Movie Night

DRE’s First Annual “Members Only” Movie Night

September 13th 2013

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Join us at 7:45pm as we watch a movie under

 the stars in our back field.

Please bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on,

chairs will not be provided.

This is a PTA members (and their household) only event! All members were given a ticket to the event when they signed up for their membership at Open House. Members may bring additional guests with a cost of only $1.50 per person! If you do not have a membership, but would still like to come, PTA memberships will be available to purchase this evening! Refreshments will also be available to purchase.

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Get ready for a Super night!

Thank you!

We just wanted to take a moment to thank all of the families that came to Open House last night. It was a great (although way to HOT) experience for all of us. We LOVE meeting new families, and saying hello and welcome to back to our returning members! We left last night with 75 new members, not counting our teachers. Those members who joined last night received a $10 gift certificate to the book fair, and got their ticket to our first annual Members Only Movie Night! We are off to a great start, but we are looking forward to having even more PTA members join our ranks to help us educate and advocate for all children!
Check back here in the next week for more info that will help us all get off to a great start! (:

Open House

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Open House will be on August 28th. The Kindergarten portion will be from 5-6pm and 1st-5th will be from 6-7:30pm. Please take a moment and stop by the PTA table to sign up for your membership! We will be doing a drawing that night for two separate DRE themed totes, and every person who signs up at Open House will receive a gift certificate to the Fall Book Fair worth $10!

Under Construction

Our Webpage will be going through some updates over the Summer. If you have any questions please contact one of us from the PTA Executive Board. You can find our e-mails in the right column.
We hope you all have a fabulous break, and we will see you in the Fall!

❤ The DRE PTA

A Message from the MI PTA President

Hello Child Advocates,

We have been sending you emails over the past few weeks asking you to contact your Representative, Senator and the Governor expressing your support of the Common Core State Standards. As we stated to you previously, a provision was placed in the 2013 – 2014 budget that did not allow any funds to be spent on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The 2013 – 2014 budget was approved by the joint Senate-House Conference Committee and is awaiting final adoption by both the House and the Senate. This is simply not acceptable.

Not only does this mean that school districts across this state that have been working on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards would have done so in vain, it also means that Michigan will lose its No Child Left Behind (NCLB) flexibility waiver and NO school in Michigan will meet the AYP requirements under NCLB.

The children of Michigan need your voice right now more than ever. We need you to call your Representative and Senator and urge them to Vote No on the 2013 – 2014 budget. We also need you to call the Governor and urge him to veto the 2013 – 2014 budget. We cannot allow the game of politics to be played with our children anymore. We cannot continue to state that the children are the future, when we are destroying their future today.

Please call your Representative, your Senator and the Governor today.

Yours in Advocacy,

Shaton Berry, President
Teresa Marhofer, President Elect
To give our voice the greatest impact, please go to our Facebook page and Share this message to all your Facebook friends.

You’re Invited to Join Technology in Education Discussion

MPTSA

May 15, 2013

Michigan PTA Members,

At yesterday’s State Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Flanagan shared information on his Education Technology Work Group and the Facebook page that allows you to follow and participate in the discussion.  Additional information is outlined in the press release below.

One of the first steps of the Work Group is to gather information via a survey.  I encourage you to participate by taking the survey yourself and encouraging your members and school community to do so.  The survey can be accessed on the Work Group Facebook page or from the  link at the end of press release, which does not require use of Facebook.

The Michigan Department of Education is very interested in obtaining broad feedback.  You can just respond to the survey or like the Facebook page, follow along and weigh in on discussions.
PTA members are some of the strongest advocates for public education and t his is a great opportunity for you participate in a public dialogue that is designed to inform education policy.
Sandra York
Executive Director

 PRESS RELEASE

Flanagan To Lead the Discussion on Technology in Education with a Public Facebook Webpage

May 14, 2013

LANSING – State Superintendent Mike Flanagan opened his Education Technology Work Group to the public today.

Flanagan was invited by Governor Rick Snyder to lead a transparent and inclusive discussion to integrate technology into Michigan’s system of education for today and into the future.

The Michigan Department of Education has developed a new Facebook page for this discussion: www.facebook.com/EdTechWG.

By “Liking” this Facebook page, the public will be able to follow and participate in the Work Group discussion.

This Work Group is transparent to the extent that it’s going “out to the world” to see what is going on out there technology-wise, according to Flanagan.

“I didn’t want to limit the Work Group to just the usual stakeholders,” Flanagan said. “You don’t have to be an educator to be involved. We want to hear from educators, but we also want to hear from the general public – from parents and students, and also employers; early childhood providers; college instructors; those in the foundation community; education advocates and reformers; and technology experts.”

This will be an evolving discussion that begins with a simple survey that individuals can access from the Facebook page.  It will help lead a public dialogue on effective and innovative ways to integrate technology to improve learning and outcomes for Michigan students.

Flanagan said that this online public Work Group is groundbreaking in helping discuss and inform education policy and encourages everyone to feel free to speak up and weigh in on the postings to the Facebook page.

The online survey will help Flanagan better understand what is being done now with education technology and what is seen as needs for the future.

Watch Superintendent Flanagan’s video here: http://youtu.be/B2_j6JEuuGQ

To access the EdTechWG survey, go here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QJK77PM

People also can follow the Work Group on Twitter – https://twitter.com/EdTechWG

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Michigan Parent Teacher Association
1390 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
Phone: 734-975-9500 – Fax: 
734-677-2407
Web site: 
www.michiganpta.org