July 14, 2017 
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  #STOPCutsToClassrooms Campaign  

Join National PTA's new campaign, STOP Cuts to Classrooms!

Current levels of federal funding for education is an inadequate investment for our children!  Funding has remained at 2% of the federal budget for decades, despite the increase in public school enrollment and the rising cost of education resources and services.

So, what can you do?

1. Sign the petition to #STOPCutsToClassrooms!

2. Visit National PTA's #STOPCutsToClassrooms webpage to learn more!

3. Check out this Social Media Toolkit and plan to tweet and Facebook on Fridays from now until September 29 in support of our kids!

4. Spread the word about #STOPCutsToClassrooms with this campaign toolkit - PTA.org/stopcuts

  Make a difference. Inspire. Change lives.  

We can make a difference.
We can inspire.
We can change lives.
Together, we MUST support ALL children.

Your membership means so much to so many. Together, we will lead the way to make every child's potential a reality.

The NYS PTA 2017-18 Membership Year is NOW OPEN. Renew your membership or join NYS PTA today.

And if you need a reminder why this work is important, watch this video.

  Applications Available for $6,000 Private NY College Tuition Discount  

Enhanced Tuition Awards of up to $6,000 are now available for NY students enrolled in a private college in New York State.

Like the Excelsior Scholarships for SUNY/CUNY, Enhanced Tuition Awards will be phased in over three years, beginning for New Yorkers making up to $100,000 annually in the fall of 2017, increasing to $110,000 in 2018, and reaching $125,000 in 2019.

Is your private college participating? Find out here and read more about Enhanced Tuition Awards here.

And if your children are planning on attending SUNY/CUNY in the fall, a reminder that the application for the Excelsior Scholarship is now available.

  Parent Resources  

Free learn-to-swim classes now available at NY State Parks

Looking for money to pay college tuition? Researching early + meeting deadlines = scholarship success from Federal Student Aid

7 things I learned about caffeine and kids with ADHD via Understood.org

  Letter from the NYS Education Commissioner Elia  

Dear Parents,

I hope you and your children are enjoying your summer. In this note, I want to remind you of a few things happening while school is out: Summer Reading at New York Libraries and the Summer Food Service Program.

Click HERE to read more.

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As a NYS PTA member, you'll receive a $500 credit at closing on a Citizens Bank purchase or refinance mortgage loan. You can also save 0.125 percentage points off your mortgage interest rate with a Citizens Bank checking account. Find out more here.

Yubbler is a Back-to-School Supplies Program that donates 50% of the profits back to your PTA!

  • Pre-loaded grade lists allow parents to buy quickly
  • Free next day shipping to your home
  • Customize your order and only get what you need

All schools in New York can participate. Visit us at Yubbler.com/supplies to purchase school supplies.