Parent Teacher Association-District 26 of NE Kentucky

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 I.  District PTA Officer/Leadership Training Jan 22, 2015 6:00-8:00pm at Greenup County High School
II. District Meeting for Bylaws, Elections, other Feb. 24, 2015 4:45-Refreshments/Dinner; 5:00-6:30pm at Boyd County Public Library in Ashland, 1740 Central Ave. Quorum Needed!
      (If you are not receiving my emails, please call or text Brenda at 606-571-0917.)
Dear PTA/PTSA Leaders,
     Please advise me if you are interested in serving as a NeKy District PTA officer-all posts will be open at the end of February. We need you to attend our meeting scheduled for Feb 24, 2015, Tuesday 4:45pm-Refreshments; Meeting-5:00-6:30 at Ashland Public Library, 1740 Central Ave to:
  1. Elect new officers, 
  2. Vote on Bylaws (which requires 30 day notice and a quorum), and 
  3. Follow-up on other topics as needed.  Let me know right away-today or tomorrow if you need more flexibility with the time of the meeting as a quorum is required. Please send a delegate (PTA member/leader), if you can't attend.
You will be able to obtain Bylaws on our website.

Hope you will also attend PTA Training at GCHS on 1/22 6-8pm!  (My daughter has the flu so I don't think I'll be able to make it tonight. See meeting details below! Emoji 

Brenda Martin, 606-571-0917
Our District 26 PTA
POB 104  Russell, KY  41169
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FYI, Please text or call 606-571-0917, if you have a chance to inform me of your attendance! 

The training will be held at Greenup County High School, 196 Musketeer Drive- Off 23N (from Russell/Ashland direction).
Contacts: GCHS PTA President Melissa Bowling
                KY PTA Board of Director Janice Jackson

Thank you for All you do!Emoji

Brenda Martin, 606-571-0917
District 26 PTA

Subject: PTA trainng next week at Greenup HS
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:26:18 -0500

Hi everyone
I'll be at Greenup High School next Thursday, January 22, for a PTA board training.  It starts at 6 p.m. and goes til 8 p.m.  I hope all of you can attend or make sure someone from your PTA/PTSA is represented.  Please let me know how many are planning to attend so I can have enough handouts for everyone. 

 EVENTS & Deadlines




  1. Access Back to School Online Kits
  2. NBC's Education Nation released a Parenting Toolkit,
  3. CCSSI Parent Guides are on
  4. Parent Engagements Toolkits are on America's Promise Alliance!


 Click here for List of Kentucky PTA Deadlines

 (Selected Events Highlighted below listed by Dates. Scroll down for more recent dates.)



  -January 15 deadline for the "Strive for Five" drawing
‐ a 5%increase over your last year's membership total.
Be sure to gather a group of volunteers that can start working
on your goals right away in January.


February- Kentucky's Children's Advocacy Day


February- PTA Founders' Day


March-National Reading Month-

PTA Family Reading Experience


June 22-25 Las Vegas- NPTA Convention 

Call for Presentation online due January 23, 2017

KY PTA Convention, Louisville, KY
Kentucky PTA Convention 2017
Friday, July 14 ‐ Saturday July 15
Location: Bowen Elementary
1601 Roosevelt Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40242


September- Kentucky PTA Kids' Day


September- National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and


September- #StarttheArts Week 


October- Anti-Bullying Month

and Breast Cancer Awareness Month!



October- Red Ribbon Week

October 21-29, 2013

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is intended to demonstrate a unified and viable commitment to the creation of a drug-free school and community. Schools are encouraged to sponsor drug-prevention activities and programs during this week. Here are some suggestions adapted from the Kentucky PTA Idea Book 1995–1997 and National PTA Best Ideas:

 • Plan a Hat Day to symbolize putting a “lid” on drug use.

Plan a Tie Day to symbolize being tied to a healthy lifestyle.

Have contests for creating buttons, T-shirts, slogans, posters, rap music, or door decorations with a drug-free message. Designate a day for students to wear their T-shirts. Display the posters in the school halls, area businesses, and malls. Play the rap music in the cafeteria during lunch.

Provide red ribbons for all faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and visitors to wear. Give red ribbons to area businesses as well, and ask them to spread the drug-free message.

Have a Wear Red Day, and award prizes to the class wearing the most red.

Attach red ribbons to your October PTA newsletter. Include an article that explains Red Ribbon Week and that lists your school’s Red Ribbon Week activities.

National Teen Driver Safety Week

October 20-26, 2013


National School Bus Safety Week

October 21-26, 2013


Sign up for Kentucky PTA Advocacy Training here

Deadline: October 28, 2013  Trip: November 1-2, 2013.  Registration form contains more information. Limit 25.


E990 online form due to IRS, Click here.

Nov. 15th  


Reflections Arts Program District Deadline

November 15, 2013


 Unity Day

November 25, 2013 (Monday in the week of Thanksgiving)




World Food Day

October 16, 2013

The theme for World Food Day 2013 is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”. Let's think about what each part of that means in our lives.  Click here for events or more information. On twitter or facebook, use #WFD2013

Food security: There are an estimated 870 million hungry people on the planet. To feed this many people, we need to increase production of basic staple foods by 60 percent. 

Nutrition: 2 billion worldwide lack micronutrients vital for good health. Producing more food is important. But it is not enough.

 Uncle Ben's Cooking Video Contest

Try winning $15,000 for your family' Appear on Rachel Ray's TV Show; and $30,000 for School Cafeteria or More!  The more who enter from your school, the better your chance of winning!

Deadline October 6, 2013



 Kentucky KIDS' DAY!

September 24, 2013 (or week of)



Deadline extended to September 30, 2013


Enter the World Food Day poster contest!

The poster contest is co-organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Women’s Guild in Rome, Italy. Entries are accepted until 30 September 2013. (World Food Day is October 16th)




all PTA, Boosters, PTOs as of July 31, 2013

Russell Independent Schools held a mandatory meeting August 6th at RHS.  Check with your school or superintendent's office on one in your area.  We will include highlights in our Fall 2013 District Officers Training to be announced. Redbook is requirement of Kentucky Department of Education (KDE).



(Scroll below for previous events.) 

* What Parents Need to Know about Testing and the Common  Core Standards

Thanks to all who attended December 19, 2012 5:30 at Russell Middle School (RMS), 707 Red Devil Lane Russell, KY  41169!


December 21, 5:30 at Christ Temple Church,  2601 Lexington Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101

*********Thank You**********

Thanks to planners with NeKy PTA including Russell High School (RHS): Counselors: Terri McConda & Carolyn Shelton, Teacher Shawn Moore, Principal Allan Thompson, Asst. Principal Ana Chaffin. Thanks to Principal Sean Horne at RMS and Suffragan Bishop Elzy Thomas at Christ Temple Church for Hosting these Trainings!

Thanks to State PTA President Teri Gale and NeKY District President Brenda Martin for sharing information on Testing, Common Core Standards and activities/resources parents and parent leaders can share with students! Thanks to RHS Beta Club for being available to provide child care if needed and providing other help! Thanks to Hank Bond-Greenup County Beacon, Mike James-Daily Independent and all Supporters! Thanks to the 15th District PTA for its Leadership!

Kentucky was the first state to adopt the Common Core Standards in the country.  Ours is known as the Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS). We sent letters home through the students, advertised via articles in local newspapers, posted and made announcements! It was also placed on Facebook pages. Other agencies were also invited.


* Highlands Museum School Outreach



for 4th-12th Graders!  


Educational Community Events & Webinars


  Visit the new Home of 4H:  Greenup County


Visit The American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)


Greenup County G.R.E.A.T

Anti-Drug Information


EDUCATIONAL:The purpose of Unity Day is to celebrate the differences that make us unique and contribute to what unites us. All PTAs/PTSAs are urged to work with their school and community to promote this special day.


Outstanding District Male Involvement/Participation

Outstanding District Officer

Outstanding District Volunteer