On behalf of the Maryland PTA Board of Directors, I would like to wish you a hearty “Welcome Back to School! For the 2015-2016 school year!
The Maryland PTA Leadership Kit is designed to bring you and your PTA resources to help serve your communities and manage your local unit. The Leadership Kit includes easy-to-use guides for the President, Board members, Treasurer, Membership and Program Chairs that will help you fulfill your PTA duties for the coming year.
We hope that you will utilize the Maryland PTA Leadership Kit to “Embrace the Future” and bring all families, educators, businesses and community leaders together as a powerful voice for all children. Maryland PTA understands and believes that opportunity starts and ends with access to a great education, and we are committed every day to work for the betterment of every child, every day!
Attracting new members and serving the needs of members you already have are among the most important duties you will undertake as a PTA leader. Membership is our life’s blood and volunteers like you, serve as our backbone. A strong membership is essential if PTA is to advocate on behalf of all children in the area involving the health, education and well-being of our children and youth.
With your help, we will “Embrace the Future” of education for every child, every day. Maryland PTA’s legacy is 100 years long, and with your dedication and passion, we will launch into our second Century even stronger than before. Our children need you! They need effective advocates to speak on their behalf. As a part of PTA, you are the caring adults willing to build alliances to support public education. Maryland PTA is here to support you. We invite you to take advantage of Council and Regional trainings. These can be found on the Maryland PTA website at www.mdpta.org .
As you work with your school principal, administrator, or board member, please know that PTA will stand with you to engage all parents, access leadership tools and training, and bring programs and resources to support family engagement and student success.
You can also access National PTA’s on-line Back to School Kit on their website. This resource will bring you a wealth of information to support your membership and advocacy efforts.
Maryland PTA is celebrating our Centennial year 180,000 members strong and with over 940 local units. Together, we will equip local units to best serve their schools. Together we will bring parent groups together to advocate on behalf of all children. We do this because we are PTA.
I am honored to serve as Maryland PTA president and look forward to working with you to build a great association, by ensuring that all children are provided a quality education to make every child’s potential a reality we Embrace the Future for All Children by advocating for every child with one voice.
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2015 - 2016 Leadership Kit
Principal's Guide to PTA
Local Unit Bylaws Template
Arts in Education: Reflections Guide
Treasurer's Guide for money Management: Cash Encounter, Sample Reports, and Forms & Instructions
Thank you to all of our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, special guests and especially thank you, to our members, for another successful convention. We are looking forward to continuing the legacy of Maryland PTA.
An enormous amount of important information was shared throughout convention. Click here for a convention overview; get information about our sponsors, exhibitors, and workshop recaps.
Thank you for your continued support our children and communities.
The following message is on behalf of Marques Ivey,
Chair, National PTA Bylaws & Policy Committee
The National PTA Board of Directors has approved the proposed bylaws revision submitted by the Bylaws and Policy Committee. The proposed bylaws document and additional supporting materials can be found at http://www.pta.org/bylaws. Included on the site are the following materials:
Current National PTA Bylaws
Proposed National PTA Bylaws Revision
Proposed Amendments to National PTA’s Articles of Incorporation
Cross Reference Document that highlights the Proposed Bylaws changes
Image Highlighting the Alignment of National PTA’s Governing Documents