Registration is now open for the 2014 Iowa PTA State Convention.
2014 Iowa PTA State Convention will be held this year in Cedar Rapids, IA on April 4-5, 2014. We will be conducting leadership training, voting on some bylaws updates, and having additional parenting seminars and guest speakers. Please join us! Click here for more information and the registration form.
(Updated January 20, 2014) Happy New Year! I hope you all observed Martin Luther King, Jr. official holiday today by doing something for others. One thing you could do for others is offer a PTA membership to a "senior" along with the information that they will receive an AARP discounted membership for being a PTA member (one of the many benefits offered to PTA members). I want to personally thank you all for accepting the leadership responsibilities at your local unit PTA on behalf of all the children across Iowa and getting our 2013-2014 membership in Iowa over 6,000! But, we want to make it over 10,000 this year, so if you haven't submitted your membership yet, please do so ASAP. Iowa PTA is here to help and serve you and it helps us "bend the ears" of our state and federal political contacts with higher numbers behind us. As Iowa PTA President I want to update you on some important information.
- First, most of the Iowa units should have filed your 990 tax information with the IRS by now. REMEMBER, no unit is exempt from filing this information with the IRS. Taxes are due 3 months + 15 days after the end of your fiscal year.
- Second, SAVE THE DATE for the Iowa PTA State Convention - April 4-5, 2014 (watch your email inbox for future communications) - or click on "Convention" on the left side of this page.
- Third, thank you for sending in your GREAT Reflections entries - we have so many creative and beautiful students! Reminder to make sure you recognize ALL participants in this program.
- Common Core - National PTA has produced a fabulous resource for PTA units to use that explains the Common Core information to parents via a pre-recorded webinar - check it out on www.pta.org
If you are not receiving e-mail information (especially our newly developed e-newsletter), please make sure you have completed the Unit Registration Officer Form.
Liz Mink, Iowa PTA President