October 2015 Newsletter

PTAOctNews15_Page_1District News!

Hot off the Press!!

Our 15th District PTA October newsletter is mailing soon to all PTA Officers. An electronic copy 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.

2015-16 PLC Rounds Information

JCPS is inviting community, corporate and parent partners into several schools throughout the school year to observe teachers in action. Participants will get a chance to interact with the principal as well as observe a team of teachers actively engaged in the PLC model. Teachers are working together to problem solve and strategize how they can best serve the individual needs of the students they teach. I have attached a personal invitation from Dr. Hargens inviting our parents to these sessions. Although times are during the day, which may be difficult for working parents, we do have a variety of times that may fit well into a lunch hour or a visit before they go into work. Parents are welcome to attend as many sessions as they would like. For additional information please contact Melissa Barman at (502) 485-3834.

PLC Parent Letter
2015-16 PLC Schedule

Get Out the Vote!

Nonprofit VOTE’s voter registration tool makes registering to vote fast and easy. Developed by Rock the Vote over several election cycles, it uses simple prompts and state specific instructions to guide voters through the voter registration process. When a voter finishes filling out the form, all they need to do is print it, sign and date it, and return the form to the election office address provided.

Speaking Up for Children

Advocacy Training


Speak up for children. Learn how to advocate for students at the state level. For more information, please contact Sharon Whitworth, KY PTA legislative commissioner.

Voice for our Children

voiceBeginning Sept. 10, parent cohorts will meet on the second Thursday of each month. Click for more info.


New Board Training Opportunities

Bring your board members to one of our upcoming training sessions at Gheens. Get great information about how to successfully run your PTA for 2015-2016. Perfect for every officer on your board, old and new.

July 23 6pm-8pm Flex A
August 6 6pm-8pm Flex A
August 26 6pm-8pm Rm G05-G06
September 9 6pm-8pm Flex A
September 16 12pm-2pm Flex B
October 8 12pm-2pm Flex A
October 29 6-8 Flex A
November 12 12pm-2pm Flex B

Click here to RSVP.

Email training@15thdistrictpta.org with questions.

Attention Vendors

The 2015 Back to School/Back to PTA Vendor’s Fair is coming up September 23. Send in your vendor registration form today!

Financial Review Form

Required 2014-2015 Financial Review Form (formerly Audit Report Form) Deadline: August 15, 2015

Mail this Financial Review Form to Kentucky PTA, 148 Consumer Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601

Kentucky PTA and local unit bylaws require all PTAs and PTSAs to file a Financial Review Form with Kentucky PTA by August 15, each year, to remain a “unit in good standing.”

Financial Review Form

2015-2016 CAP Schedule

The CAP Volunteer schedule for 2015-2016 is now available. Please click the following links to view:



Click the link for more information about the 15th District’s Clothing Assistance Program.

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.


Back To School/Back to PTA

Recap Coming Soon!