[NYPT Summer 2018]

By Laurie May, 2018 Convention Coordinator

The excitement and anticipation for our 122nd Annual NYS PTA Convention is building! Mark your calendars and add a line item to your budget to send your member delegates to beautiful Saratoga Springs November 9-11, 2018 to learn, lead, laugh and advocate!

We all want the best for children, that’s why we volunteer so much of our time to PTA and there is no better way to support our children, our teachers, our schools and our communities than by attending Convention and participating in workshops to expand your knowledge, hear great speakers including National PTA president Jim Accomondo and the NYS Teacher of the Year who are sure to inspire you, elect your State officers, vote for bylaws amendments, participate in robust debate on resolutions, visit with vendors (too many to list here), that will provide you with lots of fundraising and programming ideas, not to mention loads of giveaways!

There will be award recognitions, student performances, a Reflections exhibit, a President-to-President luncheon, a fireside chat on relevant issues facing education today, and a banquet on Saturday night where you will see the gavel passed to the newly elected president. The evening will be capped off by a DJ and dancing as we celebrate all that we have accomplished together as advocates for all children.

Meet like-minded delegates from across the state, share your successes and make new friends.

Enjoy a stroll through the charming town of Saratoga Springs where restaurants and shops abound. There is something for everyone, but most importantly, your perspective of PTA will broaden and your commitment to children will deepen as we come together to strengthen our one voice for every child. See you in November!