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A powerful voice for all children

A relevant resource for families and communities; and

A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.




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RESOURCES FOR THIRD GRADE GUARANTEE


 

Ohio PTA Achievement Award


Looking for a very special gift...for your Founders Day celebration...for an extraordinary volunteer...for an exceptional educator...for a splendid superintendent...or a posh principal???

How about an Ohio PTA Achievement Award?  The recipient will receive a certificate, pin, and a yearly subscription to our monthly newsletter.

Find out more about and to order an Achievement Award
 
Ohio PTA has partnered with the Ohio Educational Library Media Association, State Library of Ohio, and INFOhio to create resources for parents to help their children prepare for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

   
Check out these videos!  Informative Parent Guides and more information can be found at:


 
     

   
     
   
Ohio PTA

40 Northwoods Blvd. Ste A
Columbus, OH  43235
           
(614) 781-6344
(614) 781-6349 FAX

office@ohiopta.org
   
   

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Message from Sheila (our PTA President)

                           

The theme for my term is “We Are Family.” Anyone who knows me is not surprised by my theme. My husband, Robert of 27 years, and I have worked together in our PTA community for 2 decades.  Our son, Robert Jr., is following in our footsteps.  I believe that PTA is a family affair.

Your Ohio PTA Board of Directors and staff are available to assist you throughout your term of office.

I hope that you and your PTA family have a productive year !!!!!!!!!

Sheila Ragland

2015-2017 Ohio PTA President






2013 - 2015 BIENNIAL REPORT



CREATED BY LISA MACK
2013- 2015 OHIO PTA PRESIDENT

Your 2015-2017 Ohio PTA Board of Directors

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Board of Directors Job Descriptions

Leadership Directors District Advisors
     
President
Sheila Ragland
president@ohiopta.org
Advocacy
Jackie Arendt, Interim
advocacy@ohiopta.org
District 1
vpfieldservice@ohiopta.org
     
President-Elect
Susan Hans
presidentelect@ohiopta.org
Bylaws and Standing Rules
Cindy Schanz
bylawsandstandingrules@ohiopta.org
District 2
vpfieldservice@ohiopta.org
     
Vice President of Leadership-Interim
Venezuela Robinson
vpleadership@ohiopta.org
Communications 
Venezuela Robinson
communications@ohiopta.org
District 3
Lois Monroe
DA3@ohiopta.org


     
Vice President of Field Service
Lisa Weaver
vpfieldservice@ohiopta.org
Diversity & Inclusion
Jeanne Groetz-Shockling
D-I@ohiopta.org
District 4
vpfieldservice@ohiopta.org

     
Secretary/Treasurer
Suzie Smith-Rios
sec-treasurer@ohiopta.org
Education
Jackie Arendt
education@ohiopta.org
District 6
vpfieldservice@ohiopta.org
     
Immediate Past President
Lisa Mack
pastpresident@ohiopta.org  
Events
Linda Read
events@ohiopta.org
District 7
Dana Paul
DA7@ohiopta.org
     
Staff
Sue Owen
Executive Director
sowenaa@sbcglobal.net
office@ohiopta.org
Family-School Partnership
Pam Bonnett
fsp@ohiopta.org
 
District 8
vpfieldservice@ohiopta.org

          
     
Jeri Gookin
Adminstrative Director
jerigcr@sbcglobal.net  
Health, Welfare & Safety
Lisa Catalano
hws@ohiopta.org
District 9
vpfieldservice@ohiopta.org
     
Parliamentarian
Barb Bungard
Membership
Angela Revay
membership@ohiopta.org
District 10
Terry Hickey
da10@ohiopta.org
     
OHIO PTA OFFICE
40 Northwoods Blvd.
Columbus, 43235
614-781-6344
614-781-6349 FAX
  District 11
Debbie Tidwell
da11@ohiopta.org
     
    District 12
Maria Lang
da12@ohiopta.org
     
    District 13
Rebecca Gawsyszawski
da13@ohiopta.org 
     
    District 17
Carol Beasley
da17@ohiopta.org
     
    District 18
Shannon Weber
da18@ohiopta.org
     
    District 19
vpfieldservice@ohiopta.org 
District 1: Williams, Fulton, Lucas, Defiance, Henry, Wood

District 2: Paulding, Putnam, Hancock, Van Wert, Allen, Hardin, Mercer, Auglaize

District 3: Darke, Shelby, Logan, Miami, Champaign, Union, Clark, Madison

District 4: Preble, Montgomery, Greene, Fayette, Clinton

District 6: Butler, Warren, Hamilton, Clermont, Brown

District 7: Sandusky, Seneca, Erie, Huron, Lorain

District 8: Wyandot, Crawford, Richland, Ashland, Marion, Morrow, Knox

District 9: Ross, Highland, Meigs, Pike, Jackson, Adams, Scioto, Lawrence, Galia

District 10: Delaware, Franklin, Licking, Fairfield, Perry, Hocking, Pickaway, Vinton

District 11: Inner portion of Cuyahoga County

District 12: Outer ring of Cuyahoga County

District 13: Medina, Summit, Portage, Wayne, Stark, Holmes, Coshocton, Tuscarawas, Carroll

District 17: Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula

District 18: Trumball, Mahoning, Columbiana

District 19: Jefferson, Harrison, Guernsey, Belmont, Noble, Monroe, Morgan, Washington, Athens
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS:

When you work with Ohio PTA, your company demonstrates its commitment to improving the life and education of every child.  As a sponsor of Ohio PTA your company aligns itself with a trusted organization.  Together Ohio PTA and your company can focus on content that brings resources to create meaningful partnership and alliance to further family engagement, improve student success, and share relevant resources.

AIM

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STRATEGIC AND NON-PROFIT ALLIANCES:

Strategic alliances are formalized relationships between Ohio PTA and other non-profit organizations; whereas each organization receives reciprocal benefits, including negotiated opportunities to promote programs to each organizations members, content sharing and the development of co-branded resources.

Non-Profit alliances are informal relationships that share one of more public or program foci with Ohio PTA, characterized by a sharing of information, development of joint strategies to reach common goals, sharing resources such as publications, research, advocacy activities.  These alliances may be short term and/or informal relations that can function without a structure.  Each organization retains authority and keeps resources separate.

 National PTA
   Ohio School Board Association
 Action for Health Kids
   Ohio Education Association
 Columbus Parent Magazine
   Ohio Federation of Teachers
 Ohio After School Network
   Ohio Association of Elementary School  Administrators
 Ohio Department of Education
   Buckeye Association of School Administrators
 Watch D.O.G.S.    Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators
 Groundwork Ohio    
     


MEMBER BENEFITS:

Take advantage of this opportunity to align with Ohio PTA to provide exclusive benefits (discounts) to our members statewide.  Companies must offer exclusive discounts or benefits to PTA members and PTA will receive a minimum guaranteed annual royalty.

MoneyMinders

Cheddar Up

Volunteer Spot

SimplyCircle


ADVERTISERS:

Companies may not choose to be part of the above but wish to advertise their programs and/or opportunities.   Non-dues revenue is any source of revenue not associated with member dues.  It is fundraising for charitable purposes.  Ohio PTA does not endorse any company. Please contact Sue Owen, office@ohiopta.org or 614-781-6344 for information on advertising in our newsletter, mailings, website or at conferences.










ELEVEN REASONS WHY YOU BELONG IN PTA 
 
  1. PTA’s strength is its national membership. When PTA speaks on behalf of children and youth, we are heard from the principal’s office to the president’s office. Membership in PTA makes you part of over 100 years of service to children and schools.

  2. PTA bylaws and procedures ensure that each PTA – from the local unit to the National PTA – operates democratically and protects the rights of each member.

  3. The effectiveness of any organization is determined by the caliber of its leadership. PTA is often the training ground for a community’s leaders because we provide printed materials and workshops on programming, budgeting, leadership skills, and parliamentary tips. 

  4. Ohio PTA leaders provide field service and counseling for problems which arise. As part of a state and national organization, local PTA units exchange ideas and gain new insights from others’ experience. 

  5. Ohio PTA and National PTA, through government and foundation grants, develop needed research and programming in vital areas such as parenting, drug and alcohol abuse, critical television viewing skills, comprehensive health education and the arts. 

  6. Ohio PTA distributes an Annual Resource Guide of valuable program suggestions, membership promotions and PTA information to each unit president. Each president also receives “Our Children” which includes “What’s Happening in Washington” from the National PTA and the Ohio PTA"The News”. These useful periodicals are available to all members at modest subscription rates. 

  7. National PTA promotes PTA activities and membership through news releases, public service announcements on radio and television, and a public service advertising campaign in magazines. 

  8. Ohio PTA provides blanket federal income tax exemption through the Internal Revenue Service for all PTA units and councils. Your local PTA unit is considered a 501C 3 because of its affiliation with the Ohio PTA. 

  9. Annual district conferences, state and national conventions, and workshops permit all PTA members to make their voices heard in the shaping of PTA policies. 

  10. Ohio PTA and National PTA speak out for children before the “Big Boards of Education” – the Ohio General Assembly and the United States Congress.

  11. Ohio PTA has no paid lobbyists and PTA volunteers monitor legislation, testify on bills, and keep PTA members informed on the latest educational legislative issues.



 




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