July 25, 2019 
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  Do You Have 5 Minutes to Help NY's Kids?  

As a valued PTA member, your input is vital! Your feedback will help us improve our association, communication and more, so we can be even more responsive to your needs.

And, as a "thank you" for your time, we'll enter you in a drawing to win a prize package for your PTA unit!

Grand prize: Make every PTA event look professional with an official PTA eight foot linen table cloth, personalized with the name of the PTA of your choice. Check out the PTA store at nyspta.org to see the table cloth and add your PTA unit's name for that personal touch.

Two runner ups will receive a case of 100 pencils for your PTA.

Click HERE to take this survey

  Four Dads Create Simple School Fundraising  

Chalkboard Rewards is an innovative fundraising platform created by four dads wanting a better way to raise money for their kids' schools.

This simple program lets you fundraise 24/7/365 days a year at no cost!

Find out more at chalkboardrewards.com

  Easily Capture the Positive Impact of Student Good, Time and Talent  

Passport for Good is a simple, secure and robust student engagement platform that provides individuals and schools with new data highlighting their positive impact.

Find out more at passportforgood.com

  Plan Ahead to Attend Convention  

NYS PTA 123rd Annual Convention

When: November 8-10, 2019

Where: Tarrytown, New York

Click HERE for a Convention 2019 Save the Date flyer to share

  Creating a Culture of Literacy in Every Home  

The Read To Them program unites families and community around reading the same book at the same time.

Districts participating in One District One Book will receive copies for every child to keep. Parents receive a schedule and the whole community reads the same book.

Discover more at readtothem.org

  Fall Mental Health Conference with GoGuardian  

When: October 10, 2019

Where: The Desmond, Albany NY

Plans are in process for a full day conference on mental health in schools for educators and families alike. This new conference will feature workshops, speakers, breakfast, lunch and learning.

Stay tuned for more info!

  25th Life Saved by LifeVac  

Join the 30,000+ schools, fire stations, police departments and homes that already have LifeVac.

Strategically place units in the principal's office, the physical education office, in the nurses office, and in the cafeteria.

Easy as Place-Push-Pull. If you can use a plunger at home, you can save a life with LifeVac.

NYS PTA special pricing! Only $189.00 including free shipping.

More at lifevac.net

  We Need Your Help  

Parenting well in this new 'constantly online' digital era is one of the defining challenges for families. Most parents are aware of the incredible benefits that the Internet brings into their children's lives. Parents like you know building digital resilience in their children is now as critical as teaching them how to cross the road safely.

GoGuardian needs your help to understand how to arm parents with the information they need to talk to their children about their online life. As our lives become ever more connected - equipping parents to have those conversations has to be something worth investing in.

GoGuardian would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to complete a survey to help them build a product that could resolve parents' problems with their child's online life.

Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey HERE

  Looking for an Innovative and Healthy Community Fundraiser?  

Are you looking for an innovative AND healthy fundraiser? Look no further!

Brighter Tomorrow has created the perfect formula to help you raise more funds quicker and easier.

And your kids will actually want to participate in this FUNdraiser!

Discover more at brightertomorrow.run/pta

  Parent Update from the NYS Education Department  

Dear Parents,

I hope you and your families are enjoying the summer and that you consider participating in the Summer Reading and Summer Meals programs as they get underway.

Click HERE to read NYS Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia's letter to parents.

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