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Reflections Arts Program : "Within Reach"
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 June 2017
Dear PTA Member & Friend of PTA,
What a great year it's been!  We truly appreciate all the work you do in your local schools every day to help children reach their full potential.

As we come to the end of the school year, take a moment to celebrate the accomplishments of your local PTA, and help us celebrate the great things going on at Idaho PTA. We were so excited to give out Leadership, Membership, and Reflections awards at our annual convention this year.  Take a look through the list, and set a goal to put yourself and your PTA on the list next year!

It's not too soon to look forward to the next school year.  Our fall training conferences will be here before you know it!  Set aside time to receive valuable training at these conferences.  And mark your calendar to join us at the Capitol on January 25, 2018 for our annual Legislative Day.

In the meantime, soak up some sun and enjoy your summer!  See you in the fall!

Lesli Schei
Idaho PTA President

Before the end of your school year... don't forget!
PTA Leaders, remember a few things as your school year winds down.

Board/Officer List due June 1:  email us at idahopta@idahopta.org and give us contact information for your new officers.

Audit:  Make sure to have your books audited after the end of your fiscal year so you are ready to start fresh in the fall!

Volunteer Service Report:  This IRS required document is due to the state office September 15, but you can turn it in any time!  Find the form at our website.

Mountain America is offering grants to teachers and students in K-12 Classrooms.  Applicants must have an account at MACU.  Grant winners could receive up to $1500.  For more information visit
Idaho PTA Educator of the Year: 
Amy Brown, Indian Hills Elementary
Amy Brown teaches Third Grade at Indian Hills Elementary School in Pocatello, Idaho.   She began her career as the Early Childhood Librarian at the Marshall Public Library, then taught at the Idaho Virtual Academy for ten years.  She began her brick and mortar teaching at Indian Hills Elementary three years ago.  She is a member of the Building Leadership team at her school, and acts as a liaison between parents and teachers.  She attends PTA meetings regularly, and attends PTA events.  Many times, with Mrs. Brown's encouragement, her class wins PTA hosted contests like Box Tops, Copper Wars, and PTA membership.
         Amy is a mother of two teenage boys.  She shares lessons she and her boys learned with her students, and the students love hearing about her boys.  She occasionally has them visit the class to help with reading and to share the team work and hard work lessons they have learned on the basketball court.  Her role as both parent and teacher gives her a unique perspective that her coworkers say is open and thoughtful.

Convention 2017 Award Winners
Leadership Award Winners
Gold Key Winners: Stephen Rudy, Lakeridge; Kelli Hopwood, Syringa; Alexis Morgan, Whitman.
Platinum Key Winners: Alexis Morgan, Whitman; Stephen Rudy, Lakeridge.
Gold Apple Winner: Stephen Rudy, Lakeridge.

Idaho Life Merit Winner: Stephen Rudy

Memberhip Award Winners: 
Bronze: Atlas PTA, Maple Grove PTA, Hawthorne PTSA, Ponderosa PTA, Lowell Scott MS PTA, Paramount Elementary PTA, Aberdeen PTA, Barbara Morgan PTA.
Silver: Pioneer School of the Arts PTA, Camelot PTA, Galileo PTA, New Horizons Dual Langage PTA, Tyhee PTA, Chubbuck PTA, Woodland PTA, Rockford PTA.
Gold: Morningside PTA, Discovery Elementary PTA, Ustick PTA, Amity PTA, Christine Donnell School of the Arts.
Platinum: Culdesac PTA, Grand View Elementary PTA, Hunter Elementary PTA, RM Ellis PTA, Arco PTA, Groveland PTA.
Diamond: Ridge Crest PTA, Grangeville PTA, Parkridge PTA, Canyonridge Riverhawks PTSA.
"Over 100 Club": Camelot PTA, Orchards PTA, Maple Grove PTA, Chubbuck PTA, Andrus Elementary PTA, Hunter Elementary PTA, Paramount Elementary PTA, Lowell Scott PTA, Sienna K-8 PTA, Pioneer School of the Arts PTA, Seven Oaks PTA.
"Over 250 Club": Galileo PTA
"Over 500 Club": Idaho PTA

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