Welcome to our new PTAs!
- University Prep Science & Math Middle School PTSA, Detroit
- Grand City Elementary PTA, Garden City
- Grand Ledge High School PTSA, Grand Ledge
Did You Know...
As a PTA member, you have access to National PTA resources. To accommodate our busy lives, National PTA offers leadership development through e-Learning. E-Learning modules offer training in the following categories:
- Leadership Fundamentals
- Leadership Enhancement
- PTA Program Essentials
A complete list and description of e-Learning modules can be found at www.pta.org/leadership_training.asp.
Michigan PTSA President
Be Involved in Your Child’s Education…
At the School Level and at the State Level
Family Engagement -
PTA members have a responsibility to work towards strengthening the bond between school and home. No other group addresses the concerns of families with as much experience and expertise as the PTA. A PTA can provide opportunities for families, schools and communities to work together to support children. Read more...
Waiting for Superman
There are many opinions when it comes to the documentary, “Waiting for Superman”. The movie is anti public schools – NO. The movie is anti teacher – NO. The movie is anti bad teacher – YES. The movie is pro charter schools – MAYBE. There is one thing that is undeniable after watching this film; there is something fundamentally wrong with our educational system. Read more...
Spotlight On...Pleasant Ridge PTA
Local Store and PTA Team Up for A Season of Sharing
Every year Busch’s Fresh Food Stores coordinate a food driv e to help children during the summer months, when their only hot meal of the day is at school. With the growing economic hardships on our Michigan families, Busch’s decided to add a second food drive, called Season of Sharing, to help families during the holidays and winter months put food on the table. Read more...
“Growing Up in Today’s Crazy World…
Crushes, Frenemies, Gossip and Bullying”
Metro Parent Magazine presents a workshop
on strategies for dealing with
the social challenges today’s teens face. Tuesday, November 30th, Troy. Read more...
Michigan PTSA and Grand Rapids Public Schools
Parent/Family Engagement Seminar
Empower - Inspire - Educate
Saturday, December 4 -
Gerald R. Ford Middle School. Read more...
Watch for additional Parent/Family Engagement events
in other regions in 2011.
Don’t Forget...The Good Standing Deadline is December 1st!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW GOOD STANDING REQUIREMENTS
So Many Awards...So Little Time!
Did you know there are (8) MPTSA Awards you can apply for? These are over and above the Membership Awards your PTA/PTSA may qualify for. Read more...
Michigan Men in PTA
How Active is Your “Men in PTA” Committee?
Male Engagement contact persons from each local unit are asked to sign up on our communication tool - www.bigtent.com/groups/MiMeninPTA
We are sharing files and other communications with men across the state.
How are you doing with Million Hours of Power!? By now every local unit should have the flyer and the local volunteer tracking forms. Keep in mind that the national PTA is asking every male volunteer to use the national volunteer tracking tool as well - http://www.pta.org/4197.htm. Please give us some feedback on our web site at www.bigtent.com/groups/mimeninpta.
Do you need inspiration and ideas about how to engage men? How about a weekly e-mail from - http://www.fatherhood.org/
More info can be found at www.pta.org/dadsandschools.
Take Action Against
Students report bullying is alive and well in schools. It is more crucial than ever to pass the law - too many students are taking their own lives because of bullying.
Contact your legislators and demand that they take action on Senate Bill 159. Michigan is among just five states in the nation that have not passed an anti-bullying law, while the 45 other states have been adopting these laws since 1999. CALL TO ACTION: Take Action Against Bullying Now!
Why write a Resolution?
by Sue Bellows, Michigan PTSA Past President
One might very well ask, “What is so important about Resolutions?” Resolutions give our PTA a voice. Read more...
Click here for tips on Writing a Resolution
Click here for Michigan PTSA Resolution Submission Requirements
Health & Wellness
Congratulations to Michigan’s Recipients of the 2010 PTA Healthy Lifestyles Grants!
We are excited to announce that three PTA units in Michigan were awarded a 2010 PTA Healthy Lifestyles Grant by National PTA. MacArthur Academy PTA in Southfield, Michigamme Elementary PTA in Port Huron and Potterville PTA in Potterville will all receive up to $1,000 to support good nutrition and physical activity to address the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic.
Currently, one third of American children and youth are either obese or are at risk of becoming obese. In response to this, PTA’s Healthy Lifestyles Grant program is working to emphasize the important role that families can play in keeping their children healthy and ready to learn.
Drink for Better Health
Serve Water and Milk
For kids of all ages, water and milk are the best choices, so let them flow. Not only is water calorie-free, but drinking it teaches kids to accept a low-flavor, no sugar beverage as a thirst quencher. Because a cup of milk has 300 milligrams of calcium, it can be a big contributor to your child's daily needs. Read more...