*New* CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE/VOY INFORMATION
Please see information below for our Certificate of Excellence and Volunteer of the Year applications.
Certificate of Excellence Application
For those that may be new to PTA, the Certificate of Excellence is an annual award we award to local units that apply and meet certain application requirements such as attending HCC PTA general membership meetings, keeping minutes and treasurers reports, paying HCC PTA dues, and more.
*PLEASE NOTE THIS YEAR WE ARE MAKING THE CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE APPLICATON MANDATORY as it is so easy to achieve!*
We will send out periodic reminders throughout the year so you can achieve all requirements.
Application link is below. Application deadline is April 14, 2022.
One of the easy ways you can comply with the requirements of the Certificate of Excellence is to complete this HCC PTA Survey here: https://forms.gle/1VCbFXsKzRGRJzX57 .
Volunteer of the Year
The Volunteer of the Year Application is attached to this email. Application deadline is March 1, 2022.
Be sure to be on the lookout during the year in your schools for PTA and school volunteers that contribute to your schools and PTA units that may be eligible for this award!
If you have any further questions, please direct them to our Awards Chair Ashley Owen at email@example.com.
***FINANCIAL REVIEW FORMS/INSTRUCTIONS***
If you still need to complete your local unit audit, see forms below.
Please click here for Audit Form
Please click here for Audit Instructions
***VIRGINIA PTA BYLAWS UPDATES***
The *NEW* Bylaws Revision is finally complete and were ready to move forward with a more streamlined process than ever before. You will find all the information you need for a successful transition in this email. It is our hope this new process is beneficial to our local units.
These bylaws go into effect today, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, for ALL local units. You do not need to do any extra work, other than transfer all of your already approved bylaws items to the new Organizational Structure Form. There is one additional form to complete for your local unit records - Standards of Affiliation Agreement Form (SOA) - this will ensure that you can find your requirements for "good standing" all in one place. We also have SOA FAQs for you as well.
Bylaws Questions & Answers Training will be provided on Saturday, August 7 at 9:00am. This session will be recorded and posted on our website for those unable to attend.For any immediate questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Organizational Structure Form will be due for compliance, as soon as your local unit can update in MemberHub or email no later than November 15, 2021 to email@example.com.
Your local unit will no longer be responsible for updating your bylaws, that process will be handled annually - if needed - at the Virginia PTA Annual Meeting. Our process to accept any amendments will remain as they have in past years with advance notice and the process to submit any amendments.
UPDATE YOUR 2021-2022 OFFICERS
You can submit your 2021-2022 local unit officer information by either of these two methods:
A. Memberhub(easiest way!) To update officers on Memberhub-on the Unit Officers page, click the blue button "Add Officer" and then select year "2021-2022" and add your officers in this tab.
B. Using this link: https://www.vapta.org/officer-contact-information
If during fall elections you have never officers, you can update Memberhub or resubmit new names/info at that time.
NATIONAL PTA SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE
Enrollment for the National PTA School of Excellence runs now through October 1st. Please see more information at this link: PTA School of Excellence Enrollment Information
NATIONAL PTA 125 DAYS OF MEMBERSHIP
2) National PTA also has begun its 125 Days of Membership Campaign celebrating 125 anniversary of National PTA. Join in on the membership fun! See more information here: 125 Days of Membership (office.com)
We have created a toolkit to help you engage all families but particularly OWL families to stay connected with your PTA! Click the link below-
The VA PTA Board of Directors has adopted their Equity and Diversity Statement on June 18, 2020. Read more HERE: