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Important News

• Are you new in your PTA role in 2020-2021? Online training from the VAPTA is available!  Click on the “Training Links” tab at the top of this page.

• Our new membership theme is that “PTA is no longer a noun. It’s a verb!”  Awesome all new Membership Campaign materials NOW available at https://www.pta.org/home/run-your-pta/membership-campaign.

• Virginia PTA “FAQ Friday Fall Back to Basics” – Getting your questions answered and back to basics. This link will be updated each Friday by the VAPTA. https://www.vapta.org/pta-basics/pta-resources/faq-friday

Back to Basics Handbook now available!  Click here to download Guidelines & Resources for Local Units and Council during virtual operations.

• Spread the Word!! Reflections will still be taking place in the 2020-2021 school year! More details to follow soon. Please see our Reflections webpage for more information.

LOG YOUR VBCPS VOLUNTEER HOURS!  Please remember to log your volunteer hours – click the link below. Your hours need to be logged even if we are virtual!! Thank you for all of the time and dedication you are placing into this very different school year.  One reason it is important to log your hours is that VBCPS uses the number of volunteer hours when applying for grants.
http://www2.vbschools.com/volunteers/hours/recordhours.asp

Looking for an easy virtual fundraiser?  Check out the new and improved Box Tops mobile app!  No more clipping, just share the info with your school parents & partners.  Click here for more info.

•  2020-2021 VAPTA Officer Contact InformationOnce you have elected your 2020-2021 PTA Board of Officers, please take a moment to complete this Contact Information as requested for future correspondence. Please review the references to Memberhub communication.  The deadline to input this information is June 15th annually. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  https://www.vapta.org/officer-contact-information

• Virtual Guidance Extended & Virtual Financial Review Guidelines – Virginia PTA has extended the virtual governance guidelines for Local PTAs. The guidelines now expire on October 30, 2020. Both board meetings and general membership meetings can continue to be held by video or audio conference calls. More updates may become available throughout the summer. See more at https://conta.cc/2Zuj7XA.

•  For the most up to date information on the Fall 2020 school plan, please visit the Virginia Beach Public Schools’ webpage https://www.vbschools.com/parents/fall_2020_plan.  There is also a great resource by Brain Pop at the Virginia PTA website that parents can use to discuss Coronavirus with their children.  Please visit the VAPTA website link:  https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

•   Virginia PTA Guidance on PTA Meetings – We encourage you to follow guidance from the CDC and the Virginia Governor’s Office on gatherings.  At this time, Virginians are strongly urged to avoid non-essential gatherings of more than 10 people.  While executive committee and standing committee business can still easily be conducted via electronic means, we know that General Membership meetings present unique challenges at this time and offer the following guidance in addition to the meetings guidance provided by National PTA at the Virginia PTA COVID-19 page –https://vapta.org/families/covid-19.