Sign for REMIND and get the latest information from SCPTA

download (1)Be sure to sign up for REMIND so you receive important text reminders about SCPTA general membership meetings; Clothing Bank volunteer schedule; specific donation needs at the Clothing Bank; Reflections deadlines, etc.

It’s easy to sign up for this FREE service that many teachers and coaches already put to use. Just text @scptag to 81010. You will be asked to reply with your full name, then you’ll receive a text confirming that you are on the REMIND thread for SCPTA!

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The Clothing Bank Work Schedule is completed.  Please send as many volunteers as you can on your assigned day!  Volunteers can work any day that they are available.  Thank you!

Clothing Bank School Assignment Schedule 

2015 – 2016

 The Clothing Bank is open to shoppers from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm every Thursday

Volunteers are needed from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

September

3           Central, Pipkin, Westport, Study, Campbell, Westport, Bissett, York, Weaver, Boyd, Weller, Greenwood

10          Glendale, Pershing, Hickory Hills, Sequiota, Field, Wilder, Pittman, Bingham

17          Hillcrest, Reed, Pleasant View, Robberson, Bowerman, Williams, Watkins, Fremont, Truman, Greenwood

24          Parkview, Jarrett, Carver, Cowden, Sherwood, Holland, Sunshine, Delaware, Rountree, McGregor, Twain, Portland

*Open Saturday, September 5, 9-11 am

October

1             Kickapoo, Cherokee, Wilson’s Creek, Mann, Jeffries, Disney, Harrison, McBride, Gray

8             Central, Pipkin, Westport, Study, Campbell, Westport, Bissett, York, Weaver, Boyd, Weller, Greenwood

15           Glendale, Pershing, Hickory Hills, Sequiota, Field, Wilder, Pittman, Bingham

22           Hillcrest, Reed, Pleasant View, Robberson, Bowerman, Williams, Watkins, Fremont, Truman, Greenwood

29           Parkview, Jarrett, Carver, Cowden, Sherwood, Holland, Sunshine, Delaware, Rountree, McGregor, Twain, Portland

November

5              Kickapoo, Cherokee, Wilson’s Creek, Mann, Jeffries, Disney, Harrison, McBride, Gray

12           Central, Pipkin, Westport, Study, Campbell, Westport, Bissett, York, Weaver, Boyd, Weller, Greenwood

19           Glendale, Pershing, Hickory Hills, Sequiota, Field, Wilder, Pittman, Bingham

*Open Saturday, November 7, 9-11 am

* Open Saturday, December 5, 9-11 am

**Closed December 10, 2015—January 7, 2016

January 2016

14           Hillcrest, Reed, Pleasant View, Robberson, Bowerman, Williams, Watkins, Fremont, Truman, Greenwood

21           Parkview, Jarrett, Carver, Cowden, Sherwood, Holland, Sunshine, Delaware, Rountree, McGregor, Twain, Portland

28           Kickapoo, Cherokee, Wilson’s Creek, Mann, Jeffries, Disney, Harrison, McBride, Gray

February 2016

4             Central, Pipkin, Westport, Study, Campbell, Westport, Bissett, York, Weaver, Boyd, Weller, Greenwood

11           Glendale, Pershing, Hickory Hills, Sequiota, Field, Wilder, Pittman, Bingham

18           Hillcrest, Reed, Pleasant View, Robberson, Bowerman, Williams, Watkins, Fremont, Truman, Greenwood

25           Parkview, Jarrett, Carver, Cowden, Sherwood, Holland, Sunshine, Delaware, Rountree, McGregor, Twain, Portland

March 2016

3             Kickapoo, Cherokee, Wilson’s Creek, Mann, Jeffries, Disney, Harrison, McBride, Gray

17           Central, Pipkin, Westport, Study, Campbell, Westport, Bissett, York, Weaver, Boyd, Weller, Greenwood

24           Glendale, Pershing, Hickory Hills, Sequiota, Field, Wilder, Pittman, Bingham

31           Hillcrest, Reed, Pleasant View, Robberson, Bowerman, Williams, Watkins, Fremont, Truman, Greenwood

* Open Saturday, March 5, 9-11 am

**Closed March 10, 2016

April 2016

7             Parkview, Jarrett, Carver, Cowden, Sherwood, Holland, Sunshine, Delaware, Rountree, McGregor, Twain, Portland

14           Kickapoo, Cherokee, Wilson’s Creek, Mann, Jeffries, Disney, Harrison, McBride, Gray

21           Central, Pipkin, Westport, Study, Campbell, Westport, Bissett, York, Weaver, Boyd, Weller, Greenwood

28           Glendale, Pershing, Hickory Hills, Sequiota, Field, Wilder, Pittman, Bingham

This is also the last day the Clothing Bank will be open for the 2015-16 School Year

 

 The Clothing Bank is located within Study Alternative Center at 2343 W. Olive Street. We are located on the back, or northeast side of the building. Parking is usually available along the north side of the building.

Clothing Bank Opening August 6

The SCPTA Clothing Bank opens August 6, from 9-11 a.m. and from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Our volunteers are already out working hard to make sure that we are well stocked!11204026_10154000383779409_3731492587224607932_n

Officer Orientation

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Please join us for SCPTA Officer Orientation on Thursday, Aug 6, from 6-8 p.m. at KAC, Room B. We would like for a member of each unit to RSVP with the number of officers attending so we may plan accordingly. Please send your RSVP to: crgraphics@sbcglobal.net. We look forward to seeing you!

PTA Takes Action – September 2015

Advocacy has been the cornerstone of PTA since our founding in 1897 and remains the primary focus today. Many major landmark policies for children such as child labor laws, the Juvenile Justice System and hot school lunches, are examples of PTA advocates pushing for reform. Of course changes don’t take place overnight. Advocacy is often a gradual process. It requires patience and year-to-year efforts. Most of all it requires advocacy remain a primary focus not only at the National and State level but also the local unit level. It is the job of the unit legislative chair to both inform and encourage advocacy by all our members.

When you appoint a legislative chair for your unit make sure they contact the state PTA office to give them their contact information (office@mopta.org).  This will ensure your legislative chair is added to the list to receive emails and other resources from MOPTA.

Encourage your members to sign up for Missouri PTA legislative alerts at this link: http://mopta.org/jcdc-take-action/

Encourage your members to sign up for National PTA legislative alerts at this link: http://cqrcengage.com/npta2/app/register?1&m=15903

 Encourage your members to attend our Council’s annual advocacy events.  We will host our annual legislative focus council meeting in November and our annual school board candidates’ forum in March.  Your attendance at these events (and all council meetings) matter, so make plans now to attend and recruit additional members to join you. Remember that you can bring an unlimited number of members to any council meeting, however, only 5 may vote if a vote on council issues occurs during our business meeting.

 

 

National PTA Member Benefits

National PTA is a membership association. People join to support the work you do locally and the work PTAs do collectively to help children, families and schools. We rely on our over 4 million members to contribute their time and skills to schools and communities around the country and overseas.

The number one reason to join PTA is to benefit your child.

In addition National PTA teams up with businesses committed to supporting PTA’s mission of serving all children by offering our members special discounts, fundraising opportunities and other unique deals.

Look for current member benefits providers at this link:   National PTA Member Benefits

National PTA Member Benefits flyer

Council Reflections Training

Two trainings are planned for SCPTAs’ Reflections program.

40th Reflections Logo-PMS208Saturday, Aug. 29, 4:30pm – 6:00pm

and

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

at the Brentwood Library, 2214 Brentwood 65804

Also, please watch this 30min video or take the Reflections Leader e-learning course to walk through a step-by-step process for engaging students, parents and educators in Reflections while learning about resources and tools provided by your State PTA and National PTA.

Recruit a committee/team of volunteers to assist with program tasks. Also recruit community arts professionals to review artwork and determine awards.

Flier for students: Let Your Imagination Fly…

Judging RubricJudging Score Card

Missouri State PTA Reflections Toolkit 2015-2016

National PTA Reflections Resources

Save the Date:  Springfield Council of PTAs Reflections Showcase event, Sunday, January 17, 2016

PTA Takes Action – Summer 2015

US Capital

Even though school is out, it is important to remember that our National PTA is still busy advocating on behalf of children and families in our Nation’s capital.

Here are a few things “we” are working on:

ESEA-NCLB reauthorization.  This bill provides for the funding for title programs in our schools.  It was due for reauthorization and has been in “continuance” since 2007.  This means that funding has remained flat for these programs for 8 years.  The Every Child Achieves Act (s. 1177) is scheduled to be considered on the Senate floor starting July 7.

Education funding cuts.  National PTA opposes bills that propose cuts to education funding.  Congress has cut overall spending by 4% since 2011, however, overall spending on youth programs dropped by 9% during these years.

Juvenile Justice Legislation.  National PTA supports reauthorization of the Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2007 (s. 1513).

Take Action.  Ask your members of congress to co-sponsor The Family Engagement Act (ask Rep. Long to co-sponsor H.R. 1194 and ask Sen. McCaskill and Sen. Blunt to co-sponsor S. 622) today!  Schools need parents to help close the achievement gap.  National PTA makes it easy for you to reach out to Washington DC via this link:  Take Action on the Family Engagement Act of 2015.

For more information about National PTA advocacy this summer, read and share this Take Action newsletter:  PTA Takes Action – July 1, 2015.

Perfect Attendance Winners

Congratulations to the following schools for their perfect attendance at Council meetings this year.  Each unit received $250 from SCPTA for their effort:  Jeffries, Watkins, Harrison, Robberson, Sequiota and Carver MS!  Way to go volunteers!!images

State PTA Reflections Winners

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Congratulations to our State PTA Reflections winners!  We are proud of you!

“The world would be a better place if…” State winners:

DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY

Middle School

4th place               Kaya Higgs                           Greenwood

Intermediate

HM                         Kate Lundell                       David Harrison Elementary

Primary

2nd place               Brooklyn Lundell              David Harrison Elementary

FILM PRODUCTION

High School

2nd place               Christopher Mitchell       Greenwood

Middle School

HM                         McKenna Fink                   Cherokee

HM                         Nikolas Noonan                 Cherokee

Intermediate

5th place               Eva Manary                        Rountree

LITERATURE

High School

4th place               Grace Watson                   Greenwood

HM                         Sweong Park                      Greenwood

Middle School

HM                         Lawlli Manes                      Central

HM                         Sarah Foote                        Cherokee

Primary

2nd place               Sarah Trotman                  David Harrison

HM                         Annabel Scholz                 Pershing

MUSIC COMPOSITION

High School

4th place               Nicholas Waldron             Kickapoo

Middle School

1st place                Faith Nelson                       Jarrett

5th place               Benjamin Brake                   Jarrett

HM                         John Georgiades              Central

HM                         Samantha Thomas           Jarrett

Intermediate

5th place               Elaine Klepper                   Rountree

HM                         Gavin Duncan                    Greenwood

HM                         Lily Prescott                        Greenwood

Primary

HM                         Thomas Klepper               Rountree

PHOTOGRAPHY

High School

1st place                Hannah Ledesma             Greenwood

2nd place               Haley Snow                        Kickapoo

3rd place               Rachel Haennl                   Kickapoo

4th place               Bayley Flavin                      Greenwood

5th place               Cora Gonder                      Kickapoo

HM                         Shelly Sechler                    Greenwood

Middle School

4th place               Evelyn VanDenBerg        Central

5th place               Jessamyn Baker               Greenwood

HM                         Hailey Youngblood          Central

VISUAL ARTS

High School

4th place               Faith Morgan                     Kickapoo

5th place               Julie Sharpe                        Central

HM                         Charolette May                Kickapoo

HM                         Hannah Duckworth         Kickapoo

Middle School

2nd place               Scotlyn Belew                    Cherokee

HM                         Leann Cantrell                   Central

Primary

HM                         Jalyn Green                        Sherwood

SPECIAL ARTIST (Preschool – Grade 12)

2nd place               Shelby Packwood            Horace Mann

3rd place               Ethan Webster                  Horace Mann

5th place               Patrick Strong                    Horace Mann

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