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New York State PTA

One Wembley Court
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518.452.8808
Toll Free: 1.877.569.7782
Fax: 518.452.8105

Email: pta.office@nyspta.org

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From its inception as the first state branch of the National PTA formed in 1897, New York State PTA's long-held commitment to advocacy has been the fire within.


ADVOCACY NEWS HEADLINES

Membership Month Proclamation

Membership Month ProclamationSeptember 2014 is PTA Membership Month in New York State. Acknowledging the roots of the National PTA in the state, and our 116 years of service by our members, the declaration (linked to below) recognizes the efforts of the New York State PTA on behalf of all children and youth.

Units can proudly share and display this proclamation as they reach out to parents, teachers and the community to ask for their support of PTA by becoming members and carrying the card that counts.

Click here for the proclamation.

Registration for the NYS PTA 118th Annual Convention is Now Open!

Don’t wait! Register Today!

You can access the online registration, registration packet, resolutions packet and all other information concerning the upcoming convention by clicking HERE!

NYS PTA Summer Leadership Conference WAS A HOMERUN!

Attendees left feeling informed, connected and energized to hit it out of the park for the 2014-15 school year!

Thank you to all our Umps, coaches and team members for a successful event!

To view a video of events from the NYS PTA Summer Leadership Conference 2014, click on the arrow below or click here if viewing from and iPad or iPhone.

Hear Our VOICE: It's Time to STAND UP Taller!

Dear Members,

Over the past several months, NYSPTA members have fought the good fight to let our elected officials know how to prioritize our concerns for public education. In just the past three weeks, you have sent more than 6,200 messages to legislators through our website, as well as made innumerable phone calls to communicate our message.

It has made a difference, but there is still more to do. Click here to find out what you need to do so that they Hear Our VOICE!

Membership - A Reminder to All Units

Final Membership payments and returned cards are past due. Payments were due 3/31. If you have not mailed in your payment or returned your cards, please do so immediately. Thank you for your recruitment efforts this membership year! Please send all payments to:

New York State PTA

One Wembley Court

Albany, NY  12205-3830

Remember that TWO signatures are required on all PTA checks and that any members not paid for by the deadline will not count towards Membership Awards!

NYS PTA Legislation/Education Conference Was a Great Success!

Thank you to everyone who helped put on this great event and to all of the attendees!!!! This was a most informative conference – now it's time to do what we do best, ADVOCATE!

To view a video of events from the NYS PTA Leg/Ed Conference 2014, click on the arrow below or click here if viewing from and iPad or iPhone.

Looking for Information about the Common Core Learning Standards?

The Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) video below has been provided by NYS PTA and is narrated by NYS PTA Education Coordinator, Dr. Bob Aloise.  Feel free to share this video with your region, unit and members.

NYSPTA NewCCLS Video from New York State PTA on Vimeo.

Membership - A Reminder to All Units

All final 2014 membership payments are due to the NYS PTA Office by March 31st.  To ensure that your payment is received in the office by the deadline, we are recommending that you mail the payment before March 25th!  Please send all payments to:

New York State PTA

One Wembley Court

Albany, NY  12205-3830

Remember that TWO signatures are required on all PTA checks and that any members not paid for by the deadline will not count towards Membership Awards!

VIRTUAL LOBBY DAY Is Here

Send our PTA messages to Albany:  School Funding to Support Needs, Build Ideals/Early Childhood Education.  Click here to Take Action!

Message to our Members: Hear Our Voice

We are offering a new campaign CORE to take with you to the upcoming SED forums: Value input from parents; Order a one-year delay; Implement first, test second; Create improved, flexible testing; Expand professional development. You will notice that these five key points spell out the word VOICE; this is intentional.

Our PTA VOICE must be heard and easy to remember. We stand for sensible measures that will help all children and families realize the promise of the Common Core standards. Click here for more information. (Click here to go directly to the Talking Points.)

 
 

From its inception as the first state branch of the National PTA formed in 1897, New York State PTA’s long-held commitment to advocacy has been the fire within. Ignited by the efforts of a very small group of mothers gathered in Chautauqua, N.Y., today’s more than 346,000 members continue to raise their voices to speak up for children. Together we work for a common purpose: to secure adequate laws, regulations and policies for the care and protection of children and youth. To achieve this objective PTA advocates bring critical issues that affect the education, health and welfare of children and youth before the public, policy makers and elected officials. Connecting our more than 1500 grass-root units and councils, 16 regions, the state Board of Directors and National PTA is the shared belief that:

“Advocacy is at the heart of PTA's mission and vision. Taking action provides both parents and PTA leaders with the resources to become more involved with their community at home and their community across the nation.”

Excerpted from National PTA website: http://www.pta.org/take_action.asp

It is our hope that PTA members and advocacy partners will use this site to learn about New York State PTA's current basic policy, positions, directives, issues and advocacy efforts and link these to their own advocacy efforts at the grassroots level. To receive important action alerts and messages, sign up for Capwiz, our electronic advocacy system.

While we speak for every child with one voice, the more voices the louder the chorus! Join us to keep the advocacy flame burning and sustain the legacy of that first small group of women in upstate NY. In doing so, we will realize our vision: to make New York State PTA the premier association for advocacy and parent involvement association for all children!

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