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Middletown Schools’ Association (MSA)

A Connecticut PTA Council
311 Hunting Hill Avenue
Middletown, CT 06457

 

We want your ideas, please complete the

 survey on the future of the MSA.

  

We need your help to hear all parent voices and as we continue the work of a district PTA/O organization

These findings will help us further define the needs of individual schools as well as district and community issues.

Please answer the survey questions. We thank you for your input and support.

Next Event:

Monday, November 24, 6:30 pm - 8 pm

District PTA/O Organization, Middletown Schools Association (MSA)

Results of District Survey & Our Future Direction

light dinner and childcare provided 

at Moody School
300 Country Club Rd., Middletown

The objectives of the Middletown Schools’ Council, in common with those of the National PTA and the Connecticut PTA are the following:

a. to promote the welfare of children and youth in the home, school, and community;

b. to gather and disseminate information regarding education;

c. to secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth; and

d. to promote communication between members of the PTAs and other school organizations, teachers, the school administrators, and the Board of Education, and the interested public.

What is the MSA? The Middletown Schools Association is a "PTA Council" comprised of representatives from every PTA and PTO in the eleven schools of the Middletown Public School District, and represented as such as a voting member of the Connecticut PTA Board. Like the PTA/O’s, we are incorporated as a 501C(3) of the IRS Code as a nonprofit organization, chartered under the Connecticut PTA as a branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (the National PTA.)

What do we do? We inform and organize action on district wide issues that concern parents, teachers and citizens alike - issues like the school building renovations, technology, transportation, school nutrition, parent concerns, the education budget, student achievement, information about Board of Ed candidates, and classroom enrollment, for example. We also work to keep parents informed of what is happening in other Middletown schools and with the District and the Board of Education. We are an important voice in our children's education and help to lead and shape the future of our schools for the benefit of our children and our community.

Who can join? Membership consists of the president of each PTA or their delegates, but in general, anyone who is a member of Middletown's PTAs or PTOs is welcome to become involved in the MSA and its activities. Often, parents who have been involved in their PTA/Os after many years gravitate toward MSA involvement looking to make a broader impact, but fresh ideas and "new blood" is very welcome, as well.

Meetings usually take place the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 pm

 

 

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/pages/Middletown-Schools-Association/156636927743457

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: www.twitter.com/#!/MSACOUNCIL

MSA Officers:

President: Kristin Cahill, 860 770-9410, kritcahil@gmail.com

Vice president: Melinda Brainerd, 860 344-0196, melinda.brainerd@gmail.com

Secretary, Rebecca Deotte,  860 638-1463, plti@mpsct.org

Treasurer: Shivani Kekare, kekare@sbcglobal.net

 Reflections

The National PTA Reflections Program provides opportunities for students to express themselves and to receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts. It encourages students to explore their creativity around a different theme each year. Entries due in December

Students participate in the Reflections program by submitting entries to their school’s PTA/O in the fall. This program is being chaired by the Middletown Schools Association (MSA) and is open to Middletown students at our eleven public schools through their association with the MSA:

Grade Divisions:

Primary (PreK – 2nd Grade)
Intermediate (3rd – 5th Grade)
Middle/Junior (6th – 8th Grade)
Senior (9th – 12th Grade)

Categories: Photography, Dance, Choreography, Literature, Visual Arts, Film Production, Music Composition


Each category has its own set of rules. General and specific category rules (as well as entry forms) can be obtained from your school’s PTA/O representative or online at:

http://www.ptareflections.org/cs/rules_and_documents.


We look forward to celebrating your creativity!

 


Any links to non Middletown Public School District information are provided as a courtesy. They are not intended to constitute an endorsement of the linked materials by the Middletown Public Schools, the Superintendent of Schools, or Board of Education.

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION --The Middletown Board of Education is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, civil union, military or veteran status, national origin, sex, ancestry, sexual orientation,gender identity or expression, or past or present physical or mental disability in any of its education programs, activities, or employment policies.  All educational programs and offerings, including vocational education and extracurricular activities, subscribe to this policy.
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