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Grace's Law HB 2655, which criminalizes cyberbullying, passed in the House (94-1) and in the Senate unanimously!!!!   Thank you for your calls, letters and emails to our legislators to make sure our voices were heard on this issue!!    Governor Justice signed it into law and is effective June 8th.  We couldn't have done it without our PTA members support!     
Apply for a WV PTA Board Position!

The West Virginia PTA Nominating Committee is seeking interested PTA members looking to serve as an officer or at-large member to the Board of Managers and Executive Committee for the 2019-2021 term. 

Deadline to send applications for consideration for the slate of officers presented to all WV PTA Board Members is December 31, 2018.

CLICK HERE for the Application!

Follow the "About Us" tab above, "Elections for WV PTA" to find more detailed information if you are interested!  Email Ponnie Sampson, nominating chair, with any questions.  Nominations@westvirginiapta.org 

Pay Your Membership Dues Online!
If you attended the Regional Training in your area, you learned about the new Online Payment option for paying membership dues to the State PTA! Simply click on the link above and you will redirected to our PTBoard website! On the left side of the page, click on "Form & Payment" and follow the instructions! Payments are still due by the 15th of each month.

Your local unit pays State & National PTA dues for each membership sold to West Virginia PTA.
The total cost due is $3.75 per member and typically your treasurer would fill out a membership report form and mail a check into WV PTA for the amount due (depending on the memberships sold).

This year, we are providing this new online option to make the process as simple as possible!
Of course, if you want to continue mailing in the Local Unit Membership Report form with your check to West Virginia PTA (PO Box 3557, Parkersburg, WV 26103) you are welcome to do so! In fact, if you want to fill out the Report form online using the link above and continue mailing the check portion, that's fine too. We are hoping that all units will begin to use the online option for both the form and payment to improve efficiency.

Click Here to download the Membership Report Form if you plan to continue mailing in your payment. Your completed form and check are due by the 15th of each month (only if memberships were sold for that month).

Email our membership chair, Rose Rossana if you have any questions at membership@westvirginiapta.org.
Reflections Information!

Help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National PTA Reflections Program!

State Deadline for Entries: February 1, 2019

Mail winning school entries to:
Janelle Sperry, 1167 Runnymeade Road,
Bunker Hill, WV 25413

Email reflections@westvirginiapta.org with any further questions!  Check out the Reflections page for more useful resources.  Click on "Program" and "Reflections Contest" for NEW Promotional Resources we created!

Congratulations to our three West Virginia finalists in the National PTA Reflections Theme Search contest!

John Rapp, 3rd grade, Steenrod Elementary PTA (United We Stand)
Dustin Sanner, 4th grade, Steenrod Elementary PTA (I Have a Choice)
​​​​​​​April Lockard, 5th grade, Steenrod Elementary PTA (Positive Mind Set)

Check out this month's
Membership Incentives!
DECEMBER: One FREE Convention Registration to all qualifying local units!
ALL UNITS increasing their membership by 50 or more members from last year's total will win one (1) FREE convention registration to the 2019 West Virginia PTA Convention!  Members must be postmarked by December 31, 2018.
Student Recipe Challenge Entries Now Being Accepted!