Save The Date!
Maryland PTA 102nd Annual Convention
July 28-29, 2017
Sheraton Columbia Town Center
Empowering A New Generation of Leaders
MDPTA President Elizabeth Ysla Leight
Dear PTA Members and Colleagues,
I look forward to seeing you at the 2017 102nd Annual Maryland PTA Convention in Columbia, Maryland in July at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center. Our theme "Empowering a New Generation of Leaders" reflects Maryland PTA's commitment to building strong PTA leaders and working toward education excellence.
The Maryland PTA Convention is my favorite meeting of the year because it brings us together in a casual setting to network; learn about new topics, share business practices, to discuss topics of interest, and to socialize with friends – both new and old. Over the next few months, we hope you will take time to return to the Maryland PTA website to review announcements regarding State and National speakers who will address timely issues of interest to PTA leaders.
For now, it is important for you to register and take advantage of the Maryland PTA Early Bird Registration beginning on March 31st and continuing until May 31st. If new officers are elected, we hope they will come to the Maryland PTA Convention to receive important officer training, especially Treasurer training.
I am sure you will have a great time at the Maryland PTA 102nd Annual Convention and would like to thank the PTA volunteer members who have taken time to create an exceptional program for you. I look forward to seeing you in Columbia and hope you find exploring the local cultural activities and restaurants just plain fun.
Elizabeth Ysla Leight, Esq.
Sent on Behalf of Jim Accomando, President, National PTA
The new 2017-2018 Back-To-School Kit website is up and running! And we have made some big changes to help you work smarter this year.
The PTA Leaders (formerly PTA President), Finance and Membership sections have been revamped and you’ll find them even more user-friendly than before.
As always, you can expect valuable tools, resources and downloads designed to help you run your PTA. They're all easy-to-navigate and easy-to-understand, no matter which level of leadership you're preparing for. And you can access all of this info from your smart phone, tablet or laptop—anyplace, anytime.
You will need to register and login to access the website. But rest-assured, the process is easy with step-by-step instructions at PTA.org/BTSK that will help you navigate the sign-in.
When you register, we will send you a Recruitment Tool—a printed packet of PTA marketing materials—and a poster-sized calendar of PTA events for the upcoming school year. We will mail them at the end of July.
We will send more information about the launch to ALL OUR MEMBERS later today and in the days ahead. If you have any questions, feel free to email BackToSchool@PTA.org. Until then, enjoy the summer and let us prepare you for an exciting new school year.