November 27, 2017 
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  #GivingTuesday, We Need YOU  

During this holiday time, we thank you for all YOU do to support children. We kindly ask you for your help to continue to support EVERY child with ONE voice here in New York.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to NYS PTA.

And if you haven't joined us yet, we hope we can count on you again to join us this school year.

There is a lot to celebrate at NYS PTA, and we really need your help to continue the great programs and services we offer to New York's children, families and schools.

· We've launched a new website, with a new special education section, a new family engagement section, and new parent resources!
· Advocacy is at an all time high with state-wide wins like the ban on e-cigarettes on school grounds!
· Programs like Reflections and Pick a Reading Partner remain critical to our mission!
· We've launched two new initiatives to expand supports for members and children: (1) Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Caucus and (2) LGBTQ Caucus.

If you can support our mission with at least a $25 donation, you'll receive a token of our appreciation in the mail!

We hope we can count on you to help make every child's potential a reality, especially during this holiday season.

  Save the Date - NYS PTA Leading the Way to Advocate!  

Join NYS PTA members from across the state in Albany on February 11-12, 2018 for the new Legislative Summit!

The Sunday to Monday event will feature discussions on topics ranging from school aid to diplomas for all students!

Monday we'll hit the halls in Albany and meet with your state legislators and staff on priority issues affecting children.

Registration information will be out shortly, so save the date!

  Applications Due December 15 for Jenkins Memorial Scholarship for High School Seniors  

Do you know of a high school senior looking to become an educator? Then have them apply for a Jenkins Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education! The application is due to the NYS PTA office no later than December 15. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!

  Raise Funds for Your Elementary School  

NYS PTA is proud to partner with Chrysler to support NY Schools! You can raise funds with Chrysler's Cars 4 Classrooms, an easy fundraising event for elementary schools.

Chrysler will donate $10 for each test drive taken, up to $2,000 at your event! Plus you can earn an additional $1,000 with a special social sharing opportunity.

Sign up today HERE!

  National PTA Events and Awards!  

Join fellow PTA advocates from across the country at the 2018 National PTA Legislative Conference to bring your advocacy efforts and skill sets to the next level.

Early Bird Registration is due December 15, so don't delay! March 13-15, 2018 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.

Nominate an Advocate for a 2018 National PTA Advocacy Award!

If you know of an outstanding youth or individual PTA advocate, or know of a local unit, council, region or state-level PTA that has done great advocacy work, please nominate them to receive an award for their efforts from National PTA! Nominations close December 18.

  Parent Resources  

200 universities just launched 560 free online courses, here's the full list from Medium

Depression is on the rise in the U.S., especially among young teens from the Columbia School of Public Health

You can bring coding to your classroom even if you have no coding experience; start some lessons from

  Letter from NYS Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia  

Dear Parents,

I'd like to take a moment to tell you how thankful I am for you and your work supporting schools and communities.

Click HERE to read more.

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The Money Store is offering its Everyday Heroes mortgage program to NYS PTA Members! Waived Application Fees, Processing Fees, Underwriting Fees, Commitment Fees, and other savings.

CLYNK is a bottle redemption system that allows families to drop off bags of redeemable containers and donate to your school online!