District 13 Update

Slate of District Officers Announced!

D13 Nominating Committee Announces Slate of Officers

D13's Nominating Committee has submitted the following slate of officers for 2015-2017.

District Director: Tracy Thompson
1st Assistant Director: Dawn Stastny
2nd Assistant Director: Amanda Weber
Secretary: OPEN
Treasurer: Pam Grigorian

The election for district officers will be held at our Spring Conference on May 6, 2015 at Whitlow Elementary School at 9:30am. If you are attending the Spring Conference, be sure to bring your current membership card so that you can receive a voting delegate card.


Thank you to Solaro/Castle Rock Research for being a PLATINUM LEVEL Sponsor of the 13th District! Check out Solaro at www.solaro.com and www.castlerockresearch.com


Thank you to Box for being a Platinum Level Sponsor for District 13. Learn more about what Box has to offer at https://www.box.com/home/.


Thank you to Spiritwear.com for being a GOLD LEVEL sponsor for the 13th District of Georgia PTA! Check out Spiritwear.com at www.spiritwear.com!


Thank you to Mac Fundraising Solutions for being a Gold Level Sponsor! Learn more about Mac Fundraising Solutions at www.macfundraisingsolutions.com


Thank you to Revved Up Kids, Inc. for being a GOLD LEVEL sponsor this year! Check out Revved Up Kids at www.revvedupkids.org.

District 13 Spring Conference

Wednesday, May 6th, 9:30am-12pm

3655 Castleberry Road

Cumming, GA

We hope that you will join us for our District 13 Spring Conference on May 6th at Whitlow Elementary School! We have lots of exciting things planned for our attendees, including a vendor fair, brunch, district meeting and elections, entertainment from Whitlow ES students, tours of Whitlow's Vex robotics lab and garden, and, of course, our annual awards and recognitions. Lisa-Marie Haygood, Georgia PTA President-Elect will also be there with us and will share her vision of Georgia PTA for her term as President (July 2015-July 2017).

Check-in, brunch and vendor fair begins at 9:30 am.

We have 17 vendors signed up for the event!

Cost to attend is $10 per person. To RSVP, please send an email to d13gapta@gmail.com with the name of the attendees and your school name. Send checks payable to 13th District of Georgia PTA to Susan Hayes, 1804 Fenton Manor, Cumming, GA 30041.

We hope that all our local unit leaders will attend and invite their principal to attend. Also, invite your newly elected officers for next year so that they will have the opportunity to meet all the vendors.

MADD -- PowerTalk 21 Workshop Registration

On April 21st, MADD will offer a free 15-minute online workshop that will give parents research-based tips and tools to talk with their children about alcohol so that they really listen. Go to this link to fill out the form and a link to the virtual workshop will be emailed to you on April 21st to watch at your convenience in the comfort of your own home. http://www.madd.org/underage-drinking/powertalk-21/powertalk-21-webinar.html

The Role of Nutrients and Hormones on Brain Function

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:00pm
@Forsyth County Board of Education, Room 380

1120 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, GA 30040

Dyslexia Forsyth is pleased to have Dr. Krishna Doniparthi, MD
Triple Board Certified, Family Medicine, Functional Medicine, Bariatric Medicine

Please join us as Dr. Doniparthi discusses how hormones and nutrients affect brain function and behavior of children and adults. He will talk about the importance of brain fitness and the specific steps you can take to improve overall brain health. Optimal brain health is essential to increased focus, better memory and improved learning capacity! This event is free and open to the public. No reservation is necessary.

Input Next Year's Officers By May 1

Local units: Once you've held your elections, please be sure to input the information for those officers into the Georgia PTA database. Officers need to be input by May 1. The online data entry is available this year. You can access it here. https://clt.georgiapta.org/

Important Upcoming Dates

May 6 -- District 13 Spring Conference at Whitlow Elementary School; 9:30 registration(awards, celebration, vendor fair and officer election for D13)

May 13 -- CCC New Officer Training

May 13 -- FCC New Officer Training

May 19 -- FCC Principals and Presidents Lunch

June 26-28 -- National PTA Convention in Charlotte, NC Register Here!

July 10-11 -- Georgia PTA Convention Leadership Training (CLT) Register Here!