Northwest Cook Region PTA offers the following trainings in September. All trainings will begin at 7 p.m. at Central Road Elementary School, 3800 Central Road in Rolling Meadows. Register online or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins are welcome but materials cannot be guaranteed.
September 10 – President’s Course
Now that you have stepped up to be President, learn what it takes to do the job well! This course will give you the information needed to manage your PTA and have a fun exciting time doing it.
September 16 – PTA Road to Success
This course explains the who, what and why of PTA. This course is for everyone! The bylaws require this for the entire board (chairmen and officers).
September 16 – Reflections
Learn more about the ins-and-outs of hosting and supporting the Reflections program, including rules, due dates, packaging, promotion, judging, best practices, success stories, program tips, and Q&A time.
September 17 – Communications: Tips and Tools for Your PTA
Email blasts, Facebook, newsletters, Twitter, Pinterest, websites – there are more ways than ever to share news of your PTA. We’ll explore a variety of resources including the new Communications quick reference guide from National PTA. This workshop is for presidents, newsletter editors, corresponding secretaries, publicity chairs, and everyone else whose role involves PTA communication.
September 17 – Money Matters 101
This course will take you through everything you will be responsible for as a PTA treasurer including how to prepare a budget, conducting an audit, fundraising, managing money and bank accounts, treasurer’s financial reports, accountability to members and the government, and how to protect your 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. It is suggested that all PTA treasurers and presidents take this course, but it would be beneficial to any PTA officer.
September 24 – Council Course
This course explains what a council is, how it connects multiple PTAs together and enhances our voice for children, what councils can do for PTAs and its role within the PTA structure. This course should be attended by Presidents and Council Board members or anyone who wants to learn more about PTA.
September 25 – Money Matters 201
This course will take you more in depth into some of the legal issues you may encounter as a 501(c)(3) association. It is suggested that all PTA treasurers take this course, but it contains many legal issues, which other PTA officers should be aware of.