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TEAM UP WITH ALDERWOOD PTA for TEACHER REVEAL DAY**

Join us for a walk-through PTA portal registration and GET YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER ASSIGNMENT EARLY!

Who: All Alderwood Elementary Families

Where: Alderwood Elementary School MPR 

When: Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 5pm-6:30 pm

What: Walk-Through Registration (must receive stamp from each station to receive Teacher Assignment) 

Stations:

1.   Update Student Data Conformation Process on IUSD Parent Portal

2.  Complete Alderwood PTA insurance waiver on Alderwood PTA Portal

3.  Find out the PERKS of Becoming a PTA Member

4.  Look at the 2018-2019 Alderwood PTA Spirit wear 

5.  Find out ways you can volunteer with Alderwood PTA 

6.  Browse through the Alderwood Yearbook

7.  Consider contributing to teacher/staff PTA memberships 

8.  Check Out Table 

Avoid the lines, register on line!

portal.alderwoodpta.com and my.iusd.org

**If you cannot attend the Team Up with PTA event, classroom assignments will be available on IUSD Parent Portal (https://my.iusd.org/) by the evening of the 22nd.  

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 PTA History

Our History

In 1897,Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst organized the first gathering of the National Congress of Mothers in Washington, D.C. Mobilizing at a time when women did not have the right to vote, the two nevertheless knew that mothers would respond to a mission meant to bolster child wellbeing. Nearly 2000 people, made up of mothers, fathers, teachers, labor leaders, and legislators, convened in Washington, D.C. on February 17, far exceeding the attendance that the two women expected. The National Congress of Mothers soon became the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, and began founding state affiliates across the country. President Theodore Roosevelt was the first Chairman of the Congress’ Advisory Committee and represented the group at both national and international functions.

Seeking to find a way to get African American parents more involved in their children’s education at a time when schools were segregated, Selena Sloan Butler formed the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers (NCCPT) in 1911. The NCCPT began in Atlanta, Georgia, and quickly spread across many other states, advocating for better conditions for African American students. When the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, called National PTA by this time, merged with the NCCPT in 1970, Butler was named an official founder of the association and is recognized alongside Alice Birney and Phoebe Hearst as such.

Our Legacy in Leadership

As we remember PTA’s history, it is important to recognize the association’s rich legacy of advocacy. The association was founded as a vehicle in which families could promote policies protecting the best interests of their children. Since its establishment, National PTA and its affiliates have, among other things, been instrumental in successfully getting policies such as child labor protection laws, mandatory kindergarten, and school lunch programs implemented, and have fought for protecting arts education, passing fair juvenile justice laws, and crafting safe school policies.