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Save the date: February 13-17, 2023 is PTA Take Your Family to School Week!

For over 125 years, National PTA has been encouraging families to get more involved in their child’s education. The timing of the week honors the day PTA was founded, Feb. 17, 1897.

Help Illinois PTA celebrate PTA’s long legacy of family engagement during National PTA’s Take Your Family to School Week—Feb. 13-17, 2023 by hosting Creative Career Fair at your school.

What do careers in the arts have in common with science, technology, engineering and math? During a Creative Career Fair, families will:

  1. Experience firsthand how professionals from an array of careers use the arts in their work.
  2. Understand how an arts education inspires creativity, expands critical thinking and fosters communication and collaboration skills that are used in today’s workforce.
  3. Begin to match students’ arts interests with specific career opportunities.

Read the program guide for more details and join the IL PTA team on Zoom, Thursday 1-12-23 at 7 pm CT.

Aparten la fecha: ¡febrero 13-17 es la Semana de Llevar a su Familia a la Escuela! 

New! Fall 2022 Programs Grants Aug. 23 - Sept. 27

National PTA and our generous sponsors are offering over $600K in funding for PTAs/PTSAs that are in good standing as defined by their state PTA and interested in implementing a fun and engaging National PTA program focused on STEM, literacy, digital citizenship, mental health, healthy lifestyles or the arts.

While funding is not needed to implement PTA Programs, it can be used as extra support in running programs or making programs more accessible to all students. The application process is easy (no prior grant-writing experience is needed) and the funding will help you reach your PTA’s goals in your school community.

The application process for available program funding will close Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Join the National PTA call on September 8th at 11 am to get your questions answered.

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Reflections Program

The 2022–2023 Reflections theme is Show Your Voice! The PTA Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence. Visual and performing arts naturally align with established Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) goals.

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School of Excellence

Enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. 

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 program will be open from May 1, 2022, until October 1, 2022.

Watch Illinois PTA Family & Community Engagement Director, Ofelia Hinojosa as she describes how the National PTA School of Excellence Program can strengthen the bond between your school and community to help students succeed. Watch now in English and Spanish!

Need help starting a School of Excellence at your school? Contact omalloy@illinoispta.org to get started.     

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