Monday, February 19, 2018

Ohio PTA Accepting Registrations for Annual Convention

CONTACT:    V. Robinson


Ohio PTA's 112th Annual Convention and Exhibition
Celebrating 25 Years of Gold Key Leadership Training!

COLUMBUS (Feb. 20, 2018) – Ohio PTA is accepting registrations for its 112th Annual Convention and Exhibition to be held April 20 – 22 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 175 Hutchinson Ave.

The event includes opportunities for PTA members and others to learn about a variety of topics including the nuts and bolts of running a PTA and how to advocate for children. Many gold key workshops available. Toastmasters will illustrate how to combat glossophobia. Exhibitors provide latest products and services for parents/families and unique fundraising options.

To register, go to The cost is $130 per person. One day registrations are available for $100. Registrations made by April 1 are buy one get one free.

A highlight of the Convention is recognition of Reflections winners from throughout the state. The Reflections program is designed to enhance art education programs and provides opportunities for students to express themselves and to receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts. PTA’s Helping Hands, Outstanding Educators, Oak Tree and School Nurse Award recipients will also be honored.

Founded in 1901, Ohio PTA is the oldest and largest volunteer organization in the State of Ohio focusing on the health, welfare, safety, and education of children and youth. A branch of the National PTA, it has nearly 60,000 members in over 440 units. The organization works to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Support for our Florida PTA Family

Please join National PTA as we send our deepest thoughts and prayers to the families impacted by the unspeakable tragedy this week in Florida.

At 7 p.m. ET on Monday, February 19, Florida PTA will be holding a statewide candlelight vigil to remember and honor the victims of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. We invite PTAs and PTA members across the country to join Florida PTA by holding their own vigils on Monday.

We also encourage you to join us in an online vigil by changing your profile pictures to an image of a candle. The goal is to honor and remember the victims of the shooting in solidarity.

Please find below more information about the vigil. Please help us spread the word and encourage participation by sharing this on social media.