“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly”. This is a quote by Guatama Buddah, a quote that I have had to think about each day as I wake and feel overwhelmed before I even get out of bed.
The life of a dedicated PTA volunteer is a rewarding one, but one that does not come without being overwhelmed, judged or criticized by others. So each day I have to put my feet on the ground, thicken my skin and keep doing the work of our association and say: Today is a new day, how can I be the “Best Me” today? My answer to myself is: Live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Experience 2016 Leadership Convention…It’s Priceless!
July 14-17, 2016
Registration is now OPEN for the 2016 Florida PTA Leadership Convention! This is a great time to learn, make new friends and have hands-on training in advocacy, finance, health and wellness, and building membership. Be amongst other delegates to influence the direction of this Association through debate on bylaws, resolutions and creating policies. Be part of the process of electing the 2016-2018 Executive Committee and much more! Join us at this unique and fun opportunity to gain knowledge and leadership skills to make your upcoming year the best ever!
March is National Reading Month!
It’s always a good time to encourage reading and really foster a love of books in your child! When parents sit with their children and read aloud, or when children see their parents enjoying reading, it has benefits beyond measure.
National PTA’s web site has a great page dedicated to celebrating reading!
Florida PTA Awards Program
Award deadline is May 1st, 2016.
Florida PTA offers several awards/recognition to PTA/PTSA local units. Each award/recognition is set out below. If you need additional information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Or visit the website. Why not apply for any or all awards?
If you have questions contact Awards Chair via email@example.com.
It’s March Madness time and that means your PTA can win cash for being the PTA with the largest increase in membership in the month of March! If you have questions, please contact our Membership Chair, Linda Nestor.
ANYONE can join the PTA so encourage everyone you know!
Seeds of Change Grant Opportunity
Enhance meals in your school!
National PTA’s Healthy School Meals Grant provides local PTAs with tools to use in partnering with schools to improve the quality of school meals. Deadline to apply is April 4, 2016. Click here for more details!
Apply today for $25,000 – $100,000 youth-led grants!
The State Farm® Youth Advisory Board (YAB) 2016 service-learning grant applications are now open. Four million dollars will be awarded to quality, youth-led service-learning initiatives throughout the United States. Click here for more information!