|Dear PTA Presidents and Communications Officers:
Click here to review a copy of the media advisory that was sent statewide with information on the five key elements of student health.
Plus, don’t forget to download and share these great back-to-school tips and member resources:
The Camarillo-Somis Pleasant Valley Lions Club in partnership with the Pleasant Valley School District is proud to present our 15th Annual 5K & a free 1-mile run on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Register by the 7th to guarantee your t-shirt. This year, we are thrilled to announce the run has been renamed the 5K Peel Out featuring the 1-mile Bananarama Run. The event will be held at the beautiful Camarillo Ranch House. All PVSD students who pay to run in the quarter mile Cub Run will receive a medal when they cross the finish line. Click here to register now!
The American Academy of Pediatrics shares some suggestions on making the first day of school easier.
- Remind your child that there are probably a lot of students who are uneasy about the first day of school. Teachers know that students are anxious and will make an extra effort to make sure everyone feels as comfortable as possible.
- Point out the positive aspects of starting school: It will be fun! Your child will see old friends and meet new ones. Refresh their positive memories about previous years.
- Find another child in the neighborhood with whom your youngster can walk to school or ride with on the bus.
- If you feel it is appropriate, drive your child (or walk) to school and pick her up on the first day.
Be sure to also take a look at tips for easing transition for students with disabilities.
UNCLE BEN’S® is excited to work with PTAs across the country for this year’s Ben’s Beginners™ Cooking Contest. This important program helps families eat better by cooking together.
This year, five Grand Prize-winning families will each be awarded $15,000—and their kids’ schools will receive $30,000 cafeteria makeovers!
It’s easy and fun to enter the contest: Families simply create a short video that shows parents and kids preparing a rice dish.
The contest begins on August 13, so encourage PTA leaders to create buzz in their communities by using the flyers and materials we’ve created. They can download them at BensBeginners.com.