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  • Sunday, February 12, 2006

     

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    February 12- 18th PTA introduces the national
    Take Your Family to School Week

    This week PTAs nationwide will introduce PTA Take Your Family to School Week to connect families with their children’s school experiences. PTA has designated the week of February 12-18, 2006, to strengthen parent-school partnerships with this new yearly event. PTA leaders aim to work with principals and teachers to plan special events throughout this special week to motivate parents to step away from the daily grind and into their children’s school.

    Take Your Family to School Week coincides with PTA Founders Day (February 17) that commemorates the day when PTA began its work 109 years ago of encouraging parent involvement in children’s education.

    This year, the California State PTA will hold its annual meeting at the Anaheim Convention Center May 10th-13th. Orange’s own long time PTA and community activist Gisela Meier is on the local PTA Convention Program Committee. The Convention Program Committee is looking for vocal, dance and instrumental groups with up to 35 performers to entertain an audience of up to 5,000 delegates and dignitaries at the May convention. The groups will perform for about a half hour at the beginning of each general session. The schedule is as follows:

    Wednesday, May 10 - Entertainment -- 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Color Guard -- 4:30 p.m.
    Thursday, May 11 - Entertainment -- 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Friday, May 12 - Entertainment -- 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 13 - Entertainment -- 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.; Color Guard -- 9 a.m.

    All groups must come from a PTA school. Each entertainment group will be given a $250 stipend to help cover transportation costs. For more information about performing, contact information or an application
    CLICK ON:http://www.fourthdistrictpta.org/06convention-performingarts.html .

    For more information on Orange County’s 4th District PTA programs
    CLICK ON:http://www.fourthdistrictpta.org/

    For information on PTA’s Founder’s Day and National PTA's founders Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Alice McLellan Birney
    CLICK ON: http://www.pta.org/ap_founders.html

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