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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Excitement is in the air. Anticipation is all around. Hope is in abundance. The fragrance of a fresh new beginning whirls around us. It’s a new term and I’d like to say “welcome” to all of the new PTA leaders and “welcome back” to those returning. I’ve certainly hit the ground running as your new Texas PTA President. Prior to school beginning, I had the privilege to conduct a leadership development training for a wonderful group of teachers at Indian Springs Elementary in Comal ISD. The excitement and energy from the teachers filled the room as they began to plan for the upcoming year. It was a great reminder of how the partnership between the PTA and school can work together to ensure that our children receive all that they deserve to be successful. “In this complex world, it takes more than a good school to educate children. And it takes more than a good home. It takes these two major educational institutions working together.” - Dorothy Rich, author of MegaSkills As we ease into back-to-school activities and start planning all of the PTA activities for the year, let’s remember that the 86th Legislative Session is just around the corner. This upcoming session is certain to

bring light to issues including school safety, bullying, and a continued effort to provide adequate funding for public education. As advocacy is one of our founding principles, it is important that we begin educating ourselves and our community on the issues affecting the livelihood of our children, that are likely to be addressed this upcoming legislative session. If you have not already signed up for our Action Alerts on Voter Voice (https:// www.txpta.org/take-action), please do so today. You will begin receiving Texas PTA’s very informative advocacy newsletter, Under the Dome, to begin your education on the issues for this upcoming legislative session. Texas PTA is also working on some new programming to engage families in your PTA community, and leadership development opportunities to assist in your own leadership growth. Be sure to stay in the loop by connecting with Texas PTA on social media. If you are a friend of mine on Facebook, then you know that I have an affinity for positive and encouraging quotes. I leave you with one of my favorites … “History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.” - Nelson Mandela

Sheri Doss President

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