The Marjorie Holwick Wall of Fame is a special recognition program to honor educators, parents, students, and volunteers who have made special contributions in the lives of children. In 2002 the wall of fame was changed to the “Marjorie Holwick Wall of Fame”, to honor Marjorie who served as the Kansas PTA State Parliamentarian for 27 years, through 13 administrations. Members are encouraged to honor outstanding volunteers, outstanding students, as well as outstanding educators. The proceeds from these nominations become contributions to the Kansas PTA Future Teacher Scholarship Fund and Teacher Graduate Study in Education Fund.
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Hello Kansas PTA Units! As you may know, Kansas PTA has entered into an agreement with MemberHub for your use as a PTA Unit, and communication ease with Kansas PTA when you are submitting membership, membership dues, and required documentation, such as your 990 submission and annual audit. Kansas PTA requires all units use MemberHub for membership submission, membership dues, and documentation notification. MemberHub does provide additional tools for you that make it easier to run your PTA and engage your families with PTA. You are not obligated to use the additional features of MemberHub (selling items, creating directories, and communicating with [...]
March 23, 2020 Re: Communication within Local PTA Units Greetings Kansas PTA Unit President, Due to the closing of Kansas schools by the Governor, we know that many of you are wondering how to conduct essential business within your local PTA. Please know that Kansas PTA is here for you and we will all work together to make sure that everything continues to run smoothly for your unit and school. I have been asked specificallym “How do we handle year end elections?” and “How do we communicate to our members about elections?” Your local Unit Bylaws should in most respects [...]
Immunization Requirements for the 2019-2020 school year have changed. The changes now require: Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students - two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine 7th and 11th graders - one dose of the Meningitis vaccine is required All other vaccine requirements remain the same. For further information on immunizations, see the Kansas Department of Health and Environment webpage at http://www.kdheks.gov/immunize/index.html
Click this link for Smart Snack Information that answers questions about the Smart Snack regulations, and this pdf which gives guidance about exempt fundraisers.
Register by Friday, June 18th for a virtual workshop about the Zero Suicide Model that will be held on June 30th. Online Workship Registration Toolkit from Zero Suicide Institute
By Kimberly Martin, Kansas PTA Vice President of Advocacy 2019-2021 According to the Center for Disease Control Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (CDC WISQARS) 78 children, teens and young adults are injured or killed by guns on a daily basis in the United States (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2019). The safest home for children and teens is a home without guns, but there are ways to make homes with guns safer. It is not enough to teach kids gun safety or not to touch a gun if they find one (“Firearm-Related Injuries Affecting the Pediatric Population,” 2012). There are [...]
1. Families Together Inc. is a wonderful resource for families in Kansas who have children with special needs. Programs are available in English and Spanish and are provided at no cost. They can help answer questions about how to access educational services, health plans and resources. They can help parents develop advocacy skills for their child and connect parents to other parents who have gone through a similar path. You can access their resources here: https://familiestogetherinc.org/ 2. Federal IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act) law lays out important provisions that schools must follow when evaluating students for special education services, [...]