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    Pennsylvania PTA Monthly Webinar 

    Webinar - May 25th

    8:00 PM

    Awards and End of Year To Do List!!

    Please Join Us!!!



    Marie Merkel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Monthly Webinar

    8:00 PM


    Pennsylvania PTA Let's Chat
    Join the Board of Directors as we talk about programs and success in our PTAs!!
    Let's Chat - Sunday, May 7th - 7:30 PM

    Meeting ID: 861 0822 5611
    Passcode: 852881
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    Join our State Board of Directors and PTA Leaders to Discuss Topics That You Want to Talk About!!

    (Membership, Bylaws, Treasurer Info, Leadership, Activities, Training, etc.)


    Congratulations National PTA Reflections Winners!!


    to the 6 students from

    the Pennsylvania PTA

    who were chosen as winners

    in the National PTA Reflections Contest!!

    three students received Awards of Excellence


    three students received Awards of Merit.

    They will be recognized at

    the National PTA Virtual Convention

    in June.

    Congratulations to these 6 students


    all of the 102 students who

    won at our state level of judging!


    Award of Excellence

    Laighton Macuga  

    Dance Choreography - Intermediate  

    “My Voice-My Heart-My Dance”  

    Sunset Valley PTA - Region 4  

    Avery Schneider 

    Literature - Intermediate  

     “My Inner Dragons”  

    East Pike Horace Mann PTA - Region 7

    Ariana Siddiqui 

    Music Composition Primary

    “My Voice Through Music”  

    Clarks Summit Elementary PTA  - Region 16


    Award of Merit

    Aiden Colaiuta   

    Music Composition  - Middle School  

    “Take a Stand”  

    Norwin Middle School PTSA - Region 4  

    Malena DeJesus

    Literature  -  Middle School  

    “Mental Health Matters”

    Norwin Middle School PTSA  -  Region 4  

    Elizabeth Pecora

    Visual Arts - Primary  

    “Happy Dance”  

    Freeland Elem/Middle PTA - Region 15            

    Students can now start preparing entries for

    the 2023-24 Reflections Contest

    with the theme

    “I Am Hopeful Because…”



    Calling All Future PTA State Leaders!!!

    It's not too late to send your nomination forms!

    Please send all nominating forms via 

    email to 


     via USPS to Nominations Chair 23 Sunnyside Dr. Drums, PA 18222

    All information is located on our website

    The Pennsylvania PTA is looking for nominees for:

    President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer,

    Region Directors (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16),

    Bylaws & Policies Chair, Arts in Education Chair, Legislation & Advocacy Chair,

    Membership & Extension Chair, Family Engagement Chair, Health & Safety Chair

    If you have any more questions about the process,

    please contact the Nominating Committee Chair,

    Maureen Ciavarella at


    Coming Soon...

    Virtual Summer Leadership 

    Saturday, July 8th, 2023

    9:00 AM - Details on website under Trainings

    All members welcome


    In-Person State Convention (Altoona, PA) 

    October 14-15, 2023

    "Be the Light for Every Child"

    Our convention will include workshops,

    business meetings, and the installation of our next

    PA PTA President, Beth Dale,

    and the

    State Board of Directors

    for 2023-2025 Term

    Join us in person for this wonderful experience of networking and valuable information for PTA Leaders and Members!!



    Thank You Greeting Cards

    Those who can, do. Those who can do more, VOLUNTEER.   

    If there are a few parents and educators that “do more”  be sure to thank them!

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    Please forward all Local Unit and Council Officer Registration forms via email to

    These forms need to be filled out even if the officers have remained the same. 

    Thank you!

    Your President, Marie Merkel

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