Welcome back,

We just ended our 114th annual convention and it was an absolute blessing to have all of the speakers, workshops, members, and guests present. Hopefully you were able to learn great things and had an opportunity to meet other advocates. We are all in the same boat and can learn from each other’s experiences, which is a very powerful and valuable asset to getting together under one roof. Now that we are re-energized let’s continue to make our efforts effective throughout the state.

As we look to our next convention please send any suggestions and/or comments to our General Arrangements/Convention Chair Nicole Fentem at nfentem@illinoispta.org if you did not get a chance to fill out the survey on-site. We really do listen to your voices and incorporate as much as we can.

If you haven’t had a chance to see some of the highlights our Cultural Arts Director, Joan Scovic, has made a recap of the event.

I want to thank everyone for coming out, participating, and making such a great convention. It’s hard work but OUR children are worth it!!

Here to serve,

Matthew John Rodriguez

IL PTA President