Alabama PTA Welcomes You!
Congratulations to all of our Outstanding Educators, Family Partner Award Recipients, and Reflections Winners. Job well done.
Congratulations to our new Executive Committee!
Tanya Campbell(Secretary), Donna McCurry(Treasurer), Andrea Price(VP Legislation), Donna Thomas(VP Membership), Pam Berry(VP Programs), Marvin Lucas(VP of Leadership), & Becky Vansant( ALPTA President)
Free Access to Colonial Williamsburg's Online Field Trip, "Founders or Traitors"
Colonial Williamsburg is offering an electronic online field trip called, “Founders or Traitors” as a gift to the nation. Free access will be available to registrants for one year, beginning May 1, 2013. This online field trip provides teachers with unique resources to engage students in the study of citizenship and the values that shaped our nation.
“Founders or Traitors” explores the later part of 1776, which were “the times that try men’s souls.” Join Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge as they meet with British admiral Lord Howe, hoping to end the American rebellion peacefully. Meet the signers of the Declaration of Independence and discover the risks they took. Register Now at http://giftnation.history.or
National PTA announces Healthy Lifestyle grants. To learn more or apply please click on this link. Good-Luck!
Believe, Dream, Inspire
The theme for PTA’s 2013–14 Reflections Program is Believe, Dream, Inspire. This theme was submitted through the Reflections Theme Search Contest by Julie Lampert of Waverly Park PTA, located in East Rockaway, New York.
“My Inspiration for the theme came from my experience in competitive sports. I hope that students across the country will strive to make their dreams become a reality,” Julie writes.
Each fall, thousands of students submit concepts for a future Reflections theme to their State PTA organizations. Your State PTA will select five themes to submit to the National PTA for consideration in the 2015–16 National PTA Reflections theme contest.
Complete an entry form and submit your concept according to your state PTA’s guidelines. All entry forms and information is available under the FYI tab of our website.
2013 National Convention
Join us June 20-23, 2013 at the 117th Annual National PTA Convention & Exhibition in Cincinnati, Ohio where more than 1,000 attendees—representing every U.S. state PTA congress—gather to learn, network and become re-energized as volunteer advocates for all children. National PTA will be proposing bylaw changes. Please click on the link below for information.
New Officer Forms for local units and councils available now!
May 27 - Memorial Day
Memorial Day is typically celebrated with barbecues and outdoor family fun, but let’s make sure to take a moment to remember and honor the sacrifices of our fallen military heroes. The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. We've put together this list of resources for your classroom:
The Meaning of Memorial Day (2012) - Time for Kids
Activity: Share Your Message through USO
We have added a Exercise and Healthy Eating board to Pinterest. Find great sites and activities to help you and your students be fit and healthy.
The Alabama PTA is the strongest statewide organization working exclusively on behalf of children and youth. Founded in 1911, Alabama PTA's primary objective is to strengthen the family unit through parent involvement.