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South Lakewood Elementary wins Jan Harp Domene Award

 

The National PTA Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach Committee, is pleased announce that South Lakewood Elementary  PTA  application has been selected to receive the Jan Harp Domene Award.

This award recognizes PTAs that best demonstrate exemplary work in the area of diversity and inclusion and their commitment and dedication to outreach to all families.

Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!

Colorado PTA 95th Annual Convention

Thank you to all who attended the 95th Annual Convention. Details coming soon for the 96th Annual Convention in 2017!

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2016-17 Officers List

The Officer’s List form for 2016-17 is now available on our Forms page. Download yours now.

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2015-2017 National PTA School of Excellence Awards

Three Schools in Colorado were awarded with the 2015-2017 National PTA School of Excellence Award! We are excited for the work that our local units are doing and want to Thank all of our families, students, educators, staff, schools and communities that are helping to Advocate for Every Child With One Voice!

And the Winners Are....

What Can PTA Offer?

As a school principal, administrator, or board member, you know all about shrinking budgets, increasing class sizes, and government mandates on testing and instruction. You face multiple challenges. There are all kinds of parent groups out there, but there is only one PTA.

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The Colorado Academic Standards

Colorado PTA Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) Committee is comprised of real moms, dads, teachers, administrators and community members who support public education in Colorado. Our goal is to work together to join in advocacy for Colorado children, share factual information, eliminate rumors and rhetoric that negatively impact children and education and to start conversations that lead to offering all children a bright future in college and career. You can sign-up for a presentation for your PTA by emailing pta_cas@copta.org.

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Check out our Committees page and click on each title to see all of the different ways you can get involved with The Colorado PTA!  Make sure you also check out our resources for scholarshipscommunities, school accountability committees, male involvement in the PTA, special education, and military alliance for parents and partners!

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There are a host of grants, conferences, conventions and other opportunities that are beneficial to our members and will help to educate and strengthen your advocacy efforts within your PTA. Be sure to check them out!

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National PTA Olympic Membership Challenge

Just learned that National PTA is holding a membership challenge: Gold medal – 5% increase in membership; Silver medal – 2%-5% increase in membership; bronze medal – 0.01%-2% increase in membership. May 31 membership numbers will be used. Colorado PTA is only 975 members below last year’s numbers. I think we can do it!! Let’s go for the Gold (and at least get a...

March Madness Membership Challenge

Join Colorado PTA for the March Madness Membership Challenge for another opportunity to win $200 for your PTA/PTSA! In March, go for the 3 pointer!  For each three members reported during March your PTA will get an entry into the drawing, i.e. 9 members = 3 entries. Plus, PTAs that submitted their two Membership Reports (Nov. and Feb.) on time will get an entry into the drawing! Didn’t submit the 2nd Membership Report, don’t foul out, get it in now! PTAs that submitted more than two Membership Reports between July 2015 and February 2016 will get one additional entry into the drawing. Contest ends March 31.  PTAs must be in good standing by then to win! Five PTAs will be randomly selected! GOOD...

Archive: 2015 Legislative Conference Schedule

March 11, 2015 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Registration and Welcome Table– Colorado State Capitol Rotunda Come check in at the Colorado PTA table in the State Capitol, pick up your registration packet, name tag and grab-and-go breakfast items before you get ready to explore your capitol your way. Your Day at the Capitol – Take the Morning to explore the Capitol with Colorado PTA In the morning participants can: Watch from the gallery at the 9:00 a.m. opening of the House and Senate Go on a tour of the newly renovated Dome (9:15 a.m.) or take the full Capitol Historical Tour (10:00 a.m.) Act like a lobbyist- Send a note to your legislator(s) asking them to come off the meeting floor and meet you for a quick chat Attend morning House and Senate Committee Meetings- Schedule TBD Go on a tour of the nearby Ralph S. Carr Judicial Center Take a picture with Lifetouch Photography to commemorate your day with Colorado PTA Meet other Colorado PTA members and supporters of education from across the State 11:00am- 2:30 p.m. Workshops and Keynote Lunch – After a morning at the Capitol, our conference changes location to the nearby Knights of Columbus Hall, located at 1555 Grant Street, Denver, for our workshops and panel presentations. 11:00 a.m.- Welcome to the 2015 Colorado PTA Legislative Conference – A member of Colorado PTA welcomes our attendees to this day of education and advocacy before the start of our featured panel and workshops: Workshop #1 Can You Hear Me Now: How to be Heard by your Local School Board. Workshop #2 Show Me the Money: The Current...