Council Leader Update

February 2016

Incorporation Renewals – what does RE mean on the stat report?

Incorporation renewals were mailed from the state office to local units on December 1. They were mailed to the home addresses for both the President and Treasurer of local units and councils. If no officer address information has been provided, they were mailed directly to the school to the attention of the President.

As you look at the statistical report that you receive every month, there is a new column called RE. A checkmark in that column means that the local unit has sent in their incorporation renewal fee.

PTA Day at the Capitol and Student Advocacy Day – Registration is open for both events!

Student Advocacy Day - Saturday, February 20 from 9am to 2pm

Fulton County Government Center – 141 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

"Voices for a Healthier Youth"

Register here!

Onsite registration will be available.

PTA Day at the Capitol – Tuesday, March 1 from 9am to 2:30pm

Fulton County Government Center – 141 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Please wear red!

Register here! Registration includes a buffet lunch at the Freight Depot.

PTA University Schedule

Nominations & Elections Training – Saturday, Feb. 20 (10am-12pm)

Transitioning Your Teams – Saturday, Feb. 20 (1pm-2:30pm)

Nominations & Elections Training – Wednesday, Feb. 24 (10am-12pm)

Transitioning Your Teams – Thursday, March 3 (10am-12pm)

PTA Universities are held at the Georgia PTA State Office – 114 Baker Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. Free parking is available behind the office building and in the front drive. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early. RSVP to if you plan to attend.

State Reflections Ceremony - Sunday, March 6

The Georgia PTA State Reflections ceremony will honor the state level winners and announce the names of those winners moving on to National PTA competition on Sunday, March 6 at the High Museum.

Invitations were mailed this week to students who placed at the state level indicating that they are to attend the event and what time their specific arts area will be announcing their awards.

Georgia PTA Student Scholarship – Applications due March 11, 2016

The annual Georgia PTA Student Scholarship is available to high school seniors. Completed scholarship applications are due to Georgia PTA on March 11, 2016. Please share the applications with your HS PTSA students so that they do not miss this fantastic opportunity to receive scholarship funds from Georgia PTA.

Scholarship Application

Get recognized! Reports for Local Units due March 11, 2016

We are one month away from reports being due to Georgia PTA! Completed reports must be postmarked by March 11, 2016 to be considered for judging by Georgia PTA. Your local unit PTA could earn recognition for Outstanding Local Unit, Hearst Family-School Partnership, Model PTA, Outstanding Principal, Outstanding School Nurse, Visionary, and Birney Butler Outstanding Educator. Don't forget to include the Reports Transmittal Cover Sheet. All of these forms and the cover sheet are located in the 2015-2016 Leadership Resource Guide and can also easily be found on our website at

Need some guidance on how to write the reports? Watch our online video training.

Georgia PTA and Atlanta Hawks Family Fun Night – April 9

Hawks vs. Celtics | Saturday, April 9 | Game starts at 7:30pm

PTA Members and their families have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets in all levels of the arena. In addition to receiving this exclusive discount, your PTA will receive $5 back from every ticket purchased as a fundraiser.

• Everyone purchasing a ticket through PTA will have early access to the arena

• School with most tickets sold gets to participate in the Super FUNnel.

• Two students from ten randomly chosen schools will participate in the Dream Team

• Twelve more students will be our Benchwarmers prior to the game

Order tickets at

Open Position – Youth Services Chair for Georgia PTA

Georgia PTA is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Youth Services Chair. This position serves on the Georgia PTA Board of Directors and would serve until Convention Leadership Training 2017. Applications are due by March 10, 2016.

Letter and Application Form can be found here.

Convention Leadership Training Workshop Planning is Underway – We want your input!

As we plan for our 2016 Convention Leadership Training, we would appreciate your thoughts about which training and workshops most interest you and will be of most value to PTA leaders (both brand new and those who have been serving for several years).

Please take this short survey to help guide us as we develop training workshops that are relevant, educational and provide you with the tools YOU need to lead your local unit or council.

The survey will be open until February 25, 2016.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for ‪#‎CLT2016‬ — June 23-25, 2016 at The Classic Center in Athens. We look forward to seeing you there!

Georgia PTA wants to get social with you!

If you love social media like we do at Georgia PTA, make sure you have "liked" our two Facebook pages – Georgia PTA AND Georgia PTA Membership Moments.

Georgia PTA Membership Moments is a brand new Facebook page dedicated to all things Membership. You won't want to miss out on the great information being shared on that page!

Also, if you are on Twitter or Instagram, follow us @GeorgiaPTA.

Membership Madness – Congratulations to the schools who move on to round 2!

The following local units have advanced to the next round of the Membership Madness Tournament!

D4 – Creekside Intermediate, D5- Alexander II ES, D6- Savannah Arts Academy, D7- Morrow HS, D9- Walton HS, D11- Arabia Mountain HS, D13- Brookwood ES, D9 – Abney ES, D9 – Dodgen MS, D9 – Sope Creek ES, D9 – Kemp ES, D9 – Hillgrove HS


1st place – $1,600 cash prize, an in-school assembly and shooting clinic with the Harlem Wizards

2nd place – $400 cash prize plus a shooting clinic with the Harlem Wizards

3rd and 4th place winners – $400 cash prize to each

Prepare for the Georgia Milestones with Solaro

Through a partnership with Georgia PTA, Solaro has the opportunity to provide children with a comprehensive digital study guide that includes review lessons, study tools, quizzes, self-tests, and practice for year-end exams.

Parents can get an annual subscription to SOLARO for only $50 per child, a savings of 75% off the retail price. For each Solaro subscription purchased, $10.00 will be donated to your school PTA.

SOLARO is 100% aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence/Georgia Performance Standards for Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Sciences, across grades 3 to 12. All content is fully accessible via the web and on mobile devices (iOS, Android, Windows).

Learn more about Solaro at

Council Treasurers: Don't forget to notify GA PTA of schools who pay their dues! Email with your list of schools who have paid.

Online Trainings Available

Georgia PTA offers online training opportunities for all PTA leaders. These videos can be viewed from the comfort of their own home!

If you have local unit leaders who you know have not yet attended training or have an area that they could use more information, we recommend that you share with them this training opportunity.

Georgia PTA Important Dates

Student Advocacy Day – February 20, 2016

PTA Day at the Capitol – March 1, 2016

State Reflections Ceremony – March 6, 2016

Reports (from local units) due to Georgia PTA – March 11, 2016

PTA Day at the Hawks – April 9, 2016

Final Council Report due – May 1, 2016

Convention Leadership Training – June 24 & 25, 2016 (Athens, GA)