Welcome to the Kansas PTA website. We hope
that you find valuable resources and information that will
benefit you as a member of the PTA and as a parent of a school
Kansas PTA Is Turning 100!
JOIN THE CELEBRATION!
CALL TO CONVENTION IS HERE!
Click here for more information
about the 100 Year Celebration
Call to Convention Misprint
Hello to all the Hard Working
Kansas PTA members,
sorry to say that we had a mistake on the Hotel Information
in the Call to Convention, It lists the room rate at $81.00
per night with breakfast included, this in incorrect.
The actual room rate at the Hilton Garden Inn is $97.00 per
night and breakfast is not included. We do plan on having
the Hospitality room open for those staying at the hotel so
plan on stopping by.
The Hotel does have a
restaurant in the lobby as well.
I do apologize for any
inconvenience this may have caused any of you. I am looking
forward to seeing lots of new faces and some familiar ones
in Kansas City in May!
2014 Convention Chair.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards
Kansas PTA will spend the next year
training our members on advocacy and educating parents and communities
across the state about the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards.
These standards, if properly implemented, will increase achievement for
Kansas’s children. Kansas PTA along with National PTA fully supports the
implementation of the standards.
What does Kansas PTA provide?
National PTA Reflections Program
National PTA Reflections is America’s oldest and largest arts education program of its kind. The program was developed in
1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves.
Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original
Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through film production,
dance choreography, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. The 2013-2014 Reflections program theme
is “Believe, Dream, Inspire.”
All students must follow the general participation rules, as well as rules for each arts category listed above.
For forms and guidelines click here.
Monday, January 6, 2014........Local Unit Chairman
Friday, January 17, 2014........**Council President
Friday, January 24, 2014........***Field Service Representative
Friday, January, 31, 2014........Kansas PTA Arts in Education Chair
**If your unit is not part of a council, submit your entries to the Field Service Representative.
***If the Field Service Representative position is vacant for your area, submit your entries to the KS PTA
Arts in Education Chairman.
We want to introduce a new Partnership, the Kansas State PTA/ItAllcounts program.
The program is very unique and innovative! The ItAllCounts program is a NO COST program where the
Parents and Supporters earn money for their personal account and at the same time the PTA/School earns
money when Parents, Teachers and Supporters shop online. ItAllCounts will build a personal Landing page
for each school/PTA at no cost.
Example of how the program works: If a Parent spends $100.00 at Kohl’s and they give a 5%
Contribution/Rebate: $2.50 goes to the Parent Personal account and $2.50 goes to the School/PTA
account. (The prices and coupons /discounts are same as you normally pay) They also give each PTA
Member a $5.00 credit when their personal account reaches $10.00 in contributions/Rebates. ItAllCounts
will Sponsor the State PTA with a 10% Bonus of all Monies raised after 12 months. This is a WIN for our
families and Teachers and our PTA’s.
Click here for more information...
"Kansas PTA is a registered 501(c)(3)
organization and does not endorse any candidate seeking elected
Individuals, including employers, officers, and directors of
nonprofits may engage in political campaign activities as
private citizens, on their own time, and using their own
facilities and resources. Furthermore, individuals may endorse
candidates and send out election information, as long as they do
not use their official PTA title or position, do not mention PTA
in their information or use a PTA website to do so. If there is
a possibility that the aforementioned activities may be
associated with the PTA, disclaimers or other statements may be
As a 501(c)3 association, we adhere to the guidelines set forth
for our association. Individuals have every right to support and
campaign for candidates of their choice. Voting records of
candidates are a matter of public record and can be easily
accessed by visiting the State of Kansas website.
Kansas PTA Advocacy Brochure
the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation,
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its
obligations to children and provides parents and families with a
powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing
the best tools for parents to help their children be successful
PTA was created to meet
a profound challenge: to better the lives of children. And
today, it continues to flourish because PTA has never lost sight
of its goal: to change the lives of children across our great
nation for the better.
PTA does not act alone.
Working in cooperation with many national education, health,
safety, and child advocacy groups and federal agencies, the
national PTA organization collaborates on projects that benefit
children and that bring valuable resources to its members.
Kansas PTA was founded
in 1914 and has been working since that date for a quality
education and the health, safety and well being of each and
every child in Kansas. We encourage dads, grandparents, aunts,
uncles, and community members to join us in our work for all
children. Our current issues are to support the Common Core
Standards Initiative, programs including - Million Hours of
Power, Three for Me, MORE, Healthy Lifestyles, Family Engagement
in Education and incorporating the PTA National Standards into
Kansas education. We invite you to become a member of Kansas PTA
and to become a part of our advocacy efforts for each and every