North Fulton Council December 2015 Newsletter

Here is the December 2015 North Fulton Council newsletter.

In this issue:

  • Important dates
  • Treasurer’s Corner
  • Membership

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South Fulton Council November/December 2015 Newsletter

Here is the November/December 2015 South Fulton Council newsletter.

In this issue:

  • Reflections
  • Special Awards
  • Important dates
  • PTA Advocacy

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PTA Incorporation Renewals

From Georgia PTA:

Please   note   that   incorporation   renewals   will   be   mailed   from   the   state   office   to   local   units   on  December   1.   They   will   be   mailed   to   the   home   addresses   for   both   the   President   and   Treasurer   of   local   units   and  councils.   If   no   officer   address   information   has   been   provided,   they   will   be   mailed   directly   to  the   school  to the attention  of  the  President.

 

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Fulton Schools – Facilities Assessment Survey

From Fulton County Schools:
The community is invited to complete the Facilities Assessment Survey via the following link: https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=144664703752.  The purpose of the survey is to gather input to update the district’s five-year facility plan.  We need your input regarding concerns related to the condition of facilities and the educationally appropriate use of spaces within facilities.  The survey is available from November 9 through November 30. 
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Fulton’s graduation rate is tops in metro Atlanta

From Fulton County Schools:
fulton-busThe results of the 2015 graduation scores released by the Georgia Department of Education show that Fulton has made substantial gains and has the distinction of having the highest graduation rate in the metro Atlanta area. Fulton’s 2015 graduation rate is 85.3% – a 6.6% increase over the 2014 rate of 78.7%. By comparison, the Georgia average for 2015 is 78.7%.  We commend our students, teachers, administrators, and parents for an outstanding commitment toward student success!

In 2011, Fulton County Schools launched a five-year strategic plan that focuses on three specific goals, one of which is increasing the district’s graduation rate to 90% by 2017.  With two academic years still left in the five-year plan, Fulton is just 4.7% shy from reaching that ambitious goal. In the first three years alone, the graduation rate has increased an overwhelming 15.2% – from 70.1% in 2011 to 85.3% in 2015.

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Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax V Resolution

Download/share this resolution (PDF): GAPTAD10-SPLOST-Resolution

WHEREAS, both Atlanta Public and Fulton County School Systems student enrollment are projected to increase over the next five years, and

WHEREAS, technology equipment, such as computers, printers and software, needs to be continually upgraded and refreshed to keep our students learning on current equipment, and

WHEREAS, due to HOPE and Pre-K funding requirements, no funds have been available from the Georgia Lottery to fund K-12 programs or classroom technology, and

WHEREAS, the state of Georgia does not provide sufficient funding for maintenance of existing schools, and

WHEREAS, sales tax funding is a “pay as you go” approach that incurs no long term debt with interest payments and allows more tax collections to go directly towards pre-specified classroom capital and technology expenses, and

WHEREAS, the state of Georgia has made austerity cuts to the K-12 education funding of over $5 billion in the past 5 years, requiring local systems to shoulder an increasing percentage of the cost of education;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT

RESOLVED, that the Georgia PTA District 10 supports the continued use of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) to fund the construction of educational facilities, school renovations, technology and equipment, and other capital outlay needs, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Georgia PTA District 10 urges its members and the community to vote YES to reauthorize the Education SPLOST for the Atlanta Public and Fulton County School Systems.

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PTA Membership Madness Kickoff

membership-madness

Compete for $1600 in prize money based on membership. The Harlem Wizards could come to your school!

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New Orleans Snoball Café

nosc_logoStart your Fun-raiser today! New Orleans Snoball Café offers FUNraisers for any organization needing to raise money—schools, parks and recreation leagues, churches, etc. There are no upfront costs, and your organization receives 50% of your total sales.

From their web site:

“Get the best popcorn in Atlanta at our Decatur and Stone Mountain Village cafés. We pop it up fresh and finish it with our own unique sweet and savory flavorings like Big Easy Cheesy, Beignet, Lady Marmalade, and Slap Ya Mama, just to name a few!”

Contact NOSC for details:
Tara Terrell
FUNraising@nolasnoball.com
770-940-7495

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Georgia PTA Convention

Convention 2016 will be in Athens Georgia: be on the look out for further details.

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Reflections Deadline – December 4

Reflections – Deadline for state entries is December 4th.  The event will be held earlier this year on March 6, 2016. Council Reflection Chairpersons and contact information need to be submitted to Janice Gurley as soon as possible. Local units – check with your council for information on their deadline.

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