PTA Convention Time Again

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So many of you are interested in my post, "A Fork, and  A Guy in War Paint, and a Super' ," about the Indiana State PTA Convention, that i thought i would give a shout-out to their convention this weekend.

Below is one of the press releases i've received.  i should mention that the Vendor/Resource Area is open (Free, if i remember correctly)  to the public, and registrations are available for PTA and nonPTA members, 3-8pm Friday and  from 7am onward Saturday.  Workshop topics include bullying, grant writing, involving parents/membership andand even a special track with topics of interest to educators.
Indiana PTA Announces


May 1, 2013


(Indianapolis, IN) Indiana PTA will host their annual Reflections and Citizenship Celebration Luncheon as part of the 101st Annual Indiana PTA Convention, on Saturday, May 4th, 2013, at the Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st Street, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Over 150 outstanding pieces of student work will be on display for the community to view. Parents, students, and PTA members will also enjoy a celebration luncheon while the Indiana PTA presents participation medals and certificates to entrants.

The works, from children across the state, have been judged by their local PTAs, teachers, and principals for participation in the Reflections program. Each participant submitted their original creations in one of six categories including Literature, Musical Composition, Dance Choreography, Photography, Film and Video Production, and Visual Arts. Entries address this year's Reflections theme, "The Magic of a Moment."
In addition, essay submissions in the Indiana PTA Citizenship Essay Contest will be on display. Essays focus on the theme "How We Can Help People." 

Award winners in all categories can be found at the links below:

Winning entries will be on display in the Vendor/Resource Area before and after the luncheon.

Everyone is encouraged to come out and support our talented local artists. Debbie Fox, Indiana PTA  Reflections Coordinator, feels the celebration luncheon is very important, serving as a culmination of each student's hard work. "Our Indiana students possess incredible talent," Fox said. "I am looking forward to meeting and celebrating their achievements at our celebration luncheon." Winners of the state competition will be advanced to the 43rd Annual National PTA Reflections Program. Indiana PTA had two national award winners last year. 

 The Reflections Program was established in 1969 by National PTA board member Mary Lou Anderson. Since that time, more than 10 million students have participated in the program.

For more information on the Indiana PTA Convention or on the Indiana PTA Reflections and Citizenship Programs visit  or call Indiana PTA at  317-357-5881.

Contact Information:
Indiana PTA

The following people are available for interviews and questions:

Indiana PTA President:  Sharon Wise
317-753-3197 (Indianapolis area)
Indiana PTA Immediate Past President:  Tina Hartman
260-417-2733  (Fort Wayne area)
Indiana PTA Convention Chair and Past President:  Dee Jones
219-902-2159 (Hammond/Gary area)

Indiana PTA Resolutions Chair and Reflections Chair:  Debbie Fox
 574-220-1979 (South Bend/Mishawaka area)

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