Celebrating 100 Years of Advocating for Children
Is Your Local PTA Unit in Compliance with Maryland PTA Standards
of Continuing Affiliation?
1) Are the local PTA unit's bylaws on file with Maryland PTA?
2) Is the local PTA unit up to date on membership dues payments to Maryland PTA?
3) Has the local PTA unit paid their 2016-17 insurance?
4) Has the local PTA unit filed the Annual Renewal of Registration Form for Maryland
5) Has the local PTA unit filed a Form 990 with the IRS?
6) Has the local PTA unit completed an audit for the 2016 year and sent a copy to Maryland PTA?
7) Does Maryland PTA have the current officer contact information for the 2016-2017 school year?
If you can say, "yes," to items 1-7 above, Congratulations! Your local PTA unit is in good standing with Maryland PTA Bylaws!
If your local PTA unit has not completed each of these Maryland PTA requirements, they are not in good standing according to the Maryland PTA Bylaws. Please call our office 1-800-707-7972 or e-mail Office@mdpta.org, for assistance.
MARCH 31, 2017 - DEADLINE FOR COMPLIANCE ACCORDING TO MARYLAND PTA BYLAWS.
Celebrating Gifted and Talented Education in Maryland
2017 CALL FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS
The attached Microsoft Word file provides a review of the information required to submit an Nomination for the 2017 Gifted and Talented Education in Maryland Awards. Click here to Launch the nomination form
Washington County Board of Education Proposed Policy Change May Impact Washington County PTA (Click Here)
Testimony of the President, Elizabeth Ysla Leight (Click Here)
Maryland PTA Structure and Function (Click Here)
Score Report Support
Last spring, your child took a new state test focusing on the critical thinking, problem solving and reasoning skills that students need, which replaced the previous test taken in your state. Results from the new tests are important because they will help teachers better understand where your child does well and where he/she may need some help.
As parents, we all have lots of questions about what score reports from the test means for our children. That’s why in this month’s newsletter, we’re focusing on resources to help you understand your child’s score report, and learn how to use it to support their growth. We hope these resources are helpful to you, and we're here to help!
What's different about the new tests?
Click here for some introductory information on how the new state tests work, and what they are measuring. If you’re not sure which test your child took last spring, select your state from the drop down menu at the bottom of the page for more information.
How can I help at home?
our site, we’ve developed two new one-stop-shop pages (one for Smarter
Balanced and one for PARCC) packed full of useful information for
parents from trusted partners such as GreatSchools, National PTA and
Scholastic. And we’re very excited to share new tools, including
GreatKids State Test Guide for Parents and Skill Builder, which allows
you to search by grade, subject and scoring category to find information
and resources tailored to the areas where your child needs support..
How are they helpful to my child's teacher?
In this video, 2010 National Teacher of the Year, Sarah Brown Wessling, shares information about the new tests, and how they are helpful to your child’s teacher. This video focuses on the Smarter Balanced test, if you live in a PARCC state, click here.
National PTA received a request from PARCC.
If you could find time to take the survey it would be greatly appreciated.
The PARCC states are seeking feedback to ensure they are delivering score reports and other information in a way that is both understandable and useful to parents and students. The answers parents give will provide the consortium with valuable information, and will help enhance the score delivery process for next year.
Useful PARCC Websites
Other Helpful Links
Have you checked the status of your unit's incorporation?
If you are not considered "In Good Standing" by the Maryland Department of Assessments, you need to contact them (410-767-1350) to find out what is required to bring you into Good Standing. Not being in good standing can result in the loss of your incorporation and the protection it provides. It will cause your local to not be in good standing, and thus not be able to participate in several of our programs and benefits. This loss of standing by the MD Dept of State is usually a result of not filing your property tax report.
THIS REPORT NEEDS TO BE FILED WHETHER YOUR PTA/PTSA OWNS ANY PROPERTY OR NOT!!!
Check your status at www.dat.state.md.us
What's going on.......
Maryland PTA Newsletters
.....good things are happening in Maryland!
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