43am — No Comments
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
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by sherriwilson on September 30, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by sherriwilson on September 28, 2011 at 3:09pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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