#BTSBTPTA16 Rescheduled

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To Whom It May Concern:

Our 15th District PTA Back to School Back to PTA Conference originally scheduled for Tuesday, September 27 at Flaget Conference Center has been rescheduled. The new date is Thursday, October 13 from 9 am to 3 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience, however due to low attendance it came to our attention the event was conflicting with other pre-scheduled PTA and school events. This conference is a great opportunity for our local PTAs to come and hear information to take back to your local units.

If you are a vendor we will offer you a full refund, or you can just move your registration over to our new date. And if you are a participant you too are being offered a full refund, or again you can move your registration to the new date being scheduled.

We appreciate your patience; this was not an easy decision; but a necessary one.

Sincerely,
Heather Wampler
15th District PTA President

New forms can be found here:

Voter Registration Drive

Calling All Our PTAs

Last Day to Register to Vote- October 11, 2016 by 4:00 p.m.

The deadline to register to vote or make address or name changes for the General Election KRS 116.045(2)

We are NOT in support of any candidate or political party, this is ONLY a Voter Registration Drive!

 

Dear PTA Leader,

We ask that you check with your principal to see if you can hold a Voter Registration Drive at your schools Open House, Parent /Teacher Conference or any other school event you might have before October 10, 2016.

A kit is being sent to your school with the following enclosures:

  • Voter registration forms
  • Manila envelope, pre-addressed to Election Center that the voter registration forms can be placed in once they are completed
  • Each school building has a JCTA Representative that will return the pre-addressed Election Center envelope to be mailed in by October 10, 2016

To be eligible to register to vote, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States and be 18 or older on or before the General Election November 8, 2016
  • Not be a convicted felon. If you have been convicted of a felony, your civil rights must have been restored
  • Not have been judged “mentally incompetent” in a court of law
  • New registrations, address changes, or name changes must be made no later than October 11, 2016 for the November 8, 2016 General Election.

What will be on the November 8, 2016 Ballot:

  • President of the United States of America
  • Jefferson County Board of Education- Districts 2, 4 and 7
  • Metro Council
  • US Senator
  • US Representative
  • State Senator
  • State Representative
  • Justice of the Supreme Court
  • Circuit Judge
  • District Judge
  • Circuit Judge Family Court
  • And Other Offices

Download PDF: voter registration drive flyer

Board Trainings

Please join us for our upcoming “Community Wide Board Trainings”.

August 17th.  12-2 Shawnee Library

August 31st.   6-8 Indian Trail Elementary

September 8th 12-2 Southwest Library

September 19th 6-8 Southwest Library

October 5th 6-8  Bon Air library

October 18th 12-2  Fern Creek Library

November 1st 6-8  Central High School

November 15th 12-2  Jeffersontown Library

Sign Up Now! Back to School/Back to PTA Conference

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Click here for the: BTS_Registration_Form_2016

August 2016 Newsletter

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Hot off the Press!!

Our 15th District PTA August newsletter has been mailed to all PTA Officers. An electronic copy of the August Newsletter is available for you to share with all your members.

Please make sure we have your updated officer’s list by completing the attached form. Please email it to sharon.whitworth@jefferson.kyschools.us or fax to 502-485-7062.

Reflections Note Cards Now Available

Purchase your Reflections note cards today!

The 2014-2015 Reflections theme was “The World Would Be A Better Place If…”.  And now you can send thank you notes, greeting cards, or send an entire set to someone as a gift! Click here to order.

 

Please Visit The JCPS Early Childhood Page

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ALERT: Financial Review Form New Deadline July 15th Per KDE Redbook

ALERT New Deadline: Kentucky PTA fiscal year is July 1st through June 30th, so it will be necessary to plan ahead and be prepared to meet submission requirements.
• Submit Financial Review Form to Principal of your School per Kentucky Department of Education Accounting Procedures Redbook Regulations. Each PTA/PTSA must submit an annual financial report to Principal of your School by July 15th.
• Mail Financial Review Form to Kentucky PTA, 148 Consumer Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601 per local unit bylaws by July 15th.
Financial Review Form 2015 2016

ACTION ALERT #3 – Flexible Funding

March 21, 2016

Kentucky Education Action Team (KEAT)
Weekly Budget Messages:
THIRD KEAT ACTION ALERT

For three weeks the Kentucky PTA is sending its members messages regarding the Governor’s proposed education budget cuts. Each week we will focus on a different program that if cut will directly affect our students’ education.

Here is a template letter for the third week’s budget focus: Flexible Funding. We are asking that you send this letter to your Senate or House Representative.

  • Feel free to add your own personal experience with each program and more information about how you feel it benefits the state and our children.
  • If you do ask for a response, please make sure to include your email address, phone number, address and/or other contact information.
  • Please share any responses you receive from legislators with Sharon Whitworth, Kentucky PTA Legislative Commissioner at swhitwo1@aol.com .

It is vital that we reach out to our legislators at this crucial time. We appreciate all that you do for the children of Kentucky.

Cherie Dimar
Kentucky PTA President

ACTION ALERT #2 – Funding for Preschools

March 14, 2016

Kentucky Education Action Team (KEAT)
Weekly Budget Messages:
SECOND KEAT ACTION ALERT

For three weeks the Kentucky PTA is sending its members messages regarding the Governor’s proposed education budget cuts. Each week we will focus on a different program that if cut will directly affect our students’ education.

Here is a template letter for the second week’s budget cut: funding for preschools. We are asking that you send this letter to your Senate or House Representative.

  • Feel free to add your own personal experience with each program and more information about how you feel it benefits the state and our children.
  • If you do ask for a response, please make sure to include your email address, phone number, address and/or other contact information.
  • Please share any responses you receive from legislators with Sharon Whitworth, Kentucky PTA Legislative Commissioner at swhitwo1@aol.com .

It is vital that we reach out to our legislatures at this crucial time. We appreciate all that you do for the children of Kentucky.

Cherie Dimar
Kentucky PTA President

ACTION ALERT #1 – Funding for FRYSCs

March 9, 2016

Kentucky Education Action Team (KEAT)
Weekly Budget Messages:

For the next three weeks we will be sending you messages regarding the Governor’s proposed education budget cuts. Each week we will focus on a different program that if cut will directly affect our students’ education.

Here is a template letter for the first week’s budget cut: Funding for FRYSCs. We are asking that you send this letter to your Senator and House Representative.

  • Feel free to add your own personal experience with each program and more information about how you feel it benefits the state and our children.
  • If you do ask for a response, please make sure to include your email address, phone number, address and/or other contact information.
  • Please share any responses you receive from legislators with Sharon Whitworth, Kentucky PTA Legislative Commissioner at swhitwo1@aol.com .

It is vital that we reach out to our legislatures at this crucial time. We appreciate all that you do for the children of Kentucky.

Cherie Dimar
Kentucky PTA President