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1 Langtree PTA voice! Langtree

2 Mission: The overall purpose of PTA is to make every childs potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Photo credit: Emily Paternostro 13 Reflections Entry Diversity Means

3 What we do… The school budget is not enough. Langtree PTA helps by: Buying seat-sacks to provide needed storage Buying homework planners Paying for bus transportation for field trips Booking educational assemblies Hosting Grandparents day Buying and upgrading technology Sponsoring Kindergarten Registration Organizing fun social events Providing funds to teachers for supplies Celebrating and rewarding students & MORE! Every Child School Budget PTA Funds

4 How we get it done… PTA Membership, the best $6 you ever spent! National PTA at work: Recruiting outstanding leadership Legislative meetings with the US Department of Education Making recommendations to Congress Being the nations largest child advocacy group Being a resource for parents and teachers so that they may take informed action for a better education system Ortha Thornton, president of National PTA. A retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel and his last two assignments were with the White House Communications Agency and United States Forces-Iraq in Baghdad. Thornton earned the Bronze Star Medal for exceptional performance in combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom 2009-2010.

5 Where do you fit in… Attend meetings Be on a committee Support PTA sponsored events Help fundraise Speak up

6 A Glimpse of Your Langtree PTA: Putting FUN in Fundraising Vendor Fair 2012 Parent and community home-based businesses Cupcake Wars Photo booth A visit from Maggie Moo

7 Dining events & Community outings Social time…

8 Reflections: Art in education Visual art Literature Dance Film Photography Music Programs with a purpose…

9 Parent Education: Rachels Challenge Kick-Off to National Anti- Bullying Week Crockett Middle School Tuesday, October 1st 7PM Working Together to Keep Kids Safe Langtree multi-purpose room June 2014

10 Rachel Scotts story… How YOU can start a chain reaction

11 Supporting outstanding teachers… 2012-13 Langtree Teacher of the Year Julie Smith In the 2011-12 school year, PTA helped Julie publish her 4th book. It was her inspiration that guided us through a year of community service and opened our hearts to hear a very important message.

12 Serving our community…

13 Highlights of what is in store this year… Fall Festival Saturday, October 19th Photo credit: Gloria Schultz Reflections Diversity Means

14 Book Club Tuesdays 8AM-8:45AM

15 Family Game Night with the Brain Wash Game Show Thursday, January 30th

16 BINGO & TRICKY TRAY Friday, February 28th

17 Langtrees got Tale nt too! June 6, 2014


19 Your Executive Board Ada Gallicchio, President Lisa Schulz, 1st Vice President Danielle Nutt, 2nd Vice President Tom Swayne, Treasurer Lisa Donnelly, Recording Secretary Angela Mendola, Correspondng Secretary

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