Reflections Ceremony & General Meeting – Dec. 16

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The 2014-2015 Reflections theme is “The World Would Be A Better Place If…”.

Date: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Reflections Ceremony & General Meeting at Durrett Auditorium
Reception following at Gheens

Program Details

JCPS Elementary School and Registration Period under Way

Elementary School Application and Registration Under Way


Date: Nov. 15, 2014
To: 15th District PTA Members
From: Heather Wampler, 15th District PTA President


On Tuesday, Dec. 16 2014 during our Reflections Recognition / General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. the following amendments will be brought forward to vote on. It will take a 2/3 vote to pass.

Motion #1

In Article 7, Section 3-d, of our bylaws, the word “no” has been inserted between “serve” and “more”, then “1” has been stricken, and “3” inserted, and an “s” added to “term”; so that Article 7, Section 3-d now reads “A person shall be eligible to serve no more than 3 terms in the same office.”

This change is continued in Article 7, Section 9-b (#2) to read “Officers of the district may not serve more than three (3) terms.” The article’s alphabetized letters have also now been rewritten correctly.

Motion #2

In Article 7, Section 5, “may”, and “/” between “president” and “shall” have been stricken; so that Article 7, Section 5 now reads “The president shall appoint a parliamentarian.”

Motion #3

In Article 6, Section 10, “Membership” has been stricken, and “Recognition” inserted; so that Article 6, Section 10 now reads “Kentucky PTA Honorary Life Recognition”.

Motion #4

In Article 6, Section 10-b, “each year” has been added at the end of the sentence; so that Article 6, Section 10-b now reads “An honorary life member may be an active member upon payment of dues to a local PTA/PTSA each year”.

Motion #5

In Article 6, Section 6 and 7, “15th” has been stricken, and “1st” inserted; so that Article 6, Sections 6 now reads “Each local unit PTA/PTSA of this district shall pay annual dues of 20 cents per member to the district based on last year’s membership sold.  Dues must be remitted by October 1st.”   Article 6, Section 7 now reads “Only members of a local PTA/PTSA who have paid dues by the October 1st deadline may participate in the business of that association.  Voting privileges will be reinstated upon the receipt of dues paid in full.”

Rationale: We have always used the Oct 1st date as the deadline so we have changed our bylaws to meet/agree.

Any questions please contact the 15th District PTA at:

319 South 15th Street
Louisville KY 40203
(502) 485-3535 office

College-Going Events Supporting the JCPS Males of Color Resolution

In June of this year the Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education passed a resolution to support Males of Color in the JCPS district.  As part of this work, the Department of Diversity, Equity and Poverty Programs will be sponsoring TWO NEW EVENTS during the month of November to support the college and career readiness of males of color in our district.
Resolution in Support of Males of Color

*  The first event will be a Free College Application Event for JCPS High School Senior males of color.  This event will be held Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at the Louisville Urban League [1535 W. Broadway, 40203].  During this event, college bound Jefferson County High School Senior males of color will have the opportunity to apply to schools around the country at no cost. Seniors will be able to apply to each school if they bring 7-10 copies of the following:

  • Students’ high school transcript
  • Students’ senior year schedule
  • Students’ ACT/SAT Scores

11-8-14 College Application Event

Information on obtaining a JCPS transcript can be found through your student’s counselor or at

*  The second event will be an ACT Boot Camp to be held Saturday November 22nd, 2014 at the Louisville Urban League [1535 W. Broadway, 40203].  The ACT Boot Camp will provide males of color in grades 10-12 with proven strategies that can lead to a higher score on the ACT, which is a critical factor for college admittance and obtaining scholarship dollars.
11-22-14 ACT Boot Camp


Who will be “Shaping the Future” of our children?

This Nov. 4 Election, four JCPS School Board Positions are up for election. District 1’s candidate is unopposed, but districts 3, 5 and 6 have multiple candidates running.

The 15th District Parent Teacher Association recently hosted a School Board Candidates’ Forum, It was moderated by Devin Katayama, Education Reporter from WFPL Public Radio. In case you missed it, we have just released our video recording of the forum. Be sure to get informed about the candidates in your district before you vote on November 4. If you’re not sure which district you live in, use the “district finder” below.

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Note: The 15th District PTA does not endorse any candidates.


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Over 150 PTA board members and chairs were in attendance for the 15th District PTA Back-to-School/Back-to-PTA Conference on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Gheens Academy.

We were honored to welcome special guest Ivelisse Castro, a National Service Representative from the Field Services & Training Department for National PTA.

Copies of presentations and handouts from the Programs/Projects Track can be found here.

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Effectively Branding Today’s PTA Workshop Handout 2014

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge

15th District PTA Officers Form 

All Clothing Assistance Program appointments must be made by family resource coordinators. We do not take walk-ins, every person must have an appointment. Thank you!


Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt 09/03/14
Chuck E. Cheese’s 09/15/14

Mark’s Feed Store 10/15/14


30 Day Notice to Amend Bylaws

On Wednesday, September 24, 2014 during our Back to School Back to PTA Conference /General Meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the following amendment change will be brought forward to vote on. It will take a 2/3 vote to pass.

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Important Dates 2014-2015

Back to School Registration Form September 24

Vendors Fair September 2014
Invitation Letter

Vendor Application


KY PTA Letterhead

July 1st, 2014

Dear PTA/PTSA Leaders,

Congratulations on your new role as a leader and advocate for children in Kentucky for 2014-2015. Your PTA/PTSA and elected leaders are one of the keys for success for your students, school, community, district, and Kentucky PTA. All depend on your volunteer work to enhance these successes. This handbook is for you and other officers/leaders in your PTA/PTSA. This Leaders’ Notebook for the 2014-2015 year is posted here.

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