(Selected Events Highlighted below listed by Dates. Scroll down for more recent dates.)
October- Anti-Bullying Month
and Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
October 21-29, 2013
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.
October 20-26, 2013
October 21-26, 2013
Deadline: October 28, 2013 Trip: November 1-2, 2013. Registration form contains more information. Limit 25.
November 15, 2013
November 25, 2013 (Monday in the week of Thanksgiving)
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.
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
September 24, 2013 (or week of)
Deadline extended to September 30, 2013
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)
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).
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* 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
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 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.
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