LASA PTSA MEMBERSHIP
Please join the PTSA for the 2022-23 school year. PTA is the largest child advocacy organization in the US. Please help us grow our membership to greater than 500,000 Texans. This will help us advocate for Texas students, families and schools at the local, state and national level.
$ 5 student/ $10 adult
As of Sep 30, we have 322 members. Our goal is 700
RALLY DAY is February 27
If you missed the presentation, look for the link below.
Thank you to Laura Year for hosting this informative event.
PDF of the graphics included in the presention:
Did you know?
Texas spends $9,369 compared to the national average of $13,679 in per student expenditure: https://epe.brightspotcdn.com/53/df/9c427bce4390a4b5a5335393567a/v40-34-qc-finance-table.pdf
Texas spends 2.5 times more per inmate than per student each year: https://www.texascjc.org/2021-session-safely-adjust-parole-practices-reduce-massive-prison-budgets#:~:text=Texas%20has%20an%20opportunity%20to,in%20Texas%20prisons%20is%20%2422%2C751.
By 2023, nearly 20% of the state’s funding for public education (including recapture) will go to charter schools, up 2.5X the 8% in 2014: https://www.lbb.texas.gov/Documents/Publications/Fiscal_SizeUp/Fiscal_SizeUp_2022-23.pdf, page 215
Check out these great advocacy sites
Just Fund It TX : https:\\justfundittx.org
TAMSA (Texans Advocating for Meaning Student Assessment) https://tamsatx.org
Raise Your Hand Texas: https://www.raiseyourhandtexas.org/
Measure What Matters Report from Raise Your Hand Texas: https://www.raiseyourhandtexas.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Measure-What-Matters-report.pdf
Texas Educators Vote: https://texaseducatorsvote.com/
Notes from the Backpack: Your Child's Career Exploration Starts Now
We often ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, but how often do we help them figure out the answer? We invited Jean Eddy, Executive Director of the American Student Assistance (ASA) and ASA’s “Solve It” contest winner and high school student, Elliana Cabellon, to talk about career exploration. They share how families can help kids follow their passions, plan for their futures and explore STEM career pathways. Listen now.
Save the Date: 2023 Reflections Student Arts Showcase
You are invited to National PTA's annual Reflections Student Arts Showcase! The celebration will take place on January 25, 2023 at 7 p.m. EST. Join us as we continue to celebrate the national Reflections winners from the 2021-2022 I Will Change the World By... program with a selection of student artists and winning artwork. RSVP today!
Please join us in us in volunteering for LASA PTSA
PFLASA and LASA PTSA have teamed up to do great things for the LASA Community. PFLASA will focus inwards and LASA PTSA will focus outwards with the core goals of advocacy and parent engagement. We will also do core programing that is only available to PTA, eg. Reflections, Texas PTA Connect Programs, Share the Love, Rally Day, gathering of the Austin ISD High School PTSA Presidents, and others. We communicate with our neighbors, trustees and coordinate the Memorial Day event with the community.
We would love to have your help even if it is only for 2 hours of your time. Please indicate your interest in our form here.
We also need an ACPTA Reps to attend the ACPTA meetings,our executive board and membership meetings.
If you have any questions, please contact Jayne @ email@example.com.
Notes from the Backpack Podcast
English Podcast | Spanish Podcast
Teacher Talk Miniseries: The Teacher Burnout Crisis - experienced educator and activist Sofia Gonzalez shares her thoughts on teacher burnout and how systemic changes could make teaching a more sustainable profession
Do my child's test score really matter ?
Why Aren't There More Black Teachers?
Our Culture is More than a Holiday
¿Está su Hijo Recibiendo los Servicios que Necesita?
Lo que necesitas saber para apoyar la educacion de sus hijos
Entendiendo los Conceptos Básicos de las Finanzas Escolares
Apoyando a los niños pequeños durante COVID-19
El Plus - Las Finanzas Escolares Durante COVID-19
De Regreso a la Escuela con el CDC
Introducción a Las Redes Sociales y el Cyberbullying
National PTA " Our Children" online magazine articles are also in Spanish
Esports: The New After-School Activity You Should Know About
Register ahead of time here and we will email you the link when you register and the night before the meeting in an email.
Every child's potential is a reality
To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children
Why is the PTA important, and how does it work to make a difference? PTA...
...Educates parents and families and it helps us support the education of our children.
...Improves schools in ways that are important to families.
...Creates community in our schools and in our neighborhoods.
...Supports teachers and other employees who support our children.
...Gives families power on your campus and helps parents speak with one voice about important topics.
...Gives you a voice in the government, about laws and policies that impact children.
...Shows our students that we value education.
...Helps families learn new skills that they can use in everyday life.
...Creates friendships with other families.
Thanks to all the members and volunteers that helped us to achieve Good Standing with Texas PTA last year