Our PTA Leaders
National PTA President - Otha Thornton, Jr.
Florida PTA President - Eileen Segal
PCCPTA President - Michelle Alfred
Plumb Elementary PTA President - Thomas Jamo
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Oct. 30, 2013)—“National PTA has played a leading role in educating families and communities about the Common Core State Standards and is committed to supporting them every step of the way as states transition to the standards,” said Otha Thornton, National PTA President. “Raising awareness and increasing understanding of the Common Core State Standards remains a high priority. We are pleased to partner with Univision to support its Accion por la Educación! initiative to help engage Hispanic families and the community, ensure they are knowledgeable about the Common Core State Standards, and ensure Hispanic students graduate college and career ready.”
To help educate families about the Common Core State Standards, National PTA has developed a wide variety of tools and resources, including the Parent’s Guide to Student Success. The grade-by-grade guide explains the standards and key items that children should be learning in English and math, features activities parents can do at home to support their child’s learning, and highlights questions parents can ask their child’s teacher. The guide is available to families in Spanish through the website at www.eselmomento.com.
Through a variety of activities on continuing throughout the year, National PTA and Univision will work together to raise awareness and increase understanding of the Common Core State Standards, as well as other educational issues of critical importance to the Hispanic community. For more information about Accion por la Educación!, visit www.eselmomento.com.
About National PTA National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.
About Univision Communications Inc. Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching approximately 96% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching approximately 89% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Distrito Comedia; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company’s platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; UVideos, the first bilingual digital network serving Hispanic America offering popular Univision and new original and third-party programming, to be an on-demand service on whatever device audiences choose; and Interactive, a network of digital products and offerings including Univision.com, which continues to be, the No. 1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services; and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.
FLORIDA PTA LEGISLATION EDUCATION CONFERENCE
MARCH 16 - 18
Last Chance to Register!
Recommendations for Nominees for Florida PTA Officers and Committee Chairs
by Mindy Gould, Florida PTA Nominating Committee Chair
The election for Florida PTA officers will be held at the annual Florida PTA Leadership/Convention in July 2014. The officers of the Florida PTA shall consist of the following:
VP Leadership Development
VP Regions & Councils
VP Membership Development
VP Educational Development
* Please note that nominations are not in order for the "president" position, as the current president elect automatically becomes president.
Recommendations may be submitted to the chair of the Nominating Committee by local units, county councils and individual members of the state board of directors. In order to be considered, recommendations must be received in the state office on or before March 28, 2014, at 5:00 P.M. Eastern time.
Please refer to the Florida PTA Letter of Intent for the officer job descriptions (found below) and online at www.floridapta.org, for the committee chair job descriptions. In addition, nominees should possess these qualifications:
Recommendations for nominees shall be handled in the following manner:
Health and Wellness
***At this time the Region Representative positions are being redeveloped and redefined. Watch for more information on the updated positions.
Although these committee positions are created by the board of directors, the Nominating Committee would like to know of anyone who would like to be considered. Please follow the same procedures listed above to submit your recommendation and make sure it is received in the state office on or before March 28, 2014.
March 20, General Meeting Topic
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Friday, March 21, will be our annual "Walk For Plumb" Fundraiser! This event is always enjoyed by our students, so we are planning hard for them! This year's Grand Prize, provided by the PTA, will be an iPad Mini. The winner will be chosen by a random drawing from tickets earned by all students submitting at least $25.00 to the Walk! Be sure to read the March Pelican Post on this website for more information. Good luck everyone!
4pril 3, 2014 is our next General PTA Meeting! Our Special Guest Speakers for the evening are Corey Joy, the "Security Superman" from Network People, and Joan Reubens from Pinellas County Schools. Corey will be telling us more about how we can protect our children on the internet, and Joan will be at her Prevention Specialist best when she speaks out against bullying! Please join us for this extremely important Program as we all learn how to better protect our children in this world we live in!
March is "Music in our Schools" month. Please join us on March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the MPR, for our yearly 4th & 5th Grade Spring Choral Concert. Ms. Lance is planning a wonderful program, and the children have worked very hard to learn the music. Let's all go and support them!