Texas PTA Achievement Award

The Hays PTA has been recognized by the Texas PTA for the Early Bird Achievement Award.  This award goes out to school’s that report 100% of last year’s membership by the due date.  Congratulations to our wonderful parents, teachers and students for joining us in our mission to support our school.  And congratulations to our Vice President of membership Kali Bailey for dedication to our board this year.  See the letter from Texas PTA president below.

Your PTA is one of 577 that earned Texas PTA’s Early Bird Achievement Membership Award. By recruiting 100% of last year’s total membership, you are well on your way to having one voice for every child on your campus.  What’s amazing about this accomplishment is that it’s just the second month of the school year.
As a state, Texas PTA again had amazing membership growth in the month of September. Together, our PTAs have submitted rosters and dues for over 285,000 members.  And as a result of such a great start, we are poised to achieve our goal of 600,000 members by the end of this year.  What you have achieved thus far is impressive and demonstrates all of your hard work, efforts, and enthusiasm, and I thank you for that.  Because of our astounding success, we all need to make a commitment to capitalize on the momentum.  When families and members of the community join their Local PTA, they are simultaneously committing to engagement in the schools, empowering themselves as parents and caring adults, and pledging to be an advocate for the children and youth who call Texas home.  The 85th Texas Legislative Session begins January 2017.  Every member counts when we work to make every child’s potential a reality at the capitol. School funding will once again be in jeopardy and our job is to send a powerful message to our elected officials.
The Fall Membership Increase Award and many more awards are well within your reach. The next award deadline is October 31st. A PTA must submit membership rosters and dues for MORE than 100% of the previous year. I am confident that you won’t stop until you have one member to represent every child on your campus. Visit http://www.txpta.org/my-pta/awards/ to learn about every award opportunity and their corresponding deadlines.
Your Early Bird award emblem is a badge of honor we encourage you to showcase! Share it in your PTA emails, on your social media channels, and your PTA’s website. Notify your school district of the distinguished honor and keep in contact with them throughout the year.
Wishing you continued success,
Lisa Holbrook
Texas PTA President