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. (attached, Seminole Prevention Project document here )

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! AUDITIONS

Calling all singers, dancers, actors and musicians! arts alive in Seminolewill be held on Saturday, November 21 at the Westin Lake Mary. This annual fundraiser for arts programs in Seminole County Public Schools is presented by the Foundation for SCPS, and features a benefit auction and performances by talented students and staff. Any SCPS student or employee may audition to be part of the show, and soloists as well as groups are welcome.

Auditions will be held from 3-8 pm:

Tuesday, October 20 at Seminole High School
Wednesday, October 21 at Lyman High School
Download an application form at (News & Events/Upcoming Events),
or call 407-320-0196 for information.

Application Deadline is October 7

Donations for the benefit auction are also needed. 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 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)