COMMUNITY CREATOR CHALLENGE
SUBMIT BY APRIL 15, 2020
We want to celebrate the innovative ways that you are growing healthy, strong, diverse communities.
Here are 16 ideas to help you grow family and community engagement, check the health of your PTA and share some of the great work you are doing to help your school.
CHECK OFF SEVEN or more Community Creator Ideas and we will recognize you as a Community Creator at our SPRING Hunt District Roundtable as a Community Creator and be entered in a drawing to win $200 for your PTA!
Three lucky PTAs will win the cash prize!
Please check all that apply!
Encourage and welcome students in PTA leadership positions or in the planning/execution of a PTA event. It looks great on their college applications and they can use the community service credit.
Host a college transition and planning event. Don’t forget to invite some local banks or financial advisors.
Share pictures from a new event or a long treasured school tradition to have your PTA’s ideas featured in the “Friday Spotlight” on the Hunt District PTA social media pages
Set up a PTA table at rising student events and back to school events. Consider surveying students to ask that they want to do this year.
Celebrate creativity and the arts by participating in the National PTA Reflections Creative Arts Contest.
Incorporate local community organizations and businesses into your activities and programs. Remember to thank them publicly for their time, sponsorship or donation.
Send out a regular (weekly or monthly) communication to families to share news and insights about what you have been working on, school events and opportunities to get involved.
Involve families who speak other languages by holding a multi-cultural event, regularly attending Parents as Educational Partner Meetings or translating your flyers
Reward teachers and staff with a breakfast or luncheon when 100 percent membership is achieved. Consider asking a neighboring school if they want to have a friendly staff membership competition.
Host a community Back To School or End of Year Celebration.
Invite local experts to speak at a PTA meetings or help host regular principal “coffee talks” to provide your families with valuable curriculum, parenting, child development insights.
Unleash student innovation by hosting a STEAM Night, Tech Take Apart or Maker Madness Tournament.
Get families excited about reading and communicating by hosting a Family Reading Night, a Book Swap, a Poetry Slam, a Battle of the Books or participate in the Virginia PTA Citizenship Essay Contest
Create a health conscious environment by participating in an activity or program that celebrates physical or mental health or participate in the Virginia PTA Power Plates Student Recipe contest.
Participate in the National PTA School of Excellence Program
Advocate for your school’s needs by inviting an elected official to a PTA event, attend a school board meeting or attend Virginia PTA Advocacy Training in January.
Do you want to designate your money to go to a Title 1 school?
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