We wish you and your families all the best in 2018!
2018 VA PTA ANNUAL MEETING & ADVOCACY CONFERENCE, January 27-28: Early Bird Registration fee of $95 ends today at 11:55 p.m. so if you’ve been waiting to register – do it today and save $30 off the Regular Registration fee which begins tomorrow! Register now to attend the inaugural VA PTA Annual Meeting & Advocacy Conference, January 27-28, 2018, Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center, Glen Allen. Reserve your room at this beautiful hotel by January 5 to receive the special rate of $93 a night. Please review the attached Call to Conference and you can learn more about online registration, conference schedule and workshops, and reserve your hotel room at: VA PTA Annual Conference
We are also hosting a Legislators Fireside Chat Reception with our state legislators on Sunday afternoon as an opportunity for PTA members to meet with their state representatives in a social setting. Information will be provided to our registrants about how to contact their legislators to provide a personal invitation for them to attend the Reception and to schedule appointments for the PTA Day at the General Assembly on Monday, January 29.
Questions? Contact Debbie Kilpatrick, Conference Chair, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Bird Registration – $95 by TODAY – December 20
Virginia Crossings Hotel rate – $93 per night by January 5, 2018 (no parking fees).
Attending Virginia PTA Annual Meeting is an investment in your PTA and a legitimate PTA expense!
We also wanted to share some important dates and information for 2018!
MEMBERSHIP: Thanks to all of our District PTAs who submitted their membership dues by the December 1 submission date! With the new membership data system in place, we know there have been some challenges for our local PTAs and we are here to support your efforts to be in good standing. If you have not yet subscribed to the membership data program as required or submitted your membership dues, please see the process located on the home page of Virginia PTA and National PTA is providing step by step enrollment process and several video tutorials at: https://www.pta.org/membershipdatabase
Many of our PTAs have increased their membership over last year’s numbers and we look forward to celebrating their growth at our Spring District Annual Meeting! We so appreciate your efforts to engage your school community with PTA!
SAVE THE DATE: NOVA District PTA has been awarded a National PTA grant to host Safer Internet National Day on Tuesday, February 6! This grant is provided by LifeLock and their Smart Talk program offered to PTA members across the nation. There are only four states presenting this event on February 6 and NOVA District PTA is proud to represent Virginia PTA by hosting the event in our district! We will hold this panel forum at Luther Jackson Middle School auditorium at 7 p.m. with complimentary dinner being served at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Please save this date and Panel members and registration details will be provided in early January! Learn more about Digital Safety at National PTA.
DAY in RICHMOND: Plan to attend PTA Advocacy Day at the General Assembly on Monday, January 29. NOVA District is arranging appointments with as many of our legislators as possible and we’ll offer a Sign-Up Genius for you to schedule time to meet with your senator and delegate! Our VA PTA Annual Meeting & Advocacy Conference registrants will provide workshops on all levels of advocacy and includes all the conference events. We are also offering stand alone registration fees for PTA Day legislation training on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. with the option of including the Legislator Fireside Chat reception. You must register through the online Conference Registration link – so please join us to speak up for the school districts in NOVA!
2018 NOVA DISTRICT PTA AWARDS:
February 1: Just a quick reminder the District Citizenship Essay application submission is due by February 1! CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION
March 1: Other District Award applications will be distributed after the holidays so look for: Local Unit of the Year; Outstanding Administrator of the Year; Outstanding Educator or Staff Member of the Year; District Volunteer of the Year.
2018 VIRGINIA PTA STUDENT AWARDS:
March 1: Student Scholarship Application – Learn More
March 9: Power Plates Program for healthy recipes by Students – Learn More
NOVA District PTA Board members are very thankful for the support of PTBoard staff and their sponsorship of our communications which allow us the opportunity to connect with our 224 PTAs located in Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, and Falls Church City! Happy Holidays to the PTBoard staff!
As always,if you need assistance or guidance, please contact us!
Enjoy the Holidays and we wish you all the Best in 2018!
Debbie Kilpatrick, Director, email@example.com
Michelle Leete, Assistant Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Bolton, Secretary/Treasurer, email@example.com
NOVA District PTA: www.novadistrictpta.org