Making EVERY CHILD's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
WESTERN REGION PTA PARTNERSHIP DINNER
October 23rd at 6:00pm - Lucarelli's Banquet Facility
Join us as we celebrate the partnership between PTA and our schools. Invite your school administrators to join us for the evening! We will be celebrating with our Jane Skrzypek Educator of the Year award, and our Western Region Community Service award.
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From the Region Director
What do we do when change is on the horizon in our PTA units? How do we incorporate new PTA plans when the phrase "But we've always done it this way!" comes into play? How do we move our units from being change resistors to change makers?
WESTERN REGION EVENTS
October 7: NYS PTA Convention Registration Deadline
October 23: Western Region Partnership Dinner
November 6: 990 Phone-In Workshop
November 8-10: NYS PTA Convention
December 13: Reflections Drop-Off
Throughout the year, Williamsville SEPTSA hosts FREE events for support and networking for special education and gifted services. Meet others, ask questions, and enjoy the conversation and casual cuisine compliments of the WSEPTSA.
For more information on the next scheduled event, visit http://www.williamsvilleseptsa.org/
NEW YORK STATE PTA - WE ARE ON A MISSION!
By Patty Frazier, NYS PTA Outreach Coordinator
(Read the full article here) NYS PTA is working to achieve our mission: PTA is a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.
Over 1,450 PTA units across the state connect families, schools and communities to support student success. Each unit has its own calendar of programs and activities designed to involve stakeholders in meeting the needs of their children. Together, we are united in one voice as the leading organization for family engagement and child advocacy.
"We know that strong beginnings lead to better endings. With that in mind, I want to briefly remind you of the vision and specific target that we cast at the 2019 My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Symposium in May. The vision for New York State MBK is success for all of our Young Men of Color (YMOC). A significant marker that we will use to measure success for our young people is high school graduation. Statewide the graduation rate for YMOC is currently 64%. However, our #NYSMBK Target for 2024 is to have 90% of our YMOC graduating high school with the emphasis remaining 'Success for All.' "
A PODCAST FOR PARENTS, BY PARENTS
Who answers your questions about homework, bullying, school discipline, the transition to middle school?
Listen to Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast and get the answers to the burning questions you have about how to best support your child's education and development.
The search is on for the 2021—2022 Reflections Theme!
One theme idea will be selected by National PTA to spark fun and creativity during the 2021—2022 Reflections program. The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100 prize from National PTA. You can find the application form here.
Forms must be submitted by October 26, 2019.