October is full of PTA-related events. Please register and attend!

From the Desk of John Martin, District 10 Director

The education landscape for parents is changing fast. On top of the academics, now we have to worry about safety and welfare issues – vaping, stress, mental health, screen time, prescription drugs, cyberbullies, and more. And then there’s legislation – bus safety laws that go awry, school voucher bills opposed by PTA, and school safety bills that skirt around the real issues. Some of these challenges are so new that they weren’t things your parents worried about, while others are variations on old themes. How do you help your child navigate these issues? And how do you advocate for all children? Georgia PTA and District 10 have partnered up with some organizations that are putting on events soon, and you should attend some of these. Most of these are free, but even the free events require you to register.  

District 10 Fall Conference

Date: October 19, 2019
Location: Teaching Museum South
689 North Ave.
Hapeville GA 30354
Time: 9:30 a.m.

Come meet your fellow parent leaders from all over Fulton County, then interact with the leadership of your children’s school districts, and leaders from Georgia PTA, including our state president. All PTAs in Fulton County – your attendance is required – if your president cannot attend, please send at least one delegate from your school. Thank you!
9:30 a.m. Networking
10 a.m. Business Meeting – Budget vote and secretary election
Followed by a panel discussion:

  • Tommy Usher, Associate Superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools
  • Dr. Eric Hollinhead, Area Executive Director, Fulton County Schools
  • Dr. Gyimah Whitaker, Area Superintendent, Fulton County Schools
  • Vernetta Keith Nuriddin, Legislative Committee Chair, Georgia PTA

More information
Register here – Free!

Advocating for Your Child: Practical Tips to Get Help for Your Child

Date: October 16, 2019
Location: Adamsville Health Center
3700 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Atlanta, 30331
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Free pizza at 5:30; Program begins 5:45 pm)

Hosted by Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice and CHRIS 180
Join Georgia Appleseed at CHRIS 180 for a discussion about how to get help for your child at school and in the community. The conversation will touch on educational rights, resources, and how best to support our children. This event is free and open to the public. 
More information here
RSVP by October 14 at noon 

Georgia PTA Advocacy Conference

Date: October 26, 2019
Location: Clayton State University East, Arbor Hall
5823 Trammell Rd, Morrow, GA 30260
Time: 9:30 a.m.

The 2019 Georgia PTA Take Action Advocacy Conference aims to equip, inspire, and motivate advocates to unite as one voice for every child. Invite your administrators, educators, superintendents, school board members, business partners and student leaders to attend. To ensure your seat, register early.
Find more information and register here . ($10 PTA members/$15 nonmembers)

Raising Resilient Kids – A Community Symposium

Date: November 2
Location: Centennial High School
9310 Scott Rd. 
Roswell GA 30076
Time: 8:30 – 4:00

A day of workshops, discussions, and seminars designed to support families in their desire to raise successful, resilient, and healthy people. Come for a free continental breakfast and lunch, hear the keynote speaker, and attend workshops that interest you. There is something for every parent and teen!
Link to flier
Register here (free!)

For ALL the children, please attend one or more of these events to learn how to expand your impact. And thank you for everything you’re doing.


John Martin
District 10 Director, 2019-2021

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