Glenwood PTO Home pta/pto Council Meeting Minutes. October minutes. November minutes. December12, 2002. Not all teachers agree with the program but they do teach it. http://www.glenwoodpto.org/ptaptocouncil.html
Extractions: PTA/PTO Council Meeting Minutes January 9, 2003 The meeting opened with Co-Chairpersons Laura McLean and Patty Cook in attendance. Also in attendance were Members: Carolyn Barnes, Donna Butcher, Melanie Fillauer, Angela Galen, Betsy Peterson, Lisa Ridenour, Susan Senn, Shawna Smith, Bonnie Spangler and Martha Whittingham. Administrative staff present : Dr. Thomas Bailey The meeting opened with Laura reminding the members that the council meetings were not a forum for personal issues, it is intended for system-wide, or at least building-wide issues. Dr. Bailey took us on a tour of the oldest part of the administration building. We saw that the building was in bad shape and, in places, presents a health hazard. Dr. Bailey informed the members that the amount spent per child for education in the Oak Ridge School System is $8700, however, if you take out the preschool, which is funded by grants for the most part, the amount spent is $8300. Discussion about the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) involving the Administration centered on the Planning Commission delaying the project for 11 years. It has been put off until next year at this point. The preschool building has also been put off for this year.
Kittery PTA Links Lots of information, Excellent links, Nationwide pta/pto locator. Maine State pta. Maine's oldest and largest membership The fun and easy way to teach nutrition. Operation Lookout http://kitterypta.8m.net/links/links.html
Extractions: RECEIVE EMAIL UPDATES: SEARCH PTO TODAY: By Alicia Miller The Pioneer Elementary School PcTO of Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, has developed a trailblazing project to support their states academic goals of research and independent learning. As part of the Kids Explore Boxes program, parent group members compile books, games, puzzles, and software into themed kits. Twice a week, Pioneer students visit a parent-guided classroom, where they explore the boxes, research a topic they discover that appeals to them, create a project to show what theyve learned, and then share it with others. To know how special our PTO is, you have to realize where we started from. At times, we felt like the only thing the PTO did was raise money. The only thing the teachers did was spend money. Attendance at PTO meetings was low. But through diligent effort, teacher and parent participation has increased in every area, with two family nights per year, one major fall fundraiser, parent involvement in the classroom, science fairs, Earth Day, a publishing center, and new playground equipment. A long list of volunteers now helps our school motto come to life: Parents and teachers working together striving for excellence.
Poetry Teachers How to teach poetry in the classroom. Lots of ideas for educators on teaching poetry in fun and interesting ways. teacher trainings, and pta/pto events. While I've enjoyed of a teacher or pto/pta family? Can you share a great way to teach the pleasures of reading and http://www.poetryteachers.com/authorvisit/authorvisit.html
Extractions: As a children's poet, I have made hundreds of visits to schools for poetry assemblies, classroom writing workshops, teacher trainings, and PTA/PTO events. While I've enjoyed all of these events, some visits were definitely more valuable for the participants than others. I'm convinced that the difference between a successful author visit and one that wastes everyone's time and money is a little advance preparation by the school's teachers, students, and parents. A. Finding an Appropriate Author Have you ever had an author visit your school who wrote wonderful books but was not an enthusiastic or motivating performer? Not every author is as good at presenting their material in person as they are at writing or illustrating. Some authors are better at handling big groups. Some are better with small groups. Some want to talk about their latest book. Some want to talk about the process of writing or illustrating. The best way to make both you and the author happy is to spend a little time and effort searching for the right author for your particular needs.
Extractions: ECW Corporation, franchisor of COMPUTERTOTS/COMPUTER EXPLORERS, delivers children's computer enrichment classes and services with approximately 175 franchise units worldwide and thousands of child care center, preschool and elementary school partner sites. The company serves preschool and school age children and offers consulting solutions, including technology planning and staff training, to educators and administrators. COMPUTERTOTS/COMPUTER EXPLORERS reach extends to such countries as Brazil, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea. Karen Marshall (M.Ed., Ed.S.), president, co-founder and owner, is also an Adjunct Professor of Education with the University of Virginia and has been active in all areas of education for over 30 years. Ms. Marshall is a Board Member (1996-2002) of the International Franchise Association. She was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year for the Greater Washington Area in 1996 and was a finalist in Working Woman's Entrepreneurial Excellence Award 2000 for Innovative Products and Services. She is also a founding member of the Strategic Advisory Board for the University of St. Thomas Institute of Franchise Management. COMPUTERTOTS/COMPUTER EXPLORERS is committed to excellence in computer instruction, delivering weekly classes for students, as well as teacher training in preschool and elementary school settings. Educational technology experts design the self-contained instructional learning packets that teachers use in classes. All teachers are trained in the company's instructional methodology and receive ongoing professional development, teaching enhancements and materials designed for parents/educators. The company brands include:
PTA/PTO Newsletter Article October, 2001 what you read. We teach kids to say, that reminds me of, followedby a personal experience they have had. Older students, who http://www.parkmead.wcsd.k12.ca.us/literacy/newsarticle1001.htm
Extractions: October Article Our next Parent Education night is scheduled for October 11, 7:00 p.m., in the multiuse room. The focus will be on two metacognitive reading comprehension strategies: schema and questioning. These strategies are two of seven strategies that have been identified by the research as things good readers do to help them understand what they read. The October article will focus on the strategy of schema. November will describe questioning. Activating schema means making connections. Making connections enhances understanding of what is read. Good readers use all of their prior experiences and background knowledge to fuel these connections. Connections fall into three categories: text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to- world. A text-to-self connection involves comparing what you have personally experiences with what you read. We teach kids to say, "that reminds me of," followed by a personal experience they have had. Older students, who are more sophisticated evaluators, are also able to make text-to-self connections when the text contradicts personal experience. Text-to-text connection involves comparing what you are reading to other books you have read. Comparisons can include all elements of a story: plot, setting, characters, problem, resolution, etc. We also speak of "Author Schema" when we compare the characteristics of a series of books by the same author.
Press Release Archive 20002001 School Year GE Fund Supports Math Acceleration pta-pto Thrift Shop 2000- Truancy Prevention Press Conference November 10, 2000 - Team teach for an http://www.lynchburg.org/Departments/Public Information/Press Releases/Press Rel
Extractions: Get your students prepared to blast off into the land of imagination with pencil power! For 21 years, Mark Kistler has been teaching kids at over 5,000 elementary schools how to draw in 3-D with this world-famous assembly program. An unforgettable hands-on assembly that encourages students, teachers, and parents to participate. Mark has taught millions of children around the world how to draw...he can teach your students, too! Mark deeply believes that learning how to draw in three dimensions builds a child's critical thinking skills while nourishing self-esteem. His positive messages on self-esteem, goal setting, dream conquering, environmental awareness, and the power of reading have sparked millions of children around the world to discover their awesome individual potentials.
Extractions: MARLBORO "My parents will kill me" is not motivation enough in a day when kids are smarter than you are, according to speaker Thomas Palermo. In an Oct. 2 lecture titled "Stop the Yelling and Gain Cooperation," Palermo told a Marlboro Middle School auditorium crowded with parents that anger and fear tactics are ultimately doomed to fail. Palermo is the founder of Positive Parenting, and an author, trainer and member of the National Speakers Association. The event was sponsored by the Marlboro Board of Education, the Marlboro Township Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse and the communitys PTA/PTO/SCOPE organizations.
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Education Volunteer citizen based pta/pto program. Puppet shows that teach What is a stranger? and what to do if SAFETY any stranger wants to given them something or http://kenoshapolice.com/officer.htm
Extractions: The mission of the Kenosha Police Department is to serve all people with respect, fairness and compassion. We are committed to preserving peace, order and safety; enforcing laws and ordinances; and safeguarding constitutional rights. HOME Site Index Chief of Police Administration ... E-Mail Kenosha Police Department online information Education Program Asst. Chief of Administration Email Officer Walsh, click here OVERVIEW The Kenosha Rotary Safety Center at 5716 14th Avenue houses the Safety Education Division of the Kenosha Police Department. Per city school PTAs the safety officer conducts background investigations for those parents who apply to be part of the Smiley House (Safe Haven) program. During the summer, the safety officer conducts background investigations for those parents who enroll their child/children for one-week safety sessions during the months of June, July and August.
Not Your Mom's PTA and of close relationships between parents and those who teach their children.Increasingly, that image comes not from pta's, but from pto's or Parent http://edreform.com/oped/2001/010709.htm
Extractions: The Washington Times , Monday, July 9, 2001 The name "PTA" may conjure up images of moms working closely with schools, carnivals and other money-raising efforts, and of close relationships between parents and those who teach their children. Increasingly, that image comes not from PTA's, but from "PTO's" or Parent Teacher Organizations, independent parent groups that choose to organize at schools without any affiliation to the national Parent Teacher Association. Why the change? Parent activists are finding an increasing divide between the purposes of their state and national PTA leaders and their own objectives. And they're therefore withdrawing their memberships and forming PTO's. Since 1966, PTA membership has dropped from 12 million to 6.6 million, even as student enrollment has risen from 31 million to 52 million. In response to budgetary cutbacks, the PTA raised its dues a few years ago and 400,000 members dropped their membership. This spring, parents in 22 school districts in Utah dropped out. In some states, PTA membership has dropped as low as 6 percent. Two reasons for these departures seem to dominate, and the national PTA appears unwilling to address either.
Extractions: Home Student Teaching Information Handbook Table of Contents Suggestions for Student Teacher Orientation Each supervising teacher must decide how quickly the student teacher should begin teaching. The supervising teacher may want to consult with the university supervisor in determining how quickly the student teacher should assume his or her duties. Factors such as the knowledge, ability and maturity of the student teacher and the temperament of the class will affect this decision. The student teacher's adjustment to the classroom and assumption of the teaching load will depend upon the individual student, the situation and the supervising teacher. The following list identifies activities, which can assist in the adjustment to the classroom and the assumption of the teaching load.
Extractions: Home Student Teaching Information Handbook Table of Contents Suggestions for Student Teacher Orientation Each supervising teacher must decide how quickly the student teacher should begin teaching. The supervising teacher may want to consult with the university supervisor in determining how quickly the student teacher should assume his or her duties. Factors such as the knowledge, ability, and maturity of the student teacher and the temperament of the class will affect this decision. The student teacher's adjustment to the classroom and assumption of the teaching load will depend upon the individual student, the situation and the supervising teacher. All students are expected to successfully teach one full day before the first progress report, one week before the mid-term report and two additional weeks before the final report. Failure to meet these requirements indicates a weakness in the student teacher's progress. The following list identifies activities, which can assist in the adjustment to the classroom and the assumption of the teaching load. I. Orientation to Total School System
Mentoring Administration and pto/pta. Unfortunately, some schools or pto's will look on achess club as something for only a few Information to teach Your Students. http://www.illinoischess.org/cochess/mentor.htm
Extractions: CoChess provides mentoring information and contacts. How to deal with your school administration and PTO/PTA Organizations you should join or contact. Where to get chess equipment Fundraising ideas ... Where to find a chess coach. For information on mentoring, contact Bonnie Cobia . She can put you in touch with someone in your area who can help you with the questions that will come up when you start a chess club. Here are some brief answers to the questions above. Please note that in many cases these are not the only answers, and the answers here are not meant to promote any particular group, organization, resource, business, etc. more than any other approach. Also, many scholastic chess clubs are happy to let people visit for a few times while they learn how to run their own club. Many times the school administration and PTO will be very supportive of your efforts to start a chess club. The PTO can be a good place to acquire some initial funds (often a matching grant request works well) to raise money to purchase chess equipment. Many schools and administrators are becoming aware of the information that chess programs can work to enhance the educational experience of students. In fact, it can even lead to better reading, math, creativity and other scores. (See Dr. Robert Ferguson's information. One site is
Extractions: How Do You Involve Parents and Guardians? I. Whose Responsibility? A common plea heard throughout the nation is that we must put our "Children First!" That is, first in consideration for school funding, after school programs and physical protection. Politicians have been among the earliest converts to this type of thinking, as evident in the frequency with which the "educating for the future" and "Children First" epitaphs are used during election campaigns. Unfortunately, these notions are premised on the assumption that parents/guardians, as well as educators, already have all the tools needed in order to teach children how to be successful, safe and well-behaved students. For example, many parents/guardians believe strongly that no one has the right or the obligation to teach morality to others, especially to their children, citing freedom of expression and fear of excessive governmental intrusion as key motivators. While people of good intention disagree on whether these concerns are valid, the fact remains that parents/guardians believe (and rightly so) that the job of teaching children right from wrong is theirs. However, parents/guardians have a hard enough time juggling work, family obligations and the often ill-fated attempts at maintaining a social life, that they are already struggling to keep up with the "responsibility" of helping their children with homework, teaching them about sex, AIDS and drugs. And most importantly, it is probably an understatement to say that parents/guardians struggle to find the time (and techniques) to "consciously" teach their children character and moral development.
Extractions: Principal Connections ... Calendar Consider these items: H ighlight key messages about what your school stands for throughout the profile. Example: Reading Works at NSPRA Elementary. Give third-party anecdotal endorsements of how great your school really is. Include comments from parents, visiting dignitaries and community leaders. Highlight awards that your school, staff and students have received. Break out the test score progress of students who have been with your school for three or more years. Highlight accomplishment of former students. Use photos of children as well as photos of academic work. Show the extra-enrichment programs you offer at your school. Remind parents and others that they too have responsibilities in making your school great. Describe how parents have helped you in the past year. Weave in the technology enhancements you have made in the past year.
Extractions: -Emma Goldman Home Grant Opportunities Sample Proposals Let's Write a Grant CD ... Search Our Links Grant-Related Links Federal Agencies Foundation Resources Grants Management Grant-related Publications ... State Agencies Education-Related Links General Interest National Organizations Parent Involvement Publications School Safety Search Engines Technology ... Site Map Research shows that parent involvement in their kids' lives and in the schools is often the key to higher achievement and more successful schools and communities. It is at least a component of many federal and state grant opportunities. Parent involvement makes a difference. I hear from many concerned parents who are doing great things at and for their children's schools. This page is dedicated to those parents. If you have favorite online resources that are not listed here, please let me know!
Cathy Timpone We must teach them how to work in a globally competitive environment and motivatethem to I have been active in pta/pto organizations for 20 consecutive years. http://www.fairlawnnews.com/April-May-2001/Cathy-Timpone.htm
Extractions: Home Features Discussion Forum Events and Free Classifieds (Merchandise, Real Estate, Events,...) Updated Daily and No Charge To Add Your Item Topics Business Education Events and Recreation Food ... Transportation More About Archives / Search E- mail the Editor Links ... Subscriptions Fair Lawn News Spring 2003 From the April - May 2001 Edition Cathy Timpone 1. Do any of your children attend (or have they attended Fair Lawn public schools)?