Membership Matters! Membership is open year round to everyone who is interested in the welfare of children and youth. When PTA increases our MEMBERSHIP, we strengthen our VOICE!!
Membership Chair, here is this month’s Membership flyer: CLICK HERE

At the General Meeting and Training, our focus was on the roles and responsibilities of PTA officers and chairs and PTA programs and activities. Thank you to all who attended on behalf of your PTAs!

Thank you to our guest presenters who offered information about resources for no cost programs promoting the safety and welfare of children, the mission of PTA!  

     Debbie Owens, Director Prevention Coalition,
     Christine Stilwell, Director Informed Families/Florida Family Partnership,
     Joann Sturm, Crossing Guard Supervisor, Seminole County Sheriff,

Click here for information about the free Seminole Prevention Project including Family Day, Red Ribbon Week, Lock Your Meds, and Safe Homes/Safe Parties and funding opportunities for participating in these opportunities.

Click here for information about the Seminole Prevention Coalition including the Seminole County Resource Directory, a comprehensive listing of local, state and national resources available to Seminole County families.

Remember that there is funding to support presentation of programs like bike rodeos and bus safety, smart cell phone use and internet safety, drug or alcohol awareness and more is available for your PTA through SCCPTA Mini-Grants (see Programs)  

Support the #sunshinesolution, Dr. Walt Griffin’s proposed solution to the FSA issues, which endorses using nationally norm-referenced tests beginning in 2015-2016 in place of the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).

Click here to see the proposed FSA “Seminole Solution” from Dr Walt Griffin in a letter to Commissioner Pam Stewart July 13, 2015.

Arts Alive in Seminole 2015

Arts Alive in Seminole will be held on Saturday, November 21 at the Westin Lake Mary. This annual fundraiser for the arts is presented by the Foundation for SCPS, and all proceeds are donated to fund performing and visual arts programs in our schools. Arts Alive includes performances by talented SCPS students, teachers, and staff; live and silent auctions; visual art displays by high school AP art students, and a delicious dinner. Money raised at Arts Alive supports district-wide events and programs (including All-County Band and Chorus, and the Seminole County Marching Band Festival), and in addition each school receives a check for the arts teachers to use as needed in their curriculum. Teachers depend on Arts Alive for funds to purchase art supplies, sheet music, theatre costumes and props, and much more. Every student at every school benefits, and we need your support for this great event. PTAs/PTSAs can help by donating items for the silent auction—retail and restaurant gift cards, movie, sports, and theme park passes, gift baskets, and cash donations are needed. Each PTA that donates is acknowledged in the evening’s program. Please help by donating and spreading the word to your members. Donations can come in until mid-November, but please let us know you will be donating by Monday, November 2 in order to be included in the program. More information and auction donation forms are available at the Foundation for SCPS website,, or call Jan Harmon at (407)792-9008. Thank you for helping to keep the arts an important part of our children’s education!

Reflections 2015-2016

The arts—and the National PTA Reflections Program—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections. This program welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. 

The theme for the 2015-2016 school year is Let Your Imagination Fly!

SCCPTA hosted a Reflections Program Training on Sept 15. Click HERE for this information.

Additional Florida PTA information, instructions, entry information and materials can be found here:

Submissions will be due to Seminole County on Dec 8, 2015

See and share the National PTA Reflections Program promotional video:

Seminole County Public Schools
Resolution Concerning the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) Program

Click here for more information

Seminole County Tax Info (Click each item to view)