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September Leadership Training

Thank you to everyone who attended our September Leadership Training on September 4th at White Plains High School.  We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedules to come!  Thank you to Beth Sniffen, Kaye Jackson, the Region Board, and our presenters for their work!

If you missed it, never fear!  Click here for the Presentations!

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NYS PTA Convention Registration is Open!

Convention is our neighborhood at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Tarrytown, NY.  It has never been in Westchester before.  We are looking to have a strong representation at Convention.

Here are some reasons why to attend Convention:

  • Meet, network and develop relationships with others from all across NYS who love children as much as you do.
  • Vote for new state officers.
  • Determine resolutions long held by our association to be retained or updated, and vote on some new resolutions as well.
  • Hear from National PTA representatives and other keynote speakers.
  • Participate in motivating and informative workshop sessions on current issues, advocacy and leadership training that will help you develop programs, projects and activities in your local PTA.
  • Visit the Exhibitor Showcase and the Reflections Art Gallery.
  • Celebrate the talent of our students with great entertainment and have a lot of fun!

Click here for Registration Material!

Click here to register!

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Advocacy Opportunity Open for WEPR High School Students for Rye Neck PTSA!

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Calling all student leaders!  Do you know a student who would like to have a greater voice in their educational journey?  Do you know a student who could advocate for change in your school district? Do you have students who want to celebrate the positive initiatives in your community? We have designed a day just for them!  We want to hear their voices!

We are so excited to announce the 1st Annual Rye Neck PTSA Student Leadership and Advocacy Conference.  This one-day FREE conference will be an outstanding opportunity for your student leaders to collaborate with their peers from across Westchester and Putnam Counties.  Through skills-based workshops and student-directed brainstorming sessions, they will create a plan to make change happen in their district, their county and even New York State!

It’s time for our students to have a platform to advocate on their own behalf.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Designate a PTA point person to coordinate your high school’s conference team selection.

  1. Work with your Student Government and/or your high school principal to encourage and invite students to apply.

  1. Distribute or post Registration Packets making them accessible to all interested high school students across all grade levels.

  1. Collect essays, review submissions and select a team of 3 or 4 students (one from each grade).  We suggest working with your high school administration to ensure fair and impartial essay selection.

  1. Once selected, connect with your student team to generate excitement for this amazing day which will feature meeting Senator Shelley Mayer, working with New York State PTA members, and a chance to participate in the FIRST EVER New York State PTA Student Lobby Day.

  1. It is important to remember, this is a day just for students.  PTA members and parents do not need to attend. However, if you are interested, we do have limited volunteer opportunities for PTA members.


YOUR students will make this day an amazing success.  We can’t wait to hear what they have to say.  We look forward to answering any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us anytime at the information below or visit us at www.ryeneckptsaadvocacy.org.

 
Mindy Wintermantel
(914) 772 – 4317
 
EJ Flynn
(914) 413 – 7900

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Heroes In Education

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Important News!

  1. There have been some requests from units for a Letter of Determination.  These letters can be obtained from Sean Hannam, NYS PTA Treasurer at treasurer@nyspta.org. Make sure that you include your unit code and unit name in the email.
  2. Make sure to update your Annual Officers’ Contact Information on MemberHub. If you have any questions, please contact weprmembership@gmail.com for help.
  3. Insurance application/invoice packets were mailed directly from AIM Insurance to all unit presidents and council presidents. The packets included documents that needed to be signed and returned to AIM with a check. Due Date was June 1st. If you need help, contact the Region Director, westchestereastputnam@nyspta.org. Council Presidents just have to fill out the forms.
  4. Insurance Certificates will be sent to unit presidents by AIM starting in June when both the premium is paid and the Annual Officers’ Contact Information has been filed out.

Region Board Meeting Dates

Region Board Meetings location TBD

Meetings begin at 6:45 p.m. sharp

  • Saturday – September 7, 2019 – Region Board Training

  • Thursday – October 3, 2019 – Region Board Meeting

  • Wednesday – November 6, 2019 – Region Board Meeting

  • Tuesday – January 7, 2020 – Region Board Meeting

  • Thursday – February 6, 2020 – Region Board Meeting

  • Wednesday – March 4, 2020 – Region Board Meeting

  • Thursday – April 2, 2020 – Region Board Meeting

  • Tuesday – June 16, 2020 – End of the Year Meeting

WEPR PTA Special Events

Learning, experience, and networking is priceless.

Region and NYS PTA training/conferences are required budget lines for units/councils for 1-2 persons to attend.  This may be a PTA officer or a member who shows interest. Whoever attends must report back their training experience and information. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – Summer Leadership Training – White Plains High School Library – $10.00/person

Thursday, December 5, 2019 –  Fall Conference Dinner – DoubleTree by Hilton Tarrytown – $60.00/person

Saturday, February 29, 2020 – Advocacy Breakfast – White Plains Education House – Free Event

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 –  Spring Conference – DoubleTree by Hilton Tarrytown – $60.00/person

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