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    Pennsylvania PTA Monthly Webinar 

    "The Nomination Process for Your Local Unit and Councils"

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  • Pennsylvania PTA Cultural Awareness in Family Engagement  Mini-Grant 

    Application deadline: January 31, 2022 

    Summary: Win a $500 grant!!   Simply design a program that effectively  engages the diverse cultures in your school and community.  

    Family Engagement in Education 

    Decades of research prove that when families are actively involved in their child’s education, student achievement improves, students earn higher grades and test scores, they have fewer  disciplinary referrals, and schools get better as a result. 

    About the PA PTA Cultural Awareness in Family Engagement Mini-Grant Purpose and Scope: The cultural awareness mini-grant aims to: 

    1. Increase the capacity of local PTA units to design programs that are receptive to  culturally diverse families. 
    2. Provide incentives that foster a spirit of inclusivity and acceptance of all cultures. 

    Funding: Mini-grants are non-sponsored awards in the amount of $500.  The requested grant amount and  timeline should be designed to fit the needs described in the proposal.  

    Eligibility: All PTA units in good standing as of October 31, 2021. 

    To be considered a PTA in “good standing”, your PTA MUST: 

    Remit your state and national dues by October 31, 2021. 

    Forward a copy of your latest 990, 990N, or 990EZ as required by IRS regulations. Forward a copy of your 2020-2021 audit report. 

    Have Bylaws that are current (reviewed and revised within the last five years).



    Selection Process and Criteria: In this competitive process, proposals will undergo review by  members of the PA PTA Family Engagement Committee. 

    Selection criteria include: 

    Quality and feasibility of proposed program 

    The direct link to at least 2 of the National PTA’s Standards for Family School  partnerships 

    Participation from parents, teachers, and school staff  

    Application Guidelines: 1 or 2 – page proposal should include the following: PTA name and unit number 

    Name, title, and contact information of applicant 

    Principal signature and PTA president signature 

    Brief description of request: 

    o What do you plan to do? 

    o Timeline (when is your program going to take place)? 

    o What do you hope to accomplish? 

    o Benefits to students, families, and school 

    Post Award Requirements: Grantees will be required to submit a project and budget report at  project completion and share their experiences at the 2022 PA PTA state convention. 

    Submissions are due by January 31, 2022  by 6:00 pm 

    Submissions: Submit electronically to mhess@papta.org. Applicants will be notified of award  decisions by March 15, 2022. 

    Questions: Please contact, Family Engagement Chairman, familyengagement@papta.org or call the Pennsylvania State Office at (717) 564-8985.  

    Website: www.papta.org

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  • Pennsylvania PTA Cultural Awareness in Family Engagement  Mini-Grant 

    Application deadline: January 31, 2022 

    Summary: Win a $500 grant!!   Simply design a program that effectively  engages the diverse cultures in your school and community.  

    Family Engagement in Education 

    Decades of research prove that when families are actively involved in their child’s education, student achievement improves, students earn higher grades and test scores, they have fewer  disciplinary referrals, and schools get better as a result. 

    About the PA PTA Cultural Awareness in Family Engagement Mini-Grant Purpose and Scope: The cultural awareness mini-grant aims to: 

    1. Increase the capacity of local PTA units to design programs that are receptive to  culturally diverse families. 
    2. Provide incentives that foster a spirit of inclusivity and acceptance of all cultures. 

    Funding: Mini-grants are non-sponsored awards in the amount of $500.  The requested grant amount and  timeline should be designed to fit the needs described in the proposal.  

    Eligibility: All PTA units in good standing as of October 31, 2021. 

    To be considered a PTA in “good standing”, your PTA MUST: 

    Remit your state and national dues by October 31, 2021. 

    Forward a copy of your latest 990, 990N, or 990EZ as required by IRS regulations. Forward a copy of your 2020-2021 audit report. 

    Have Bylaws that are current (reviewed and revised within the last five years).



    Selection Process and Criteria: In this competitive process, proposals will undergo review by  members of the PA PTA Family Engagement Committee. 

    Selection criteria include: 

    Quality and feasibility of proposed program 

    The direct link to at least 2 of the National PTA’s Standards for Family School  partnerships 

    Participation from parents, teachers, and school staff  

    Application Guidelines: 1 or 2 – page proposal should include the following: PTA name and unit number 

    Name, title, and contact information of applicant 

    Principal signature and PTA president signature 

    Brief description of request: 

    o What do you plan to do? 

    o Timeline (when is your program going to take place)? 

    o What do you hope to accomplish? 

    o Benefits to students, families, and school 

    Post Award Requirements: Grantees will be required to submit a project and budget report at  project completion and share their experiences at the 2022 PA PTA state convention. 

    Submissions are due by January 31, 2022  by 6:00 pm 

    Submissions: Submit electronically to mhess@papta.org. Applicants will be notified of award  decisions by March 15, 2022. 

    Questions: Please contact, Family Engagement Chairman, familyengagement@papta.org or call the Pennsylvania State Office at (717) 564-8985.  

    Website: www.papta.org

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  • To read the National PTA and Virginia PTA statement on the shooting at Heritage High School, please click on the link below:

    Statement on shooting at Heritage High School

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  • National PTA Statement on Most Recent Gun Violence Incidents

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    Your kid is awesome.  Smartphones are awesome, but awkward conversations about online safety and privacy...not so awesome! Until now. 

    The Smart Talk gets parents and kids togetherto have a clear conversation about all devicesyou and your kids use and how to be responsible.

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