July 29, 2017 
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  Impact Tomorrow, Join Today! New NYS PTA Membership Theme and Logo!  

The NYS PTA Membership Year is NOW OPEN

Renew your membership or join NYS PTA Today!

When we JOIN together, our voices will be heard, and our IMPACT will change the future for every child.

Be a Part of Change and Take Action
NYS PTA is the 3rd largest State PTA nationally!

A strong membership base is vital to the success of the PTA mission to advocate for all children. When you become a member of NYS PTA, you will have a built-in support system of nearly 300,000 like-minded advocates. We welcome the opportunity to reflect, embrace and unite in our diversity.

Please committ yourself to advocate for every child with one voice
by becoming a member today!

Coming soon:

  1. PTA Membership/Marketing Toolkit - designed to support units by providing easy to use resources for turnkey membership drives, updated membership forms, infographics, and other marketing materials to promote your PTA!
  2. Statewide Membership Phone-a-thon - On September 5, PTA leaders across the state will reach out to past and potential  members with multiple forms of communication - phone calls, texts, emails and social media!  Watch for up-to-date info on membership growth on www.nyspta.org and social media!   We encourage all members and units to reach out to your past and potential members to ask for their support. Invest in our future today!
Unit and Region Leaders, please embrace the new lego and theme and include on membership materials!
  E-Cigarettes Banned on All School Grounds in New York!  

On July 25, 2017, Governor Cuomo signed legislation, S.750 (Ritchie)/A.611 (Rosenthal), which bans the use of electronic cigarettes on all public and private school grounds in New York.

"This is a huge win for New York's students, as we know the dangerous effects of the use and second-hand exposure to e-cigarettes," offered NYS PTA President Gracemarie Rozea. "NYS PTA members fiercely advocated on this issue, and on including e-cigarettes in the Clean Indoor Air Act, and we are thrilled this legislation is now law."

See HERE for a press release on this issue.

  SAVE THE DATE! November 3-5 in Niagara Falls for the 121st Annual NYS PTA Convention  

NYS PTA is Leading the Way to Niagara Falls!
Join fellow education advocates, parents, caregivers and educators for the
121st Annual NYS PTA Convention
November 3-5, 2017 in Niagara Falls, NY!

Need a reason to come? Watch THIS VIDEO for why!

  Hundreds of NYS PTA Members Attend Summer Leadership!  

Hundreds of NYS PTA members attended a critical Leadership Conference at Utica College, as they continue their mission to make every child's potential a reality.

"The Summer Leadership Conference brings parents, caregivers and educators from around the state together, to tackle the challenges facing our schools and communities and to celebrate successes," said NYS PTA President Gracemarie Rozea. "We are especially thankful to our members in attendance for giving up their time to 'Lead the Way' to support ALL children."

Keynote presentations focused on information from the NYS Office of Mentoring and discussion of the Citizen Preparedness Corps. Further, 37 workshops included training on supporting children with special needs, combating the heroin and opioid crisis, school aid and family engagement.

One of the highlights was a service project coordinated by NYS PTA Youth Members, who proudly collected hundreds of shoes and sneakers for the Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency.

You can view more information on the Summer Leadership Conference HERE.

See HERE for a Storify about the Summer Leadership Conference.

  You Can Help #STOPCutsToClassrooms  

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

Federal funding levels for education have remained at 2% of the federal budget for decades, despite increases in enrollment and cost of programs and services for students.

How can you help?

1. Sign the petition to #STOPCutsToClassrooms

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

3. Check out this Social Media Toolkit 

4. Spread the word with THIS campaign toolkit

  National PTA Needs Your Input on Advocacy Skills Training  

National PTA is working to develop new advocacy skills trainings and they want to know what you'd like to see!

Consider taking THIS survey before August 15 to ensure that new resources and trainings reflect what you'd find most helpful.

  Parent Resources  

6 ways to adjust your kid's attitude without losing your mind from All Pro Dad

Check out this toolkit designed to help you organize a bookdrive with a team or solo from United We Serve

From now until August 24, the Perseid meteor shower is one of the brightest and most prolific of the year from Popular Mechanics

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Discounts from Ticket Monster Perks (registration required to receive discounts)

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.