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Bicycles Helmet Law Resolution

Bicycles Helmet Law Resolution WHEREAS, The National PTA position statement, “Bicycle Helmet Use,” encourages bicycle helmet programs and parent education programs that stress the use of bicycle safety helmets; and WHEREAS, The increased popularity and use of bicycles has caused an upsurge in the number of related injuries with the result that every day in the United States at least one child aged 15 or younger dies in a bicycle

How to Grow a School Garden

    by: Arden Bucklin-Sporer and Rachel Kathleen Pringle A school garden is an outdoor classroom oasis, attracting countless organisms, each a rich opportunity to teach students about the complex and fascinating ecosystem that we are all a part of. School gardens provide on-site “field trip” opportunities for students. School gardens may be as small as raised boxes on the asphalt play yard. In some cases, a school may have

Influencing Legislation

INFLUENCING LEGISLATION IN NEVADA In recent years, Nevada PTA has been instrumental in securing class size reduction, a graduated driver’s license program, the majority of tobacco tax being used for higher education, adoption of Standards for Parent/Family Involvement, mandatory kindergarten, and reducing the legal blood alcohol content to .08% or less. In addition, Nevada PTA currently has more than 175 legislative resolutions/position statements to which it can speak, and that

Founders Day

Founders Day, Is a reminder of the substantial role that PTA has played locally, regionally, and nationally insupporting parent involvement and working on behalf of all children and families. It’s a time to reflect and take pride in our many accomplishments, and to renew our commitment to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for parents, and a strong advocate for public education.PTA’s founders Phoebe Apperson Hearst

Male Involvement

Male Involvement Understand that sending a form through the “backpack express” or a flier on the PTA table at a school open house is not a very effective “ask.”A real “ask” is personal and powerful. Show enthusiasm and draw on your experiences. Don’t apologize for asking, and be prepared to say what your PTA is doing to help their children. Most important, make the message meaningful to men. According to