Dear Bessie Coleman Middle School,
Congratulations on earning the 2016 President’s List Award!
Your PTA has already achieved Active Status AND reported more members than all last year. Way to go, keep up the great work!
2016-17 President’s List Award emblem is a truly a badge of honor
because you are one of 1,045 in the state of Texas that earned this
award. We hope you will show it off in your PTA emails, social media
channels, and your PTA’s website.
a reminder, this month marked the first month of the 85th Legislative
Session. School funding will once again be in jeopardy and our job is to
send a powerful message to our elected officials. Last spring, we were
told we would need to be louder than ever before.
a powerful senator told Texas PTA that we will have to be a LOT LOUDER
next with oil prices down, revenue will be reduced and funding for
public education, which represents 1/3 of the state’s budget, will be at
risk. Not only will we not likely see increases in funding, we may see
cuts to funding for public schools." - Ellen Arnold, Texas PTA Lobbyist
I would like to invite
you to Texas PTA Rally Day, February 27, 2017! By attending Rally Day,
your community’s voice will be heard and will influence the future of
our children. Take a moment to review the Texas PTA Legislative Priorities
Some in your community may not know about our advocacy efforts. Share
the information and ask them to add their voice, by joining your PTA.
Texas students cannot afford for us to overlook! #everymembercounts when
we work to make every child’s potential a reality at the Capitol. All
you need to do is submit membership roster and dues for at least 10 new
members by January 31st to win the Welcome Back Award; and many more are
well within your reach. Visit http://www.txpta.org/local-and-council-pta-awards
to learn about every award opportunity and their corresponding deadlines.