Maryland PTA | Membership FAQ into 24 councils, and more than 1100 local level ptas. with $1 of the dues dedicatedto maryland PTA and There is no affiliation with other ptos, and there are http://www.mdpta.org/membership/membership_faq.htm
Extractions: Table of Contents What is National PTA? What is Maryland PTA? What is the difference between PTA and PTO? Do I have to have school age children to join a PTA? ... Have a question? What is National PTA? The National Congress of Parents and Teachers the National Parent-Teacher Association is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. An organization of parents, teachers, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities, the PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children. Nearly 6.5 million people belong to this nonprofit, noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan organization. The National PTA advocates before decision makers for children's rights to better health, education, and well-being, working closely with other national education and health agencies and organizations. It provides current information and offers programs, guidance, publications, and training to state and local PTA groups in developing family-centered programs and encouraging parental involvement in all areas of a child's life. For over 100 years, PTA has been leading the way in improving the lives of America's children and youths. Parent education is a primary part of PTA's philosophy and aids in the association's quest to protect and encourage all children. PTA draws on the experience and input of its membership and cooperating groups and shares what it has learned through its programs, publications, and services.
Publications in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of maryland School of to overusethe highly motivated parents who participate in ptas, ptos, and school http://www.healthinschools.org/pubs/access/Summer95.asp
Extractions: Summer 95 Inside this Issue School-Based Health Care Assembly Breaks New Ground M ore than 500 people from around the country gathered June 23-25 to establish a national movement to support improved health services for children through school-based health care. The conferenceappropriately titled Breaking New Ground! brought together school-based health care providers, researchers, and advocates for three days of activities in Washington, DC. "This is clearly a historic occasion," said Joy Dryfoos, a long-time leader of school-based health care. "For the first time, the entire school-based health care movement is building a strong organization with the capacity for advocacy, networking, and sharing resources." If the crowd's size and enthusiasm were any indication, the effort promises to be a major success. Conference organizers expected a turnout of 350 people, but they significantly underestimated the desire for this meeting. More than 500 attendees from 42 states and the District of Columbia flocked to Washington for the occasion. Half of the participants were people who work on the front lines of school-based health care250 health center staff and community organizers. The other half reflected interest from all quarters, including educators; health care institutions; private funders; community organizations; and local, state, and federal governments.
Louisiana Division Of The Arts is a free 30minute presentation that will be offered to school ptas, ptos, and teacher-in-service days. A, Baltimore, maryland 21208; e-mail at email@example.com http://www.crt.state.la.us/arts/forum/November2.htm
Extractions: Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA) E-MAIL FORUM November 2, 2001 INDEX FEATURE STORIES LIVE! @ YOUR LIBRARY INDEPENDENT TELEVISION SERVICE GRANTS AVAILABLE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION OFFERS GRANTS FOR VISUAL ARTS PROJECTS EMILY HALL TREMAINE FOUNDATION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2002 EXHIBITION AWARD ARTSREACH! AN ICAN ARTS-IN-EDUCATION INITIATIVE REGULAR FEATURES GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCES AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES Literature CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS CALLS FOR ENTRIES Literature Visual Arts JOB OPPORTUNITIES NEW AND CONTINUING EVENTS LINK MASTHEAD LIVE! @ YOUR LIBRARY LIVE! @ Your Library , an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA), has been providing grants for libraries nationwide to explore cultural issues through live appearances by authors, artists and musicians. Funds can be used to develop and expand the scope of a library's public programs, raise the level of the authors, artists and musical presenters, and market a library's cultural programs more effectively to the community. The resources provided by Live! @ Your Library
Multistate Tax Commission ptas Exempt. ptos - Exempt. Other parent groups - Not Exempt. (See AttachmentI) (Section 11-204, Tax General Article Annotated Code of maryland.). http://www.fundraisetaxlaw.org/md.html
Extractions: Maryland Agency: Comptroller of the Treasury Contact Person/Department: Louise D. Collins Tel. No.: (410) 260-7292 Fax No.: (410) 974-3456 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org If your State exempts fundraising sales by certain groups from sales or use taxes, please indicate which of the following are exempt in your State. Public Schools (K-12) - Not Exempt Private Schools (K-12) - Not Exempt School Groups (e.g., clubs, bands, teams) - Not Exempt PTAs - Exempt PTOs - Exempt Other parent groups - Not Exempt (please identify) Church Groups - Exempt Youth Sports League - Not Exempt 501 (c)(3) organizations - Not Exempt 501 (c)(6) organizations - Not Exempt Other (specify:) 1a Are local sales and use taxes in your State applied to these groups in the same manner as State sales and use taxes are applied to these groups? N/A 1b Please set forth any comments including a list of groups not listed above whose fundraising activities are exempt from sales and use taxation in your State. A hospital thrift shop that sells ONLY donated items, is operated by volunteer staff, and contributes the profit to the hospital it is associated with is not required to collect sales and use tax.
Extractions: COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT This chapter reviews Dallas Independent School District's (DISD) communications and community relations efforts in four sections: D. Broadcast Services C. COMMUNITY RELATIONS (PART 3) In addition to DISD's 16 Community Network advisory groups and task forces monitored by the Community Relations Division, the district has 41 districtwide advisory committees ( Exhibit 3-22 ) that are loosely monitored by several different departments. Some of the advisory groups include district employees, some include community members and others include a combination of both. They cover a wide variety of topics and interest areas. Exhibit 3-22 presents a listing of DISD's districtwide advisory committees. Exhibit 3-22
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LEAP February Minutes indicated that the direct contact made by LEAP to the ptas and ptos of the and aparent to the Summer Arts Institute sponsored by the maryland State Arts http://www.loudoun.k12.va.us/leap/minutes_feb01.htm
Extractions: LEAP Meeting Minutes February 14, 2001 Bettina Gregory called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. She noted the presence of School Board members Tom Reed (At-Large), Candy Cassell (Sugarland) and Warren Guerin (Sterling). She reported that Sarah Entsminger and Jane Pallister In giving the Treasurer's Report, Jane Pallister indicated that the direct contact made by LEAP to the PTAs and PTOs of the schools was met with a very positive response. Our current balance stands at $488.67 with the additional memberships. The only schools currently unrepresented are Arcola ES, Guilford ES, Meadowland ES, Middleburg ES, Mill Run ES, Potomac Falls HS, Rolling Ridge ES, Simpson MS, and Sugarland ES. Bettina then introduced our first guest, Jim Harmon , LCPS Supervisor of Music. He briefly talked about the Summer in the Arts , a summer program for rising 7 th through 11 th graders. This year, the program will run from June 26 th through July 13 th Mr. Harmon then introduced Kerri Quinlan-Zhou , an elementary music teacher, and a chorus of students from Ashburn ES . These youngsters enthusiastically performed a series of songs that incorporated lyrics related to science and counting as well as music. Our next guest speaker was Melissa Pagano-Kumpf , LCPS Supervisor of Art. She introduced our principal guest speaker
Extractions: annually in January. Joseph W. Vogric, Chairman Dulles District John A. Andrews, Vice Chairman Broad Run District Thomas E. Reed At-Large Harry F. Holsinger Blue Ridge District Geary M. Higgins Catoctin District Frederick F. Flemming Leesburg District Patrick F. Chorpenning Jr. Mercer District J. Warren Geurin Sterling District Candyce P. Cassell Sugarland Run District Rhonda G. Phillip Clerk of the School Board Adelphia Cable television Channel 23/24 provides live, gavel-to-gavel coverage of scheduled School Board meetings held monthly on the second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are shown again on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. School Board reports are given at 6, 7 and 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on WAGE Radio, AM-1200.
Extractions: RECEIVE EMAIL UPDATES: SEARCH PTO TODAY: By Michelle Bates Deakin Last year, the Hampstead Elementary School PTA in Maryland had two goals: to replace the schools aging playground equipment and to install a state-of-the-art wireless computer lab. Toward those ends, children tromped through the rural town hawking candles and drumming up participants for run-a-thons, all contributing to a $60,000 take to fund the climbers, swings, and keyboards. Little did the children or their parents know, however, that as fast as the money was coming in, it was going out. In July, just as the PTAs treasurer was finishing his two-year term, he was arrested for stealing more than $62,000 from the organization. The staggering loss has put the schools long-awaited projects at risk. The situation at Hampstead is an example of one of the biggest but least-discussed threats to parent groups: embezzlement. That anger is fueling local prosecutor Melissa Hockensmith, whos handling the case, in which John N. Biggs faces 39 charges of theft. The kids earned this money, and theres a good lesson we can show them, says Hockensmith. You cant take someones hard-earned money and just get away with it.
The Latest PTO/PTA News | PTO Today DECEMBER 5, 2002 maryland county school board and its PTA at odds over open meetinglaws and more. NOVEMBER 18, 2002 Mississippi ptos and ptas hold a http://www.ptotoday.com/currentnews.html
Extractions: fafdafadfadfafd On January 1, 2001, 350 million viewers took in the pageantry of the 112th Annual Tournament of Roses Rose Parade. Among the floats, the pretty girls in pretty cars, the high-stepping horses and gobs of rose petals, were 4,000 excited teenagers from sixteen high school bands participating in what was, for most, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to march before the world. Hours of practice, preceded by hours of behind-the-scenes coordination by
Extractions: What I Know Now Be Cool. Chill Out. Refrigerate Promptly. F or decades, product sales have reigned as the fundraising method of choice for most small non-profit organizations. However, the choice of products available to the fundraising chairperson today has grown exponentially, reading like a What's What in consumer goods. In fundraising drives across the country, the ever-popular candy, magazines and wrapping paper are found alongside everything from non-perishable cheese and sausage to light bulbs, birdseed, fresh fruit, tee shirts and scads of gift items. Now refrigerated and frozen foods - from pizza and cheesecakes to cookie dough - are gaining popularity in the parade of products sold for fundraising purposes. These products bring with them a whole new set of distribution and handling considerations. As a fundraising decision-maker, your primary goal, of course, is to conduct a smooth, profitable fundraiser. But don't lose sight of the fact that the foods sold through a fundraising drive are still intended for people to eat and enjoy, safely. "There's a misperception that foods sold for fundraising purposes are indestructible," reports Jim Messina, a New Jersey-based supplier of frozen foods for the fundraising market. According to Messina and others in the business of manufacturing and distributing frozen cookie dough, cheesecakes, pizzas and other frozen food items, the parameters for preserving these increasingly popular fundraising items are no different from products purchased from the grocer. Tom Lundeen, another frozen food supplier based in Iowa agrees, "When you buy ice cream at the corner supermarket, you don't leave it in the trunk for two days."
PTA Forum With Charlene Haar Policyrev.htm At maryland's state PTA convention last year, the state vice Given the way ptas aregoverned, it is virtually Members of ptos have found they can work through http://www.educationpolicy.org/files/pta/polifor.htm
Extractions: by Charlene Haar Since the publication of "A Nation at Risk" in 1983, Americans have become increasingly alarmed about the dismal results and soaring costs of their public schools. No group of citizens has a closer view of these problems or a more immediate stake in addressing them than the parents of the country's 48 million schoolchildren. Here and there, parents have won minor battles to influence curricula or oust mediocre school-board members. But as individuals, parents are no match for the forces that favor the status quo. Parents' most promising forum to agitate for reform and hold their local educators accountable for failure already exists: the venerated National Congress of Parents and Teachers, commonly known as the PTA. Unfortunately, parents cannot count on either their local PTA or its national leadership to advance parental interests or even air diverse viewpoints. As it operates today, the PTA is useless to parents who want to play a meaningful role in educational reform. The mission of the PTA has always been to "work on behalf of the best interests of all children on issues that affect their health, education, and welfare" and "to encourage parent involvement." With almost seven million members, the PTA offers great potential for promoting parental involvement in the educational welfare of children. But in the 1990s, that mission requires of the PTA something it has been unwilling to do: demand accountability for performance and spending at every level of the educational system.
AEI - News & Commentary civic renewal process; Family Support Centers22fold across maryland, etc the pastthe Sierra Club instead of the Elks; ptos rather than ptas, and US http://www.aei.org/news/newsID.16054/news_detail.asp
Extractions: Home Bowling with Tocqueville Civic Engagement and Social Capital By Everett Carll Ladd Posted: September 15, 1998 SPEECHES Bradley Lecture (Washington) Publication Date: September 15, 1998 If some public pleasure is concerned, an association is formed to give more splendor and regularity to the entertainment. Societies are formed to resist evils that are exclusively of a moral nature, as to diminish the vice of intemperance. In the United States associations are established to promote the public safety, commerce, industry, morality, and religion. . . .The Americans make associations to give entertainment's, to found seminaries, to build ins, to construct churches, to diffuse books, to send missionaries to the antipodes; in the manner they found hospital, prisons, and schools. . . .There is no end which the human will despairs of attaining through the combined power of individuals united into a society. . . . Alexis de Tocqueville
Loudoun Easterner Newspaper- News And Articles returns late Tuesday indicate this is the casemaryland may find that Days later,in a letter sent to school principals, ptas and ptos, Chairman Scott http://www.easterner.com/articles02/110602/news.cfm
Extractions: Election nightany election nightis a time to celebrate. While we have been on the losing end of more election results than we care to remember, we continue to celebrate the system. This election night, as we join the nation in watching the returns roll across the screen, a few thoughts that appear to be political truths come to mind. The returns on the transportation sales tax increase seen to prove again that just about anything with the word tax in it is all but doomed to failure. We are surprised that the referendum received as many yes votes as it did, although it was heavily funded. Ironically, it may have received even more support had some commuters not been tied up in traffic Tuesday evening. It was not an embarrassing loss, and the margin may play a role in future political planning. The majority seldom volunteers to approve tax increases, regardless of the reasons. We consider the outcome another victory for this theory, not for those who do not want roads. A small segment immediately claimed the outcome was a victory for smart growth, which in this county means dirt roads. We strongly disagree. We could point out that Congressman Frank Wolf defeated a self-styled smart growth candidate and leave it at that. This would not be fair. The candidate lost because he was under-funded and unknown. It is doubtful that most voters even knew of his philosophy. For any chance, candidates who oppose incumbents such as Wolf and John Warner must be serious candidates. The sales tax increase was defeated by those who do not support any additional taxes, especially under these economic conditions. If there was a coalition among conservatives and a limited number of elitist no-growthers, it will not last beyond the night.
Extractions: Go to the Feature Archives. Recently in Feature: Seeing Red - A Historian Crashes Maryland's Communist Party (May. 29, 2002) Waiting for the Dough - Maryland's Horseplayers Hope Slot Machines and a New Governor Will Help Bail Out the Industry. But Can Even an Infusion of Cash Save Pimlico? (May. 15, 2002) Punching the Clock City Paper : The First Decade (May. 15, 2002) More by Afefe Tyehimba Spiritualized - Seeking an Enlightened Escape From the Blues at Bon Secours... in Sizzlin Summer Feature (May. 22, 2002) Unlock the Vote - Victory Bittersweet for Backers of Bill to Restore Ex-Felons' Voting Rights... in Mobtown Beat (Apr. 10, 2002) Words Up - Partnership Embarks On Initiative To Spark One-to-One Dialogues Across Racial Divides... in Mobtown Beat (Apr. 3, 2002) June 5 - June 11, 2002 EMAIL AFEFE TYEHIMBA Ooh! Ooh!: Hands fly during a recent math exercise in Maria Roseman's fifth-grade class at Edgewood Elementary. Photos By Jefferson Jackson Steele Schooled When Edgewood Elementary Was Targeted to Close, Parents Say They Got a Lesson in Getting Dismissed By Afefe Tyehimba IT'S COMING ON 9:30 ON A TUESDAY NIGHT , way past the bedtime of several small children who, four hours into a meeting of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, yawn from perches in their parents' laps. The families are out on this late-April weeknight to show support for Edgewood Elementarythe school their kids attend, the school some of them attended, an anchor in West Baltimore's Walbrook neighborhood for 44 years. A school slated to close in a matter of weeks.
ENews Archive - Plano ISD are Stuyvesant High School in New York City with 19 followed by Montgomery BlairHigh School in Silver Spring, maryland with 12. ptas and ptos fund the http://www.pisd.edu/enews11603.htm
Extractions: 1. TEA School Report Cards Communicate School Success Each Plano ISD school will distribute in January a School Report Card to the parents of PISDs nearly 51,000 students. The reports, which are published annually as a result of a 1993 Texas Legislative Act, provide parents with a statistical analysis of student test scores, attendance and other indicators of school success and district achievements, as reported by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Plano ISD. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Doug Otto, noted, The School Report Cards provide yet another opportunity for us to communicate school success to our parents and community. Individually and collectively, Planos students have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and they deserve our praise for their efforts. The reports also allow us to recognize the efforts of teachers, administrators and support staff who work tirelessly to provide our students with an excellent education.
FundraisingLinks.org Directory - Miscellaneous founded in 1878, the oldest candy distributor in the State of maryland. Gives schools,teachers, students, ptos, ptas and parentsfundraisers, in high school http://www.fundraisinglinks.org/procontent/Miscellaneous.shtml