2017 Advocacy Training and
PTA Day at the General Assembly
January 29 and 30, 2017
REGISTRATION Deadline: January 13, 2017
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 3-5pm – PTA Information and Training Session
VAPTA Legislation Program, Priorities, and Positions
Upcoming legislation affecting public education
How to talk to legislators
Receive talking points for meetings with your legislators
Network with other PTA members and students
Students are FREE
MONDAY, January 30 – PTA ADVOCACY DAY at the General Assembly!
Meet with your legislators
Reserved seats for both General Assembly Sessions
Advocate for your school and the VA PTA!
Arrival times for all VB Council of PTA Events will be at 6:00 pm and the event will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.
- Reflections Roundtable: 11-10-16 – Plaza Middle School
- Reflections Drop-off: 11-16-16 – Salem Middle School (Cafeteria)
- Reflections Celebration: 2-23-17 – Green Run High School
- Annual Dinner: 5-11-17 – Great Neck Middle School
- Spring LTI: 6-8-17 – Larkspur Middle School
PTA Leaders and Volunteers,
Welcome to the Virginia Beach Council of PTAs. This year promises to be an exciting year for our leaders, parents, PTA members and students. As to the 2016-2017 school year is set to begin, the Virginia Beach Council of PTAs is here to support you. I hope to work with you and beside you as we enter in to the year ahead. I hope to be a leader that supports you as you strive to be the best unit you can be!
It is the goal of council to continue to help strengthen and grow our outreach and advocacy programs throughout our local units and schools. We continue to grow and change and this year will prove to be no different!
As we begin a new PTA year, please know that you are not alone. You are equipped with a very experienced Council Board. In addition, we have fantastic District and State volunteers who want nothing more than to see you succeed. We will work together to make each unit a success.
Finally, I would like to thank you for your commitment to PTA. Thank you for the countless hours you have volunteered at all levels of the PTA. I also thank you for all of the support you have already given me as we start this journey call PTA together. Without you, many things that we do would not be possible.
If I can be of any assistance to you during the upcoming year, please do not hesitate to contact me at AliceMCatherman@gmail.com or 757-769-9524.
Keep up the good work!
Together in PTA,
VB Council of PTAs