Dear PTA Units and Council Presidents,
Let me introduce myself. My name is Steven Cook and I am the new Student Involvement Chair for Missouri PTA. I am a parent to a wonderful 6th grader, who happens to be one of two Student Representatives for Missouri PTA. I am a 1st grade teacher, teaching for 17 years in the state of Missouri. I am a PTA unit treasurer, former president and vice president. I am a council vice-president. Last, but not least, I am PTA!
I would like to first say thank you for all your wonderful support and give my wish for a continued successful PTA year. We are in need of your assistance as we reflect on the 2013-2014 school year, as well as plan for a successful 2014-2015 school year.
What we need are ideas and examples of how your PTSA students are involved. It can be from the smallest aspect to a grander scale. We value our kiddos and would love to know what they are up to in their units or districts. These ideas will be shared with the Missouri PTA Board of Managers, as well as other units throughout the state.
Our two student representatives for Missouri PTA, Myranda and Meagan, are vigorously coming up with ideas for our 99th annual PTA State Convention on October 17-19, 2014 at the Doubletree Hotel in Chesterfield, MO. We would love your ideas for our student workshops and would enjoy hearing from all PTSA student members.
Feel free to email me with your ideas and comments.
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
While our families all gather to remember what this holiday means to them, it’s also a good time to remember to go over the safety steps again for handling fireworks. This is especially if children are experiencing the excitement of the colorful bursts, loud booms and writing their own name in sparklers for the first time.
How Dangerous Could A Sparkler Be?
Even seemingly innocent sparklers can heat up to 1,200 degrees, causing severe burns and are still highly dangerous after the glow has gone. A lot of children grab for the hot end of a sparkler after the light has gone, wondering where the pretty light went. So a continuous eye and a bucket of water close by for them to place the sparkler in afterwards is always a good idea.
Never leave children unattended with fireworks!!!!!!!! And always use caution!!!!!!!!! Even adults who have handled fireworks for years need a reminder to set a good example for those little ones always watching.
For a few more ideas on using firework safety visit these websites:
Enjoy your holiday and stay safe!