Thursday's Thoughts

PSTA Weekly News

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#LoveTeaching Week Giveaways

Use the hashtags #LoveTeaching2021 and #PSTALoveTeaching on your posts for a chance to win prizes!

Entires close on Sunday, February 21st at 11:59 pm.

Winners will be announced on Monday, February 22nd.

Member Recruitment Program

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2021 PSTA Virtual EdCamp

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Click here to register!

By participating in this event, you will earn 3 recertification hours.

SCNBN Virtual Hill Day

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Kindergarten Transition Funded Opportunity

South Carolina First Steps is pleased to announce the availability of funds for expanding our Countdown to Kindergarten program. This program is part of a national kindergarten transition model that was developed in South Carolina in 2003. The federal funds will enable more schools and teachers to support the transition of children entering kindergarten in Fall 2021 – at no cost to schools.

Administered by First Steps Local Partnerships with support from local schools, Countdown to Kindergarten is a home visitation and family engagement program pairing the families of rising kindergartners at risk for school challenges with their future teachers during the summer before school entry. Teachers complete six visits with each family, centered on classroom and content expectations.

Teacher benefits include:

  • Online training
  • Flexible caseload size and work hours
  • Stipend
  • Mileage reimbursement

Please share this video with your kindergarten teachers. This will give them an opportunity to hear from seasoned Countdown teachers about their experience with the program.

RBHS tennis coach earns high honor

PSTA Member Brian J. Lim of River Bluff High School was named the 2019–2020 Southern Section Girls Tennis Coach of the Year by The National Federation of State High School Associations. The Southern Section includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Well done, Brain J. Lim!

Click here to read more.

February 2021 on

KnowItAll Collections make it easy to find what you need! Check out our African American History and Martin Luther King Collections! Visit and explore! We also highlight resources for International Day of Women and Girls in Science and World Day of Social Justice.

Professional Development Opportunity

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ENROLL TODAY: Palmetto State Teachers Association's Discount Marketplace

We appreciate you for being a member of Palmetto State Teachers Association and we thank you! That's why we’re excited to offer a discount program through Working Advantage, your one-stop shop for savings with brands you know and love, discounts on local experiences, curated offers just for our organization, and new deals added weekly.

It’s cost-free and easy to enroll. Just visit and begin saving today on items like:

  • Health and wellness products and memberships

  • Food and beverage delivery

  • Electronics and apparel

  • Financial and educational services

  • Home goods and home office supplies

  • Flowers and gifts

  • Attractions, shows, concerts, and sporting events

  • Hotels and rental cars

  • & so much more!


Click on the image below to view the COVID-19 FAQs.