SCCPTA Winter Training and General Meeting
Legislative Overview 2016
With guest speakers Ms Angie Gallo, Florida PTA Legislative Chair
and Ms Christine Trevett, SCCPTA Legislative Chair
Wednesday, Jan 20, 6:00pm - Educational Support Center
400 E Lake Mary Blvd. Sanford, FL 322773
Light refreshments

2016 Florida PTA Legislative Conference
Sun, Jan 24, 2016 - Tues, Jan 26, 2016.
Tallahassee Center Conference Rm
215 W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Registration is now open for the 2016 Florida PTA Legislative Conference in Tallahassee. This year's theme again is "Taking Action for Kids"...something we as Florida PTA Advocates do every day. This year the conference will be nestled between the busy legislative session and Children's Week at the Capital. There will be thousands of children, families and other advocacy groups all "Taking Action for Kids".

Join the Florida PTA Legislative Committee this year and personally experience how your contribution can make a difference. Hot topics will include discussions of bills on Juvenile Justice, Guns on Campuses, Florida Assessments and other health and safety related issues.

Click HERE for more information:

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

Join Your PTA!! Make 2016 the Best Year Ever!! Pick up a membership Form/Fill it out and Drop it by your PTA Office....just that Simple!!

Membership Matters! Making a Difference for You!!

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.

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)  

Arts Alive in Seminole 2015

Thank you for donating to Arts Alive in Seminole, 2015!
Arts Alive was Sat, Nov,21 at the Westin Lake mary. This annual fundraiser was presented by the Foundation for SCPS and all proceeds will be donated to support performing and visual arts programs at our schools. Thanks to all who participated and donated in this event!

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)