Call for Nominations
Michigan PTA members are invited to submit recommendations for nominees for the Michigan PTA positions to be filled by election at the 97th Annual Convention, to be held March 27th – 29th in Lansing, Michigan.
Please share the information and encourage your members to also submit nominations. Nominations must be submitted by September 30, 2014.
Invitation for Nominations
Nominations Eligibility List
Nominations Ineligibility List
Nomination Recommendation Form
2014 Summer Leadership Academy
Saturday, August 23rd
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Royal Oak High School, Royal Oak
Hunger Doesn't Take A Summer Vacation
The Michigan Department of Education is proud to announce the availability of the new and improved Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Site Locator Map. This map will allow families to identify the nearest Meet Up and Eat Up™ site complete with information such as location, meal types, and times. It will even provide driving directions.
Site Locator Map
In partnership with Michigan No Kid Hungry and the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, individuals anywhere in the state also can locate the SFSP site nearest them by dialing 2-1-1 from any landline or mobile phone. These call centers around Michigan will be accessing the MDE Site Locator Map to provide callers with the most up to date information.
Michigan No Kid Hungry is again sponsoring a texting campaign, whereby individuals can text “FoodMI” to 877-877 to receive the most up-to-date site location information. Standard text messaging rates apply.
The Summer Food Service Program serves nutritious meals to children up to age 18 living in low-income areas (where 50 percent or more of the students qualify for free or reduced price school meals). The program can operate in schools, public housing centers, playgrounds, camps, parks, and faith-based facilities.
Research shows a direct relationship between good nutrition and learning. The Summer Food Service Program is a key building block in Michigan communities to develop healthy, happy kids who are ready to learn.
The NEW Common Core State Standards Initiative Newsletter is Now Available!
Advocacy Day 2014
Advocating For Your Child:
In Your District...in Lansing...in Washington D.C.
TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR FALL -
WATCH FOR MORE INFORMATION NEXT MONTH!
We Are Proud to Announce Our Newly Installed Michigan PTA Board Members
Vice President for Leadership Development
Vice President for Membership
Vice President for Member Resource Development
Vice President for Student Involvement
NEW! Michigan Parents' Guide to Assessments and Accountability
Information to Help Families Navigate the Transition to the New Assessments
Developed in collaboration with National PTA, the Michigan Department of Education and the Center for Strategic Research and Communication, the Michigan Parents’ Guide to Assessments and Accountability features information in parent-friendly language. The Guide includes background on the Common Core State Standards, specific information about Michigan’s assessment consortium, the testing timeline, sample test questions, impacts on students, new accountability systems and ways for parents to get involved and support their child’s learning at home.
Download Michigan Parents’ Guide to Assessments and Accountability
Download National PTA's Parents' Guide to Student Success Booklet
Public Education Funding is On Thin Ice
Your Voice is Needed!
Sweeping voucher bills that would take critical funding away from public schools have recently been introduced in Congress. Tell your Members of Congress that you support public education and oppose vouchers!
National PTA Position Statement - Education Emphasis
Vouchers Are Not the Solution
PTA Supports Public Education
In recent years, we have seen movement in Lansing designed to chip away at building a stronger public education system in Michigan. On January 4th, the Detroit Free Press published an op-ed by Representative Tim Kelly asserting vouchers are a proven winner for education reform. Michigan PTA President Teresa Marhofer submitted an opinion in response and an abbreviated version of the article was printed as a letter to the editor.
Michigan PTA Resolution on Vouchers
Read Michigan PTA Opinion
Read Letter to the Editor
Congratulations to Oakwood Elementary PTA in Oxford!!!
Winner of a National PTA Take Your Family to School Week Grant!