District PTA Participates in Anne Chesnutt’s Parent Fair
Cumberland County District PTA (CCPDTA) Council recently participated in the Anne Chestnut Parent Fair. CCDPTA was one of 15 vendors present to provide parents with an array of information on parenting and community resources. CCDPTA provided information on the Military Students and Families Team, Reflections Art competition, establishing a PTA, Special Education PTA, and answered questions for parents.
District PTA Rocks Reading Rocks!
For full program details or to sign up for more information, visit PTA.org/Excellence. The deadline to enroll is September 1. Enrollment for National PTA School of Excellence is now open! National PTA School of Excellence is a rejuvenated program that celebrates the partnership between PTA leaders and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being of all students. Check out our official National PTA School of Excellence kick-off video on YouTube to learn more about the program.
Following enrollment, PTAs will receive a Getting Started Guide, which describes program components, including first steps to gather feedback from families and set goals with a school partner. PTAs will then conduct a Family-School Partnership Scan, share the results with National PTA, and receive a customized Roadmap to Excellence with detailed recommendations.
New Common Core Parent Toolkit Launches on PTA.org
National PTA has launched the Common Core Toolkit to help parents better understand Common Core State Standards and what students should be learning at each grade in order to graduate college- and career-ready. Available to PTA members at PTA.org/CommonCore, the kit includes a variety of resources related to the new standards, including Common Core history and basic information, assessment tools, parent guides, and frequently asked questions.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an effort designed to improve educational outcomes for students by developing a set of consistent, voluntary, internationally-benchmarked academic standards in mathematics and English language arts. More than 45 states have formally adopted the Common Core State Standards, and National PTA has been at the forefront educating parents and communities about the new standards, their implementation, and the impact they will have on our children and schools.