District 12 Conference Message

Hello all in District 12!

I would like to take a moment to thank everyone for stepping up to serve our parents and schools through your leadership. Your District board is committed to bringing each of you the tools needed to do the job and create the environment that PTA used to represent. We are dedicated to ensuring that every family has all the resources available to help their child to be successful.  

Please encourage at least one person from each local unit to attend.  Even a non-board member may attend to bring back these valuable resources. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE HAS THEIR MEMBERSHIP CARDS! This can be a printed copy or on their phone.  All Local Units – Please bring a current officers list 

We will have a guest speaker there to address and provide resources regarding the epidemic that is sweeping our schools, specifically our middle and high schools, in the form of vaping. It was recently reported that a student sent a message on Instagram stating, “They have a lot of nerve putting toilets in our smoking rooms”  This is not just a District problem but a nationwide problem. 

We will also have state members there to train on Reflections and MemberHub/Membership. 

We know that there are many events taking place this weekend but we urge you to attend in the morning to guarantee that all of our schools have access to the same resources  

It is necessary to RSVP by Thursday evening at the latest to allow us to provide lunch for all that attend! 

Principals, please encourage attendance at this event and by all means, please feel free to attend yourself!  

We look forward to serving District 12 for the upcoming term and are open to all suggestions as to how we can best serve your schools and communities. 

Respectfully. 

Marina Staples 

District 12 Director 

Area1 Middle Schools “Twinning”

Area1 Middle Schools “Twinning”

You are invited to join us in a round table discussion with all of the Area 1 Middle School PTA leaders about successes, challenges and resources of an effective PTA.

When:        Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 6pm to 7:30pm

Where:       Lilburn Middle School    4994 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047

Who:          Open to ALL Area 1 Middle School PTA Leaders, Principals and/or your designee

What:        Discussion with Area 1 Middle School PTSA Units. We will “twin up”                               and support each other.

Dinner will be served. Please RSVP your attendance on/before September 16, 2019 to secretary@area1gwinnettpta.org

Area 1 High Schools “Twinning”

Area 1 High Schools “Twinning”

You are invited to join us in a round table discussion with all of the Area 1 High School PTA leaders about successes, challenges and resources of an effective PTA.

When:         Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 6pm to 7:30pm

Where:       Parkview High School    998 Cole Drive,SW Lilburn, GA 30047

Who:          Open to ALL Area 1 High School PTA Leaders, Principals and/or your designee

What:        Discussion with Area 1 High School PTSA Units. We will “twin up”                               and support each other.

Dinner will be served. Please RSVP your attendance on/before September 20, 2019 to secretary@area1gwinnettpta.org

MemberHub Update

July 2019

Greetings Local PTA/PTSA Units (Gwinnett County Schools):

Some of you may know already know, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) asked us to put a hold on using MemberHub until they were able to ensure it was secure. We are ok to move forward with the Memberhub platform. This year will be our transition year. State, District, Council and local units will be using MemberHub for PTA membership. This platform will streamline our work.

You may use MemberHub (WePay), MyPaymentsPlus or any electronic payment system that you chose to collect your dues.

If you have not already established your MemberHub, please do so as soon as possible. It is quick and easy. If you do not have login information or are having trouble logging into MemberHub, please contact Georgia PTA @ 404 659-0214.

The only information that should be entered into MemberHub is:

 Adults – First and Last name    – Email address or Phone Number

Student – First and Last name only

New PTA Members Providing Email Address: They will receive their membership card electronically to their email address.

New PTA Members Providing Phone Number: the PTA will need to arrange for the pick up or delivery of the members card from your local unit.

We are authorized to use this platform, as well as MyPaymentsPlus, by Georgia PTA and Gwinnett County Public Schools. The Principals have all been advised that this is the way PTA will operate. Support and training is readily available to assist. If you need training, it will be provided. Until your Council has assigned a MemberHub Chair, please feel free to contact:

Essie Davison, District Secretary/Treasurer @ edavison@georgiapta.org (770) 757-6714

 The District and Councils will be offering training at their upcoming School of Information meetings. Please make certain that all officer information has been entered into MemberHub to ensure everyone receive PTA communications on future trainings/meetings. Ensure you have a PTA representative attend the important Memberhub training.

Follow the steps below to enter your officers list:

Login

  1. Go to Admin Console
  2. If no officer list – Click on PTA/PTSA tab
  3. Scroll to bottom of Officer list – click Blue Add Officer button
  4. Enter Officer information – make sure 2019-20 term is selected
  5. Click Add Officer

We are excited that this will make the bookkeeping part of our jobs so much easier and we can focus on the work of PTA!

We look forward to meeting and working with everyone!

Marina Staples

District 12 Director 2019-21