National PTA Launches Healthy Minds

The pandemic has brought discussions of mental health to the forefront, but many families may be struggling with how to prioritize mental health for themselves and their children. National PTA, in cooperation with GoGuardian, Pear Deck, and the Allstate Foundation, has launched Healthy Minds, an ongoing collection of information and resources for PTAs and families regarding … Continue reading National PTA Launches Healthy Minds

Give Your Kid a Summer REcharge from Learning Heroes

To say the past year has been a challenge for families, schools, and students is an understatement. With the school year coming to a close, our friends at Learning Heroes have new resources to help families and students get a Summer REcharge. The Summer REcharge helps your family partner with your child’s teacher to develop a simple plan … Continue reading Give Your Kid a Summer REcharge from Learning Heroes

Safe Summer–Preventing Childhood Drowning

Today’s guest post is from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). As summer begins, DCFS is releasing a new public service announcement regarding childhood drowning prevention. Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and as the country begins to reopen following the COVID-19 pandemic, families will once again be heading to … Continue reading Safe Summer–Preventing Childhood Drowning

National PTA Launches Zooming Into Membership Toolkit

The pandemic has presented many challenges for PTAs—fundraising, online meetings, virtual events, and not the least, membership. National PTA has launched Zooming Into Membership, an initiative to support PTA Councils, districts, regions, and states in supporting local PTA membership efforts.  The initiative is based on several years of work with different levels of PTA to develop … Continue reading National PTA Launches Zooming Into Membership Toolkit