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SCCPTA 2nd Quarter Newsletter 
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SCCPTA Executive Board
President--Katie Burris
1st Vice President, Leadership
Beth Karoly
2nd Vice President, Operations
Liz Merrill
Treasurer--Karen Mazzola
Recording Secretary--Polly DeLucia

Message from the President

On behalf of SCCPTA, thank you for all your hard work for the benefit of students, parents and teachers at your schools! We hear about many of the programs, events and fundraisers families are enjoying at your schools and around the community. We are pleased to know so many benefit from your efforts!
One of these programs is the PTA Reflections program. Thank you to all Reflections Chairs and committee members across Seminole County who encouraged our talented students, and worked on their behalf to showcase all their creativity as they “Let Their Imaginations Fly”! Winning artwork from each participating school has been submitted; the difficult job of county judging is underway, and we look forward to the April 2016 event to celebrate local, county, and state winners!
Thank you all for your advocacy and for voicing your thoughts and concerns about high stakes testing, funding, recess and more to support all children. It is important we continue to give students and parents FSA preparation resources. A legal change is required to allow the use of tests; until that time, all may access the FSA Portal for practice questions, information and email alerts.
Enjoy the holidays with your families and friends, celebrate with all your favorite things, and we look forward to more in 2016! Thank you for all you do!

Katie Burris
President SCCPTA 2015-2016

Save the Date!
SCCPTA Winter Leadership Training – 3rd General Meeting
Wednesday, January 20 @6:00PM (Election of Nominating Committee)
Educational Support Center, Sanford

Watch for more information!
Florida PTA Legislative Conference
Sunday, January 24- Tuesday, January 26

Tallahassee Center Conference Room
215 S. College Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

 
This year’s theme is “Taking Action for Kids”, something we, as PTA advocates, do every day. Hot topics will include discussions of bills on Juvenile Justice, Guns on Campuses, Florida Assessments and other health and safety-related issues. This conference is a great opportunity to learn about the issues affecting our children’s education, to tour the Capitol and to meet with legislators. The event kicks off with a dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, January 24. On Monday, January 25, we will have speakers throughout the day; breakfast and lunch are provided. For those interested, we will be touring the Capitol on Tuesday, January 26, with an opportunity to meet with legislators. This is a great opportunity to learn about PTA’s role in advocating for all children. Add your voice! More information is available. Registration is now open:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ebteuhrpad8eacfa&llr=mnz88veab&showPage=true%E2%80%8B
 
Arts Alive in Seminole!
Thank you to those who donated to Arts Alive Seminole! The event was held Saturday, November 21 at the Westin in Lake Mary. This annual performance fundraiser is presented by The Foundation for SCPS, and all proceeds are donated to help fund Seminole County Public School's performing and visual arts programs. Thank you to all who supported and participated in this event!
The following local units donated cash or auction items to this year’s event. 
Altamonte Elementary PTA
Carillon Elementary PTA, 
Chiles Middle PTSA
Eastbrook Elementary PTA
English Estates Elementary PTA
Geneva Elementary PTA
Goldsboro Elementary PTA
Hagerty High PTSA
Heathrow Elementary PTA
Indian Trails Middle PTSA
Lake Brantley High PTSA
Lake Mary High PTSA
Markham Woods Middle PTSA
Milwee Middle PTSA
Red Bug Elementary PTA
Sabal Point Elementary PTA
Sanford Middle PTSA
Walker Elementary PTA
Wekiva Elementary PTA
Wilson Elementary PTA

Winter Springs High PTSA

Many, many thanks for supporting a strong arts education for our children!
News from Florida PTA:
Florida PTA held a “Stand Up and Be Counted Day” on Friday, Nov. 13. Local PTA units called, texted, emailed and Facebook messaged membership numbers by the thousands. We are PTA strong! We heard from local units in 12 different counties throughout the state of Florida; from far north Escambia County to southern Dade County. Membership recruitment is a year round initiative; local units have until May 1 to submit new members to the State Office. Keep up the great work!
COMPLIANCE CHECKLIST...have you completed all of the following?
  • Copy of IRS Tax Filing Nov 15, sent to FlaPTA by Nov 30
  • Audit/Financial Review as of June 30, sent to FlaPTA by Sept 30
  • Membership Dues, $3.50 per membership sent to FlaPTA monthly, some due no later than Dec 15!
  • SCCPTA Dues, $50, due to SCCPTA by Oct 1
  • Bylaws, reviewed at least every 3 years
  • New and Returning Officers Form, online with FlaPTA July 1 (review and update as needed)
All of these activities are essential to participate in PTA programs and to be eligible for recognition and awards.
In January/February, at your next General Meeting, consider revising your budget and appointing a Nominating committee.
Become a SCCPTA Business Partner
Thank you to our SCCPTA Business Partners! 
These business support Seminole County Public Schools through their continued efforts in training, resources and scholarship opportunities for PTA’s, the students, parents and families that they represent throughout the county. We ask our local PTA units and their families to consider these Business Partner's pledge of support and, in turn, support the businesses to continue an alliance between community and education. 
Central Florida Fundraising Books
Snifty Pencil Toppers
Volusia Discount Card
Seminole County Discount Card
Lollipops
Helping Make Life Goals a Reality


Cindy Price, CFP
865 N. S.R. 434 Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 
Altamonte Springs , FL 32714

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