August 19, 2016 
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  New Member Email!  

NYS PTA is excited to be offering our members this new email every other week, with relevant information for parents, educators and families.

We are having a contest to Name This Email! Put your brainstorming hat on, and submit your idea to name this new Member Email to by September 2, 2016.

The NYS PTA Executive Committee will pick one winner, who will have serious bragging rights and receive a bit of NYS PTA swag, too!

  Advocacy Newsbriefs  

The NYS PTA Advocacy Team is pleased to release this month's Advocacy Newsbriefs, which can be read here.

Also, check out this year-round Advocacy Calendar with suggested action items members and units can take!

Other Advocacy Newsbriefs highlights include:

Nassau Region works on e-cigarette concerns

Information on the Every Student Succeeds Acts and release of questions from the grades 3-8 Math/ELA state assessments

Make sure you are following @NYSPTA on Twitter and like the NYS PTA Facebook Page.

  Annual Convention  

Register now! Join NYS PTA at the 120th New York State PTA Annual Convention in Saratoga Springs, New York, November 11-13, 2016.

Convention is an exciting event where PTA representatives from all over the state join together to focus on improving the education, health and well-being of children. ONLINE REGISTERATION IS NOW LIVE!

  Membership Matters!  

News Flash!

A new Online Membership Portal will go live September 1. You can register yourself or your entire family in just one easy online transaction, 24/7, at no additional charge. Be on the lookout for information coming from your PTA when school begins.

  Email Listserv from the State Education Department  

The State Education Department (SED) has begun a new parent email listserv. By subscribing to this listserv, you will receive SED's monthly newsletter and other updates.

Please check below for directions to sign up for this listserv:

Send an email message to: LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NYSED.GOV

The body of your message must read: SUBSCRIBE PARENTS

You will receive an email confirming your subscription

(Please don't reply to this email; you won't be subscribed.)

  Articles for Families  

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Ways to Fill the Financial Aid Gap for Higher Ed Costs

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