May 29, 2018 
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  Help Us Protect Children & Prohibit the Sale of Flavored E-liquid for Use in E-cigarettes  

NYS PTA supports S.8610 (Hannon)/A.8688 (Rosenthal), which prohibits the sale and distribution of flavored e-liquid which creates a distinguishable flavor or aroma for use in e-cigarettes.

Last year, we vigorously advocated for the inclusion of e-cigarettes in the Clean Indoor Air Act and the ban of their use on school grounds.

Alarmingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that e-cigarettes use among students in grades 6-12 tripled in one year's time. Shockingly, e-cigarettes are available in more than 7,000 fruit and candy flavors and use cartoons and celebrities, which are appealing to youth, in their advertising.

Take action to support S.8610/A.8688! There are only 13 scheduled session days left! Take Action Now!

  Your PTA Membership = Our Advocacy Voice for Children  

Your membership dollars worked hard all year long during the 2017-18 membership year. Here are some highlights. And don't wait for September... you can join today!

  Summer Leadership Conference 2018 Information  

Summer is coming and so is the annual Summer Leadership Conference (SLC)!  SLC is casual and fun and Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits are available for educators!

July 20-22, 2018 at Union College, Schenectady NY.

Check out this NEW Save the Date flyer with fees! Plus more information HERE.


  New York State PTA and Syosset Council of PTAs Receive Award From National PTA  

National PTA has announced the recipients of the 2018 Jan Harp Domene Diversity & Inclusion Award, and two of this year's three recipients are from New York: NYS PTA and Syosset Council of PTAs from Nassau Region!

The award honors 1 state, 1 district/council/region and 1 local PTA for their dedication to making sure the perspectives and needs of ALL families are represented and supported. The honorees will be recognized during the 2018 National PTA Convention & Expo in New Orleans, LA.

Click HERE to read more.

  NEW Member Benefit  


Looking for more advocacy information?  Check out our latest Advocacy Newsbriefs.

The May 2018 issue features meet the new NYS PTA advocacy team, Raise the Age Law, special education and education information, plus awareness dates for June.

Click HERE to read more.

  Parent Resources  

For any parent who struggles with temper tantrums, here are 3 words to remember to help yourself and your child in these moments.

Do you ever find yourself running out of ideas for fun family activities? Here are 20 ideas for your future family nights.

Summer is a great time to make a simple plan that gets your child ready for the next grade. Check out this resource from National PTA.

  Letter from NYS Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia  

Dear Parents,

This week, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) awarded nearly $750,000 in grants to 11 school districts for the My Brother's Keeper Native American Program

Click HERE to read more.

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NYS PTA members have all the advantages of the Home Mortgage Employee Benefit program. 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. Students can also receive up to $1,000 when they use Citizens Bank for their education loans or refinance, with no fees!

KidGooRoo is the only place to go online to read ratings and reviews of kids' classes, camps and programs in your area.

Math & Movement is a kinesthetic, multi-sensory approach to teaching math and literacy. Incorporating physical exercise, stretching, cross-body movements, yoga and visually pleasing floor mats designed to encourage students to practice concepts.  Schedule your Family Fun Night!

NYS PTA units can receive 50% of profits when using Yubbler for school supplies! Yubbler is a great online service to easily order and customize supplies with real-time inventory and guaranteed on-time delivery!